Having the proper tools and tackle will help you become more efficient and effective when practicing catch and release this open-water season.
Monitor the small angling details to catch more fish during the post-spawn period of May and June
Fishing spinners is a very effective technique for trout fishing, if used properly.
Take the time now to properly store your ice gear to make it easier to prepare for next years hard-water season.
Youngsters naturally love to crank up fish. Keep it enjoyable and you’ll help build the next generation of anglers, plus a fishing buddy for life.
Catch more fish with the right bait or lure, then know how to identify the slightest of bites.
New model boats keep the best, update the rest
A common mistake some anglers make is thinking the world below the ice is static and that nothing changes.
Take proper care of batteries while fishing in cold weather to avoid costly replacement fees.
Doesn’t matter which species – walleye, pike, perch, crappies or bluegills – fish detecting unnatural odors will cost you bites this winter
Find fish with less effort by sonar reading through the ice rather than drilling more holes.
When early hard water arrives, attract fish first, then determine what lure triggers bites. And don’t be afraid to start big and work down.
Whether it’s live fatheads or frozen shiners, hooking your minnows the right way produces more strikes from walleyes, perch, crappies, and pike alike.
Tips on how to use jigging minnow baits to catch walleyes in autumn.
Muskie fishermen who practice figure eights after every cast know the maneuver will increase their catches by around 25 percent each season
Anglers love to follow cliches. Many of these cliches get taken as truths and get repeated until nobody ever questions what them
If there’s one absolute about how water temperatures affect salmon movement in the Great Lakes, it’s that there is absolutely no magic formula for homing in on the hottest bite.
Top presentations for spring bass
Properly employing digital age components will help you catch more fish
Details often can make or break a summer fishing trip.
What lies beneath and up top for this fishing season
The largest member of the perch family, Sander vitreus, has a dedicated angling following throughout most of the eastern United States and Canada
I hear from anglers who assume that crankbaits only work in warm temperatures. Not true! Crankbaits will work opening weekend and all the way through summer, trolling or casting. Most people troll crankbaits, but in a rip-rap area or other structure, there’s nothing wrong with experimenting with some crankbait casting. When trolling cranks, you have three choices: long-line, use lead-core, or…
Warming water lures fish to shallows; online video details best angling techniques
I believe spring 2012 is setting up for great live-bait rigging conditions. We’re in for a good leech bite if it gets a little warmer in the days leading up to opener. I keep the snells for my live bait rig averaging about 5 feet – longer when I’m in a finesse mode, say 8 to 10 feet. I stick…
I love using jigs but too many anglers aren’t fishing them correctly. Just starters, understand that you won’t always feel the thump of a walleye when it strikes a jig. Guys expect that sure bite or hit. Many times you don’t feel it. So often you drop the jig down and it stops. Maybe you’ll just feel some extra weight….