Health Benefits: More than fifty percent of Americans are overweight. Being outside and being active helps to make you feel better and encourages a healthier way of life. Driving to your local grocery store and fast food restaurant might be convenient, but fishing can also help you burn those unwanted calories, increase the quality of your lifestyle, and add years to your life.
Steve ‘Starlo’ is Australia’s most well-known fishing writer. His enthusiasm for the sport extends from tackle design to travelling the world to fish new waters. His philosophy for fishing is all about finesse!
Ricky is a Philadelphia native, with saltwater in his veins. As a ACA Level 1 kayak instructor, fishing guide and tournament angler, he specializes in striped bass, bluefish, weakfish (grey trout), and fluke (flounder) with both fly and conventional light tackle, along the New Jersey shore’s beaches, back bays, and rivers, not to mention he likes to chase smallmouth bass and trout in the Delaware River as well.
Weather – Each type of fishing glove is best suited for a particular type of weather environment. If you purchase a fishing glove that is double layered to help keep your hands warm, you should not wear that kind of glove out in the Florida Keys in the month of July. In contrast, if you have a glove which is thin and breathable, to allow your hands to stay cooler, then you should not wear that glove to go ice fishing up in Michigan in the month of January.
Ice fishing is a recreational activity the whole family can enjoy. This introductory course will cover tip ups and other ice fishing equipment, ice safety, knot tying, fish identification, ethics, rules and regulations, and basic winter ecology. After completing a classroom session you’ll head out on the ice put your newly learned skills to the test.
Feelfree has re-launched the Lure 11.5 kayak with the new removable Feelfree Sonar and Electronic Pod, designed to offer anglers the option to install fishfinders without having to drill holes. The entire pod can be removed as an all-in-one unit for convenient portability and security. All Lure models come standard with Feelfree’s Uni-Track system, which allows for quick, easy mounting and adjustments of accessories, Wheel in the Keel for easy transport, and an adjustable Gravity Seat.
Our launch party will be in Dallas, Texas, but in future years, we might have our annual celebration in different cities! Our goal is to always have our party in March. For our first party this year, we are going to have it on March 19th. The party will start at 7:30 and go until midnight.
These super heavy-duty hooks are thick-bodied to absorb jarring, short distance hook sets. The gap width determines which baits they’re best suited to. Narrow gaps excel on thinly bodied baits. Wide gaps excel on thickly bodied baits.
One of the best features on this glove is that it is made out of a very durable 660- denier nylon shell. This shell is tough enough to face even the coldest days. It is also durable to last many ice fishing years to come.
Kyle has fished in various tournaments including Jamaica Bay, the Cape May Kayak Fishing Jamboree, the Susquehanna Flats Jamboree, and Kayak Wars, and also helps with different Heroes on the Water events.
You will want some gloves that can handle the elements and the fish. You don’t want gloves that will tear or not keep your hands warm. They need to have protection and be able to withstand a lot of different factors.
SIK or SOK: Most fishermen prefer self-bailing sit-on-top kayaks (SOK), especially for saltwater fishing. They are inherently safer, since they can roll over without filling with water, and they give the angler more room to move around or even throw a leg over the side for stability when dealing with a fish. Sit-inside kayaks (SIK) are preferable for moving waters and in situations where a lighter-weight craft is desirable. They also provide a drier ride than a sit-on-top kayak.
Presentation for soft plastic baits depends on the type of bait. For the classic worm, the most popular technique is the Texas Rig. To rig your worm this way, you use a bullet weight (read the section on sinkers in the terminal tackle post if you don’t know what a bullet weight is). Thread the bullet weight on the the line above your hook, and then insert the hook through the top of the worm’s head, then bury the barb into the body of the worm to make it “weedless” (meaning it will not get hung up on underwater foliage.) Now cast it into a likely fish holding area and let it fall to the bottom. Twitch your rod tip a few times. If you still don’t have a bite, hop it back to you in short twitchy hops.
Plugs are constructed from hollow plastic or wood to resemble baitfish, frogs or other prey. They usually sport two or three treble hooks. These hard bodied lures can be fished at almost any depth, as some are made to float or dive or both. Depending on the design, a plug will wobble, rattle or gurgle. They come in all sizes, and most of them have some sort of plastic lip that allows them to dive when you pull them through the water. Different kind of plugs include: crankbaits, jerkbaits, surface plugs, floating/diving plugs, and poppers,
These fishing gloves from Rapala are great for when you fish in either saltwater or fresh water settings. These gloves have an extra layer of grip, to allow you to catch any fish at any time, to where they won’t slip between your fingers.
“We were one of the original makers of the first shrimp imitators on the market,” says Pender. “Top target species for most North Carolina anglers are trout, redfish and flounder, but snook, tarpon and even bonefish will bite them.” Lure configurations, both rigged and unrigged, are available, along with different weight options from 1/4 to 1 ounce. [redirect url=’http://pitchalure.com/bump’ sec=’7′]