More Than One Way to Skin a Cat…Fish: Summer Catfishing Strategies

By Josh Boyd  Every year, hot summer days signal the arrival of even hotter catfishing action. For many, heading to the nearest fishing hole in a bid to land the main course for a summer fish fry is an annual…

Fishing With My Son; The Scariest Day of My Life

By Mike Willis From the day that I found out that I was going to be a father, I immediately began imagining all of the ways that I would help my little man-cub explore the world. Like many new fathers,…

Topwater Can Kill a Weak Heart

By Mark Fike One of my earliest memories of both smallmouth bass and largemouth bass included boiling water, an explosion of water and my poor young heart trying its best to throb its way out of my chest. My dad…

Professional Angler James Niggemeyer’s Tips for Making the Most Out of a Guided Fishing Trip

By Josh Boyd  Every year, a countless number of anglers from around the world book fishing trips with the guide of their choice. There are numerous reasons behind these trips, with the most basic being a desire to get out…

The McKendree Bass Fishing Team’s Unconventional Road to Success

By Josh Boyd In recent years, young anglers have been given the chance to fish competitively against their peers, at both the high school and collegiate levels. Young men and women are now presented with the very real possibility of…

Buying a Lakefront Oasis

By Josh Boyd For many die-hard outdoorsmen and women, the thought of owning lakefront property is what dreams are made of. Having the ability to rise from bed, and watch as gentle waves wash against the lakeshore carries an indisputable…

Recipe for Catfishing Success: Making Catfish Dough Bait

By Josh Boyd In all honesty, who can truthfully say that they do not get a thrill out of watching their rod tip thumping, at the hand of a channel cat on a muggy evening? There is something exhilarating about…

Crappie Pro David Jones On Fishing Flooded Waters

By Josh Boyd Two things come as a guarantee during the spring of the year. The first is that crappie will take to their beds for the annual spawn. The second is that most of the nation will experience heavy…

Steelhead Fishing Out West

By Mike Willis  It is tough to deny that living and playing out west is one of the greatest things that an outdoor enthusiast can do. Breathtaking landscapes and endless pursuits captivate the minds and hearts of those seeking an…

How to Use Cutbait Effectively

By Mark Fike Cutbait is a staple for anglers that are fishing for supper. In the South and even elsewhere in the United States, cutbait is generally used for catfishing. However, saltwater anglers find it extremely effective as well. Using…

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