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Using fishfinders. Some tips.
BOATING WORLD #93 Summer 1993 pg. 18

Holder for downrigger "cannonballs" is made from plastic pipe reducers and will prevent damage to your boat.
BOATING WORLD #117 Mar 1996 pg. 71

Fish finding 101. Tips on understanding and using an electronic (sonar) fishfinder.
BOATING WORLD #141 Jul 1998 pg. 30

Advice on using circle hooks to improve the catch-and-release survival rate.
BOATING WORLD #150 Jun 1999 pg. 30

How to make a pocket-sized fishing tackle that will fit in a metal "Band-Aid Strips" box.
BOYS' LIFE Mar 1974 (v.64#3) pg. 44

How to make a fish keeper basket from a plastic laundry basket and pieces of wood.
BOYS' LIFE May 1975 (v.65#5) pg. 47

A packsack fish kit to make. Includes a fish-shaped handle that can accommodate 30-ft. of line with float, weight and hook. Tackle tub is made from 4-qt. plastic pail with a wooden top and handle shaped like a fish. Worm Worrier Bait can is made from a coffee can, plastic can covers and coat-hanger wire.
BOYS' LIFE Aug 1975 (v.65#8) pg. 48

How to make a float tube from a truck tire inner tube.
BOYS' LIFE Apr 1976 (v.66#4) pg. 14

How to make a pocket fishing kit.
BOYS' LIFE Jun 1978 (v.68#6) pg. 24

Guide to choosing the right fishing tackle.
BOYS' LIFE Apr 1979 (v.69#4) pg. 66

Fishing with jugs. How to rig and bait a jug.
BOYS' LIFE Jun 1980 (v.70#6) pg. 12

Fish indicator shows when a fish bites your hook. Ideal for use when bottom fishing.
BOYS' LIFE Feb 1987 (v.77#2) pg. 10

Tip: Use a small button in place of a three-way swivel for fishing.
BOYS' LIFE Apr 1989 (v.79#4) pg. 12

Tip to keep a split-shot sinker from slipping down your fishing line.
BOYS' LIFE Jun 1989 (v.79#6) pg. 14

Pocket tackle box made from a soap container. Some tips on what to include.
BOYS' LIFE Mar 1990 (v.80#3) pg. 53

Tip on how to make a survival fishing kit that stores in an empty 35-mm film canister.
BOYS' LIFE Apr 1992 (v.82#4) pg. 17

Know your bobbers. Advice on using the right fishing float.
BOYS' LIFE Aug 1992 (v.82#8) pg. 71

Tip shows how to make fishing bobbers from plastic bottle caps.
BOYS' LIFE Jun 1993 (v.83#6) pg. 16

Tip shows how to build a line box to hold spools of fishing line and keep the lines tangle-free.
BOYS' LIFE Jun 1998 (v.88#6) pg. 13

Make a fishing bobber from a bottle cork.
BOYS' LIFE Nov 2002 (v.92#11) pg. 16

Net the big one. Making a bent wood frame landing net for catch-and-release trout fishing.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1992 (v.15#9) pg. 30

Tip on converting a section of broken fishing rod into an airtight holder for a fish thermometer.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1996 (v.19#11) pg. 8

Hands-on fishing guide device measures water temperature and helps locate the thermocline region where specific species prefer to gather.

Make a trout fishing net with a decorative frame of laminated wood.
FINE WOODWORKING #20 Jan-Feb 1980 pg. 56

Make a landing net with a wooden frame that combines both steam-bending and bent-lamination techniques.
FINE WOODWORKING #92 Jan-Feb 1992 pg. 84
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #93 Mar-Apr 1992 pg. 10
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #94 May-Jun 1992 pg. 4

Tube float "trailer" for the fisherman wading in a canvas-covered tube float. Small car tire's inner tube is covered with a piece of plywood. Tackle box and holder for three fishing rods are fastened to the wood.
HOME MECHANIX #683 Mar 1985 (v.81) pg. 25

Build a down rigger to fish for salmon, steelhead and lake trout at depths of 100-ft. or more. Construction involves the use of a milling machine, lathe and drill press. It also requires welding aluminum. Est. cost: $20.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Feb 1979 (v.68#2) pg. 36

Fisherman's streamer book (a pocket-sized case to carry fly fishing lures) is made from leather and tooled with the motif of a fish striking a lure.
LEATHER CRAFTERS JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1992 (v.2#5) pg. 8, Insert

Tips on selecting your first trout fishing outfit.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #491 Apr 1969 (v.65) pg. 51

Electronic fish call is an underwater device that uses a flashing light and audio oscillator to attract fish.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #491 Apr 1969 (v.65) pg. 78

A live-well timer. Controls on/off time to adjust oxygen content in live-well water to keep fishing catch alive. Est. cost: $10.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Jul 1988 (v.5#7) pg. 34

Galloping gerty. A device to carry fishing lines hundreds of yards out into the relatively shallow water along ocean beaches.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #74 Mar-Apr 1982 pg. 172

Make a live-fish box. Keep fish live in this wood and wire crate until ready to eat.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #76 Jul-Aug 1982 pg. 12

Floating creel keeps caught fish alive.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1965 (v.123#3) pg. 152

Inner-tube float fishing. How to make a canvas that fits around an inner tube with leg holes so you can float to inaccessible spots, still being able to walk across shallow spots.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1971 (v.136#2) pg. 74

How to make a center-shot bow reel for bow and arrow fishing.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1973 (v.139#5) pg. 153

Suggestions on what fishing tackle to take, and how to pack it, when you are traveling by airplane.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1975 (v.144#1) pg. 84

Getting an edge on outdoor tools. How to sharpen a fishhook and a filet knife.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1981 (v.156#2) pg. 82

Fishing Bronco. Tips on outfitting a Ford Bronco II for use as an off-road fishing vehicle.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1985 (v.162#1) pg. 98

Float for marking the spot where a first strike is made when trolling for school fish.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1966 (v.189#1) pg. 38

Non-skid boot chains and wading chains.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Oct 1963 (v.34#10) pg. 108

Fishing net with a bentwood frame. Includes instructions for making bending jig and stringing the net.
SHOPNOTES #34 Jul 1997 (v.6) pg. 24

How to make a hardwood landing net. Instructions for a 24" trout net with 40 loops.
SUNSET Jul 1978 (v.161#1) pg. 124

Landing net features a decorative laminated wood frame.
WOOD MAGAZINE #133 May-Jun 2001 (v.18#4) pg. 60, Insert
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #140 Mar 2002 (v.19#2) pg. 10

Bent hoop fishing net. A laminated wood frame forms the basis for a landing net to lift fish into a boat.
WOODWORK #7 Fall 1990 pg. 80

Trout net features an elegant laminated-wood frame.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1995 (v.19#3) pg. 32

Wooden-hinged fly box. Overall dimensions: 3"x5"x2".
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1995 (v.19#4) pg. 36

Wall-mounted rack to store fisherman's waders upside down so they will drain.
WORKBENCH Jun-Jul 1994 (v.50#3) pg. 49