Panfish Fishing

Crazy for Crappie

There’s a reason that sunfish (and some other freshwater fish) are often referred to as “panfish.” It’s because they often fit pretty well going into a pan—and usually taste pretty good coming out of one. […]

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Winter Fishing Tips and Tactics

Fishing through the winter months can be very rewarding for a number of reasons. Cold temperatures keep fair-weather anglers home and hunting seasons lead many anglers to trade lakes for the woods. Winter is also […]

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Longnose Gar Record Broken In Maryland

A Dorchester County man set a state record for catching a 17.9-pound longnose gar. Secretary resident David Confair, 44, caught the fish Jan. 23 a few miles above the historic Brookview Bridge along Marshyhope Creek. An […]

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IGFA Hot Catches: January 2019

    IGFA Hot Catches – Chouinard’s Mutton Snapper – Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard caught this beautiful 6.35-kilogram (14-pound) mutton snapper (Lutjanus analis) on December 12, 2018, while fly fishing the flats of Walker’s Cay, Bahamas. […]

Bass Fishing

Subtle Approach for Winter Bass

“Water temps are running at 58 or 59 degrees and bass are suspended — bunched up — hovering over rocks, logs, brush or crevices just waiting for baitfish to swim by,” said competitive bass fisherman […]

Garmin Adds Features to ECHOMAP Plus Series
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Garmin Adds Features to ECHOMAP Plus Series

“Garmin’s g3 products combine the best content from both Garmin and Navionics to provide the highest quality detail and coverage available to mariners today.” OLATHE, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–g3 and LakeVü g3 cartography products built-in for coastal […]

Fishing The Midwest with Jensen & Frisch

FISHING THE MIDWEST EXPANDS TO NATIONWIDE COVERAGE

The award-winning Fishing the Midwest television series will start airing again in early 2019 in homes throughout the Midwest, and this year, anglers across North America will have access to Fishing the Midwest.  Fishing the […]

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Chesapeake oyster decline not due to overfishing

Warmer winters, rather than overharvesting, caused the steep decline of oysters and other commercially valuable shellfish in the Chesapeake Bay and elsewhere along the Atlantic coast, according to a controversial new study that’s getting pushback […]

Groups Like T.U. Make a Difference
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Groups Like T.U. Make a Difference

Economists have found that in the United States, watershed groups have had a positive impact on their local water quality. The study is published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. This […]

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Florida Clams a Possible Deterrent to Red Tide?

Algal blooms, including red tides, are natural occurrences. They are part of the complex life cycles and ecological balance of our marine ecosystem. However, excess nutrient pollutants, such as nitrogen and phosphorus, from human activity […]

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Finding Fish Under the Ice – Vexilar

When anglers are interested in catching more fish from under the ice, the use of a Vexilar three-color flasher is considered “essential” by many to your success. Catching fish once you have pinpointed them is […]

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Michigan Arctic Grayling Fight Continues

It’s been a little over two years since the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, in partnership with the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, announced a new initiative to bring back a long-gone historical species […]

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BIG fish time!

October is an awesome time to be an outdoors enthusiast!  Many hunting seasons are in full swing and some of the year’s best fishing happens now.  Numbers of fish of all species are often cooperative […]

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Finding the Next Sebasticook

  During one day in 2014, observers counted 64 bald eagles hunting for fish in a 5-mile stretch of the Sebasticook River. This is the largest group of bald eagles ever documented in New England, […]

Coastal Waters Drive Big Business
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Coastal Waters Drive Big Business

A new report by social scientists at NOAA Fisheries reveals that viewing or photographing the ocean was the top activity for ocean lovers in the U.S. in number of participants, days spent, and how much […]

Micro Baits, Mega Results
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Micro Baits, Mega Results

Targeting brown trout and steelhead with micro jigs Every fall I look forward to sight fishing with micro baits for brown trout and steelhead. It’s an often overlooked technique that is extremely effective. Double digit […]