Category Archives: Darl Black

Natural, Artificial or Both? The Best Baits for Bedding Bluegills

By Darl Black A short primer for catching everybody’s favorite fish! Many fishermen refer indiscriminately to the lepomis genus as bluegills or bream, lumping pumpkinseeds and other sunfish into one broad category. Young or old, novice or experienced — every … Continue reading

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Dress for Success: 3 Steps for Coldwater Angling

By Darl Black How to stay warm and dry while fishing in freezing weather! Fish don’t hibernate when cold weather arrives. In fact, several species bite better when water temperatures are in the 40s than they do in the middle of … Continue reading

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Attention Fishermen: Protect Now to Prevent Skin Cancer Later

By Darl Black Some of our most important advice for summertime fishing! I love sunlight. Always have. Cloudy days depress me. Can’t stand the short days of winter; they make me cranky. Give me those long days of summer any … Continue reading

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Fishing for Early Season Trout

By Darl Black Top 5 Bait Options and How to Rig Them Trout like worms! Don’t let the purists blame you for that! As a youngster during the 1960s, I’d plan for Pennsylvania’s opening weekend trout season as soon as the … Continue reading

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6 Crucial Tips for Spring’s Earliest Crappies

By Darl Black What’s a fisherman’s first sign of spring? The first crappie caught from open water. Our crappie expert tells you where and how to get that fish. Most people notice the first robin and noisy spring peepers as … Continue reading

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