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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Trout & Salmon

Bob 'N' Spin for Summer Steelheads

Panfish

Where Have All the Big Bluegills Gone?

Playbook

Try Rainy River, Lake of the Woods, for a mid-summer dream trip. Playbook

Summer Family Fishing in Midwest: A Minnesota Mixed Bag

Mike Pehanich - July 27, 2020

Try Rainy River, Lake of the Woods, for a mid-summer dream trip.

Summer playbook: Ready for a little summer fun the whole family can enjoy? Here are some of the West's top destinations for family fishing adventures. Playbook

Take Epic West Fishing Adventure Right Now

Scott Haugen - July 27, 2020

Summer playbook: Ready for a little summer fun the whole family can enjoy? Here are some of...

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From striped bass to giant speckled trout and largemouths, these two southern destinations offer a variety of family fishing opportunities. Playbook

Destinations: Fishing Fun in the Southern Sun

John N. Felsher - July 24, 2020

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

Summer Playbook: Action abounds both on and off the water in the Western New York region. Playbook

Family Fishing Getaway: Niagara Falls, N.Y.

Jeff Knapp - July 23, 2020

Summer Playbook: Action abounds both on and off the water in the Western New York region.

Bass

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.

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Take advantage of better topwater lures and tackle to get more action on the surface. Bass

Topwater Tech: Get More Strikes, Hookups

Dr. Jason Halfen - July 08, 2020

Take advantage of better topwater lures and tackle to get more action on the surface.

Game & Fish went to Lake Picachos, Mexico, to determine the best new spinning gear. Bass

Tackle Test 2020: Best Spinning Rods & Reels

Dr. Todd A. Kuhn

Game & Fish went to Lake Picachos, Mexico, to determine the best new spinning gear.

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

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...

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Use these three techniques to load your stringer with bluegills. Panfish

Triple Threat for Big Bream

Terry Madewell - June 09, 2020

Use these three techniques to load your stringer with bluegills.

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.

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

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.

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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.

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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