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Bass

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

Bass Crash Course: Topwater Pointers for Buzzbaits, Walking Baits

Learn the best times and places to pull out two of the most effective topwater lures for bass

Shane Beilue

State Records: New York Channel Catfish, Idaho Smallmouth Bass

Catch-and-release smallmouth bass continued reservoir's record-setting ways.

Game & Fish Staff

5 Essential Lures for May Bass

Want to catch a few largemouths this month? You better have these baits in your tackle box.

Rod Hunter

River Running for May Smallmouth Bass

The month's best smallmouth fishing can be found in the streams that flow into your favorite

Matt Crawford

Catch More Bass in Gin-Clear Water

The clear waters of late spring amplify the level of difficulty for Western bass anglers. Try

Pete M. Anderson

Catfish

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

Blue Catfish Record Falls Again in West Virginia

Pushing 70 pounds, it also broke the state's length record for the species.

Game & Fish Staff

7 Bait Boosts for Summer Channel Catfish

Take your channel catfish baits from good enough to irresistible with these simple tricks.

Keith Sutton

State Records: New York Channel Catfish, Idaho Smallmouth Bass

Catch-and-release smallmouth bass continued reservoir's record-setting ways.

Game & Fish Staff

Focus on Spawn Hangouts for Channel Cats

Many anglers decide to stop fishing for channel catfish during the spawn. That's a big mistake.

Dan Anderson

6 Best Baits to Catch Big Flathead Catfish

Flatheads can be picky compared to blues and channels. Here are six natural baits they won't

Alan Clemons

Crappie

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

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

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

Redfish, Black Crappie Rule Changes Proposed in Florida

State Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission OKs proposals at May meeting.

Game & Fish Staff

Spring Fishing Frenzy for Bluegrass State Crappie

It's about time to catch some slabs in the state of Kentucky. Here's how to catch a limit.

Lee McClellan

Muskie/Pike

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

Get Jacked Up for Winter Jackfish on the Fly

The chain pickerel is the perfect fish when not much else is biting, and a great option to

Lynn Burkhead

On Final Icy Swing, Minnesota Angler Breaks Muskie Record

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

Lynn Burkhead

Record Muskie, Northern Pike Reported in Minnesota

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

Game & Fish Staff

Striper & Hybrid

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

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

15 Striped Bass Secrets

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

Rick Bach

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

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

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

Georgia Record Sunfish Also Ties World-Record Mark

The redbreast sunfish is the fourth reported state fishing record since Christmas.

Game & Fish Staff

Bitty Baits for Big Bull Bluegills

Tiny jigs and light line are just the ticket for pre-spawn bluegills.

Jim Gronaw

Spring Flings: Early Season Action for Bass, Walleyes, Crappie

As the waters warm, so does fishing success for many of our favorite gamefish.

Dr. Jason Halfen

Walleye

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

Crankbait Techniques for Early River Walleye

Straightforward advice from a seasoned walleye pro on fishing wingdams, log piles, sandbar

Traditions Media

Spring Flings: Early Season Action for Bass, Walleyes, Crappie

As the waters warm, so does fishing success for many of our favorite gamefish.

Dr. Jason Halfen

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

Trout & Salmon

Catch Your Drift: Chasing Trout in Wisconsin's Driftless Area

The area untouched by glaciers has thousands of miles of cold-water streams for anglers to

Jen Ripple

World-Record Rewind: Remembering Rip Collins' Arkansas Brown Trout

It's been 30 years since the then-record put Little Red River on the angling map.

Lynn Burkhead

Next-Level Nymphing: Think Smaller, Get Heavier, Go Deeper

Take your trout fishing to a deeper level by employing weighed patterns and precision

Gary Lewis

Plug Away at Spring Chinook Salmon, Summer Steelhead

Though they'd fallen out of favor in recent years, plugs remain a potent option and should be

Scott Haugen

Lessons from Big-League Trout

Bucket-list memories from an epic Canadian fly-fishing trip that included a home run, as well

Lynn Burkhead

Make Mine a Double: Trout on Hopper-Dropper Rigs

Traditionally thought of as a Western summertime trout rig, the hopper-dropper produces on

Frank Sargeant

Other Freshwater

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

Dr. Dance: Fishing Icon Receives Prestigious Honor

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

Lynn Burkhead

Saltwater

Get Pumped Up for Pompano

This foolproof plan helps you cash in on the spring run of one of the best-tasting fish in the

Frank Sargeant

Redfish, Black Crappie Rule Changes Proposed in Florida

State Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission OKs proposals at May meeting.

Game & Fish Staff

New Mahi-Mahi Record Breaks 'Tie' in Georgia

State records: Also, Maryland record caught with beginners' spinning gear.

Game & Fish Staff

Great Fishing Fun Along Gulf Islands National Seashore

Let's Go Gulfing! This diverse area along the Gulf of Mexico offers fishing adventures for the

Frank Sargeant

Toothy Fishing: Baits, Tactics, Hot Spots for Sheepshead

Sheepshead offer great inshore fishing throughout the Southeast and are hard to beat on the

Frank Sargeant

Gulf Coast Greatness: Hot Spring Inshore Fishing in SW Florida

From Sarasota to Ft. Myers, there's a smorgasbord of gamefish to provide hot action during the

Larry Larsen

Fly Fishing

Next-Level Nymphing: Think Smaller, Get Heavier, Go Deeper

Take your trout fishing to a deeper level by employing weighed patterns and precision

Gary Lewis

Lessons from Big-League Trout

Bucket-list memories from an epic Canadian fly-fishing trip that included a home run, as well

Lynn Burkhead

Tiny-Stream Trout Strategies

Fishing tiny trout waters is challenging, but over time anglers can master them with practice,

Jen Ripple

Sight Fishing for Spring Largemouth Bass with a Fly Rod

Plus 7 steps to improve odds a caught-and-released bass will survive once let go.

Lynn Burkhead

Maine Events: Landlocked Salmon, Smallies, Lake Trout

Salmon are the major draw, but bass and lakers make an attractive spring trifecta in the Grand

Bryce M. Towsley

Huge Trout Await in Arkansas' White River

Set against a beautiful backdrop, the fabled river offers spectacular cold-season trout

Jen Ripple

Ice Fishing

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

Jumbo Perch Through Ice Breaks ID State Record

Wisconsin angler catches certified-weight record on first trip to Lake Cascade.

Game & Fish Staff

News

Catch a Tagged Snakehead, Earn Cash in Maryland Study

Snakeheads in Chesapeake Bay or Blackwater River may be worth up to $200.

Game & Fish Staff

Blue Catfish Record Falls Again in West Virginia

Pushing 70 pounds, it also broke the state's length record for the species.

Game & Fish Staff

State Records: New York Channel Catfish, Idaho Smallmouth Bass

Catch-and-release smallmouth bass continued reservoir's record-setting ways.

Game & Fish Staff

The Bass Boss: An Appreciation of Ray Scott

Pro anglers react to the death of the father of modern tournament fishing, who turned an

Lynn Burkhead

Georgia Record Sunfish Also Ties World-Record Mark

The redbreast sunfish is the fourth reported state fishing record since Christmas.

Game & Fish Staff

Stories

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

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

Custom Rods, Fishing Passions Built in Hands-On Program

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

Game & Fish Staff

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

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