Fish want to avoid being stranded when water levels recede, so target surf on a rising freshwater tide
Click, twitch, and pause minnow-shaped cranks with a light leader for pike, walleyes, and bass
Savage strikes highlight summer freshwater angling. Prompt them via rip-jigging, high-speed retrieves, and other hard-thumping presentations
As water warms, faster and more erratic retrieves will work well for predator fish like northern pike, walleyes, and smallmouth bass.
Learn some tactical and equipment lessons from this year’s gobbler chasing and hone your calling skills for 2015
For jakes and toms alike, excited calling and gobbling trumps rainy, windy conditions every time.
Forget about “matching the mood of the woods” and use your turkey calls loudly and often when the birds aren’t talking.