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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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How to Pick the Best Streamer for Big Fall Trout

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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
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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
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5 Best Crankbaits for Walleye

Freshwater

5 Best Crankbaits for Walleye

It’s hard to believe that a piece of plastic or balsawood with a plastic lip has tricked so many walleyes into biting. In all fairness, such a rough description of any lure type would make it appear to be simpler than it really is. Subtle differences in design and minor tweaks in presentation cause...
Ross Robertson Oct 6, 2021
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You Can't Bass Fish Too Shallow

Freshwater

You Can't Bass Fish Too Shallow

The two sonar units I have on my bass boat—one at the console and one up front—both contain more computing power than the 13-inch television I owned back in college by a factor of a thousand. Truth be told, though, they don’t get nearly as much use. I’m a tidal river rat, where a substantial portion...
Pete Robbins Sep 22, 2021
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