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    Get to Know WindRider's Pro Staff: Deke Segovia

    Joshua Suda

    We invite you to meet some of our Pro Staff team here at WindRider. This month, we interviewed Deke Segovia from 208 Idaho Sturgeon....

    Get to Know WindRider's Pro Staff: Deke Segovia

    BY Joshua Suda

    We invite you to meet some of our Pro Staff team here at WindRider. This month, we interviewed Deke Segovia from 208 Idaho Sturgeon....

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    Get to Know WindRider's Pro Staff: Les Standstipher

    Nicole DeiCicchi

    We invite you to meet some of our Pro Staff team here at WindRider. This month, we interviewed Les Standstipher from S&S Guide Service....

    Get to Know WindRider's Pro Staff: Les Standstipher

    BY Nicole DeiCicchi

    We invite you to meet some of our Pro Staff team here at WindRider. This month, we interviewed Les Standstipher from S&S Guide Service....

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    Get to Know WindRider's Pro Staff: Hudson Burell

    Joshua Suda

    Check out our latest interview with one of our Pro Staff members, Hudson Burell from Hudson's Fishing Adventures....

    Get to Know WindRider's Pro Staff: Hudson Burell

    BY Joshua Suda

    Check out our latest interview with one of our Pro Staff members, Hudson Burell from Hudson's Fishing Adventures....

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    Get to Know WindRider's Pro Staff: Brandon Freeman

    Nicole DeiCicchi

    Check out our latest interview with a member of our Pro Staff team Brandon Freeman aka Gator!...

    Get to Know WindRider's Pro Staff: Brandon Freeman

    BY Nicole DeiCicchi

    Check out our latest interview with a member of our Pro Staff team Brandon Freeman aka Gator!...

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    Get to Know WindRider's Pro Staff: Keith Rogers

    Nicole DeiCicchi

    We invite you to meet some of our Pro Staff team here at WindRider. This month, we interviewed Keith Rogers to learn more about his TV show and his love for crappie fishing....

    Get to Know WindRider's Pro Staff: Keith Rogers

    BY Nicole DeiCicchi

    We invite you to meet some of our Pro Staff team here at WindRider. This month, we interviewed Keith Rogers to learn more about his TV show and his love for crappie fishing....

  • Why Ice Suits Are Not USCG Approved

    Why Ice Fishing Suits Aren't Coast Guard Approved: Understanding the Limitations

    Nicole DeiCicchi

    When preparing for the ice fishing season, safety is paramount. Anglers often invest in specialized gear designed to keep them warm and safe on the ice. One essential piece of equipment is the ice fishing suit, known for its warmth and added buoyancy features. However, a common question arises: Why aren't ice fishing suits Coast Guard approved?...

    Why Ice Fishing Suits Aren't Coast Guard Approved: Understanding the Limitations

    BY Nicole DeiCicchi

    When preparing for the ice fishing season, safety is paramount. Anglers often invest in specialized gear designed to keep them warm and safe on the ice. One essential piece of equipment is the ice fishing suit, known for its warmth and added buoyancy features. However, a common question arises: Why aren't ice fishing suits Coast Guard approved?...

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    Ice Fishing Float Suits: How They Work and Why You Need One

    Robert Sanberg

    Ice fishing is a popular activity during the winter months, attracting enthusiasts eager to drill into frozen lakes in pursuit of their next big catch. However, the cold and potentially dangerous conditions on the ice necessitate specialized equipment for safety and warmth. One essential piece of gear is the ice fishing float suit....

    Ice Fishing Float Suits: How They Work and Why You Need One

    BY Robert Sanberg

    Ice fishing is a popular activity during the winter months, attracting enthusiasts eager to drill into frozen lakes in pursuit of their next big catch. However, the cold and potentially dangerous conditions on the ice necessitate specialized equipment for safety and warmth. One essential piece of gear is the ice fishing float suit....

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    Guide to Ice Fishing for Crappies

    Robert Sanberg

    Welcome to our guide on ice fishing for crappies, a popular winter activity for anglers. This blog post is dedicated to those who enjoy the challenge of fishing in the colder months. My personal experience with ice fishing has shown me the unique joys and challenges it offers, especially when targeting crappies....

    Guide to Ice Fishing for Crappies

    BY Robert Sanberg

    Welcome to our guide on ice fishing for crappies, a popular winter activity for anglers. This blog post is dedicated to those who enjoy the challenge of fishing in the colder months. My personal experience with ice fishing has shown me the unique joys and challenges it offers, especially when targeting crappies....

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    13 Things You Need To Know About UPF-Rated Clothing

    Travis McCullough

    UPF-rated apparel is the best clothing you can buy as an avid angler. It offers the best protection against the sun, so that you can stay comfortable while fishing. The more comfortable you are on the water, the longer you can stay out, and more time on the water means more possibilities to catch the big one. Let's take a look at 13 of the most popular questions surrounding UPF-rated clothing that you need to know about......

    13 Things You Need To Know About UPF-Rated Clothing

    BY Travis McCullough

    UPF-rated apparel is the best clothing you can buy as an avid angler. It offers the best protection against the sun, so that you can stay comfortable while fishing. The more comfortable you are on the water, the longer you can stay out, and more time on the water means more possibilities to catch the big one. Let's take a look at 13 of the most popular questions surrounding UPF-rated clothing that you need to know about......

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    Catch And Release Fishing: Proper Techniques And Tips

    Aaron Weber

    Proper catch-and-release fishing is actually much more involved than any weekend warrior might guess. It consists of everything from using the correct tackle, safely landing the fish, carefully handling your catch, and releasing the fish in a timely fashion....

    Catch And Release Fishing: Proper Techniques And Tips

    BY Aaron Weber

    Proper catch-and-release fishing is actually much more involved than any weekend warrior might guess. It consists of everything from using the correct tackle, safely landing the fish, carefully handling your catch, and releasing the fish in a timely fashion....

  • bass fishing tips

    Tips For Catching Bass: Season & Time Of Day

    Travis McCullough

    Regardless of where you live, there is always an optimal time of the day and year to fish for this beloved species....

    Tips For Catching Bass: Season & Time Of Day

    BY Travis McCullough

    Regardless of where you live, there is always an optimal time of the day and year to fish for this beloved species....

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    Choosing The Best Clothing For Every Fishing Trip

    Aaron Weber

    When it comes to enjoying the outdoors, every season offers something a little different. An important part of having fun and staying safe while fishing is to come prepared with the correct clothing. Different seasons will require different outerwear so that you can effectively stay comfortable while catching fish....

    Choosing The Best Clothing For Every Fishing Trip

    BY Aaron Weber

    When it comes to enjoying the outdoors, every season offers something a little different. An important part of having fun and staying safe while fishing is to come prepared with the correct clothing. Different seasons will require different outerwear so that you can effectively stay comfortable while catching fish....

  • 7 Features You Need in Your Ice Fishing Bibs

    BY Aaron Weber

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  • 7 Things To Consider When Looking For Fishing Shirts

    BY Aaron Weber

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    6 Must-Have Features for your Next Ice Fishing Suit

    Aaron Weber

    Looking for a new winter ice suit? With a number of different manufacturers and even more models, here is our list for a 6 must-have features you will want to make sure your next ice suit has....

    6 Must-Have Features for your Next Ice Fishing Suit

    BY Aaron Weber

    Looking for a new winter ice suit? With a number of different manufacturers and even more models, here is our list for a 6 must-have features you will want to make sure your next ice suit has....

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    Tips For Taking Kids Fishing

    Phred Nelson

    The key is holding their interest, which is usually easy when the fish are biting. It’s when the bite slows down (or never shows up) that one becomes concerned. This is why you should be prepared, and why we compiled the following checklist to that end....

    Tips For Taking Kids Fishing

    BY Phred Nelson

    The key is holding their interest, which is usually easy when the fish are biting. It’s when the bite slows down (or never shows up) that one becomes concerned. This is why you should be prepared, and why we compiled the following checklist to that end....

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    How Do You Cast a Fishing Rod?

    Phred Nelson

    The basic action of casting a fishing rod is more or less the same, but the reel type will determine many of the hand movements involved. Understanding a fishing reel will help you learn the proper techniques and troubleshoot when things get tangled....

    How Do You Cast a Fishing Rod?

    BY Phred Nelson

    The basic action of casting a fishing rod is more or less the same, but the reel type will determine many of the hand movements involved. Understanding a fishing reel will help you learn the proper techniques and troubleshoot when things get tangled....

  • Spring Fishing Tactics

    Early Spring Fishing Tactics

    Nicole DeiCicchi

    So, you’re itching to get out fishing, but even though your boat may be ready, the only open water you’ll find is moving. If you’re a river rat, you’re off and running. If not, you may want to assess the opportunities that are out there and plan accordingly....

    Early Spring Fishing Tactics

    BY Nicole DeiCicchi

    So, you’re itching to get out fishing, but even though your boat may be ready, the only open water you’ll find is moving. If you’re a river rat, you’re off and running. If not, you may want to assess the opportunities that are out there and plan accordingly....

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    How Should You Pass a Fishing Boat?

    Phred Nelson

    To pass a fishing boat, you should steer to the starboard side, which is the right-hand side of a boat. It is basically the rule of the road when it comes to boat traffic. This means both boats will pass each other on their port side, or left-hand side, if they are bow to bow....

    How Should You Pass a Fishing Boat?

    BY Phred Nelson

    To pass a fishing boat, you should steer to the starboard side, which is the right-hand side of a boat. It is basically the rule of the road when it comes to boat traffic. This means both boats will pass each other on their port side, or left-hand side, if they are bow to bow....

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    How do you string a Fishing Pole?

    Phred Nelson

    Now this may seem like the most rudimentary question EVER to an experienced angler, but it is something that nonetheless bears explaining. If you’ve never had to do it, chances are it may be a bit trickier than it seems. Here’s a quick rundown....

    How do you string a Fishing Pole?

    BY Phred Nelson

    Now this may seem like the most rudimentary question EVER to an experienced angler, but it is something that nonetheless bears explaining. If you’ve never had to do it, chances are it may be a bit trickier than it seems. Here’s a quick rundown....

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    How do you spear fish through the Ice?

    Phred Nelson

    Darkhouse spearing simply involves drilling a big enough hole to put down a moving decoy to lure fish, then covering it with a dark enclosure in order to launch a metal spear at said fish....

    How do you spear fish through the Ice?

    BY Phred Nelson

    Darkhouse spearing simply involves drilling a big enough hole to put down a moving decoy to lure fish, then covering it with a dark enclosure in order to launch a metal spear at said fish....

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    Walleye Secrets

    Phred Nelson

    If it’s starting to seem like there are more times NOT to fish them, you’re starting to get the patterns of these elusive prized game fish....

    Walleye Secrets

    BY Phred Nelson

    If it’s starting to seem like there are more times NOT to fish them, you’re starting to get the patterns of these elusive prized game fish....

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    What are the different types of fishing line?

    Phred Nelson

    If you’re like me, you’ve probably been so intimidated by it all you’ve been afraid to ask specifics for fear of being chided. No chides here. Just a good basic primer on the variations in fishing line, and which one you want for various scenarios....

    What are the different types of fishing line?

    BY Phred Nelson

    If you’re like me, you’ve probably been so intimidated by it all you’ve been afraid to ask specifics for fear of being chided. No chides here. Just a good basic primer on the variations in fishing line, and which one you want for various scenarios....

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    What type of Gear do I need for Ice Fishing?

    Phred Nelson

    Whether you’re new to hard water fishing or an old ice salt, there’s a list of obvious essentials you will need in all cases, and another more expansive list of nice-to-haves that will help make your time on the ice much more productive and enjoyable....

    What type of Gear do I need for Ice Fishing?

    BY Phred Nelson

    Whether you’re new to hard water fishing or an old ice salt, there’s a list of obvious essentials you will need in all cases, and another more expansive list of nice-to-haves that will help make your time on the ice much more productive and enjoyable....

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    Fall Fishing Adventures

    Phred Nelson

    But for those who wait until almost winter to finally winterize their boat, fall is the low hanging fruit of quality fishing time. The boat ramps are nearly empty, docks and pontoons are all pulled in for the winter, (in northern climes), and there is a peacefulness that descends onto the otherwise frenetic waterways....

    Fall Fishing Adventures

    BY Phred Nelson

    But for those who wait until almost winter to finally winterize their boat, fall is the low hanging fruit of quality fishing time. The boat ramps are nearly empty, docks and pontoons are all pulled in for the winter, (in northern climes), and there is a peacefulness that descends onto the otherwise frenetic waterways....

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    Fishing Safely on the Ice: Do’s and Don'ts

    Phred Nelson

    It all starts with 4 inches of clear ice. Can you go out on thinner ice? Sure, but anything less than 4” is a gamble not worth risking a few sunnies over. Give it more time, (especially if you’re heavier than average)....

    Fishing Safely on the Ice: Do’s and Don'ts

    BY Phred Nelson

    It all starts with 4 inches of clear ice. Can you go out on thinner ice? Sure, but anything less than 4” is a gamble not worth risking a few sunnies over. Give it more time, (especially if you’re heavier than average)....

  • Severe Weather Safety Tips

    BY Phred Nelson

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    How do I clean a fish? - Fish Cleaning 101

    Phred Nelson

    We know you’re most likely drained from being in a boat or scrambling around a bank, but this is one task you’ll want to address in short order. Fish will keep in cool water or on ice for a time, but are best processed while they are still fresh....

    How do I clean a fish? - Fish Cleaning 101

    BY Phred Nelson

    We know you’re most likely drained from being in a boat or scrambling around a bank, but this is one task you’ll want to address in short order. Fish will keep in cool water or on ice for a time, but are best processed while they are still fresh....

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    Fishing Scents and Attractants - Do They Work?

    Staff Account

    They are drawn by either action or noise in the water, then the addition of a positive scent can seal the deal for getting them to commit. The goal is to fool them long enough to get a hookset....

    Fishing Scents and Attractants - Do They Work?

    BY Staff Account

    They are drawn by either action or noise in the water, then the addition of a positive scent can seal the deal for getting them to commit. The goal is to fool them long enough to get a hookset....

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    Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke: Know The Signs

    Staff Account

    Your body's heat combined with environmental heat results in what's called your core temperature — your body's internal temperature. You need to regulate the heat gain to maintain a core temperature. Without prompt treatment, heat exhaustion can lead to heatstroke, a life-threatening condition....

    Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke: Know The Signs

    BY Staff Account

    Your body's heat combined with environmental heat results in what's called your core temperature — your body's internal temperature. You need to regulate the heat gain to maintain a core temperature. Without prompt treatment, heat exhaustion can lead to heatstroke, a life-threatening condition....

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    How Weather Affects Smallmouth

    Phred Nelson

    Changes in the weather disrupt the smallmouth’s feeding schedule, so peak feeding times are not as predictable. How these changes affect them depends on the time of year, type of water, and type of cover....

    How Weather Affects Smallmouth

    BY Phred Nelson

    Changes in the weather disrupt the smallmouth’s feeding schedule, so peak feeding times are not as predictable. How these changes affect them depends on the time of year, type of water, and type of cover....

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    Finding the Pattern

    Phred Nelson

    When you’re freshwater fishing, finding the pattern refers to an elusive combination of two factors: the location of the fish; and the presentation needed to make the fish bite....

    Finding the Pattern

    BY Phred Nelson

    When you’re freshwater fishing, finding the pattern refers to an elusive combination of two factors: the location of the fish; and the presentation needed to make the fish bite....

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    The Silver King: Tips for Tarpon Fishing

    Phred Nelson

    Tarpon are special because they are one of the few fish in the world that have a swim bladder that acts as a lung so they can breathe raw air, as well as through their gills....

    The Silver King: Tips for Tarpon Fishing

    BY Phred Nelson

    Tarpon are special because they are one of the few fish in the world that have a swim bladder that acts as a lung so they can breathe raw air, as well as through their gills....

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    How does wind affect fishing?

    Phred Nelson

    Waves can increase the turbidity of the water, pulling currents and nutrients along with them. All of these factors influence the way fish will behave. Wind direction plays an important role....

    How does wind affect fishing?

    BY Phred Nelson

    Waves can increase the turbidity of the water, pulling currents and nutrients along with them. All of these factors influence the way fish will behave. Wind direction plays an important role....

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    What equipment do I need for fishing?

    Phred Nelson

    Fishing is a sport that carries a fairly reasonable price tag when it comes to getting started. You don’t need to spend a lot to be ready to hit the water and start catching fish....

    What equipment do I need for fishing?

    BY Phred Nelson

    Fishing is a sport that carries a fairly reasonable price tag when it comes to getting started. You don’t need to spend a lot to be ready to hit the water and start catching fish....

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    What is the best sun protection while fishing?

    Phred Nelson

    When it comes to clothing, you need to use every protective measure possible. This takes the form of fishing shirts, hats, pants, neck gaiters and even gloves for extended periods on the water....

    What is the best sun protection while fishing?

    BY Phred Nelson

    When it comes to clothing, you need to use every protective measure possible. This takes the form of fishing shirts, hats, pants, neck gaiters and even gloves for extended periods on the water....

  • What is the Best Jacket for Fishing?

    What is the Best Jacket for Fishing?

    Phred Nelson

    When it comes to choosing fishing outerwear, there are a number of factors to consider. These are basically two-fold; how well it protects you from the elements, and how well it provides comfort and freedom of movement....

    What is the Best Jacket for Fishing?

    BY Phred Nelson

    When it comes to choosing fishing outerwear, there are a number of factors to consider. These are basically two-fold; how well it protects you from the elements, and how well it provides comfort and freedom of movement....

  • What footwear should I wear for fishing?

    BY Phred Nelson

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