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May 2022 Game & Fish Magazine

Game & Fish May Magazine Issue

The May 2022 issue of Game & Fish magazine, America's only national outdoor magazine with a focus on regional hunting and fishing, is available on newsstands now. Here is a preview of what's inside.

Tackle Test, Kayak Fishing Special, Tough Turkeys

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May 2022 Game & Fish Magazine Midwest and West editions.

The May 2022 issue includes the following national-themed stories in all editions:

TOP RODS AND REELS: Our Tackle Test team put 47 new baitcasting and spinning rigs to the test on Florida largemouths. They scored how each rod and reel performed, and came away with a list of the best. By Dr. Todd Kuhn

WHEN TOMS ARE TOUGH: Be it an Ohio Eastern, a Montana Merriam’s or even a Texas Rio, any gobbler can cause hunters fits. By Drew Warden and Adam Heggenstaller

CONSERVATION: Efforts to remove defunct dams from America’s waterways are accelerating. Native fish stand to benefit, but what are the drawbacks? By Andrew McKean

KAYAK FISHING SPECIAL: Consider these seven things to choose the right kayak for the water, fish and angling technique. By Drew Warden

Region-by-Region: Great Stories Close to Home

Here's a look at some of the regional articles in the May 2022 issue of Game & Fish.


HERDING CATS: Target channel catfish in a wide range of waterbody types with these tips and tricks. By Keith Sutton

MAY TRIPLE PLAY: Simplify your approach to bass fishing this month with a trio of proven baits. By Ken Duke

EUFAULA EUPHORIA: The legendary impoundment on the Alabama-Georgia border offers a variety of freshwater opportunities. By John Felsher

GATOR HUNTING: Use these tactics to close the distance on wary, giant seatrout. By Frank Sargeant


BASS IN TROUT COUNTRY: Rocky Mountain lakes and rivers offer excellent, and often overlooked, smallmouth bass fishing. By Mike Gnatkowski

TURKEY TALK: These eight calls can improve odds for late-season hunting success. By Scott Haugen

BEAR AWARENESS: Successful hunters know how a black bear’s biology dictates its needs and habits in spring. By Bob Robb

COLORS FOR CRAPPIES: Choosing the right lure color based on water conditions can be the key to catching more slabs. By M.D. Johnson


SPIN TO WIN: Find some of the hottest spring and summer smallmouth action in rivers and creeks. By Jeff Knapp

ROCK YOUR REDO: Miss a tom early in the season? Learn how to win round two and put that bird in the dirt. By Brian Lovett

TRICKED-OUT TREATS: Upgrade your baits to catch more channel catfish this summer. By Keith Sutton


WEATHERPROOF THE BASS SPAWN: Catch bass this month, no matter the conditions, with these tactics. By Frank Sargeant

LATE-SEASON GOBBLERS: When toms become wary, it’s often wise to ease up on the calling. By Bruce Ingram

SHALLOW STRIPERS: Close the distance on big striped bass when they move onto the flats. By Michael Tougias

CHANNEL CAT BUFFET: Load up on springtime catfish by knowing how to fish the best natural and artificial baits. By M.D. Johnson

More Inside This Issue:


Troll your way to Midwest walleye limits with spinner rig variations. By Mark Romanack

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