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March
Contents - New Fishing Ideas To Make This Year Your Best Ever - Custom Rod Making (How to build a rod from scratch, where to get the latest information and materials); 4 Startling New Muskie Tactics (* Downriggering - muskie fishing's newest and most productive method * How to force muskies into hitting your lure * Top-water tactics that drive big muskies wild * How to use bass tactics and small lures to fool big muskies); 2 New Ideas In Pram Fishing (* How to choose the best cartoppable fishing boat * How to customize your pram for easy fly-fishing); 9 Super New Fly Patterns (* A sophisticated killer for all marine game fish * The irresistible bass-busting bug * A new version of a perfect minnow imitation * A potent dope that freaks out salmon * The flossy floozy that seduces the big ones * A nymph that triggers frantic trout attacks * The quill-bodied minnow that's deadly for surface feeders * The fly so ugly that huge trout can't resist killing it * A super eelworm streamer pattern for fresh and salt water); 6 Techniques That Will Get You More Big Brown Trout (* How to read a brown trout stream * How to choose the best lures, baits, lines, leaders for trophy browns * Identifying preferred cover * How to wade for more fish * The best time for big-trout action * Why precision casting pays off); 13 Important Bluegill-Getting Tactics And Considerations (* Seasonal movements and how they affect feeding habits of big bulls * How to catch spawners * Where, when and how to locate beds * Sky and water conditions that affect fishing success * Best techniques and rigs for fly-fishing, spinning, pole fishing * Best flies, jigs, lures, natural baits, lines and hood sizes * Tactics for lakes, streams and ponds * Shallow and deepwater techniques * Clear and murky water tactics * Best ways to catch bedding and non-bedding fish * Most productive methods for early and late season * Wade-fishing and boat-fishing tips * How to make bluegills really tasty); 2 Breakthroughs In Deep-Fishing Strategy (Downriggering and thinlining - a deadly combination that puts your lure or bait right where the fish are); A Revolutionary Fish-Fighting Tactic For Game Fish (* The Dynamic Draw - how and why this maneuver tames big fish fast); 9 Steps To Better Bass Fishing (* How and why bass feed * The effect of light on bass fishing * What you have to know about water temperature * Oxygen content - how to make it work for you * Which colors make bass strike best * Sounds that attract bass * Where to find the biggest bass * How to identify the "other" bass * Why you should try small-pond fishing for big bass); A New Tackle - Craft Project (Make your own lead lures and jigs using this new rubber-mold method); 2 Solutions To The Riddle Of Problem Fish (* Tactic for stubborn trout * Techniques that tempt nonfeeding salmon) Report Afield - Endangered Off-Roaders (More and more wilderness areas being closed by 4 x 4 vehicles); Boating Sales Slide (Boat and motor sales drop, but numbers of dollars spent increases); An Arrow Escape (Staten Island housewife thwarts basement prowler with her bow-and-arrow); Fooling Texas Reds (Dr. manipulates light and water temperature to make channel bass spawn); Waterfowl Satellites (U.S. and Canadian biologists monitoring Artic goose population from space); Toxic Trout (Lake Superior trout said to contain dangerous levels of contaminants); Nice Four-Point Doe (Youngster's first deer turns out to be a 10,000 to one shot) Editors' Reports - Camping Editor John Jobson (tells of a special camping trip and a knife - the Fort Conrad Special); Shooting Editor Grits Gresham (on a new game for the .22 rimfire, and some new and very interesting offers from some gun companies); Boats Editor Zack Taylor (gives tips on fiberglassing boats); Gundogs Editor Jermoe B. Robinson (discusses whether or not you should bring a hunting dog into the house) Travel Afield - Travel Notes (Where to get the latest camping literature, a New Zealand fishing bargain, open salmon water in Canada, fishing in England and much more) Hunting - Just My Dog (A beautiful and evocative painting by Terrell Dickey and a few lines about how one man feels about his dog); The Shotgunner's Notebook (The first in a new series of columns dedicated to the shotgunner. This one hopes to help you solve the problems of "Why Your Automatic Sometimes Doesn't Work" and a look at cast-off stocks); Try For One Of Hunting's Greatest Trophies - Right Now! (Every wary spring turkey I've hunted through more than 20 states over 40 years has taught me something new. What I've learned will help you bag a tom this spring) Outdoor-Living Information - Sportsman's Quiz (A test of your outdoor knowledge); Some Win, Some Lose (Remarkable underwater photo sequence of a bowfin attacking a big panfish); Sportsman's Information Page (Where to get items of interest to all outdoorsmen); Bear At The Brink (Conclusion of a two-part series about the grizzly bear. This month: Bear problems in the national parks, effects of increased backcountry use by man and personal reflections) Almanac - Tips, skills, wildlife facts, curiosities, recipes, do-it-yourself outdoor ideas that are informative, fun and will save you money Tail Feathers - Gene Hill (How to go about convincing yourself of the necessity of having another new puppy. The pros and cons - mostly pros as you'd suspect)
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April
Contents - Special Bass Section - The South's Booming New Bass; The White Bass-Striper Hybrid (A scrappy new game fish is responsible for a real surge in Southern angling fever); Face-To-Face With Roland Martin On Bass (The first in a series of timely interviews with knowledgeable and interesting outdoorsmen - all experts in their respective fields); Wired For Sound: Wild Bass Tell An Amazing Story (A miniature radio transmitter has unlocked amazing largemouth secrets and is disproving many long-held erroneous beliefs); The All-Time Super Systems For Artificial Worm Fishing (How to catch more and bigger bass on worms - anywhere? A fully issustrated and tested look at three super worm rigs. How and where to use them, how to rig them, bass-fishing secrets and a wealth of other information); Bassin' Man (Second of a four-part series on the mysterious and everchanging world of the bass and bass fishing. This month we look at bass tackle. How to choose the best rods, reels, lines, lures and fish-finding equipment) Fishing - Tackle Craft: Make Your Own Plastic Plugs (An easy method of adapting lures to your tackle box); Partial To Pickerel (A year-round game fish, old chainsides hits lures with abandon and grows to good sizes); The Case For The Caddis: East (The days are gone when there were more trout and heavier mayfly hatches. There's been a new trend in recent years to the more productive caddis imitations); The Case For The Caddis: West (The only Western species that appears to have benefited from worsening water conditions is the caddis); Who Says Char Won't Hit Flies? (Nothing could be further from the truth. Char not only hit flies, they go beserk over them) Tail Feathers - Gene Hill (Sometimes when we need a helping hand to guide us through a troubled time we find it deep within ourselves) Hunting - Backcountry Moose Hunt (Three men in three canoes paddle deep into Ontario's northern wilderness and find big game and adventure aplenty); Facts That Help You Fight For Hunting (If hunting was ever banned in the United States, the economy would collapse. Digest these facts and use them to preserve the horn of plenty we now have); The Shotgunner's Notebook (How, with a little work, you can make your hunting coat more comfortable and more practical - the way they used to meke them) Editor's Reports - Saltwater Editor Tom Paugh (tells when to fish the Florida Keys and offers advice on fishing tactics); Boats Editor Zack Taylor (tells how to judge a fiberglass boat so you get your money's worth); Shooting Editor Grits Gresham (on why the time to buy a new gun for fall shooting is now); Gundog Editor Jerome B. Robinson (on the importance of the stop-to-flush) Travel Afield - Travel Notes (This month we look at salmon fishing in New York, where to find the best trout fishing in New Jersey, the latest guide to Northeast and Southern fishing, resorts that cater to your needs and more) Report Afield - Hot-Spot Treatment For Steel Shot (Proposal would ban lead shot from designated areas on Atlantic Flyway this fall); Backpack "U" (Week-long classes for families and individuals who want to learn about the outdoors); You Gotta Have Heart (National campaign by the American Heart Association to combat heart disease); Better Than Black (A new black-powder substitute that's safer than the real thing); Do Bass Get Lost? (Recent study shows that bass rely on the sun to guide them); Compact Camper (New subcompact auto doubles as a camper); Sheep Comeback? (Texas and New Mexico transplanting bighorn and Barbary sheep in the wild); New Butts (Aluminum replacing hickory in use for butts on big-game fishing rods); New Record Set For California Bass Limit (Lake San Vicente yields amazing 43-pound 14-ounce string of five bass); National Nightmare (Florida waters found to contain "astronomically high" levels of PCB pollutants); Marlin Maverick (Rams head coach finds that marlin do indeed sometime jump into boats) Trucking Guide - Sportsman's Guide To Trucking (A complete roundup of information on America's most popular and useful vehicles - pickup trucks. How to choose the best rig, what options are available, how to drive your rig safely, camper tops and how to use them. This is a guide to read before you buy them); Truck Accessories: What You Need And What You Don't (How to choose the best accessories) Outdoor-Living Information - Sportsman's Quiz (A test of your outdoor knowledge); Sportsman's Information Page (Where to get items of interest to all outdoorsmen) Almanac - Tips, skills, wildlife facts, curiosities, recipes, do-it-yourselfs outdoor ideas that are informative, fun and will save you money
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