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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Go Deep for Late-Summer Bluegills

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Go Deep for Late-Summer Bluegills

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Trolling Tactics for Fall Chinook

Playbook

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

A Popping Good Time in Southern Saltwater

John N. Felsher - August 14, 2020

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

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

Night Stalking Late-Summer Walleyes

Mike Pehanich - August 14, 2020

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

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

Trolling Tactics for Fall Chinook

Scott Haugen - August 14, 2020

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

August finds packs of roving bluegills feeding their way through the deepest parts of many eastern lakes. Here's how to catch them. Playbook

Go Deep for Late-Summer Bluegills

Jeff Knapp - August 14, 2020

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

Bass

Employ these expert tips for world-class smallmouth bass fishing in rivers and streams. Bass

Go With the Flow for August Bronzebacks

Ken Duke - August 13, 2020

Employ these expert tips for world-class smallmouth bass fishing in rivers and streams.

When it comes to lure selection for summer bass, most anglers don't think of crankbaits first. Here's why you should change that thinking. Bass

The Quintessential Guide to Summer Cranking for Bass

Pete Anderson - August 13, 2020

When it comes to lure selection for summer bass, most anglers don't think of crankbaits first....

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As bass retreat from summer's warm weather it's time for 'football season.' Bass

Football Jig: Go Deep for Summer Bass

Mike Pehanich - July 13, 2020

As bass retreat from summer's warm weather it's time for 'football season.'

Now's the time to throw those huge plastic worms to catch big largemouth bass. Bass

Outlandishly Large Worms for Giant Bass

Ken Duke - July 08, 2020

Now's the time to throw those huge plastic worms to catch big largemouth bass.

Catfish

When the weather turns sultry, these Midwest locales offer prime action for channel catfish. Catfish

Midwest Hotspots for Channel Catfish

Keith Sutton - July 14, 2020

When the weather turns sultry, these Midwest locales offer prime action for channel catfish.

Target riprap this summer for some of your best shots at channel catfish. Catfish

Rock-and-Roll Fishing for Catfish

Keith Sutton - July 14, 2020

Target riprap this summer for some of your best shots at channel catfish.

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While channel cats are widespread throughout the South, these three locations get top billing. Catfish

Catfish Trio: 3 Southern Hotspots

Terry Madewell - July 06, 2020

While channel cats are widespread throughout the South, these three locations get top billing.

Forget finicky flatheads and boorish blues. Summer is for loading up on channel cats. Catfish

Channel Surfing for Summer Catfish

Terry Madewell - July 06, 2020

Forget finicky flatheads and boorish blues. Summer is for loading up on channel cats.

Panfish

After a huge ‘gill caught by a kid in Okla. goes viral, we take a look at the biggest of the diminutive species. Panfish

The Story of Record (and Near-Record) Bluegills

Lynn Burkhead - August 12, 2020

After a huge ‘gill caught by a kid in Okla. goes viral, we take a look at the biggest of the...

Use a weightless bobber rig for finicky panfish. Panfish

No Need to Weight for Summer Bluegills

Joel Nelson - August 05, 2020

Use a weightless bobber rig for finicky panfish.

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In many Upper Midwest lakes, the average size of bluegills has decreased. Is selective harvest to blame? Panfish

Where Have All the Big Bluegills Gone?

Scott Mackenthun - July 30, 2020

In many Upper Midwest lakes, the average size of bluegills has decreased. Is selective harvest...

Shellcrackers are among the largest and most delicious panfish species, and also one of the most clever. Panfish

Summer Shell Game for Redear Sunfish

Keith Sutton - July 15, 2020

Shellcrackers are among the largest and most delicious panfish species, and also one of the...

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

What's Going On With Walleyes?

Scott Mackenthun - June 17, 2020

Habitat changes across some of the Midwest's finest walleye waters have negatively affected...

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

Game & Fish Staff - May 27, 2020

Sound and action that convinces even sluggish walleyes to bite.

Other Freshwater

Summertime on a river might be the best time and place to hook into a monster musky. Other Freshwater

Go With the Flow for Muskies

Jeff Knapp - July 15, 2020

Summertime on a river might be the best time and place to hook into a monster musky.

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

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

Lynn Burkhead - June 22, 2020

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

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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.

Saltwater

This overlooked saltwater species is hard-fighting, plentiful and delicious. What's not to love? Saltwater

In Praise of Sheepshead Fishing

John N. Felsher - August 07, 2020

This overlooked saltwater species is hard-fighting, plentiful and delicious. What's not to...

Saltwater species can become lethargic as water temperatures rise and oxygen levels fall. Mix it up with these lures to wake the dead. Saltwater

Shake, Rattle & Roll for Inshore Saltwater Action

Mike Marsh - August 04, 2020

Saltwater species can become lethargic as water temperatures rise and oxygen levels fall. Mix...

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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.

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

Game & Fish Staff - July 01, 2020

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

Your Vote Counts for 'America's Best Aquarium 2020'

Game & Fish Staff

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

Lynn Burkhead - June 10, 2020

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

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