Gear, tactics, travel and more from the female angler’s perspective.
What kind of technical clothing do pro women anglers wear? What are the latest fabrics designed to keep you comfortable aboard the boat on a hot summer day? Executive Editor Chris Woodward talks with Columbia PFG ambassador and tournament angler Wesley Locke and design director Jillian Hidalgo from AFTCO and Marsh Wear. From their different sides of the apparel business, they tell us what they like and how we can choose the best clothing for our fishing adventures.
Welcome to a page dedicated to women anglers, curated by our female executive editor, Chris Woodward. Chris grew up fishing in Florida, and has spent the last 30 years as an outdoors editor. In her experience, fishing offers more than just a tale and some bragging rights. It brings with it — particularly for women — feelings of appreciation and a deeper connection to others and to the natural world.
Modern spinning reels pack space-age tech into a basic design pioneered in the early 1900s.
Deck yourself out for the season or put these items on your Mother’s Day wish list.
Choosing the best hooks designed to keep you fishing soft baits in the weeds.
Five offshore pros reveal their favorite lure colors for trolling and jigging.
Put down your spinning reel and pick up a saltwater baitcaster.
The 12-pounder caught by Lea Anne Powell would break IGFA's 12-pound line-class record.
Fishing skills and friendships forged in an incredible experience.
The giant tautog will likely enter the IGFA books as one of only four over 20 pounds.
Women now account for 37 percent of anglers in the U.S.—the highest level on record.
Capt. Kelly J. Gordon shares how she plans and prepares for weather at sea.
Pilings, rocks and current add up to great fishing. Just don’t get caught in the structure.
Even while targeting other species, it's not hard to add a few tuna to the fishbox.
With current regulations, deep-water anglers release about as many snapper, grouper, and other species as they keep. Here’s how to do it right.
Soft plastic lures catch saltwater fish inshore and offshore.
The 281 Coastal Explorer provides all the range most anglers will need.
Designed to replace the 425 in the Yamaha lineup, the 450 offers a host of upgrades.
Our judges chose seven stand-out category leaders in the world of marine electronics and technology.
HDS Pro, ActiveTarget 2 and Active Imaging HD deliver crisp underwater views.
Silver salmon flourish in late summer in the rich waters of Southeast Alaska.
Oklahoma’s hidden gem provides exciting action for kayak and canoe anglers.
Annual mullet migration kicks action into high gear.
Knee-deep hot spots from the Florida Keys to the Seychelles.
Shoal bass are a feisty target for anglers on the Flint River.
An easy weekday recipe using fresh mahi.