Chicago Perch Fishing: The Annual Panfish Bonanza In The Big City

Each November, yellow perch in southern Lake Michigan show up along the shoreline of Chicago. Finding their ways to harbors, shipping canals, and the Calumet River. Like Vin Diesel, the Chicago perch fishing scene is fast and furious usually turning on and off like a light switch. The perch comes with such abundance that lip locked anglers who normally wouldn’t …

Remembering A Fishing Legend, Ron Linder

The fishing world lost another icon when Ron Lindner passed away on Nov. 30, 2020, at the age of 86. Legendary bass boat builder Forrest Wood passed away back in January and now the angling community will miss Lindner, another pioneer and innovator in the fishing industry.  Ron and his brother Al teamed up to form a legendary fishing and …

Power Ranking The Best Fishing Christmas Ornaments

It’s believed that Germans were the first to decorate Christmas trees during the holiday season all the way back in the 16th century. Since then, the tradition has spread worldwide. We’ve ranked our favorite holiday-themed fishing ornaments in this quick and easy read. Happy Holidays from everyone at the Catch Co! 1) D.I.Y. Fishing Bobber 2) Ice Angler Ornament 3) …

Wisconsin Early Ice Reports 2020: SLAB Crappies Are Coming Topside!

With the 9-Day Wisconsin Deer Gun Hunting Season in the rearview, outdoor enthusiasts in the badger state are turning towards other activities. And during winter in Wisconsin, ice fishing reigns supreme. In Northern Wisconsin lakes, the ice fishing season typically starts in early December, with southern lakes freezing over a few weeks after. The ice season can extend through March and sometimes …

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The Beginners Guide To Buying Your First Fishing Reel

When buying their first car, many young drivers have to start with an economical, easy-to-handle model. Beginning anglers should consider taking the same route when they buy their first fishing reel. Fishing reels are available in three types: spincast, spinning and baitcasting. A spincast reel is like an economical, easy-to-handle compact car such as a Volkswagen Jetta, while the spinning …

Minnesota Stocks Remote Lakes By Dumping Trout From Helicopters

Fishing is deeply ingrained in Minnesota culture, and with roughly 10,000 lakes to choose from, Minnesotans are spoiled when it comes to fishing. However, these paradises don’t come easy. It takes collective help from anglers, community members, and state agencies to maintain and manage these world-renowned fishing destinations. Now, let’s get to the chopper! For years, low-flying pilots in stripped-down …

The Best Holiday Fishing Gifts For Any Fisherman: 2020 Edition

The holidays are here again and finding the perfect fishing gift is not always easy…until now and we’re happy to help! Mystery Tackle Box is the perfect fishing gift for the fisherman in your life. Each month, your favorite angler will receive a box full of the latest fishing lures selected by our team of experts along with detailed information …

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5 Ice Fishing Gifts That Don’t Suck

Ice fisherman are some of the pickiest anglers you’ll find on the water. When it comes to buying ice fishing gifts, many of us looking to spoil our favorite ice fisherman can be confused about what to get them. Just because it’s tough to pick doesn’t mean you gift-givers have to cave and wrap them a gift card. Here are …