Finding Bass During a Mixed Spawn Season

 

Finding Bass During a Mixed Spawn Season

Yamaha Pro Mark Davis Offers Two Solutions For Catching Bass This Spring

Warmer-than-normal winter temperatures have shuffled bass spawning schedules on many lakes throughout the country this spring, but Mark Davis has seen it before, and the veteran Yamaha Pro knows just how to approach the problem.

“With the milder winter, bass began spawning much earlier than usual this year so when a fisherman heads to a lake this month, he’s probably going to find some bass in post-spawn, others on spawning beds, and even a few still in the pre-spawn stage,” notes Davis, a three-time B.A.S.S.® Angler of the Year and winner of the 1993 Bassmaster Classic.® “The fish are doing a lot of different things, but not a lot of them are doing the same thing.

“It’s a real curve ball, because some bass may be in water only a foot deep while others can be in water 20 feet deep, and the rest of them are somewhere in between.”

The first solution Davis offers for catching some of these fish is for an angler to simply begin fishing the way he wants to fish, using the lures and techniques in which he has the most confidence. 

He should decide which type of spawning fish he wants to catch, choose an area of the lake where that is likely to be happening, and then concentrate entirely on those fish. For example, if he prefers to go after post-spawn bass, Davis suggests looking for slightly deeper water in the 15 to 20-foot range and fishing a deep diving crankbait, a football head jig, or a Carolina rig and staying in that area of a lake.

“If you decide on this approach, you really need to forget about any shallow water bass,” emphasizes the Yamaha Pro, “because if you don’t commit totally to what you’re doing, you’ll never fish as effectively as you need to. Just remember, you’re probably not going to find a lot of bass because they’re so scattered.”

Davis describes his second, completely opposite solution as “junk fishing,” in which a fisherman does work both shallow and deep water. If he sees a potential shallow water target, he can cast to it, then turn and make his next cast toward standing timber in deeper water. He might follow with a third cast ahead of the boat to still another spot. Junk fishing usually involves a lot of running to different places, and it frequently means fishing entirely new water each day. This spring, it’s been a technique used by many of the tournament pros in both Bassmaster® and FLW® events.

“This is how I fished the recent Bassmaster® Elite tournament at Toledo Bend,” Davis admits. “I started the tournament in deep water looking for post-spawn bass, and I caught 24 keepers the first day, but all of them were small fish, and I only weighed in about 12 pounds. You can’t even place in a Toledo Bend event with weights like that, so I changed completely. The rest of the tournament I junk-fished water down to about 10 feet, working shallow for spawning and pre-spawn bass, and I eventually finished 36th overall.

“It wasn’t the way I wanted to fish, but on Toledo Bend, there is a huge bass population, so I actually moved up in the standings each day. On lakes that don’t have a large population of fish, a spring like the one we’re having now can really make fishing difficult.”

Another part of the problem, adds Davis, is the increased fishing pressure bass are receiving now, which also makes them more difficult to catch. Because fish are seeing more lures than ever before, and many are being caught and released multiple times, anglers need to remember to keep trying different lures and retrieves until some combination starts bringing strikes. 

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U.S. Department of Ag Comes to Billings; Ranchers Say ‘NO’ to Mandatory Animal ID

 

U.S. Department of Ag Comes to Billings; Ranchers Say ‘NO’ to Mandatory Animal ID

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) came to Billings today to get feedback from ranchers on the 2013 Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) program. Many ranchers from across the region said there is no need for expanding identification for feeder cattle.

“This should be a question of disease prevention and preparation, not a question of identification” said Gilles Stockton, a

Gilles Stockton​

spokesperson for Northern Plains Resource Council and a rancher near Grass Range who’s experienced mandatory ID for his sheep. Northern Plains is a Montana-based conservation and family agriculture group. “If we see a serious disease come to our herds, such as foot and mouth disease, our current systems are not prepared. But expanding ID to feeder cattle isn’t going to change that. What we really need to focus on is preventing disease from getting into our herds, and preparing our nation to respond.

“However, the USDA is currently on the table for extreme budget cuts from this administration. If we are serious about protecting the American cattle herd, we need to fund this work and support APHIS to do its critical job.”

The Billings hearing was one of nine nationwide. The USDA will release findings from the hearings in a report in the fall.

How to Build and Fish a Crappie Condo

 

How to Build and Fish a Crappie Condo

When warm weather hits, the crappie start biting. Depending on the region, after the spawn around April or May till the first cold front rolls through in the Fall, these tasty panfish are easy to find, usually congregating around brush piles that house the plankton and baitfish that make up the food chain. Although, anglers can spend a long time with their DownScan sonar looking for the ideal spot, many anglers are making their own brush piles, so they know exactly where to look.

In reality, anything will work as a brush pile – in many areas, anglers bundle together Christmas trees and weigh them down. The key to placement is depth. When the temperature climbs, crappie will move into deeper water. The ideal depth range is between 10 and 30 feet. Even government agencies like Fish and Wildlife, the Army Corps of Engineers and The National Park Service are involved in placing brush piles to offer the fish a comfortable and safe habitat — though they want to keep them in water deep enough so that they don’t become hazards to navigation. The problem with using trees and brush is that they eventually break down and have to be replaced after a few years. Additionally, hooks can snag on the limbs making it a challenge to fish.

Barry Stokes from FOX Sports Outdoors has found a great way to create manmade brush piles that won’t snag hooks and will last forever. Made with PVC pipe, recycled tubing, concrete and a bucket, Stokes’ crappie condos are just about guaranteed to catch fish when you know how to work them right. Typically, he places six to twelve in a clump five feet apart, and within a week the crappie will be in residence. The longer they sit in the water, the more algae grow, and the more life surrounds them.

When placing a brush pile, marking the location on a chart is vital to help find them once again. On 2D sonar, a brush pile will just appear to be a blob, but with the latest Lowrance DownScan sonar technology, the brush pile not only comes to life, but even the fish hiding in the tangle of PVC pipes become apparent.

According to Stokes, the best way to work the brush pile is to have an HDI transducer on your trolling motor. You want to be directly over of the brush pile with the transducer right under you. Using a vertical presentation, you lower down a jig. Stokes recommends 3/16 ounce as the heaviest weight with six- or eight-pound test line. You’ll have to experiment with depth, but once you get a bite, you can just keep dropping the jig to catch more fish. After a few catches, however, the crappie will get anxious and back off. If you are in a spot with a few brush piles grouped together, you can troll over to the next one and work them in sequence. By the time you get back to the first one, the spooked fish will have returned. If you have only a limited number of brush piles to work, you can also just back away with your trolling motor and cast from a distance. Using a lighter weight in the 1/8-to-1/24 ounce range when casting from a distance is preferred. This technique will draw out the fish that have been hiding.

To see how Barry built his crappie condos, watch the video here: http://foxsportsoutdoors.com/videos-main-page/search/condos/

Catch all the of the action from Barry Stokes and the team at FOX Sports Outdoors on FOX Sports Southwest, FOX Sports Southeast, Waypoint TV and on FOXSportsoutdoors.com.

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Yamaha Pro Brandon Palaniuk Wins Toyota® Bassmaster® Texas Fest on Sam Rayburn

 

Yamaha Pro Brandon Palaniuk Wins Toyota® Bassmaster® Texas Fest on Sam Rayburn
THIRD ELITE VICTORY FOR THE 29-YEAR-OLD IDAHO PRO KNOWN AS “THE PRODIGY.”

Yamaha Pro Brandon Palaniuk finished Sunday’s Toyota®Bassmaster® Elite Texas Fest with a catch of 21 pounds, 12 ounces to capture the win on Sam Rayburn Reservoir with a four-day total of 93 pounds, 12 ounces.  It was the third Elite victory for the 29-year-old Idaho pro known as “the prodigy.”

Palaniuk started Wednesday’s opening round with his biggest fish of the tournament — a largemouth that weighed 8-4.  He caught the bass in deeper water than what was being fished by most of the field. That gave him the confidence to stay away from the shallower areas that were holding large numbers of bass, but not necessarily the size it would take to win

I was torn between deep and shallow,” he said. “There were so many fish shallow, and you could get so many bites, but I just wasn’t getting the big fish that I needed. I just kept telling myself the big fish were out deep, and if I could stick it out and get five to 10 bites a day, I could have a chance to win.”

Palaniuk spent a lot of time idling around looking for the usual summer post spawn hot spots, like the tips of points, humps, and ledges. While moving from spot to spot on straight banks, he found several brush piles with incredible numbers of crappie and one or two bigger dots that he believed were bass –  and he was right.

“I knew that if I was hooking 8- or 9-pounders in brush piles on a lighter line, there was a chance I was going to lose some,” he said. “Those fish are so strong, and that stuff is so thick. And it wasn’t like I was fishing the outsides of it. I was throwing directly into it and trying to get it to drop directly down into the center where the fish were.”

On the final day, he had all of the kinks worked out and was ready to catch the winning bag.

“On Sunday, I had the least amount of big bites I’ve had all week,” he said. “But I executed 100 percent — and that was the difference maker.”

Palaniuk’s win earned him the $100,000 first-place prize and automatic entry into the 2018 GEICO® Bassmaster Classic® presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods® on South Carolina’s Lake Hartwell.

Yamaha Marine products are marketed throughout the United States and around the world. Yamaha Marine Group, based in Kennesaw, Ga., supports its 2,000 U.S. dealers and boat builders with marketing, training, and parts for Yamaha’s full line of products and strives to be the industry leader in reliability, technology, and customer service. Yamaha Marine is the only outboard brand to have earned NMMA®’s C.S.I. Customer Satisfaction Index award every year since its inception. Visit www.yamahaoutboards.com.

This document contains many of Yamaha’s valuable trademarks. It may also contain trademarks belonging to other companies. Any references to other companies or their products are for identification purposes only and are not intended to be an endorsement.

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The Right Guide to Hunt the “Pacific Ghost”

 

The Right Guide to Hunt the “Pacific Ghost”

 

It is the dream and want of many hunters to successfully take hold of a Blacktail deer that roams the range extending between central California all the way to Alaska. These secretive deer that are referred to almost reverently as the “Pacific Ghost,” can spend their entire lives moving virtually unseen through the thick overgrowth and almost jungle-type collection of brush, timber and thorns that make up the Pacific Coast rain forests. When it comes to taking down a trophy-class Blacktail, you not only require skill, patience and hard work, but it is imperative that you book your hunt with a guide that knows everything there is to know about the Blacktail, as well as its natural surroundings. Only then can that “ghost” turn into a reality.

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The thrill of the Blacktail hunt is alive and well, but within the rugged, less-congested state of Washington hunting the “Pacific Ghost” is not only thrilling – it is a true passion. For those who are looking to book that perfect hunt, it is Shelby’s Trophy Guide Service that will have your adrenaline pumping – thrilled for the hunt before you even get off the plane.

 

Shelby’s Trophy Guide Service has a background that cannot be beat. A true family enterprise, owner Ed Shelby has been shooting with his father since he was five years of age, bringing down his first buck at 12. Father, Boyd Shelby, has a lifetime of experience and (along with his son) has several animals in the Pope & Young Record Book.

 

For those who truly live for Blacktail hunting, it is highly important to note that for over 25 years Shelby’s hunts have been 97% successful. Although offering hunts that range from black bear to elk, Shelby’s Trophy Guide Service specializes in trophy Blacktail located in the western Washington area. They are also known to provide in-depth data and techniques in tracking, rattling and stalking that you, your company, family, or friends can take with you from the hunt and use over and over again for a lifetime of successful hunting.

 

Experienced teachers, Ed Shelby and his crew own the skills, the wisdom and the love for hunting and the Great Outdoors that is absolutely necessary when wishing to achieve a completely prosperous hunt. Shelby’s takes their mission seriously: They will try and help you bag that trophy animal of your dreams no matter what! And as far as techniques are concerned, you can book a bow or rifle hunt with Shelby’s and get an exciting and rewarding experience in return.

 

There are many Hunting Packages available. When it comes to the Blacktail Deer Hunt – Early Archery Packages and Late Archery Packages; as well as General Deer Season – Modern Firearm: 3 Day Hunts run $2,000.00/5 Day Hunts run $2,500.00, with additional days at $500.00 each. (It’s important to note that special doe hunts/late archery only, one day is guaranteed at $500.00/no kill, no pay.)

 

Some of the hunting requirements include (but are not limited to): no smoking on the hunt; bow hunters may be required to demonstrate target accuracy; and a 50% non-refundable booking fee deposit is required at the time you book your reservation. Local scouting trips are available before you hunt ($200.00 per day), and a trophy fee of $500.00 for all Blacktail deer, 4 point or bigger, including eye guards.

 

And if you happen to be from out-of-state, Shelby’s will guide you through the process of purchasing your license once you arrive. This is to ensure you will have the correct type of license which you can find further information on at: https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov

 

Not to mention, the minute you start researching that perfect Blacktail Hunt at Shelby’s Trophy Guide Service site, you will also be able to read through all the local lodging links in order to make sure you get the best and most memorable hunt you can imagine. So get to it…your “Pacific Ghost” is waiting!

 

For more information, head to: http://www.blacktailguide.com/index.php

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Yamaha Marine Endorses Ocean Debris Cleanup Bill

 

Yamaha Marine Endorses Ocean Debris Cleanup Bill
SAVE OUR SEAS ACT IS GOOD FOR BOATERS, ANGLERS, AND COASTAL COMMUNITIES

Yamaha Marine Group today announced its endorsement of S. 756, the bipartisan Save Our Seas Act, which was introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senators Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Cory Booker (D-NJ.)  The bill aims to strengthen research and international coordination of anti-debris efforts to protect America’s oceans, coastlines, and inland waterways.  In addition to reauthorizing the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA®) Marine Debris Program, the bill allows for additional funding to assist with debris cleanup, and encourages the executive branch to engage with the nations responsible for the majority of marine debris.

sea polluted with plastic garbage

“When Senator Sullivan told us about the Save Our Seas Act in mid-March, we were eager to support it,” said Martin Peters, Senior Manager, Government Relations, Yamaha Marine Group. “Keeping America’s oceans and waterways clean is very important to boaters and anglers, and we encourage the entire industry to send letters in support of this bill to their Congressmen through Yamaha Marine Advocacy or BassforSalt.com.”

Boaters and anglers are encouraged to send prewritten letters of support to their legislators through Bass Anglers for Saltwater Conservation, which can be found at BassforSalt.com.

The Save Our Seas Act was unanimously passed out of the Senate Commerce Committee on April 5, 2017, and now awaits action on the Senate floor. It has also been endorsed by Senators Chris Coons (D-DE), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Gary Peters (D-MI), and Thom Tillis (R-NC.)

“The Charm of Fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope” John Buchan

Yamaha Marine products are marketed throughout the United States and around the world. Yamaha Marine Group, based in Kennesaw, Ga., supports its 2,000 U.S. dealers and boat builders with marketing, training and parts for Yamaha’s full line of products and strives to be the industry leader in reliability, technology and customer service. Yamaha Marine is the only outboard brand to have earned NMMA®’s C.S.I. Customer Satisfaction Index award every year since its inception. Visit www.yamahaoutboards.com.

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Gage Outdoor Expeditions Provides a “Wingshooter’s” Paradise

 

Gage Outdoor Expeditions Provides a “Wingshooter’s” Paradise

 

When it comes to gorgeous scenery, colorful culture, and a list of wild species that are among the most amazing in the world, Argentina leads the way for South America in all of these categories. But there are other facets the country of Argentina scores high in, which include delicious cuisine and hunting/fishing trips that create the most incredible sights, sounds and memories for anyone wanting to partake.

Argentina, hunting/fishing trips, Dove Hunting, Gage Outdoor Expeditions, Bolacua Resort, no flight connections, Buenos Aires

One of the most popular trips comes in the form of dove hunting. Not only is the trip luxurious because of the incredible surroundings but, because of the region’s climate that consistently produces a multitude of corn, wheat and other grains, Argentina boasts abundant bird populations. In other words, a successful dove hunt is bound to be had.

 

If looking for a fantastic guide that provides exceptional hunting year round, Gage Outdoor Expeditions is definitely one of the names that stands out. With an estimated 20 million birds, booking your dove hunt with experts like Gage is a great idea. This one-of-a-kind location is located just 2.5 hours north of Buenos Aires. With the Argentina Dove Hunting trip originating in the USA, you and your party will receive a non-stop flight to Buenos Aires and upon arrival you will clear customs easily and be met by a Gage agent. From this point on, you’ll be accompanied by an English-speaking host and taken to the beautiful lodge for an exciting afternoon of dove hunting. Just think…with no flight connections needed, you will save both money and time allowing for more fun to be had.

 

A variety of dove hunting packages are provided: 3 Days for $1,495; 2 Days for $1,000; and a 1 Day Package for $650 (per hunter). And all the packages include a full menu of extras for each person in your party. Not only is your Argentina dove hunting experience fully-guided, but you receive a bilingual host from the time you arrive in Buenos Aires until you depart for home. All ground transportation, as required by the itinerary is provided, as well as assistance with the paperwork to clear the guns at customs; ground transportation in and out of the hunting area; accommodations in a luxury estancia; all meals while in the hunting area (including soft drinks, beer and wine); and one guide for each hunter.

 

But if you want to “go big,” Gage is now offering its 2017 All Inclusive Luxury Dove Hunting Package that allows you to enjoy the shoot without having to pay an exorbitant shell bill at the end of the hunt. At only $3,295 per hunter, you receive all the benefits of the above packages including 3000 rounds of ammunition as well as gun rentals and hunting licenses.

 

(Not included: shells beyond 3,000 in package = $12 per box, airfare, and extra transfer charge for groups less than 4.)

 

When it comes to accommodations, the Bolacua Resort is a true luxury Argentina estancia. After the exciting day of dove shooting winds down, you can swim or simply relax with a cocktail while you and your hunting party are catered to. The lodge can host both small and large groups, and first-class hospitality is always provided. In addition, if you are looking for more intimate lodging while on your trip, the Palacio Santa Candida ($300 Surcharge) specializes in groups of 4-8 hunters. The same luxury and hospitality can be found as you choose from the 7 rooms with private baths, as well as 2, two-bedroom apartments with private baths. This historic estancia includes breakfast and dinner served in the Great Hall and provides an authentic Argentinian experience.

 

When it comes to the hunting schedule, after an early morning breakfast, you and your party will be driven approximately 20 to 30 minutes to the area where Gage guides have blinds set and cases of shells at the ready. Around a half-hour after day breaks, the Argentina doves begin swarming overhead and continue to fly until the sun sets. A midday break is also taken in the field to enjoy some of that delicious cuisine.

 

All year long there are more birds in Argentina than any one hunter can possibly ask for. In other words, it is time to plan your trip today.

 

For more information, head to: http://www.gageoutdoor.com/argentina-dove-hunting/

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Yamaha F90 Outboard Named One of Boating Industry®’s 2017 Top Products

 

Yamaha F90 Outboard Named One of Boating Industry®’s 2017 Top Products

THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR FOR RECOGNITION FOR YAMAHA OUTBOARDS

Yamaha Marine Group announced today that its new F90 outboard has been named one of Boating Industry’s® 2017 Top Products. The publication’s fourth annual Top Products list was published in the May edition of Boating Industry®magazine. This is the third consecutive year that Yamaha Outboards has made the list.

“This year, we’ve selected 50 of the best new or updated products and services for the marine industry, ranging from accessories to boats to engines and more,” said Boating Industry® editor in chief Jonathan Sweet. “To be eligible, products had to have been introduced or significantly updated since January 2016. From hundreds of nominations, the top products stood out for impact on the industry, innovation and how they advance their product category – or create a new segment.”

“We are honored that the F90 has been recognized amongst Boating Industry’s®Top Products for 2017,” said Dale Barnes, Division Manager, Marketing, Yamaha Marine Group. “The all-new F90 leads its class in torque and acceleration, and the improvements made to this outboard make it a great choice for a variety of boats.”

The new F90 employs a single overhead camshaft to drive four valves per cylinder, which saves weight while increasing volumetric efficiency – and makes more power. Weighing in at 353 pounds, the F90 is thirteen pounds lighter than its predecessor and displaces 1.8 liters versus 1.6 liters.

The F90 is not just quicker, it’s also quieter, which means a better boating and fishing experience for consumers. The outboard can be paired with several Yamaha propellers with the exclusive Shift Dampener System™ (SDS™), including Talon® (GP and Pontoon), for even greater quiet and comfort.

The F90 is compatible with Yamaha’s Variable Trolling RPM Switch

(VTS®) for slow trolling and better fishing. It can be rigged for use with Yamaha’s award-winning multifunction tiller handle, and features improved charging, with 35 amps of power over the previous 25 amps. The F90 is also compatible with Yamaha’s Command Link® 6Y8 and 6YC digital gauges, as well as Yamaha’s Y-COP®, for increased theft protection and security.

Yamaha Marine products are marketed throughout the United States and around the world. Yamaha Marine Group, based in Kennesaw, Ga., supports its 2,000 U.S. dealers and boat builders with marketing, training and parts for Yamaha’s full line of products and strives to be the industry leader in reliability, technology and customer service. Yamaha Marine is the only outboard brand to have earned NMMA®’s C.S.I. Customer Satisfaction Index award every year since its inception. Visit www.yamahaoutboards.com.

This document contains many of Yamaha’s valuable trademarks. It may also contain trademarks belonging to other companies. Any references to other companies or their products are for identification purposes only and are not intended to be an endorsement.

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Young Guns From College Bass-Fishing Ranks Storm Onto Bassmaster Elite Tour

 

Young Guns From College Bass-Fishing Ranks Storm Onto Bassmaster Elite Tour

Bass fishing is one of the fastest-growing high school and collegiate club sports in the country. Recent high-profile wins by young anglers who got their start in college are making the world take notice. In the past month, Lowrance Pro Jordan Lee, a 25-year-old professional angler from Guntersville, Ala., won the 2017 Bassmaster Classic Championship on Lake Conroe in Houston, Texas. A few weeks later, Lowrance Pro Dustin Connell won the Bassmaster Elite tournament held at Mississippi’s Ross Barnett reservoir. The 26-year-old professional angler from Clanton, Ala., is the first College Series angler to win an Elite tournament. Connell’s winning four-day total catch of 64 pounds, 13 ounces moved him up to the top of the Rookie of the Year standings.

Image by: Garrick Dixon.

For both Lee and Connell, college not only taught them how to fish, but how to maneuver through the unique challenges of tournament fishing and the nature of the business of being a professional athlete. One of the advantages these young professionals possess is that they already have a strong understanding of the technology required to be at the top of the standings. At the Classic, 15 of the top 25 competitors, including seven of the top 12 anglers, were using Lowrance HDS fishfinder/chart plotters to navigate and find key fish-holding areas, and Lee and Connell were no exception.

During practice at Lake Conroe, Lee used HDS-12 Gen3 with StructureScan® 3D imaging to identify an underwater “point” with a hard-bottom area that he thought would hold fish. He returned to the location on the final day, where he was stranded by mechanical issues on his boat, which held him in the same spot all day. Staying in the same spot proved to be the difference as Lee jumped from 15th to first place with a 27-pound, 4-ounce, five-fish limit, the biggest single-day catch of the tournament.

During Connell’s practice, he caught a 4- and a 5-pounder right away and then spent the rest of his time scouting for similar spots with his Lowrance sonar and GPS units. “The accuracy of the Lowrance sonar units is incredible,” said Connell. “The speed and detail of my displays allow me to find exactly where the fish are. Lowrance makes no compromises, and I can take their innovation to the bank.”

One of the many of the innovations that top anglers use too lead the pack is Lowrance DownScan Imaging™. With more than 60 years of innovation behind the brand, Lowrance has perfected an approach and reputation for sonar performance that no other company has been able to match. For example, giving a more realistic view of what is below the boat, DownScan Imaging reveals life-like images with crisp detail, so rocks look like rocks, trees look like trees and fish look like fish. It is a true representation of game-changing sonar technology.

“The key to delivering products that provide meaningful benefits to our professional and recreational anglers is our refusal to accept shortcuts when it comes to giving our customers what they want,” said Leif Ottosson, CEO, Navico. “Whether taking the lead at one of the largest tournaments in the world or going out for a relaxing weekend on the water, Lowrance anglers count on their fishfinders to be accurate, reliable and easy to use.”

With DownScan Imaging becoming such an important tool for anglers, it’s important for fisherman to understand that not all down imaging sonar solutions are made alike. Recently, Lowrance tested its DownScan Imaging technology against the Garmin’s ClearVu, and the differences on the water were quite revealing.

As this summer’s tournaments progress, look for more exciting performances from these young rising stars. They have the technology. They have the talent. And right now, college-athletes-turned-pro are taking the bass fishing world by storm.

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The Land of 10,000 Lakes Promises You’ll Catch Those Walleyes!

 

The Land of 10,000 Lakes Promises You’ll Catch Those Walleyes!

 

It may be odd, but there is an actual Guide Service in the stunning “North Star State” that actually guarantees you will most definitely catch fish with them.

perfect fishing trip, Minnesota, Captain Josh Hagemeister, Minnesota Fishing Guide Service, In-Fisherman Magazine’s Camp FishIf you are looking for that perfect fishing trip in Minnesota, you need to look no further than, Captain Josh Hagemeister of the Minnesota Fishing Guide Service. From ice fishing to open water, this United States Coast Guard licensed Captain is all about bringing exciting fishing action combined with beautiful Minnesota scenery to you, your family, friends, and even those company excursions.

The Captain’s specialty is catching Minnesota’s famous Walleye, but in his twenty years of guiding those who love to fish, he has also honed his talent and extreme skill at bringing in everything from the acrobatic Smallmouth or Largemouth Bass to Panfish to Northern Pike – even those enormous Muskies.

But remember, not only is the fishing ‘5-star’ with the Captain, but when heading out with the Minnesota Fishing Guide Service for those much-sought-after Walleye, you are talking about being placed in some of the best fishing areas in the world. Just think of those amazing fishing trips on Park Rapids, Ottertail, Fergus Falls, Brainerd /Nisswa…and the list goes on. The Captain can even arrange trips to the Lake of the Woods or Rainy Lake.

 

The Captain is so confident in his abilities to catch you fish that he actually states he will not charge any fee if your Minnesota fishing trip is anything other than a success. Although, after reading this man’s resume, you may not be shocked by his statement. Throughout his guiding career he has also: worked as an instructional fishing guide for In-Fisherman Magazine’s Camp Fish, co-hosted and produced the “Outdoors Minnesota” TV series, provided a seminar series, published a sportsman’s outdoor newspaper, and taken the ‘gold’ (so to speak) at many fishing tournaments. In other words, this Captain is the ultimate angler and most versatile multi-species fishing guide you can ‘land’.

perfect fishing trip, Minnesota, Captain Josh Hagemeister, Minnesota Fishing Guide Service, In-Fisherman Magazine’s Camp Fish

The amenities that come along with the Minnesota Fishing Guide Service don’t stop with just the best Captain in the business. Your trip also includes: one of the best and most relaxing boats on the water, fishing rods, reels, tackle, bait, fishing tips, life preservers, rain gear, and photos of your catch for up to five anglers per boat. And after the trip has come to an end, your trophies will be cleaned and packaged for you to take those fresh fillets with you on your trip home.

 

You and your party will also receive a shore lunch experience that is beyond delicious and are available with all full-day trips. The meal is prepared by the executive chef as you relax and reflect on the mornings’ amazing catch.

Groups and/or reunions as large as 60 anglers can be scheduled ahead of time and you will also receive suggestions on the incredible lodging options in the area to make your trip even more memorable.

 

When it comes to rates, here is just a sample of what the Minnesota Fishing Guide Service has to offer:

 

1/2 Day Fishing Trip Rates: 2 people at $149/per person; 3-4 people at $99/per person; 5 people at $79/per person. *

 

Full Day Trips that include a complimentary shore lunch: 2 people            at $299/per person; 3 people at $199/per person; 4 people at $169/per person; and 5 people at $139/per person *

(*Rates are subject to change.)

 

You can also call for six-hour rates, single angler rates, and even save money by booking a reunion package.

 

There are even Fishing Club Memberships available starting at $1,200 where you can join now and enjoy guided trips all year long.

 

What more could you ask for? Not only do you receive a guarantee that the “fishing is good” but you also get to enjoy angling on some of the most beautiful lakes in all the land. Begin your exploration now because…the Walleye are waiting!

 

For more information, head to: http://www.minnesotaguideservice.com/

perfect fishing trip, Minnesota, Captain Josh Hagemeister, Minnesota Fishing Guide Service, In-Fisherman Magazine’s Camp Fish

Source:  Sportsmans Lifestyle