Gear Up for Late Fall Muskie Fishing

Gear Up for Late Fall Muskie Fishing

The coming of fall is like a giant reset button for the muskie-fishing season.

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Fishing line tip: Avoid memory and keeping it in tip-top shape

Store your rod, loosen the drag, but wait till spring before changing your line on spinning and baitcasting reels

Autumn’s forgiving crappies still demand stealth and smart fishing techniques

September and October slabs love jigs when water temperatures drop post-turnover

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

Archive »How To's

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

Archive »Buyer's Guides

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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Great jig-and-shiner bite for walleyes and northern pike on Lake of the Woods

Taking a break from fall hunting, the author enjoyed a great border waters outing via the old reliable jig and shiner minnows

Fishing line tip: Avoid memory and keeping it in tip-top shape

Store your rod, loosen the drag, but wait till spring before changing your line on spinning and baitcasting reels

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

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Fajita Kabobs

Looking for a recipe that makes a tough cut of meat something worth savoring?

Spicy Grilled Hungarian Partridge

With grouse and partridge seasons here, you couldn’t find a better reason to fire up the grill this fall for this simple, yet elegant presentation that uses your fresh birds

Aging & Cutting Game Meat

What Makes Wild Meat Tough? There are two factors: the animal itself and the hunter.

Archive »Travel

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.”

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

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

Trolley Rides Allow Those With Physical Limitations to Experience the Mickelson Trail near Deadwood, South Dakota

Black Hills visitors with physical limitations have an opportunity to view the Mickelson Trail on Tuesday, June 5.

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