Freshwater

Stories, news, tips, videos and more from the wide world of freshwater fishing, fly fishing, bass fishing, trophy fishing, sport fishing and more!

“Anglers are great conservationists.” Join Dr. Lesley de Souza and the locals of Rewa Village as they study the massive Arapaima, one of the largest freshwater fish in the world. If their studies show that these threatened giants of the river migrate into the flooded forests during the rainy season, they might just mak…

Imagine a largemouth, only twice the size and three-times as mean. That’s what it’s like to stick a peacock bass with a fly rod.

Now that the robins are back and the dogwood trees are in the bloom, it’s time to shake off the winter rust and plunge headlong into the outdoors. Seriously, it’s gorgeous outside; go for it! SPRING SAND BASS FISHING Hang around the marina for any length of time and you’re bound to hear it said, “when the redbuds are b…

Checkout this crazy mixtape from the nomads at Fly Fishing Nation. The jungles of Costa Rica may very well be the most unique and challenging tarpon fishery on the planet.

The super Chinook winds of last weekend blew winter right out of here and brought in a beautiful breath of spring. We jumped on it, and did the first float trip of 2016 on the Madison. Varney to 8 Mile did not dissapoint. Plenty of fat Bows and Browns in addition to a multitude of Eagles and Meese! Here’s a quick 2 min…

Welcome to the Aniak River in Alaska, where big, carnivorous rainbows patrol the currents below your mouse fly. Mousing really offers the best in trout fishing: you have amazing topwater takes that vary from dry fly “sips” to voracious aerial explosions. For instance, check out the insane grayling take at the 2:30 mark…

Eric Jackson (of Jackson Kayak) takes his ‘frooooooogs’ and a GoPro out in search of big bass.

I spent most of my first year with a fly rod untangling wind (crap casting) knots and losing hundreds of flies to the thick underbrush that litters Texas river banks. The few fish I did manage to hook were more than enough to stoke the fires of my new obsession with fly fishing. I made a resolution at the beginning of…

Winter fishing is some of the best you’ll get all year, and here’s why: Cold temperatures keep fair-weather anglers home and hunting seasons keeps the rest in the woods. The result: more fish for cold-weather anglers. During the coolest months of the year, preparation, research, and the proper tackle can make for memor…

Check out this awesome slow motion footage from The New Fly Fisher that shows savage strikes from pike chasing topwater flies. That’s right, pike + fly fishing + topwater = [connect lost, Internet broken].