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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There aren't many better ways to spend a summer night than skewering fish in the shallows.

Floating baits are highly effective for trout, but many anglers leave out a key ingredient. Here's why you should add drift bobbers to your summertime trout arsenal. Playbook

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Floating baits are highly effective for trout, but many anglers leave out a key ingredient....

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Try these basic approaches to catch river-dwelling smallies this summer. Playbook

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Try these basic approaches to catch river-dwelling smallies this summer.

When it turns miserably hot in the South, the biggest bass head for the thickest slop. Here's how-to remove them from their vegetative haunts. Playbook

Summer Lure Choices for Thick-Grass Bass

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When it turns miserably hot in the South, the biggest bass head for the thickest slop. Here's...

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A behind-the-scenes look at our bass-fishing gear reviews from Lake Picachos. Bass

Tackle Test 2020: Postcards from Mexico

Scott Bernarde - June 12, 2020

A behind-the-scenes look at our bass-fishing gear reviews from Lake Picachos.

Target bass in and near their early grass haunts with this 1-2 topwater punch. Bass

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Mike Pehanich - June 12, 2020

Target bass in and near their early grass haunts with this 1-2 topwater punch.

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Game & Fish went to Lake Picachos, Mexico, to determine the best new spinning gear. Bass

Tackle Test 2020: Best Spinning Rods & Reels

Dr. Todd A. Kuhn

Game & Fish went to Lake Picachos, Mexico, to determine the best new spinning gear.

These three techniques will put you on shallow-water bass all summer. Bass

Froggin', Flippin' and Buzzin' for Summer Bass

Ken Duke - May 27, 2020

These three techniques will put you on shallow-water bass all summer.

Catfish

Working current seams for channel catfish can be productive, but you must first understand what the river is telling you. Catfish

Decipher the Seams for Channel Cats

Brad Durick - June 23, 2020

Working current seams for channel catfish can be productive, but you must first understand...

Fishing for eating-sized flatheads is an easy and fun way to supply an excellent fish fry. Catfish

Flathead Catfish for the Plate

Keith Sutton - June 05, 2020

Fishing for eating-sized flatheads is an easy and fun way to supply an excellent fish fry.

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Your kitchen cupboards have some of the most effective catfish baits. Catfish

'Grocery Baits' for Giant Catfish

Keith Sutton - May 27, 2020

Your kitchen cupboards have some of the most effective catfish baits.

If you've been overlooking the West's channel catfish, you're missing out on prime fishing. Catfish

Catch River Channel Catfish Now

M.D. Johnson - April 30, 2020

If you've been overlooking the West's channel catfish, you're missing out on prime fishing.

Panfish

Use these three techniques to load your stringer with bluegills. Panfish

Triple Threat for Big Bream

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Use these three techniques to load your stringer with bluegills.

Adjust tactics to catch crappies from spring to summer. Panfish

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Dr. Jason Halfen

Adjust tactics to catch crappies from spring to summer.

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Maximize your panfish effort by simplifying your setup. Panfish

Bobber Your Way to Bluegills

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Maximize your panfish effort by simplifying your setup.

Crankbaits have overlooked potential for catching trophy crappie in spring. Panfish

Slab Crappies on Crankbaits

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Crankbaits have overlooked potential for catching trophy crappie in spring.

Walleye

Habitat changes across some of the Midwest's finest walleye waters have negatively affected populations of the iconic species. What can anglers do to help? Walleye

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When walleyes turn off to live bait offerings, switch to an aggressive snap jig presentation to trigger a reaction bite. Walleye

Make it Snappy for Walleyes

Jeff Knapp - June 08, 2020

When walleyes turn off to live bait offerings, switch to an aggressive snap jig presentation...

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Walleyes are shallower now than at most other times of the year. Go light and think simple. Walleye

The Skinny on Shallow Walleyes

Matt Straw

Walleyes are shallower now than at most other times of the year. Go light and think simple.

Sound and action that convinces even sluggish walleyes to bite. Walleye

SPRO's New MadEye Series Walleye Baits

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Sound and action that convinces even sluggish walleyes to bite.

Other Freshwater

Bow fisherman arrows fish of a lifetime on South Texas trip. Other Freshwater

240 Pounds! Massive Alligator Gar Taken on Father's Day

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Bow fisherman arrows fish of a lifetime on South Texas trip.

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.

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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.

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

Flexibility in natural bait and artificial lure presentation brings more red drum to the boat. Saltwater

Two Ways for Redfish

Jimmy Jacobs - June 22, 2020

Flexibility in natural bait and artificial lure presentation brings more red drum to the boat.

It might be a basic rig, but the popping cork can be incredibly effective. Saltwater

Perfect the Popping Cork: Inshore Fishing

Mike Marsh - June 08, 2020

It might be a basic rig, but the popping cork can be incredibly effective.

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

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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

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

News

Campaign launches to help Americans find mental health support while fishing and boating in face of COVID-19. News

'Get On Board' Promotes Pandemic-Stress Relief

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Campaign launches to help Americans find mental health support while fishing and boating in...

Wonders of Wildlife, created by Johnny Morris, has been nominated; deadline to vote is July 6. News

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Wonders of Wildlife, created by Johnny Morris, has been nominated; deadline to vote is July 6.

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The Sooner State's recent run of huge paddlefish continues with 146.7-pounder caught at Keystone Lake. News

Okla. Paddlefish May Be New World Record

Lynn Burkhead - June 29, 2020

The Sooner State's recent run of huge paddlefish continues with 146.7-pounder caught at...

It's no bull, MJ is a wizard at deep-sea fishing at Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament. News

NBA Legend Jordan Reels in Big Blue Marlin in Tourney

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It's no bull, MJ is a wizard at deep-sea fishing at Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament.

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