Freshwater Fish

  • You Own the Land. You Don’t Own the Deer.

    They sicken me. Those who think they own wildlife. That they own all the deer on their land and all the deer around it. Am I talking about the captive cervid industry? Yes and no. I wholeheartedly disagree with it. The fact that individuals are in essence violating the North...

  • Bowfishing: What to Do with the Fish

    It's not uncommon during an average day of bowfishing to accumulate a barrel full of carp. While bowfishing will never eliminate carp from local waters, thinning the highly invasive species remains a guilt-free enterprise. Still, waste has always bothered me. Worthwhile uses, where legal, is using carp for bear bait,...

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10 Tips for Increasing Child Involvement

Want your child to get friendly with the outdoors? Make sure his or her first experience is pleasant. One fellow I know carpeted the floor of his treestand for quietness and covered the sides with netting so that his child could move about. He purchased a small “special” backpack which...


Bowfishing for the Big Stuff

Carp jump to mind when most bowhunters think of bowfishing. And why not? They’re fun targets, and the shooting is usually fast-paced. Plus it’s an inexpensive sport. However, for those adrenaline junkies at Realtree.com, maybe skewering carp is getting a bit bland. Perhaps tackling critters that can kill you is...


Realtree Fishing’s Mark Rose Leads FLW Pennzoil Marine AOY in Points

Realtree Fishing-sponsored professional bass-fishing angler Mark Rose is currently leading the FLW Pennzoil Marine AOY point race with 878 points. Rose climbed into the top spot in the standings last week at Alabama’s Smith Lake with a 22nd-place finish. According to FLW.com, Rose has been one of the hottest bass...


10 Top Bowfishing Hot Spots

What’s the best bowfishing spot in the country? That depends on what you’re after. Is it quality or quantity? Are you willing to put in the time for a single big gator gar or paddlefish? Or do you want to shoot 100 jumping carp in a day? The best places...


5 Tips for Bowfishing

Put more rough fish in your boat by shooting the best bowfishing bows, arrows and equipment Getting into bowfishing isn’t difficult. You can purchase a bowfishing kit, pick up a garage sale bow and be ready for the water with less than $150 out of pocket. But after you spend...


How to Set Up Your Bow for Bowfishing

Do you like to go bowfishing? Never tried it but would like to? Here's what you need to know about setting up your bow to shoot some fish. And it's straight from the mouth of the "T-Bone" himself. He knows his way around a bow. Are you a bowhunter wanting...


ScoutLook Hunting App Offers New Property Line Feature

I’m still a fairly young man; but those who know me call me an old soul. I like new-school, hi-tech bowhunting equipment; but I take just as much enjoyment from shooting a recurve. Call me conflicted. Call me whatever you want. But I love it all — both tactics that...


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Realtree Fishing Scores with Top Bassmaster Classic Finishers

Take the 52 best bass fishermen in the sport. Put them on the same lake for three days to compete for the most prestigious title in the sport. There can only be one winner, and finishing close to that angler is an astonishing feat. Winning the title twice is even...


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Bowfishing: 12 Fish Species to Target

Bowfishing is a lot like bowhunting. Except that you get to shoot a whole lot more. And it's warm. And you can talk to your buddies. And you don't have to worry about the wind. And you get to reel in a bunch of big fish... It's an inexpensive sport...


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8 Great Camo Patterns for Deer Hunting This Season

It’s that time of year again. We’re going through withdrawals because, for most, turkey season is practically over for another year and deer season is still four or five months away. Hunters are looking at gear. Buying it when their spouses will let them. ( Check out these awesome deals...


Skeleton Optics Scout Realtree Xtra Edition Sunglasses

Like many hunters, I fish. Funny thing is, a lot of my fishing in a given year is during downtime in hunting camp. And because I travel so much to do both, my gear takes a beating. This is true for my sunglasses, too. Though I didn't fish on my...


Realtree Fishing Partners with Jacob Wheeler

Realtree Fishing announced today a partnership with bass professional Jacob Wheeler, bringing together the hottest new brand in fishing with one of the top professional fishermen on the tournament trail. This agreement will align Realtree Fishing and its product partners with Wheeler's tournament competition schedule, as well as his lifestyle...


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