Catfishermen are the alchemists of angling, turning unusual concoctions of smelly...
This is the spot for all your largemouth bass tips! This is the spot for all your...
There are thousands of bass fishing lures on the market, but in most situations these...
Everyone loves looking at big fish, truly oversize, gut-swollen monsters. And when...
A simple, homemade tool that could very well save your life
Looking for crappies? Look no further than these 5 hot spots. Be sure to comment and add...
Panfish action is heating up across the ice belt and you can cash in now with a short lesson on the art of tightlining.
To the uninitiated, tightlining is a form of sightfishing, but instead of actually seeing the fish, you are watching the line down in the ice hole attempting to discern subtle changes in the load on the line. Even though Mike Boedeker, Team USA co-captain, was hot in the medal hunt last month at the World Ice Fishing Championships in Wisconsin, he took the time to teach us the essence of his flavor of tightlining. He was probably the only fisherman in the field not using a spring bobber as a bite-detection aid. [ Read Full Post ]
Jim Huson may be the coolest teacher ever.
That’s because the Missouri high school teacher wants to make bass fishing a sport at Republic High School. The Associated Press reports that the proposal to include bass fishing in the curriculum will be on spring ballots for school administrators. The measure needs only a 50 percent vote to pass. [ Read Full Post ]
Using the right hook will help your bait run naturally, get you more hook-ups, and save you some cash. Professional bass fisherman Kevin VanDam is absolutely obsessive over the types of hooks he uses. [ Read Full Post ]
James R. Bramlett caught what could be the IGFA all-tackle world record for a landlocked striper.
And he has his wife’s scheduled visit to the hospital to thank for it.
Realizing that her husband would be too busy to go fishing once she entered the hospital for scheduled surgery, Janice Bramlett encouraged her husband to head to the waters one last time before she was admitted.
The result of that Feb. 28 outing crushed the Alabama state record striped bass by 15 pounds and will most likely beat the IGFA all-tackle world record for a landlocked striper by almost three. James caught the 45.5 inch long, 70 pounder at one of his favorite spots on the Black Warrior River near the Gorgas Steam Plant. [ Read Full Post ]
Big trout are not necessarily genetic mutants—they’re simply voracious feeders that are constantly on the prowl for an easy meal, which means some of the slabbiest salmonids of the year are highly catchable right now in the tailraces below dams.
Whereas most of the year big fish sulk in deep holes and feed mostly at night, in winter the baddest brownies and most reckless rainbows head to the churning waters of dam outflows. These behemoth trout—particularly browns and rainbows—abandon their usual cautious ways to get in on the food buffet and chow down on churned-up bait pieces spit out by dam turbines. [ Read Full Post ]
Pro bass fishermen fish fast. They want to cover as much water as possible until they can pattern quality fish and figure out exactly what kind of structure and depth the big bass are relating to. This mentality makes perfect sense for ripping down a rocky shoreline with a crankbait, but grass beds present a larger challenge. [ Read Full Post ]
Fishing season is heating up at OL: the 2013 Tackle Test is complete, we picked up bass fishing tips from competitors at the Bassmaster Classic, and a UK angler landed one of the largest marlin of all time. And now we're looking for the best fishing photos shared by you on Instagram.
We'll choose our favorite photo posted on Instagram to win this spinning combo: a Falcon BuCoo Micro rod and an Abu Garcia Cardinal STX reel. Tag us @outdoor_life and use the hashtag #olfishpic to get your photos entered into the contest and featured on our website and Facebook page (also, your profile must be public). And follow us on Instagram at @outdoor_life. [ Read Full Post ]