Trout Fishing In Wisconsin: How To Catch Fish In The Driftless Region

By: Ron Schmidt The Wisconsin Driftless area teems with cold, excellent water quality, outstanding water quantity, and trout! Beauty, peace, and challenges await the trout angler that chooses to seek out small streams.   Beauty is something to behold. Its length, width, or depth could describe a small stream. Is a six-foot-wide stream small? Is a stream less than a quarter-mile …

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 …

A 4.42 Pound White Crappie Shatters The New York State Fishing Record

Roy Isaac just broke the New York state record for white crappie. The record fish measured 19 inches, weighed 4-pounds, 7-ounces, and was caught on 4lb fishing line while fishing from a dock on Sleepy Hollow Lake in Greene County, NY. Sleepy Hollow is private, but lucky Roy has a friend who lives on the lake, granting him access to …

The Best Bluegill Swimbait Is A Head Hunter For Trophy Bass

Swimbaits have gone from trophy-hunters in California throwing giant trout imitators to a mainstream lure category. The evolution of swimbait fishing has expanded to all sizes of baits that catch fish everywhere.  This category includes swimbaits like the 10,000 Fish HeadHunter, a swimbait with a lifelike profile, excellent swimming action, and realistic finishes. Meet the 10,000 Fish HeadHunter As mentioned …

Bass Fishing In Northern California: A Three-Part Unchartered Adventure

Welcome to 𝗨𝗻𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗱: 𝗡𝗼𝗿𝗖𝗮𝗹. A three-part series where YouTube anglers compete in a set of wild challenges both on and off the water. Westin Smith, Bearded Bassin, and MinnDak adventure together in Northern California as they chase down fish, fun, and the best local cuisine from the California Delta to the pacific ocean. After three days of challenges, the angler with the most points …

Ask An Angler: Can You Fish A Topwater Frog On A Spinning Rod?

Can you fish a topwater frog on spinning gear? Yes, the answer is yes. While some purists may disagree, fishing is a sport where the primary intention is to outsmart an animal with a pea-sized brain. While there are recommendations, patterns, and suggested techniques, do what you want so long as you catch fish while not bothering anyone or breaking …

Chatterbait Fishing Tips: How To Fish Every Z-Man ChatterBait

The Z-Man ChatterBait has become one of the most popular bass lures on the market and has accounted for multiple professional bass tournament wins. The ChatterBait family includes many different versions, with the Original, Elite, and Jack Hammer being the three most popular. All of the different versions of the ChatterBait include the same characteristics, a hex-shaped blade that generates …