Beyond the Bait

How to Select and Use Soft Plastics for Bass

Dr. Todd Kuhn discusses best practices on how to select and use soft-plastic baits for increased bass fishing success in this debut video of Beyond the Bait, Powered by Streamlight.

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Bass

Spring Fling: Strategies for Spawning Bass

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...

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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

Tailor tactics to bass behavior and you'll catch more fish during the spawn. Bass

Spring Fling: Strategies for Spawning Bass

Larry Larsen - April 01, 2020

Tailor tactics to bass behavior and you'll catch more fish during the spawn.

Around the spawn is the best time of year to boat big bass. Follow these tactics for finding monsters. Bass

Target Trophy Spring Bass: Here's How

Larry Larsen - March 25, 2020

Around the spawn is the best time of year to boat big bass. Follow these tactics for finding...

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Looking for a double-digit largemouth bass? Chase Lone Star giants. Bass

Recent Catches Prove Texas Bass Waters on Fire for Spring

Lynn Burkhead - March 10, 2020

Looking for a double-digit largemouth bass? Chase Lone Star giants.

Texas big-bass storm continues as angler lands two Legacy Class largemouths. Bass

Double Bass: What It's Like to Catch 2 Over 13 in 22 Days

Lynn Burkhead - March 09, 2020

Texas big-bass storm continues as angler lands two Legacy Class largemouths.

Catfish

Want to catch the biggest freshwater fish of your life? Target blue catfish in winter. Catfish

Winter Blues: Top Destinations for Trophy Catfish

Terry Madewell - January 06, 2020

Want to catch the biggest freshwater fish of your life? Target blue catfish in winter.

Catfish are not very picky when it comes to eating, being willing to hit a wide variety of baits. However, some baits actually do work better than others. Catfish

5 Winter Catfish Baits That Work

Keith Sutton

Catfish are not very picky when it comes to eating, being willing to hit a wide variety of...

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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.

Panfish

Fish these two lakes to catch the slab of a lifetime. Panfish

2 for 3-Pounders: Great Southern Crappie Lakes

John N. Felsher - March 26, 2020

Fish these two lakes to catch the slab of a lifetime.

All aboard for slabs: Cover more water, catch more crappies. Panfish

Use Planer Boards to Find More Crappie This Spring

John N. Felsher - March 11, 2020

All aboard for slabs: Cover more water, catch more crappies.

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Growing populations of this fun-to-catch panfish are leading Western anglers to adapt Southern strategies. Panfish

You Should Be Crappie Fishing

M.D. Johnson - March 04, 2020

Growing populations of this fun-to-catch panfish are leading Western anglers to adapt Southern...

Missouri's state record lasts only three days before set again at Bull Shoals Lake. Panfish

Yellow Perch Record Broken for Second Time in 2020

Game & Fish Digital Staff - March 03, 2020

Missouri's state record lasts only three days before set again at Bull Shoals Lake.

Walleye

Winter walleyes gather in deep river pools and eddies. Here's how to put them in the livewell. Walleye

Deep Secrets for Cold-Weather Walleyes

Jeff Knapp - March 11, 2020

Winter walleyes gather in deep river pools and eddies. Here's how to put them in the livewell.

Lake of the Woods offers fantastic action, from early ice until late in the hardwater season. Walleye

Hardwater Handbook: Northern Ice Fishing Heats Up

Joel Nelson - January 06, 2020

Lake of the Woods offers fantastic action, from early ice until late in the hardwater season.

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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...

Other Freshwater

It's the fourth state fishing record of the year in the Show Me State. Other Freshwater

Bow Angler Sets Missouri White Sucker Record

Game & Fish Digital Staff - March 17, 2020

It's the fourth state fishing record of the year in the Show Me State.

Heartbreaker: Record-sized fish caught, released on Valentine's Day doesn't count. Other Freshwater

Right Fish, Wrong Day for 'Record' Paddlefish

Lynn Burkhead - February 21, 2020

Heartbreaker: Record-sized fish caught, released on Valentine's Day doesn't count.

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Catching winter walleyes often requires mobility and a willingness to adjust tactics. Other Freshwater

Hardwater Handbook: Ice-Fishing Adaptations

Mark Romanack - January 28, 2020

Catching winter walleyes often requires mobility and a willingness to adjust tactics.

Manufacturers are always hard at work developing new products to make things easier for anglers on the ice. Other Freshwater

Ice-Fishing Gear Must-Haves

Drew Warden - January 28, 2020

Manufacturers are always hard at work developing new products to make things easier for...

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.

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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

Despite COVID-19 restrictions elsewhere, governor lists hunting and fishing as essential activities for now. News

Coronavirus: Texas Spring Fishing, Turkey Season Continue On

Lynn Burkhead - April 01, 2020

Despite COVID-19 restrictions elsewhere, governor lists hunting and fishing as essential...

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, fishing guides feel a tight squeeze during what should be their busiest time of the year. News

Pandemic Creates Silent Spring for Fishing Guides

Frank Sargeant - March 31, 2020

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, fishing guides feel a tight squeeze during what should be...

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Amid COVID-19 closures, American Sportfishing Association asks to keep fishing open. News

ASA to Governors: ‘Fishing is Safe Activity'

Game & Fish Digital Staff - March 30, 2020

Amid COVID-19 closures, American Sportfishing Association asks to keep fishing open.

You may be self-distancing, but the outdoors is still open in many places. News

Mixed Signals on Fishing Possibilities in COVID-19 Crisis

Lynn Burkhead - March 27, 2020

You may be self-distancing, but the outdoors is still open in many places.

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