Most anglers know it takes more than a lucky lure to land a trophy catch. Terminal tackle ,including single hooks, sinkers, snaps and swivel as well as floats are all an important part of your gear. And it's not uncommon for anglers to specialize their fishing gear to catch more fish. Replacing lighter hooks with heavier ones, for example, can be the difference between tackling a stronger fish or letting it swim away.Continue reading
The fishing swivel is perhaps one of the most misunderstood saltwater fishing tactics. Designed to prevent your line from twisting in the water, the swivel is a must for many styles of fishing. As an example, catfish are notorious for twisting, which makes fishing swivels on trotlines a smart choice to allow the line to turn freely. Since line twists can weaken the line and can cause knots during casting, a swivel can allow the line to untwist during retrieval and prevent undesirable tangling. Continue reading
Wintertime is here. Some regions throughout the US have warm weather for fishing all year, but most anglers know what winter fishing brings: a fight against the snow, wind and freezing rain. The water is cold and fish are lethargic making them tough to catch. But just because the weather is cold, that doesn't mean your fishing season is over, it just means it's time to slow down and prepare.
Here are six winter fishing tips to help you score big no matter how cold it gets. Continue reading
When determining which bass lures are going to work best, it's important to look at a waterway in three different depths. Whether you're fishing a lake, pond or river, the lure you use will differ based on how deep you're fishing.
Surface: When you're fishing three feet deep or less, use topwater lures or floating divers rated for 3' to surface. During the warmer months and lower light conditions (early and late in the day or cloudy days), most bass will spend their time near the surface. During these conditions, anglers should select surface baits to attract bass that are actively feeding. Continue reading
Fish the Winners: 5 Saltwater Lures That Will Fool Just About Any Fish (Even in Fresh Water)
We know you have your favorite lures, but some saltwater lures have been known to catch fish pretty much anywhere in the world, including in fresh water. Who knows, you probably have some of these in your tackle box already. If not, swap out the old and add these five super baits to the mix and you're guaranteed to fool fish in any water. Continue reading
Traveling with Fishing Gear? Important Reminders for Traveling Fishermen
Traveling with Fishing Gear
When planning a fishing trip, you really only have two options. Either book a fishing charter that provides used equipment for you or bring your own trusted gear that you can rely on. If this is your first time traveling with fishing gear, packing can be a bit tricky. If you're already a seasoned traveling angler, you never know, you could always learn a new trick to make things easier on your next vacation. Continue reading