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Kayakin’ for Largemouth

Florida Sportsman member: syd7792 The bass were on fire last weekend here in Valrico Lake. Bass fishing out of a boat is awesome but nothing compares to fishing out of a kayak. When you hook a bass that gives you the fight and the ride of a lifetime, it is just epic!

FWC Fisheries Blog

A FWRI biologist with a tagged bass from the Lake Eustis tagging study.

Tag—You’re It!

Reward tag studies allow biologists and anglers to work together in the data collection process. These cooperative studies help strengthen the conservation process. In these studies FWC’s Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) biologists tag a specific number of fish in a lake or region.

Freshwater How-To

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Reaction Strikes

Yet, if you dangle a ball of yarn in front of that cat it will take a swipe at it. Toss a ball and the dog will chase it. Bass are hard-wired with the same predatory responses. Given the right stimulus they will strike a lure, even if they are not feeding. Call this a reaction strike. The right lure presentation will trigger it.

Features

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Small Lakes Can Offer Big Incentives

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) often focuses on big, marquee water bodies, such as the Kissimee Chain of Lakes or Lake Okeechobee, but also works on smaller water bodies with great fishing potential.

Gear

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Northland’s “Impulse” Tube Lure for Panfish

Northland Fishing Tackle introduces the new IMPULSE 1″ TUBE, a tube lure that is molded hollow for panfish to swallow. The tube is small, subtle and natural, with a design in mind to mimic diminutive natural forage species, and to slip between the lips surrounding tiny panfish mouths.

Freshwater Videos

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Snakehead Fishing 101

“I have been getting an over whelming array of questions about the South Florida snakehead fishing. Most of the questions were where can I catch them, how do you catch them and what are the rules.”

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A Year In Review, Of Big Bass

Forum member Bass2Bucks shows his best bass of 2013 in this video.