Hunting Indiana’s Massive Fall Muskie

With fall comes a change. Shorter days cause fish to start packing on the weight to last through the lean months of winter. Huge muskellunge,...

Dino-Fish….On Purpose

It was the most unsightly glob of bait I’ve ever seen on a hook. First, two nightcrawlers were skewered on a large, circle hook,...

Lake Superior Drops to Third

I grew up fishing in sluggish rivers, backwaters and ponds here in Northwest Indiana so I never fished in crystal clear water. Around here...

WIN Writer Mike Schoonveld Inducted into Hall of Fame

The Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame recently announced its latest class of inductees. Included in this elite group is Hoosier Outdoor Writers’ past...

Stealth Wading is Critical in Fall

In September, a time when most Hoosiers start thinking about school activities, fall festivals, football and hunting seasons. Fishing is a distant pleasant memory;...

Schoonveld: Crony Capitalism at Sea

The National Marine Fisheries Service (in the Department of Commerce) is charged with managing and sustaining America’s populations of ocean fish occurring off its...

Fixing Drowned Reels

Sadly, there are hundreds of thousands of people now dealing with the aftermath of the recent hurricanes. Thankfully, most families came through intact thanks...

The Average Rod

I went into WalMart one day and counted 89 fishing rods on display in the sporting goods section. I’ve been to other WalMarts in...

2017 IWAA Walleye Championship: Tough Fishing for Tough Competitors

August 27, 2017: A beautiful sunny day on Brookville reservoir, perfectly calm and hardly a cloud in the sky. You could not ask for...

Kokomo Teacher Spearheads Ramp Improvements

Over the past several years the Kokomo Reservoir has seen an increase in use. I think it’s because people are realizing the therapeutic benefits...

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Top 10 Tip-Up Dos and Don’ts

Amidst the focus on jigging and mobility over recent years, some proven strategies have been lost in the icy shuffle. Like tip-up fishing, which...