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Kayaker Encounters Gigantic Snapping Turtle

On Thursday, May 26, kayaker and nature enthusiast Matthew Sutton took to the water at East Creek Pond in New Jersey’s Cape May. His goal for the day was simple: “to immerse myself in nature,” he told Premier Angler. Sutton’s excursions on East Creek have allowed him to observe osprey, bald eagles, and “tons of …

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Angler Shatters West Virginia Blue Catfish State Record

“For once, I just want to go out by myself and relax” When Steven Price hit the waters of the Kanawha River early on the morning of Wednesday, May 25, he knew that the rising river was potentially a good omen. According to Price, the river was projected to rise about two feet, meaning his …

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Nebraska Anglers Cited With 100+ Crappie Above Legal Limit

On Thursday, May 19, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission shared a story on social media noting that Officers Brian Arp, Heath Packett, and Rich Berggren had cited anglers who were over their legal limit of crappie at Standing Bear Lake, a 135-acre fishery northwest of Omaha. The post on Facebook also notes that there …

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Ohio Muskie Guide Service: A First-Hand Review

Ohio Muskie Guide Service: A First-Hand Review When it comes to freshwater fishing, muskie is the absolute king. The ultimate predator. The water’s top prize. I love fishing, but no other species quite compares to “the fish of ten thousand casts.” In Ohio, where I spend much of my time, you won’t find the biggest …

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Idaho Smallmouth is New State Record

Dworshak Reservoir, a popular fishery in northwest Idaho, is no stranger to smallmouth bass. Several brown backs over seven pounds – including two caught by angler Dan Steigers, one of which is the current certified weight state record – have been pulled from these waters. On May 10, fishing guide Travis Wendt added to that …

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California Kayak Angler Lands Giant Bass

In early 2022, Georgia and Texas have seen their fair share of massive lunkers. Now, thanks to Scott Flitcraft, Southern California is getting a little love this year as well! Sometimes It Pays to Switch Species On Monday, April 25, Flitcraft headed to Lake Isabella, which is situated northeast of Bakersfield, around 5:00 a.m. What …

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