You Don’t Own The Water Bro: Fishing Etiquette In 2019

As fishing pressure rises on our waterways so does the chance for conflict between anglers. From personal experience and more than 20 years of covering bass tournaments for media outlets I have seen or heard of wars of words on the water and in one case a fisticuffs battle between tournament competitors. Issues such as anglers fishing too close to …

Northern Pike: Underappreciated Predators or Overrated Lure Snatchers?

Northern Pike fishing is popular in Europe and Russia, and continues to grow in popularity in North America. This popularity is due in large part to their trophy size potential, strong fight, and great taste. These toothy monsters are often simply known as “pike” or “northern.” With green backs/yellowish white bellies, long powerful bodies, and sharp inwards pointed teeth, pike …

Bass On The Rocks: 4 Proven Baits For Fishing Around Rock

A crayfish tops the meal menu for any bass living on rocky lakes. Rocks provide shelter for crayfish so when you fish rocky lakes for bass you should consider selecting lures that best imitate a crayfish. Here are four mud bug imitators you should try when fishing lakes with rocky bottoms. Jigs A jig tipped with either a plastic chunk …

4 Dominant Bass Baits For Fishing Muddy Water

Think big, flashy and noisy when selecting lures to catch bass on muddy water lakes. A bass’ sight is hindered in murky water so the fish has to rely on its other senses to hone in on prey. Bass are equipped with a lateral line which works like an ear and detects vibrations resulting from water displacement. So big lures …

When To Use A Spinning Vs Baitcasting Rod, Explained

Choosing a spinning or baitcasting rod can be a challenge for new anglers. Generally, your skill level and the species of fish you enjoy catching will determine which type of fishing rod you should select. The two basic types of rods are casting and spinning rods. Casting rods are designed for baitcast and spincast reels whereas spinning rods are matched …

4 Deadly Bass Baits For Fishing Grass Lakes

Lakes filled with aquatic vegetation are a blessing to savvy bass anglers who know how to work their lures through the grass but are a bane to inexperienced fishermen whose lures bog down in the weeds on nearly every cast. Bass anglers consider grass any aquatic rooted plant that has most of its vegetative mass below the surface, although some …

The South Dakota Catfish State Record Is Up For Grabs!

Now is the time to get your name in the record book! The South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks recently voided the long-standing channel catfish state record. After years of speculation, the suspicious fish catch has been voided. The previous record was caught by Roy Groves and has been recently identified as a blue catfish by state officials. The voided …

How To Become More Outdoorsy In 5 Easy Steps

We put together a list of 5 ways to help you become more outdoorsy. While this list won’t turn you into Bear Grylls, it should serve as a foundation and guideline to help point you in the right direction. Remember to always tell someone where you’re going and when you plan on returning when venturing outdoors. Follow that rule and …

When Adventure Pays Off: Exploring Northern Glacial Lakes

It’s so easy to go stick with what works. Whether it’s the way you approach problem-solving or simply how you cook your burgers, what’s easiest usually becomes the norm because people like easy. This is especially true in fishing. Anglers are constantly getting stuck in their ways. Throwing the same bait, fishing the same areas or targeting the same species …

Musky Fly Fishing 101: How To Catch Musky On The Fly

You’re a fisherman from another dimension, a dimension not only of conventional heavy baits and big blades, but of sucker rigs and trolling. Now you’re going to take a journey into a wondrous new world whose boundaries are that of the imagination. That’s the signpost up ahead—your next stop? The Musky Fly Fishing Zone! The answer is easy: You enter …

Musky Fishing Tips: How To Catch Musky Throughout The Season

The musky is deemed the fish of 10,000 casts for a reason, there are far fewer musky than other species, they don’t feed constantly, and their habits are relatively unknown. Honestly, if it took 10,000 casts I would quit. Anglers who catch more fish than most aren’t fishing the latest and greatest triple bladed whatever. They just put their baits …