Anglers often talk about bottom transitions, but beyond the standard mantra of "go fish them," that's about all we hear. That's a bit like saying "structure is good, so go fish it."
What’s more fun than hammering skinny water largemouths—those fish that bust your topwater over shallow, emerging weeds, or inhale a spinnerbait helicoptered beside a dock piling? Not much.
It was mid-August and hot when I met Eric Haataja at the boat ramp in downtown Milwaukee. A stiff wind was blowing from the west; the same wind the area had enjoyed for over a week.
When you stand shoulder-to-shoulder with another angler, flipping the same baits to the same cover, in what seems to be the same way, yet that guy consistently catches four fish to your one—it’s no coincidence.
Bluegills often get the Rodney Dangerfield treatment: being abundant and readily catchable with relatively simple tactics, they get little respect.
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!