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Watch Larry Ladowski and friends catch monster smallmouths on Lake Michigan

Video of the Week: Monster Smallies!

This will get you wishin’ for some summertime fishin’ for sure… Larry Ladowski heads onto Sturgeon Bay with Bret Alexander and Mike Welsh. Drop-shotting with Gulp! and it’s yours for just one click!

Andrew Ragas with big summer smallmouth bass

Scoring Summer Smallmouths

by Andrew Ragas Editor’s note: we asked Andrew Ragas to offer up some great places to fish smallmouth bass in his northern Wisconsin stomping grounds, which he is doing in a two-part series in MidWest Outdoors magazine. The where-to tips …

Vast scene of Missouri Ozarks

Learn ‘Power Scouting’ for Turkeys

In April, Ray Eye, MidWest Outdoors hunting instructor, and brother Marty had just a few days to nail down the locations of roosted turkeys for 16 members of the outdoor media. If you’ve ever been to the southern Ozark mountains …

Listen to Joe Bucher In his own Words on MidWest Outdoors Podcast

MWO Podcast #5: Joe Bucher In his own Words

He’s a legend in the fishing world, but Joe Bucher is a great hunter and professional musician as well. He long ago cemented his place in the outdoor industry, through his many writings and by hosting the long-running TV show, …

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Joe Bucher’s Fishing Facts Debut

As promised in the May, 2015 issue of MidWest Outdoors magazine, we dug up the first article Joe Bucher ever wrote for Fishing Facts, back in May, 1976. Here it is, scanned so you can see it exactly as it …

Ray Eye calling to Missouri Ozarks turkeys on a scouting trip.

Scouting Turkeys by Calling to Them

You hear a lot about scouting, but rarely get a clear explanation of how to scout. Nobody nails down the specifics of turkey numbers and movements like Ray Eye. He has hunted turkeys in more states and countries than anyone …

Mike Iaconelli appears on the MidWest Outdoors podcast.

MWO Podcast #4: Mike Iaconelli

There’s no hiding from Mike Iaconelli. Outwardly hyper, inwardly methodical. Smart. Brash. Hip. Urban. Emotional. Intensely competitive. In love with fish and fishing. Aware that he is a role model. Successful at the highest levels of bass fishing competition. As …

Bass fishing legend David Fritts appears on the MidWest Outdoors podcast. He goes into detail on his crankbait fishing secrets.

MWO Podcast #3: Crankbait King David Fritts

This interview started in the March, 2015 issue of MidWest Outdoors magazine, and we pick up with David Fritts… in his own words… right here. Listen as Fritts, a legend in tournament bass circles, goes into detail on his crankbait fishing …

Ray Eye films a turkey hunt from a special place we feature in the March, 2015 issue of MidWest Outdoors

Treasures Nobody Else Wants

In this day of lush food plots and valuable hunting land that’s hard to get access to, average hunters can feel left out. Finding a good place to hunt wild turkeys is a challenge no matter where you live, but …

Hall of Fame guide Tom Neustrom is the guest on MidWest Outdoors Podcast

MWO Podcast #2: Tom Neustrom in his own words

Welcome back, to our second episode of the MidWest Outdoors Podcast… On today’s show, we sit down with police officer, tournament angler, and hall of fame guide Tom Neustrom. One of the greatest jig fishermen in history, one of only …