Should You Be Targeting Spawning Panfish?

Panfish (primarily sunfish, crappie, and perch) are some of America’s favorite fish to catch because they are eager and willing to bite and plentiful in most fisheries across the country. Perhaps the most fun time of the year to target panfish is in the spring. At this time, the fish are in the shallows and looking to feed before and …

Ice Fishing Tip Ups: An Easy Way To Catch Fish Through The Ice

For anglers growing up in the northern states, the term ”tip-up fishing” is something you’ve likely heard before. If you’re unfamiliar with ice fishing or live somewhere lakes don’t freeze over, hold on! This short article covers a topic I think any angler will find interesting. Here is the need to know basics for tip-up fishing. How Do Tip-Ups Work? A …

Detecting A Bite: Your Guide To Catching More Finesse Fish

Detecting a light bite is not as easy as it may seem especially with light-biting panfish or finicky bass.  Everyone wants to know how to catch more fish and rightfully so. There are many ways to accomplish this. Probably the most simple way to catch more fish is to detect bites more efficiently. You would be surprised how many bites …

3 Reasons Why Blade Baits Dominate Cold Water

A blade bait can be an incredible way to catch numerous species of fish during any season. This often-misunderstood lure has a few subtleties which can make or break a fishing outing. Next time you stumble upon a great blade bait bite make sure you remember these three tips. Experiment Like Crazy Oftentimes what attracts fish to the blade bait …

Ice Fishing 101: How To Ice Fish Like A Pro

Learning how to ice fishing helps northern anglers fend off cabin fever. Ice fishing is not for the faint of heart. In fact, it can be downright brutal at times with 20+ mph winds and frequent sub-0 degree temperatures. However, if you are located in the part of the country that acquires enough ice to walk on I am sure …

Walleye Fishing 101: How To Fish For Walleye Like A Pro

Knowing how to fish for walleye is something that most midwestern anglers are familiar with. Chances are if you have ever gone walleye fishing, you know the value of the elusive walleye. It seems to be every North Country fisherman’s holy grail. ‘Ole Marble Eyes may be the most prized fish in the North, but it may also be the …

How To Power Fish Cover With Three BIG Bass Techniques

Things that go bump in the night are a special part of Halloween lore and lures that go bump in the water are special treats to bass around that same time of year. Bass are triggered by lures bumping into cover because it imitates shad trying to escape from their predators. Fall is a prime time for bumping lures because …

Tailspins For Trout: A Sleeper Lure That CRUSHES Fish

Tailspins (a hard bodied lure with a trailing willow or Colorado blade) are some of the most underused trout fishing baits in the market today. Their somewhat bland style, usually downsized body and unrealistic profile scare anglers from purchasing them. But I can guarantee you this: they don’t scare trout from biting them. Here we’ll break down the where & …

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3 Tips for Catching Bass Before Winter

Catching bass before winter settles is a challenge. Cool temps, lethargic fish, and limited bait options are a few added challenges that anglers in the North deal with. So, if you are one of the lucky fishermen who live in a state where the water freezes in the winter. This article is for you. If you aren’t, mazeltov; every fisherman …