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Outdoor Family Fun

Essentials for a Campsite Kitchen

When planning on which cookware items to take on the camping trip, keep these keys in mind.

Todd Ceisner

How to Have a Great Day on the Boat with Your Kids

Fishing is not just a passion for me; it's literally why I get out of bed in the morning. It's

Thomas Allen

Quality Time Around the Backyard Firepit

Friends and family can come together often around the patio firepit.

Thomas Allen

Family Time at Home

With Brian Latimer's demanding tournament schedule, he really appreciates downtime to invest

Game & Fish Staff

The Fishing Life

Professional bass angler Brian Latimer recognizes his calling in life as a fisherman but

Game & Fish Staff

Prep Like a Pro for Fishing Success

Prepare now to catch fish later.

Game & Fish Staff

Bass

Baitcasting Vs. Spinning: Here's How to Choose for Bass Fishing

There's a time and a place for everything, including your choice of bass-fishing gear.

Frank Sargeant

Summer Swim Lessons for Catching Bass

The versatile swimbait is the centerpiece of numerous rigs and setups. Know when, where and

Mike Pehanich

Cover Water, Trigger Explosive Bass Strikes with Speed Worms

Speed-worming is the hottest bass fishing technique no one's talking about—yet. 

Jim Edlund

Catching Brown Bass in Trout Country

Trout is king in Colorado, but burgeoning smallmouth fisheries offer anglers ample

Mike Gnatkowski

Tackle Junkie: New Lightweight Shimano Baitcasting Reels for Bass

The SLX and Metanium may be at opposite ends of the spectrum pricewise, but the performance of

Shane Beilue

Salad Bar Bass: Go to the Mats at Florida's Rodman Reservoir

The thick vegetation that covers the north-central Florida reservoir provides abundant habitat

Larry Larsen

Catfish

Virginia is for ... Catfish Lovers

Covered Up in Cats: The hardest-fighting fish in the East? Virginia's flathead and blue

Ken Perrotte

Best in the West? Catfish Quest on the Snake River

The Snake may be better known for trout, salmon and even sturgeon, but its catfishing is among

Gary Lewis

Missouri River Monsters: Trophy-Class Catfish in the Show Me State

Ply the Missouri River's stained, swirling waters for opportunities at huge blues and

Keith Sutton

Blue Catfish Record Broken for 4th Consecutive Year

Huge Ohio River whiskerfish sets a new record in West Virginia.

Game & Fish Staff

3 Proven Tactics to Boat More Late-Summer Catfish

Slow-trolling, drifting and anchoring all have their place for summer catfishing.

Dan Anderson

Cranky Cats: Chunk-'n-Wind Bass Lures for Summer Catfish

Bored with soaking baits? Catch catfish on lures designed for other species.

Keith Sutton

Crappie

Off the Beaten Path for Panfish in the Backcountry

Overlooked waters are great places to find bluegills, crappies, redear sunfish and other

Keith Sutton

Panfish Calendar: How to Crash Their Annual Spawning Run

Limit out on yellow perch, crappies and bluegills as they make their annual spawning

Mike Gnatkowski

Trophy Crappie Time in the South

Spring brings hot fishing for giant slab crappies. Learn the top places and tactics to score

Frank Sargeant

Fulfill Your Crappie Fishing Dreams at the Big 4

If you're serious about big crappies, you owe it to yourself to plan a trip to this quartet of

John N. Felsher

Crappie Lures, Baits and Rigs for Now Through the Spawn

They're the keys to catching limits of slabs from pre-spawn to post-spawn.

Gary Lewis

Stubborn Slabs: Catch More Crappies During Their Fall Transition

Try these top presentations for crappies as they move deeper throughout the fall.

Jeff Knapp

Muskie/Pike

Muskies, Y'All! Tennessee's Collins River is a True Big-Musky Factory

This unassuming river in the heart of the Volunteer State is loaded with big, toothy fish.

Colin Moore

Musky Mayhem in the Islands of Giants

Late fall in New York's Thousand Islands region is prime time for the fish of 10,000 casts.

Matt Crawford

3 Ways to Catch Mid-Summer Bass, Walleyes & Muskies

Adapt to conditions for hot-weather action on these popular species.

Dr. Jason A. Halfen

River of Plenty: Fishing, Scenery and History on the Cumberland

The Tennessee river runs rich with biodiversity and adventure, and offers spectacular fishing.

Jen Ripple

Target Monster River Muskies This Spring

In search of open-water fishing in the East? Look no further than your nearest musky river.

Jeff Knapp

Huge Catch Breaks Idaho Northern Pike Record

The certified 40-plus-pounder caught in northern Idaho breaks a 13-year-old record.

Gem & Fish Staff

Striper & Hybrid

Striper Town USA: Salt-Crusted Montauk Point

Head to the eastern end of Long Island for the region's best striped bass fishing. 

Joseph Albanese

No. 1 Topwater Lure for Atlantic Stripers: The 'Doc' Is In

The late-summer's hottest surface plug originally targeted muskies.

Capt. Tom Migdalski

Striper Fishing on the Flats

Tips for approaching and catching big striped bass when they move into shallow water.

Michael Tougias

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

Destinations: Fishing Fun in the Southern Sun

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

John N. Felsher

Summer Schooling: Join the Feeding Frenzy

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

Mike Pehanich

Panfish

Rigged for Bull Bluegills

The best rigs to catch more and bigger nest-guarding "bullgills."

Kade Gewanter

Buggy-Whip Bluegills: Fantastically Fun Intro to Fly Fishing

There is no better entry to the sport of fly fishing than a pond full of hungry bream.

Alan Clemons

Bedtime for Bulls: How to Target Jumbo Bluegills

The spawn brings huge ‘gills to shallow waters near you. Here's what you need to know to catch

Frank Sargeant

Off the Beaten Path for Panfish in the Backcountry

Overlooked waters are great places to find bluegills, crappies, redear sunfish and other

Keith Sutton

Panfish Calendar: How to Crash Their Annual Spawning Run

Limit out on yellow perch, crappies and bluegills as they make their annual spawning

Mike Gnatkowski

Spring Panfish Success Begins with the Right Rod, Reel and Line

Here's a look at great gear to chase crappies, yellow perch and bluegills this spring.

Mikę Gnatkowski

Walleye

Rollin' on the Rivers for Spring Walleye

Anglers willing to brave unpredictable weather and crowds may find fast action or a new

Scott Mackenthun

Catch More Ice Walleyes During Daylight Hours

Walleyes are more active early and late, but you can still catch them in the light of day.

Scott Mackenthun

Go Buck Wild to Catch More Walleyes

What's old is new again, as bucktail jigs, aka hair jigs, get the nod for cold-season walleyes.

Jeff Knapp

Round-the-Clock Fall Walleyes

In autumn, walleyes feed heavily all day and into the night. These proven strategies will

Dr. Jason A. Halfen

Snap a Glide Bait for Walleyes & More

The glide jig is best known as a walleye lure, but it's a multi-species marvel in summer.

Jeff Knapp

How to Fish Glide Baits for Summer Walleyes

Glide baits have become one of the hottest mid- to late-summer walleye presentations.

Dr. Jason A. Halfen

Trout & Salmon

Grand Trout Waters in the Rockies

The Colorado and Fraser river valleys in Grand County, Colo., have some of the best—and most

Larry Larsen

Field Skills: Do-It-Yourself Trout Bait

Save cash by concocting trout jar baits in your own kitchen.

Gary Lewis

Muddy-Water Trout: Don't Let Runoff Run You Off

High, muddy water is a fact of life for Western trout anglers in spring. The fish adapt to it,

Mike Gnatkowski

Catching Native Brookies Comes Down to How You Stalk Them

The key is not what you throw at brook trout, but rather how close you can get.

Bruce Ingram

Find Early Steelhead in Great Lake Tributaries

Spoons, spinners, plugs and more can produce consistent action.

Jim Bedford

Other Freshwater

Sucker Supporters Say 'Junk Fish' Are Anything But

A group of dedicated anglers stresses the importance of under-appreciated native fish.

Andrew McKean

Act Fast: A Big Bluegill Bite Demands Your Attention

Efficiently tackle your lawn chores with Toro's TITAN MAX Havoc Edition Zero-Turn Mower,

Lynn Burkhead

What a Gar! Texas Catch Eclipses 200 Pounds

The Lone Star State bolsters its reputation of producing immense alligator gars.

Lynn Burkhead

Find More Time for Family, Friends and Fishing

The Toro 60V MAX 16-inch Brushless Chainsaw, a versatile and reliable tool for tackling

Lynn Burkhead

Exotic Fishing Paradise Awaits in South Florida

Incredible fishing for hard-fighting peacock bass, other non-native species and largemouths,

John Felsher

Saltwater

Chase the Moon for Winter Inshore Success

One of the keys to catching redfish and seatrout in winter is understanding how the fish and

Frank Sargeant

Winter Tactics to Find Roaming Reds

As winter strengthens its grip on coastal waters, redfish seek out more hospitable environs.

Frank Sargeant

Blue Marlin Nets Record $6.2 Million at Derby

G&F Digest: Another walleye cheating scandal, world-record seatrout, how to help Lahaina.

Lynn Burkhead

Bayou Bounty: Get Fresh or Salty In SW Louisiana

Freshwater and saltwater species alike beckon anglers to the lakes, rivers and marshes near

John Felsher

First Look: Strike King Saltwater Fishing Lures

Long known for its freshwater lures, the Strike King Lure Company now has a solid line of

Drew Warden

1 in 4 Million: That's Your Chances of Fatal Shark Attack

Despite recent (scary) news, shark bites are extremely rare for swimmers and anglers.

Lynn Burkhead

Fly Fishing

Buggy-Whip Bluegills: Fantastically Fun Intro to Fly Fishing

There is no better entry to the sport of fly fishing than a pond full of hungry bream.

Alan Clemons

Orvis Launches All-New Helios Lineup of Fly Rods

The famed fly-rod company is taking the line to new fly-fishing heights.

Lynn Burkhead

Feather and Flash: Choose the Right Fly for Winter Steelhead

Innovative fly design is improving the effectiveness of winter steelhead patterns.

Scott Turo

Once Again, Fly Fishing Rides High at ICAST

The annual trade show debuts expanded fly-fishing presence.

Lynn Burkhead

Caddis Hatch in Full Swing in the Ozarks

Keep an eye on those little bugs on Arkansas' White and Norfork rivers.

Lynn Burkhead

The Dependable Dozen of Must-Have Trout Flies

These 12 flies are proven producers for a wide range of Western trout fishing scenarios.

Mike Gnatkowski

Ice Fishing

Catch More Ice Walleyes During Daylight Hours

Walleyes are more active early and late, but you can still catch them in the light of day.

Scott Mackenthun

Gear Check: Cool New Ice-Fishing Gear to Consider

Here's a quick look at new augers, apparel, hardware and more.

Mike Gnatkowski

4 Seasons of Bucket-List Fishing on Lake Erie

Walleyes in the spring, smallies all summer, fall steelheads, yellow perch on ice.

Lynn Burkhead

Under the Ice: Drop-Shot Rigging for Pressured Panfish

When the going gets tough, use this tried-and-true open-water tactic for wary panfish.

Scott Mackenthun

Prime Time for Your Personal-Best Ice Pike

Big northern pike push shallow in late winter to gear up for the spawn. It's one of the best

Scott Mackenthun

Boy, 13, Wins World's Largest Ice-Fishing Tournament with Huge Walleye

Minnesota youth takes the top prize at the 12,000-angler event—a new Ford pickup truck.

Thomas Allen

News

More Cheating Scandals at Fishing Tournaments Reported

News Digest: Also, record fish catches in two states; National Fishing and Boating Week

Lynn Burkhead

Here They Come: Cicadas Arrive to the Delight of Gamefish, Anglers

After years of anticipation, two hatches of periodical cicadas has fish looking up as fly

Lynn Burkhead

Kayak Fishing Fun Magazine Now On Sale

The ultimate guide to kayak fishing hits newsstands on May 7.

Game and Fish Staff

Wire-to-Wire Win for Bassmaster Classic Champion

Justin Hamner caught the event's heaviest stringer on Day 1 and never looked back.

Game & Fish Staff

Angler Turns Potential World Record Into Fertilizer

97-pound bighead carp: "I'm going to eat it in the form of tomatoes and cucumbers."

Lynn Burkhead

Kevin VanDam Announces New Show Coming to Outdoor Channel

After this week's BPT REDCREST event, KVD's new aim is 'The VanDam Experience.'

Lynn Burkhead

Stories

World Fishing Records That Almost Weren't

In some cases, proof that the biggest fish really are the biggest has been intriguingly

Colin Moore

Best Bets to Catch a Record Fish for 12 Freshwater Species

Head to these hot fishing spots if you're looking to make the record books.

Colin Moore

Best of 2023: Most Popular Hunting and Fish Videos

G&F users flocked to video series "Bass Crash Course," "Beyond the Bait" and much more.

Game & Fish Staff

Best of 2023: Most Popular Bass-Fishing Stories on Game & Fish

These articles on fishing for largemouth bass helped our users catch fish all year long.

Game & Fish Staff

Best of 2023: Storytelling, Inspiration, Destinations & Humor

These were our editors' favorite hunting and fishing feature stories from last year.

Game & Fish Staff

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