Fishing Tips, Tools and Gear

Fishing Tips, Tools And Gear

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MeatEater Director of Fishing Talks Media, Storytelling and the Perfect Mix of Beer and Angling


Wide Open Spaces spoke with MeatEater’s Director of Fishing Miles Nolte, and learned of his lofty but admirable goals in the angling media industry. Miles Nolte has something in common with his MeatEater compatriots. It’s something that we wouldn’t be too surprised to learn it sits on the “Requirements” list of the job description. If

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Watch Diamondback Water Snakes Fight Over a Fishing Hole Like Two Weekend Anglers


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Diamondback water snakes can catch fish like all good anglers, it’s just that they don’t like sharing their honey hole. The diamondback water snake is a non-venomous serpent that is indigenous to the central United States and northern Mexico, and that’s what these snakes certainly appear to be. It is sometimes misidentified as a cottonmouth

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Raccoon Racing

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My older cousin Robin often jokes that he taught me everything I know. He is right, at least in part. The problem is some of the things he taught me are not of much use.  I was reminded of one wise gem I learned from him when I saw several raccoons run across the road …

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Finesse Fishing: What is It, and Are You Actually Doing It Right?


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What is finesse fishing and are you really doing it correctly? Most anglers have heard the term “finesse fishing” before. These fishing techniques are especially popular in bass fishing circles. But there also seems to be some confusion at times about this style of fishing. Don’t worry, we’re going to break it all down for

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This Amazing Seafood Processing Line Video Will Blow You Away

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There’s something oddly satisfying about watching fish go through a processing line. I remember the first time I cleaned a blue catfish. At first, it was kind of gross, as it was similar to watching someone clean a deer. It takes a minute to normalize blood and guts, no matter what kind of meat you’re

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The Saw-Blade Driven Ice Sled Machine is the Greatest DIY Project of the Winter

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I’ve seen guys get out on the ice using many different methods. Snowmobiles, trucks, sleds, motorcycles… if it makes it easier to move across frozen water, someone is going to try it. But this contraption has to take the cake. Watch the video below: A Jon boat, bent metal piping, an engine, and a saw blade–somebody

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Thank You!

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Our Take ’em Fishing challenge has been completed, all the prizes have been distributed.  Let me share a few statistics with you: We had 4,270 entries from 3,547 people.  Most participants just entered once, but some entered multiple times.  The most entries by one person was sixteen. Forty-four percent of the entries were for first-time …

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NFL DB Jordan Poyer Makes Catching Lake Erie Smallmouth Look Easy

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Buffalo Bills Safety Jordan Poyer approaches Lake Erie smallmouth bass the same way he approaches NFL QBs. Jordan Poyer was originally drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles, played a short stint with the Cleveland Browns, and is now one of the anchors of arguably one of the NFL’s top defenses in Buffalo. Having found a niche

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Remember When Fishermen Found a 16-Foot Frozen Snake in Ohio?

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Can you imagine finding a 16-foot frozen snake? Well, that’s exactly what these Ohio fishermen found in the Chagrin River. Note to readers: it’s worthwhile to mention that although the newscaster in the video below refers to the snake as a “boa constrictor,” boas don’t tend to get this big. The snake is more likely

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