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Early Ice Fishing: Extending the Season on Hard Water

Ice fishing is a misunderstood sport. What many view as the pastime of grumpy old men can be as thrilling as any type of angling. Modern technology has turned ice fishing into a comfortable, active pursuit at which you can experience your best fishing of the season. Trust me, if...


5 Favorite Fall Fishing Bites

It’s a great time of year to be on the water. With cooling temperatures come great angling opportunities everywhere we look. In the far North, many fish strap on the feedbag and prepare for winter. Farther south, a welcomed cool-down means greater activity for everything that swims. We can’t go...


What in the World Is Digital Taxidermy?

Chris Pazul is an outdoorsman who loves nature and enjoys preserving memories of the hunt. Deer hunting is his passion. He’s a Pennsylvania native who has hunted his entire life and started bowhunting at 13. He’s also the owner of Graphic Taxidermy , and recently rolled out a new service...


Fall Fishing for Flathead Catfish

Autumn is my favorite season. From early September, when crimson flames first set the black gums and sumac ablaze, until mid-November, when the last of the mountain oaks transform from summer’s green to the oranges, golds, and reds of autumn, I’m absorbed with being outdoors, enjoying the coolness and ever-changing...


Massive Blue Catfish May Break Tennessee State Record

A Tennessee man reeled in the catch of a lifetime and a possible state record blue catfish during a fishing date with his wife on Saturday, September 24. According to The Tennessean , Micka Burkhart hooked a 118-pound, 7-ounce catfish on the Cumberland River. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA)...


Tournament Fisherman Discovers Possible 90-Million-Year-Old Fossil in River Bed

An Elkhorn, Nebraska, man made what he says is the discovery of a lifetime when he stumbled upon a fish fossil in the Missouri River that could be up to 90 million years old. Andy Moore said he wasn't doing very well while fishing in a tournament just west of...


Advanced Tips for Bass Fishing Boat Docks

Bass love cover. Whether it’s for the purpose of ambushing prey or hiding from predators, largemouth and spotted bass are object-oriented fish. Problem is, not all bass lakes are full of thick weeds or downed trees. In fact, many aging reservoirs around the country are nearly devoid of their once-bassy...


Colorado Parks and Wildlife Lifts All Bag and Possession Limits for Two Reservoirs

Anglers fishing Colorado’s Queens and Jumbo reservoirs are being encouraged to capture and keep all the fish they want. CBS News reports that the two reservoirs are in danger of drying up and killing all the fish, so Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) has lifted all bag and possession limits,...


How to Fish the Boundary Waters Canoe Area

There are still remote places to be explored. Places with no roads, no motorized vehicles, no grocery stores or restaurants. They're wild, bucket list places where the only sounds you hear are birds, waterfalls, windswept waves, insects, and the occasional moose grunt or wolf howl. Places where it is still...


Realtree Joins Forces with Hobie and BRD Custom to Support Ukraine Through Custom Kayak Raffle/Sale

Realtree has teamed up with Hobie and BRD Custom to raise money to support the Ukrainian people victimized by the Russian invasion. Hobie and BRD Custom have introduced a line featuring six different kayak designs decorated in the colors of the Ukranian flag, including one featuring Realtree WAV3 yellow and...


Invasive Smallmouth Bass Threaten Colorado River's Native Humpback Chub Population

Colorado National Park Service fisheries biologists have discovered that smallmouth bass, a non-native predatory fish, are reproducing in the lower Colorado River. Although smallmouth are a much-loved sport fish, their presence can be devastating to the humpback chub, an ancient, threatened fish that’s native to the river. According to usatoday.com...


Invasive Carp are Delicious. Here's Why You Should be Eating Them

Mention eating carp to most people, and they just shake their head sideways, as in “NO.” The name carp brings with it automatic associations with the common European carp, which was introduced to the United States in the mid 1800s. We’ve had a lot of time to get to know...


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