Fishing

How to catch more largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, bluegills, walleyes, trout, and saltwater fish. Plus, find expert fishing gear reviews, tactics, and more.


The Fishing Page


If you love to fish—or simply want to learn how to catch fish—you’re in the right place. For more than a century, Field & Stream has been the source for the best fishing tips, fishing gear reviews, and the latest intel on the best new fishing spots (yes, we’re even willing to burn spots to help you catch more fish) for anglers all over the world.


On this page, you’ll find fishing tips for the most popular freshwater species, like largemouth and smallmouth bass, trout, crappies, bluegills, catfish, pike, muskies, and more. If you’re more of a salt water angler, we’ve got you covered there, too, with tips for striped bass, redfish, tuna, marlin, and other big-gamers. You’ll also find expert gear reviews of the newest fishing rods and reels and our definitive lists of the best lures to catch any fish.


For the days when you’re in the mood for a great fish story, we have plenty of those, too. And we promise we won’t exaggerate about the size of our catches—well, not too much.