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May 2021 Game & Fish Magazine

Game & Fish May Magazine Issue

Here's a look at regional articles in the May 2021 issue of Game & Fish:


Dock Work: These five baits and strategies can help you pull in more bass around docks. By Glenn Walker

Bird Brains: Turkeys often display different behaviors later in spring. Get in their heads by mixing things up. By Brian Lovett

Power Up: Newton Lake, a power-plant lake in southern Illinois, is primed for bass action now and for years to come. By Mike Pehanich


Last Call: The early season is long gone. Fooling mature, late-season gobblers requires a different approach. By Scott Haugen

Advanced Nymphing: Take your trout fishing to a deeper level by employing weighed patterns and precision strategies. By Gary Lewis

Pick a Peck: From giant walleyes to trophy bass, Fort Peck Reservoir in Montana is an angler’s dream. By Andrew McKean

The South and East editions of the May Game & Fish Magazine.


The Toughest Toms: What to do when the gobblers are all henned up? Pull one of these tactics from your playbook. By Doug Howlett

Smallie Spawning Run: May’s best smallmouth fishing can be found in the streams that flow into your favorite bass lakes. By Matt Crawford

Trout Hardware: Think beyond the same old lures to catch more trout on spinning gear. By M.D. Johnson


Slow-Play Slabs: Put the sneak on crappies in backwater sloughs by slipping along silently in a kayak. By Jim Gronaw

Get Loose for Cats: Untether yourself from the anchor this summer and drift your way to more catfish. By Keith Sutton

The Big-Fish Twitch: Master these twitchbait tactics to turn on the bite on saltwater flats. By Frank Sargeant

More Inside This Issue:

Tackle Test 2021

In our annual Tackle Test, Part 2, we rank 24 spinning rods and reels across 10 criteria. By Dr. Todd A. Kuhn

Kayak Fishing Fun

Our ''Kayak Fishing Special'' covers what to look for in a new ‘yak, and where to take it catch fish.

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