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Fishing

Tackle Test 2014

Blanks groaned and drags screamed in our annual torture test of the year's best new rods and reels. Check out the hottest tackle of the year.

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Grande Bass

Lake El Salto is one of the most legendary trophy bass lakes in the world, but the Mexican drug war has tainted its appeal. We head south of the border to see why El Salto is still the best place to catch your biggest bass.

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Fishing Articles

Fishing in -50

These anglers braved -50 degree wind chill temps in hopes of catching a few pike,...

13 Jungle Fish

Check out the 13 most interesting fish species Gayne Young caught during his trip on...

New Fishing Photos

We recently ran a fishing photo contest for our Instagram followers and we've got the...

Finicky Fish

Check out the 10 toughest species swimming to catch on artificial baits. But if you're...

King of Crab

An Outdoor Life Web Exclusive: You know him best as crab-catching Captain Sig Hansen...

15 Signs of Spring

At long last, it's April and if you look hard, Spring is everywhere. By now, most of...

  • April 15, 2014

    Damage to Washington's Stillaguamish River Could Last for Decades After Mudslide - 0

    The massive mudslide in Washington has done untold ecological damage to Stillaguamish River, one of the best-known salmon and steelhead rivers in the Northwest.

    The most severe damage comes to the river itself. More than 45 miles of the once pristine river is now stained dark from silt. Waters stand almost stagnant as the mudslide formed a dam that blocks water from moving. A pumping system installed to aid in search efforts spews a constant stream of sewage and chemicals escaped from devastated homes and capsized automobiles.  [ Read Full Post ]


  • April 14, 2014

    Video: Monster Bass Crushes Topwater Frog Lure - 0

    Fight the Monday blues by watching this awesome video of a bass launching a vicious topwater strike on this frog lure. We definitely agree with the angler; that's a bass, alright. If this doesn't get you pumped for fishing, we don't know what will. [ Read Full Post ]


  • April 14, 2014

    Photo: Massive Bull Shark Caught Off Miami Beach - 0

    An unidentified angler fishing with notorious shark guide Capt. Mark “the Shark” Quartiano has landed a massive bull shark off the coast of Florida.

    Capt. Quartiano stated Friday via Instagram that his client caught the 10-foot, 624-pound shark, “…in 10 feet of water off the Miami Beach hotels!!!” The captain added that the shark’s stomach contained, “1/2 a tarpon, 3 jack crevalles, 1 hawksbill turtle, and 1 permit.” [ Read Full Post ]


  • April 14, 2014

    Fishing Tips: How to Improve Your Hookset - 0

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    When you've been working hard for a strike and then finally feel a fish hit, your instincts will probably cause you to reel in slack and yank back hard on the rod. But by doing so, you're dragging the fish instead of effectively setting the hook.

    So, leave a little slack in the line before you set the hook. This will accelerate your hook faster and drive the hook home better. [ Read Full Post ]


  • April 11, 2014

    How to Fish a Cold Front - 0


    Photo by David J. Sams

    Most fishermen who have chunked a plug have been hamstrung by cold-front conditions. Fish go on a hunger strike on clear, bright, bluebird days after a front passes, turning postcard-perfect weather into hours of sheer frustration. But don't despair. Here's where to find your favorite freshwater prey and coax those tight-lipped fish into the box.

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  • April 11, 2014

    Video: The Ultimate Trout Honey Hole? - 0

    Every trout fisherman dreams of finding a small body of water that holds big fish. This video definitely sets up that illusion, but if you watch closely, you can see that the angler is actually fishing the opening of a bog. You can also see how cautious he is to not fall through while he's fighting the fish.

    The video description says: "The 'pit' is related to the small 'lakes' you see in the video. I can't explain more than that. It's flowing water down there some how…" [ Read Full Post ]


  • April 11, 2014

    3 Must-Haves for Your Survival Fishing Kit - 3

    You’ve got a good chance of providing food in a wilderness survival scenario if you have a little fishing gear in your survival kit. All you need is a small coil of monofilament line, some weights, and one or two dozen hooks. This seems simple enough, but over the years, I have found that the fishing gear in common survival kits is not that useful.

    People expect the fishing gear to provide them with food in a survival scenario. But this gear often comes wadded up into little bundles and shoved in the corner of the box, tube or pouch with the other items. They seem more like an afterthought rather key items used to improve your odds in the game of survival.

    Here’s how to make a survival fishing kit that works — if you treat it right (and if the fish are biting). [ Read Full Post ]