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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.
Rainbow Trout
 RAINBOW TROUT (Oncorhynchus Mykiss) 
The rainbow trout is one of the most widely distributed freshwater fish, and the one member of the Salmonidae family of salmon, trout, whitefish, and grayling that presently has global distribution. Endemic to western North America and now found on six continents, it was reclassified from the trout (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 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 21
The Jig's Up
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.
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.
Bowfin caught by Winston Smith Northern Pike caught by Josh Binsfeld Bluegill caught by Tony Leovan Largemouth Bass caught by Tony Leovan Largemouth Bass caught by Tony Leovan Largemouth Bass caught by Tony Leovan White Bass caught by Dalton Morris Largemouth Bass caught by William Johnson Muskellunge (Muskie) caught by Alan Franz Northern Pike caught by Fanny Crowne Largemouth Bass caught by Nathan St. Amour Brown Trout caught by Jeff Thorsor Northern Pike caught by Dane O'Donnell Largemouth Bass caught by Kevin O'Donnell Brown Trout caught by Tony Sowinski
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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