A B.A.S.S. Birthday

B.A.S.S. aka the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society has turned 50 and the recent Superbowl of bass fishing, the Bassmaster Classic, was the organization’s birthday...

Biologists study genetic make-up of Webster muskies

Like many Hoosiers interested in their genetic ancestry, DNR fisheries biologists and Purdue University researchers are looking into the genetic makeup of a species...

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...

Canoe or Kayak?!?

If you are a fisherman on the cutting edge of technology, carrying the latest I-Phone and know more about Bluetooth than bluegills, chances are...

It’s Time for Spring!

“I am so ready for this,” said my friend as we pulled into the Miami boat ramp on Mississinewa Reservoir. “I have waited all...

Those Dam Fishermen!

It has been said that there are three kinds of liars: liars, damn liars and fisherman. I would submit that there is a fourth:...

It’s Not Too Early To Go Fishing

I parked at a convenient pull over spot high above Raccoon Lake and found a winding path through the winter-dormant woods leading down to...

Cold Finger Defense

There’s only one thing worse than fishing while wearing gloves and that’s fishing with hands and fingers so cold you can’t grip a zipper...

‘The Perfect Drift’: Sub-Zero Bass by Kayak

By Jim Edlund All photos courtesy of Old Town Canoes & Kayaks/Jason Arnold The vast majority of northern bass anglers hang up their open-water gear...

Fluorocarbon on Ice – Sense and Science

Are your ice fishing reels spooled with fluorocarbon line? If not, common sense and as important, “common science” says they ought to be. It used...