Fishing

A northern pike rests in an angler's hands in a lake. A lure is in its mouth.
The Problem with Pike

In the upper Midwest, large pike are on the decline Any angler who has fished…

The author ice fishing for pike with his son on a frozen lake
How To Go Ice Fishing: Gear, Essentials, and More

Needless to say, ice fishing is dumb, but I’m hooked. Visualize grossly overdressed anglers toting…

Gary Maerz' daughter holds a fish she caught.
Take Us Fishing, Daddy!

It was March 2016 and we were sitting in the living room when my daughter…

A plate of fried fish with sauces.
Social Distancing and Urban Kids Fishing

It seems like everything coming across our screens today is a grim reminder of our…

A Pacific salmon swims in the ocean.
Silver Torpedoes: North American Pacific Salmon

With interesting life cycles, anglers that catch these fish at the right time will have…

A raft sits on a gravel bar.
Fly Fishing Texas’ Guadalupe River

The Guadalupe River is one of 15 major rivers across the state of Texas and…