By Ron Johnson In this modern day of fishing, we have more tools at our disposal than ever to locate fish. Furthermore, the lures engineered today look and move so lifelike that it can be hard to separate imitation to the real thing. As a Tournament Angler and Fishing Guide, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting thousands of other Anglers every year. One of the questions I get asked about most often is if I believe fish attractants work.  I am always quick to respond with “ABSOLUTELY!” but then respond back by asking them the same question. Although some use...
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Now is the Best Time of Year to Fish! by Ron Johnson March is a great time to be in Arizona whether you are a resident or a visitor looking for a break from the long winter. While others are looking to play a round of golf or attend a Spring Training game, I get excited because this is my favorite time of the year to go fishing! The days are getting longer, the desert is heating up, and the fishing can be red hot now all the way through May.  This is often why most people experience some of their...
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How to Catch Cold Water Bass by Ron Johnson Cooler weather is FINALLY here!  After the long Arizona summer, most people welcome the cooler temperatures including me. Yes… temperatures will be cooling off, but the fishing can be red hot! If you’re one of those people who usually puts the fishing poles away during the fall or winter because you just can’t seem to catch them once the water cools, I recommend you give it another chance and I have some great tips on how to keep them biting. Fish will often migrate out of the shallows and head to deeper...
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Summer Frog Fishing by Ron Johnson When the weather heats up and the aquatic vegetation starts to grow, one of my favorite lures to throw is a plastic frog. The frog lure especially excels in the summer months, but I like to throw it anytime water reaches or exceeds 55 to 60 degrees if conditions are right. Frogs come in all shapes and sizes, but I prefer a frog with a tapered or pointed nose for the most part as they tend to come through the thickest of vegetation without getting hung up. I also like to switch things up...
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The summer may be quickly approaching, but the fishing can be just as hot as the summer sun. With the warm days upon us, there is still some opportunity to take advantage of some great fishing. If you like to head up to the mountains on the weekends to escape the heat, the lakes in the high country offer some fantastic trout fishing and some cooler weather. Whether you’re heading up to your favorite lake or a secret stream, the trout fishing tends to be best in the early morning hours and the last few hours before sunset. In-line spinners...
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