Go Small for Eating-Size Fish

By Mark Fike Disclaimer: My idea came for this story when during a recent trip to the grocery store to get some fresh vegetables. I saw the meat cooler devoid of any product and people were complaining they had no…

Don’t Throw Away Those Dead Minnows!

By Mark Fike It is no secret that I love to eat freshly caught fish. That love keeps me on the water looking for dinner and learning new ways to maximize the little time I have to fish after work…

Late Winter River Catfish Haunts

By Mark Fike Late winter is not a bad time at all to go looking for Mr. Whiskers. Catfish are more active in the spring and summer, but strings of days where the weather warms are like a switch to…

Don’t Leave Home Without It: Crappie Pro David Jones’ Go-To Gear

By Josh Boyd With spring setting just over the horizon, many anglers are beginning to have vivid visions of boating slab crappie at a break-neck pace. If this sounds like you, it is quite likely that you have already begun…

PreSpawn Crappie

  By Mark Fike Spring is just around the corner and for our southernmost region of the country, the crappie bite is likely already taking off. While most crappie start spawning in late February  or early March down South, the…

Jackfish Delight

  By Mark Fike Winter still grips parts of the south, although the warm spell some of the southeast experienced this week was a nice respite from cold temperatures. I began thinking about fishing immediately. My thoughts wandered back to…

 Gearing Up For Spring Fishing

By Josh Boyd   The latter half of winter tends to be a time filled with rapidly building anticipation for the die-hard angler. After several months of frigid temperatures, blistering winds, and often icy conditions, those that love nothing more…

Small Water Set Ups

By Mark Fike For the past five or six years the duck hunting in my area of the mid Atlantic Flyway really dwindled down to being poor. If you live in this area, you know what I am talking about. …

Low Winter Water Reveals Springtime Crappie Hotspots

  By Richard Hines  We were just pulling into a small inlet on one of the local Corps of Engineers Lakes. As I was slowing down, I told my friend, “It should be about another 80 feet or so before…

Kenai River Fishing

  By Stacey Sutherlin There I sat cheering on the Kenai River Brown Bears hockey team when I received the message. “Do you work tomorrow?” I quickly replied with, “I don’t.” Getting this message from Chuck meant only one thing,…

Great American Wildlife

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