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p>Jimmy Brown and Larry Reyes caught 9.84 pounds to win the Michiana Fishing League tournament on Lake Maxinkuckee.

The battle on Lake Maxinkuckee was a rough one for a lot with the 15 mph + winds. The bite wasn’t as active as it normally is and some anglers found success.

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Ben Harrison and Nicci Heneke (Portage, MI.) caught a quality limit of smallmouth in the CastingCouples tourney on Paw Paw Lake, giving them an easy win.

The couple had the only limit of smallmouth in the tournament and it weighed 15.82 pounds to earn them $215. They said they caught a 3-pound smallmouth on their fourth cast and began targeting them all day. It was their first time on the lake.

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Z-Man made fishing fans happy this week by delivering fresh packs of Hella CrawZ to outdoors retailers across the continent.

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(By Kevin VanDam)

(Courtesy of Bassmaster.com)

Kevin VanDam on the fishing side of becoming a proOne of the most popular questions I get asked is, “How can I become a bass pro?”

There’s not a simple answer nor do I believe my way the only way, but I have advice on how to make that happen.

Essentially, there are two dynamically different, yet equally important, aspects to achieving this goal.

This week we’ll deal with the fishing aspect which might seem obvious, yet most neophyte bass fishermen lack an intricate understanding of how it is to compete on the pro level.


By Louie Stout

Another nice public access facility has been added in northern Indiana and is open to ice anglers and boaters.

The site gives anglers access to two lakes, Stone and Brokesha, located north of Middlebury, Ind., just south of the Michigan border. The lakes sit on the Elkhart/LaGrange county lines.

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