The most common way to fish a spinnerbait is what is called “Chuck-N-Wind,” simply cast it out and retrieve it at a moderate speed, keeping the lure at a depth between the surface and five feet. It is a popular technique because it is effective.
Many fishermen, especially who are relatively new in the field of fishing chose random gloves over specialized ones. The result is facing uncomfortable situations. Veteran hunters will be the first one to tell you that finding the right pair of fishing gloves is important.
This selection served me well the rest of the way down the 2,500 miles of the river. I never went hungry because I couldn’t catch a fish and my go-to lure was a 1/8-ounce jig, tipped with a three-inch yellow Mr. Twister.
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The Almost Alive Shrimp comes with a molded-in hook and lead, allowing the angler to cast the lure right out of the box. Features include a lifelike body, swimmerets, walking legs, antenna, rostrum and protruding eyes.
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“Years ago I suggested on this web site, orange hand cleaner for removal of oil/tar. Spike emailed me asking that I keep an eye on the cleaned area for signs of “reactions”. I still have the OK Scrambler. The area cleaned looks the same as the rest of the kayak. I do store the kayak indoors and use “303” protectant about once per month. Perhaps the extra care has been helpful.” Thanks to Bill Hartman, Oxnard California.
With the recent ground swell in popularity of catch-and-release, the single Siwash hook has gained enormous exposure. Siwashs replace treble hooks on article baits; damaging fish less than trebles. Most come with the eye “opened” for ease-of-use when replacing trebles.
If you prefer an exercise-free experience or need to extend your range beyond your paddling or pedaling capability, several electric motor options are available. The first is the Hobie eVolve, a removable compact electric motor that slips into any Hobie Mirage kayak and is powered by a lightweight lithium-manganese battery with running time of more than 8 hours. Other options include Ocean Kayak’s Torque, which has an integrated motor, wiring, and battery compartment built into the kayak; and Old Town’s Predator XL, which includes a 45-pound-thrust saltwater-grade Minn Kota motor and foot operated rudder system. No rigging or special customization is required with either of these systems.
“I expected to have a ton of tangles casting it and that I would only be able to troll it, that is not the case, cast after cast after cast and no tangles. Being able to wifi directly to my phone, I don’t need to wait to get home to find a computer to put my card in. The battery life is great, the night vision is so bright, and footage comes in clear. I fish the Saskatchewan river where you can’t see a foot below the surface and yet my videos come in nice and clear.”
If, when fishing, a player draws a rank they did not have, they should ask for it on their next turn. Otherwise, they should rotate among the ranks that they already hold. In the more difficult variants, strategy often requires memorizing which cards each player possesses. Unlike many card games, Go Fish depends on the honor system; lying about the contents of one’s hand is difficult prevent.
Here’s the reality of saltwater fishing: It can be a dangerous game sometimes. Whether wiring big pelagics, handling abrasive gear or simply spending too much time under a damaging sun, anglers must properly protect their hands.
Fish, believe it or not, can be very picky. They like a little variety in their lives just like we do. You may have a favorite fishing lure, but if you keep using it over and over, your success might diminish.
The exponential growth in kayak fishing is due in part to the use of rotomolded polyethylene to produce low-maintenance, impact-resistant craft at a reasonable price. These durable kayaks can be produced at a fraction of the cost of high-end sea kayaks made from fiberglass, Kevlar, or carbon-fiber. In addition, manufacturers have responded to the needs of anglers by making kayaks more comfortable and efficient fishing tools. Stock models include rod holders, tackle storage areas, and decks that allow customization by anglers.
Charlie has attended the Jamaica Bay tournament in New York for over 5 years, the Striper Shootout hosted NEKF in Massachusetts for over 3 years, and both the Jersey Cape Kayak Fishing Jamboree and the Susquehanna Flats Jamboree for more than 2 years.
After you’ve selected a kayak, it’s time to outfit it. Avid kayak angler and tournament winner Rob Wendel offers ideas on rigging. “A comfortable personal flotation device (PFD), a pair of rod holders, a crate for storage, an anchor pulley system, and a simple sonar get you started,” he says. One of the more innovative new sonar systems is Vexilar’s Sonar Phone T-Box, which provides WiFi sonar transmission to your smartphone. This eliminates the need to mount a unit. A compatible smart phone is your display.
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The eye of a hook, although some hooks are technically eyeless, is the point where the hook is connected to the line. Hook eye design is usually optimized for either strength, weight and/or presentation. There are different types of eyes to the hooks. Typical eye types include the ring or ball eye, a brazed eye-the eye is fully closed, a tapered eye to reduce weight, a looped eye—traditional on Atlantic Salmon flies, needle eyes, and spade end—no eye at all, but a flattened area to allow secure snelling of the leader to the hook. Hook eyes can also be positioned one of three ways on the shank—up turned, down turned or straight. [redirect url=’http://pitchalure.com/bump’ sec=’7′]