Look for 'Skinny Water' Muskies Now

Look for 'Skinny Water' Muskies Now

What is likely the least understood period in the muskie-fishing season is the time leading up to turnover, when anglers who target breaklines and deep water struggle.

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Best in years? Excellent fishing pattern developing for fall walleyes in 2014

Jig-n-minnow, crankbaits, and live-bait rigs all provide top presentations for autumn walleyes

Narrowing down crankbait color choices this open-water fishing season

Choosing the proper crankbait color for largemouth and smallmouth bass

The Edge: Obvious, invisible, and electric locations to catch every species of fish

Mud edges, wind-blown edges, weed edges, bottom contour edges, transition edges, even algal edges!

Take figure-eight to next level with 'Hang Move'

Muskie fishermen who practice figure eights after every cast know the maneuver will increase their catches by around 25 percent each season

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Take figure-eight to next level with 'Hang Move'

Muskie fishermen who practice figure eights after every cast know the maneuver will increase their catches by around 25 percent each season

Lay Over Walleyes

Anglers love to follow cliches. Many of these cliches get taken as truths and get repeated until nobody ever questions what them

Water temp is key to locating Great Lakes trout, salmon

If there’s one absolute about how water temperatures affect salmon movement in the Great Lakes, it’s that there is absolutely no magic formula for homing in on the hottest bite.

A Bass'n Plan: Open water tactics for 2014

Top presentations for spring bass

A bass anglers approach to electronics

Properly employing digital age components will help you catch more fish

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2015 brings more value-priced ATVs, bigger side-by-side UTVs

Manufacturers of traditional ATVs and the increasingly popular side-by-side UTVs are expanding their lineups at both ends of the spectrum.

Fathers Day 2014 Gift Guide

Getting the best gift for the guy who got you started

So many great lines... so little time to fish

In 2014’s new fishing line, choices abound for any style of angling

Wireless fishing electronics: A look at the brave new world of on-the-water Wi-Fi

Where once Lowrance’s iconic “Green Box” revolutionized fishing by showing anglers what lies beneath the surface

Outdoor Steward: Outfitting your ATV for field work

Reaping the greatest benefit from your wooded land or other rural property requires employing good stewardship practices

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Mono vs. Fluorocarbon

Fishermen are debating the pros and cons of monofilament fishing line against fluorocarbon fishing line.

The Edge: Obvious, invisible, and electric locations to catch every species of fish

Mud edges, wind-blown edges, weed edges, bottom contour edges, transition edges, even algal edges!

Simple outdoor moments on trout stream still provide best entertainment in Pa.

A few hours streamside with young grandsons show natural world best teacher

Summer crankbait fishing tip: Learn to love ‘tick’ bites

Click, twitch, and pause minnow-shaped cranks with a light leader for pike, walleyes, and bass

Top summer tactics for weed walleyes

Quit trolling, rigging, and jigging the breakline for walleyes, and consider pursuing old marble-eye in the vegetation

Walleyes, bass, trout and everything in between: Understanding the Drop-Shot Rig

This versatile presentation works best with a circle hook, then customize it with a soft plastic, fly, or live bait

Strike zones: The most misunderstood facet of freshwater fishing?

Whether for walleyes, bass, or panfish, modern anglers must place their live bait or lure in the strike zone

Returning to an old fishing hole

Over 50 years and many fish later, back where it all began

Forget finesse fishing for a few weeks and get aggressive

Savage strikes highlight summer freshwater angling. Prompt them via rip-jigging, high-speed retrieves, and other hard-thumping presentations

Building a better angler via the confidence factor

Your lures, boat, rods-n-reels, location, and weather all directly affect your luck and thus your willingness to experiment and find freshwater fishing success

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Blueberry Pie with cream cheese

While we normally profile favorite main-dish recipes to utilize your fish and game, picking up your fork for a slice of homemade pie is a tradition that we’re honoring with this week’s featured recipe.

Preparation is the key to dining on good deer

In the coming several weeks, hunters will acquire tons – literally – of good meat for the table.

Pecan Turkey with Maple Sauce

With maple season in full swing, now is a great time to enjoy some of that fresh, boiled sap.

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Ontario unveils a few new fishing rules for 2014

No updates to OWI rules from last year

A bass’n plan: Head south for open water

The Great Lakes region offers fabulous bass fishing – except during the winter when the lakes are frozen and the seasons are closed.

Road Tripping for turkeys: Planning your 2014 Spring Hunts

Short of a thunderous gobble on the roost, nothing gets a spring gobbler hunter’s thoughts racing more than the words “road trip.”

A Rite of Winter: Western Big-Game Hunting Deadlines

The west is home to elk, bear, antelope, mule deer and whitetails but it also has opportunities for more exotic species like ibex, oryx and javelina.

Road-Tripping for Turkeys: Plan now for spring of 2013

It’s never too early to start planning for the spring of 2013.

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