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Bass

Depth Raiders: How to Fish Deep Crankbaits for Summer Bass

Casting cranks around key offshore structures is one of the hottest summer bass bites around.

Mike Pehanich

Summer Stream Smallies on Slow Soft-Plastics

Topwaters and cranks are fine, but slow presentations are consistently good for river

Bruce Ingram

Bass-Fishing Record Tied in Georgia. Shoal Bass, That Is

It was the second time in the past year that a record shoalie was caught in the Peach State.

Game & Fish Staff

Get Sloppy to Catch Mid-Summer Bass

You have to dig deep into the slop to maximize the bass bite all summer long.

Dr. Jason Halfen

Juiced-Up Jigs: Inside Look at How Berkley Tantalizes Bass

There is a whole lot of research and science behind how PowerBait jigs smell and taste better

Drew Warden

Bass Crash Course: Flipping & Pitching Shallow Cover

The two things bass anglers should look for to identify the most productive areas.

Shane Beilue

Catfish

Western Whiskerfish: Trophy Flatheads, Channels, Even Blues

In the trout-rich West, you can find plenty of big catfish in the big rivers and reservoirs of

Andrew McKean

Another Blue Catfish Record Goes Down in Mississippi

The 100-pounder is the second blue record of the year in the state.

Game & Fish Staff

11 Types of Live Baits Catfish Can't Resist

When you want to coax a bite, use these catfish baits for full stringers all summer.

Keith Sutton

Channel Cat Record Broken in West Virginia

Another big trophy catfish is added to the state fishing record book.

Game & Fish Staff

Summer Game-Planning for Channel, Flathead and Blue Catfish

Follow the advice of three whiskerfish guides to catch more cats before, during and after the

Scott Mackenthun

Channel Catfish Chowdown

How to fish the best-performing catfish baits and lures to catch more hungry whiskerfish.

M.D. Johnson

Crappie

4 Hot Target Areas for Summer Panfish

Summer panfish aren't always lurking in deep water. Many find everything they need much closer

Keith Sutton

Need-to-Know Techniques to Target Big River Slabs

Many flowing waters across the South harbor healthy populations of big crappies.

Keith Sutton

Spin to Win: Panfish Secrets for Catching Limits on Spinners

No lure outperforms spin baits for landing more bluegills, white bass, perch and crappie.

Keith Sutton

Sportfishing Smorgasbord at 'Bass Capital of the World'

Lake Eufaula, the big reservoir on the Alabama-Georgia line, offers anglers much more than

John Felsher

Color-Coded Crappie: Choose Your Bait Options Wisely

Selecting the right lure color based on water conditions can be the key to catching more

M.D. Johnson

Redfish, Black Crappie Rule Changes Proposed in Florida

State Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission OKs proposals at May meeting.

Game & Fish Staff

Muskie/Pike

West Virginia Angler Catches Humongous Record Muskie

Weighing 51 pounds, the ginormous fish was caught from shore and broke 25-year-old record.

Lynn Burkhead

On the Prowl for First-Strike Northern Pike

Where to find—and what to throw at—giant northern pike in rivers and lakes alike during the

Jeff Knapp

Hot Midwest Ice for Hardwater Anglers

The Midwest is an ice angler's paradise. These 10 hotspots offer the very best fishing action.

Scott Mackenthun

Get Jacked Up for Winter Jackfish on the Fly

The chain pickerel is the perfect fish when not much else is biting, and a great option to

Lynn Burkhead

On Final Icy Swing, Minnesota Angler Breaks Muskie Record

55-pounder came after battling ice at boat ramps, wintry conditions.

Lynn Burkhead

Record Muskie, Northern Pike Reported in Minnesota

Catch-and-release fishing records highlight summer fishing for toothy predators.

Game & Fish Staff

Striper & Hybrid

Striper Fishing on the Flats

Tips for approaching and catching big striped bass when they move into shallow water.

Michael Tougias

5 Fall Fishing Tips on How to Earn Your Stripers

Want to tangle with giant striped bass during the fall months? Richard B. Russell Lake on the

Terry Madewell

Destinations: Fishing Fun in the Southern Sun

From striped bass to giant speckled trout and largemouths, these two southern destinations

John N. Felsher

Summer Schooling: Join the Feeding Frenzy

Few summer fishing experiences in the Midwest can match targeting predators herding baitfish.

Mike Pehanich

The East's Hottest Summer Fishing Destinations

There is no shortage of excellent fishing to be had all over the Northeast in the coming

Jeff Knapp

15 Striped Bass Secrets

In the glory days of striped bass fishing, as you'll hear them referred to by any striper

Rick Bach

Panfish

4 Hot Target Areas for Summer Panfish

Summer panfish aren't always lurking in deep water. Many find everything they need much closer

Keith Sutton

Jump in a Creek for Fast Panfish Action

If you're looking to catch a few panfish for the skillet, take a break from the heat and to go

Jim Gronaw

All-American Gamefish: An Appreciation of the Bluegill

Sinking spiders, light tackle, summertime fun bring a panfish renaissance for the author.

Lynn Burkhead

Niagara Jackpot: Multi-Species Fishing as Spectacular as the Famous Falls

The waters of western New York offer an abundance of incredible, year-round fishing

Joseph Albanese

What's Not to Like About Shellcrackers on the Fly?

Redear sunfish will take a fly and fight hard, and they're biting now.

Lynn Burkhead

Spin to Win: Panfish Secrets for Catching Limits on Spinners

No lure outperforms spin baits for landing more bluegills, white bass, perch and crappie.

Keith Sutton

Walleye

Slip Bobber 101: Rig Up for Summer Walleyes

Everything needed to rig slip floats like a pro for more summer fish.

Jim Edlund

Niagara Jackpot: Multi-Species Fishing as Spectacular as the Famous Falls

The waters of western New York offer an abundance of incredible, year-round fishing

Joseph Albanese

Fishing Buddies Share Walleye State Record

Troll-caught South Carolina walleye is a virtual tie with the existing record.

Game & Fish Staff

5 Steps to Quality Walleye Fillets

Get more delicious meat off every walleye with improved knife work.

Scott Mackenthun

Triple Threats: Go-To Walleye Rigs This Spring

Tie up these three-way rigs to hook more springtime walleyes on Midwestern rivers.

Dr. Jason A. Halfen

All Eyes on Columbia River Walleye

Destination: Prime-time spring fishing for the Big River's biggest trophies of the year.

Gary Lewis

Trout & Salmon

The Salmon of St. Mary's

Dividing Michigan's Upper Peninsula and Ontario, the St. Mary's River is an overlooked hot

Mike Gnatkowski

75-Year-Old Colorado Trout Fishing Record Broken

The previous record for brook trout had stood since 1947.

Game & Fishh Staff

Discover Remote Trout Possibilities With a View

On the Upper Connecticut River, the only thing more spectacular than the scenery is the

Matt Crawford

Niagara Jackpot: Multi-Species Fishing as Spectacular as the Famous Falls

The waters of western New York offer an abundance of incredible, year-round fishing

Joseph Albanese

Take a Backcountry Adventure for Native Eastern Trout

Grab your rod, lace up your boots and head deep into the woods for the summer's best trout

Jeff Knapp

Euro Nymphing 101: Trout Tactics from Across the Pond

Master this fly-fishing method to put more and bigger trout in the net.

Jen Ripple

Other Freshwater

Exotic Fishing Paradise Awaits in South Florida

Incredible fishing for hard-fighting peacock bass, other non-native species and largemouths,

John Felsher

Everything You Need to Know About Snakeheads

Once considered a harbinger of doom for Mid-Atlantic waterways, the aggressive (and tasty)

Matt Crawford

Can Plastic Lures Rival Live Bait for Ice Fishing Success?

More and more ice anglers are threading tiny soft-plastic imitations of bugs, worms, larvae

Mike Pehanich

Florida Man Breaks Butterfly Peacock Bass Record by a Fraction

The previous record for the non-native fish species stood for nearly 30 years.

Game & Fish Staff

Record Muskie, Northern Pike Reported in Minnesota

Catch-and-release fishing records highlight summer fishing for toothy predators.

Game & Fish Staff

Take a Spin with Spinners for Trout, Bass, Walleye & More

The flash and whir of spinner blades give them wide appeal, especially when the blade style

Dr. Jason A. Halfen

Saltwater

Destinations: Southern Living on Tarpon Time

The coastal South teems with silver kings, the most majestic, hardest-fighting inshore fish

Frank Sargeant

Slow-Pitch Jigging to Target Blue-Water Pacific Fish

Techniques and gear to make it easier and more productive to catch deep-water salt species.

Frank Sargeant

Striper Fishing on the Flats

Tips for approaching and catching big striped bass when they move into shallow water.

Michael Tougias

Tactics to Trigger Strikes from Wary Gator Seatrout

From Texas to the Carolinas, sometimes you have to force-feed giant trout to get them to bite.

Frank Sargeant

Get Pumped Up for Pompano

This foolproof plan helps you cash in on the spring run of one of the best-tasting fish in the

Frank Sargeant

Redfish, Black Crappie Rule Changes Proposed in Florida

State Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission OKs proposals at May meeting.

Game & Fish Staff

Fly Fishing

All-American Gamefish: An Appreciation of the Bluegill

Sinking spiders, light tackle, summertime fun bring a panfish renaissance for the author.

Lynn Burkhead

Take a Backcountry Adventure for Native Eastern Trout

Grab your rod, lace up your boots and head deep into the woods for the summer's best trout

Jeff Knapp

What's Not to Like About Shellcrackers on the Fly?

Redear sunfish will take a fly and fight hard, and they're biting now.

Lynn Burkhead

Euro Nymphing 101: Trout Tactics from Across the Pond

Master this fly-fishing method to put more and bigger trout in the net.

Jen Ripple

Next-Level Nymphing: Think Smaller, Get Heavier, Go Deeper

Take your trout fishing to a deeper level by employing weighed patterns and precision

Gary Lewis

Lessons from Big-League Trout

Bucket-list memories from an epic Canadian fly-fishing trip that included a home run, as well

Lynn Burkhead

Ice Fishing

Coldwater Crappies Through the Ice

In many cases, you can simply follow the crowd to find crappies. It's that simple.

Dan Anderson

Hot Midwest Ice for Hardwater Anglers

The Midwest is an ice angler's paradise. These 10 hotspots offer the very best fishing action.

Scott Mackenthun

Can Plastic Lures Rival Live Bait for Ice Fishing Success?

More and more ice anglers are threading tiny soft-plastic imitations of bugs, worms, larvae

Mike Pehanich

Try Hardwater Trout for Change of Pace This Season

Often overlooked during the ice-fishing season, trout offer another bite for Midwest anglers.

Dr. Jason Halfen

Game & Fish Ice Fishing Gear Buyer's Guide

More than 50 cool new gear items to make your ice angling more productive.

Drew Warden

Jumbo Perch Through Ice Breaks ID State Record

Wisconsin angler catches certified-weight record on first trip to Lake Cascade.

Game & Fish Staff

News

Anglers' Choice Award Opens ICAST Fishing Show to Public

Industry-only trade show asks fishing fans to vote for the 'people's champion' new product.

Game & Fish Staff

75-Year-Old Colorado Trout Fishing Record Broken

The previous record for brook trout had stood since 1947.

Game & Fishh Staff

Video Look: ICAST 2022 Best of Category Winners

Here's a video roundup of the best new fishing gear unveiled at ICAST 2022 in Orlando.

Game & Fish Staff

Another Blue Catfish Record Goes Down in Mississippi

The 100-pounder is the second blue record of the year in the state.

Game & Fish Staff

ICAST Daily: What Caught Our Eye at the Annual Fishing Show (Gallery)

From new gear to spectacular booths, here's a look at the images from ICAST 2022 in Orlando.

Game & Fish Staff

First Look: Humminbird MEGA Live Imaging TargetLock

Maximize live sonar capabilities without sacrificing boat control with the new Humminbird MEGA

Drew Warden

Stories

All-American Gamefish: An Appreciation of the Bluegill

Sinking spiders, light tackle, summertime fun bring a panfish renaissance for the author.

Lynn Burkhead

Top 100 Best Places to Fish in America

To celebrate its 100th year, Abu Garcia ranked the best fisheries in the U.S.

Game & Fish Staff

8 Fish with Teeth You Don't Want to Lip

Many fish we catch in North America are no problem to lip with our hand but here are eight

Keith Sutton

How to Add Casting Distance to Reach More Fish

Field skills: The ability to reach out to distant water will make you a better angler.

Frank Sargeant

Crappie for Christmas: The Fondest of Childhood Memories

Pan-fried slabs may not sound like a holiday meal, but as a celebration of Mom's life it was

Keith Sutton

Pro Bass Fishing's Art of Positive Disruption

Tournament bass fishing started and has flourished due to anglers not being afraid to try

Lynn Burkhead

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