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…

Anglers Sometimes Find Hitchhikers on Their Catch

By Mark Fike I enjoy catching all kinds of fish to include shad. While shad are not high on the palatability chart, they are fun. Some years ago I caught a few shad that had hitchhikers on them and since…

The Electronic Angling Edge

By Josh Boyd We live in a society that is transfixed by technology, and its place in our day-to-day life. It appears that there is little today that technology does not play a role in, sometimes for the better, and…

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…

Great American Wildlife

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