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Lake-Link Angler's Library

The Angler's Library is collection of educational information for the angler. From tips to educational articles to weather, the Library will help keep you on top of your game or prepare you for your next trip.

Article Archive
Lake-Link Members have access to a wealth of angling info in the Article Archive.
Canadian Destinations
Looking to head to the great North? Lake-Link has some great recommendations on where to go. Check out our Canadian Destinations section.
Invasive Aquatic Species
As Americans, we love to spend time on the water. Protecting these resources is an important part of our overall enjoyment.
Fish Identification
Get to know your fish! Learn about the habits and identification of many freshwater fish.
Flathead Caftish
 FLATHEAD CAFTISH (Pylodictus Olivaris) 
A common and large-growing species, the flathead is one of the ugliest members of the freshwater catfish clan. Nevertheless, large specimens are commonly caught, and the fish provides a good struggle on hook and line. It is important both for commercial and recreational use, and produces good table (more)
Moon Charts
Although it can't be thoroughly explained by science, the phase of the moon does have an effect on the habbits of animals. Use Moon phases and fishing solunar tables as another tool in your fishing arsenal to help you be more successful on the water.
Lake-Link's Outdoor Calendar
Thursday October 23 - Sunday November 2
Captain's Class OUPV Inland/Great Lakes
Thursday November 6 - Sunday November 16
Captain's Class OUPV Inland/Great Lakes
Thursday December 4 - Sunday December 14
Captain's Class OUPV Inland & Great Lakes
Friday December 5 - Sunday December 14
Captain's Class OUPV Inland & Great Lakes
Saturday January 3
Ice Fishing Rumble
Friday January 9 - Sunday January 18
Captain's Class OUPV Inland & Great Lakes
Saturday January 17
Musser Lake Ice Fishing Contest
Sunday January 18
Yellowstone Lake Fisharee
Saturday February 7
Ice Fishing Rumble
Saturday February 14
Ice Fishing Jamboree
Saturday February 21
American Birkebeiner
Saturday February 28
Ice Fishing Rumble
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Outdoor Links
Here are some other sites with some great information for the outdoors person. Choose a category below to view the links. Click here to add your link.
Outdoor Recipies
All these recipies are submitted by fellow Lake-Linkers. Share your favorite recipie. Below is a sampler:
Weather Center
Don't let the weather spoil your next outing. Enter your zip code below to begin:
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Fishing Knots
Avid anglers know that a propery tied knot can be the difference between that trophy fish and and staring at your fishing line with nothing at the end.
Click here to learn them.
Photo Gallery
We want to see your catch! See more photos in our Photo Gallery. Submit your photo here.
Northern Pike caught by Noah Higgins Smallmouth Bass caught by John Savage Northern Pike caught by Scott Swanson Northern Pike caught by Al Huxley Muskellunge (Muskie) caught by John Lucci Walleye caught by Jake Kent  caught by Wisconsin Johnsson  caught by Vance Schroeder  caught by Don Reid Bluegill caught by Paul Buchanan Smallmouth Bass caught by Monica Lewog Muskellunge (Muskie) caught by Eric Olson Muskellunge (Muskie) caught by Mark Cooper Steelhead caught by Meagan Bradley Northern Pike caught by Chelsea Marsh
Ice Fishing
Ice fishing's popularity has been growing steadily over the decades. If you are new to ice fishing or a seasoned pro, you will find some great information here to get you started or help increase your success on the ice.
Online Games
Kill some time or just take a break and have some fun playing these games:
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