ice fishing safety

Indiana Ice Fishing 101

In February, most Hoosier anglers are more concerned with outdoor television shows than actually catching fish. However, for a select group of hardy fisherman, the...
spring break

Fishing Friendly Spring Break

When I was in school, spring break came too early in the spring to be fishing friendly. Move them back a month or so...

A sag-bellied record

When I was a youngster I grew up with a fishing pole in my hand; fishing rods, as well (there’s a difference between a...

Geist Reservoir Crappie Hotspots

Most people think of Geist Reservoir as being the playground for Indiana’s rich and famous. But in 2010 it made headlines when Tim Goen...

Bluegills: Sometimes the best things come in small packages

The small red-and-yellow bobber twitched once, twice, then disappeared under the surface. It wasn’t long before another multi-colored bluegill lay shimmering across Jeff Arndt’s...

Fishing is not for the Birds

Hopefully, if you are a fisherman you’ve caught plenty of fish and know how to unhook them whether it’s to put them back in...

When Fishing with Kids make it All About Them

Photo above by the author In every family, individuals take on roles. I am the fishing uncle. It’stough, but someone has to do it. I fished...

Minnesota: 10,000 Lakes, Millions of Pike

My first “adventure” fishing trip far from home was a jaunt to the North Woods of Wisconsin with my grandparents. I was only six...
winter smallmouth bass

Tough Trophy: Winter Smallmouth Bass

A stretch of mild weather that loosens winter's grip is an alarm bell for stream smallmouth anglers fed up with being stuck indoors. And...
West Boggs

West Boggs Lake Fishing Rebounds

West Boggs Lake is a bass fishing honey-hole nestled in the hills of Southern Indiana. The lake is home to numerous other species of...