How to Find and Catch Crappie in Fall

Fall is feeding time for predators of every flavor, and crappie are in full-on gorging mode; keenly aware of winter’s lurking. Knowing this, Seaguar and Raymarine pro Troy Peterson knows that finding the food means finding crappie. The fish are mostly suspended this time of year, but dialing in the likely bait-holding areas helps him narrow the search. “We have Continue Reading

Alternative Ned Rigs Elevate Your Finesse Game

The legendary Ned Kehde isn’t likely to utter the phrase that’s made him famous; the term for the rig that’s forever transformed the bass fishing landscape. Actually, the chances of Kehde going third-person like some Prima donna wide receiver are roughly the same as his odds of playing in the NFL. That’s just Ned being Ned: the fact the humble Continue Reading

Do’s and Don’ts at Boat Ramps for Kayakers

Not all kayakers use boat ramps to launch but if you do there are unspoken rules you should know about. Unfortunately many who have never fished out of power boats may not have ever been introduced to boat ramp etiquette. Here is how to avoid confrontation and even be the nice guy at the ramp. Public boat ramps can give you Continue Reading

How to Catch Cold Water Smallmouth

Words and Photos by Blace Hutchens Winter is setting in, and your local river has become frigid. Are you planning to hang up the paddle until spring? Do you still chase river smallmouth when the water temperatures drop below 50 degrees? A few of us die hard anglers can’t wait until spring for another chance to feel the tug of Continue Reading

VIDEO: What Knot to Use and How to Tie

  Arbor  I use this knot to connect backing to my fly reels and mono, fluoro and braid to the spools of my conventional gear. Most people prefer to back braided lines with mono because it slips on the spool at the connection point. I solve this problem by tying the arbor knot then adding a half hitch to each Continue Reading

Use Jigs to Catch More Bass

Jigs are one of the most versatile, effective and easy to use lures ever made. Jigs for More Bass Jig fishing is the go-to presentation for many bass anglers. Jigs are effective and easy to fish. Where I grew up in Louisiana, bumping a jig into a cypress tree trunk and letting it slide to the bottom is a staple of Continue Reading

Fast Tracking Lure Confidence

Have you ever wondered what the quickest way to gain confidence in a new lure? Lure Confidence Article Contributed by Jay Randall The first thing you need to do when you get to your favorite fishing hole is grab your rod and tie on your new lure that you want to fish. Second thing is to leave everything else behind. Continue Reading

Three Things Every Fisherman Should Know

After a long, hard week on the job, there’s nothing like a good day of fishing. However, before casting your line, there are at least three things you should know.   How to Find the Right Place & Time The fish bite most during feeding time when mosquitos and bugs are most active. In summer, that’s early morning and late Continue Reading

Wilderness FlexPod Fish Finder Install

Michael Guyer is back to give us another walk through of how to install electronics into the Wilderness Systems FlexPod. I began by installing the transducer mount that was supplied with my Fishfinder/GPS Combo unit on the bottom of the FlexPod. Next, I put a healthy dab of LEXEL where the screws come through the bottom of the FlexPod to Continue Reading

Beginners Guide To Storing Fishing Gear

Fishing is an extremely detailed sport that requires a lot of gear. It can be quite overwhelming to get your start in the world of fishing, but once you do, it’s hard to stop. Whether you’re packing your gear up from your first trip ever or storing fishing gear away for the turn of the season, these tips will help keep any Continue Reading

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