Feathered trebles add flash to any bait that uses treble hooks, here's how to make your own at home.
Live bait rigging provides an opportunity to present a natural food source to fish, which ultimately produces more hook ups. Learn how properly rig live bait to present it to fish efficiently.
Bull trout have small, pale yellow to crimson spots on a darker background, which ranges from olive
green to brown above, fading to white on the belly. Spawning adults develop varying amounts of red on the belly. However, trout vary in size, body characteristics, coloration, and life history behavior based on their region.
They can grow to more than 20 pounds (9 kg) in lake environments. Bull trout that live in streams rarely exceed 4 pounds (2 kg). The larges bull trout ever recorded weighed 32 pounds (14.5 kg).
Bull trout are found primarily in upper tributary streams and several lake and reservoir systems across northwestern North America. The main populations remaining in the lower 48 states are in Montana, Idaho, Oregon and Washington with a small population in northern Nevada. In Canada, bull trout can be found in BC and Yukon Territory, and as far east as Alberta.
Bull trout thrive in water temperatures generally below 55 °F (13 °C), clean gravel beds, deep pools, complex cover such as snags and banks, and large systems of interconnected waterways to accommodate spawning migrations.
Bull trout reach sexual maturity at between four and seven years of age and are known to live as long as 12 years.
Small bull trout eat terrestrial and aquatic insects but shift to preying on other fish as they grow larger. Large bull trout are primarily fish predators. Bull trout evolved with whitefish, sculpins and other trout and use all of them as food sources.
They spawn in the fall after temperatures drop below 48° Fahrenheit (8°C), in streams with cold, unpolluted water, clean gravel and cobble substrate, and gentle stream slopes.Information courtesy of USFWS
Preparing for spring is certainly an endeavor in patience and persistence. There are so many things to remember in the late winter and early spring preparation it is hard to say where to start. I usually begin with trying to whittle down all the tackle I bought last summer and fall down to a manageable level. I used to carry 4 hard sided plastic tackle boxed and two soft sided
Rigging up your boat for monster trout doesn't have to break the bank, here are some wallet-friendly alternatives to increasing your catch.
There are a few things every boat needs to troll for monster trout, and here they are.
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.
The BulletBobber is the result of an accidental freak of nature, cross breeding of a fishing float with a planer board. The result was an entirely new species that provides directional control! It moves like a planer board but flips flips direction when given a little tug but size is more like other bobbers and cast like other bobbers. fishing invention. Seriously though, a fun to use fishing i
fishing on whitefish lake in northern ontario catching and releasing a big laker.