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Go Light To Catch More Coldwater Bass

Downsize your tackle to catch coldwater bass from the bank.I sat at home, itching to get out and target some early-season fish on the cold, spring …

Fishing

Choosing Soft Plastic Colors for Bass

(Photo: Scout.com)It can be hard to <b>choose colors for bass fishing soft plastics.</b> Walking down the bass fishing aisle at any sporting goods store can …

Identifying the Forage in Your Lake

<i>Written by Andrew Schadegg</i><p>September is all about the top fall baits! Ask any knowledgeable angler and they will tell you that the fall is one of the …

Fishing

5 Must-Have Lipless Crankbait Colors

Lipless crankbaits are a major player in the bass fishing arena; they’ll cast a country mile, you can retrieve ‘em at any speed and most importantly, …

60 Books Every Outdoorsman Should Read

Some old things refuse to die out. Outdoor books refuse to perish. The ones here refuse to go away because they are quite legitimately masterpieces, …

Books

Bass in the Grass Video Tips from Pro Chad Morgenthaler

<i>If you’re looking to catch bass in the grass this late spring and early summer, see the attached video tips bass professional Chad Morgenthaler</i> …

Fishing

The 3 Best Ways To Fish Grass In The Summertime

It’s widely known across the bass fishing world that bass love to live in the grass. Hydrilla, milfoil, lily pads, tules, and many more types of …

High-Protein Breakfast Swaps | Women's Health

12 Ways To Sneak More Protein Into Every Breakfast<p>From ingredient swaps to clever add-ins.<p>Getty Images<p>You know how to roast a juicy chicken breast and grill a perfectly medium steak. In other words, you’re totally acing your protein needs at lunch and dinner. But breakfast? Most of us are failing …

34 Old-School Fishing Tips for Today’s Anglers

For 35 years, H.G. “Tap” Tapply was a mainstay in the pages of <i>Field & Stream</i>, writing the hugely popular “Tap’s Tips” column. Each month, he served …

Fishing

The 25 Best Lures and Flies for Spring Fishing

● Usually during the first warm days of March, I get motivated to hit the garage and start reorganizing the dozens of tackle trays and fly boxes for …

Fish

Chironomid Midge: The Tiny Secret to Catching Colossal Trout

The first time I witnessed the power of chironomids was back in the 1990s on Lenice Lake in Washington state. I had been stripping a leech fly for …

Fishing

Top 5 Best Trout Lures

Top 5 Best Trout Lures<p>Updated on August 10, 2017<p>I remember when I got my first fishing pole. I remember my first tackle box, landing net, and of …

Fishing

Western Stoneflies

The rivers, hatches, flies, and strategies to improve your stonefly game.<p>Two summers ago I received a phone call from my fishing partner. It was the …

Three Secrets of Hooking Fat Spring Trout on Streamers

Taking trout on flies in the cold waters of early spring is like trying to get an overfed fat man to take yet another morsel. He doesn’t really want …

10 Common Flyfishing Mistakes (and How to Fix Them)

Sure, everyone makes mistakes. But the fly anglers who make the fewest land the most fish. Watching out for these 10 easily correctable but …

Get to Know Everything About Using a Multimeter With This Guide

Multimeters seem simple enough to use. You turn it on, connect the leads, then start poking things. Really though, there’s a quite a bit going on in …

DIY

Basics of Photography: Your Camera’s Manual Settings

In the previous lesson we covered the basic settings on your camera. Today we're jumping into the fun stuff: manual mode. We'll learn the details …

Improve Your Photography Skills With This 52 Week Photo Challenge

Challenges are a fun way to help improve your skills in a particular area. If you want to get better at photography, or you just like taking …

3 Lures You Need To Use On Cold Water Bass This Winter

Because fish are cold-blooded, every aspect of the way they go about their lives is dependent on the water temperature. As the temperature drops, so …

Snorkeling

13 Good Games You Can Play On Laptops And Low-End PCs

Sometimes you’ll find yourself out of the house, with nothing but a laptop and a whole lot of time. And while laptops are getting more and more …

Computer Hardware

The 5 Best Ways To Fish A Hard Plastic Jerkbait

Originally designed as a floater, the hard plastic stickbait variety of jerkbaits gained more versatility when savvy anglers and lure manufacturers …

Downsizing Your Baits Increases Chances For Catching Bedding Trophies

<i>Fishing for bedding bass</i> provides many anglers their best opportunity to catch a trophy bass. Though spawning bass are usually easy to spot against …

Frog Fishing for Bass in Winter?

Ease Your Pain With the World's Best Bloody Mary Recipe

It's the perfect way to ring in the New Year.<p>1.5K<p>SHARES<p>I’m not usually one for made-up holidays, but when I learned (via press release, of course) …

Fish

Bait Guide: How to Catch Bass in Any Pond

<i>By: Curtis Niedermier; Ilustration by: Mike Sudal</i><p>I love tearing across a vast reservoir in a bass boat as much as the next guy, but I probably spend …

How to Take Decent Pictures of the Sky at Night

GIF<p>It might look easy, but taking an epic photo of the night sky in all its glory takes skill. You have to be in the right place with the right …

5 Crankbaits You Should Stock for Bass

Fall Fish Movements: Where They Go & How To Catch Them

For many anglers, it doesn’t get much better than a day on the water in the fall. The leaves change colors, the deer and turkeys begin to move; and …

7 Filters for Making Clean Drinking Water in a Snap

When high-quality H2O is a must, turn to these tools.<p>Whether you're backpacking through remote locations, visiting a foreign country, or surviving the apocalypse, having access to clean drinking water is vital for staying healthy.<p>Even when water looks clean, it can be rife with bacteria, …

Chatter Baits For Big Bass

Stephen Browning of Z-Man’s pro staff has found the new ProjectZ ChatterBait deadly for big bass in thick cover.Vibration is a key component of lure …

Fishing