Fish a classic with Panther Martin inline spinners

By: Evan Gregor Staying power is a hard thing to come by in the fishing world. As angler behaviors change, different lures and lure manufacturers come in and out of style. Panther Martin, one of the original makers of the inline spinner, has remained an industry titan for two reasons: uniqueness and versatility. While inline spinners aren’t the talk of …

Early Spring Trout Fishing Tips That Work For Any Angler

Streams are usually flowing strong with higher water levels in the early spring due to melting snow and rain runoff so you can usually catch rainbow and brown trout on action lures such as Panther Martin’s, Blue Fox spinners, small jerkbaits and crankbaits, and spoons. I prefer throwing these lures on spinning tackle with 4-pound test low visibility green monofilament …

Angler Smashes State Record Speckled Trout On Homemade Fishing Rod

Todd Spangler’s 12lb, 8-ounce speckled trout caught on February 9th, 2022, near the mouth of the Neuse River, is the official North Carolina state record. While fishing with a buddy and using his homemade rod, Todd initially thought he hooked into a hard-fighting striped bass before getting a glimpse of the 33.5-inch speckled trout. The fellas measured the catch once …

How To Catch More Fish In A Crowd (Tips For Pressured Water)

When a crowd of anglers surrounds you, patience and awareness become keys to a successful day on the water. Heavy pressure from big-money tournaments, season openers, or spawning runs can lead to combat fishing when anglers are lined up shoulder-to-shoulder along the bank or gunwale-to-gunwale in boats. I usually try to avoid fishing in a crowd, but I have encountered …

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 …

7 Trout Lures You Can Rely On All Winter Long

Trout are classified as cold-water fish so when water temperatures turn frigid they stay more active than warm water fish such as bass and crappie.  Trout do slow down in the winter, but the fish still eat whatever is available in the fishery they inhabit. Food becomes scarcer for trout in the winter but there are still small insects in …

Minnesota Stocks Remote Lakes By Dumping Trout From Helicopters

Fishing is deeply ingrained in Minnesota culture, and with roughly 10,000 lakes to choose from, Minnesotans are spoiled when it comes to fishing. However, these paradises don’t come easy. It takes collective help from anglers, community members, and state agencies to maintain and manage these world-renowned fishing destinations. Now, let’s get to the chopper! For years, low-flying pilots in stripped-down …