Category: News

  • Hypothermia vs Hyperthermia

    Hypothermia and hyperthermia are both very real risks when spending time outdoors. Both have to do with the body being unable to regulate itself at a normal core temperature due to extreme circumstances, and both can be fatal if not correctly treated. Taking a first-aid class will reduce the risk of getting sick from extreme…

  • Streamer Madness: Catching Monster Trout on Meaty Flies

    THE HOPPER-DROPPER wasn’t working. Not like it should have been. We picked up a few trout—most on small sparkly nymphs suspended under finger-thick foam grasshopper flies—but the water should have been frothing with hungry browns and rainbows. There should have been smashing surface strikes. Like the bite had been for two weeks, or so we’d…

  • Spotted Bass vs Largemouth Bass

    Spotted bass and largemouth bass have a lot in common. They look quite a lot alike; they can inhabit the same places in the same lakes; they eat the same forage; and they’ll fall for many of the same baits. But when it comes to spotted bass vs largemouth bass, there are several key differences…

  • Spearfishermen Smash Tournament Record, Remove Over 600 Lionfish in 2 Days

    Four spearfishermen have outdone themselves at a recent lionfish removal derby in the waters off of Islamorada, Florida. The team, known as “Forever Young,” removed a whopping 648 lionfish in just two days.  Team Forever Young is led by Captain Tony Young, who runs Forever Young Spearfishing, a charter company in the Florida Keys. At…

  • Angler Catches Potential World-Record Gar on Six Pound Test Line

    A Kentucky angler and a Texas fishing guide have teamed up to catch a 283-pound alligator gar at Sam Rayburn Lake that could break an International Game Fish Association (IGFA) world record for the species that has stood for 72 years. Remarkably, they did it on six-pound line.  Angler Art Weston is a record-chaser with…

  • Thirteen-Year-Old Angler’s Massive Striped Bass is a New ‘Junior World Record’

    Striper guide Kenny Short and his daughter Laci were on a quest to catch her first 60-pound striped bass when the 13-year-old reeled in a big one while trolling the Chesapeake Bay last December. The fish just missed the 60-pound mark, but it did win a nice consolation prize, officially announced last month: A new…

  • Angler Catches Record-Breaking Mahi Mahi…in Washington State

    There’s a new state record for mahi mahi in Washington State—and it’s a whopper. Wade La Fontaine boated the 21-pound fish on an offshore trip off of Washington. It’s one of the biggest mahi mahi ever caught off the coast of the Pacific Northwest, a region not typically known for the warmwater species.  La Fontaine…

  • Angler Catches and Releases Northern Pike with Hideously Deformed Jaw

    There’s ugly and then there’s UGLY. And this fish is UGLY. Earlier this month, angler Daniel Stormly caught a northern pike with a massive jaw deformation.  “What the **** happened here!?” wrote Stormly in the caption of an Instagram video showing the strange catch. The video shows Stormly holding the body of a decent sized…

  • How Big Are Tuna?

    How big are tuna? That all depends on the species. But no matter what kind you have on the end of your line, your shoulders and arms are going to get a workout reeling it in. If you happen to be battling blackfin tuna in the South, which average between 8 and 15 pounds, you…

  • Feds Look to Add Rare Salamander Mussel to Endangered Species List

    On Monday, August 21, the United States Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced a proposal to lend federal protections to a small freshwater bivalve known as the salamander mussel. According to the USFWS, the thin-shelled mollusk is severely threatened across its 14-state habitat range, which encompasses some 2,000 miles of creeks and rivers from New…