Category Archives: Fish Species

Find content on freshwater and saltwater fish species and get tips, techniques and all-around timely advice to help you maximize your catch, whether you are targeting bass or marlin.

fishing with lure for spring rainbow trout

Top 10 Spring Trout Fishing Lures: Best Bets for Enticing Fickle Fish

For open water trout anglers, spring is a favorite time of year. The anticipation of warm weather, flowing water and hungry trout keeps many awake at night. Despite the numerous positives, spring fishing can be the most tricky time of year to fish. A variety of factors from weather to ...
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fishing for spawning springtime crappie

Fishing the Spring Crappie Spawn: The When, Where and How to Big Catches

Most lifelong anglers have memories from their younger years of fishing for crappie. It could be a hot evening bite off the dock that led to a few 15-inchers or a secret hole their dad knew of on their home lake. Not only are they delicious, but they also put ...
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river fishing tips

Learn How to Read a River to Find More Fish

Outdoor enthusiasts and reading don’t always go hand-in-hand. Most of their reading is research for the next adventure. Beyond that, it’s precious time wasted where they could be outside. For some activities, like fishing, reading isn’t saved only for the fishing reports and weather. Experienced anglers understand the importance of ...
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gear list for ice fishing

Gear Checklist, Recommendations and Tips for Your Ice Fishing Adventure

Winter does two things for anglers. It either drives them inside for sixth months and forces them to count down until spring or it pulls them from their warm home to the nearest ice. Ice fishing has never been for the faint of heart. Getting up early, finding a spot ...
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angler fly fishing for winter steelhead

Best Fly Fishing Gear and Techniques for Winter Steelheading

When people think winter fishing, most imagine setting up a shelter, drilling a few holes, tying on a jig and seeing what they can catch for dinner. While ice fishing is entertaining, there’s something to say about bringing the fly gear out on a sunny winter day. The fish don’t ...
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fishing scaled mirror carp

Getting Your Tactics Right for a New Carp Lake

Guest Post by Andrew Patterson -- Fishing a water for carp that you've never fished before can be a pretty daunting experience. It is why many anglers stick to lakes they know and catch the same fish each season. However, if you are prepared to put in a bit of ...
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Targeting Monster Fall Muskie: Tackle and Strategy Tips

Targeting Monster Fall Muskie: Tackle and Strategy Tips

Fall is the time of year for the leaves to change, chili, cinnamon rolls, and pumpkin-spiced everything. Fall also gives you the best opportunity to land the MONSTER muskie (or musky) of your dreams. Throughout the summer, the fish of 10,000 casts has been bulking up, preparing for the long ...
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channel catfish fishing

Old-School Catfishing Techniques and a Disgusting but Effective Bait Recipe

Although I have been catfishing many times, for this story, I called in an expert, my dad. He grew up on the banks of the Attoyac River, deep in the heart of East Texas. His childhood was spent running trotlines and fishing for catfish. Although he left the Attoyac over ...
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smallmouth bass caught on drop shot rig

8 of the Best Smallmouth Bass Lures and When to Use Them

The aggressiveness of the smallmouth bass makes them an exciting species to target. But, like many things, fish behaviors change with the seasons, temperatures and weather and so do their feeding habits. So, in order to make consistent catches throughout the year, it’s crucial to choose fishing lures based on ...
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fishing for shark from the surf

Shark Surf Fishing: Nature’s Perfect Predator Beach Thrill

Guest Post by Dena Standley — I can’t talk about surf fishing for sharks without telling the story of my very first surf-fishing experience.  I had grown up fishing in the lakes of East Texas, as was a rite of passage for any kid who grew up within a driving ...
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