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Bass

Tried-and-True Bass Jigs Excel No Matter the Weather

Nothing turns on the late-fall bite like a jig. Here are the best styles and trailers to fish

Glenn Walker

Follow the Forage for Fall Bass on the Move

Topwaters and crankbaits are the name of the game as bass go on the hunt to load up for winter.

Ken Duke

Blade Runner: Heavy-Metal Bass Fishing During Fall Cooldown

When temperatures drop in autumn, look to spinnerbaits, bladed jigs and blade baits to up your

Mike Pehanich

Slow Your Roll: Deadstick Tactics for Lethargic Bass

Sometimes the best presentation for catching inactive bass is doing nothing at all.

Larry Larsen

Catfish

Hit Small Streams for End-of-Summer Channel Cats

Catching a limit of summertime catfish doesn't mean having to fish big water in the East.

M.D. Johnson

Follow Catfish Highways for Predictable Late-Summer Action

Catfish follow the same paths from resting to feeding areas when the weather gets hot. Set a

Dan Anderson

Catfish Fact or Fiction? 11 Debunked Myths About Whiskerfish

Myths abound about these popular sportfish. It's time we get to the truth of the matter.

Keith Sutton

Western Whiskerfish: Trophy Flatheads, Channels, Even Blues

In the trout-rich West, you can find plenty of big catfish in the big rivers and reservoirs of

Andrew McKean

Another Blue Catfish Record Goes Down in Mississippi

The 100-pounder is the second blue record of the year in the state.

Game & Fish Staff

11 Types of Live Baits Catfish Can't Resist

When you want to coax a bite, use these catfish baits for full stringers all summer.

Keith Sutton

Crappie

3 Techniques for Around-the-Clock Crappie

Follow a renowned Florida guide's detailed tactics to catch more slabs both day and night.

Larry Larsen

4 Hot Target Areas for Summer Panfish

Summer panfish aren't always lurking in deep water. Many find everything they need much closer

Keith Sutton

Need-to-Know Techniques to Target Big River Slabs

Many flowing waters across the South harbor healthy populations of big crappies.

Keith Sutton

Spin to Win: Panfish Secrets for Catching Limits on Spinners

No lure outperforms spin baits for landing more bluegills, white bass, perch and crappie.

Keith Sutton

Sportfishing Smorgasbord at 'Bass Capital of the World'

Lake Eufaula, the big reservoir on the Alabama-Georgia line, offers anglers much more than

John Felsher

Color-Coded Crappie: Choose Your Bait Options Wisely

Selecting the right lure color based on water conditions can be the key to catching more

M.D. Johnson

Muskie/Pike

'Speechless': Lake Ontario Muskie a World-Class Catch

The caught-and-released behemoth was almost five feet long and weighed 58 pounds.

Thomas Allen

Get on Point for Monster Fall Pike

In late fall, big northern pike set up off main-lake points to feast on forage fish. Do the

Matt Straw

West Virginia Angler Catches Humongous Record Muskie

Weighing 51 pounds, the ginormous fish was caught from shore and broke 25-year-old record.

Lynn Burkhead

On the Prowl for First-Strike Northern Pike

Where to find—and what to throw at—giant northern pike in rivers and lakes alike during the

Jeff Knapp

Hot Midwest Ice for Hardwater Anglers

The Midwest is an ice angler's paradise. These 10 hotspots offer the very best fishing action.

Scott Mackenthun

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

It's Not Too Late for Red-Hot Bluegill Fishing

Follow your senses: Let your eyes—and your nose—guide you to bedding 'gills this summer.

Keith Sutton

4 Hot Target Areas for Summer Panfish

Summer panfish aren't always lurking in deep water. Many find everything they need much closer

Keith Sutton

Jump in a Creek for Fast Panfish Action

If you're looking to catch a few panfish for the skillet, take a break from the heat and to go

Jim Gronaw

All-American Gamefish: An Appreciation of the Bluegill

Sinking spiders, light tackle, summertime fun bring a panfish renaissance for the author.

Lynn Burkhead

Niagara Jackpot: Multi-Species Fishing as Spectacular as the Famous Falls

The waters of western New York offer an abundance of incredible, year-round fishing

Joseph Albanese

What's Not to Like About Shellcrackers on the Fly?

Redear sunfish will take a fly and fight hard, and they're biting now.

Lynn Burkhead

Walleye

Slip Bobber 101: Rig Up for Summer Walleyes

Everything needed to rig slip floats like a pro for more summer fish.

Jim Edlund

Niagara Jackpot: Multi-Species Fishing as Spectacular as the Famous Falls

The waters of western New York offer an abundance of incredible, year-round fishing

Joseph Albanese

Fishing Buddies Share Walleye State Record

Troll-caught South Carolina walleye is a virtual tie with the existing record.

Game & Fish Staff

5 Steps to Quality Walleye Fillets

Get more delicious meat off every walleye with improved knife work.

Scott Mackenthun

Triple Threats: Go-To Walleye Rigs This Spring

Tie up these three-way rigs to hook more springtime walleyes on Midwestern rivers.

Dr. Jason A. Halfen

All Eyes on Columbia River Walleye

Destination: Prime-time spring fishing for the Big River's biggest trophies of the year.

Gary Lewis

Trout & Salmon

New Record Brook Trout Reported in Colorado

It's the third time the brookie record has been broken in 2022.

Game & Fish Staff

Epic Angling, Outdoor Adventures at the Mighty Kern

Beautiful scenery and hungry trout await in the southern Sierras.

Jeff Walters

October Trout in the Land of Caddis

Caddis are the central pillar of the food chain in many Western rivers.

Gary Lewis

The Salmon of St. Mary's

Dividing Michigan's Upper Peninsula and Ontario, the St. Mary's River is an overlooked hot

Mike Gnatkowski

75-Year-Old Colorado Trout Fishing Record Broken

The previous record for brook trout had stood since 1947.

Game & Fishh Staff

Other Freshwater

Exotic Fishing Paradise Awaits in South Florida

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

John Felsher

Everything You Need to Know About Snakeheads

Once considered a harbinger of doom for Mid-Atlantic waterways, the aggressive (and tasty)

Matt Crawford

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

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

Record Muskie, Northern Pike Reported in Minnesota

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

Game & Fish Staff

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

Saltwater

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

Red-Hot Fishing for Southern Reds

Bull Session: Here is how and where in the Southeast to catch the biggest redfish of your life

Frank Sargeant

Swordfish, Tuna Records Fall in Maryland

End-of-day hook-ups lead to two big saltwater catches.

Game & Fish Staff

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

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

Capt. Tom Migdalski

Florida Man Breaks Own Snook World Record … Twice!

It's been quite a snook-fishing season for one fly angler.

Lynn Burkhead

Destinations: Southern Living on Tarpon Time

The coastal South teems with silver kings, the most majestic, hardest-fighting inshore fish

Frank Sargeant

Fly Fishing

Patagonia Owner Gives $3 Billion Company to Planet Earth

Yvon Chouinard, who founded the outdoors apparel company in 1973, says in stunning transfer,

Lynn Burkhead

All-American Gamefish: An Appreciation of the Bluegill

Sinking spiders, light tackle, summertime fun bring a panfish renaissance for the author.

Lynn Burkhead

Take a Backcountry Adventure for Native Eastern Trout

Grab your rod, lace up your boots and head deep into the woods for the summer's best trout

Jeff Knapp

What's Not to Like About Shellcrackers on the Fly?

Redear sunfish will take a fly and fight hard, and they're biting now.

Lynn Burkhead

Euro Nymphing 101: Trout Tactics from Across the Pond

Master this fly-fishing method to put more and bigger trout in the net.

Jen Ripple

Ice Fishing

Field Tested: Humminbird ICE HELIX Ice-Fishing Bundles

Humminbird's extensive line offers everything a diehard ice angler could want on the hardwater.

Drew Warden

Coldwater Crappies Through the Ice

In many cases, you can simply follow the crowd to find crappies. It's that simple.

Dan Anderson

Hot Midwest Ice for Hardwater Anglers

The Midwest is an ice angler's paradise. These 10 hotspots offer the very best fishing action.

Scott Mackenthun

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

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

Game & Fish Ice Fishing Gear Buyer's Guide

More than 50 cool new gear items to make your ice angling more productive.

Drew Warden

News

'Speechless': Lake Ontario Muskie a World-Class Catch

The caught-and-released behemoth was almost five feet long and weighed 58 pounds.

Thomas Allen

Bajío Teams Up with Collegiate Bass Fishing Series

Sunglass brand partners with on the competitive anglers tour.

Game & Fish Staff

New Record Brook Trout Reported in Colorado

It's the third time the brookie record has been broken in 2022.

Game & Fish Staff

Felony Charges in 'Weights in Fish' Cheating Scandal

2 men face jail time stemming from alleged cheating at Ohio walleye tourney.

Lynn Burkhead

Caught Lead-Handed: Fishing Cheating Scandals More Common Than You Think

Recent cheating allegation at Ohio walleye tournament is unfortunately not the first time it

Lynn Burkhead

Stories

All-American Gamefish: An Appreciation of the Bluegill

Sinking spiders, light tackle, summertime fun bring a panfish renaissance for the author.

Lynn Burkhead

Top 100 Best Places to Fish in America

To celebrate its 100th year, Abu Garcia ranked the best fisheries in the U.S.

Game & Fish Staff

8 Fish with Teeth You Don't Want to Lip

Many fish we catch in North America are no problem to lip with our hand but here are eight

Keith Sutton

How to Add Casting Distance to Reach More Fish

Field skills: The ability to reach out to distant water will make you a better angler.

Frank Sargeant

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

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

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