when do catfish spawn

When Do Catfish Spawn?

While many fish can be caught in abundance during spawning season, catfish are often harder to angle for during their spawn. As a yearly occurrence, anglers often bemoan their luck on the water, claiming catfish have suddenly become elusive or harder to catch. This is mainly due to not understanding a catfish’s movement, need to

how to catch largemouth bass

How to Catch Largemouth Bass

Largemouth bass are like apple pie, and catching them is like a baseball game at Fenway Park. In other words, they are the quintessential American freshwater sport fish. With tournaments, classics, pro shops, and tackle all centering around this species of bass, there are plenty of gimmicks or sure-fire ways guaranteed to catch largemouth bass.

shaky head rig

Shaky Head Rig

Anglers of all skill levels have a preferred bait when the going gets rough. Not every day is guaranteed to have a full icebox, stringer, or premier fishing conditions. In fact, some of the best fishing days start out slow and unproductive, requiring some critical thinking as well as trial and error. Unconventional techniques, new

best fishing apps

The 10 Best Fishing Apps of 2023

A.N.G.L.R. tops our list of the best fishing applications of 2023. You can log your information into the system to track your previous catches and where you retrieved them. Moreover, this app lets you know your location, the time of the day, and baits and lures ideal for fishing in that specific spot. It can

mud minnow

Mud Minnows: Everything You Should Know

A wide variety of saltwater live bait is available at bait shops and tackle stores. While shrimp and crab are often touted as some of the most successful beats for redfish, trout, and flounder, the mud minnow is often overlooked.  These bottom swimming minnows are easily found in bait stores and can be caught in

how to hold a catfish

How To Hold a Catfish Properly

Catfish are one of the most commonly angled fish in the United States. Not only are these bottom feeders delicious to eat, but they can also be incredibly fun to catch. With species weighing more than 100 pounds, these fish make up the staple of a variety of seafood dishes throughout the culinary world.  Ranging

bobber fishing

Bobber Fishing: Guide and Tips

It’s often incorrectly assumed that bobbers are for novices or little kids. One of the most effective ways for locating large fish in a variety of environments is there’s always a place for bobbers in any angler’s tackle box. Whether jigging for crappy, fluke fishing for salmon or fishing with the slip bobber for walleye

types of catfish

Different Types of Catfish

Catfish, one of the most popular species, are both angled for and kept in tanks in the United States. While there are a variety of species worldwide, there are three that are primarily sought after in the United States by anglers, the blue catfish, the channel catfish, and the flathead catfish. At least one of

figure eight knot

How To Tie a Figure Eight Knot

Knots are essential to everyday life, from lacing up our shoes to mooring our boats at the docks or an integral way of securing things in place. It’s even used as a euphemism for marriage, unifying two parties as one.  There’s a variety of stopper knots known as a figure 8 knot, which is particularly

types of bass

The Different Types of Bass: Ultimate Guide

Bass fishing is often associated with southern ponds, rivers, and streams, referring to large explosive green fish that is delicious and an absolute joy to have at the end of your line. While many may think of early mornings on the lake or tournament-style competitions, others may associate it with deep water or coastal angling.

how to jig for crappie

How to Jig for Crappie

Crappie is a type of fish that everyone who has fished in Southern waters will be familiar with. They are among the most exciting fish to catch and are a real treat to eat. However, catching crappie requires a lot of skill, the correct tackle, and a pinch of luck.  Jigs are perhaps the most

best bait for trout

Best Bait For Trout (Natural & Artificial Trout Baits)

Angling for trout is a pastime amongst American outdoorsmen that spans generations. From the early settlers to today’s anglers, fishing for trout has been not only a source of sustenance but also a game of cat and mouse between the wiley fish and the angler. Though the joy of trout fishing has stayed the same,

red drum vs black drum

Red Drum Vs. Black Drum: What’s The Difference?

Spanning the gamut from the shores of Texas up the eastern seaboard, Redfish, and Black Drum are some of the most popular and targeted members of the Croaker/Drum family. Though often considered cousins and generally found in the same area, these two fish look and act very differently.  From behavior, food preferences, lifecycles, and even

bass fishing at night

Bass Fishing at Night: Expert Tips for Catching Bigger Bass

The moon is out, the stars are bright, the sky has light cloud cover, and the weather is perfect. The warm summer breeze gently stirs up the water’s surface as you cast that crankbait along the shore of the southern pond, looking to snag a hungry bass searching for a midnight snack.  This situation and

trolling for striped bass

How to Troll for Striped Bass

Trolling is an often underutilized technique when angling for striped bass. Often referred to as a novices game, one of the misconceptions about trolling is that it requires little skill or technique. This is inaccurate, but it perpetuates a lie around one of the most effective ways to angle for striped bass. Trolling is one

best fishing line spooler

5 Best Fishing Line Spoolers (Buying Guide)

Spooling can be a real hassle. Whether it’s the night before an incredible angling expedition or months in advance, it seems as though many things have to go right for smooth spooling. The results of poor spooling can often be seen in birds-nest, malfunctions on the water, or heard in the swearing and throwing of