Fall Fishing For Crappie: 10 Tips You Need To Know

Leaves turning colors and air temperatures dropping signal the start of the crappie fall feeding festival.  When autumn arrives, crappie snap out of their summer patterns and gorge on baitfish in preparation for a long, cold winter. The fish migrate from their deep summer haunts to the shallow flats’ dining areas before returning to deep water later in the season. Anglers …

The 5 Best Bass Fishing Lakes In Arizona

Arizona is known for desert scenery, cactus, and scorching summers, and pleasant winter weather. Even though it is in the middle of the desert, there are quite a few options for the bass angler to catch fish. Arizona has great bass fishing and surprising diversity with smallmouth and largemouth options and a variety of different fisheries. `1) Lake Mohave Sharing …

The Best Walleye Fishing In Wisconsin: A Simple Guide To Help You Catch More Fish

Wisconsin walleye swim in the Mississippi River, the Great Lakes, and nearly every lake or river in between. And these fish don’t go unnoticed, there are walleye clubs, walleye tournaments, and even a festival called the ”Walleye Weekend” held annually on the shores of Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin’s largest inland lake. While we can’t break down each lake individually, we did …

How To Fish Brush Piles For Big Fall Crappie

When the air cools and the leaves turn colors signaling the arrival of fall fishing, crappie make a run for the shallows. Like the spring migration to the shallows, the autumn run triggers some of the best action of the year if you can follow the crappie’s fall transition. Where To Find Big Fall Crappie On lakes lacking natural wood cover, brush …

Fall Fishing For Bluegill: 10 Tips You Need To Know

Bluegill have a voracious appetite but a small mouth, so you need to tempt them with things like little jigs and spinners. Cast lures next to the weed lines, docks, or wood cover to catch bigger bluegill.  During the summer, you can find an abundance of small bluegill in hot shallow water, but big bluegill seek cooler temperatures, often found in the depths. However, …

Ask An Angler: Why Do Fish Jump Out Of The Water?

Watching a fish jump and shake off your lure is one of the most frustrating experiences in fishing. What the heck made that fish jump like that? Certain species such as bass, musky, pike, and trout are jumpers.  I have occasionally seen hooked crappie jump and the Doobie Brothers have sung about jumping catfish although I have never caught a …

Grilled Catfish: A Very Simple Way To Cook Your Catch

Grilled catfish is an easy, delicious, and simple way to cook the hard fighting, abundant but often underappreciated bottom-dwelling catfish. Catfish throw their weight around equally, in the water and on the table, providing anglers with bulldog battles with the rod and reel and follow that up with dinner plates full of delicious meat. How To Grill Catfish We’ll show …