Vertical Jigging – A How-To Guide

jigging

The only limit on how you present a lure to a fish is your imagination. From the traditional Texas or Carolina Rig, to the venerable dry-dropper-dropper for fly anglers, if you can dream of a way to entice fish onto your line, there’s a rig to match your idea.  One of the best methods for … Read more

Catfish Noodling – What You Should Know

catfish noodling

Noodling is the art of catching catfish by hand. To be more exact, it’s catching catfish by using your hand as bait. The noodler sticks their hand into an underwater nest, which the catfish bites down on and is hauled up. The History of Noodling Where and when catching catfish this way started is not … Read more

Euro Nymphing

euro nymphing

Your Beginning Guide To Euro Nymphing Euro nymphing is possibly the fastest-growing form of fly fishing in the industry. From the tons of specialty flies tied just for Euro nymphing, to the rods, leaders, reels, and tippet, there’s arguably more to successfully Euro nymphing than traditional fly fishing.  So, that understandably makes getting started with … Read more

How to catch flathead catfish

How to catch flathead catfish

Flatheads are the red-headed stepchild of the catfish world. The flathead has some negative connotations to them, and there’s not a good reason for it. These are a great fish to chase after, as they put up a big fight and can grow very large, sometimes weighing over 100 pounds. On top of that, the … Read more

Spotted Bass vs Largemouth Bass

spotted bass vs largemouth

Bass are the most popular game fish in the United States. They can be found in many freshwater environments throughout the country. Powerful predators, it’s easy to tell when one is on the hook. The fierceness with which they attack lures and tug on lines is legendary. But being able to tell the difference between … Read more

Fishing With Frogs

Fishing with frogs

One tradition with my family and friends is fishing with frogs in the heat of the summer. In the spring, we fish for largemouth bass with plastic worms and kill it. However, around May, when the frog hatch ramps up, the worms stop working as well. This is also when the lily pads take over. … Read more

Best Trout Lures For Shore Casting

Best trout lures

When trout fishing surfaces as a topic of conversation, things naturally drift towards the refined and rarefied world of flyfishing. It’s a sad fact that when many folks think of using a spin-casting outfit for trout, only fishing with bait comes to mind. I’m here to tell you that there is a ton of great … Read more

Crappie Fishing: All You Need To Know

Crappie fishing

Let’s talk about Crappie fishing. One of the most sought-after gamefish in North America is the Crappie. Also known as Croppie, papermouth, or speckled bass. They’re not too big, and on light tackle, can put up a decent fight. So, what is it about these fish that draws anglers in? Below, we’re going to talk … Read more

Best Catfish Bait

catfish

Catfish are probably one of the most fun species of fish that I have ever chased.  It involves a fair amount of effort and skill. Sometimes the bite can be slow, but when you finally hook into one, they are often powerful fighters and have some weight to them. Even the smaller ones tend to … Read more

Fly Tying For Beginners

Fly tying for beginners

Most anglers will eventually hit a point in their fishing lives where they think about making their own artificial lures. Bass anglers will purchase their own molds to attempt to create their own soft plastic. However, it is in fly fishing where this hobby really begins to take flight. You get a certain satisfaction from … Read more