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Can-Am Releases 2015 Line Up

There is big news from Can-Am and BRP today. They aren’t just releasing one new machine or a couple of new features. The Can-Am and BRP 2015 Line Up includes multiple all-new models, a new Rotax engine, numerous model enhancements … Continue reading

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  • Mitchell 308 Combo, Jun 23, 2015

    The new Mitchell 308 spinning reel pays homage to the classic Mitchell reels of the past, while having modern features and smooth, durable action.

    I have always had an affinity for Mitchell reels. It goes back to when I was a youngster just learning how to fish. My grandmother used to let me use an old, red fiberglass fishing pole with an original 1950s-era Mitchell 300 spinning reel. I have lots of good memories associated with that reel and fishing with my grandparents. I bought my first Mitchell reels when I went to Alaska shortly after graduating from high school. My uncle has a house on the Kenai River with a great spot for sockeye salmon right out front. When I asked him what I’d need to bring, he said that he had enough rods...

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  • Fenwick Elite Tech Bass Casting Rod, Jun 03, 2015

    The Fenwick has the sensitivity of a lighter rod, with the backbone of a heavier one, making it nearly perfect.

    Growing up, I was crazy about catching bass. Right up until I went off to college, I’d be out fishing every chance I got. As the years went on, I drifted away from bass angling. I mean, if I caught one when I was fishing for something else, it was cool, but I just wasn’t excited about it. Then a few years ago, I caught the bug again. My friends got me back to targeting bass, but the real driving force is my son. He gets more excited than I ever did when he catches a bass of any size. His enthusiasm got me gearing up for bass and I have to admit, I’m really enjoying fishing for bucket...

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  • Michigan Introduces Year-round Catch and Immediate Release Bass Season, Apr 14, 2015

    Bass anglers can now target bass year-round in Michigan with new catch and immediate release regulations that protect the spawning season, but allow angling opportunities. Image by Derrek Sigler.

    Michigan ranks as one of the top bass fisheries in North America. Coming on the heels of other recent changes to the state's fishing regulations, a catch and immediate release (CIR) season for bass has been established across the state year-round in waters open to fishing. There are two types of catch and release. CIR is defined as removing the fish from the water only long enough to safely remove the hook. The fish must be returned to the water immediately without undo harm. Catch and delayed release (CDR) is a common term among tournament anglers, as the fish are caught, kept alive out...

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  • 5 Ways to Prep for Michigan Bass Season, Apr 07, 2015

    Spring means the arrival of Michigan bass season. Keep these five things in mind as you plan your attack for spring bass.

    Michigan anglers look forward to the opening days of the season much like deer hunters do. The opening weekend of largemouth and smallmouth bass season brings a lot of people to the water hoping to tie into a bucket mouth or bronzeback. With an early catch-and-release season, anglers now have more opportunities to put fish in the boat. 1. Know your seasons For 2015, there are some important dates to keep in mind for bass fishing in Michigan. A catch and immediate release season is open on Lower Peninsula waters from April 25 through May 22. For Upper Peninsula anglers, those dates are May...

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  • New ATVs and UTVs from SHOT Show 2015, Jan 29, 2015

    Yamaha’s new Wolverine R-Spec is aimed right at the adventurous recreational rider looking to explore any terrain. Image courtesy Yamaha.

    For those of us geeks in the hunting and shooting sports media, the annual SHOT Show in Las Vegas is a little like Christmas. We get to see all the cool new guns and gear being unveiled for the year and get some hands-on time drooling over stuff. For those of us that dig power sports stuff, there’s usually quite a bit to wet our appetites too, and 2015 did not disappoint. Yamaha’s new Wolverine R-Spec Yamaha used SHOT to unveil their all-new 2016 Wolverine UTV. Not a revamped Viking (or even a refined...

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