Bryan Brasher is Executive Editor of B.A.S.S. Publications and Editor of B.A.S.S. Times Magazine. He grew up fishing in Central Alabama with his grandfather, father and uncle, mostly for panfish, but he has now caught more than 150 species of fish from freshwater and saltwater. If he could only target one species the rest of his life, he says it would be the black crappie. But since no such rule exists, he hopes to pass the 200 species mark sometime during the next year.
Ever find yourself asking, “What did I just reel in?” These 18 illustrations will help you identify the different fish that can end up on your line.
Cast nets are a great way to catch bait fish to use on the water. It’s also a fun way for kids to see a lot of fish. Learn how to use a cast net with Brian Brasher.
Bryan Brasher explains a technique to use catfish jugs for an easy way to catch catfish. It’s a great project for kids off the water to prep for fun on the water.
One of the easiest ways to get children interested in fishing is to give them a set of supplies that is 100% theirs — a growing collection of items they can use, show off and take pride in. Just being able to say the words “my tacklebox” keeps children thinking about fishing while they’re carrying […]
Cleaning a fish is much easier than a lot of people think. Bryan Brasher shows a quick way to fillet crappie.
This one is a home run for beginners because it starts as an arts and crafts project and ends with a fish in the boat — maybe even in the skillet. Simply paint a recycled plastic bottle then fit it with braided fishing line, a split-shot and a hook. At that point, they’re ready to […]
One of the best species to chase when you’re just starting out as an angler is the crappie.
All the gear you’ll need to catch crappie.
Calico Custom Lures is a veteran-owned company based in the river valley in Arkansas. They offer a wide variety of baits for everything from panfish to largemouth and smallmouth bass. What sets it apart? Made of supersoft plastic, the Calico Crappie Stinger has excellent action in the water. Just a little twitch of your rod […]