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Go for Crawfish Flies for Bass and Trout

August 30, 2014
Minnows may be the staple food for bass, and insects are clearly the bread and butter diet for trout. But if you show either of these popular gamefish a crayfish, they'll gobble it up in a flash.…
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How to Fish the "Deep" Flats of Lake Superior

August 20, 2014
I know when you hear the words "fishing the flats" you are thinking somewhere tropical, but Lake Superior has its own version. The flats on Superior are opposite of what you would think of fishing in…
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Fly Fishing for Brown Trout This Summer? Go With the Hopper

August 6, 2014
For fly anglers, as we enter the long dry conditions of late July and early August, fishing your favorite streams and rivers can become exceedingly difficult. This difficulty is due to the low water…
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How to Fish the Damsel Dry Fly During Summer Months

July 30, 2014
Damsel flies, for those of us that are not super knowledgeable about terrestrial insects, are smaller delicate versions of the dragon flies we see around lakes and rivers. Damsels hatch during the…
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Tips for Fly Fishing Pond Trout During Summer Months

July 20, 2014
If you're wanting to include fly fishing for farm pond trout in your summer plans, there are a few things you'll need to know. Rainbow trout are raised in hatcheries and fish runs for the stocking of…
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Learn the Dap Cast for Hard-to-Reach Trout

July 19, 2014
Novice fly fishermen often think the farther they cast, the more trout they'll catch. Actually, more often than not, carefully stalking and wading and then a short, accurate cast is a better approach…
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5 Simple Steps to Fillet Salmon, Trout, Walleye, Striped Bass (infographic)

June 20, 2014
Smoked salmon or trout … fried walleye … grilled or baked striper … Mmmmm! Does eating fish get any better?  Here's a super-fast filleting method for all of these species that gets the job done…
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How and When to Cast Elk Hair Caddis Flies for Trout

June 11, 2014
The Elk Hair Caddis pattern has to be one of the most well known dry flies in the world. Fly anglers have successfully used this pattern to catch multiple species of fish, but trout have to be top on…
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Ice Fishing for Lake Trout

February 7, 2014
If you live in the northern Midwest, then the opportunities for ice fishing on Lake Superior and the surrounding inland lakes are endless. Walleye, salmon, bass and northern pike can all easily be…
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Recipe: Trout

October 31, 2013
Check out Bass Pro Shops customer trout recipes here and, if you have a favorite trout recipe you'd like to share on Bass Pro 1Source, email it to Photos are also welcome!…
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Travel Blog: Pitt River Lodge Fishing Adventures

August 27, 2013
For the past 10 years, my increasing angling focus on Alaska and Canada was fueled by the quest to fish for salmon. Whether by river, stream, or open ocean, I was happy to pursue pink, coho, and the…
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Trout: Hot Summer Fly Fishing Tips

August 21, 2013
Successful late summer fly fishing patterns should not be centered on the same methodology that you use for spring trout fly fishing. The best fly patterns for late summer have to be the terrestrial…