Hunters call it patterning—they pour over photos and topo maps and spend countless hours scouting to identify travel routes of animals, on both daily and seasonal timelines.
Ohio bass pro Frank Scalish is a hard guy to interview. He’s a heck of a nice guy and a phenomenal angler, but he cranks out so many cool tactics that it’s hard to keep up.
Largemouth bite best when water temperatures are in the 60s and 70s. They're most active under dim - light conditions.
When the bite is right on tailwaters, usually during spring or fall, most drifting anglers will catch at least a few smallmouths, and some will even stumble across giants.
The silver dollar-size bluegill fins in place at the gravel fringe. Although its eye stares like that of a doll, its body quivers with a lively spark.
It may seem like every bass in the lake comes down with a case of lockjaw during the passage of a cold front, it doesn't mean you can't catch fish.
It had rained hard the night before my striper trip—too hard, I worried as I drove to the river at 4 a.m.
For the past couple hours, Northland Fishing Tackle pro-staffer Travis Peterson and I have been a long cast out from a rock-studded inlet on Minnesota’s Mille Lacs Lake. Midwestern modesty is giving us a little guilt trip for it, but we feel like smallmouth gods.
Wingdams are often common in big rivers to funnel the current towards the river channel to keep it deep for barge traffic.
Fall can be an intimidating time for walleye fans, many of whom throw up their hands at the challenges of transitional fish locations and feeding behavior. But it doesn’t have to be.
The crappie is sportfishing’s undisputed King of Spring. Here's where to find 'em shallow in the spawning season, and when.
NAFC staff and members have caught some big walleyes over the years—some even on video—but this trophy walleye video courtesy of PK Lures—takes top honors. The quantity and quality of fish caught during this segment is astounding. You’ve got to see it for yourself!
Follow this water temperature roadmap to big crappies all year.
Sixty-seven lakes and reservoirs, in 19 states, hold specially tagged fish that could turn into cash or prizes for lucky anglers! Read on!