18.1 Pound Walleye Pummels Pennsylvania’s 41-Year-Old State Record

Richard “The Breeze” Nicholson pulled a 34-inch, 18.1-pound walleye from the Youghiogheny River in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, while fishing alongside his son Richard Nocholson Jr. The enormous walleye breaks a 41-year old record that was caught from the Allegheny Reservoir back in 1980. The duo was fishing with live creek chub minnows, a popular and oftentimes unbeatable technique for targeting …

Fall Crappie Fishing: Targeting Fall Slabs In Lakes And Reservoirs

The season of harvest festivals and the outdoor extravaganza of leaves changing colors is also a special time for crappie anglers. These fishermen know autumn offers some of the best opportunities to catch aggressive crappie without much competition from fellow anglers. The cool fall weather drops water temperatures and triggers crappie into a feeding frenzy as the fish fatten up …

“I Was Like Holy Cow!” Said The Angler Who Pulled This Ultra Rare Catfish From The Mississippi River

Chad Hester was night fishing along the mighty Mississippi River in West Alton, Missouri, an area known for its rich catfishing culture, when he caught a bizarre-looking spaceman known as a “piebald catfish.” His bait of choice was cut-bait rigged near the bottom, and his initial reaction after seeing this barnyard-looking animal was, understandably, “holy cow!”.  Knowing he wanted to …

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, …