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Jeff Elliott
By: Jeff Elliott

Fishing Line, Part Three: Lines And Monofilament

We've gotten into my two favorites, lines and monofilament. And while they have a ton of uses by themselves, they also work great in combination. So many times there are situations where you need the low-stretch properties of braid and the invisibility of fluorocarbon.

Jeff Elliott
By: Jeff Elliott

Tips To Ice More Panfish This Winter

Chasing panfish on the hardwater is a favorite pastime in the northern states. Chances are if you are a fisherman from up this way, you've pulled at least a few crappies or bluegills through a hole in the ice. I've been a dedicated ice fisherman my whole life, and here are a few tips to put more panfish on the ice.

Jeff Elliott
By: Jeff Elliott

Jeff Elliott’s Tips For Great Summertime Bass Fishing On Busy Inland Lakes

Many northern states are full of small, natural inland lakes. I grew up in an area of southeast Michigan that was absolutely full of them. I could drive any direction and be at a lake within five minutes. These lakes were often small, from a few hundred to a thousand acres or so. It was easy to cover whole lakes in a short period of time and fish didn't have many places to hide. However, these lakes get a lot of pressure both from recreational and tournament fisherman, so the fish can get pretty educated. Here are a few tips and tricks from my time spent on those waters.

Jeff Elliott
By: Jeff Elliott

Get Aggressive For Bedded Largemouths

There are few things more entertaining to me in fishing than the personality of a spawning largemouth bass. Each one is different. Some are eager to defend their nests, while others it takes a while to get them worked up. The process of getting each individual fish from a negative attitude to a fish aggressively defending its nest can be one of the most frustrating but satisfying ways to fish.

Jeff Elliott
By: Jeff Elliott

Back to basics for spring bluegills

Growing up, my grandpa would take us out on an old rowboat each spring to catch bluegills. All we needed were a set of oars, a fish basket and some simple tackle, and we were ready for some of the fastest action of the year.