News & Tips

News & Tips: Triggering Hardwater Crappie to Bite
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Triggering Hardwater Crappie to Bite

December 26, 2019
Crappie are a great species to fish through the ice. At times they can be challenging to find, but once you locate a school of slabs, it's worth the effort. Often eager to investigate lures, crappie…
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Heading South to Fish? Learn How to Battle Florida Cold Fronts

December 26, 2019
Are you thinking about heading south to fish this winter? Many of you do, and Florida is the destination for many snowbirds. The Sunshine State offers some of the best fishing in the world, and it’s…
Two ice anglers ice fishing on a frozen lake
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It's All About Ice Fishing on Bass Pro Shops Podcast

December 24, 2019
Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World Podcast host Rob Keck is talking about fishing in places where the thermometer isn’t getting above freezing. Captain Barb CareyGord PyzerGet ready to go fishing on the…
News & Tips: Tactics for Wintertime Largemouths
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Six Fishing Tactics for Wintertime Bass

December 23, 2019
A frigid wind swept across the gray waters of the large impoundment as a pair of anglers cast their lures towards a sunken island. It was the middle of winter. The weather was nasty, their fingers…
Hog photo by: RICK SLIVA
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Five Reasons to Start Hog Hunting

December 21, 2019
Hog hunting is one of the fastest growing segments of the hunting world. If you've been hearing about it and have been thinking about it, here's why you need to get out there and start doing it now…
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There’s More to Firearm Laser Sights Than Meets the Eye

December 19, 2019
More and more people are seeing the value of weapon lights like the Crimson Trace Rail Master Pro Universal Laser Sight with Tactical Light and laser sights for their firearms. Laser sight-equipped…
Angler holding a sheapshead fish with hook in its mouth
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Sheepshead: How to Nab Those Notorious Nibblers

December 10, 2019
If we base sport-fish popularity on abundance, aesthetics, and tasty table fare, the sheepshead checks off all the boxes. No doubt, this coastal/inshore favorite deserves its desirable status, but…
Ice angler on a frozen lake fishing crappie
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Best New and Noteworthy Ice Fishing Lures for 2020

November 27, 2019
Whether stocking up your ice fishing jig box or perhaps shopping for an ice angler on your list, there are a lot of great lures for catching fish through the ice. The following is a look at new and…
Mature buck standing alert on a hillside looking towards where he hears sound
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We're Back on the Hunt for a Hit List Buck (video)

November 20, 2019
Deer hunting! We're back on the hunt for the hit list buck we call Slingshot! Plus, watch to the end to see a strategy that worked for tagging a doe...and keeping the buck in the field after arrowing…
Easy, delicious beef & venison jerky recipes, plus tips on what makes the best jerky
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Tips and Recipes for Making the Best Beef and Venison Jerky Ever

November 20, 2019
Looking for Ways to Make Easy, Delicious Beef and Venison Jerky? The number of American camping trips fueled by venison or beef jerky is lost to history. Going all the way back to the earliest…
This Rifle Caliber Chart Can Hellp You Pick the Right Ammo for Hunting...
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Use This Rifle Caliber Chart to Pick the Right Ammo for Hunting

November 14, 2019
When I first started big game hunting, most serious hunters handloaded their own ammunition. This was because the quality of the factory-loaded ammunition that was available was not always of the…
Large bull elk standing in a field
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Hunter Conservation & Heritage Quiz: Can You Pass the Hunter Education Exam?

November 11, 2019
Bass Pro Shops Hunter Education Quiz – Conservation, Heritage, and Education All 50 states and 12 Canadian provinces/territories have some requirement for hunter education to get a hunting license…