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Guide Guests
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Posted: March 21, 2014
Over the coarse of the past seven seasons, we've had the opportunity to wet a line and explore a wide variety of waters across the country. On occasion, in an effort to locate fish more quickly, we've relied on the local knowledge and expertise of a professional fishing guide, and in some cases invited a select few to join us as a guest on the program. Now in my opinion, and I think many of you will agree, the job of a fishing guide is without doubt one of the most demanding vocations in the outdoors.
Heck, the outright pressure of producing results on a daily basis alone is a challenging task...... Read More

The Sport of Fishing is a Brotherhood
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Posted: August 13, 2013
While driving alone in his truck, a gentleman from the border town of Del Rio, Texas received a dubious phone call stating that he had won a sweepstake. Considering the fact that he had never won anything before, and that this seasoned angler had been around the block a time or two, Mr. Bill Kingsbery had his serious doubts as to the legitimacy of the call.
Kim Stricker and Hook n' Look contest winner Bill Kingsbery... Read More

A Crappie Time of Year
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Posted: May 06, 2013
Well, spring has finally sprung here in lower Michigan. The ice that had covered our lakes during the winter months departed about a month ago and the daffodils are now in full bloom. For the most part, air temperatures had still remained below normal, but at the present time we are experiencing summer-like warmth and sunshine, which has raised the water's surface temp into the mid-fifties.

Annually, I anticipate the seasonal transition that is currently taking place - the crappies are schooled up and moving towards man-made channels and shallow shoreline flats and are easily located and c...... Read More

Stuff Happens
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Posted: December 19, 2012
When taking into consideration the number of hours we spend on the water as professional anglers and the technological complexity of modern-day apparatus, odds are that...eventually...somewhere down the road...you're going to encounter a situation, some equipment malfunction where you'll appreciate some helpful assistance. It's inevitable, and at this time I can now personally bear witness that it's truly a comfort knowing you're prepared when a breakdown occurs.
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Youth Clinic Fishing Blog
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Posted: July 20, 2012
What began as a vision in 1982, the Jim "Moose" Carden Kid's Fishing Clinic has blossomed into one of Kokomo, Indiana’s largest and most popular community events. During a wade-fishing trip on the Eel River, nationally known outdoor writer Jim "Moose" Carden and fellow writer John Martino discussed the possibility of creating a fishing clinic aimed at local youth. After several more discussions, Carden and Martino decided to seek sponsorship. As weekly outdoor writer for the Kokomo Tribune, Carden approached the local newspaper for their support. Martino, working for t...... Read More

No Pressure!
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Posted: April 17, 2012
No question, as a veteran of 27 years of competitive fishing on the Bassmaster and FLW Tours, you come to realize there's a good bit of physical and mental demand when fishing at a national level. Don't get me wrong, I'm a competitor and thoroughly enjoyed the adrenalin rush of the tournament scene, which had long been an important part of my life and valuable step in my career. However, when your primary focus is on angling for dollars, you tend to forget what it's like to simply... go fishing with a friend... at a relaxed pace (the way fishing was meant to be). And not just for bass, but for ...... Read More

Super Bowl Blog
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Posted: February 08, 2012
There’s 2 minutes left in the half, Brady connects and the Patriots trail by 6 points. Yeah that’s right, I’m taking this opportunity to blog during Super Bowl XLVI. Why? Because I’ve been so busy since returning from a shoot in Florida! This is cram-time in the TV business for fishing show producers. It’s like its the fourth quarter and we need to score four more touchdowns, sort of speak. Truth is we have four more episodes to produce, edit and ship off to Outdoor Channel in time for closed-captioning by the end of the month.
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Towing with a "Home Team" Advantage
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Posted: November 30, 2011
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Hook n’ Look at Lake Winnipesaukee
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Posted: June 10, 2011
Danny and I just returned from a shoot at Lake Winnipesaukee, NH. The surface water temperature was in the upper 60’s and we found several male smallmouths guarding nests in 4-8 ft. of water. Each nest appeared similar, a fanned bottom exposing 2-inch chunk rocks throughout each nest. Upon close examination from our Hook n’ Look underwater perspective, it was difficult distinguishing any eggs present on the nests. The truth is, I simply couldn’t find any! I was told the fish had been on these beds for a least two weeks and it just didn’t make any sense.
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2011 Hook n Look Episodes
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Posted: March 23, 2011
Ta-Dah!!! All thirteen 2011 episodes of Hook n' Look are complete and submitted to Versus for broadcast. As a television show producer that is always a good feeling, a GREAT feeling really, especially when you're the one editing each tedious frame. It's crazy, you go from enjoying the open water and fresh air of the great outdoors as you tape each episode to a slave in captivity, incarcerated within the confinements of an editing suite.
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