Brad Durick Outdoors Fishing-Related Musings

Anchoring in Rivers: Learn the basics of anchoring.

Fishing in rivers can have an element of difficulty other than that of a lake.  This difficulty could be viewed as a minor inconvenience, but it is easy to overcome with just a little knowledge and understanding of anchors and equipment.  Anchoring plays a very important role in river fishing.  Whether you’re planning to fish […]

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Hook Selection: Comparing hooking methods to catch catfish

Catfish are commonly thought of as “simple fish”.  Most people think just throw out a hook with some bait on it and you can catch fish.  Although this is true, there are a few ways to fine-tune your hook selection for the bite pattern to catch more fish.  The two methods are using standard hooks […]

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What Happens When the Fish Don’t Bite?

It does happen, even with the pros. As anglers we always hear the phrase “If fishing was easy it would be called catching.” I have to be honest that for the most part my variation of this quote is “I don’t go fishing, I go catching.” Well what goes up must come down I suppose. […]

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Safe Boating Options, Know Your Limits

The water was literally boiling, currents were 7-10 miles per hour, and the fish were biting. That’s when “the other” boat arrived. It seemed a bit odd for a boat to come up and anchor that close but it does happen in a river situation from time to time. Within a matter of moments it […]

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