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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.
Northern Pike
 NORTHERN PIKE (Esox Lucius) 
Malevolent-looking and spear shaped, the northern pike might well have been named "water wolf." Often likened to the notoriously vicious barracuda of saltwater, it is the namesake member of the Esocidae family of pike. Although disparaged by a few people who catch it while seeking other species of f (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.
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 Jon Rauch Northern Pike caught by Charlie/Caleb Payne/Mitchell Brown Trout caught by P.F. Worthless Smallmouth Bass caught by rich myers Carp caught by aaron isaacson Largemouth Bass caught by holley isaacson Northern Pike caught by Chris Bolton Walleye caught by Scott Hudson Northern Pike caught by Gus Dimopoulos Muskellunge (Muskie) caught by Charlie Brown  caught by Ron Ragan  caught by Ron Ragan Bluegill caught by Bill Schwartski  caught by Andrew LAlasz Northern Pike caught by Andrew Lalasz
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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