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Fishing Skills

To be an angler is to embark on a never ending quest to find the perfect way to get a fish to tug at the end of your line. While no one person could ever master all of the techniques used to catch fish, we can all increase our fishing skills. It's a simple equation: increased skills equals more fish.

    Basic Fishing Skills

    Specific Fishing Skills

    Where to Fish

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