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When you get a chance to fish, the temptation exists to visit a spot popular among other anglers, or where you've experienced success in the past. Understandable. But if you really want to up your game, change things up and try an all new stretch of water. This approach will not only make the ...
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Always keep in mind the fact that fish tend to face into current. Water flow carries along the stuff they eat, be it larvae and flies for trout in freshwater streams, or crabs, shrimp and baitfish for flats' denizens like redfish, snook and bonefish. Fish will, of course, swim with a current ...
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For many anglers, wind is the most hated impediment to a good day on the water. A brisk breeze can make for a choppy surface, creates a challenge when casting and can literally ruin any chance at sight fishing in shallow water. What's often overlooked is the fact that fish go right on feeding despit ...
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When fishing moving water, remember that predatory fish generally face into the flow, as the current acts as a conveyer belt that ushers food their way. This rule of thumb applies fairly universally, whether you're drifting wet flies to brown trout in coldwater streams, bouncing jigs for stri ...
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Love to fish topwater lures? Obsessed with using plugs that have a lively action? Then try this simple trick: remove all treble hooks save those on the back of the lure. By doing so, you immediately make things much safer on your quarry, since multiple treble hooks can wreak havoc on a strugg ...
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Lures that tend to tumble or spin when cast or retrieved (jigs, softbaits, etc) can put a lot of unwanted twist in your line, which in turn leads to tangles, birds-nests, and lots of colorful language. Using a swivel (the smallest version possible for a stealthy profile) when attaching your l ...
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Fishing Tip: find fish in cold weather

In winter months "down south", cold weather, wind gusts and low tides can make shallow-water angling a real challenge. But, as with most things in life, you can find a silver lining if you look hard enough. In Florida specifically, redfish and especially snook will move inland as the thermometer dro ...
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At Shallowfish we tend to cater to anglers who fish artificial lures and flies, but we hold no deep bias against bait anglers. In fact, here's a tip for that crowd: Be sure to wash your cast nets out with fresh water after each use. Yes, they're made out of durable stuff, but saltwater is abo ...
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If you plan on wading southern shallows for redfish, snook, trout, and other game fish, don't overlook the presence of sting rays. Ask any Emergency Room nurse of doctor who works near coastal areas "down south", and they'll tell you stories that will curl your hair. While "rays" aren't aggressi ...
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When sight-fishing in shallow water, try to keep the sun behind you (or at least at your side) if at all possible. This will give you a better view of the bottom, your lure or fly, and any fish in the area. A bonus? A bright sun in a fish's eyes makes you tougher to see, so you can get closer before ...
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