Category: Freshwater

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Alewife Revival – On The Water

Alewife Revival – On The Water

Long Island has more than 500 freshwater lakes and ponds, with over 30 miles of streams connecting them. Like most Long Islanders, though, I associa [...]
NC Fisherman Catches 4-Plus-Pound Crappie

NC Fisherman Catches 4-Plus-Pound Crappie

North Carolina angler Nate Quan boated a 4.14-pound crappie on March 18 while fishing the Central Carolina Crappie Classic tournament at H [...]
First Look: The Best New Flies, Gear, and Accessories from IFTD 2022

First Look: The Best New Flies, Gear, and Accessories from IFTD 2022

The International Fly Tackle Dealer Show returned last week to Salt Lake City, Utah, for the first time since 2019. The American Fly Fishi [...]
Jim Ronquest to Join Drake Waterfowl Systems

Jim Ronquest to Join Drake Waterfowl Systems

In its 20th year, Drake continues to invest in high-level talent to further drive brand growth and expand the global fanbase with the addition of J [...]
Angler Reels In 60-Pound Smallmouth Buffalo in Texas

Angler Reels In 60-Pound Smallmouth Buffalo in Texas

Texas-based angler Austin Anderson specializes in catching a species of fish that many folks don’t even know exists: smallmouth buffalo. T [...]
The Bayboat – On The Water

The Bayboat – On The Water

My first boat, a 20-foot 1985 Shamrock opened up a new world of striped-bass fishing for me. Before buying it, I had primarily fished from the surf [...]
Summer Bass on Bugs – On The Water

Summer Bass on Bugs – On The Water

Pictured above: Stripers linger in the summer surf to feast on easy-to-catch mole crabs. Who knew sand bugs, those little gray, brown, and pink crus [...]
AllOutdoor Book Review – The Lore of Sportfishing

AllOutdoor Book Review – The Lore of Sportfishing

The Lore of Sportfishing is a book near and dear to my heart. I remember first finding a copy of the book as a kid in my uncle’s office library. T [...]
Pine Barrens Pickerel – On The Water

Pine Barrens Pickerel – On The Water

Pictured: With a mouth like that, pickerel are at the top of the aquatic food chain in the Pine Barrens, with baitfish, rodents, and juvenile waterf [...]
Opossum-Eating Striper Poacher Busted in New York

Opossum-Eating Striper Poacher Busted in New York

There’s a headline I never thought I’d write.  Environmental Conservation Officers have been busy along the Hudson River this month, as they enforce [...]
Pro Tips: 5 Keys to Early-Season Smallmouth Success

Pro Tips: 5 Keys to Early-Season Smallmouth Success

Written by: Kip Vieth, Wildwood Float Trips The author’s son, Truman, with a fine early-season bronzeback.Photo by Kip Vieth Winter is the [...]
F&S Fly of The Week: Meyer’s Mini Leech

F&S Fly of The Week: Meyer’s Mini Leech

In more than 30 years of fly-fishing for trout, I’ve never seen a leech. Maybe I don’t fish where leeches live, although that seems unlike [...]
How to Catch Ice-Out Catfish

How to Catch Ice-Out Catfish

Many anglers are bemoaning the annual ice break-up right now, but I’ve always looked forward to March and early April. This time of year c [...]
2022 Fishing Kayak Buyer’s Guide

2022 Fishing Kayak Buyer’s Guide

Whether you’re a shore-bound fisherman getting into a kayak to reach new waters or a boat fisherman who recognizes a fishing kayak as an exciting wa [...]
Giant Muskie Shatters West Virginia State Record

Giant Muskie Shatters West Virginia State Record

On Saturday, March 19, West Virginia angler Luke King landed a 55-plus-inch muskie below the dam at Burnsville Lake that bests the current [...]
Meet the Alabama Angler on a Mission to Grow the World-Record Bluegill

Meet the Alabama Angler on a Mission to Grow the World-Record Bluegill

Ask Sarah Parvin why she’s on a mission to grow the world’s biggest bluegill—and then catch it—and she’ll be happy to talk your ear off. T [...]
Freshwater Deep Jigging – On The Water

Freshwater Deep Jigging – On The Water

I am a much happier person when I am fishing. That’s a groundbreaking epiphany, I know. Sarcasm aside, I think the typical Northeast kayak angler fa [...]
Classic Essay: Finding Your Fly Fishing Equilibrium

Classic Essay: Finding Your Fly Fishing Equilibrium

Written by: Lee Terkel All photos by Lee Terkel So this is the view from my office. Through most of the day, I am a pretty focused employee and t [...]
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