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Fishing Tips

April 13, 2013 11:46 pm0 comments
Fishing Tips

Fishing Tips The Occasional Fisher will share as many Fishing Tips as possible. We hope however to put those tips in context, dealing with the style of fishing you are doing and species of fish you are seeking. Knowing when to set the hook and when to wait for the […]

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Fishing – Style Follows Circumstances

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Fishing – Style Follows Circumstances

Fishing styles is all about fishing appropriate to your Circumstances Ultimately fishing is about presenting your bait to the fish in a way that will catch their attention, get them to act and an effective response once they do. When the Occasional Fisher talks about fishing styles we include such […]

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The Fish We Fish For

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The Fish We Fish For

Fish What are you fishing for? The Occasional Fisher answers with a strong and clear, ” What ever is biting.” The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources estimates that there are 161 species of fish in Minnesota waters including Lake Superior. These fall into four major categories. 1 Coldwater sport fish […]

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Fishing Clothes – For Fishers Not Fish

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Fishing Clothes – For Fishers Not Fish

While most of the fishing gear we will discuss in the Occasional Fisher will be found under our Fishing Gear and it’s sub categories, we will have a separate section on Fishing Clothes. This will include fishing related gear such as fishing waders to everyday wear such as shirts, hats […]

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Fishing Trips – Backyard and Beyond

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Fishing Trips – Backyard and Beyond

The fishing trip is one of the key focal points of the Occasional Fisher. Not because we are about promoting fancy lodges and exotic trips, but because every trip that ends us up somewhere with a pole in our hand is a fishing trip. That true even when the trip’s […]

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Cooking the Catch – Beer Batter and Beyond

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Cooking the Catch – Beer Batter and Beyond

Not only do I love fishing, and catching fish, I also enjoy eating fish. And while we will talk about catch and release on the Occasional Fisher, I am definitely a catch and eat type of guy. Growing up we always cooked fish the same way, fried in oil, after […]

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Fishing Gear

April 12, 2013 10:09 pm2 comments
Fishing Gear

I first got really interested in fishing at day camp when I was a young boy.  I had a simple drop line, wrapped around a stiff piece of cardboard, one small sinker and a hook.  Not even sure I had a bobber. It was all I needed to pull up […]

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The Occasional Fisher – For Those of Us Who Can’t Play Hooky as Much as We Would Like

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The Occasional Fisher – For Those of Us Who Can’t Play Hooky as Much as We Would Like

The Occasional Fisher is all about fishing.  But it is not necessarily all about every fisherman or woman. If you are on the Bass Tournament Circuit, we admire you, maybe even envy you, but we are not you. We like/love to go fishing, but our lives, jobs, family and or […]

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