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March 5, 2014 Weekly Fishing Report

Highlight of the Week: With warmer weather right around the corner, this is a great time to respool your reels with fresh line, but with all the line choices out there, picking the right one for the right occasion can be tricky. Each type of line has pros and cons: 
Braided line -- Excellent for added sensitivity and cutting through vegetation. Extremely strong for its diameter, but tends to bind on the spool during hard hooksets and frays when fished around rocks. Best choice for fishing frogs and jigs in dense weeds. Also good for spinning outfits because it resists line twist.
Fluorocarbon -- Low stretch adds sensitivity and the line is nearly invisible underwater, but it's expensive, can be brittle in cold weather and is very prone to wear at the knot and from rocks and wood. Excellent for jigs, worms and finesse presentations such as shakey heads and drop shots.
Monofilament -- Inexpensive and fairly durable to abrasion, but prone to stretching, which decreases sensitivity. Good all-around choice, but excels with crankbaits and spinnerbaits.

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