Crappies are in abundance during the winter months and it is the perfect time to try to catch some. Because the crappies huddle together in groups you can catch dozens in a very quick period of time with very little effort. For this reason there are limits to how many you can catch, but you are well within your right to hit that limit and use some different methods to guarantee you get every fish you can. To help you reach your full quota of crappies as easily as possible there are a few great ways to improve your odds and not have to spend days or weeks in the freezing cold. Read More
Take a stroll through the fishing department at the local outdoor retailer and you will see that lures and line come in a broad array of colors. However, does the color of the lure actually matter? The answer will depend on how fish see and depth. Read More
A fish pond is a relatively simple way to add beautiful living art to any yard, garden or landscape. But it is important to consider the climate you live in, especially the winter months. To keep your fish safe and your pond functioning all year round it is important to plan ahead and figure out how specifics like size and depth come into play. Read More
Once the month of October rolls around, particularly in northern lakes, bass start to vacate the shallow water, and migrate to deeper depths in order to set up shop. The off-shore structure may take the shape of rocky shoals, still-healthy weed beds, as well as deep timber, or humps and points. The initial drop-off inside the main lake always is a great starting point. Read More
Catching, cutting and cooking are all the fun parts of sportsmen and women’s fishing, but the scaling part, not so much. Thankfully, there are many tools available to make the process not quite so bad. However you’ll need to know the best fish scaler from the ones that make you want to scream. There are different factors that might make one scaler the best fish scaler over another. But it takes some questioning to determine which scaler is the best for you. Scaling 50 fish is a much different task than scaling 5 to 10. And scaling a sturgeon if a far cry from a perch. We’ll get into details about what to look for in a fish scaler and our recommendations.