Conditions were perfect. The lake’s calm bays were soaking up the sun’s energy, and I knew big bluegills would be drawn to these spots. I headed toward the north shore, where the spring sun had the most impact.
Unrefined as they seem, bottom bouncers work wonders, and in many cases are the best way to extract walleyes. Like any presentation, certain tricks can make a huge difference.
New Orleans “Cajun” Black Beans, Rice & Catfish Salad From— The Water’s Bounty Member Fish Recipes Albert Hill Sr. Floydada, Texas In large bowl, mix together olive oil, lime juice, cilantro, parsley, vinegar, sugar, cumin and red
Most fishermen make a connection between weeds and fish. As well they should. North American Fisherman has been preaching the gospel of probing weedlines, inside turns and weed-fringed pockets for years.
In big rivers, look for walleyes off the tips of current - brushed points. These spots make good feeding areas because they attract huge schools of shiners and other minnows.
Among all types of fishing lures, the jig is the least complicated—simply a piece of dense metal molded around a hook; no more, no less. Even its name is short and to-the-point.
I hate losing fish. I’ve hated it since I was 12 years old and lost a monster 20 feet off the rockstudded shoreline of a remote Canadian lake. It happened on day six of a weeklong family camping trip.
In many ways, Jordan Paullo is your stereotypical NAFC member. He fishes hard, spends more days on the water than solid ground, and is constantly trying to figure out a better way to catch fish, whether it’s smallmouths and largemouths in a tournament or striped bass on the Connecticut River near his Coventry, Connecticut, home.
Compared to most other trout species, rainbows are willing biters and can be taken on most any kind of bait or lure including spoons, spinners, plugs, flies, worms, leeches and even marshmallows.
The fish deteriorate quickly once in the stream, so the fish you catch may not be fit to eat. If you can intercept the fish in the lower reaches of the stream or in intertidal areas, however, you can enjoy some fast action for pinks that are still in good condition.
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!