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    Posted on October 26, 2001 in Rigs and tips
    Light-tackle rig for sheepshead, snapper and grouper. Read More
  • Posted on October 26, 2001 in Rigs and tips
    Here's a little trick that makes getting a cast net out of storage much easier. When you suddenly see a school of bait, your cast net can be ready to throw much more quickly if it's organized and not tangled. Keep each cast net in its own bucket, drilled with lots of 3/8-inch holes in the sides and bottom. The holes will help the net dry out in storage and keep it from rotting. Read More
  • Posted on October 26, 2001 in Boat Reviews
    When someone coined the term "Pocket fisherman," they must have had the Wellcraft 230 Coastal in mind. Trailerable yet with comfortable accommodations below means kids can take naps and tackle can be stored. Family-friendly aspects of the 230 include a full-height transom, self-contained head and a small galley. Also, whether docking, fishing or just sunbathing there, access to the bow just became much easier by virtue of molded steps leading up to the side walkways. Adequate handholds make getting there and back a cinch, too. Read More
  • Posted on October 26, 2001 in Fish Species
    Q: There is a lot of fishing advice relating to water temperature and thermoclines, but what exactly is a thermocline and how does it affect game fish? - Rick Weisbaum, Tampa, FloridaA: Wind mixes the warm upper layer of the ocean -- down to depths of a few hundred feet, depending on the strength of the winds and currents -- so water temperature changes very little between the surface and deeper water. Logically, that warm upper layer of water is called the mixed layer. Read More
  • Posted on October 26, 2001 in Techniques
    We chose a common line size useful for many applications - 20-pound - and subjected 85 different lines to identical testing procedures. Read More
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