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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.
Lake Sturgeon
 LAKE STURGEON (Acipenser Fulvescens) 
A member of the Acipenseridae family of sturgeon, the lake sturgeon was an important part of aboriginal culture in North America. In some cultures, spring ceremonial festivities were held at lake sturgeon spawning sites. In the early 1800s, lake sturgeon (and other sturgeon) were important as a sour (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 January 1 - Sunday February 22
NYS Winter Classic Fishing Tournament
Saturday January 3
Ice Fishing Rumble
Friday January 9 - Sunday January 18
Captain's Class OUPV Inland & Great Lakes
Friday January 9 - Monday January 12
Muskie Expo Chicago
Friday January 9 - Saturday January 10
Operation Tip Up 2
Saturday January 17
Musser Lake Ice Fishing Contest
Sunday January 18
Yellowstone Lake Fisharee
Saturday January 24
Fish Lips Derby
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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.
Black Crappie caught by Ignatius J. Reilly Lake Sturgeon caught by Dawson Dionne Northern Pike caught by devin rego Walleye caught by Mason Argir  caught by Bonnie Dykman Bluegill caught by Phil Russell Muskellunge (Muskie) caught by Mike Ramondia Bowfin caught by Tristen Knuijt Channel Catfish caught by Tristen Knuijt Northern Pike caught by Alec Schussman  caught by FredL Lancing Largemouth Bass caught by Tristen Knuijt Black Crappie caught by Phil Russell Black Crappie caught by Phil Russell Black Crappie caught by Phil Russell
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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