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1. Use a medium power baitcasting reel with a 15 to 20 lb nylon monofilament line for catching a medium size fish.
2. If trying to catch a trophy fish, use a heavy power baitcasting reel with a 30 to 50 lb line.
3. During late spring to early summer, pike tend to hand around week bays and shallow gravel or rock bars.
4. When fishing near weeds, use a single or tandem-blade spinner bait. Spinner bait is the easiest type of bait to retrieve in this type of fishing situation.
When choosing fishing line for your Daiwa Baitcasting reel consider the following tips.
- Line weight is based on what the angler is fishing for and the rating of the reel.
- Using a 15-20 pound monofilament line makes the reel easier to cast and easier to pick out backlashes if this occurs.
- A heavier line allows, the angler to cast longer distances and gives more control over lure placement.
- Braid and fluorocarbon lines can be used with a baitcasting reel.
- Remember to fill the spool half-full or you may waste a lot of line.
The type of fishing situation will determine the type of line needed for the Shimano spinning reel. The most line weight needed for a spinning reel is usually 10 lbs or less. Using more than this weight can cause backlash and other problems.
Beside the line weight, anglers also consider their fishing situation. When fishing in or around rocks, anglers tend to use the monofilament line that is tough or extra tough. If the water is clear, fluorocarbon line works great for this situation. Last but not least, when fishing around the lily pads or grassy area, try using the braid or fused line.
Now that warmer weather is here you may be wanting to go fishing with your favorite fishing reel. You may also be wondering if you need a fishing license to catch and release the fish. The answer to this question is yes. You do need a fishing license even if you are going to release the fish. However, in some places you can use your favorite Fishing Reel without a license. One of these places is the marine district of New York. Although you do not currently need a license to fish here, there will be a no fee registry for you to sign. It is thought that this registry will be available in June 2011. If you desire, you can also get a lifetime fishing license. This would eliminate the need of getting your fishing license renewed.
Largemouth bass have three types of feeding behaviors. These feeding behaviors can make or break an angler catching limit for the day. So it is important for the angler to have his Citrix fishing reel and at least three different types of lures or bait that would match the bass feeding behavior of the day.
Basically there are three types of feeding behaviors. The first of these is called ram-feeding. Ram-feeding is when the bass moves forward quickly and overtakes its prey. The next type of behavior is called suction. The bass sucks in the prey along with the water around it. The last type of behavior is known as biting. In biting, the bass is in the chewing mood and is just waiting for the lure or bait to drop nearby its nesting area.
Fishing for largemouth bass on topwater can be exciting but tricky for the experienced angler. When fishing on topwater, check out the surroundings and vegetation near the lake. Largemouth bass are attracted to what is naturally occurring in their surroundings. So grab your Abu Garcia fishing reel and choose a lure that looks natural.
One lure that looks natural and is being used by many bass anglers is the new frog-style plastic lure. This lure looks like a frog creature and its legs make a whipping sound as it is reeled through the water. This lure also comes in different colors so the angler can match the lure to the surroundings and vegetation of the lake.
The smallmouth bass are beginning to spawn. The perfect water temperature for spawning smallmouth bass is 55 degrees. So grab your baitcasting or spinning reel and check out the temperatures at your favorite lake.
Besides having the perfect temperatures, you’ll also want the right lure and bait. Try using a curly tail that vibrates through the water or use jerkbaits in clear water lakes. A minnow also seems to work well in clear water lakes. Last but not least, try fishing near fallen trees, rock banks, shallow rock piles, piers and docks. Smallmouth bass seem to congregate around these areas.
Birch: April 11. Elevation normal, water upper 50s and clear. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on shad. Catfish good on cut bait, worms and chicken liver. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs. Report submitted by David Clay, game warden stationed in Osage County.
Carl Blackwell: April 10. Elevation 6 ft. below normal, water 58 and muddy. Saugeye and striped bass hybrids good trolling with crankbaits and plastic baits. Crappie good minnows and jigs. Catfish good on cut bait. Report submitted by Jon Cunningham, game warden stationed in Payne County.
Copan: April 10. Elevation below normal, water murky. Crappie fair on minnows at 2-4 ft. in Cotton Creek and Osage Plains. Catfish fair on worms and live sunfish in the lake. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.
Eucha: April 12. Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 63 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-12 ft. around brush and structure. Largemouth bass fair on jerk baits and spinnerbaits. Catfish fair on juglines and trotlines baited with cut shad. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.
Ft. Gibson: April 8. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 58 and clear. Crappie good on minnows and Bobby Garland twin tail jigs at 3-10 ft. around brush and rocky shorelines. White bass excellent on white grubs and silver rooster tails during generation below the dam and in the creeks. Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits at 5-15 ft. Catfish good on juglines baited with cut shad in the main lake and good on live shad using rod and reel. Paddlefish excellent in the upper river at Mission Bend and low water dam. Report submitted by Rick Stafford in Wagoner.
Grand: April 12. Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 58 and clear. White bass excellent in Spring River. Blue catfish fair on fresh cut bait. Crappie good at 5-10 ft. around brush piles. Paddlefish excellent in the Neosho River. Report submitted by Jeff Brown, game warden stationed in Nowata County.
Greenleaf: April 11. Elevation normal, water clear. Largemouth bass excellent on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and buzz baits along shorelines, creek channels and brush structure. Catfish good on fresh cut bait on bottom. Crappie good on minnows and jigs in green, yellow and red around brush structure. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.
Hudson: April 11. Elevation 1 ft. above normal, water 54. Largemouth bass good on small crankbaits and spinnerbaits. White bass good on small lures and minnows in the upper end of the lake along mouths of creeks and below Pensacola dam. Crappie good on minnows and small jigs in shallow water around brush piles. Paddlefish good in the upper end. Report submitted by Steve Loveland, game warden stationed in Rogers and Mayes counties.
Hulah: April 10. Elevation below normal, water murky. Crappie fair on minnows at 2-4 ft. Catfish fair on minnows and cut shad. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.
Report by Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
On the fourth day of April my Pflueger fishing reel caught a bass because it didn’t want the lure near its nest.
On the fifth day of April my Okuma fishing reel caught a bass because it was curious about the bait.
On the sixth day of April my Zebco fishing reel caught a bass because it was in a school and competing for food.
On the first day of April my Abu Garcia fishing reel caught a bass because it was hungry.
On the second day of April my Lew’s fishing reel caught a bass because it wanted to pounce on the bait.
On the third day of April my Daiwa fishing reel caught a bass because it was angry and aggravated by all the constant casting.