Tips

June 22, 2017

Tips to Catch More Catfish

Big channel cats often live in some tough-to-fish areas; here are some tips on where to look, how to rig up and drag them out of their hidey holes. Denny Halgren is an unconventional catfish angler who uses unconventional tactics to catch big channel cats. If you were to encounter him on the Rock River in Illinois, a river he’s guided on for more than 40 years, you might wonder if this Dixon resident had gotten in a bit of trouble. Chances are, his boat would […]
June 22, 2017

9 Characteristics of Crankbaits

The vast variety of crankbaits on the market is mind-boggling; there are hundreds of styles available, and literally thousands of different color and size combinations for anglers to choose from. The seemingly infinite number of crankbait options presents a dilemma for anglers who use them when fishing for bass and other species. How do you select a lure that will catch the most fish? Are there certain conditions when one crankbait is preferred over another? When are big crankbaits more appropriate? Small ones? How does one […]
June 19, 2017

Tips for Finding Fall Crappie

Fall days looking for crappie can feel more like a scavenger hunt than a day out on the water, but these tips are sure to help you find them. Autumn fishing frustrates many crappie anglers. During fall, America’s favorite panfish often are scattered and hard to find. Crappie may be deep one day, shallow the next and suspended at mid-depths the next. Fish may feed ravenously in the morning and get a bad case of lockjaw in the afternoon. On the lakes and reservoirs usually targeted […]