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Lure Visibility by Jim Bedford

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Lure Visibility by Jim Bedford

The members of the trout and salmon family that we seek in the Great Lakes and their tributaries depend mainly on their sight for feeding.  Other Great Lakes predators like smallmouth bass, walleyes, and muskies are also mostly dependent on their vision for finding prey.  The sense of smell and the feeling of vibrations also come into play, but we are going to concentrate on the visuals in this article. Lots of factors affect how well fish see.  For sure, clarity of the water is key.  Turbidity in the form of suspended sediment particles or algae (plankton) can severely diminish the...

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Apex Marine acquires Polar Kraft in 2019

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Apex Marine acquires Polar Kraft in 2019

Mark Dupuie, owner of Apex Marine, stands by a new Polar Kraft. Move will mean more efficient production and expanded footprint   St. Louis, MI- On July 15, 2019, Apex Marine, Inc. expanded their brand offering by acquiring Polar Kraft Aluminum Boats. The move will benefit Polar Kraft by providing efficiency in production thanks to the strength of Apex Marine’s two additional lines in Qwest Pontoons and Angler Qwest Pontoons. The acquisition will mean that Apex Marine will now provide a vessel in the aluminum boat segment for nearly any on-the-water activity from fishing, to pleasure boating, to even hunting. ...

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3 Youtube Fishing Channels You Should be Watching

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3 Youtube Fishing Channels You Should be Watching

With online media streaming so readily available, the options to search and watch fishing content on your own time, is better than ever. Not to mention - organic user-generated content on Youtube is at an all time high for quality & upcoming content stars.  Professionally filmed and edited TV shows place full stock in Youtube as a marketing channel, while some Youtube channels without major outside exposure have massive followings - and despite some controversy as a "free-speech" platform, the fishing world of Youtube is full of amazing footage, tips and techniques. It is the equivalent of sitting in a giant...

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Speed Traps by Capt. Mike Schoonveld

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Speed Traps by Capt. Mike Schoonveld

No one wants to hear fishing stories that are almost 40 years old, but this one has a point to it. I’d yet to own my own boat for Great Lakes fishing, but I was enamored of the sport and quick to jump on board with anyone willing to take me along. That’s how I found myself on board a rickety old aluminum side console, with a hard-to-start outboard. It was late in the nearshore season. Most of the fish had scooted offshore where even us “kids” knew better than going in that old wave-whacker.  Caption: Seasoned trollers learn to monitor...

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Mixing Business, Science, and Pleasure for Everyone’s Benefit by Justin DiRado

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Mixing Business, Science, and Pleasure for Everyone’s Benefit by Justin DiRado

Considering that Lake Erie is widely considered the “walleye capital of the world...this research is extremely important for fisheries managers to maintain a healthy sport fish population. 

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