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Would you like to up your odds for that trophy fish? Calling ahead during the planning stage of your next fishing trip may be the most important thing you can do. Searching the Internet will give you a wealth of contact information for people who can save you time and money. Start by calling a state fisheries biologist who will be able to give you an overview of the fishery and what you can expect to catch. Your second call during the trip planning should be to a local bait shop. If the staff can't answer your questions they'll at least know who the local experts are and be able to put you in touch with them. Local sportsmen's clubs and travel bureaus can give you ideas for inexpensive lodging, the best boat ramps and what baits are hot. Best of all, this information is free for the asking!