It was a special day on the mighty Mississippi River, a football Sunday, and the Green Bay Packers were playing the Minnesota Vikings. Allegiances are divided here because the river is the boundary between Minnesota and Wisconsin (where Green Bay is for you geographically challenged folks). This turned out to be a great side story as we fished the river…
From jigs to crankbaits, unleash a greatest hits of top angling tactics to convince walleyes to fall in during the great bite of autumn.
This year saw a record 185 anglers take part. That’s nearly triple the number that participated in the first derby in 2015.
It’s important to educate our elected officials about the importance of our natural resources, whatever they may be.
Bigger baits will help trigger bites among the largest and most active ’gills of late summer or early fall
They’ll measure, at most, about 11 inches, with the majority probably going no more than 8 inches tip to tail. That’s not much fish when you’re used to 20-inch smallies, but there’s an appeal to them this blogger can’t shake.
Phishing scenario seems to be at play, authorities say.
A group of childhood friends in Lake Orion gathers each year for a fun-filled day of fishing, food and friendship.
That graphite fishing rod you’re using? It’s probably not graphite.
Blogger lands nice smallmouth on 3-D printed lure, demonstrates innovative learning in Pennsylvania.
Blogger finds solitude and excellent trout fishing.
While local populations off New York’s shoreline have been increasing, the real kicker to our walleye population numbers is the migrating schools of fish that show up every year from the Western Basin of the lake. As many as 10 percent of the lake’s Western Basin walleye will take a trip from Ohio to the western reaches of the lake – as far as Buffalo.
Although the author didn’t boat the big fish, he can finally say he got to tangle with one.
Shore-based anglers could be short-changed by increase in number of rods.
It’s not hard to figure out why competitive kayak bass angling is catching on. First, anyone with a kayak and fishing rods can join in.
More technique-specific than ever, these narrow watercraft offer precision angling opportunities for multiple species.
Topwaters are great fun, but when smallies aren’t looking up, try these bass’n tactics.
A Mississippi River mayfly hatch hindered the bass bite for the author, but he eventually discovered a way to grip some bronzeback lip.
Feds need to continue to fund the war on Great Lakes lamprey.
The proposed change is being lauded by some Lake Erie charter captains and anglers.
Behind-the-scenes fishing contest helps dispel some of the myths surrounding the big lake this high-water season.
Spinner rigs are very versatile for covering various depths of water and locating actively feeding walleyes.
Earlier this spring we talked about simple worm fishing for trout as a time-honored tactic. Quite often, I take the same approach to summer bass fishing. Only this time the worm is fake. Just like real worms have landed so many trout and .30-30 Winchester rifle has taken many bucks, the simple tactic of rubber worm fishing has likely brought…
When retrieve speeds, color, flash, movement, rattles and other tricks fail, try increasing the size of your lures.
Visit to a pay-to-fish facility in Texas on Father’s Day boosts the author’s appreciation for the lakes and rivers that citizens in the northern United States can fish for free.
Hang in the hammock over the upcoming July 4th holiday weekend and read one of these six freshwater fishing classics.