by Bob Jensen  |   Fish are cold-blooded creatures.  Water temperatures have an effect on their way of doing things.  When the water is cold, the fish prefer a slow moving bait.  Their metabolism is slower in cold water, so they don’t move as fast. When water temperatures warm up like they do in the […]

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The RBR Ranch in South Texas, between San Antonio and Corpus Christi, features managed whitetails, turkeys, wild hog and more. A favorite hangout of The American Outdoorsman.

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by Bob Jensen  | When anglers go fishing, they want to catch some fish. In fact, they want to catch lots of fish. While you’re probably not going to always catch lots of fish, there are some things that anglers can do to increase their odds of getting bit. Finding the biters is a big […]

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by Bob Jensen  | Across the Midwest and I would guess most of North America, most game fish in most places are done spawning.  After a few days of rest, those fish will get very hungry.  If you can put a bait near a fish, it will probably bite that bait.  The key is to […]

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by Bob Jensen  | Summer has arrived pretty much everywhere in fishing country.  The spawn is over, so the fish, regardless of specie, are doing one thing:  They’re either eating, or they’re looking for something to eat.  If you can put a bait in front of a fish in a way that looks appealing to […]

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by Bob Jensen  | Over the last four decades I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to go fishing with a lot of different anglers.  Some of these anglers were very, very skilled and they caught a lot of fish.  Others weren’t as skilled and they usually didn’t catch as many fish.  Early on I started watching […]

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by Bob Jensen  |   We’re well into another open water fishing season.  Some of us have been out a lot, some not so much, and some are getting ready for that first trip of the year.  The most important thing you can do to increase your chances for fishing success, in the eyes of […]

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by Bob Jensen  | The Midwest is blessed with all sorts of fishing opportunities. Lakes, rivers, ponds, and reservoirs dot our landscape.  Wherever you live, you don’t need to drive far to wet a line. Rivers can provide some outstanding fishing action throughout the summer. Actually, rivers can be good year ‘round, especially the larger […]

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