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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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Another Missouri Bowfishing Record Set

Playbook

There is no shortage of excellent fishing to be had all over the Northeast in the coming months. Here are a handful of top destinations to pursue some of the region's most iconic species. Playbook

The East's Hottest Summer Fishing Destinations

Jeff Knapp

There is no shortage of excellent fishing to be had all over the Northeast in the coming...

Summer is fast approaching and the fish—from trout and bass to panfish and salmon—are biting. Here's a look at some of the West's hottest bites in the months to come. Playbook

West's Hottest Summer Fishing Destinations

Scott Haugen

Summer is fast approaching and the fish—from trout and bass to panfish and salmon—are biting....

From crappie to giant sharks, take advantage of these southern hotspots to this catch more fish this summer. Playbook

South's Hottest Summer Fishing Destinations

John N. Felsher

From crappie to giant sharks, take advantage of these southern hotspots to this catch more...

Fishing can be on fire on waters throughout the Midwest in the summer months. Here are several top spots to try for some of the region's most popular species. Playbook

Midwest's Hottest Summer Fishing Destinations

Mike Pehanich

Fishing can be on fire on waters throughout the Midwest in the summer months. Here are several...

Bass

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.

Here's how the pros fish swimbaits in all phases of peak bass season. Bass

Bass Swimbaits Through the Spring

Ken Duke - May 15, 2020

Here's how the pros fish swimbaits in all phases of peak bass season.

Lipless crankbaits are versatile & effective; fish them right this spring. Bass

Give 'Em No Lip for Spring Bass

Ken Duke - May 11, 2020

Lipless crankbaits are versatile & effective; fish them right this spring.

See the sweet ride featured in Beyond the Bait Powered by Streamlight. Bass

Caymas CX 21 Bassboat Video Review

Game & Fish Digital Staff

See the sweet ride featured in Beyond the Bait Powered by Streamlight.

Catfish

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.

You don't have to go stinky with catfish baits. Some of the best enticements don't smell bad at all, including these. Catfish

Great Catfish Baits That Won't Stink Up the Place

Keith Sutton

You don't have to go stinky with catfish baits. Some of the best enticements don't smell bad...

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.

Panfish

Adjust tactics to catch crappies from spring to summer. Panfish

Crappie Fishing from Pre- to Post-Spawn

Dr. Jason Halfen

Adjust tactics to catch crappies from spring to summer.

Maximize your panfish effort by simplifying your setup. Panfish

Bobber Your Way to Bluegills

Darl Black - May 12, 2020

Maximize your panfish effort by simplifying your setup.

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

Slab Crappies on Crankbaits

Mike Marsh - May 08, 2020

Crankbaits have overlooked potential for catching trophy crappie in spring.

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

Cash in as Crappie ‘Go to Bank'

Mike Marsh - April 20, 2020

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

Walleye

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.

These large Midwestern rivers offer fantastic spring walleye action. Walleye

Big-River Spring Walleye Hotspots

M.D. Johnson - April 23, 2020

These large Midwestern rivers offer fantastic spring walleye action.

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.

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.

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.

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

Missouri angler beats his own spotted sucker record; bow fisherman also recognized. News

Possible World Record Breaks Angler's Own Mark

Game & Fish Digital Staff - April 30, 2020

Missouri angler beats his own spotted sucker record; bow fisherman also recognized.

Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris is personally donating protective masks to medical workers across the U.S. News

BPS's Morris Donates 1 Million Masks: COVID-19

Lynn Burkhead - April 21, 2020

Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris is personally donating protective masks to medical...

‘Wow': Kevin Van Dam, others, respond to latest COVID-19 closure. News

Somber Reaction After ICAST Shut Due to Coronavirus

Lynn Burkhead - April 20, 2020

‘Wow': Kevin Van Dam, others, respond to latest COVID-19 closure.

The popular fishing trade show was scheduled for July in Orlando. News

Breaking: ICAST 2020 Latest COVID-19 Casualty

Game & Fish Digital Staff - April 17, 2020

The popular fishing trade show was scheduled for July in Orlando.

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