Underwater cameras have taught me definitively why heavy lines typically don’t work as well as lighter lines, especially for panfish, and it really had little to do with line visibility.
Gobies. I’ve caught the awful things by accident dragging jigs for Erie smallmouths off Buffalo, New York, pulling ‘crawler harnesses too close to bottom on Green Bay and jigging for whitefish through the ice.
Most anglers understand the importance of maintaining core body temperature, and the art of layering clothing from your undies to that last water- and/or windproof level. What I’m talking about are the three areas that are the hardest to keep warm—and usually the main reason you decide to call it quits early—your head, hands and feet.
As many of you have already learned, soft plastic swim baits are deadly lures that do many things well. I also suspect you’ve learned that they come with a bit of a learning curve. Here are a few tips that will make them more productive ...
She stubbornly fishes with the same rod-and-reel she’s had since middle school—whether we’re fishing for crappies or walleyes, bass or pike. Talk to her about forage base and moon phase and water temperature and you’ll see her eyes glaze over. Ask how deep she’s fishing, what line she has spooled, or even what lure she’s throwing and she’ll usually shrug her shoulders.
Here's this fishing editor's Christmas list ... What fishing gear is on yours?
Can Facebook help you catch fish? Yes. Watch Web Guy Greg and Steve Pennaz demonstrate.
'The Quarry' is one of those idyllic spots that a fisherman dreams about, a fishing gem far from the madding crowds where the bass are fat and plentiful.
Find the right fishing guide and the return on investment can be superb. Here are a few things to keep in mind.