Jim Sammons gives us some tips on how to make sure kids have a great time when fishing for the first time from a kayak.
The Jerkbait bite is on! The important thing to remember about fishing this time of year is that the colder it is the longer the pause between jerks should be. It is also important to remember, no matter how much they joke about it, to dress properly.
Turtles are nest raiders and natural enemies of bass so this soft plastic bait has been catching tons of fish. Use these rigging and technique tips to make the bait look as natural as possible and almost any bass in the area to strike.
While visiting Wollaston lake in Northern Canada, Jim Sammons, Jeff Goudreau and Ken Whiting paddle, drag and slog their way up the Umpherville River to discover untouched pike, grayling and walleye fishing.
Chad Hoover connects with Steve Alexander of Private Water Fishing, and finds some amazing bass action in one of Private Water Fishing's top spots.
Chris Coufal embeds a treble hook deep in his hand, which provided Chad Hoover with a great opportunity to demonstrate a fantastic and reliable hook removal technique.
One of the few downsides of kayak fishing, is that you're fishing from a small platform that's very close to the water. This means that it's easy to lose gear overboard, and you have to expect that you're gear is going to get wet. This episode provides some tips on how to keep your gear protected.
Marty Mood of Hobie Kayaks explains how to use salamanders to catch big bass.
Jim Sammons visits Jeff Goudreau at Minor Bay Lodge on Wollaston Lake, where he discovers some of the most incredible pike fishing in the world.
Chad Hoover and Marty Mood look at the pros and cons of choosing a paddle kayak or pedal kayak.
Chad Hoover explains how to use fishing journals to dramatically improve your fishing success.
Kayak fishing can and should be an incredibly safe activity, whether you're fishing inshore, offshore, for small game or big game. You just need to understand some fundamental safety principles.
Jim Becher from Grumpy's Marine takes us through the steps to bring the shine back to your boat if the sun has bleached the color from the paint, and make it look like new.
Although most kayak anglers worry more about launching in surf, landing in surf is actually more difficult. This week's Kayak Fishing Tales episode looks at how to make a smooth landing in a surf zone.
Using crankbaits from a kayak has its challenges, and Chad Hoover shows you two pieces of gear that will make the job easier in this episode of Kayak Bassin.
Dave Mercer stops by the WFN booth at ICAST 2010 for a snack - I mean to talk about the winner of the Best Soft Plastic Lure, the Live Target Frog (Hollow-body). Mercer offers tips on how to rig up this frog and when to fish it.
When the weather starts to cool down bass move into deeper water. JP shares some tips that will help you land more fish on these cooler days.
Chad Hoover shows a cool and simple way to turn a flappin shad into an alluring buzz bait.
In this episode of Kayak Fishing Tales, Kayak Fishing Show host Jim Sammons explains how to land marlin from a kayak, and release it healthy!
A spinnerbait is a great multi-species lure. In this video JP offers some great tips for fishing drop offs for small and largemouth bass with this reaction lure.
JP answers a new anglers questions about swivels. The main purpose for swivels is to prevent line twists and JP offers tips on picking the best type for your style of fishing.
With the limited amount of deck space, you need to wisely choose what fishing rods to bring on your fishing kayak in order to be able to make all the presentations that you need to.
JP talks about the best ways to fish shallow water in heavy cover where the bass are hiding to keep cool on those hot summer days.
Big bass do one of two things when the summer heat hits: hide in shallow water under heavy cover or chill in the deep weed lines or cover. JP offers tips on fishing two different jigs and the best technique for each bass hideaway
Jerkbaits are great for getting a reaction out of big fish, but bass have a bad habit of jumping and spitting out hardbaits. JP gives you the tips you need to land some nice fish
In the spring crappie will begin the migration to shallow areas once the water temperatures have warmed up to forty-five to fifty degrees, schooling near the mouths of creeks until the water temperature rises to fifty-five degrees. This migration process is already under way in much of North America, and this is the time that anglers can find them migrating to the shallower
Every year I buy the latest soft plastic baits only to use them once or twice if they don't produce fish right away. My go to baits for quite a few years have been Berkley Gulp 3" Shrimp, Berkley Gulp 4" Swimming mullet, D.O.A. C.A.L. 3" Shad Tail & C.A.L. 4" Jerk Bait. I use these baits 75 % of the time on a leadhead, bucktail jig, swimbait hook or a unweighted hook. Most of the
On my first trip to SW Florida in early January I was in Fishin' Franks in Port Charlotte checking out the soft plastic baits. Frank came over to me and asked if I tried the MirrOlure Lil John Soft Plastic Twitch Baits yet. He claimed that they were the hottest baits around so I bought two packs, Golden Bream and New Penny. When I got back to my condo I checked them out and I wasn't impressed,
For the past five or six years I have been using an EconoLipper(now sold as the EconoScale) fish grip on my kayak. Like my reels the EconoLipper required constant TLC because I fish saltwater on my kayak. The EconoLipper is a quality tool but I may have forgot to rinse it in fresh water and spray the innards with WD40 last November. When I went to use it in January
I recently acquired a Piranha Kayak Fishing Hand Paddle by the Backwater Paddle Company. I have found this paddle to be a valuable tool that could be useful to all kayak fisherman. I have a Hobie peddle kayak and when I would try to sneak up to the mangroves to sight fish most of the time the water is to shallow to use the peddles. I
I have recently been presented with the oppritunity to be a pro staff member for Power Team Lures. For all those who know about the lures you can agree that they are quite unique and something different to the market and they catch fish! For those who don't know much about them, they are soft plastic baits that are infused with a scent called hog tonic ( which is also sold seperatly) and have
Southeast Florida Fishing Report – Week 1– October 2012 Offshore on the troll, Dorado, Kingfish and scattered BFT were in 180-450 feet. fishing around flotsam, weeds and birds with. Skirted Ballyhoo, strip baits, and Lures produced well. The swordfish remains consistent at night. On the reefs and wrecks, Mutton Snapper, Kingfish, Grouper, were in 90-200 feet Sardines, mullet,
Long before the Alabama Rig anglers have experimented with many techniques for rigging to entice fish to bite. The umbrella rig (Alabama Rig) had been around for years, and has been restricted for many applications in several states due to the mortality rate of fish from injuries from the multiple hooks. The rigs were also commonly used by poachers harvesting striped bass and other
If you read last months issue of Anglers Access Magazine I shared this information in that publication and now I am doing a rewrite for my readers on WFN and Facebook. This new trend (or an old secret) that anglers are setting with their fishing gear is the modification tuning and customizing of their reels to high performance fishing machines caught my attention
Donna and I were honored with a visit from Chad Hoover of WFN’s Kayak Bassin’ the last few days, unfortunately I was not able to fish with him due to my day job keeping me restrained from fishing. However Donna and I were able to get to meet Chad and talk with him before and after he did some filming for next seasons show. Changing weather conditions made the