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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

Once standard fare in deep, clear smallmouth waters, they're making a comeback all over the country—especially the West.Hair Triggers: The Resurgence of Hair Jigs for Bass

Hair Triggers: The Resurgence of Hair Jigs for Bass

Once standard fare in deep, clear smallmouth waters, they're making a comeback all over the

Ken Duke

State-record shoal bass that was caught before Christmas on the Chattahoochee River beat a 44-year-old mark.New Bass-Fishing Record Set in Georgia

New Bass-Fishing Record Set in Georgia

State-record shoal bass that was caught before Christmas on the Chattahoochee River beat a

Game & Fish Staff

Winter's big chill also brings a chance to catch your person-best largemouth bass.Ring in the New Year with Your Biggest Bass Ever

Ring in the New Year with Your Biggest Bass Ever

Winter's big chill also brings a chance to catch your person-best largemouth bass.

Ken Duke

As bass prepare for winter, the focus is on food. However, the preferred forage differs between lakes and rivers.River Bass vs. Lake Bass: How to Catch Them As Winter Nears

River Bass vs. Lake Bass: How to Catch Them As Winter Nears

As bass prepare for winter, the focus is on food. However, the preferred forage differs

Jeff Knapp

Ned Kehde, the namesake of the popular bass-fishing style, can help you catch more limits.Ned Talk: Insights from the Mind Behind the Ned Rig

Ned Talk: Insights from the Mind Behind the Ned Rig

Ned Kehde, the namesake of the popular bass-fishing style, can help you catch more limits.

Ken Duke

A master of finesse fishing, Martens made an impact on the sport that will never be forgotten.Bass Fishing Loses 'One of a Kind;' Cancer Takes Aaron Martens, 49

Bass Fishing Loses 'One of a Kind;' Cancer Takes Aaron Martens, 49

A master of finesse fishing, Martens made an impact on the sport that will never be forgotten.

Lynn Burkhead

Catfish

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.5 Winter Catfish Baits That Work

5 Winter Catfish Baits That Work

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

Keith Sutton

One of the best species to pursue during the fall season is catfish, especially really big catfish.Pro Tips for Hooking a Big Catfish This Fall

Pro Tips for Hooking a Big Catfish This Fall

One of the best species to pursue during the fall season is catfish, especially really big

Terry Madewell

Day or night? When and where to find trophy flatties, and how to convince them to bite.Late-Summer Hunting for Monster Flathead Catfish

Late-Summer Hunting for Monster Flathead Catfish

Day or night? When and where to find trophy flatties, and how to convince them to bite.

Dan Anderson

Learn how blue cats, channel cats and flatheads relate to erosion- and flood- control structures.Tailrace Tactics for Big-River Catfish

Tailrace Tactics for Big-River Catfish

Learn how blue cats, channel cats and flatheads relate to erosion- and flood- control

Keith Sutton

As North Carolina's run of records continues, we take a look at the rise of hundred-pound catches.127 Pounds! Pending Record Blue Catfish Reported

127 Pounds! Pending Record Blue Catfish Reported

As North Carolina's run of records continues, we take a look at the rise of hundred-pound

Lynn Burkhead

The summertime catfish bite never stops, but the places you'll find them during sunup and after dark can be as different as night and day.How to Catch Catfish Around the Clock

How to Catch Catfish Around the Clock

The summertime catfish bite never stops, but the places you'll find them during sunup and

M.D. Johnson

Striper & Hybrid

Want to tangle with giant striped bass during the fall months? Richard B. Russell Lake on the border of Georgia and South Carolina is the place to be.5 Fall Fishing Tips on How to Earn Your Stripers

5 Fall Fishing Tips on How to Earn Your Stripers

Want to tangle with giant striped bass during the fall months? Richard B. Russell Lake on the

Terry Madewell

From striped bass to giant speckled trout and largemouths, these two southern destinations offer a variety of family fishing opportunities.Destinations: Fishing Fun in the Southern Sun

Destinations: Fishing Fun in the Southern Sun

From striped bass to giant speckled trout and largemouths, these two southern destinations

John N. Felsher

Few summer fishing experiences in the Midwest can match targeting predators herding baitfish. Use these techniques to get in on the action.Summer Schooling: Join the Feeding Frenzy

Summer Schooling: Join the Feeding Frenzy

Few summer fishing experiences in the Midwest can match targeting predators herding baitfish.

Mike Pehanich

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.The East's Hottest Summer Fishing Destinations

The East's Hottest Summer Fishing Destinations

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

Jeff Knapp

In the glory days of striped bass fishing, as you'll hear them referred to by any striper fisherman15 Striped Bass Secrets

15 Striped Bass Secrets

In the glory days of striped bass fishing, as you'll hear them referred to by any striper

Rick Bach

Caught at Lake of the Ozarks, the massive fish broke a 32-year-old record.Huge Hybrid Bass Sets Missouri Record

Huge Hybrid Bass Sets Missouri Record

Caught at Lake of the Ozarks, the massive fish broke a 32-year-old record.

G&F Online Staff

Panfish

More and more ice anglers are threading tiny soft-plastic imitations of bugs, worms, larvae and other forage on their hooks.Can Plastic Lures Rival Live Bait for Ice Fishing Success?

Can Plastic Lures Rival Live Bait for Ice Fishing Success?

More and more ice anglers are threading tiny soft-plastic imitations of bugs, worms, larvae

Mike Pehanich

Pan-fried slabs may not sound like a holiday meal, but as a celebration of Mom's life it was my most memorable Christmas dinner ever.Crappie for Christmas: The Fondest of Childhood Memories

Crappie for Christmas: The Fondest of Childhood Memories

Pan-fried slabs may not sound like a holiday meal, but as a celebration of Mom's life it was

Keith Sutton

Sometimes going small with your baits leads to steady action on trout, bass and crappies.Fishing Tips & Tactics: Small Lures for Big Bites

Fishing Tips & Tactics: Small Lures for Big Bites

Sometimes going small with your baits leads to steady action on trout, bass and crappies.

Frank Sargeant

New York, South Dakota confirm new state fishing records.Bass-Sized Crappie, 'Tank' Smallmouth Set State Marks

Bass-Sized Crappie, 'Tank' Smallmouth Set State Marks

New York, South Dakota confirm new state fishing records.

Game & Fish Staff

Crappie fishing is still strong through early fall, if you know where to find them.Don't Sleep on Late-Summer Slabs

Don't Sleep on Late-Summer Slabs

Crappie fishing is still strong through early fall, if you know where to find them.

Jeff Knapp

Want to put panfish on the stringer all summer long? Use these tips and tricks to increase the fun.Panfish: Keep ‘Em Biting Until Deer Season

Panfish: Keep ‘Em Biting Until Deer Season

Want to put panfish on the stringer all summer long? Use these tips and tricks to increase the

Joseph Albanese

Walleye

More and more ice anglers are threading tiny soft-plastic imitations of bugs, worms, larvae and other forage on their hooks.Can Plastic Lures Rival Live Bait for Ice Fishing Success?

Can Plastic Lures Rival Live Bait for Ice Fishing Success?

More and more ice anglers are threading tiny soft-plastic imitations of bugs, worms, larvae

Mike Pehanich

The fishing action heats up in September on four of the region's most prominent waters.'Eyes of Autumn: 5 Hot Spots for Midwest Walleye

'Eyes of Autumn: 5 Hot Spots for Midwest Walleye

The fishing action heats up in September on four of the region's most prominent waters.

Dr. Jason Halfen

Deep water isn't the only place to find fish as temperatures rise.Shallow Thinking for Middle-of-Summer Fishing

Shallow Thinking for Middle-of-Summer Fishing

Deep water isn't the only place to find fish as temperatures rise.

Dr. Jason Halfen

Get after walleyes through the heat of the season with a number of hot new gear offerings.Hot List: New Baits & Rigs for Summer Walleye Fishing

Hot List: New Baits & Rigs for Summer Walleye Fishing

Get after walleyes through the heat of the season with a number of hot new gear offerings.

Drew Warden

Fort Peck Reservoir is known for huge walleyes, but it also has species and space for just about every type of angler.Walleyes Headline Fishing Bounty at Montana's 'Inland Ocean'

Walleyes Headline Fishing Bounty at Montana's 'Inland Ocean'

Fort Peck Reservoir is known for huge walleyes, but it also has species and space for just

Andrew McKean

Trout & Salmon

Often overlooked during the ice-fishing season, trout offer another bite for Midwest anglers.Try Hardwater Trout for Change of Pace This Season

Try Hardwater Trout for Change of Pace This Season

Often overlooked during the ice-fishing season, trout offer another bite for Midwest anglers.

Dr. Jason Halfen

Lake trout return from Erie's depths in fall, presenting a change-of-pace nearshore opportunity for anglers.Fall Lake Trout for All at Lake Erie

Fall Lake Trout for All at Lake Erie

Lake trout return from Erie's depths in fall, presenting a change-of-pace nearshore

Dr. Jason A. Halfen

Fall is a great time for trout fishing across the East, and small lures on light spinning gear can be a great option.Think Small Lures to Turn on Big Fall Trout

Think Small Lures to Turn on Big Fall Trout

Fall is a great time for trout fishing across the East, and small lures on light spinning gear

Frank Sargeant

Sometimes going small with your baits leads to steady action on trout, bass and crappies.Fishing Tips & Tactics: Small Lures for Big Bites

Fishing Tips & Tactics: Small Lures for Big Bites

Sometimes going small with your baits leads to steady action on trout, bass and crappies.

Frank Sargeant

Faced with historically bad steelhead returns in 2021, state agencies initiate restrictions, closures.Western Fly Anglers Brace for Steelhead Restrictions this Fall

Western Fly Anglers Brace for Steelhead Restrictions this Fall

Faced with historically bad steelhead returns in 2021, state agencies initiate restrictions,

Lynn Burkhead

If you can stand the stinging insects invading your airspace, the mosquito hatch offers hot fishing action on summertime trout.Beat Back Bug Bites to Get Bit by Still-Water Trout

Beat Back Bug Bites to Get Bit by Still-Water Trout

If you can stand the stinging insects invading your airspace, the mosquito hatch offers hot

Joseph Albanese

Other Freshwater

More and more ice anglers are threading tiny soft-plastic imitations of bugs, worms, larvae and other forage on their hooks.Can Plastic Lures Rival Live Bait for Ice Fishing Success?

Can Plastic Lures Rival Live Bait for Ice Fishing Success?

More and more ice anglers are threading tiny soft-plastic imitations of bugs, worms, larvae

Mike Pehanich

The previous record for the non-native fish species stood for nearly 30 years.Florida Man Breaks Butterfly Peacock Bass Record by a Fraction

Florida Man Breaks Butterfly Peacock Bass Record by a Fraction

The previous record for the non-native fish species stood for nearly 30 years.

Game & Fish Staff

Catch-and-release fishing records highlight summer fishing for toothy predators.Record Muskie, Northern Pike Reported in Minnesota

Record Muskie, Northern Pike Reported in Minnesota

Catch-and-release fishing records highlight summer fishing for toothy predators.

Game & Fish Staff

The flash and whir of spinner blades give them wide appeal, especially when the blade style fits best.Take a Spin with Spinners for Trout, Bass, Walleye & More

Take a Spin with Spinners for Trout, Bass, Walleye & More

The flash and whir of spinner blades give them wide appeal, especially when the blade style

Dr. Jason A. Halfen

Honorary degree from beloved UT celebrates Bill Dance's decades of impact on Tennessee, sport of fishing.Dr. Dance: Fishing Icon Receives Prestigious Honor

Dr. Dance: Fishing Icon Receives Prestigious Honor

Honorary degree from beloved UT celebrates Bill Dance's decades of impact on Tennessee, sport

Lynn Burkhead

3 surefire techniques to put more toothy fish in the boat this spring.River Monsters: How to Tangle with Moving-Water Muskies

River Monsters: How to Tangle with Moving-Water Muskies

3 surefire techniques to put more toothy fish in the boat this spring.

Jeff Knapp

Saltwater

Saltwater gamefish travel up coastal rivers to avoid winter's chill on the flats. Here's how to catch 'em while they are there.Go Up the Creek for Winter Saltwater Fishing Action

Go Up the Creek for Winter Saltwater Fishing Action

Saltwater gamefish travel up coastal rivers to avoid winter's chill on the flats. Here's how

Frank Sargeant

Learn how beach dynamics impact saltwater fishing success from shore.Storms Bring Challenges, Opportunities to Surf Fishing

Storms Bring Challenges, Opportunities to Surf Fishing

Learn how beach dynamics impact saltwater fishing success from shore.

Frank Sargeant

New record beat the old one by nearly seven pounds.Huge Red Grouper Shatters Georgia Record

Huge Red Grouper Shatters Georgia Record

New record beat the old one by nearly seven pounds.

Game & Fish Staff

After 30 years of catch-and-release only, lottery-draw permits could be in place next year.Florida Considers Limited Harvest of Goliath Grouper

Florida Considers Limited Harvest of Goliath Grouper

After 30 years of catch-and-release only, lottery-draw permits could be in place next year.

Game & Fish Staff

When rigged and fished correctly, soft plastics routinely fool the biggest inshore fish all across the South.Inshore Gamefish Are Suckers for Twitchy Soft Plastics

Inshore Gamefish Are Suckers for Twitchy Soft Plastics

When rigged and fished correctly, soft plastics routinely fool the biggest inshore fish all

Frank Sargeant

Find a wide range of saltwater gamefish willing to bite near these five fishing destinations.Let There Be Rocks: Tune Into Southern Jetty Fishing

Let There Be Rocks: Tune Into Southern Jetty Fishing

Find a wide range of saltwater gamefish willing to bite near these five fishing destinations.

John N. Felsher

News

State-record shoal bass that was caught before Christmas on the Chattahoochee River beat a 44-year-old mark.New Bass-Fishing Record Set in Georgia

New Bass-Fishing Record Set in Georgia

State-record shoal bass that was caught before Christmas on the Chattahoochee River beat a

Game & Fish Staff

55-pounder came after battling ice at boat ramps, wintry conditions.On Final Icy Swing, Minnesota Angler Breaks Muskie Record

On Final Icy Swing, Minnesota Angler Breaks Muskie Record

55-pounder came after battling ice at boat ramps, wintry conditions.

Lynn Burkhead

A master of finesse fishing, Martens made an impact on the sport that will never be forgotten.Bass Fishing Loses 'One of a Kind;' Cancer Takes Aaron Martens, 49

Bass Fishing Loses 'One of a Kind;' Cancer Takes Aaron Martens, 49

A master of finesse fishing, Martens made an impact on the sport that will never be forgotten.

Lynn Burkhead

New record beat the old one by nearly seven pounds.Huge Red Grouper Shatters Georgia Record

Huge Red Grouper Shatters Georgia Record

New record beat the old one by nearly seven pounds.

Game & Fish Staff

G&F News Digest: Minnesota EHD, Wisconsin wolf quota, NY's new catch-and-release trout season.Florida Lionfish Challenge Removes 21K Invasive Species

Florida Lionfish Challenge Removes 21K Invasive Species

G&F News Digest: Minnesota EHD, Wisconsin wolf quota, NY's new catch-and-release trout season.

Game & Fish Staff

The previous record for the non-native fish species stood for nearly 30 years.Florida Man Breaks Butterfly Peacock Bass Record by a Fraction

Florida Man Breaks Butterfly Peacock Bass Record by a Fraction

The previous record for the non-native fish species stood for nearly 30 years.

Game & Fish Staff

Stories

Pan-fried slabs may not sound like a holiday meal, but as a celebration of Mom's life it was my most memorable Christmas dinner ever.Crappie for Christmas: The Fondest of Childhood Memories

Crappie for Christmas: The Fondest of Childhood Memories

Pan-fried slabs may not sound like a holiday meal, but as a celebration of Mom's life it was

Keith Sutton

Tournament bass fishing started and has flourished due to anglers not being afraid to try something new.Pro Bass Fishing's Art of Positive Disruption

Pro Bass Fishing's Art of Positive Disruption

Tournament bass fishing started and has flourished due to anglers not being afraid to try

Lynn Burkhead

The brainchild of a Texas watchmaker became the first fishing reel of countless anglers.Fishing Gear Icon: How the Zebco 33 Changed the World

Fishing Gear Icon: How the Zebco 33 Changed the World

The brainchild of a Texas watchmaker became the first fishing reel of countless anglers.

Colin Moore

Mud Hole Education Program brings rod building to students all across America.Custom Rods, Fishing Passions Built in Hands-On Program

Custom Rods, Fishing Passions Built in Hands-On Program

Mud Hole Education Program brings rod building to students all across America.

Game & Fish Staff

Fishing and brewskis go hand in hand in the summer months. Here are our picks for a variety of angling scenarios.Top 10 Summer Fishing Beers; Vote for Your Favorite

Top 10 Summer Fishing Beers; Vote for Your Favorite

Fishing and brewskis go hand in hand in the summer months. Here are our picks for a variety of

John Taranto

Honorary degree from beloved UT celebrates Bill Dance's decades of impact on Tennessee, sport of fishing.Dr. Dance: Fishing Icon Receives Prestigious Honor

Dr. Dance: Fishing Icon Receives Prestigious Honor

Honorary degree from beloved UT celebrates Bill Dance's decades of impact on Tennessee, sport

Lynn Burkhead

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