Troll on for Crappie

Using good rod holders and multiple rods, trolling puts your lures in the effective strike zone all the time. However trolling is most effective during the pre-spawn period, typically February through early April in much of the South. (Photo: Richard…

Deep Water Downrigging for Tennessee Lakers

Preparing to begin a fishing day, Scott Lillie’s Carolina Skiff looks like a porcupine. (Photo: Richard Simms) By Richard Simms “Fish, fish, fish,” screamed Scott Lillie, although it was hard to hear him over the driving rain & wind. Lillie…

Sluggish Bass Can’t Resist Suspending Jerkbaits

By Brent Frazee This was a fair-weather fisherman’s worst nightmare. On a miserable day in March, spring was coming in like a lion. The air temperature had plummeted to 30 degrees and a cold north wind was kicking up whitecaps…

Logging for Bass

Effective angling starts with gathering information. The internet, magazines, and classroom tutorials like Bass University yield details discovered well in advance of the waypoint generation. In the late 70s, angling pioneers took mental and written log notes, transforming them into…

Hooking Up An Old Silver Buddy

Sharp hooks make a difference, especially in winter fishing when fish mouths are much tougher. After most of the country has been in a deep freeze, iced out ramps and fishing spots have been giving anglers a bad case of…

Trophy Walleyes, Southern Style

Buster Loving, a guide in the Ozarks, knows that winter is a time to catch giant walleyes at Bull Shoals Lake. By Brent Frazee Before the ice even starts to melt on prime walleye waters in Minnesota and Canada, Buster…

Offshore Tuna Extravaganza, Not for the Faint of Heart

By Richard Simms GRAND ISLE, Louisiana I thought I knew, but now, after 64 years of life, I’ve gained a new perspective on what it really means to, “Run far and fish hard!” The realization hit me as the sun…

Stop Waiting and Make That Hunting or Fishing Trip of a Lifetime Happen

By: Mike Willis Have you ever met a person who seemingly has done it all? Have you ever fallen into the trap of believing that they are somehow different from you and that’s what makes them able to do all…

South Carolina Blues

(Photo: Richard Simms) Professional catfish guide, Capt. Barbara “Mouse” Witherell, with Santee Cajun Guide Service, poses proudly with a healthy Lake Marion blue catfish. By Richard Simms SANTEE, South Carolina – The sun was just peeking over the horizon as…

Euro Nymphing For Trout

cutline: Euro Nymphing is a highly effective fly fishing method that gives an angler a great deal of fly control, resulting in more strikes. Bill Cooper Euro Nymphing may sound a bit strange to many American fly fishermen, because it…

Great American Wildlife

Copyright © 2020 Rising Media News Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved. All materials contained on this site are protected by United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast, in whole or part, without the prior written permission of Rising Media News Network, LLC.