North country lakes will begin experiencing turnover in coming weeks, but you still can enjoy quality fall angling before, during, and after this annual period.
It appears the Illinois DNR has a new chief of the department that manages the state’s fish. Dan Stephenson, who retired from the position this summer, announced via email Monday that Mike McClelland has accepted the role of leading the Division of Fisheries. McClelland spent 14 years with the Illinois Natural History Survey, mostly as the Long Term Illinois River Fish…
Pennsylvania’s above-average rainfall translates into good September trout fishing.
The meteorological summer is over, and the autumnal equinox lies ahead. That means the average sportsman is likely preparing for hunting season, or perhaps even enjoying some early-season goose or gray squirrel hunting and anticipating the opening a number of other seasons (bear, grouse, archery deer, waterfowl and turkeys) in the weeks ahead. Versatile sportsmen, meaning those who hunt, fish…
The basic concept is a simple one – get the ladies out on Lake Ontario fishing for salmon and trout through a friendly team event and raise funds to combat the effects of cancer.
If you can stay on the water in September, expect an incredible autumn angling bite.
With kids in school and summer in the rearview mirror, angling for big fish becomes a priority for fishing experts like “Tackle” Terry Tuma.
Readers know Tim Lesmeister as an outdoors communicator in the hunting and fishing world, but his new project exposes his longtime love of making music.
“Have the fish cleared the screen yet?” asked Capt. Joel Ruggiero of Bait Master Charters. “We have now!” shouted an enthusiastic Jeff Rasmus of Dunkirk, first mate on the boat for this special VIP/Media fishing day out of Dunkirk on Lake Erie. Ruggiero walked over to the port side downrigger, pulled the rod out of the holder and popped the…
Participation in fishing across the country was up by nearly 2 million people last year, according to survey.
While paddling the other day, author got to thinking about spearing fish and whether an SUP would make a good platform for spearing, too.
The process of smoking and preserving fish, or any other meats for that matter, is nothing new. It has been around for a very long time. However, many people find the process intimidating. The truth is just the opposite – smoking your catch is an easy and enjoyable process, and the results are absolutely delicious. I now prefer to smoke…
First-time kayak anglers quickly learn the ins and outs of fishing from this small craft that’s usually used for leisure/recreation.
No time for a long drive? Consider Wautoma’s Silver Lake.
Put away the bobbers and use your electronics to locate the big bluegills of late summer
It will be interesting to see how this management decision plays out and the rationale that the commissioners use to arrive at their decision. The implications are much broader than one 3.8-mile section of Penns Creek.
That will likely set the stage for a return trip somewhere down the road. Before that, though, they may need further discussion on how to handle Lake Erie, a body of water that presents an entirely different set of challenges from other bodies of water they fish.
A recent charter fishing trip on Lake Michigan starts with a bang and ends with tasty coho, chinook salmon, lake trout and steelhead.
Inaugural event on Lake Minnetonka attracts 68 teams employing drop-shots, swim jigs, jig worms, chatter baits and other lures for big largemouths.
Steven Rinella produces one of the most popular podcasts in the country, and on Thursday night, more than 1,000 outdoorsmen and outdoorswomen rendezvoused in Burnsville to watch it live. Plus information on an upcoming Modern Carnivore experience.
Emily Judd and Wayne Whitemarsh have worked on a method of loaning fishing rods to kids in the Sauk County area. (Photo by Jerry Davis)A brilliant idea surfaced a decade ago in Sauk City and, after a long hiatus, it is finally coming to fruition. McFarlanes’ Retail and Service Center in Sauk City is a local business that seems to…
Consider these gear and equipment essentials to develop more enjoyable angling time on the water for youngsters.
On the heels of catching a huge trout, blogger ponders flooding.
Get out there and take advantage of our Great Lakes fishing – these are going to be the “good old days.”
Writer learns this lesson the hard way with fish kills.
An immediate, aggressive approach to fishing can produce more action quickly during a hot bite of mid-summer.