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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 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

Change has been a constant, but the popular lake continues to kick out lots of big bass.Newton Lake: Illinois' Perennial Largemouth Bass Powerhouse

Newton Lake: Illinois' Perennial Largemouth Bass Powerhouse

Change has been a constant, but the popular lake continues to kick out lots of big bass.

Mike Pehanich

We put seven of the best swimbait rods through their paces out on the water.Tackle Test 2021: Best New Swimbait Rods Reviewed

Tackle Test 2021: Best New Swimbait Rods Reviewed

We put seven of the best swimbait rods through their paces out on the water.

Dr. Todd A. Kuhn

You have lots of options in a crankbait, but don't overlook the No. 1 important thing (video).Crash Course: How to Choose the Right Crankbait for Bass

Crash Course: How to Choose the Right Crankbait for Bass

You have lots of options in a crankbait, but don't overlook the No. 1 important thing (video).

Game & Fish Staff

The swim jig is a big-bass lure in a small package; learn how to fish it now (video).Crash Course: How to Fish Swim Jigs for Bass in Heavy Cover

Crash Course: How to Fish Swim Jigs for Bass in Heavy Cover

The swim jig is a big-bass lure in a small package; learn how to fish it now (video).

Game & Fish Staff

The old-school spinnerbait will put bass in the boat during these three scenarios (video).Crash Course: When and How to Throw Spinnerbaits for Bass

Crash Course: When and How to Throw Spinnerbaits for Bass

The old-school spinnerbait will put bass in the boat during these three scenarios (video).

Game & Fish Staff

Catfish

Expand your catfish skills with these alternative fishing methods—brush hooks and tip-ups.There's More Than One Way to Hook a Cat

There's More Than One Way to Hook a Cat

Expand your catfish skills with these alternative fishing methods—brush hooks and tip-ups.

Alan Clemons

Hook up all summer long with the right baits on the right rigs at the right time in the right places.Catch Channel Catfish from Start to Finish

Catch Channel Catfish from Start to Finish

Hook up all summer long with the right baits on the right rigs at the right time in the right

M.D. Johnson

You'll be glad you know how to tie these specialty rigs for proper catfish bait presentations.Catfishing Rigs: Finesse and Drift Tactics for Big Cats

Catfishing Rigs: Finesse and Drift Tactics for Big Cats

You'll be glad you know how to tie these specialty rigs for proper catfish bait presentations.

Keith Sutton

We found these unknown (and proven) catfish baits that attract whiskerfish time after time.10 Secret Catfish Baits You Didn't Know About

10 Secret Catfish Baits You Didn't Know About

We found these unknown (and proven) catfish baits that attract whiskerfish time after time.

Anietra Hamper

They require a bit more work for the bite, but it can be worth the effort.8 Ways to Catch Catfish in Cold Water

8 Ways to Catch Catfish in Cold Water

They require a bit more work for the bite, but it can be worth the effort.

Anietra Hamper

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

Panfish

It may be the best time of the year to experience aggressive sunfish attacking topwater poppers.Summer is Popper-Fishing Primetime for Panfish

Summer is Popper-Fishing Primetime for Panfish

It may be the best time of the year to experience aggressive sunfish attacking topwater

Scott Mackenthun

There are a myriad of bait and lure options, but none beats the versatility of the unassuming inline spinner.Inline Spinners Unbeatable for Springtime Panfish

Inline Spinners Unbeatable for Springtime Panfish

There are a myriad of bait and lure options, but none beats the versatility of the unassuming

M.D. Johnson

Walleye eclipses 14-year-old record; Bow angler beats friend's sunfish mark.State Records: Walleye in Montana; Redear in Missouri

State Records: Walleye in Montana; Redear in Missouri

Walleye eclipses 14-year-old record; Bow angler beats friend's sunfish mark.

Game & Fish Staff

Here's how to find and catch them when they disappear from sight.Go Deep to Target the Biggest Bedding Bluegills

Go Deep to Target the Biggest Bedding Bluegills

Here's how to find and catch them when they disappear from sight.

Jim Gronaw

Anglers down South have some of the best bluegill waters in the country. Here are the best ones around.These Southern Waters Are Breaming with Panfish Potential

These Southern Waters Are Breaming with Panfish Potential

Anglers down South have some of the best bluegill waters in the country. Here are the best

Jim Gronaw

This could be the third world-record shellcracker of the past decade at the Arizona reservoir.6.3-Pound Sunfish! Possible World-Record Redear Caught (Again) at Havasu

6.3-Pound Sunfish! Possible World-Record Redear Caught (Again) at Havasu

This could be the third world-record shellcracker of the past decade at the Arizona reservoir.

Lynn Burkhead

Walleye

Tourney winner at Oneida Lake hooked up with lures, methods that are producing limits right now.Early Summer Tactics Used to Catch $4,500 Walleye

Early Summer Tactics Used to Catch $4,500 Walleye

Tourney winner at Oneida Lake hooked up with lures, methods that are producing limits right

Dustin Prievo

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

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

Walleye eclipses 14-year-old record; Bow angler beats friend's sunfish mark.State Records: Walleye in Montana; Redear in Missouri

State Records: Walleye in Montana; Redear in Missouri

Walleye eclipses 14-year-old record; Bow angler beats friend's sunfish mark.

Game & Fish Staff

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

Other Freshwater

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

It may be bass season, but record spotted gar and white sucker grab attention in the Show Me State.Missouri Gar Heavier Than Existing World Record

Missouri Gar Heavier Than Existing World Record

It may be bass season, but record spotted gar and white sucker grab attention in the Show Me

Game & Fish Staff

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

Saltwater

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

Ultra-realistic twitchbaits can turn a mediocre bite into a feast on the saltwater flats.Get Twitchy with the Right Bait Choices for Inshore Fishing

Get Twitchy with the Right Bait Choices for Inshore Fishing

Ultra-realistic twitchbaits can turn a mediocre bite into a feast on the saltwater flats.

Frank Sargeant

Some of the finest inshore fishing in the Gulf of Mexico can be found at Nueces and the surrounding estuary.Go Nuts for Inshore Fishing at Texas' Nueces Bay

Go Nuts for Inshore Fishing at Texas' Nueces Bay

Some of the finest inshore fishing in the Gulf of Mexico can be found at Nueces and the

Larry Larsen

You've got to fish the right one in the right place at the right time under the right conditions.How to Work Artificial Shrimp Lures for Inshore Fishing Success

How to Work Artificial Shrimp Lures for Inshore Fishing Success

You've got to fish the right one in the right place at the right time under the right

Frank Sargeant

Check out this tricked-out custom rig used to catch 200-pound striped marlin.Hobie Mirage Passport Kayak Overview (Video)

Hobie Mirage Passport Kayak Overview (Video)

Check out this tricked-out custom rig used to catch 200-pound striped marlin.

Game & Fish Staff

When the road ends in Venice, La., keep going to find bull redfish to tire your arms and energize your soul.Bucket List: Battle Bull Redfish at the End of the World

Bucket List: Battle Bull Redfish at the End of the World

When the road ends in Venice, La., keep going to find bull redfish to tire your arms and

Drew Warden

News

Donation of 40,000 rods and reels kicks off annual ‘Gone Fishing' effort.BPS Founder Morris Challenges Families to Get Outside and Fish

BPS Founder Morris Challenges Families to Get Outside and Fish

Donation of 40,000 rods and reels kicks off annual ‘Gone Fishing' effort.

Game & Fish Staff

Mystery, intrigue as 'Super Bowl of bass fishing' visits Lake Ray Roberts for first time.51st Bassmaster Classic Heads Into the Big Texas Unknown

51st Bassmaster Classic Heads Into the Big Texas Unknown

Mystery, intrigue as 'Super Bowl of bass fishing' visits Lake Ray Roberts for first time.

Lynn Burkhead

The unofficial start to the summer boating season comes with warnings, recommendations.Memorial Day Boating: Game Wardens Out in Force for Safer Weekend

Memorial Day Boating: Game Wardens Out in Force for Safer Weekend

The unofficial start to the summer boating season comes with warnings, recommendations.

Lynn Burkhead

O.H. Ivie Lake, known for double-digit bucketmouths, gives up record of another kind of bass.Angler Sets World Record for Rare Bass Hybrid

Angler Sets World Record for Rare Bass Hybrid

O.H. Ivie Lake, known for double-digit bucketmouths, gives up record of another kind of bass.

Lynn Burkhead

As rainy weather helps fill Bois d'Arc Lake in Texas, here's an inside look at its big-bass strategy.Perfect Storm of Genetics and Habitat Fuel Outlook at New Bass Lake

Perfect Storm of Genetics and Habitat Fuel Outlook at New Bass Lake

As rainy weather helps fill Bois d'Arc Lake in Texas, here's an inside look at its big-bass

Lynn Burkhead

Walleye eclipses 14-year-old record; Bow angler beats friend's sunfish mark.State Records: Walleye in Montana; Redear in Missouri

State Records: Walleye in Montana; Redear in Missouri

Walleye eclipses 14-year-old record; Bow angler beats friend's sunfish mark.

Game & Fish Staff

Stories

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

From West to East, North to South, these waters are perfect for kayak anglers.Must-Fish Kayak Adventures Across the U.S.

Must-Fish Kayak Adventures Across the U.S.

From West to East, North to South, these waters are perfect for kayak anglers.

Jim Gronaw

You don't have to travel the world for great fly fishing. Here's where to wet a fly in the U.S.10 Bucket List Trips for North American Fly Anglers

10 Bucket List Trips for North American Fly Anglers

You don't have to travel the world for great fly fishing. Here's where to wet a fly in the U.S.

Lynn Burkhead

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

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

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