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Extolling the joys of topwater fishing

The plug sat still on the water, with just a few ripples circling out from where it had landed. I popped the rod tip down, and the plug shot a spray of water forward, its cupped nose making a loud, distinctive gurgle.

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Overlooking mono is a mistake

Monofilament line has several beneficial characteristics, making it a great option to use in certain situations. Here are just a few.

Gord Ellis with a big brookie caught fly fishing in a downpour G Ellis photo
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Prepare for rainy day fishing

For nearly as long as I can recall, people have been saying fishing is better in the rain. After many decades of being caught out in the wet stuff for all manner of species, I tend to agree. Something about the disturbed surface of the water, and the change in barometric pressure, can be a trigger.

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Props to the topwater lure

Imagine a topwater lure that skims across the surface, churning water, gurgling, and splashing during the retrieve. On the pause, it floats, doing a deadly imitation of game fish forage, tempting even the most finicky fish.

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6 Bass tips from tournament pros

Learn tips from the pros to elevate your bass fishing game.

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Muskie tackle must-haves

Tackle muskie with gear advice from OOD’s Ben Beattie who shares his favourites for landing the big one.