As outdoorsmen and women, I think that we take the ability to get out fishing and hunting for granted. It isn’t until we lose the ability to get into the outdoors that we realize how much it really can heal what is wrong with us.
Illinois – Cory Yarmuth
If you had to list all the advantages and disadvantages of lead vs. tungsten, I am sure you will have a list that balances each metal out.
Crankbaits can be put into three different categories. The lipped short body, the lipped long body, and the lipless are the varieties that are the easiest to define.
As fishermen, we tend to get caught up in the fast changing world of the fishing industry and new techniques are always a tantalizing option that peaks our interest. It is a case of the shiny object catching your attention and then you will focus on that. When I was a young boy, I started with the simple red and white…
To me, owning a boat is a wonderful thing, but it doesn’t mean that I need it to catch fish. In fact, I have found that some of my best fishing experiences have been in a pair of breathable waders standing in the middle of a flowing river.
What can you do to help promote selective harvest?
Lakefront offers great opportunities to catch brown trout, lake trout, and steelhead
Politeness and manners don’t always rule the day for some ice anglers, but it’s tough to police the space invaders
Before drilling holes in the solid ice, anglers should take care of some basic steps to make sure the ice fishing experience is enjoyable
Much of Illinois is experiencing its first “real” winter in years, which means ice anglers are warming up to the idea of drilling holes and trying to pull panfish, walleyes and pike through the ice. It’s also a dangerous time for the inexperienced anglers.
A versatile tool many fishermen grew up using because of the ease and convenience, the snap swivel, as it turns out, can be a handy fishing tool
Cancer battle has author recalling days spent fishing and sitting in a deer stand
Although there are more and more choices, anglers should keep in mind that the proper fishing line could make the difference between a good day and a bad day on the water
Angler offers his opinion that many lures, such as spinners and crank baits, tend to do most of the work in catching fish. But anglers who use plastics are required to use special skills and techniques to land bass.
Catching fish requires finding fish, and the author stresses the importance of electronics on his fishing boat — along with learning how to use those electronics
When it comes to fishing reels often it is heard that left is right and right is wrong!
As much as some of ice guys don’t want to believe it, spring is actually here.
One thing that people often overlook is the most important part of their gear and that is their clothing and how they plan on dressing for the ice.
Over the past several months I have been bombarded by work and home obligations that have kept me from spending the time on the water that has been much needed.
Keep thinking about the structure fish may be following even after the lakes freeze over.
I wish I could say that I had a superior season on Lake Michigan this year, however this would certainly be far from the truth. Dismal would be a much better word to describe this year.
Early to late fall is often overlooked as prime fishing opportunities in Illinois.
If you haven’t heard about the condition of the fishing on Lake Michigan, then you must be under a rock somewhere. We have all heard the debates about stocking, natural reproduction, and the dreaded mussels.
Growing up with a father that was passionate about the outdoors I knew that I would eventually pass that along to any children that I was to have.
The fall of the salmon fishery is almost unavoidable.
If you are like me, you probably have every different style of bait under the sun packed away neatly in little bins and containers.