Ask An Angler: Are More People Fishing Today Than Ever Before?

By: John Neporadny When the COVID-19 pandemic hit I decided the best way to practice social distancing was to go fishing. Apparently so did a lot of other people. My home waters of Lake of the Ozarks usually receives heavy fishing pressure in the spring, but during the Spring of 2020 it seemed like fishing pressure doubled as COVID-19 cases …

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 …

Black Friday Fishing Deals For Any Angler (2021 Edition)

Black Friday fishing deals come around once a year, so don’t miss out on the incredible savings popping up at Karl’s Bait & Tackle. Karl is slashing prices in the spirit of giving, allowing anglers to load up on the best fishing tackle sales this holiday season. Wish list items from Rapala, Simms Fishing, and the Googan Squad are all …

5 Cold Water Lures That Will Catch You More Bass

Coldwater bass fishing can result in either feast or famine for many anglers. Bass are going to always bite less often in cool water but it also can be the time of year the big ones seem to be caught! Bass are cold-blooded by nature so their activity levels are directly impacted by climate changes. As water temperature rises the …

Fall Fish Movements: Where They Go & How To Catch Them

For many anglers, it doesn’t get much better than a day on the water in the fall. The leaves change colors, the deer and turkeys begin to move; and the crisp clean air wipes away all memories of the oppressive summer heat. Although fall weather conditions are ideal for fishing, the onset of autumn can sometimes be a little harder on …

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The Mullet Run Is On! Explaining The Phenomenon

Fall is right around the corner and that means a lot of great things are coming. Football season is here, the air is getting crisp, and… the mullet run is ON! From the end of August into November, the common saltwater baitfish known as mullet leave their summer haunts off the coasts of the Carolinas and Georgia to head south …

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 …