New Details Emerge on Walleye Tournament Cheating Scandal

Walleye

New Details Emerge on Walleye Tournament Cheating Scandal

Cheating is everywhere. A quick flip through the pages of a newspaper or scrolling through newsfeeds on your phone makes this quite clear. Most of us can recall scandals in football, basketball, and even chess in the not-so-recent past. The much less popular sport of walleye fishing has now taken...
Ross Robertson Oct 4, 2022
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Photos: Tennessee Man Breaks Record with Enormous Blue Catfish

Catfish

Photos: Tennessee Man Breaks Record with Enormous Blue Catfish

A Tennessee man surprised state wildlife officials last month by catching a monstrous blue catfish weighing in well over 100 pounds. Angler Micka Burkhart caught the 118.7-pound blue while fishing on the Cumberland River last month. While awaiting official certification, Burkhart’s catch from Sept...
Aidan Morton Oct 3, 2022
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10 Best Streamers for Trout

Freshwater

10 Best Streamers for Trout

From working longer hours in search of promotion to practicing with your rifle or bow at the range, we’re all constantly in search of a way to up our game. While much of the time reaching the next tier in our jobs, hobbies, or passions requires hours of hard work and dedication to our craft, on...
Kubie Brown Sep 13, 2022
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Tournament Angler Catches 90-Million-Year-Old Fish Fossil

Freshwater

Tournament Angler Catches 90-Million-Year-Old Fish Fossil

Andy Moore of Elkhorn, Nebraska, may not have done well in a recent fishing tournament on the Missouri River, but he snagged the biggest catch of the day: a 90-million-year-old “bulldog fish” fossil. After a lousy cast, his lure hung up on a rock, so he paddled his kayak over to free it up. He...
Dave Parris Aug 29, 2022
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How to Catch Bluegill

Freshwater

How to Catch Bluegill

They say that we need to enjoy the simple things in life. Well in the angling world, there isn’t another fish that’s more simple than bluegill. These small panfish are easy to find, will eat almost anything, and are one of the most populous fish in North America with a range that extends from...
Kubie Brown Aug 23, 2022
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Oklahoma Man Strangles Noodling Partner to Death

Freshwater

Oklahoma Man Strangles Noodling Partner to Death

On July 9, near the South Canadian River in Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, 53-year-old Larry Sanders reportedly strangled and killed his noodling partner, Jimmy Knighten. The two men had been noodling for catfish in the river together when they apparently broke out in an altercation. Sanders reportedly...
Katie Hill Jul 11, 2022
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The Beginner's Guide to Catfish Noodling

Freshwater

The Beginner's Guide to Catfish Noodling

There’s a part of me that really enjoys getting in a fight. Now I’m not saying that I’m one of those guys who’ll swat the hat off a cowboy’s head or make lewd comments about your gal in a bar. I’m not out there looking for trouble. However, I wrestled and boxed during high school, played rugby...
Kubie Brown Jul 6, 2022
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How to Catch Trout at Night

Freshwater

How to Catch Trout at Night

Whoever said “nothing good happens after sundown” was obviously not a trout fisherman. While we’ve all enjoyed those brilliant days on the river casting for rising trout on sun-dappled pools and shining riverside runs, the fact is that we’re missing out on the real game. Trout are naturally warier...
Kubie Brown Jul 1, 2022
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Mobsters, Arson, and Photogrammetry: The World Record Muskie Conspiracy Theories

Freshwater

Mobsters, Arson, and Photogrammetry: The World Record Muskie Conspiracy Theories

Louie Spray of Wisconsin caught three world-record muskies during his time. His feat is written in stone, so it must be fact, right? If you want that rock-solid proof, visit the Greenwood Cemetery in Hayward, Wisconsin and look up the burial site for Louis Bolser Spray, Feb. 21, 1900 — Nov. 19, 198...
Patrick Durkin Jun 27, 2022
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The Total Guide to Catching and Cooking Bullhead Catfish

Freshwater

The Total Guide to Catching and Cooking Bullhead Catfish

Everyone loves an underdog. Whether we’re watching some low-ranked boxer or tennis player taking it to the world champion or some scrappy college team fighting their way to the top of the Pac 12, we can’t help but root for the dark horse and cheer for the unexpected. This inherent desire is deeply...
Kubie Brown Jun 27, 2022
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Video: Cambodia Anglers Catch Biggest Freshwater Fish of All Time

Freshwater

Video: Cambodia Anglers Catch Biggest Freshwater Fish of All Time

On June 13, Cambodian fisherman Moul Thun accidentally hooked into the largest freshwater fish ever caught and recorded. The giant freshwater stingray (Urogymnus polylepis) is an elusive species that scientists don’t know much about. That’s exactly why Dr. Zeb Hogan and the Wonders of the Mekong...
Maggie Hudlow Jun 22, 2022
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