In the weeks ahead trout action will likely start to dwindle as the weather warms and trout anglers back off pursuing their favorite fish. At the same time, bass fishing will intensify. But for now, at least in this part of New York, an angler can have the best of both worlds.
With all the new-fangled mock bass attractants being marketed today, plus an uncountable number of lures constructed in vast varieties, live baits have taken a back seat.
Even on a relatively average day on Lake St. Clair, the smallmouth bass fishing can be very good.
Bowfin an overlooked fish to target.
Event held on Clarks Creek in Dauphin County.
Fishery on display with annual celebrity gathering, fishing tournament.
Father-son team brings in a healthy multi-species bag at popular Minnesota Adult & Teen Fishing Challenge charity event.
Recent outing a good reminder, whether you’re targeting bass or any other species, that when the bite is on, you’d better enjoy it.
This event was the first of its kind on an inland lake. The Ohio DNR Division of Wildlife has for years held a Fish Ohio event on Lake Erie. This year’s Governor’s Fish Ohio Day on the big lake is on July 2.
Jason Lesmeister got a chance to break away from Alaska to fish some Minnesota lakes and landed his personal-best walleye, a 29.5-inch beast that he caught on Lake Minnetonka. (Photo by Tim Lesmeister)My son, Jason, has always been an outstanding angler. He has a knack for finding fish and always seems to know what they will bite on. He was…
The late Steve Person, a regular on an annual fishing trip with friends on Lake Erie, held up a nice walleye on a past trip. (Photo by Tim Failor)I just arrived home from a fishing trip out of Port Clinton, Ohio, which promotes itself as the walleye capital of the world. From what I’ve seen after every visit, I cannot…
The significance of their hatch is the sheer numbers of insects hatching at the same time. The mayfly hatch usually occurs at night, and when it does, it triggers fish, especially trout, into a feeding frenzy.
I used to walk into a tackle shop wishing I was rich enough to buy one of every lure they were selling. I knew one of those lures would be the “one,” that perfect lure, the lure no fish could ever resist. All I had to do was discover it, buy it, use it, and then rely on it. As…
New York’s season for both smallmouth and largemouth bass traditionally opens the third Saturday in June, which this year means June 15. Bass are a favorite among fishermen because of their relative numbers and the fact they readily adapt to life equally well in large, shallow lakes or even farm ponds. Newcomers to bass fishing should look for bass near obvious cover such as lily pads,…
It will feature $10,000 in cash and prizes, with all proceeds funding projects for Wisconsin Hero Outdoors.
Thanks to some experienced fishing industry players, anglers have a new voice at the Legislature and in negotiations with the DNR.
The survey came after news broke that Gov. J.B. Pritzker wrote the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers a letter last week indicating that he had authorized the state’s collaboration with preconstruction, design and engineering work in the Brandon Road Lock and Dam near Joliet.
What’s a good fishing knot? That’s simple. If you tie a hook on the end of a fishing line with a simple or perhaps a complicated series of twists, turns, loops and laps; hang a worm on the hook; catch a fish with it and the knot holds tight and the line doesn’t snap at the hook, it’s a good…
As May transitions to June, the top walleye bite of the year has arrived. Marking fish and walleyes aren’t responding? The onus is on you to mix it up.
Not all was lost, however, as Big Pine Creek offered outstanding trout fishing all week.
If you tear it down they will come, to put a twist on a saying made popular by the Kevin Costner classic baseball film, “Field of Dreams.”
Combine stealth, a low profile, available structure, and a variety of live bait to locate snapping perch, crappies, and walleyes during the early open-water angling season.
Madison Fishing Expo’s Charlie Grimm passed away on Saturday, May 4, opening day of the fishing season.
A serious complication is the fact that local charter captains are cancelling trips left and right. Spring is a prime time for salmon, trout, bass and walleye between the Great Lakes of Erie and Ontario. Huge ice fields pose a serious problem for boaters in the river and in the eastern basin of Lake Erie.
The writer, his daughter and son-in-law enjoy trout, birds, fellowship and the pleasant weather on the opening day of trout season.
Don’t just fish memories when locating fish; use your electronics and search according to lake and weather conditions.