Stories

Carp Busting: Quality Gear is Key to Your Best Bowfishing

A bow has to work with an individual in fit and performance, and if it doesn't, the whole process suffers.

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Bass

Find Smallies Fast Using Search Baits

Forecasts

Expect a bumper crop of these fancy speckled panfish to keep you grinning from ear to ear. Forecasts

Great Plains Crappie Fishing Guide 2019

Brent Frazee

Expect a bumper crop of these fancy speckled panfish to keep you grinning from ear to ear.

Spring is the time of change. It's also a great time for catching crappies if you hit the right spots. Forecasts

Minnesota Crappie Fishing Guide 2019

Gary Korsgaden

Spring is the time of change. It's also a great time for catching crappies if you hit the...

Armed with little more than a fishing rod, wire hooks, bobbers and minnows for bait, Hoosier anglers enjoy crappie fishing north to south. Forecasts

Indiana Crappie Fishing Guide 2019

Don Gasaway

Armed with little more than a fishing rod, wire hooks, bobbers and minnows for bait, Hoosier...

The crappie bite is one of the hottest spring fisheries in the state. Forecasts

Michigan Crappie Fishing Guide 2019

Mike Gnatkowski

The crappie bite is one of the hottest spring fisheries in the state.

Bass

Fall smallmouth bass are hungry but can be hard to find. Learn to fish these baits to zero in. Bass

Find Smallies Fast Using Search Baits

Jeff Knapp - November 07, 2019

Fall smallmouth bass are hungry but can be hard to find. Learn to fish these baits to zero in.

He caught the 7-plus-pound smallie from the Lake Michigan shore in downtown Chicago. Bass

Shoreline Angler Sets Smallmouth Record

October 18, 2019

He caught the 7-plus-pound smallie from the Lake Michigan shore in downtown Chicago.

When the bite turns tough, downsize your baits to improve your chances. Bass

Think Small to Score Big on Smallmouth Bass

Pete M. Anderson - October 08, 2019

When the bite turns tough, downsize your baits to improve your chances.

Some of the best smallmouth bass fishing in the country is found in these well-known fisheries. Bass

Top Smallie Spots: Lakes Champlain & Erie

Jeff Knapp

Some of the best smallmouth bass fishing in the country is found in these well-known...

Catfish

Winter cats require a bit more work for the bite. Catfish

8 Tips for Catching Cold Water Catfish

Anietra Hamper

Winter cats require a bit more work for the bite.

Catfish are on the move after baitfish in the early fall. Catfish

Strolling for Mobile Catfish

Dan Anderson - October 10, 2019

Catfish are on the move after baitfish in the early fall.

A well-planned and executed stationary approach can set the stage for outstanding summer catfishing action. Catfish

Anchor Up for Channel Cats

Steven Johnson - July 15, 2019

A well-planned and executed stationary approach can set the stage for outstanding summer...

Keep these factors and gear items in mind as you go after big catfish. Catfish

Flathead, Channel or Blue? Pick Your Catfish

Keith Sutton - June 19, 2019

Keep these factors and gear items in mind as you go after big catfish.

Panfish

Skill and strategy in a single-pole approach to can fill your stringer this time of year. Panfish

One-Thump Fishing for Fall Crappie

John Felsher - October 30, 2019

Skill and strategy in a single-pole approach to can fill your stringer this time of year.

Locate crappie, adapt to weather, hit structure and fill your stringer with slabs. Panfish

Catch Slabs for Your Next Fish Fry, Year-Round

Keith Sutton - August 22, 2019

Locate crappie, adapt to weather, hit structure and fill your stringer with slabs.

Learn how to find the biggest fish in your lake. Panfish

Deep Thinking Will Catch the Biggest Bluegills

Terry Madewell

Learn how to find the biggest fish in your lake.

You can catch bluegill faster with these strategies. Panfish

Find and Fish Bluegill Beds Efficiently

Terry Madewell - May 22, 2019

You can catch bluegill faster with these strategies.

Walleye

Several top guides and pros open up about unique ways to catch more 'eyes now. Walleye

4 Proven Fall Walleye Tactics

Jim Edlund - October 23, 2019

Several top guides and pros open up about unique ways to catch more 'eyes now.

When walleyes hold deeper than many popular crankbaits can reach, it's time to adapt with snap weights and precise depth control. Walleye

Deep Thinking for Fall Walleyes

Mark Romanack - September 24, 2019

When walleyes hold deeper than many popular crankbaits can reach, it's time to adapt with snap...

These minnow jigs are hot among walleye pros. Walleye

4 Great Lures for Rip-Jigging Walleyes

Matt Straw - August 21, 2019

These minnow jigs are hot among walleye pros.

Clues to the best presentations for walleyes often stare anglers in the face. Interpret what graphs are saying, and fish accordingly. Walleye

Match Sonar Specifics To Presentation Speed

Joel Nelson - June 28, 2019

Clues to the best presentations for walleyes often stare anglers in the face. Interpret what...

Other Freshwater

Muskies hunt baitfish with great aggression as temperatures cool in the fall. Make the most of this treasured time. Other Freshwater

The Baitfish Connection for Fall Muskies

Joel Nelson - October 03, 2019

Muskies hunt baitfish with great aggression as temperatures cool in the fall. Make the most of...

It may be the middle of the summer, but it's not too early to think about winter ice fishing. Other Freshwater

Augers to Tip-Ups: Best Ice Fishing Gear at ICAST

Drew Warden - August 01, 2019

It may be the middle of the summer, but it's not too early to think about winter ice fishing.

The fish of 10,000 casts is a worthy adversary, and there are plenty of great spots to pursue it in the North Star State. Other Freshwater

Minnesota's Muskie Magic

Gary Korsgaden - June 24, 2019

The fish of 10,000 casts is a worthy adversary, and there are plenty of great spots to pursue...

Increase your odds of hooking up by trolling, then casting in high-percentage areas. Other Freshwater

Troll to Cast for Muskies

Mark Sak - June 13, 2019

Increase your odds of hooking up by trolling, then casting in high-percentage areas.

Saltwater

Elementary school principal has great story about how big bull shark stole his dinner. Saltwater

What I Did This Summer: Caught a Big Shark, No Bull!

Lynn Burkhead - August 16, 2019

Elementary school principal has great story about how big bull shark stole his dinner.

Summertime is a great time to be on the beach — catching fish. Saltwater

Surf's Up: Catch Fish While on Vacation

Mike Marsh - July 25, 2019

Summertime is a great time to be on the beach — catching fish.

Red drum are found feeding on low, high or in-between tides. Understand this and catch more fish. Saltwater

Top Tactics for Catching Tidal Redfish

Jimmy Jacobs - June 04, 2019

Red drum are found feeding on low, high or in-between tides. Understand this and catch more...

Spring kicks off saltwater fishing for most South Carolina anglers and the bite goes on into fall. Saltwater

South Carolina's 2019 Saltwater Forecast

Capt. John Gribb

Spring kicks off saltwater fishing for most South Carolina anglers and the bite goes on into...

News

The lake trout caught on Lake Champlain was quite a sight. News

Fish with ‘Two Mouths' Goes Viral

G&F Online Staff - August 22, 2019

The lake trout caught on Lake Champlain was quite a sight.

2019 edition, now available, commemorates ethical sport and productive science. News

IGFA ‘World Record Game Fishes' Celebrates 80 Years

Jack Vitek - July 15, 2019

2019 edition, now available, commemorates ethical sport and productive science.

Catch-and-release still permitted, but harvest and possession are not. News

Florida Orders Halt to Keeping Shoal Bass from Chipola

G&F Online Staff - June 07, 2019

Catch-and-release still permitted, but harvest and possession are not.

‘Great Red Snapper Count' includes angler incentives to report tagged fish. News

Gulf Red Snapper Could Be Worth $500 Each

G&F Online Staff - June 05, 2019

‘Great Red Snapper Count' includes angler incentives to report tagged fish.

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