How to find big crappie seems to be a well kept secret. In reality it is imperative to know their preferred habitat for the season. It’s worth saying a hundred times: ninety percent of the fish are going to be found in ten percent of the water.
On popular lakes the best crappie hotspots get pounded by anglers. It doesn’t take long before the big “slab” crappie are bite shy and little “dink” crappie are the only fish that hit. Every angler wants their own secret honey hole but few really know what is involved in making your own crappie hotspot.
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 that mild weather isn’t going to send buckets of meltwater into Midwestern waterways.
Some, like my friend Jim Carpenter, would rather put on a pair of waders and jump right on into the streams to fish for winter smallmouth bass than any other way. For Carpenter, wade fishing a cold stream for bronzebacks is a surefire way to melt away the winter doldrums.
iSportsman has been helping veterans, service members and their families get outdoors since 2009. Now iSportsman aims to bring that same great service to those enjoying all the outdoors has to offer, both on and off base. iSportsman wants to be the go-to outdoor recreational service platform for veterans, service members and their families no matter where they are. iSportsmanX, an upcoming release from iSportsman, was heavily inspired by the nomadic lifestyle and situation of service members.
While you can catch crappie any time of the year, for many anglers fall and winter are their favorite.
When you think of kids casting from the shore with their mom or dad, you imagine in their hand one of those dinky Snoopy rods that are cheap and break after one outing. The Ugly Stik Ugly Tuff Youth Combo is made for those junior anglers in our lives who need more than cartoon character to get the most out of their fishing experience.
When paired with high-quality graphite rods, the all-new Spheros SW Combo delivers remarkable balance and durability to a broad range of anglers and fishing styles.
Whether your ideal autumn day is spent on a mountainside or in a forest with bow or gun in hand or you’d rather kick back on the water with a rod and reel working the depths, the best news for any man or woman tired of the summer heat is cooler days are coming. And with it so is the urge for many to get back outside and begin pursuing their favorite adventures. With every season comes great new gear to help you find better comfort and success each time you venture out. Here are three for hunters and three for anglers you’ll want to check out.
The clothes anglers wear are important as they dictate comfort - warm in cool weather, cool in hot weather.
Proper boots keep your toes warm and dry. Proper underwear...well, let’s not go there. But of all the proper things to wear, from inner to outer, none is as important as the proper hat.
Z-Man’s new Kicker CrabZ is the first-ever true-to-life imitation of a crab’s active, side-swimming profile.