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Hunting & Fishing

In-Fisherman August/September 2019

In-Fisherman is for the avid freshwater angler. Each issue provides detailed instructions and demonstrations on catching, cleaning, and eating your favorite species of fish, and reports on the latest scientific studies concerning fish and habitat conservation. This is the source for finding fishing hotspots, new tackle, effective equipment, and more!

United States
KSE Sportsman Media, Inc.
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$6.93(Incl. tax)
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8 Issues

In this issue

1 min.

EDITOR IN CHIEF Doug Stange MANAGING EDITOR Rob Neumann ART DIRECTOR Amy Jackson STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Jeff Simpson ADVERTISING SALES Tim Carini, Associate Publisher 678-589-2027 Jim Langone 772-219-7400 Ben Hoffman 717-695-8075 PRODUCTION MANAGER Melissa Williams SUBSCRIPTIONS 800-441-1740 REGULAR CONTRIBUTORS Dr. Hal Schramm & Ralph Manns (Bits and Pieces), Greg Knowles (North with Doc), Gord Pyzer, Ned Kehde, Steve Ryan, Cory Schmidt, Matt Straw & Steve Quinn (Field Editors), Larry Tople, Ron Finger & Peter Kohlsaat (Illustrators) AUGUST / SEPTEMBER CONTRIBUTORS Tom Levine / Steve Quinn / Steve Ryan Cory Schmidt / Hal Schramm / Matt Straw in-fisherman.com EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Jeff Simpson Editorial Office 7819 Highland Scenic Road Baxter, MN 56425-8346 218-829-1648 Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30 PM (CST) National Ad Sales ACCOUNT DIRECTOR, DETROIT OFFICE Kevin Donley 248-798-4458 NATIONAL ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE, CHICAGO OFFICE Carl Benson 312-955-0496 DIRECT RESPONSE ADVERTISING, NON-ENDEMIC Anthony Smyth 914-693-8700…

8 min.
from the field—terminal rigging

I rarely fish without superlines, because of the advantages that they offer—longer casts when it’s necessary and, because they don’t stretch, I can better feel what’s happening with my lure: how it’s swimming, moving, and vibrating, or if it’s fouled. If you pay attention, at times one can even feel fish reject an offering without actually touching it, as the fish at the last second makes a movement close to the lure that telegraphs what just happened. Just like many of you, no matter how I’ve chosen to approach my day on the water, I will have close at hand a backup offering ready to go on another rod. It might be a different lure. Or it might be a different color or size of the lure I already have…

4 min.
bits & pieces

Record Reconsidered For the Books— South Dakota fishery biologists voided the state’s oldest record fish, a channel catfish caught by Roy Groves in 1949, according to a press release by the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks (GFP). The record was opened due to a 70-year-old fish misidentification. “Ever since I started working for GFP, anglers have believed it was not a channel catfish, and many of my colleagues have seen that picture and have quickly said that Mr. Groves’ fish is a blue catfish,” says Geno Adams, GFP fisheries program administrator, in the news release. ”I sent the picture to two South Dakota State University fishery professors and fish identification experts, and both agreed. We feel that, while this is a great fish and a great story, it is…

2 min.

UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER MINNESOTA Muskies » River sections from Brainerd to the Monticello area have 50-inch-plus fish that go for topwaters in August, and continue to bite various presentations during fall. Many river areas are scenic and some are secluded. Contact: Guide Luke Swanson, 763/482-0216, livinthedreamguideservice.com. In-Fisherman COLUMBIA RIVER, TRI-CITIES AREA WASHINGTON King Salmon » Lots of water, usually a great run of fish, most years weighing 10 to 14 pounds, some years more fish around 20, with the occasional 30-pounder mixed in. Powerful sportfish and great on the table. Other available species include walleyes, steelhead, and sturgeon. Contact: Capt. TJ Hester, hesterssportfishing.com. In-Fisherman WEBSTER AREA NORTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA Smallmouths » A variety of smaller lakes host options for fish from 2 to 4 pounds, with Enemy Swim, Roy, Pickerel, Clear, Reetz, and Horseshoe all in the mix, plus larger lakes like…

3 min.
staff noteworthy & new

Ion Electric The Bubba Lithium Ion Electric Fillet Knife has an ergonomic non-slip grip and four blades: 7- and 9-inch EFLEX, and 9- and 12-inch ESTIFF. Blades are high-carbon stainless steel and with titanium nitride coating for corrosion resistance. Includes safety lock, trigger guard, EVA molded case, secondary replacement battery, and charging cord. 110-V corded model also available—$189.95 (Lithium ion) and $125.99 (corded), bubbablade.com Money in the Bank Techron Marine Fuel System Treatment is specially formulated to keep fuel systems running clean and without corrosion in salt- and freshwater environments. Provides up to 24 months of fuel stabilization and protects against the effects of ethanol-blended fuels. Improves throttle response and problems with cold starts and rough idling. Improves overall engine performance. One ounce treats 10 gallons—$5.99 (4 oz.), $13.99 (10 oz.), and $95.00 (128…

9 min.
poppin’ & punchin’ for big-time bass

As summer wears on, plants flourish, fed by abundant sunshine and nutrients in water. Through photosynthesis, they harness energy from sunlight to synthesize carbohydrate foods from water and carbon dioxide, providing for growth. Though some anglers and boaters avoid the “weeds,” they’re key areas for summer bassin’ success. Shallow-dwelling species like largemouth bass flourish in dense plant growth, using it for cover and for feeding. Their instincts to attack small prey in such environments can bring some of the most explosive and fun fishing of the entire season to a waterway near you. It’s all about the food chain that plants provide. Plant stalks and leaves provide food, living space, and shelter for countless invertebrates that dwell on the stalks and consume algae that grows there. Some are almost too tiny to…