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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

Bass go deep or slide under cover to escape the sun into the fall. Here's how to get them to bite.Tactics & Baits to Coax Hideaway Bass to Strike

Tactics & Baits to Coax Hideaway Bass to Strike

Bass go deep or slide under cover to escape the sun into the fall. Here's how to get them to

Alan Clemons

With the fall baitfish migration coming soon, docks offer September bass refuge and easy meals.Skip It, Baby! Don't Overlook Docks for Early Fall Bass

Skip It, Baby! Don't Overlook Docks for Early Fall Bass

With the fall baitfish migration coming soon, docks offer September bass refuge and easy meals.

David A. Brown

New York, South Dakota confirm new state fishing records.Bass-Sized Crappie, 'Tank' Smallmouth Set State Marks

Bass-Sized Crappie, 'Tank' Smallmouth Set State Marks

New York, South Dakota confirm new state fishing records.

Game & Fish Staff

Double-digit largemouths await bucket-list anglers at Texas' Camelot Bell.The Royal Treatment: Trophy Bass Fishing Fit for a King

The Royal Treatment: Trophy Bass Fishing Fit for a King

Double-digit largemouths await bucket-list anglers at Texas' Camelot Bell.

Ken Duke

Dock Talk: What fishing info can you believe and what is best left at the dock?5 Ways to Decipher Bass-Fishing Reports at the Boat Ramp

5 Ways to Decipher Bass-Fishing Reports at the Boat Ramp

Dock Talk: What fishing info can you believe and what is best left at the dock?

Lynn Burkhead

Here's how to use forward-facing sonar to your advantage, in tournaments and on local waters.Eyes Forward: See Bass on Screen, Put Fish in Livewell

Eyes Forward: See Bass on Screen, Put Fish in Livewell

Here's how to use forward-facing sonar to your advantage, in tournaments and on local waters.

Shane Beilue

Catfish

Day or night? When and where to find trophy flatties, and how to convince them to bite.Late-Summer Hunting for Monster Flathead Catfish

Late-Summer Hunting for Monster Flathead Catfish

Day or night? When and where to find trophy flatties, and how to convince them to bite.

Dan Anderson

Learn how blue cats, channel cats and flatheads relate to erosion- and flood- control structures.Tailrace Tactics for Big-River Catfish

Tailrace Tactics for Big-River Catfish

Learn how blue cats, channel cats and flatheads relate to erosion- and flood- control

Keith Sutton

As North Carolina's run of records continues, we take a look at the rise of hundred-pound catches.127 Pounds! Pending Record Blue Catfish Reported

127 Pounds! Pending Record Blue Catfish Reported

As North Carolina's run of records continues, we take a look at the rise of hundred-pound

Lynn Burkhead

The summertime catfish bite never stops, but the places you'll find them during sunup and after dark can be as different as night and day.How to Catch Catfish Around the Clock

How to Catch Catfish Around the Clock

The summertime catfish bite never stops, but the places you'll find them during sunup and

M.D. Johnson

When fishing gets tough, having some less traditional tactics up your sleeve can help salvage a slow day.Get Down and Dirty for Summertime Catfish

Get Down and Dirty for Summertime Catfish

When fishing gets tough, having some less traditional tactics up your sleeve can help salvage

Keith Sutton

With slimy skin and sharp spines, freshly caught catfish can be a handful at the cleaning table.Pain-Free Catfish Cleaning in 4 Steps

Pain-Free Catfish Cleaning in 4 Steps

With slimy skin and sharp spines, freshly caught catfish can be a handful at the cleaning

M.D. Johnson

Panfish

New York, South Dakota confirm new state fishing records.Bass-Sized Crappie, 'Tank' Smallmouth Set State Marks

Bass-Sized Crappie, 'Tank' Smallmouth Set State Marks

New York, South Dakota confirm new state fishing records.

Game & Fish Staff

Crappie fishing is still strong through early fall, if you know where to find them.Don't Sleep on Late-Summer Slabs

Don't Sleep on Late-Summer Slabs

Crappie fishing is still strong through early fall, if you know where to find them.

Jeff Knapp

Want to put panfish on the stringer all summer long? Use these tips and tricks to increase the fun.Panfish: Keep ‘Em Biting Until Deer Season

Panfish: Keep ‘Em Biting Until Deer Season

Want to put panfish on the stringer all summer long? Use these tips and tricks to increase the

Joseph Albanese

Deep water isn't the only place to find fish as temperatures rise.Shallow Thinking for Middle-of-Summer Fishing

Shallow Thinking for Middle-of-Summer Fishing

Deep water isn't the only place to find fish as temperatures rise.

Dr. Jason Halfen

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

The fishing action heats up in September on four of the region's most prominent waters.'Eyes of Autumn: 5 Hot Spots for Midwest Walleye

'Eyes of Autumn: 5 Hot Spots for Midwest Walleye

The fishing action heats up in September on four of the region's most prominent waters.

Dr. Jason Halfen

Deep water isn't the only place to find fish as temperatures rise.Shallow Thinking for Middle-of-Summer Fishing

Shallow Thinking for Middle-of-Summer Fishing

Deep water isn't the only place to find fish as temperatures rise.

Dr. Jason 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

Fort Peck Reservoir is known for huge walleyes, but it also has species and space for just about every type of angler.Walleyes Headline Fishing Bounty at Montana's 'Inland Ocean'

Walleyes Headline Fishing Bounty at Montana's 'Inland Ocean'

Fort Peck Reservoir is known for huge walleyes, but it also has species and space for just

Andrew McKean

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

Other Freshwater

Catch-and-release fishing records highlight summer fishing for toothy predators.Record Muskie, Northern Pike Reported in Minnesota

Record Muskie, Northern Pike Reported in Minnesota

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

Game & Fish Staff

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

Saltwater

Find a wide range of saltwater gamefish willing to bite near these five fishing destinations.Let There Be Rocks: Tune Into Southern Jetty Fishing

Let There Be Rocks: Tune Into Southern Jetty Fishing

Find a wide range of saltwater gamefish willing to bite near these five fishing destinations.

John N. Felsher

Where, when and how to use diamond jigs to maximize your saltwater fishing success during the fall bait run.Diamond Mining for Fall Saltwater Hook-Ups

Diamond Mining for Fall Saltwater Hook-Ups

Where, when and how to use diamond jigs to maximize your saltwater fishing success during the

Capt. Tom Migdalski

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission certified records for whiting, scamp, schoolmaster.Florida Confirms 3 New State Saltwater Fishing Records

Florida Confirms 3 New State Saltwater Fishing Records

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission certified records for whiting, scamp,

Game & Fish Staff

As the late-summer fluke bite moves to deeper water, here are 8 of the East Coast's hottest spots to catch one.Ain't No Fluke: Top Spots for Late-Summer Flat Fish

Ain't No Fluke: Top Spots for Late-Summer Flat Fish

As the late-summer fluke bite moves to deeper water, here are 8 of the East Coast's hottest

By Capt. Tom Migdalski

The whopping 1,135-pounder caught in a tournament broke a 12-year mark.Florida Man Breaks Maryland Blue Marlin Record

Florida Man Breaks Maryland Blue Marlin Record

The whopping 1,135-pounder caught in a tournament broke a 12-year mark.

Game & Fish Staff

Bay anchovies numbering in the billions trigger awesome saltwater fishing for multiple species across the Southeast.Don't Miss Anchovy Invasion for Great Coastal Angling

Don't Miss Anchovy Invasion for Great Coastal Angling

Bay anchovies numbering in the billions trigger awesome saltwater fishing for multiple species

Frank Sargeant

News

New York, South Dakota confirm new state fishing records.Bass-Sized Crappie, 'Tank' Smallmouth Set State Marks

Bass-Sized Crappie, 'Tank' Smallmouth Set State Marks

New York, South Dakota confirm new state fishing records.

Game & Fish Staff

Catch-and-release fishing records highlight summer fishing for toothy predators.Record Muskie, Northern Pike Reported in Minnesota

Record Muskie, Northern Pike Reported in Minnesota

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

Game & Fish Staff

Faced with historically bad steelhead returns in 2021, state agencies initiate restrictions, closures.Western Fly Anglers Brace for Steelhead Restrictions this Fall

Western Fly Anglers Brace for Steelhead Restrictions this Fall

Faced with historically bad steelhead returns in 2021, state agencies initiate restrictions,

Lynn Burkhead

First NRA, now IFTD fly-fishing trade show in October is called off as COVID-19 surges seen.Raging Delta Variant Cancels Another Outdoors Trade Show

Raging Delta Variant Cancels Another Outdoors Trade Show

First NRA, now IFTD fly-fishing trade show in October is called off as COVID-19 surges seen.

Lynn Burkhead

Biden administration wants to conserve 30% of American land and water by 2030. What's the impact on hunters and anglers?What's Our 'Collective Obligation' to Future of Conservation?

What's Our 'Collective Obligation' to Future of Conservation?

Biden administration wants to conserve 30% of American land and water by 2030. What's the

Andrew McKean

Stories

The brainchild of a Texas watchmaker became the first fishing reel of countless anglers.Fishing Gear Icon: How the Zebco 33 Changed the World

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

Mud Hole Education Program brings rod building to students all across America.Custom Rods, Fishing Passions Built in Hands-On Program

Custom Rods, Fishing Passions Built in Hands-On Program

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

Game & Fish Staff

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

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