Stay Atop Your Perch!

Last fall, I was fishing for smallmouth bass on the Snake River. It was late in the season, and the action was starting to slow down. My partner and I boated a handful, but it…

Persistence Pays Off

I have a long-running joke with my fishing buddies, and it usually comes out when the action is less than stellar. I tell them I’ll never get skunked—not because I’m some great fisherman, but because…

Getting Froggy for Summer Largemouth

Late summer months can be magical for largemouth bass fishing. With the spawn long over and cooler temperatures looming in the not-so-distant future, fish turn their attention to piling on as many calories as they…

Selective Harvest is a Win-Win

One thing I never want this column to be is a soap box. I’m here to give you some fun fishing insight, not to preach against the immoralities of killing fish. So, I’ll start by…

Swing for the Fences with a Fishing Grand Slam!

We all fish for different reasons. Some anglers are in it for a delicious meal, while others enjoy the thrill of catch-and-release. Some prefer competitive tournaments, while others are looking for a relaxing way to…

Seeing Red for Fall Kokanee

In terms of leaves on the trees, it’s a little early to be talking about fall colors. But for fishermen, the transformation already is well under way. And we Idahoans are fortunate to have a…