The Latest Boats for the Demanding Angler and More in North American Fisherman

Every year boat manufacturers create fishing rigs that are even better than year’s previous. In the January/February issue of North American Fisherman, the editors encourage you to dream big for your boat in 2013, and think small for finesse fishing – it’s not just for catching bass anymore. North American Fisherman is a member-exclusive magazine of the North American Fishing Club, the premier community for anglers and outdoor enthusiasts.

Special to this issue is a story that outlines the tactics and gear “North American Fisherman TV” host Capt. Eric Haataja uses to catch monster brown trout (including a World Record fish) on Lake Michigan during the winter. This IGFA catch-and-release record was caught just off the Milwaukee Harbor.

Readers can look forward to part seven of the FRS (Fish Response System) series by Ron and and Troy Lindner. They explore “Go Small or Go Home,” the FRS approach to finesse fishing techniques. Additional reads include: crappie fishing strategies with the pro duo Ronnie Capps Steve Coleman in “Untapped Treasure,” as well as “The Forage Connection,” a feature by fisheries biologist Dr. Hal Schramm that outlines how understanding the baitfish a predator feeds on will help anglers catch more fish.

In this month’s “Almanac” section, Dan Johnson shows readers how to organize sonar and chartpotting information to make it more useful. The editors also offer a look into the “Man Behind Rapala,” the late Ron Weber.

Regular columns include: Research Update, New Products section and Top Fishing Destinations for the month. Plus more is found online at Readers can easily navigate to “Web Extras” from the magazine with quick-access Web addresses or by scanning QR codes.

Join the North American Fishing Club FREE for the first 30 days and receive a digital copy of North American Fisherman; just log onto  In the January digital issue, get tips on how to track crappies year around, plus cold-weather techniques for targeting bass and new generation of electronics going touch screen. To access the digital issue, just click on “Magazine” at

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