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.
Common sense and current scientific studies demonstrate that there is no place for fly-fishing-only or artificials-only regulations.
One of the best things about being an outdoor writer is that you have an opportunity to fish with a wide variety of angling professionals, be it of the charter captain or guide variety or people who could be captains or guides but won’t or can’t for several reasons. Seeing how they approach any given situation is an educational lesson…
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,…