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, …

Wading For Smallmouth Bass In Small Rivers, Creeks, And Streams

Why America Loves Smallmouth Bass Pound for pound smallmouth bass are one of the hardest fighting freshwater fish, and that tenacity turns up when you tangle with smallmouth in shallow water. Smallmouth are native to rivers, lakes, and streams throughout the Midwest and have routinely been stocked to non-native ranges since the 1800s. The robust smallmouth was initially favored for …

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Bank Fishing 101: How To Catch Fish From The Bank

A high-dollar bass boat rigged with high-tech electronics is the rage of bass fishing today, but there is a less expensive way to catch bass: Bank fishing. Bank Fishing Advantages If you can find the right location, you can catch bass fishing from the bank better than you can from a boat. Some of the advantages of fishing from the …

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River Bass Fishing: How To Catch Giant Bass In Your Local River

River bass fishing the ugly, chocolate-brown rivers that you thought were best suited for catfish and cane poles can actually be an attractive bass fishery in suburbia. If you have honed your bass fishing skills on lakes, you might need some retraining before fishing for bass on river systems. Adapting To River Bass A valuable lesson in adapting to river …

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Fishing Laydowns, Logjams, And Timber For Bass In Rivers

Rivers have a unique way of turning the homes of land creatures into aquatic habitat. Through flooding and bank erosion, rivers and tributaries on the upper sections of reservoirs topple trees that either wash into the river or lay partially submerged along the shoreline. The laydowns and logjams created by the river’s natural logging operation become ideal cover for bass. …

River Fishing Tips: How To Find Bass In Rivers

Watching the river’s current flow is the key to river fishing for bass on nearly any system in the country. Most anglers hone their skills on lakes, so it might take some retraining when they have to fish for river bass.  The most important lesson in adapting to river fishing is discerning the differences between a lake and river. It’s easier …

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Trout Fishing Lakes Vs Rivers: What’s The Difference?

Although trout are native to streams and rivers, they have also been stocked in many lakes and reservoirs across the country, particularly those with the deep, cold water they prefer. Despite being the same species, stream trout and lake/reservoir trout can be extremely different when it comes to their feeding habits, preferred structure, and even the types of gear that …