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In-Fisherman July 2018

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!

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tv july

JULY 2 Sportfish Gone Big & Bad > River Giants, Alaskan Pike > The Hunt for World-Class Lake Trout > Beast Busting Green Bay Muskies JULY 9 Petal to the Metal Sportfish > Grayling Gone Wild > Wood-working Channel Cats > Tubing the Edge for Largemouths JULY 16 Presentation Traditions Personified > Spider-rigging Secrets for Slabs > Grub Grinding Smallmouths > Pitching Program Walleyes JULY 23 Scratch Attacks for Tough Times > Dippin’ Time Channel Cats > Sturgeon Beasts of Current > Beating Cold-front Largemouths…

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fillet weights, fish management, and selective harvest

In-Fisherman proposed the concept of selective harvest in the late 1980s. It encourages keeping more numerous smaller fish for table while releasing less abundant larger fish to sustain good fishing. As we’ve so often said, fish are nutritious and delicious, and when they’re harvested wisely (selectively) they’re a renewable resource. As In-Fishermen, we can continue to enjoy fine meals as we also support fine-quality fisheries that host good fishing for larger fish. Many anglers, though, are most interested in just harvesting fish. It can be hard to convince them that management approaches like lowering bag limits to increase fish size are in their interest. They often believe the inevitable outcome will be a reduced amount of food to take home (in terms of fillet yield). One of the most ingenious methods…

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bits & pieces

Growing Bigger Pike Field Studies— For several reasons, managing populations of northern pike has proved to be among the more challenging issues in fishery management. For one, more efforts have traditionally been applied to studying and managing other species, notably trout, muskie, bass, and walleye. Second, pike populations are remarkably diverse in their size structure, growth rates, and maximum size potential. Third, reductions in wetlands have reduced pike spawning habitat in many waters, while eutrophication has reduced summer habitat, and a warming climate has limited the suitability of some waters for large pike that prefer water temperatures below 70°F. Finally, anglers who pursue pike also are diverse in their attitudes and focus. In search for solutions, a team of biologists from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) conducted a study of…

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adventures

KAWARTHA LAKES REGION ONTARIO Panfish » One of the most famous areas in Ontario, just east of Lake Simcoe, surrounds the city of Kawartha Lakes, with dozens of lakes with big and abundant crappies and bluegills, plus other species, including largemouth bass and walleyes. Contact: Guide Sebastian Kowalczuk, 613/419-1031, fishingadventures@hotmail.ca. Lonnie King LAKE ASHTABULA NORTH DAKOTA Walleyes & Pike » This reservoir just north of Valley City offers fantastic fishing for abundant walleyes and pike, with big fish part of the mix, plus smallmouths and occasional crappies and white bass. Contact: Guide Cody Roswick, 701/840-5407, finhunters.com. In-Fisherman LAKE RAY ROBERTS TEXAS Channel Catfish » Roughly 2,000 acres of stand-i g timber produces excellent numbers and sizes of channel cats regardless of summer’s swelter. The timber also keeps recreational boat traffic to a minumum compared to other North Texas waters. Contact: Guide Chad Ferguson,…

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staff noteworthy & new

Fish Reveal HD Lowrance’s FishReveal, with High-Visibility Color, makes fish and structural details easier to see on DownScan Imaging, as well as StructureScan HD and 3D. It’s available as a free download for users of HDS Carbon, Gen3, and Elite-Ti units and is standard on the latest Lowrance products—lowrance.com Swim Blade The Swim Blade Swimbait Hook (TK178) from Eagle Claw Trokar features a #3 willow blade secured to the lead body via titanium wire and a swivel to keep the blade moving smoothly. Weight options are 1/8, 1/4, and 3/8 ounces, and hook sizes 3/0, 5/0, and 7/0—$5.99, eagleclaw.com Double-Duty Sunscreen Bull Frog Mosquito Coast offers a formula to prevent sunburn and mosquito bites. It’s DEET-free and lasts up to 8 hours, while the SPF 30 formula protects against burns—$10.99 (6-ounce spray), bullfrogsunscreen.com Long Reach Pliers The…

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digging deep   for big bass

For decades, bass “plugs” sported short metal bills that made them wobble when cranked. Before the revelations of sonar, bass fishing was almost exclusively a shallow affair. Buck Perry began to crack the code in the early 1950s, using his metal Spoonplugs that were built to run at a certain depth when trolled, to both chart bottom topography and catch fish. Carl Lowrance’s sonar invention played well with structure theories and offshore fishing began in earnest. But for years, crankbaits ran no deeper than 10 feet. Crankbait Timeline In the mid-1980s, Illinois lure designer and avid angler Tom Seward turned his attention to plumbing the depths of his local reservoirs. His efforts resulted in the Hot Lips Express crankbait, with several features that gave it unprecedented diving power. Its Tri-Lobe-Pow erLip was…

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