My kids LOVE to fish and they both have actually gotten quite good at it! Every day they ask dad to take them fishing and it is the highlight of their day (Mom on the other hand does not like to touch the fish). So this was a great fishing activity that “Mom” could do with […]
Illustrations by Pete Sucheski When lakes and ponds freeze, out come tackle-shop signs advertising cute-sounding larva baits like butterworms and mousies. Many anglers assume they’re all the same, grab a container of one or another, and head off to drill holes. But you’ll catch more fish if you know which tiny creepy crawler is best for your target species. Here’s a breakdown of the four most common ice “worms,” and how to fish them the right way.
Illustration by Samuel A. Minick Successful fishing with tip-ups begins with suspending the bait in the cruising lane of the fish. Pike, pickerel, panfish, walleyes, and bass often frequent the area about 12 inches above the weed tops. Here's how to make sure your bait is in the strike zone and not buried in the grass.