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Springtime at Missouri's Stockton Lake brings some good bass

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STOCKTON, Mo. -- Scott Pauley eyed the rocky bank at Stockton Lake and knew he was in the right spot.

"This is an ideal spring bank, especially for jig fishing," Pauley said as he launched a long cast. "It has a good mix of rock and gravel, and that's what they like when they're staging for the spawn.

"They'll move up out of the deep water on ...Read more

Best times for anglers

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This table lists top fishing times and days for the coming weeks. For best results, begin fishing one hour before and continue one hour after the times given. Times apply to all time zones.

Sunday...............12:40 p.m.....................................1:10 a.m.

Monday.............1:40 p.m.......................................2:10 a.m.

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Another python hunt planned in Everglades

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Come to South Florida. Lie on the beach. Play golf. Kill pythons.

The nation's hunters will again be invited to visit South Florida to take out the Burmese pythons that have staked a claim to the top of the Everglades food chain.

The Python Challenge, which drew more than 1,500 hunters in 2013, will be held again in January, according to Nick ...Read more

For many Minnesota hunters, turkey season means hitting the road

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Tom Glines was heading to Hawaii to attend a wedding when he thought: Why not kill two birds with one stone?

"I asked my wife if I could go turkey hunting while we were there," he said. She agreed.

"I didn't fly out with my gun, but I brought camo clothing," said Glines, 59, a regional director of the National Wild Turkey Federation. "I only ...Read more

Turkey bowhunting program pairs students, mentors

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DOUSMAN, Wis. -- Cayden Weiland, 10, of Waukesha, Wis., comes from a hunting family and has expressed a desire to hunt for years.

Mandy Eisler, 35, of Delafield, Wis., is a mother and wife who hadn't considered hunting for dinner until her 11-year-old daughter got the family into archery.

One is a traditional path to hunting, the other pretty ...Read more

Robust, active baits attract more trout

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Scent, taste, color, size, position in the water -- all contribute to a fish's attraction to food. But in most cases, if the food isn't moving the game fish is moving on.

That's why they call it "live" bait.

As Pennsylvania anglers prepare for Saturday's statewide opening of trout season, those who rely on live bait need a reliable process for...Read more

Best times for anglers

Sports / Outdoors /

This table lists top fishing times and days for the coming weeks. For best results, begin fishing one hour before and continue one hour after the times given. Times apply to all time zones.

Sunday..............6:20 a.m.......................................6:45 p.m.

Monday.............7:10 a.m....................................7:40 p.m.

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For this fisherman, its quantity over quality

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Ned Kehde isn't the kind of fisherman who is willing to sling an over-sized bass lure all day, hoping to catch three or four keepers.

He is fishing for bites. Lots of bites.

In his world, a 6-inch bass is equal to a 6-pound bass. They're both one more punch on his clicker that he uses to count his catch.

"For me, bass fishing is a numbers ...Read more

Working to get Baltimore kids hooked on fishing

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Each spring, for 25 years, Dee Tochterman has taught countless children the basics of fishing. Co-owner of Tochterman's Fly Shop, a longtime fixture in East Baltimore, she routinely ushers youngsters and their parents onto nearby Chapel Stree for a quick lesson in casting.

"If they can do it here, amid all these lines and telephone poles, they ...Read more

Taking aim to curtail light geese

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YANKTON, S.D. -- Our group of 10 Wisconsinites took a break, stretching legs and talking amid a mosaic of South Dakota corn.

The late March day had warmed to 50 degrees and signs were all around that winter was rapidly changing to spring.

Green sprigs of grass pushed up through the soft earth. A farmer plowed a nearby field.

A rough-legged ...Read more