Just because the lake is iced over doesn't mean that the fishing is done. While this might not be anything a Southern or even certain Midwestern anglers will ever experience if you head far enough north, you'll eventually hit the realm of the ice fisherman. Just because it's 20 below zero doesn't mean you can't hit the water for some quality fishing! At least not if you're of a … [Read more...] about Best Ice Fishing Gloves for Winter Fishing
Fishing might not be on the top of everyone's mind around Christmas time, especially when it comes to getting gifts, but maybe it should be. Walleye fishermen know any time of the year can be a great one for walleye fishing, and if you want to to get a gift from the heart then appealing to the angler side of them will never fail! If you're a passionate walleye fisherman … [Read more...] about Top 5 Christmas Gifts for the Walleye Fisherman in the Family
Catfish Fishing was a very popular pastime where I grew up in Iowa. Living in a town that was a mile away from a nice sized river made catfish fishing the popular choice for many of my angler buddies. Especially during those all-night river camping trips. The beauty of catfish fishing was that you never knew what sized fish you were going to catch. It wasn’t uncommon to hook … [Read more...] about The Best Fishing Nets for Catfish Fishing
If you have been a long-time reader of amazingoutdooradventures.com; you will know just how much we love fishing for trophy fish like northern pike, muskie, and even walleye (have you checked out our guide to northern pike fishing or our Lake Erie Walleye Fishing Trip review yet?). Muskie fishing - more than most other types of freshwater fishing - really requires having the … [Read more...] about Quick Hitter: Musky Cradle Net Information
For many anglers, muskie fishing is like chasing that white whale that Herman Melville was talking about in Moby Dick. You can drive yourself crazy and take fishing trips all over North America in search of that giant catch. When I was younger, my dad and his angler buddies were always talking about muskie fishing – and the “fish of 10,000” casts that they were determined to … [Read more...] about The Best Fishing Nets for Muskie Fishing
Growing up in Iowa, there is actually some surprisingly good trout fishing streams in Northeast Iowa. Luckily for me, my grandparents lived in that area – and one of my grandpa’s favorite things to do was take us kids trout fishing. This is where I learned the nuances of trout fishing – which wasn’t even close to the same fishing techniques I was learning from my dad when we … [Read more...] about The Best Fishing Nets for Trout Fishing
There are many different types of hiking poles out there, and you would be amazed by just how many different opinions are out there on which brand or type are best. We've gone over this topic a few times, and while our best tri-fold trekking poles article was extremely popular, there was a high demand for more content in this area. You never have to ask me to try out more … [Read more...] about Best Carbon Fiber Hiking Poles Reviewed
I’m going to be completely honest with you, most of the time I’m bass fishing I’m not going to use a fishing net to get the bass into the boat. I’m the type of angler that is normally crankbait fishing or spinner fishing for largemouth – I’m also big into catch and release – so when I’m pulling the bass out of the water I normally don’t mind if they fall off my lure and land … [Read more...] about The Best Bass Fishing Nets
Don't end up the victim in a horror movie. Okay, so maybe that's over the top, but how many horror movie victims could have been saved with a cell phone and a few bars? More than just a handful. Maybe we'll get a 10 minute short horror movie where it ends with a cell phone booster getting that 9-1-1 call out? Not going to hold our breath on that one. But hopefully our little … [Read more...] about Best Cell Phone Boosters Reviewed
There really is just something amazing about chasing those hard-hitting freshwater fish - and bass can fit that criteria. While I appreciate the patience of trout anglers, the precision of fly fishing, or the insane obsession of muskie anglers, the feeling of a big largemouth bass slamming into a crankbait, for me, is hard to top. Our father was not a patient angler - we … [Read more...] about Best Bass Fishing Rods
For many of my fellow outdoor adventurers, the leaves changing color going into autumn can only mean one thing: it's time to start getting ready for the local bow hunting season. For other people the beauty of archery is its own reward and every day you can make it outside is a great day to polish off the bow and get some target shooting again. I mean let's face it - the two … [Read more...] about Best Compound Bow Sights Reviewed: Getting Ready for Bow Hunting Season!
There's no question that comfort is a pretty big factor for many people when it comes to how much they enjoy the great outdoors. Whether you're looking at a camping chair to give the legs a rest after a day of hiking, some extra seating for the tailgating before a college football game, or as a natural piece of gear for a weekend family camping trip to the lake, there are … [Read more...] about Looking For The Best Camping Chairs Reviewed?