Angler Education

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  • After Hours Cats Daytime catfish fishing is a straightforward affair well suited to relaxing afternoons on the riverbank. Brushed by the sun, the soothing landscape around you creates an idyllic backdrop against which to wait for the occasional cat to take the bait. Read More
  • Softbait Bassin' Artificial softbaits are deadly weapons for bass of all stripes, including largemouths and smallmouths. Always a threat, their combination of lifelike feel, profile and action triggers strikes when other baits won't. Read More
  • 'Eye Candy Live bait has long been a staple of the walleye trade. But anglers are quickly realizing the many benefits of switching to fish-catching artificial softbaits such as Berkley PowerBait, Gulp! and Gulp! Alive! Read More
  • Reaping Fall's Big Bite Across the continent, autumn ushers in some of the year's finest fishing for an amazing variety of gamefish, including everything from trophy largemouths in southern Florida to hungry Northwoods walleyes and high-country trout in the West. Read More
  • Dipping Cats A variety of baits catch catfish, from natural offerings such as 'crawlers, cutbait and catalpa worms to home-brewed stinkbaits packing stench of epic proportions. But one of the easiest and most effective means of catching more catfish remains commercially prepared bait in the form of dips, doughs and chunks. Read More
  • Softbait Esox Adrenaline junkies hoping to battle broad-shouldered pike and behemoth muskies have traditionally leaned on a legion of hard-bodied lures and super-size live baits to connect with their toothsome quarry. Read More
  • Softbait Trout Thoughts of trout fishing may conjure up images of pipe-smoking anglers painstakingly presenting delicate flies to tempt finicky fish, but the truth is a variety of artificial softbaits make catching all types of trout and salmon a snap. Read More
  • Top 5 Must-Know Knots Knots are the unsung heroes of the fishing scene. They get little press, but all the high-tech tackle and secret tactics in the world won’t help you if your knot slips or weakens your line, causing it to break at the moment of truth. Further, the right knots can help you be more efficient, catch more fish and have more fun. Read More
  • Knot Tying: Fishing knots 101, learn to tie fishing knots Tying a fishing knot is an important and essential skill of fishing. The knot is a critical link between you and the fish; it is critical to your fishing success to know how to tie knots correctly as well as which knot to use in which scenario. Read More
  • Why Use Monofilament? With so many options on the market, choosing the best fishing line can seem a bit overwhelming. But it’s actually a simple matter of finding a line with performance characteristics that fit your style of fishing. Read More
  • Why Use Superlines? In their search for the best fishing line, many anglers have discovered the benefits of amazingly thin, super-strong superlines. Read More
  • Why Use Fluorocarbon? Once limited to extreme duty as saltwater leader material, fluorocarbon fishing line has in recent years become a popular option for anglers in many situations. Read More
  • Summer Schooling: Now in Session Summer's dog days are in full force pretty much everywhere once July rolls around, leaving anglers and bass scurrying to find the nearest shade. Read More
  • Color: Do Bass Have A Favorite? If you're like me, your tacklebox is a color kaleidoscope. With my endless assortment of soft plastics sporting colors never seen in nature, it's enough to make my head spin. Read More
  • Postspawn Tip: Move to Open Water Once June rolls around, most anglers move to shallow water cover, hoping to find a few postspawn females. Read More
  • Lighten Up: Get the Big Bite No matter what part of the country I am fishing, the boating traffic and fishing pressure skyrockets in May. Read More