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"Artificial lures or live bait"?

Each month I field a question from a reader and answer it as best I can, focusing on those inquiries and responses that I believe will be of general benefit or interest. I recently received this email from Tom in Georgia, who asks: "Is live bait always a better choice than artificials?"I just ...
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When fishing shallows in a skiff, it pays to keep your anchor—tied to a cleat with a short length of free line—on the casting deck. When you hook up, simply drop the anchor over the side to stop your drift, preventing you from floating across potentially productive water as you fight and land th ...
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Seeing spots

My wife and I headed out yesterday for a quick trip to a local bay. Extreme low tides had exposed most of the bottom, forcing schools of hungry speckled trout into narrow channels. We had a ball catching them hand over fist on light tackle. We stopped counting at around 45 "specks." Other fish occas ...
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Angling Artist: Herb Booth

Herb Booth’s paintings are best described in a quote by author Michael McIntosh, who notes: "It is a peculiar fact of sporting art that it cannot be successfully faked. A sporting scene, if it aspires to any degree of acceptance, must not only reflect genuine experience on the artis ...
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