Understanding the Walleye Spawn April 13, 2020
To many walleye anglers, the spawn is one of the most discussed, but often misunderstood topics there is in fishing. The walleye spawn can generate …
Opening Day April 7, 2020
Opening Day By: Cole Fails, FishUSA Marketing Intern I was 13 years old the first time my dad took me to Trout Camp. I had …
Smashing Spring Browns with Bay Rat April 1, 2020
Spring Brown Trout fishing provides Great Lakes trollers the early opportunity for fast action and lots of smiles. In the spring, Brown Trout congregate in …
Get Out There and Start Fishing! March 25, 2020
by: Cole Fails, FishUSA Marketing Intern These are very- for lack of a better word – strange times in the world. Businesses are temporarily closing, …
It’s All About the Water! February 24, 2020
FishUSA Pro Staffer Pete Alex of Vision Quest Sport Fishing is back to explain why it’s all about the water!
How Predator/Prey Relationships Impact Ice Fishing February 17, 2020
FishUSA Field Staffer, Nick Harrington, is back with some great information in regards to understanding Predator/Prey relationships and how they impact ice fishing.
Targeting Pre-Spawn Walleyes February 3, 2020
FishUSA Ambassador Jon Dietz is back with some great information on how to target some prespawn walleye.
Women in Fishing January 20, 2020
FishUSA Field Staffer, Sarah Kowalewski is here to talk about how woman can get more involved in the sport of fishing!
Basic Must Haves for Ice Fishing January 6, 2020
Jon Dietz is here to talk about the essentials of ice fishing!
Wisconsin Ice Fishing for Inland Brook Trout December 30, 2019
FishUSA Field Staffer Christine Kessler goes in depth on the different stocking programs for Brook Trout in Wisconsin.
Taking Advantage of Early Ice Using Electronics December 23, 2019
FishUSA Ambassador Jon Dietz shows how to take full advantage of your ice electronics.
Western New York’s Ice Fishing Gem – Chautauqua Lake December 16, 2019
Read John Scherrer’s tips on ice fishing Chautauqua Lake for the first time!
Understanding and Reading Current for Steelhead on Lake Erie Tributaries December 2, 2019
One of the hardest parts about catching Lake Erie steelhead, other than getting them to bite, is finding the fish.
StrikeMaster Surface Suit November 27, 2019
FishUSA Pro Staffer, Tony Roach, is here to talk about the StrikeMaster Surface Suit!
Fall Walleye Jigging the St. Clair and Detroit Rivers November 27, 2019
The deer aren’t the only species fired up this fall!
20 Gift Ideas for Under $50 November 25, 2019
Let FishUSA take the stress out of Christmas shopping with 20 gifts under $50 for the angler on your list.
Wader Insurance – Lessons Learned the Hard Way November 20, 2019
If you are a traveling fisherman and wading is integral to your fishing method, there are some precautions you should take to avoid a ruined fishing trip.
Some Kids Never Grow Up: Tony Roach in His Own Words November 18, 2019
Tony Roach sat down with Midwest Outdoors for an interview you don’t want to miss!
Icing Eyes with a 1, 2 Punch November 11, 2019
When it comes to ice fishing, the dynamic duo is an aggressive jigging lure that serves as the “attracter” followed up by a regular old jig that is the “closer.” Remove the attracter however, and the jig itself is typically useless.
How To Become A Better Spinner Fisherman November 4, 2019
How to become a better spinner fisherman overnight
Shallow Autumn Night Bite October 28, 2019
While most outdoorsman have ducks and deer on their minds during the fall, a growing group of Great Lakes anglers look to grab a boxful …
Dipsy Diver October 7, 2019
Definition of dipsy diver A planing trolling weight attached to a fishing line used to achieve specific depths at standard trolling speed. The angles these …
Setting the hook October 7, 2019
Definition of setting the hook The act of pulling or “jerking” a fishing rod when a fish bites the lure or bait at the end …
Angling Motivations October 2, 2019
What motivates you to continue participating in our amazing sport?
Winter Tips to Improve Spring Fishing October 2, 2019
Properly maintaining your gear through the winter off-season can lead to more success on the water this spring
ANGLR Bullseye Fishing Tracker Review October 2, 2019
Take an in-depth look at the ANGLR Bullseye with FishUSA Field Staffer Sarah Kowalewski
Chasing Rainbows in the Dark October 2, 2019
Take your trout fishing below the ice with FishUSA Ambassador Mark Maule
Catch More Springtime Crappies October 2, 2019
Catch more crappies this spring by following this guide
The Best Trout Lures of All Time: Hard Baits October 2, 2019
The selection of hard baits can be overwhelming, which ones should you be leaning towards for trout?
The Evolution and Science of UV October 2, 2019
Do UV lures attract fish better than non-UV? How does UV work?
Running the Double Diver Set October 2, 2019
Breaking down how to run a double diver set while trolling…
Hitting the Bullseye to Land More Fish This Ice Season October 2, 2019
Are you ready to hit the “bullseye”?
Walleye Speed Control October 2, 2019
Finding the perfect walleye trolling speed…
Navigating Icy Boat Ramps October 2, 2019
Captain Ross Robertson has some tips to safely navigating icy boat ramps in early and late season fishing…
Understanding and Using Muddy Water to your Advantage October 2, 2019
How can you be using muddy water to your advantage? Captain Ross Robertson explains!
Kickin’ Bass: One-Two Bass Lure Punch October 2, 2019
This simple trick could greatly increase your success while bass fishing….
Kickin’ Bass: Leave it to Beavers October 2, 2019
What’s the secret to catching bass in deep vegetation?
Kickin’ Bass: Getting Wacky with Bass Fishing October 2, 2019
Look no further than this rigging system when it comes to catching more bass…
Kickin’ Bass: Boat Tips to Get Into Skinny Water October 2, 2019
These tips could help you catch more fish in those tricky shallower waters….
The Best Trout Lures of All Time: Introduction October 2, 2019
If you see certain lures that keep popping up, there might be a reason…
The Best Trout Lures of All Time: Spinners October 2, 2019
These elegant lures have been catching trout for decades…how could you benefit by putting one on the end of your line?
The Best Trout Lures of All Time: Spoons October 2, 2019
While spoons have altered designs for different purposes, these all have one thing in common: they catch tons of trout…
Swimmer Jigs: A Must for Ice Fishermen October 2, 2019
Ditch the live bait and stock up on these in your tackle box…
Foil Wrapped Walleye Recipe October 2, 2019
On the grill or over a fire, this quick recipe works for your favorite catch!
Brined Smoked Salmon and Steelhead Recipe October 2, 2019
This recipe is sure to add some more flavor to your usual salmon or steelhead!
Tactical River Catfish October 2, 2019
Here are some tips to increase your catches this summer…
Popular Bass Rigs Explained October 2, 2019
The rigging techniques every bass angler needs to know!
Revealing Underwater Mysteries: The Case For Underwater Cameras October 2, 2019
These electronics take the guesswork out of ice fishing…
Sending Good Vibes to Lure in Winter Pike and Walleye October 2, 2019
Mark Maule explains how to entice those lethargic fish in mid-winter…
Fishing Kayak vs. Fishing Boat October 2, 2019
Kayak or Boat? Which one is better for you?
Kickin’ Bass: Tactics for Post Spawn Smallmouth October 2, 2019
Take advantage of the post-spawn smallmouth opportunities with these tips!
The 13 Fishing Radioactive Pickle October 2, 2019
There is so much more to this rod than just the color…
Beer Battered Fish and Dip October 2, 2019
Check out this quick and easy recipe for light, fluffy and crisp battered fish!
Pan Seared Walleye October 2, 2019
Most people prefer walleye fried in hot oil, but there are many other ways to prepare these tasty fish…
Gary Yamamoto Senko Review October 2, 2019
Do these baits live up to the hype?
A 3-Tier Popper Attack October 2, 2019
FishUSA Ambassador, Mark Maule utilizes a 3-tier approach to popper fishing for multiple gamefish species…
Streamers Are For Steelhead October 2, 2019
Live baits and eggs aren’t the only baits that can get those steelhead biting…
Choosing a Noodle Rod October 2, 2019
Fishing steelhead or salmon? Find out why noodle rods have become an essential tool…
Ice Fishing Pre-Season Checklist October 2, 2019
Are you fully prepared for ice fishing season? Double check this list to make sure…
Brush Fishing for Steelhead October 2, 2019
Taking this approach to steelhead fishing can provide you with more hookups for a day on the water…
The Importance of Water Temperature Gradients October 2, 2019
Water temperature differences can mean the difference between landing a limit of fish and taking photos of the sunset…
A Beginner’s Guide to Fly Tying October 2, 2019
Though fly tying can seem very overwhelming at first, it can be made easier by following these tips…
Kayak Preseason Checklist October 2, 2019
With the coming of Spring each year, kayak anglers need to prepare themselves for the upcoming open water season…
Does Kayak Color Matter? October 2, 2019
One of the most frequently asked questions that I get from anglers who are considering kayak fishing is…
Fishing’s Best Kept Secret: The Float Tube October 2, 2019
For those without space for a canoe, kayak, or boat, this is the perfect solution to create more…
4 Can’t Miss Kayak Fishing Accessories October 2, 2019
Every year, more and more accessories are being brought to market to make our kayak fishing experiences more effective and enjoyable…
Fishing with Beads for Trout, Steelhead and Salmon October 2, 2019
One of my early mentors in the wide world of fishing once told me…
Choosing an Ice Shelter October 2, 2019
More often than not, ice fishing is a sport of endurance. Extreme cold or wind can drive the most dedicated ice fisherman to the coffee shop…
Safety Essentials for Ice Fishermen October 2, 2019
Most ice fishing accidents can be prevented with a little common sense and some basic safety equipment.
10 Tips for Beginner Ice Anglers October 2, 2019
Try these ideas and your learning curve will be shorter. Who knows – soon you might be coaching others in the great winter sport of ice fishing.
Teaching Your Kids to Fly Fish: Sharing Smiles and Casting Flies October 2, 2019
Fly fishing is a fun, educational and exciting activity that gives you a chance to bond with your kids and get them outside for a little fresh air and sunshine.
Shark Downrigger Weights: Myth or Legend? October 2, 2019
Those that think outside the box are often the anglers that have more fish “inside the box.”,Shark-Downrigger-Weights-Myth-or-Legend,”Trolling (Inland)
10 Tips for Better Fish Pictures October 2, 2019
You can brag more when your pictures are great. Here are 10 tips from FishUSA Ambassador Roger Hinchcliff for taking better catch photos.
Using Hot Back Spoons in Your Program October 2, 2019
A Hot Back spoon is a spoon which has a brightly colored backside – typically bright pink, orange or chartreuse…
Fall Fishing: Lake Michigan Tributaries October 2, 2019
Every fall, I have conversations with anglers who think chinook and coho salmon “don’t bite” once they enter the river…
Choosing a Fly Rod for Trout October 2, 2019
Rod actions are characterized by the amount and location of flex in the blank…
Float Fishing Gear and Accessories: Rods October 2, 2019
Many anglers are learning that this technique is the most effective way to produce salmonids in large streams, rivers or virtually anywhere there is current…
Forces of the Industry: Luther Cifers, YakAttack October 2, 2019
As Founder and President of YakAttack, Luther Cifers has seen, firsthand, kayak fishing rise in popularity
The Frabill Pro-Thermal Tip-Up… a Better Mousetrap! October 2, 2019
One of the aggravations of ice fishing, whether jigging or with tip-ups, is keeping your hole free of ice and slush. This problem is eliminated with…
Gift Like a Pro: Tony Roach’s Holiday Gift Guide October 2, 2019
After years on open water and ice, FishUSA Pro Staff member Tony Roach has great recommendations for anglers of all techniques.
Five Essential Ice Fishing Baits October 2, 2019
Whether you are a novice ice fisherman or have decades of experience, my recommendations for essential ice fishing lures and baits may help you catch more fish this winter.
An Affordable Fish Finder October 2, 2019
The last thing anybody wants is a fish finder with a complicated interface and a steep learning curve…
The Explosive Time Bomb October 2, 2019
While visiting the FishUSA Pro Shop, a Product Specialist strongly suggested giving the Clam Time Bomb Spoon a try…
Angling Motivations October 2, 2019
What motivates you to continue participating in our amazing sport?
Thoughts on Great Lakes Offshore Trolling October 2, 2019
Since man began tying pebbles to his fishing line, there has been a quest to get lures and baits deeper and deeper.
Take a Kid Fishing October 2, 2019
To keep the angling tradition alive, we must pass the torch to younger anglers…
Peak Erie Steelhead Run is Right Around the Corner October 2, 2019
The cool air and precipitation spell trouble for some, but the start of something great for others…
Redington Vice Fly Rod Review October 2, 2019
As I inventoried my fly rod battery, I decided it was time to invest in a fly rod for a singular purpose – Great Lakes steelhead fly fishing…
Lake Erie Fishing Report: July 2017 October 2, 2019
Find out from a Lake Erie Charter Captain which lures and colors were hot last month and what might work in August!
A Fishing Kit for all Seasons October 2, 2019
Every once in awhile, you swerve into something while fishing that is just too good not to share with fellow anglers…
Kayak Accessories for Beginners October 2, 2019
From life vests to safety whistles, get more information about the essential accessories to have before your first kayaking adventure.
The Amazing Yo-Zuri Pin’s Minnow October 2, 2019
When you’ve been fishing for decades, you tend to think you’ve seen it all… Then someone designs a bait that fish will regret you discovered.
Boat Safety Gear You Should Have October 2, 2019
Being a United States Coast Guard Veteran and an avid Lake Michigan tournament fisherman and charter captain, safety is the number one goal on every trip.
Summer Fly Fishing Opportunities Abound October 2, 2019
There is more to fly fishing than spring trout season – much more!
Fishy Reasons to Buy a Kayak October 2, 2019
Kayak fishing is a growing method of angling. Find out why!
Downrigger Buying Guide October 2, 2019
Looking for a new downrigger? Consider these points before making a purchase!
The Fiberglass Fly Rod Revival October 2, 2019
Fiberglass rods are making a resurgence and Fenwick brought back an old favorite!
Lake Michigan Perch: Water Temperature October 2, 2019
One of the most important factors to consider when fishing for Lake Michigan perch is water temperature.
Kayak Buying Guide October 2, 2019
New to kayak fishing or looking to upgrade your gear? Here are some things to consider before you purchase your next kayak.
Fly Fishing: Things to Know for Beginners October 2, 2019
These tips on gear and tackle will help entry-level fly anglers get started.