Featured by Will Ryan
The Beginner’s Guide to Northern Pike Fishing
Esox lucius—it’s one of the most exciting game fish to catch. Here are the basic tips and gear you need to learn how to fish for northern pike
Getting Wild on the Ice for Yellow Perch
To brave bitter ice-fishing conditions, it helps to be a little crazy
Get Ready for the Fall’s Best Trout and Salmon Fishing
Cooling temps and rising stream levels mean one thing—trout and landlocked salmon are on the run
Hunting Small-Water Puddle Ducks: How to Downsize When Puddlers Avoid Big Waters
Illustration by Mike Sudal During the waterfowl season, ducks favor refuge—and for puddle ducks, that often means a puddle, where … Continued
Fish Frogs Over a Lilly Pad Bed for Big Summer Bass
A carpet of lily pads means pitching frog lures and the promise of huge bass lurking
Four Ways to Optimize a Spinnerbait for Trophy Pike
Pike can rarely resist a flashy spinnerbait pulsing overhead. But a few simple modifications can make these tried-and-true classics even more appealing to trophy-size predators, and better equipped to handle...
How to Catch Monster Smallmouth Bass
For the biggest smallmouths, those over 5 pounds, the time is now. Full of eggs and hungry, the belly-draggers can’t … Continued
Trim Your Flies Streamside to Hook More Trout
Give your flies a streamside snip to hook more wary trout.
Three Ways to Tweak Your Baits for Smallmouth Bass
Make your soft plastics look sweeter on the dive to smallmouths.
How to Catch Big Trout on Spoons
Find the sweet spot, move in close, and finesse a metal slab to score more trout hookups.