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Panfish

Power-Searching Big Panfish: Fall to First Ice

Bass

A recent study examined how being either lefty or righty affects feeding mechanics of largemouth bass. Bass

Lefty, Righty Bass

Rob Nuemann

A recent study examined how being either lefty or righty affects feeding mechanics of...

Until the snow flies and beyond, smallmouths are vulnerable to both livebait and artificial lures. Bass

Smallmouths Before the Snow Flies

Steve Ryan - November 14, 2019

Until the snow flies and beyond, smallmouths are vulnerable to both livebait and artificial...

Never give up on surface action until winter rips the topwater rod from your cold, blue fingers. Bass

Fall Smallmouths: The Topwater Dossier

Matt Straw - November 11, 2019

Never give up on surface action until winter rips the topwater rod from your cold, blue...

Fall can be one of the greatest times of the year to load the boat with big green fish. Bass

Fire Up for Fall Largemouths

Steve Quinn

Fall can be one of the greatest times of the year to load the boat with big green fish.

Walleye

Jigging minnows, traditionally winter walleye baits, are equally effective on open water. Walleye

Rippin' Jigging Minnows for Non-Stop Walleye Action

Gord Pyzer - November 25, 2019

Jigging minnows, traditionally winter walleye baits, are equally effective on open water.

Paddletail Swimbaits are one of the most efficient options yet devised to catch walleyes, including during late season. Walleye

Paddletail Swimbaits for Late-Season Walleyes

Doug Stange - November 19, 2019

Paddletail Swimbaits are one of the most efficient options yet devised to catch walleyes,...

Numerous studies continue to show that muskie stocking has little to no impact on walleye populations. Walleye

Walleye Issues: Esocid Factors

Cory Schmidt - October 10, 2019

Numerous studies continue to show that muskie stocking has little to no impact on walleye...

These open-water patterns will help you in your search for giant walleye. Walleye

Open-Water Strategies for Giant Walleye

Steve Ryan - September 23, 2019

These open-water patterns will help you in your search for giant walleye.

Catfish

Channel cats flourish in reservoirs. Catfish

Channel Catfish in Reservoirs

Dan Anderson

Channel cats flourish in reservoirs.

In every environment they're found, flathead catfish are an apex predator. Catfish

Back East: State of Flathead Nation

Jim Gronaw

In every environment they're found, flathead catfish are an apex predator.

Pick a plan, and go get your big blue catfish. Catfish

3 Plans for Big Blue Catfish

Brian Ruzzo

Pick a plan, and go get your big blue catfish.

For many anglers, bullheads are the gateway fish to larger catfish species. Catfish

How to Catch Bullheads for Bait

Steve Ryan - November 06, 2019

For many anglers, bullheads are the gateway fish to larger catfish species.

Panfish

Once lakes turn and water temps descend into the 50s, big panfish assemble and hide in tight groups. Panfish

Power-Searching Big Panfish: Fall to First Ice

Cory Schmidt - November 26, 2019

Once lakes turn and water temps descend into the 50s, big panfish assemble and hide in tight...

Late fall is basin time. Panfish

Basin Crappie Roundup

Matt Straw - November 08, 2019

Late fall is basin time.

Studies suggest that the largest fish within a group can out-compete smaller individuals of the same species for food. Panfish

Do the Biggest Perch Bite First?

Dr. Rob Neumann - November 01, 2019

Studies suggest that the largest fish within a group can out-compete smaller individuals of...

A dropper line offering a secondary lure has proven deadly on shallow panfish and bass. Panfish

Tailgunner Rigging for Panfish

Rob Neumann with Jeff Simpson - June 25, 2019

A dropper line offering a secondary lure has proven deadly on shallow panfish and bass.

Pike & Muskie

To cast or to troll, the age-old question? Pike & Muskie

Casting vs. Trolling While Muskie Fishing

Steve Ryan - November 20, 2019

To cast or to troll, the age-old question?

If your passion runs deep for giant pike, these top destinations offer the opportunity to make those dreams a reality. Pike & Muskie

Top Pike Destinations

Steve Ryan - October 28, 2019

If your passion runs deep for giant pike, these top destinations offer the opportunity to make...

As muskie guide Captain Jon Bondy will tell you, muskies aren't ”most other fish.” Pike & Muskie

Catching Muskies on Bondy Baits

Gord Pyzer

As muskie guide Captain Jon Bondy will tell you, muskies aren't ”most other fish.”

Dramatic changes have reshaped Lake of the Woods. Pike & Muskie

Lake of the Woods Muskie Trends, Tactics & Threats

Cory Schmidt - September 26, 2019

Dramatic changes have reshaped Lake of the Woods.

Trout & Salmon

Float rigs for steel during fluctuating water levels. Trout & Salmon

Float Fishing Steelhead

Matt Straw

Float rigs for steel during fluctuating water levels.

For steelhead, texture and the passage of light through an egg is important. Trout & Salmon

Soft Beads for Steelhead

Matt Straw - October 30, 2017

For steelhead, texture and the passage of light through an egg is important.



Don Wirth: When cold water rushes through the turbines of a dam, an incredible, albeit Trout & Salmon

Tactics For Tailwater Trout

Chris Hoffman - October 13, 2017

Don Wirth: When cold water rushes through the turbines of a dam, an incredible, albeit

A look at the best lake trout waters on the planet. Trout & Salmon

World's Best Lake Trout Waters

Matt Straw - September 07, 2017

A look at the best lake trout waters on the planet.

Other Fish

Alligator gar are the largest scaled freshwater fish in North America. Other Fish

Alligator Gar: North America's Greatest Sportfish

Steve Ryan - April 02, 2019

Alligator gar are the largest scaled freshwater fish in North America.

To guide your carp quest, we've lined up the best carp baits that are easy-to-fish natural baits and commercial options. Other Fish

Best Carp Baits Today

Dan Johnson - June 29, 2018

To guide your carp quest, we've lined up the best carp baits that are easy-to-fish natural...



Lots of Rainy River Lake Sturgeon surpassing 50 inches, with a good shot at fish to 70 inches Other Fish

Rainy River Lake Sturgeon

Rob Neumann - January 24, 2017

Lots of Rainy River Lake Sturgeon surpassing 50 inches, with a good shot at fish to 70...

A trip with Guide Jason Schultz up the Snake River into the head of Hell's Canyon for giant white Other Fish

Snake River White Sturgeon

Doug Stange - March 23, 2016

A trip with Guide Jason Schultz up the Snake River into the head of Hell's Canyon for giant...

Ice Fishing

Pre-baiting an ice-fishing spot to attract your targeted species, and chumming your hole while you're fishing, may be the most overlooked facet of the sport. Ice Fishing

Baiting for More Ice Bites

Gord Pyzer - March 12, 2019

Pre-baiting an ice-fishing spot to attract your targeted species, and chumming your hole while...

Targeting the largest predators puts tackle and tactics to their ultimate test. Ice Fishing

Custom Setups for the Toughest Predators

Steve Ryan - January 16, 2019

Targeting the largest predators puts tackle and tactics to their ultimate test.

Correlating temperature changes with location in winter might ultimately allow us to plan on certain responses. Ice Fishing

Water Temperatures Under Ice, The Ghost Factor

Matt Straw - January 13, 2016

Correlating temperature changes with location in winter might ultimately allow us to plan on...

Catching whitefish, what more could the winter angler ask for? Ice Fishing

Ice Fishing Giant Whitefish

Gord Pyzer - January 01, 2016

Catching whitefish, what more could the winter angler ask for?

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