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How to Catch Walleye in Spring

As lake ice and cabin fever begin to dissipate, you can bet the walleyes are getting restless too. This is the fishing version of the rut, and it’s arguably the easiest time of year to target walleyes. Before you get ahead of yourself, first you have to find them, then you need to know how to catch...

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5 Best State Capitols for Fishing

Imagine, if you will, that COVID-19 is behind us. You’re downtown in some state capital—hopefully for a day of advocacy with the BHA family, or maybe just for conference with a bunch of knuckleheads you really need to escape. Either way, it hits you: I need to catch a damn fish. ASAP. Your kayak’s...

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Are Great Lakes Steelhead Really ‘Steelhead?’

Everyone loves a good debate. From politics and sports, to whether Big Foot exists, to which Kardashian is the worst (definitely Khloé), people will argue about absolutely anything. In the world of fishing, this couldn't be more true. Anglers are always quick to defend their favorite species...

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The 6 Rods You Need to Catch Every American Fish

I have friends who just have "their fishing rod," which ends up in applications from bluegill to coho salmon. I know other folks who might not be able to quantify their collection within a confidence interval of 100 (I'm looking at you, Cermele). Unless you're some sort of diehard panfish...

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How to Catch and Eat the Delectable Brook Trout

When I was a kid, dreaming of becoming a mountain man, brook trout were the first real test of my mettle. Every day after school I’d walk down the stream behind my house with a hook and line tied to a stick to pull brookies from the water and string them by their gills onto my “rod.” Once I had my...

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California Has a New State Record Black Crappie

On Feb. 17, David Burruss a caught a record-breaking 4-pound, 5-ounce black crappie out of Clear Lake, California. “Normally I don’t stumble for the net when I catch a crappie but today was different,” Burruss posted on his business’ Instagram page, Clear Lake Outdoors. He was having a slow day on...