No Boat? No Worries! A Guide to Locating Nearby Fishing Spots

No Boat No Worries! A Guide to Locating Nearby Fishing Spots

Are you ready to experience a new kind of freedom? Going fishing without a boat is the perfect way to explore and relax. But where should you go? Well, you’re in luck! With a little planning and research, you can find the best places to fish without a boat. From state parks to local knowledge, […]

Our Spin On Spinnerbaits

  Fishing with spinnerbaits can be an entertaining pastime, but a lot of people have complained how hard it is to use them. Here are some things that will help make you more successful with spinners. First, simplify everything. You can use a 3/4-ounce spin bait with 17-pound test, and you can cast into thicker […]

Catching Your Summertime Walleye


During the month of June, two things are happening to the walleye in your favorite fishing hole. The first is that their metabolism is kicking into high gear as the spring eases into summer and the lakes warm up to their summer temps. The second is that these fish have just finished their spring spawn […]

How to Catch Spring Bass with Crank Baits

Guide to Buying Crankbaits

Crank baits have become some of the most lifelike lures available to bass fisherman, and their shape and color has turned them into a favorite meal for bass. Whether you choose a bluegill or a crawfish crank bait, bass will hunt crank baits for all of the four seasons. Early spring is one of the […]

Lure Tips: How to Reel in the Big One

After you have figured out how the fish respond to the lure retrievals, varying your lure retrieve should be your goal. Here are a few lure tips to consider. You have to understand how the fish respond on any day will differ from the next. In some cases, they will have a steady retrieve, but […]

Yellow Bird’s New Local Leadership Outstanding

By: Steve Sarley/Northwest Herald/Outdoors Columnist – July 2011 I’ve previously written that I try to buy products made in America if I can.  If the products are made in Illinois, then that is all the better.  The only thing better than that is when I actually can meet the manufacturer and find him to be a […]

Deadly Tips from the Pros

Dramatically increase your catches with small Kandlefish (K-Fish) in shallow water: The 1/6, 1/4 and 1/3-oz Kandlefish can produce exceptional worldwide catches when casting from shore or from a slow drifting boat. Think small for big catches! It is truly a most enjoyable, easy and productive way to fish for the entire family. No need […]