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Strike zones: The most misunderstood facet of freshwater fishing?

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

June 2014
Returning to an old fishing hole

Returning to an old fishing hole

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

June 2014
Forget finesse fishing for a few weeks and get aggressive

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

June 2014
Banging the drum: Angler lands record

Banging the drum: Angler lands record

26-pound, 9-ounce sheepshead shatters 2005 mark

June 2014
$15,000 fine in striper spearing

$15,000 fine in striper spearing

A commercial fishing boat captain has been fined $15,000 in connection with an illegal spearfishing case in which over 900 pounds of striped bass was illegally taken.

June 2014
Water temp is key to locating Great Lakes trout, salmon

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.

June 2014
Freshwater striper record falls on Hudson

Freshwater striper record falls on Hudson

Like most anglers who tie into big fish, Eric Lester had the kinds of things happen that allow big fish to escape.

June 2014
In cold water, a slow lure retrieve creates top fishing formula

In cold water, a slow lure retrieve creates top fishing formula

As water warms, faster and more erratic retrieves will work well for predator fish like northern pike, walleyes, and smallmouth bass.

May 2014
Simply bowfishing: Skewer some roughfish with your bow, reel, and a few arrows

Simply bowfishing: Skewer some roughfish with your bow, reel, and a few arrows

Sluicing carp, buffalo, gar, and other roughfish offers fun, spring target shooting opportunities via compound or recurve

May 2014
DEC still pushing saltwater registry

DEC still pushing saltwater registry

Three years ago, New York established a free registry for saltwater anglers in an effort to gauge fishing effort in the marine district.

April 2014