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August finds packs of roving bluegills feeding their way through the deepest parts of many eastern lakes. Here's how to catch them.Go Deep for Late-Summer Bluegills

Go Deep for Late-Summer Bluegills

August finds packs of roving bluegills feeding their way through the deepest parts of many

Jeff Knapp

West Fishing Playbook: When, what and how to fish this popular salmon run.Trolling Tactics for Fall Chinook

Trolling Tactics for Fall Chinook

West Fishing Playbook: When, what and how to fish this popular salmon run.

Scott Haugen

The bite at night turns on in late summer in the Midwest. Go get your limit now.Night Stalking Late-Summer Walleyes

Night Stalking Late-Summer Walleyes

The bite at night turns on in late summer in the Midwest. Go get your limit now.

Mike Pehanich

Time-tested popping cork rigs put reds, trout, tripletail and more in the boat when other tactics fail.A Popping Good Time in Southern Saltwater

A Popping Good Time in Southern Saltwater

Time-tested popping cork rigs put reds, trout, tripletail and more in the boat when other

John N. Felsher

A trip to Volusia County, Fla., pits anglers against the monster redfish that lurk the flats, canals and cuts.Bucket List: Bull Fighting in Indian River, Mosquito Lagoon

Bucket List: Bull Fighting in Indian River, Mosquito Lagoon

A trip to Volusia County, Fla., pits anglers against the monster redfish that lurk the flats,

Larry Larsen

There are numerous prime trout rivers throughout the West. These three offer incredible blue-ribbon angling all summer long.Top 3 Summer Trout Rivers in the West

Top 3 Summer Trout Rivers in the West

There are numerous prime trout rivers throughout the West. These three offer incredible

Scott Haugen

Bass

The biggest bass of your life might be swimming in one of these Golden State lakes.California Dreaming: The Land of Giant Double-Digit Bass

California Dreaming: The Land of Giant Double-Digit Bass

The biggest bass of your life might be swimming in one of these Golden State lakes.

Ken Duke

Fishing success this time of year calls for flexibility and the ability to pattern bass effectively.5 Best Lures to Catch Pre-Spawn Bass

5 Best Lures to Catch Pre-Spawn Bass

Fishing success this time of year calls for flexibility and the ability to pattern bass

Jeff Samsel

What to do when weather, water clarity impacts fishing for bedding bass.Catching Springtime Bass Spawners You Can't See

Catching Springtime Bass Spawners You Can't See

What to do when weather, water clarity impacts fishing for bedding bass.

Lynn Burkhead

Decipher the spawn cycle and fill your boat with fish.How to Play Hide and Seek for Spring Bass

How to Play Hide and Seek for Spring Bass

Decipher the spawn cycle and fill your boat with fish.

Ken Duke

With a few minor adjustments, the rig known for catching bass becomes an all-season, all-species wonder tool.Hook Line & Sinker: Drop-Shot Rigging for Multiple Fish Species

Hook Line & Sinker: Drop-Shot Rigging for Multiple Fish Species

With a few minor adjustments, the rig known for catching bass becomes an all-season,

Dr. Jason Halfen

When tight-lipped bass require a bit of finesse, reach for a tried-and-true hair jig to turn the tide.Old-School Bass Fishing With Hair Jigs

Old-School Bass Fishing With Hair Jigs

When tight-lipped bass require a bit of finesse, reach for a tried-and-true hair jig to turn

Pete M. Anderson

Catfish

The 57-pounder is the first flathead to break the state's minimum for a record.Shore Angler Sets Maryland Flathead Catfish Record

Shore Angler Sets Maryland Flathead Catfish Record

The 57-pounder is the first flathead to break the state's minimum for a record.

Game and Fish Staff

It's the first record blue certified over 100 pounds in the Peach State.Monster Blue Catfish Smashes Georgia Record

Monster Blue Catfish Smashes Georgia Record

It's the first record blue certified over 100 pounds in the Peach State.

Game & Fish Staff

Tie on a slip-bobber rig during late summer and load a cooler with suspended channel catfish.How to Catch Suspended Catfish in Late Summer with Proven Tactics

How to Catch Suspended Catfish in Late Summer with Proven Tactics

Tie on a slip-bobber rig during late summer and load a cooler with suspended channel catfish.

M.D. Johnson

Try your luck at trophy cats on this excellent border water.Destination Spotlight: Red River Channel Cats

Destination Spotlight: Red River Channel Cats

Try your luck at trophy cats on this excellent border water.

Dr. Jason Halfen

Slow trolling cut catfish baits can lead to dramatically more bites than still-fishing over an anchor.Precision Slow-Motion Techniques for Reservoir Catfish

Precision Slow-Motion Techniques for Reservoir Catfish

Slow trolling cut catfish baits can lead to dramatically more bites than still-fishing over an

Dan Anderson

The previous record also was caught in the same Panhandle river.New State Record Flathead Catfish Caught in Florida

New State Record Flathead Catfish Caught in Florida

The previous record also was caught in the same Panhandle river.

Game & Fish Staff

Panfish

'Live-scoping' a new way to catch big white crappie on Mississippi's Grenada Lake.Spot-and-Stalk Tactics to Slay Jumbo Slabs

Spot-and-Stalk Tactics to Slay Jumbo Slabs

'Live-scoping' a new way to catch big white crappie on Mississippi's Grenada Lake.

Colin Moore

White bass provide an angling trifecta: They're prolific, fun to catch and delicious.Don't Overlook Frenzied Action of White Bass on the Run

Don't Overlook Frenzied Action of White Bass on the Run

White bass provide an angling trifecta: They're prolific, fun to catch and delicious.

Alan Myers

Wisconsin angler catches certified-weight record on first trip to Lake Cascade.Jumbo Perch Through Ice Breaks ID State Record

Jumbo Perch Through Ice Breaks ID State Record

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

Game & Fish Staff

Adjust your approach to catch crappies from spring to summer.Crappie Fishing Tactics from Pre- to Post-Spawn

Crappie Fishing Tactics from Pre- to Post-Spawn

Adjust your approach to catch crappies from spring to summer.

Dr. Jason Halfen

With a few minor adjustments, the rig known for catching bass becomes an all-season, all-species wonder tool.Hook Line & Sinker: Drop-Shot Rigging for Multiple Fish Species

Hook Line & Sinker: Drop-Shot Rigging for Multiple Fish Species

With a few minor adjustments, the rig known for catching bass becomes an all-season,

Dr. Jason Halfen

Follow these tips to find the best fish when crappies move to spawning cover.How to Cash in as Crappie 'Go to the Bank'

How to Cash in as Crappie 'Go to the Bank'

Follow these tips to find the best fish when crappies move to spawning cover.

Mike Marsh

Walleye

Spring sees walleyes staging for spawning runs on Midwestern rivers. Here's what to know.Follow the Flow for Springtime Walleyes

Follow the Flow for Springtime Walleyes

Spring sees walleyes staging for spawning runs on Midwestern rivers. Here's what to know.

Dr. Jason Halfen

With a few minor adjustments, the rig known for catching bass becomes an all-season, all-species wonder tool.Hook Line & Sinker: Drop-Shot Rigging for Multiple Fish Species

Hook Line & Sinker: Drop-Shot Rigging for Multiple Fish Species

With a few minor adjustments, the rig known for catching bass becomes an all-season,

Dr. Jason Halfen

Fishing live bait properly can be the difference between success and a long day on the ice.Go Natural with Live-Bait Presentations on Ice

Go Natural with Live-Bait Presentations on Ice

Fishing live bait properly can be the difference between success and a long day on the ice.

Joel Nelson

When targeting late-season walleye in the northeast, there's no better place than a river with moving water. Here are seven river destinations and some tips for walleye-fishing success.7 Best Late-Season Walleye Rivers in the Northeast and Tips for Success

7 Best Late-Season Walleye Rivers in the Northeast and Tips for Success

When targeting late-season walleye in the northeast, there's no better place than a river with

Jeff Knapp

A combination of factors can put the walleye bite into overdrive this time of year. Here's how to capitalize on the action both day and night.Searching for a Never-Ending Walleye Bite

Searching for a Never-Ending Walleye Bite

A combination of factors can put the walleye bite into overdrive this time of year. Here's how

Dr. Jason Halfen

Walleyes often move deep in late summer; these three proven tactics will help bring them boatside.Late Summer Walleyes – 3 Deadly Tips to Catch a Limit

Late Summer Walleyes – 3 Deadly Tips to Catch a Limit

Walleyes often move deep in late summer; these three proven tactics will help bring them

Joel Nelson

Other Freshwater

Musky season is off and running in the southern Midwest. Here's where to get in on the action.Punch Your Ticket to Midwestern Musky Madness

Punch Your Ticket to Midwestern Musky Madness

Musky season is off and running in the southern Midwest. Here's where to get in on the action.

Tony Grant

Done with ice fishing?  Hitch up the boat and head to one of these Midwest fisheries.Open-Water Fishing Holes Open for Business

Open-Water Fishing Holes Open for Business

Done with ice fishing? Hitch up the boat and head to one of these Midwest fisheries.

Mike Pehanich

Wally Marshall helps you learn this technique to quickly fill your crappie limit.Tips from the Master: Shooting Docks for Slabs with Mr. Crappie

Tips from the Master: Shooting Docks for Slabs with Mr. Crappie

Wally Marshall helps you learn this technique to quickly fill your crappie limit.

Colin Moore

Mollusk-loving black carp are listed on the state's Prohibited Species List.112 Pounds! Missouri Angler Catches Invasive Species Nobody Likes

112 Pounds! Missouri Angler Catches Invasive Species Nobody Likes

Mollusk-loving black carp are listed on the state's Prohibited Species List.

Game & Fish Staff

Fishing live bait properly can be the difference between success and a long day on the ice.Go Natural with Live-Bait Presentations on Ice

Go Natural with Live-Bait Presentations on Ice

Fishing live bait properly can be the difference between success and a long day on the ice.

Joel Nelson

Winter is truly the best time to get your hands on a supersized northern.Ice Pike: Tweak Your Game Plan to Target Trophy Northerns

Ice Pike: Tweak Your Game Plan to Target Trophy Northerns

Winter is truly the best time to get your hands on a supersized northern.

Dr. Jason Halfen

Saltwater

When you're fishing in Florida's saltwater, it never gets boring.Seven Tips to Improve Saltwater Sight Fishing Success

Seven Tips to Improve Saltwater Sight Fishing Success

When you're fishing in Florida's saltwater, it never gets boring.

Lynn Burkhead

After closure due to red tide, trophy snook fishing has returned to the area.Florida's West-Coast Comeback for Bucket-List Snook

Florida's West-Coast Comeback for Bucket-List Snook

After closure due to red tide, trophy snook fishing has returned to the area.

Frank Sargeant

The 40-pounder was Georgia's first saltwater record (second overall) of 2021.Georgia Angler Breaks State Record for African Pompano

Georgia Angler Breaks State Record for African Pompano

The 40-pounder was Georgia's first saltwater record (second overall) of 2021.

Game & Fish Staff

State approves new records for Atlantic bonito and sheepshead.Saltwater State Fishing Records Confirmed in N.Y.

Saltwater State Fishing Records Confirmed in N.Y.

State approves new records for Atlantic bonito and sheepshead.

Game & Fish Staff

From late summer through the fall, the Pacific Coast offers an endless bounty of tasty bivalves and crustaceans; here's how to harvest your 'fare' share.Costal Bounties: How to Go Clamming and Crabbing

Costal Bounties: How to Go Clamming and Crabbing

From late summer through the fall, the Pacific Coast offers an endless bounty of tasty

Scott Haugen

News

Following major fish kills from the big chill, temporary regs in place for speckled seatrout.Texas Enacts Emergency Regs After February's Deep Freeze

Texas Enacts Emergency Regs After February's Deep Freeze

Following major fish kills from the big chill, temporary regs in place for speckled seatrout.

Lynn Burkhead

Wisconsin angler catches certified-weight record on first trip to Lake Cascade.Jumbo Perch Through Ice Breaks ID State Record

Jumbo Perch Through Ice Breaks ID State Record

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

Game & Fish Staff

Conservation measures are called for after biologists count the dead in millions.Texas Calculates Coastal Fish Kill from February Deep Freeze

Texas Calculates Coastal Fish Kill from February Deep Freeze

Conservation measures are called for after biologists count the dead in millions.

Lynn Burkhead

The 40-pounder was Georgia's first saltwater record (second overall) of 2021.Georgia Angler Breaks State Record for African Pompano

Georgia Angler Breaks State Record for African Pompano

The 40-pounder was Georgia's first saltwater record (second overall) of 2021.

Game & Fish Staff

To celebrate its 100th year, Abu Garcia ranks the best fisheries in the U.S. (updated with top 10).Top 100 Best Places to Fish in America

Top 100 Best Places to Fish in America

To celebrate its 100th year, Abu Garcia ranks the best fisheries in the U.S. (updated with top

Game & Fish Staff

Stories

Today's fluorocarbon lines are better than ever, but what makes them so special?50 Years of Fluoro

50 Years of Fluoro

Today's fluorocarbon lines are better than ever, but what makes them so special?

Dr. Jason Halfen

Many freshwater fish we catch in North America are no problem to lip with our hand, but there are some terrible, toothy terrors you need to find an alternative method to land.8 Fish with Teeth You Don't Want to Lip

8 Fish with Teeth You Don't Want to Lip

Many freshwater fish we catch in North America are no problem to lip with our hand, but there

Keith Sutton

Ugly Stik's Santa Claus Bass Tournament featured 298 Santa-suit-wearing anglers at Lake Norman, N.C.Good Deeds: Bass-Fishing Santas Raise $15K in Toys for Kids

Good Deeds: Bass-Fishing Santas Raise $15K in Toys for Kids

Ugly Stik's Santa Claus Bass Tournament featured 298 Santa-suit-wearing anglers at Lake

Game and Fish Staff

An hour here, 30 minutes there, 10 casts after work; sometimes that's all it takes.Perspective: Satisfy Fishing Passion When You Can

Perspective: Satisfy Fishing Passion When You Can

An hour here, 30 minutes there, 10 casts after work; sometimes that's all it takes.

Adam Heggenstaller

All sides must have something to offer to make it work.Fishing Buddies: It Has to Be Give-and-Take

Fishing Buddies: It Has to Be Give-and-Take

All sides must have something to offer to make it work.

Jeff Johnston

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