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South Florida Peacock Bass

How To Catch Peacock Bass In Florida

Check out some of the giant peacock bass caught in South Florida by the father and son team of Jake and Ron Lewis.

They share tips and tactics, complete with baits, tackle, best time to fish and more, so that you can get in on this incredible South Florida fishery.

Angler with a nice walleye

How To Fish For Walleye - Ultimate Guide On How To Catch Walleye

Jimmy Martin shares his years of knowledge from walleye fishing. He shares when to fish, how to catch them on artificial and live bait.

He also shares some expert tips and trick that you won't find anywhere else.

Learn how to catch more walleye today!

Big Blackfin Tuna Islamorada Florida

Great Day Fishing Offshore In Islamorada

Our Lead Editor, John VanDerLaan shares a Florida Keys fishing report as he makes his way from Naples, Florida to Islamorada to fish offshore with Captain Jim Hendrix on the Dauntless. They catch many different species of fish, including blackfin tuna, dolphin, yellowtail, giant bonito and more!

Florida keys bonefish on the flats

Great Day On The Flats

Our Lead Editor, John VanDerLaan shares a Florida Keys fishing report as he spends the day wading the flats around the middle keys. This is a DIY wading trip, done with a little bit of research and knowledge from his previous trips.

Crappie Fishing Success

Crappie Fishing Tips 101: How To Catch More Fish

Our staff crappie expert, Jimmy Martin shares his tips and tricks for catching more of these delicious panfish. Jimmy covers gear, baits and methods for bank and shore fishing, as well as fishing from a boat. Do you want to catch more crappie? Check out Jimmy's article today and you will be well on your way to becoming an expert yourself!

Jack Parker Trophy Largenouth Bass

Summer Bass Fishing Tips From The Experts At Fisherman’s Authority

Our Associate editor, Jack Parker shares his tips and tricks for catching summertime bass in all types of conditions. Jack goes in-depth into gear, baits and methods for catching largemouth and smallmouth when the weather heats up. 

Best Rod For Shimano SLX DC

Best Rod for Shimano SLX DC

Our team of expert fisherman weigh in with their top picks for the best rod for Shimano SLX DC Baitcasting reels. They will tell you why they like each of these rods and the pros and cons, so that you can decide which rod is right for you.

Are Ugly Stik Rods Good

Are Ugly Stik Rods Good?

Our team of expert fisherman weigh in with their opinions of this iconic brand from Shakespeare. They will share their thoughts, as well as the pros and cons of these "unbreakable" fishing rods.

Fisherman using a baitcaster

Can You Use A Baitcaster On A Spinning Rod?

So, you have a baitcasting reel laying around and you have a spinning rod, and you are wondering, can you use a baitcaster on a spinning rod? We answer this question and explain why we arrived at our answer.

Fishing Rod Evolved

How The Medieval Fishing Rod Evolved

In this history of the fishing rod, we take an in-depth look at How The Medieval Fishing Rod Evolved into the high tech ones we use today.

Bowfishing Snakehead

A Beginner's Guide To Bowfishing Snakehead

If you live in a snakehead-infested area like Florida, Delaware, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Arkansas, you may be used to catching these invasive fish on snakehead lures, but another method that is becoming increasing popular is bowfishing snakehead.

Snakehead with a frog lure in its mouth

Best Snakehead Lures And Baits

Snakeheads are an invasive fish species that predominantly inhabits freshwater lakes, ponds and rivers. There are two species of snakehead in the United States, the Northern Snakehead and the Bullseye Snakehead. We will take an in-depth look at the best snakehead lures and baits for both species.

Fried Snakehead

Snakehead Fry Recipe

If you've ever eaten fried snakehead fish, you'll agree it's delicious. The firm, white, flaky meat is perfect to enjoy for a fish fry. We love to catch them and we love to eat them, so today we are going to share our favorite snakehead fry recipe.

Can You Eat Snakehead Fish

Can You Eat Snakehead Fish?

Snakeheads have gained popularity as a gamefish in the fresh and brackish waters on the eastern seaboard and Florida, and catching one for a tasty meal doesn't sound like a bad idea.  Snakehead fish is good to eat and it's a valuable source of protein. 

Best Bass Fishing Rod

Best Bass Fishing Rods

Our staff of experts share their top pick for Best Bass Fishing Rod complete with a buying guide and REAL REVIEWS by REAL FISHERMAN!