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Fishing Guide for Arkansas' White River

Here is my guide to fishing on the White River in Cotter, Arkansas, and the equipment I use to be successful.


How Much to Tip Fishing Charter and Fishing Guides?

Fishing charter tips are more than just a way of showing your appreciation for a job well done—they're now expected by most crew members. But how much should you tip?


Secrets for Summertime Catfishing

Long hot days bring with them cool calm nights on your local water bodies. Learn how to catch more catfish this summer by following some "cool" summertime tips.


3 Tips for Fishing With Your Kids

For many parents, taking your kids to the local lake or river sounds like a better plan than the chaos that ensues. In this article, I share a few tips on how to make fishing trips more enjoyable for both the little ones and the adults.


Trout Fishing Using the 1,2,3 Strategy and Spinning Gear

This article details how to fish for stocked rainbow trout using spinning gear and provides a simple but effective strategy for catching them. Read on to learn about the Trout Fishing 1,2,3 Strategy!


How We Gut Snoek in South Africa: A Step-By-Step Guide

Snoek forms part of the staple diet of the poorest people in Cape Town. This fish must be gutted a certain way because of its complex anatomy.


How to Catch Nightcrawlers in Your Own Backyard

Are you tired of spending a lot of money on overpriced bait? Now you can catch your own bait for free—and we will tell you how!


The Real Secret to Trout Fishing (My Dad's Secret Lure)

Beyond my family, the greatest joys in my life have come from helping others get what they want. Sometimes you can even do that while out fishing.


Lower Illinois River Trout Fishing

Looking to do some fly fishing on the Lower Illinois River in Oklahoma? Here is some useful information and tips for fishing there year-round from a professional fly-fisher!


The Beginner's Guide to Deep Sea Fishing (Gear, Ethics, and More)

The first step in taking up deep sea fishing as a hobby or otherwise, is feeding your curiosity with the proper information. One can easily gather misleading information on the matter that may cause more confusion in the long run.


Jumbo Perch Headboats on Lake Erie

Headboats—relatively inexpensive charter boats that take out large groups of people fishing—are a great way to get out onto the great lake and find some jumbo yellow perch. This article mentions items to bring on board, plus charters in the area.


Where to Find Fall Crappie

Finding fall crappie is a lot easier than most people think. While the use of electronics gives some an advantage, this knowledge of basic location elements will help greatly increase your catch rate this upcoming fall season.


How Do You Catch Flathead Catfish?

Flathead, Shovel Cat, whatever you call them, these cats are some of the best fighting freshwater fish in the continental U.S. Read on below and I'll share some tips and tricks I have used to land some of these behemoths.


100 Best Fishing Team Names (from Knot Again to the Grim Reefers)

Coming up with a team name for a fishing competition can be quite a task.


Drifting for Lake Erie Walleye

Lake Erie walleye fishing has really been heating up the last couple of years. This article will discuss one of the more popular options right now for catching them, drift fishing, and give some insight on what to use, how to use it, and what to expect.


Late Summer Channel Cats

The days are long and hot, the water's hot, the grease is hot, and the sun's rays cling to you like that weird kid from 8th grade. It's prime catfishing time across the country and I'm going to share some tips with you on how to maximize your success this summer.


Tips for Wade Fishing River Smallmouth

For those who like to be in the water, wade fishing for river smallmouth is awesome exercise and a great way to fish without having to deal with the annoyances of a boat. This article goes over the best baits I've used for river smallmouth.


Tips for Catching Channel Catfish With Chicken Liver Bait

Chicken liver is an effective channel catfish bait that I've used to catch big fish. Check out my tips on catching catfish with chicken liver.


Fly Tying: Catch More Fish in Warm Water With the White Gurgler

If you fish for bass, bluegill, or crappie, this fly needs to be in your box! The Gurgler pattern will not fail. Here are the materials and instructions you need to tie it yourself.


My Review of the Rebel Pop-R Lure for Topwater Bass Fishing

Do you like topwater bass fishing? Read my review of the Rebel Pop-R to find out if the lure's worth adding to your tackle box.


Fly Fishing Wyoming's Ham's Fork River

Being wedged between the world-famous fly fishing states of Montana, Idaho, and Colorado, it seems like a no-brainer that Wyoming would be a fly fishing Mecca. Wyoming, however, is still largely under the radar in the angling world, and the Ham's Fork River is a forgotten gem.


Steelhead Fishing on the Grande Ronde River

The Grande Ronde is a river of legend for steelhead. Use this guide to figure out which stretch is the best for your trip, and come fall in love with one of the best rivers in the inland Northwest.


How to Catch Steelhead (The Golden Rules of Fly Fishing)

They're not called "the Fish of 10,000 casts" for no reason. If you want to make fewer casts between fish, you're going to need a solid grasp of the basics.


5 Best Fly-Fishing Spots Within an Hour’s Drive of Pullman, Wa

Better known for football and wheat fields, the rolling hills of the Palouse offer fly fishers more opportunities for fly fishing than you would think. Some are unusual, some are spectacular, but all are worth an evening of your time the next time you're in town.


Trout Fishing on the Grande Ronde River

In the shadow of one of the most famous steelhead rivers in the Northwest, a top-notch trout fishery exists for those in the know.


Fly Fishing the Secret Side of Idaho's Clearwater River

Did you know that the Clearwater River in Idaho has a secret side? It's true! Find out what other fish you can catch there besides the legendary steelhead.


Smallmouth Fly Fishing on the Grande Ronde River

One of the truly great rivers of the Northwest, the Grande Ronde River of southeastern Washington hosts some of the best smallmouth fishing in the west.


Fly Fishing Rock Creek

This gorgeous prairie river flies well under the radar for most anglers, but for those that know it, this small gem offers solitude, beauty, and fantastic fishing for the open-minded fly fisher.


Flats Fly Fishing for Carp in the Snake River's Illia Dunes State Park

If you've never tried it, you don't know what you're missing. Sight fishing for carp in shallow water is (almost) as thrilling as chasing bonefish in tropical flats, and the flats of Illia Dunes are within easy reach of inland northwest anglers.


Fly Fishing the Snake River's Palouse Backwaters

The Snake River in the state of Washington is enormous, and most anglers miss out on the best fly fishing in the river. Here's a quick rundown to get you started in finding your own secret Palouse fishing hole along the mighty Snake.


How to Set Up Bubble Fly Rigs

How the COAF Field Team likes to set up bubble fly rigs when they opt to use spinning gear over fly fishing gear. These rigs work for non-fly fishermen as well as fly fisherman, too! Here are three rigs that have proven effective for the Team!


6 Guaranteed Ways to Get Worms out of the Ground Fast

Going fishing? Want to save money on bait? Hoping to gather worms to sell to others? These six proven methods are so effective at getting worms to come out of the ground that you'll likely have more than you need.


Frequently Asked Questions About Nightcrawlers

With these tips and tricks for catching nightcrawlers, you're bound to find dozens of them right in your backyard. Don't wait ... check this page out and start saving money on bait today.


Fly Fishing for Women: A Beginner's Guide to Fly Fishing

An article designed to get you started fly-fishing. It includes essential gear, types of casts, terminology and all the necessary information to get you on the water catching fish. Written for anyone wanting to learn to fly fish.


Top 5 Swimbaits for Giant Smallmouth Bass

Swimbaiting is one of the fastest growing techniques for catching giant smallmouth bass in great quantities.


Best Line Counter Trolling Reels

When targeting fish at a specific depth, line counter fishing reels provide unbeatable trolling depth control. Keep your lures in the strike zone for more bites all day long.


Best Downrigger Rods for Salmon Fishing

Did you know that downrigger trolling is often the most productive method of salmon fishing? Learn how to select an effective downrigger rod and discover the best-performing models on the market.


Top 3 Best Ultralight Spinning Rods– 2019

These ultralight spinning rods are guaranteed to provide you with the best combination of weight and function, capable of handling even the burliest back-country trout.


Fishing in Galveston

A shore fisherman's view of fishing in Galveston, TX. Provides useful information and tips on area piers and other fishing opportunities for the land-based fisherman.


Best Fishing Rod Holders for Boats, Kayaks, Shore, and More

A run-down of the best fishing rod holders for every situation; from boats and kayaks, to shore and surf fishing.


7 Tips to Prevent Line Twist on a Spinning Reel

There are few things more frustrating than a bad snarl of fishing line on a good day of fishing. Use these seven proven tips to keep your line tangle-free and properly string your fishing pole.


Top 3 Best Ultralight Spinning Reels—2018

These ultralight spinning reels are guaranteed to provide you with the best combination of weight and function, keeping your pack light and your creel full.


DIY Fly Line Leader

Here is how to make a fly line leader using a simple recipe. Also, learn about ways to attach the leader to a fly line and how to attach a leader to the Lillian on a Tenkara rod!

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Fishing for Women: A Beginner's Guide to Fishing

Are you a woman who wants to learn the basics of fishing? Here is a beginner's guide to help you get started.


How I Catch Wolf Fish (Traira)

You'll find the wolf fish lurking in the shallows of rivers and lakes in Central and South America. Here's my technique for catching, killing and preparing this prehistoric-looking beast.


How to Make a Fish Trap Out of a Bottle

If you're looking for the ultimate in lazy fishing, this has got to be it. Here's how I catch fish using nothing more than a plastic bottle, some cornmeal and a rock.


Fly Tying: The PMC Emerger (With Pictures and Video)

This article provides instructions for tying a PMC Emerger—a fishing fly that uses minimal material and is simple to tie! It can be fished dry or wet and is used primarily for trout.


Steelhead Fishing on the Skeena River

Every year my family takes a trip to Hazelton, BC, where I catch coho, chinook, sockeye, and steelhead. My wife is from the Gitxan Nation, whose name means people of the Skeena River.


The Accidental Angler: Tales of a Fishing Newbie

Fishing tips, tricks, and musings from a first-time angler.


Complete Guide to Squid Jigging

The best jigs, gear and techniques to catch your fill of squid!