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Fish for the hungry fish

When anglers go fishing, they want to catch a fish. In fact, most anglers want to catch lots of fish. While you’re probably not going to always catch lots of fish, there are some things that people who fish can do to increase their odds of getting bit. Finding the biters is a big part of ...

What do you think about love and marriage?

Love and marriage have changed in my time on earth. Rules have blurred since I was a teenager. Upon my first marriage I was only 21 years old. God gave me 43 years with Cindy, the bride of my youth. After her passing, He blessed me again and now Julie and I have been married nearly seven ...

Serendipity; I love it when it happens

Serendipity. It’s such a fun word to say but you don’t hear it used often. Serendipity not only sounds good; it is good. Merriam-Webster’s official definition of the word is “the faculty or phenomenon of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for; also: an instance of ...

Be impatient for fishing success

I’ve heard anglers described in many ways. Some will say that to be a successful angler you need to have certain attributes. You need to be imaginative. Or determined. Some will say that you need to “think like a fish”. That wouldn’t be so good. Fish don’t think, they respond. And ...

Catch more fish by trolling this summer

Across the Midwest, most fish have set up their summer homes. They’ve completed the spawning ritual and now those fish are hungry. If you put a bait near a fish, it will probably bite that bait. The key is to show your bait to as many fish as possible and trolling is a good way to do that. ...

Frequently asked fishing questions

Since the 1980’s, I’ve done lots of fishing seminars at sport shows and for outdoor clubs and fishing tackle retailers. It’s been way over a year since I did my last fishing seminar. Gatherings like those got shut down in early 2020 and haven’t really started up again yet. I ...