Best Fishing Knots for Fresh- and Saltwater? Strongest, Easiest to tie, and Fastest Reviewed

Wherever you fish, and whatever you’re after, a well-tied knot is a critical component of your angling success. And while not as exciting as a new rod or reel, a good knot will do more to help you land fish than almost anything else. Just think about it: you can fish the best rod and … Read moreBest Fishing Knots for Fresh- and Saltwater? Strongest, Easiest to tie, and Fastest Reviewed

Hot-Weather Slabs – How to Catch Crappie All Summer Long

Spring crappie are pretty easy to catch, but the summer heat can test even the best anglers’ patience with papermouths. And as every slab addict knows, high summer separates the real pros from the casual crappie chasers. But the dog days of summer don’t need to mean the end of crappie season–if you know where … Read moreHot-Weather Slabs – How to Catch Crappie All Summer Long

One Knot to Rule Them All – How to Tie the Uni Knot

A good angler knows the right knot for every situation, whether that’s a blood knot for a low-profile connection of mono to mono, a bowline for tying a boat to a piling, or a nail knot for attaching leader to fly line. And while there’s certainly no knot that’s good for everything, it’s awfully handy … Read moreOne Knot to Rule Them All – How to Tie the Uni Knot

Spinning Tackle Trout Lures 101: Best Trout Lures and Soft Baits Reviewed

Perhaps no area of angling is as dominated by fly tackle as trout fishing. That only stands to reason: trout can be finicky feeders, and the more realistic the presentation, the better your chances of attracting a strike. It’s understandable why expertly tied flies are so effective. Not only do they look like real insects, … Read moreSpinning Tackle Trout Lures 101: Best Trout Lures and Soft Baits Reviewed

Cooking Crappie Like a Pro: A Few of Our Favorite Recipes

Crappie isn’t just fun to catch, it’s one of the best tasting fish you’ll ever feel on a hook. Offering fine, almost crab-like flesh, it’s a fantastic addition of flavor to the table and a great source of protein and healthy fats. We love to cook crappie. From frying to roasting, grilling to smoking, We’ve … Read moreCooking Crappie Like a Pro: A Few of Our Favorite Recipes

What Do Crappie Eat? A Quick Guide

If you ask any crappie fanatic what these voracious fish eat, you’re likely to hear “Whatever I’m throwing!” There’s some truth to that, too, as crappie aren’t known to be particular about what they consume. But the more you know about their natural prey, the better you can choose lures and live bait to catch … Read moreWhat Do Crappie Eat? A Quick Guide