Catch and Release


5 Important Catch and Release Tips for Trout Survival

May 8, 2014
Trout fishing at one of Missouri's four trout parks is a great way to spend a hot summer day. The cool waters of the spring branches will keep even the most heat weary trout angler plenty cool. All…

4 Key Tools for Catch and Release Fishing (video)

March 27, 2014
With catch and release fishing, both time and careful skill are key to keeping your catch alive. Proper fishing tools and a quick and gentle release is required to get your catches back into the…

Tools You Need to Properly Catch & Release Fish

March 5, 2014
Any job needs right tools to get done properly. For anglers, having the right lure can be critical to catching fish; however, it is just as important to carry the tools and gear needed to properly…

Spring Shad Run a Palmetto Ritual

February 15, 2014
Springtime shad fishing in South Carolina is already well underway by late February, and anglers love to get on the water and chase these fish. The shad migrate up rivers driven by the urge to spawn…

Catch & Release Issues for Ice Fishing

January 23, 2014
Anyone who knows me understands that one of my true passions when it comes to the sport of muskie fishing is teaching the virtues of catch and release. While I have covered this topic up one side and…

Beach Shark Fishing

December 23, 2013
When I began my customary pre-article research, I'd thought my sharking knowledge was pretty thorough from years of fishing them on the flats. But my ensuing investigative work of beach shark fishing…

The Catch and Release Debate

August 1, 2013
If the catch and release ethic has any roots, it lies in fly fishing. Somewhere along the way, forward thinking anglers such as Lee Wulff put forth the idea that a fish is too precious to catch just…

Narrowing Down Nets

July 19, 2013
Landing nets can mean the difference between a grip-and-grin photo and that heart wrenching feeling of lost opportunity. More so when a trophy fish is within hands reach. Pick up the right net for…

Basics of the Quick Strike Rig

July 11, 2013
Fishing with live bait presentations has always been a proven method for catching just about anything that swims, especially walleye, pike and muskie. Unfortunately, with these methods the majority…

Do’s and Don’ts of Catch and Release

June 12, 2013
If you enjoy fishing, you should practice catch and release.  While it may seem counterintuitive, releasing your catch back into the wild increases the odds you’ll be able to fish again a year from…

Fishing Net Buyer's Guide

May 8, 2013
Nets are a fishing necessity. Whether you're using one to land a trophy or working a seine to corral bait, nets are important fishing tools. This buyer's guide will overview the "ins and outs" of…

A Simple Guide to the Most Popular Fish Hook Styles

May 4, 2013
While there are lots of specialty fishing hooks available, a handful of select hook styles do the brunt of the work for most fishing presentations. Bait, circle, treble, and worms hooks are a few…