Spinnerbaits seem to get skipped over in favor of more “glamorous” lures, but they remain tremendously effective and a bass tournament workhorse. Few lures can cover so much water and pick off big bass as well as this wirebait. While many people have their favorites, selecting the right one for the condition can be challenging. Here is some advice from pro anglers to help you become spinnerbait-savvy.
Muskies are supposed to be the fish of 10,000 casts. Ten years ago, I decided to target them and planned a trip to where I knew a friend had caught several. On my third cast I hooked and landed a 35 incher. Beginners’ luck I suppose.
Incorporating apple cider, lemon, and rosemary, this fish stew is a festive, tangy centerpiece to a holiday or winter meal. I like to use firm-fleshed fish such as eelpout (a freshwater member of the cod family with a snake-like appearance and lobster-like consistency) or, from the ocean, marlin or black cod. Firm fish provides a good counterpoint against the crunchiness of the wild rice and the tanginess of the cider and lemon.
A year ago, my buddy Juan and I were looking at a rough weekend forecast. We discussed our potential fishing plans on the phone: "You think the river's gonna lock up by Saturday?" I prodded my fellow river addict friend. "I've saw the east shore getting slushy yesterday, but the west side was clean."
When fish are low in the water column, smart ice anglers know that bottom pounding and bottom scrounging are “go-to” presentations. Truly successful ice fishermen, however, know when to pound, when to scrounge, and when to combine the two to catch more walleyes, perch, bluegills and other gamefish. Here’s how to determine the best presentation every time.
Eariler this fall my good buddies and I went out on some old logging roads and dreged through some pretty wicked terrain to get to a great walleye lake.
This week I'll show you how to use a Frostee Jigging Spoon on a post-front bite.
The action has been good, and much fun, with the great conditions, yet, really whacking ‘em hasn’t been the case; that being said, no skunks either.
Winter's in full force, the fish have worked their way into deeper water than they were in at first ice.
Multi-lure rigs caused plenty of controversy during the past two years, but continue to grow in popularity with anglers across the country. Can acceptance be far behind?