These products aren’t just catalog filler—they are the gear that will shape the way we all fish in the coming year, and decades to come.
Aaron Martens has been a Bassmaster Classic runner-up three times since 2002, a testimony to his enormous fishing talent. If he ever wins the Big One, don’t expect him to fist pump or strain his vocal cords with falsetto victory screams.
Somewhere between early and late fall in the walleye belt is a relatively short period that could be easily classified as the Twilight Zone, where nothing is as it seems.
On the FishingClub.com Bulletin Board, we know her as Muskygirl, the “Official NAFC Fishy Godmother.” By any name, Cheri Lovell is an amazing woman with whom I’ve been lucky to share a week on the water.
Judging from Maslow’s pyramid, our most basic drives aren’t so different from those of other creatures. And just as his theory can help us understand other people, envisioning a walleye’s pyramid of needs can help us understand what motivates walleyes.
Warm-water river systems across the continent hold decent populations of largemouth bass. The trick is catching ’em, especially in late winter and early spring, when high, cold water makes life miserable for bass and fishermen alike.
A Norman Rockwell portrait of crappie fishing would probably depict a scene on a still-water lake or reservoir. But a growing segment of anglers has discovered that to find abundant slabs, you have to go with the flow.
Although bass have pretty much stayed the same as long as we’ve pursued them, changes in habitats, fisheries-management knowledge and angling tactics have affected bass fishing for decades. A look at the major trends offers fascinating historical perspective.
Tied on a beer can lately? Don’t laugh. They’re for real, even though most North American bassmen believe these cheesy cylindrical baits are novelties—goofy gags to bestow upon a brother-in-law or fishin’ buddy. Fact is they’re huge among tournament diehards in Japan...
Although flatheads are opportunistic predators whose favorite prey is whatever swims past their mouths, anglers on certain waters have found that matching local forage can increase their catch rates.
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!