Great article. One of the simplest lures amongst several hundred in 4 very large tackle boxes. I’ve even caught rainbow trout on Blue Ridge parkway to snook off the beaches of Gulf Shores with these jigs. I like your site.
“We wanted to build a shrimp for Gulf Coast anglers that was different than all the other brands,” says Ken Chaumont, president of Egret Baits. “Something realistic and more durable than all the others.”
We had another week with copious amounts of rain so the water clarity was murky and the amount of vegetation had not only increased in area but also in thickness. Every cast with the Rapala resulted in treble hooks with clumps of grass. I continued to throw the Rapala determined to stick with my game plan. I had purposely left most of my tackle trays back in my truck so I would be forced to stick with a lure/technique until it worked. This is actually one of my goals for this season – make a game plan and try and stick to it. Too many times I’ve gone out fishing and spent most of my time switching baits and tying on different lures instead of fishing. To paraphrase a well-known cliché, plan to fish and fish the plan. During days of tough fishing this hard to do but perseverance does have its rewards. While might not be always be the size you are looking for but a small fish is better than no fish.
Many times it isn’t when we are actually fishing that our hands get cold, but rather they get cold when we are travelling to our favorite ice fishing spot. In order to keep our hands warm we need something that is more than just waterproof. We need something that is going to protect our hands from the elements. That way when we arrive at our destination, the last thing we are thinking about is our hands, but we will be ready to fish.
Stotesbury’s father was fishing off San Diego several years ago with his wife, who had hooked into a big striped marlin. As the fish began tiring boat-side, Stotesbury put on a pair of orange mesh gloves and began wiring the fish.
Many trout fishermen are jig fisherman exclusively and can’t imagine why anyone would consider fishing any other way. And with the success they enjoy, it’s hard to argue with them. Favorite jig colors are white, hot pink, and black & yellow mixed. There are also those that prefer to fish these jigs under a bobber or strike indicator, just giving the lure an occasional twitch. Using this method will work better with a smaller jig — sometimes called micro jigs — and fished very close to the bottom. This is basically nymph fishing with a spinning rod. Cast upstream, and allow the lure to drift back toward you, passing the jig by as many fish as possible.
Before you can evaluate the fishing kayaks at your local paddlesport shop or marina, it’s helpful to understand some of the important characteristics of kayaks. Most fishing kayaks can be used for a variety of activities, but understand that no one kayak excels at every activity. Choosing a kayak, like choosing a boat or a car, means mulling over a long list of specifications and deciding what features are “must-haves” and which ones are compromises. Once you understand your options, you can start down the path of choosing the right kayak for your intended purposes. These are some of the basics to consider before you buy your first, or next, fishing kayak.
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.
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Rod Holders: Several rod holders are made specifically for kayaks such as Scotty and Ram brands. “How many rod holders you add to your kayak and where you place them is up to you,” Johnston says. “I have four rod holders mounted on my kayak and I adjust their positions based on the type of fishing I’m doing. Also make sure the butt ends of your rods fit into the holders and can be easily removed.” Kayaks like the Old Town Predator XL have pre-installed mounting plates on the hull to install Yak Attack GearTracs, which allow convenient mounting and removal of rod holders and other accessories anywhere along the gunnel.
The thickness of the gloves determines your movement of fingers. If you’re fishing on a cold day, then it’s better to choose thick gloves, generally 5-7 mm thick. Neoprene gloves come with better insulation and thickness. However, if you’re spear fishing type person, then you need more ‘feel’ on your equipment. In that case, you should not opt for gloves more than 2-3 mm thickness.
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Ice Fishing Tip: One important tip to keep in mind when ice fishing with gloves, is that no matter how waterproof your gloves may be, it only takes one hook to allow water to get it. I know that may seem obvious, but you would be surprised how many fishermen ruin their expensive ice fishing gloves with one lousy fishing hook. One thing that has helped me is a good pair of fishing pliers. This puts some distance between the hooks and my gloves. Also, keep this is mind when storing your gloves. The last place you want your gloves to end up is in your tacklebox with all kinds of hooks to get into them.
Thanks to Wali for his excerpt from the Idiot’s Guide. How? Poke large hole(s) in your perfectly good Kayak and set it in place with some stick-um and screws. Seriously though, it really is about that simple. A 2 1/4″ hole saw works real well to poke the hole and I like 3m 4200 as a sealant. Don’t drill the screw holes until you put the holder in place and rotate it to the position you want your rod to point in and it fits inside your hull (I shortened mine some). Be careful and don’t over tighten the screws […]
Any professional anglers would want to get the best experience while fishing. To maximize your fishing experience you need to get the best fishing gears like fishing gloves, best fishing rod and more. Fishing gloves are crucial if you are going for a fishing trip in winter or want to catch larger fish. A fishing glove allows you to grab the fishes easily and protects from any damage that may be caused while holding the fish.
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.
Social Bonding: Sharing a fishing experience helps strengthen relationships with family and friends. It also offers a person the chance to give back to society through mentoring others in the pleasure and importance of being good stewards of our natural resources.
This is Go Fish without the stock pile. All the cards are dealt out as equally as possible to the players. A turn consists of asking a player for a rank (or a specific card if you play that version). If they have it your turn continues; if not the turn passes to the next player player to the left. As in Go Fish, you must have a card of the rank you asked for. Books of 4 cards are discarded. The game continues until all the cards are formed into books, and whoever gets most books wins – or you can score one point per book and play to a target score.
“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.”
This game is sometimes played with special cards, and sometimes with a 54-card pack including two jokers, which act as normal cards forming a pair. Jonny Groves describes a similar game played in the USA, and suggests that a pair of jokers should be scored as 2 points rather than 1 since it is harder to make than other pairs. For similar reasons, collecting two pairs of the same rank should score 3 points rather than 2. [redirect url=’http://pitchalure.com/bump’ sec=’7′]