Man The Torpedoes, Full Speed Ahead!! 

By Capt. Steve Chaconas Someday paleontologists will unearth cave drawings of pre-historic prop baits. This often-neglected artificial-artifact dating back to the late 1800’s might be gathering dust in tackle boxes, but prop baits can still create a buzz. Simplicity might…

A Culinary Mack Attack

By Mark Fike Years ago I was doing a write up on a charter boat business in Virginia and I had my first bite of Spanish mackerel. I had arrived at the dock a bit early and I was chatting…

Fishing the Jumps

Photo by Brent Frazee When wolf packs of white bass push shad to the surface in the heat of summer, guides such as Gene Pearcy experience some of the best fishing of the year. By Brent Frazee There are only…

Iconic Lures Are Still Catching Fish

 By Ed Wall It’s a tribute to the power of marketing in a free enterprise system that certain products can be identified just by their brand names. Simply say “Model T,” “Kleenex” or “Pepsi” and folks know exactly what you’re…

A Weighty Matter

By Capt. Chaconas Culling, time away from fishing or a move up in the money?  Often mentioned…rarely discussed, culling mechanics make the difference in a sport of ounces.  Classic contender and FLW Championship finalist, BASSCAT/MERCURY pro John Crews turns on…

Freeline Your Way to Better Fishing

By Mark Fike I grew up dunking bait to catch fish. Dad and I almost always tied on a good-sized weight, a hook, and threw out our bait and sat and waited for a bite. Sometimes, particularly when we were…

 In the Heat of Summer, Bass Often Have an Appetite For Big Plastic Worms

Photo courtesy of Stacey King Even in the heat of summer, Stacey King uses big plastic worms to catch big bass. By Brent Frazee Stacey King looks at the 7-inch plastic worms many fishermen use as mere appetizers.  When he…

Pop, Buzz, and Walk!

By Capt. Chaconas Seeing water explode and your topwater lure disappear is why we endure mosquitoes and hot sweaty afternoons.  Best topwater times are early morning, late afternoon, and all day on overcast or rainy days. Topwaters come in three…

Flying for Pike

By Pete Rogers In 1980, I purchased my first outdoor magazine and began my venture into the outdoors. Growing up the son of a golfer, I adapted to the outdoors on my own. During one of these vicarious adventures, I…

Above All Else, Pass It On

By Josh Boyd Self-reflection is perhaps one of the most noteworthy attributes of the human mind. An individual recalls and reflects upon the meaningful moments of their life and the direct impact in which they have played.  As outdoorsmen and…

Great American Wildlife

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