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.
Sport fishing entails angling for recreational or competitive purposes. In other words, you do it for fun rather than for food or survival. This can include saltwater sport fishing or freshwater sport fishing.
Sport fishing varies greatly in the desired fish species, equipment used, and location. Some instances allow for novice anglers to go sport fishing on the fly, without much preparation or planning. For example, beginner anglers can practice their skills in ponds, rivers, or Great Lakes sport fishing from the shore. The more controlled environments work well for those who are just starting out.
Here is a beginner's guide to fly casting.
More advanced and adventurous fishermen can choose to go offshore sport fishing. This often entails going after much larger fish and requires a lot more skill and preparation. For example, ocean sport fishing or deep sea sport fishing adventures can include large game fish like shark and tuna. It should go without saying that going after sharks and tuna is a lot different than trout and bass.
Here is a video that demonstrates some of the more advanced salt water sport fishing.
Fishing for the purpose of recreation gained popularity around the 16th century. In 1653, Izaak Walton published a book called The Complete Angler. The book is one of the earliest works that describes fishing's value as a recreational pastime.
It is historically ambiguous when exactly recreational fishing began. Fishing, traditionally, was an activity for purposes of sustenance and survival. Fishing purely for fun and releasing caught fish is a much more modern development.
The evolution of sport fishing to big game fishing was made possible by the motorized boats. The invention of big game fishing is largely attributed to Dr. Charles Fredrick Holder, who in 1989 published several articles and books on the subject. His works contain accurate scientific details and describe the excitement of the sport.
There are a number of reasons why recreational fishing has become so popular in North America. We outline some of the more important ones here for you.
Some of the more common salt water sport fishing fish species include: marlin, tuna, tarpon, sailfish, shark, mackerel, snook, redfish and salmon.
Popular North American sportfishing freshwater fish species include: bass, trout, pike, catfish, walleye, perch, rock bass, sunfish, and crappie.
Recreational fishing can be enjoyed year-round. Of course, spring, summer, and fall are the seasons when majority of recreational fishing occurs. Winter fishing in the southern states of the US is less of a problem as temperatures are usually permitting. However, American northern states and Canadian sport fishing during the winter is more of a problem. As temperatures drop, many fishing enthusiasts wrap up for the winter season in the cold regions. Those who choose to continue fishing in the winter can enjoy ice fishing.
Ice fishing is not for everyone. If you are willing to handle the cold to enjoy your favorite pastime, then it is definitely something to try out. For your northern sport fishing adventure you will need to prepare the right clothes, equipment, and read up on the safety and regulations for your destination. This can be the perfect idea for a unique Canadian sport fishing trip.