Tips from bass fishing legend Roland Martin at the great American Outdoor show in Harrisburg, Pa.
Ice fishing during winter’s coldest days demands complete attention to detail to increase your hookset odds.
Create better hard-water angling experiences and catch more fish by staying warm and extending your adventures on the ice!
It was a welcomed relief from the frigid temperatures we had been experiencing this year – and the trout fishing was good, too.
With best winter in years for ice fishing, forget the so-called mid-winter ice fishing blues and hit the ice now for heart-of-hard-water fishing.
Attract fish, then employ your sonar to determine the mood of the fish… and the presentation to prompt strikes.
With ice-fishing consumer sportshows in the rearview mirror, let’s tackle some excellent questions with answers that will improve your hard-water angling this winter.
Crappies, big pike, and evening walleyes highlight the hard-water action of early December across the ice belt.
First ice is approaching fast. Much of the ice belt awaits walkable ice, though some northern lakes have capped over with enough hard water to venture out.
Keeping the boat primed for river fishing and other soft-water, winter angling opportunities [video]
Open water within driving distance? Then follow these tips for productive casting and functional, safe boating all winter long.
Mike Hehner shows how he uses his Aqua-Vu to specifically target largemouth bass during the hard-water season.
Brian “Bro” Brosdahl demonstrates his technique for down-viewing with his Aqua-Vu HD underwater camera system. “Bro” also shows the features of Aqua-Vu’s HD system.
Don’t store the reels and long rods yet – fall angling opportunities for large fish still exist as October transitions into a cool early November.
Fall fishing tip for walleyes and crappies: First find food, and the predatory gamefish will be nearby
Finding walleyes and crappies can be simple if you locate their primary food source in fall: schools of baitfish.
Mid- to late-autumn bucketmouths and bronzebacks can run lunker-huge and produce some of the boat-fishing season’s most vigorous action.
She learns the finer points of tossing ground bait while fishing for European bleak with “whip” rods.
A revealing day on the water with professional bass fishermen.
While competing at the World Match Fishing Tournament in Hungary last month, Wisconsin Outdoor News’ Kristen Monroe mixed up a batch of bait each day, a concoction that included “jokers.” What are “jokers?” Check out the above video for more on that and the tournament.
The fall bite for northern pike, largemouth bass, and other species just might improve when the water temperatures peak in the afternoon.
Pre-rig your rods with multiple classic walleye setups for pursuing the trophy fish of early autumn.
For more success when ice appears this fall, test your sonar, GPS, and other ice fishing gadgets now – during the off season.
There are many times that downsizing your offering is just the ticket to put more fish in the boat.
Put a little thought into it by working the colors of the spectrum and going from one extreme to the other, working back and forth between light and dark until you connect on the color the fish want.
Just because the air temp has dropped and the water is cold doesn’t mean that you have to hang up the waders and the spinning rods.
When in doubt, relying on the fishing ways of Fresh Water Fishing Hall-of-Famer Gary Roach does the trick.
As summer transitions into fall, consider your complete fishing repertoire to up your hook-setting odds with lunker largemouth or smallmouth.