Northern pike are vicious, elusive, and can be downright picky when it comes to hitting a lure. But these four trophy pike guides from across North America need to send clients home happy. When all else fails, these are the pike lures they trust the most.
Walleye are tricky fish. They can hold tight to the bottom at 60 feet, or cruise the shallows in less than five. When you need to get hooked up in any situation, lure picks mean everything. So here are the lures the top walleye guides use to pay the bills.
Crappies might be scrappy fighters, but they can also be a pain to pattern and a chore to figure out what they're eating. So we tracked down four professional crappie guide to learn which lures they never leave the dock without.
From Dale Hollow Lake - which gave up the world-record smallie - to Maryland's Potomac River, we grilled four top bronzeback guides to find out which lures are their go-to patterns all season long.
An expert's tips for catching fickle muskies right by the boat with the figure-eight finishing retrieve.
Q:I will be fishing Pipestone lake which is just east of Lake of the Woods in Ontario in mid-September. It is an expansive, clear-water lake system that reportedly supports good populations of: walleye, smallmouth, pike, musky, and lake trout. Is there anybody out there who has fished the region this time of year that could offer some advice on specific tackle and tactics I should employ while I'm up there?