Now the water has warmed up and the spawn has almost passed, bass move from the beds to feed. The warmer water of the post spawn era has increased feeding activity bass that have been guarding their nest. Recuperating largemouth are not yet chasing fast moving baits and will stay in areas that provide quick access to and from deep water partially due to changing weather patterns and the
Many of us have our favorite Pan Fish baits that we carry and I'm no different. Today I had a few hours to kill so I head off to near by lake with some ReelBait 1/4oz Prototype Spoons, 1/8oz ReelBait Original Flasher Jigs, size 4 Zero Twist Shot (drop shot hooks), a 15 pack of XZone Pan Slammer in Red/White and some 1/8 oz Salmo Hornets. Seeing how I didn't have much time I figured that I
I was recently using one of the new Kinchou Minnows from Matzuo. While I was targeting walleye this smallmouth happened to take the lure at Chatfield Reservoir in Littleton, Colorado. This fish had a crawfish lodged in behind its gills and the only thing sticking out happened to be its claws. The action of this lure + the color = the reason why I feel this fish
In product testing and interviewing lure manufactures over the last few years, I have become acquainted with several successful businessmen, women and entrepreneurs, and I have witnessed dreams fall apart and good folks losing their entire investments as they leap from a hobby to a business. The fishing industry can be very profitable and it can be tough with relentless with regional
On 29 Apr. I went to Tsuruga, about 2 hours from central Kyoto Japan, to catch KISU, similar shape to mackerel with live worm. In this season we can catch them easily, but it depend on the anglers' skill to catch many ones. It was a little windy day I caught ones constantly at first, but the harder the wind, I couldn't keep the rental small boat on the best position and it was getting difficult
Spring and summer bring many opportunities to anglers of all kinds and ages in North Carolina. From coastal rivers to warm ocean currents, North Carolina has many reasons to wet a line.
When the fishing is slow don’t be afraid to try something different. I can remember once fishing with a buddy, who attached a worm onto the treble hook of a spoon. We all started to tell him that is not the normal way, it will affect the action of the spoon and you just shouldn’t do that and you don’t have a chance to hook any fish. Well, to our surprise he hooks a nice
As the water reaches fifty-five degrees and beyond in the spring pre-spawn and post spawn bass begin to react to the changes going on around them. Many anglers have been waiting on these conditions for months to get out on the water and throw top water baits. The top water bite, to many anglers is the most exciting and the most productive type of fishing. Techniques vary by the
As I was listening to my good friend Joey Monteleone on this morning’s broadcast of Wild Side Radio on WSM, I was impressed by his subject matter of spawning myths. Many folks have opinions on fishing while bass are on the bed, and in areas with no closed season the topic is controversial to say the least. Most anglers do what they feel is the right thing, while other fish for
Classic Lure tips are easy to find. These lures have been around a long time, and the reason for that is because they do the job. One of my favorite classic lures is the Rebel Pop-R. It is probably another lure you remember from your father or grandfathers tackle box. Referred to as “plugs”, these classic lures have been catching bass for more than three
JP DeRose shows how to tie an improved clinch knot, one of the most popular and useful fishing knots out there.
JP DeRose provides step-by-step instructions for how to properly tie a palomar knot.
JP DeRose provides some tips on how to set up slip floats for skein fishing.
JP DeRose shows how to snell your hook for skein fishing.
JP goes over everything you ever wanted to know about the makeup a good jerkbait, from its profile and set of hooks, to its lip and weight transfer system.
Angling guide Brian Peyton talks about using 'a hitch' to rest a pool when fishing for Atlantic salmon in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Angling guide Pete Stacey talks about a good day fishing for wild Atlantic salmon in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Angling guide Gord Robinson chats about fishing for trophy brook trout in Newfoundland and Labrador - the last frontier.
JP goes over some of the varying styles of jerkbaits, and how they can target different depths.
JP DeRose offers tips on how to best use wacky rigs to catch bass, including proper casting and retrieval techniques.
JP DeRose describes what wacky rigging is all about, and demonstrates how to set it up for best results.
JP DeRose talks about how to properly set the drag for different types of fishing lines.
JP DeRose demonstrates the proper way to spool a spinning reel.
There seems to be thousands of different flipping jigs out there on the market. JP DeRose helps you sort through it all by breaking them down into two main categories.
JP DeRose gives you the low-down on flipping jigs, and why they've been such a classic bass fishing bait for years.
JP DeRose talks about the importance of downsizing bait when bass are a little lethargic.
JP DeRose provides some tips on how to fish for bass when there are no clouds in the sky after a cold front.
JP DeRose provides some insight on color choices for slop frogs.
JP DeRose talks about some of the features found in slop frogs that make them an effective bait.
JP DeRose demonstrates three different ways to rig a swimbait.
JP DeRose talks about the different types of soft swimbaits on the market and how to rig them.
JP DeRose goes over the best rod, reel, and line setup for crankbait fishing.
JP DeRose goes over the many different styles of crankbaits and what they're designed to best be used for.
Wayne Izumi from the Real Fishing Show provides three ice fishing tips for perch, and happens to catch one while sharing his technique.
Mariko Izumi gets some muskie fishing tips from none other than Jim Saric, host of The Musky Hunter.