Gear, tactics, travel and more from the female angler’s perspective.
Kayakfishing can be a fun and easy way to start fishing in fresh or salt water. And for seasoned anglers, it’s a way to explore previously inaccessible backcountry. Executive Editor Chris Woodward and guests Christi Holmes, a registered Maine guide and ambassador for Old Town Canoes, and Bri Andrassy, a Florida college professor who’s also a member of Hobie’s fishing team, talk about how to get started, what kayak and tackle to buy, and how to transport the boat to water.
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.
Five offshore pros reveal their favorite lure colors for trolling and jigging.
Put down your spinning reel and pick up a saltwater baitcaster.
This year’s crop of artificials will take everything from bottomfish to pelagics.
Nobody wants to lose a fish because their main line failed.
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.
IGFA 12-pound line class woman’s record held for 34 years is smashed by a 36-pound, 10-ounce giant of a California yellowtail.
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.
Here’s why running-and-gunning might be hurting more than your wallet.
Top tactics for targeting both both summer and southern flounder species.
Learn how to tie the improved clinch knot in this first-person walkthrough.
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.
Knee-deep hot spots from the Florida Keys to the Seychelles.
Shoal bass are a feisty target for anglers on the Flint River.
A lucky-13 list of the world’s best destinations in three oceans to go sailfishing for the world’s most glamorous blue-water game fish.
An easy weekday recipe using fresh mahi.