Feathered trebles add flash to any bait that uses treble hooks, here's how to make your own at home.
Deep weeds a structure are fishing hot spots jigging in these areas is sure to trigger a lot of bits all year round. Here are some jigging tips for both the open water and hardwater seasons.
If you plan on releasing the fish you catch it is important to handle the fish as little as possible and release them as quick as you can so as to cause as little damage to the fish as possible. Use these netting tips to release the fish as quickly and safely as possible.
John Crews sings the praises of this new fluorocarbon line at ICAST 2010. Crews says the line is so clear that after he spooled his spinning reel he could still see the base of the spool! And at $20 for 200 yards it is a great price.
Michael Murphy talks about the new Reins Bubbling Shaker at ICAST 2010 and his favorite way to fish these soft plastics.
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.
Kelly Jordon talks about the Duckett Fishing Micro Magic Cranking Rod featuring Micro Guides that allows you to cast further and with more accuracy
Mercer talks about the new Shimano Caenan, an amazing baitcasting reel for under $100
Conway Bowman talks about the most important piece of gear every angler needs when sightfishing and the new technology that puts Kaenon Sunglasses at the top.
Mike McClelland talks about the new members of the McStick Lure club revealed at ICAST 2010
JP talks about the benefits of downsizing your bait and the best setup for fishing on slow days.
Stop the fish from pulling your pants down! The barb on the hook will save those finesse worms from being stolen by hungry bass.
Shaw Grigsby is at the WFN booth at iCAST talking about the new TroKar Tube TK190 hook and the benefits of its great hook set
Brent Ehler is at the WFN both during iCAST 2010 talking about the Twistlock Light hook from Owner and the benefits of the centering pin spring.
JP talks about the best way to fish Owner's Wounded Minnow and land more fish with its unique action.
Dave Mercer talks about the new features of the Shimano Stradic Ci4 that were revealed at iCAST 2010.
Brent Ehrler takes a look at the light version of the Owner Twistlock and how it can be the perfect set-up with a Senko.
Pro angler Brent Ehrler goes over why the new Owner Twistlock is the best flipping hook on the market.
Introduced at the 2010 ICAST show, Owner has designed a Wacky Jig Head to use with their new soft bait - the wounded minnow.
KVD talks about some new soft plastic jerkbaits making their debut at ICAST 2010. The Strike King Rodent and Caffeine Shad are sure to give the big bass a jolt
The gear Mike Iaconelli has been using in tournaments has been as hot a topic as his facial hair. At ICAST 2010 Mike finally gave fishing fans the breakdown and explained where the white rod came from and the great reel by Abu Garcia.
JP talks about the best technique and gear for sight fishing smallmouth bass.`
Fishing Funny Guy, Dave Mercer, explains why we as anglers need to find ways to fish with more stealth. One of the things that will help is this new line from Power Pro.
Byron Velvick drops some great tournament fishing tips. Velvick suggests using these shakey heads when the bite slows down around mid-day and the best rig to use for the most success.
Robby Gant of Shimano America talks about the great features of the Stella FE that won Shimano the top prize in freshwater reels at ICAST 2010.
Crappies are separated into two major subspecies: white and black crappie. This section will look at both.
The black crappie is easily confused with the white crappie. The black crappie, however, is deeper bodied and silver-green in color, as opposed to the white of its counterpart. White crappies have vertical dark bars going down the sides, while black crappie have irregular black blotches. White crappie males may develop dark coloration in the throat region during spawning, while black crappie undergo no color transformation. The dorsal fin has seven or eight spines and the gill covers also have spines.
Up to 5 pounds (2.26 kg).
Crappie can be found in all of the 48 lower States. Black crappie can be found in parts of southern Canada, while white crappie is predominantly only found in southern Ontario.
Crappie are usually associated with standing timber and brushy cover in lakes. In the spring they inhabit the shallow ends of coves, later moving to water 15 feet (4.5 m) or more deep.
Insects, crustaceans, zooplankton, and small minnows and fish.
Spawning habits of white crappie are similar to other sunfishes except they usually nest in deeper water. Black crappie construct their nests and deposit their eggs at even greater depths than white crappie. Females of both species deposit from 3,000 to 15,000 eggs. Spawning occurs shortly after water temperatures reach 55 to 65 degrees F (12.7-18.3° C). After spawning, males guard the eggs and fry.
Northern pike, muskie, walleye, and bass.Information courtesy of Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation and Texas Parks and Wildlife.
Those who want to learn how to catch crappie will not have a lot of complex learning to do. These are active fish and they have such a varied diet that they are easy to work with.
The best time for catching crappie is in the spring. They move shallow to spawn and readily bite small minnow imitations. The most popular crappie rig is a small grub or tube jig below a slip bobber. This allows the bait to be vertically jigged while away from the boat or shore. Keep in mind that a crappie's eyes look up, so you better off setting the jig to be a little higher than the fish instead of being right on the bottom.
For crappie fishing during the summer time, it is best to fish in shaded areas around deeper water.
In winter, ice fishing for crappie is a cinch once you locate them. Try using small plastic grubs, jigging spoons or live minnows.
I want to share with you a story about a company known as Juiced Up Baits, I have found that this is where the strongest, all natural amino acid based scent on the market is produced. If you have read my earlier post on the subject of scent, I was skeptical and doubted their efficiency. However, field testing these products convinced me that Juiced Up Baits was on to something. The
There are lots of great ice fishing lakes out there, but if you want to know you'll catch lots of quality fish, then check out this list for the top ice fishing destinations in North America.
I know this may sound very strange but my holiday gift Idea is for all of my grand kids to be healthyand to live a very long life. Ok aside from that my gift Ideas was also to my grandkids, we bought each one 4 new rods, all Quantum rods matched with Quantum reels, spooled with 14lp test berkley fluorocarbon line, along with varies types of lures and plastic lures. That was just for the grandkids
You will find that there are a lot of people who are big on crappie fishing because it is definitely easy and convenient to do. All you really need are some local crappie fishing lakes to get started. The fish don't require expensive gear and they can be very easy to catch if you time it right.
Since they have such a great taste, you can cook them just about any way you like. Pan frying, baking or barbecue are the most popular methods.
Children often get started with crappie fishing and once they know the thrill of catching crappie, you just might have an angler for life on your hands.
Recent fish pics
First fishing day 2013
Pictures from our May 9, 2013 Fishing trip to the Chesapeake Bay
Perch Fishing With ReelBait, XZone And Salmo
fishing 2013 started at perch festival time
2nd year to fishing
During the post spawn we were able to have many productive days in both deep and shallow waters using a split shot rig with 4" plastics
Pics From the 2013 Fishing season
Some shots from around the north shore of lake Erie
ice fishing me and my girlfriend
It's been a killer season with friends and family chasing the Fraser River White Sturgeon. Check out some of my picture highlights !
Fishing with my son 2012
Fishing with my son 2012
Great day fishing! we caught Snook, Ladyfish, Trout, Jack and cat fish. most were caught close in to shore in the mangroves off Pine Island Sound. Captain Wendell shared his knowledge and experience with 2 fresh water anglers, Gary and I. Great taste now set with salt water fishing! Thanks for hooking us in!
Gulf Coast fishing: Snook, Red fish, Trout, Cat fish, and Jack. One of our totals granted the title of a Slam as locals call it. We used Quatum Rods and reels, 30lbs pro line, Jigs with freshly caught bait, shrimp and pin fish.
Fishing on Long Island
So many kinds of fish are in my memory.
Fishing in SW Florida
My angling results are here.
This is my current boat. The name i chose for it was Dawgman. I had a nice decal made and everything but my wife really like the name of the other boat i sold that was named after her. But as i got ready to put the Dawgman decal on some wind blew it and it folded up ruining it. So then i took out the Zulu Queen decal and that's how it took the name of the former boat. well my wife is happy about i
This was my first boat that i named Zulu queen. It was named after the African tribe my wife belongs to. My wife is a south African and a Zulu.