3 Things You NEED TO Know About Fishing The Crappie Spawn

The Crappie Spawn happens every spring when the water temperatures reach above the 60-degrees. Depending on where you live, the crappie spawn can be anytime from early March to the middle of May. Like other panfish, crappie build spawning nests in shallow water. Most crappie spawn in depths from 1-6 feet of water. Male crappie build nests by aggressively brushing …

When To Use A Spinning Vs Baitcasting Rod, Explained

Choosing a spinning or baitcasting rod can be a challenge for new anglers. Generally, your skill level and the species of fish you enjoy catching will determine which type of fishing rod you should select. The two basic types of rods are casting and spinning rods. Casting rods are designed for baitcast and spincast reels whereas spinning rods are matched …

Learn How To Fish For Trout Like A Pro In The Spring

I have always considered March 1 as the official start of spring because in my home state of Missouri that date is the opening of trout parks throughout the state. However, April is a prime time for trout fishing throughout the country when many other states start stocking the fish in their rivers and lakes. Newly stocked trout are fairly …

Slip Bobber Fishing 101: How To Fish A Slip Bobber

Learning how to use a slip bobber has always been one of the simplest ways for beginners to catch panfish, but the tactic can become pretty sophisticated when savvy anglers start tinkering with floats. A fixed float comes in handy for fishing shallow, open water areas however the slip float is preferred by the pros for long-distance deliveries and casting …

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Bass Fishing Tips: 9 Basics All Anglers Need to Know

Let’s face it, bass fishing can be tough. The question every angler constantly asks his or herself is “How do I catch more big bass?” There isn’t a simple answer to that question, but there are many bass fishing tips that can increase your fish-catching odds. We compounded all of our bass fishing knowledge and put together this list of tried …

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Bluegill Fishing 101: How To Catch Bluegill

Ask most anglers how they started fishing and they will likely tell you their dad gave them some bait and they started out with bluegill fishing. Some of those anglers have moved on to pursuing larger species, but numerous anglers of all ages still seek smaller panfish treasures such as bluegill from various waterways throughout the country. Bluegill provide plenty …

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Spawn Success Tips: Understanding The Spawn Of 7 Common Gamefish

Reproduction is the key to life for animals in the wild. If you can’t successfully reproduce, then your species is likely to be wiped out by predators in no time. This is a universal rule, and it’s one that guides almost all outdoor pursuits. For deer hunters, the timing of the rut is paramount, and for bass fishermen – knowing …

5 Top Rigs For Perch Fishing

The scientific name of the yellow perch is Perca flavescens, which in Latin means “gold-colored perch”, which is an accurate assessment of their appearance. However, the “gold” in their Latin name could also be referring to their gold-status as a table fish – you’ll be hard pressed to find a fish in freshwater more delicious than the yellow perch. In …