Trout Fishing Tips: 5 Things Any Angler Should Know

Trout are beautiful fish that live in scenic locations and are fun to catch. If you’re getting started in trout fishing, we’ve got five tips for your—a quick-start guide that will put you on the fast track to catching trout in small water. Tip 1: Find Stocked Trout Take advantage of stocked trout fisheries. In states where trout can survive, …

Wading For Smallmouth Bass In Small Rivers, Creeks, And Streams

Why America Loves Smallmouth Bass Pound for pound smallmouth bass are one of the hardest fighting freshwater fish, and that tenacity turns up when you tangle with smallmouth in shallow water. Smallmouth are native to rivers, lakes, and streams throughout the Midwest and have routinely been stocked to non-native ranges since the 1800s. The robust smallmouth was initially favored for …

No Net, No Problem! 5 Reasons Why Bass Anglers Don’t Need A Fishing Net

If you watch the professionals’ land bass during a tournament, you will notice something missing. Landing fish with a net is a common practice among many anglers. When the Bassmaster Tournament Trail initiated a no net rule several years ago, it started a new trend among bass anglers.  Smaller regional and local tournament circuits still allow nets and recreational anglers to use …

The 5 Best Soft Plastics Fishing Lures For Catching Bass

Go to any fishing store or scroll through any online tackle shop (shout out Karl’s), and you’ll see an endless supply of soft plastic baits. Some baits take on the look of things found in nature – fish, bugs, crawfish, or amphibians. And other soft plastics look like nothing you will ever see on a lake, river, or pond. But …

Mystery Tackle Box Revealed: Bass Unboxing – July 2020

Each month Mystery Tackle Box provides anglers with a newly curated selection of lures and hooks to learn new fishing techniques while catching more fish.  Mystery Tackle Boxes are available in bass, trout, panfish, walleye, and saltwater options. This month, we’re going to highlight an example of a Mystery Tackle Box Bass Box that was sent to thousands of subscribers. Each angler …

How To Avoid Summer Fish Kills When The Lake Feels Like Bathwater

When the heat is on during summertime, many game fish are vulnerable to the bathwater temperatures of our fisheries throughout the country.Most game fish can tolerate and remain in shallow hot water for short periods of time but fish are cold-blooded and are unable to regulate their body temperature so they are influenced by the temperature of the water. The …