Video: How to Fish an Underspin for Bass

Freshwater

Video: How to Fish an Underspin for Bass

All credit for popularizing this slick technique goes to the great tournament pro Aaron Martens, who died of brain cancer in November. Like many of his bass fishing methods, this one is simple but deadly. All you need is one of these slick jigheads rigged with a willow blade underneath, paired with...
Oliver Ngy Dec 29, 2021
Read More
How to Set a Trotline

Freshwater

How to Set a Trotline

Simple is rare these days. With any kind of fishing pursuit, it seems like the gear list continues to pile up with new rods, reels, lines, and lures. I’ll be the first to admit it—the gear is part of the allure. But all of that clutter does have a tendency to remove us from reality a bit. We spend...
Steve Schwartz Dec 14, 2021
Read More
How to Catch Fish Before Freeze-Up

Freshwater

How to Catch Fish Before Freeze-Up

There are two types of anglers. The first are those who spend occasional summer weekends out on the boat or wading around low, warm rivers. They catch a few fish but mostly they just enjoy the calm, quiet recreation of angling. They’re the type of anglers who say things like “I don’t care if I catch...
Kubie Brown Nov 29, 2021
Read More
Gales of November: The Shipwrecks of the Great Lakes

Freshwater

Gales of November: The Shipwrecks of the Great Lakes

Whether you’re counting the Great Lakes’ lost souls or sunken ships, you’ll find no month more cruel or destructive than November. Of the 11 deadliest storms to strike the Great Lakes during the past two centuries, seven swept the region in November, and two others struck during the second half of...
Patrick Durkin Nov 19, 2021
Read More
How To Catch Muskies in the Fall

Freshwater

How To Catch Muskies in the Fall

There’s a certain prestige that comes with being a muskie angler. The title carries a lofty and somewhat dark mystique bestowed by other anglers. It’s hard to define, but if there was some sort of raucous saloon out there where all the types of fisherman of the world gathered, the muskie anglers...
Kubie Brown Nov 15, 2021
Read More
Best Live Bait for Walleye

Freshwater

Best Live Bait for Walleye

In the age of super plastics and lifelike finishes, many anglers are turning their back on live bait. I’ll be the first one to say it: On many days, it’s not necessary. But a recent trip to Louisiana’s offshore oil rigs was a harsh reminder of why I don’t like to leave home without bait. The water...
Ross Robertson Nov 11, 2021
Read More
How to Catch Big Smallmouth Bass in Fall

Freshwater

How to Catch Big Smallmouth Bass in Fall

There was a period of my life not so long ago when I was completely obsessed with big smallmouth bass. From about 14 years old until my early 20s, I would spend nearly every day of the summer pursuing them. My madness even led me to enter a few local bass tournaments around my family’s home near...
Kubie Brown Nov 1, 2021
Read More
Best Soft Plastic Lures for Walleye

Walleye

Best Soft Plastic Lures for Walleye

I’d be lying if I said I didn’t like live bait. In today’s day and age, however, you would have to crazy to not have a good sampling of soft plastic lures in your walleye boxes. Plastics open a diverse set of options when compared to live bait. We will forgo the obvious holdups that live bait can be...
Ross Robertson Oct 28, 2021
Read More
How to Catch Walleye in Rivers

Walleye

How to Catch Walleye in Rivers

As the days grow short and the first frosts of the season sparkle gently in the early morning sun, we’re all faced with that all-important task of filling the freezer. For many of us this means pulling out the heavy gear to ply the rivers for autumn runs of giant trout and salmon or putting the...
Kubie Brown Oct 26, 2021
Read More
How to Pick the Best Streamer for Big Fall Trout

Freshwater

How to Pick the Best Streamer for Big Fall Trout

Whether you call them hogs, slabs, donkeys, or studs, there is something universally attractive about big trout. Use any of these superlatives in your local fly shop and everyone in the place will slink towards you like a group of bird dogs hearing the rustle of a kibble bag. Big trout fascinate us...
Kubie Brown Oct 18, 2021
Read More
How to Catch Fall Walleye

Walleye

How to Catch Fall Walleye

Cool nights, football games, and long pants usually mean the start of prime walleye fishing in most parts of the walleye world. As the waters cool, these fish know to strap on the feedbag in order to help eggs develop or put on some extra fluff to get through the winter slowdown. It’s at this time...
Ross Robertson Oct 11, 2021
Read More