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It’s the Year For Big Michigan King Salmon and Here’s How to Catch Them

Troy Thomas

Every fall, Lake Michigan king salmon flood the rivers and streams of connecting bodies of water for their annual fall run. A few years ago, it was one of the worst runs in history. However, after a few warmer winters, an abundance of baitfish have created a perfect storm of fishing.

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A Guide to Butchering Your Own Whitetail Deer This Season

Troy Thomas

Why be your own butcher? Because the venison will taste so much sweeter. Professional butchers need to profit from their efforts, and that’s fine. But since time is money, most of them can’t afford to put the time and care into the job that you can to get the absolute best-tasting meat

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The Perfect Family Vacation for Any Outdoorsman

Troy Thomas

Round up the family, pack the bags we're are going to Estes Park, Colorado.

If you are reading this article, it’s likely because the title caught your attention. If it did, there’s a great chance you’re just like me—you love the outdoors. Hunting, fishing, camping and adventures all get you excited. If so, I have the perfect vacation for you!

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Get Ready for Falls Best Trout and Salmon Fishing

Troy Thomas

Fly Fishing the Yellow Conehead Woolly Bugger whistles by my ear and plunks in the river on the far side of a white plume. At the end of the swing, it glides into the slack water around my feet. A crimson blur flashes toward it—a brook trout trying to chase an intruder from the eddy.

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Crayfish - The Key to Locating Bass, Walleye or Pike

Troy Thomas

A great way to locate fish in midsummer is to find crayfish. Just about every kind of fish likes to chew on crayfish, especially young crayfish before they get too big and their outside skeleton gets too hard. Bass, walleye, pike and even big panfish like to munch down crayfish.

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Softbaits For Fishing Big Muskie And Pike

Troy Thomas

When scissorheads go one-on-one against most anything else, they win. Pike meets perch? Win. Put pike and muskies up against other everyday stuff—mono line, fingers, boat seats, landing nets, and pretty much any traditional softbait in your box—and the result is as predictable as scissors on paper.

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Shallow Cranking Kayak Fishing

Troy Thomas

It’s downright scary how shallow anglers can catch bass out of a kayak. Truth is as long as a bass has water over its back they could be up in little or no water. For kayak anglers in hot pursue of shallow bass nothing is better than a crankbait. Wesley Strader has mastered shallow cranking kayak fishing and the following are some of his favorite tips to catch bass in skinny water.

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Best Odds of Catching A Muskie

Troy Thomas

Muskie fishing windows of opportunity open and shut all the time. Major windows relate to seasonal patterns. Each Calendar Period and water temperature range corresponds to general locational and behavioral patterns. Phases of each lunar cycle affect muskie behavior. Each day, moonrise, moon overhead, moonset, and moon-under-foot times can spur a bite.

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When Fly Fishing in Saltwater, if Your Fly Isn’t Moving, You’re not Fishing

Troy Thomas

For a fish to see your fly as food, it must have the right action, but there are factors at work that the angler may not perceive. Have you ever wondered why many saltwater fly lines are so brightly colored? It’s not a fashion statement, it’s a tool and often the key to catching fish.

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