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When choosing a rod/reel combo, the appropriate weight range is between 2 and 7 lbs. Beginners might be advised to stick to a closed face reel (a reel that has a button that allows for easy release of the line). The Pflueger Fishing Company makes several high quality reels and reel/rod combos for all skill levels, and something like the Pflueger President Spinning combo can offer the beginner a versatility and ease that are vital when starting out.
OK, Now comes the tricky part: a good cast.
Always cast slightly upstream and allow your bait to drift downstream. The current will make your bait appear lifelike and lure the trout.
Bring the rod tip behind you slowly, and press and hold the button on the fly reel. Quickly bring the rod tip around to directly in front of you and release the button in the middle of the cast. Be careful not to whip the rod to hard or your bait will get thrown off the hook.
Do not overcast. Think of rod as the hand on a clock, and keep your rod at 11 o’clock.
If you’ve done things correctly, your line should fly freely and land about 25-35 feet in front of you. Congratulations! Chances are, it’ll take a few casts before the fishes to start nibbling, but you’re well on your way!
Spending a chilly morning on a peaceful lake fishing can be the perfect vacation for outdoor enthusiasts. Trolling is a fishing method used from a moving boat and can be utilized in Big-game or freshwater fishing. A trolling motor is quiet and transports the boat through the water slowly allowing the fisherman to drag a fishing line behind the vessel.
Baitcasting reels are recommended for trolling and the reel placement will give the angler added leverage when pulling in especially feisty fish. Pflueger reels are a high quality brand for fisherman to consider when shopping for a trolling reel.
The bait used during trolling can be a small live fish, dead bait or artificial bait. This style of fishing can be used when other forms are not in season or when water conditions are unsafe for other methods of fishing.
Anglers should remember to troll in front of schooling fish and to change lures often. Fish can be picky when selecting bait and once a lure becomes hot, it should be used until the fish stop going for it. A depth finder can be helpful in locating fish and allowing the line to sink deeper later in the day can also encourage the fish to bite.
Pflueger baitcasting reels will be in an angler’s collection of fishing gear for years. The durability is unsurpassed and it is sure to become a well-used piece of equipment.
Before you use your new pflueger baitcasting reels to find fish displayed on your depth finder you need to make sure you know how they work. A depth finder is SONAR which uses sound waves to spot underwater objects. The transducer produces a sound wave through the water. When the soundwave is sent by the transducer, the wave is short and narrow. The soundwave becomes wider and creates a cone shape which covers more area. Once the soundwave hits something it immediately bounces back to the transducer. The fish finder measures the distance in time it took the soundwave to return. Your fish depth finder calculates the distance and draws an image of a fish or the uprocessed sonar called an arch on your fish finder.
The accuracy of the measured distance can change depending upon the clarity of the water. Bubbles in the water usually caused by strong winds or currents will impact the signal. Once you are ready to use your new pflueger baitcasting reel, you should also be mindful of any algae or other microorganisms floating on the surface. Bubbles and algae disperse the soundwave and can cause accuracy issues.
Using the proper cone angle will help you accurately use your baitcasting reels. Wider cone angles are perfect for shallow or medium depths. Narrower cone angle will penetrate deeper into the water but show less fish.
The temperamental walleye fish has a reputation for being difficult to catch. The walleye is a large river fish so baitcasting reels must be sturdy enough to handle the weight. The Pflueger brand has proven itself to be just that and with many decades of field testing, the baitcasting reels that Pflueger produces are reliable and affordable.
Spring is the best time to catch the walleye since they will be looking for sandy areas to spawn. River currents will attract them and their behavior will be detectably assertive. It is recommended to Use a piece of worm or walleye gullet on the jig to attract more fish. The males will swim in shallow water and are smaller than the females. The females will swim out to deeper water during the day so the males will be easier to catch. The jig should be either one quarter ounce or one eighth ounce.
If the angler is looking to catch a large fish as a trophy it is best to wait for the females to return to the shallower depths near the river bank. Trolling very slowly close to the shore is recommended. The baitcasting reels should be used from the boat. Casting from a sandbar near the weeds will prove fruitful. Using Pflueger equipment will assure that catching the elusive walleye will be a memorable experience.
The Spoonbill catfish is an extremely ancient fish having been on Earth for over three hundred million years. It is a large fish measuring as long as seven feet . Also known as a paddlefish it is not permitted to be fished in every state since it almost went extinct.
To successfully catch this fish it must be snagged. It is a rare thrill to drag a 10/0-12/0 three pronged hook and a five to sixteen ounce weight while trolling. This can be done by boat or by manpower. When using the baitcasting reel and rod, the rod should measure ten to twelve feet with a line weighing a minimum of sixty pounds. This is a seriously heavy and interesting fish to catch.
When a bending occurs at the tip of the rod, it is time to take a deep breathe, and start reeling in the spoonbill. Getting the three pronged hooked into the mouth properly may prove difficult to do but with practice a certain level of proficiency will start developing. Baitcasting reels provide more control over where to place the lure. They enable the angler to place lures right up next to logs.
White bass are easy to catch once they have been located. In late spring, these fish tend to be caught around sandy flats, deep riprap banks, and by large boulders that break the water current. Besides fishing from the bank, many anglers rely on trolling. Trolling allows the angler to use a depth finder which makes it easier to locate and catch the fish.
To catch white bass, use a good spinning reel outfit with 4 to 8 pound mono line. As for bait, try using a jig. Live bait is not a requirement. White bass bite in the early morning hours. Last but not least, watch for circling gulls. Circling gulls indicate that schools of white bass are feeding nearby.
- When fishing for blues or flat heads use a baitcasting reel with a 30-50 pound line. However with a channel cat on a clear bottom lake can be caught on a spinning reel with a 10-14 pound line.
- Catfish will eat live, dead, or prepared baits. Chicken livers, clam meat, frogs, nightcrawlers, crayfish, limburger cheese, and stinkbait have all been used by anglers to catch blues, flat, or channel catfish.
- Catfish tend to hang around logs and heavy cover. When fishing in this situation, it is best to use a baitcasting reel with a strong line.
- Catfish bite best when the water temperature is 70 degrees or warmer. Night time is also a excellent time to fish for catfish.
- On a sunny day, smallmouths seem to be attracted to the smoke color grub. This grub is used in clear water during spring and fall season
- When fishing on a cloudy or rainy day a chartreuse color grub seems to grab the attention of bass. If the fishing water is stained (dark color) or visibility is poor, this bright colored grub works great. The brighter the color, the more visible it is to the bass that is in the muddy, murky water.
- For the angler that is fishing in cold stained water, the pumpkin color grub works the best because it resembles a crawfish. This grub works best when used in early spring.
- Last but not least, attach the grub to the line on a pflueger spinning reel. A quality pflueger spinning reel can make a fishing adventure more enjoyable and allows the anglers the ability to make a precise cast.
The dart and the drop are two other retrieves used by bass anglers. Once again the angler will need his best spinning reel with light line. Both of these retrieves are used out in open water. The dart is a retrieve used to catch schooling bass. In this retrieve, the anglers cast the grub just ahead of the school bass and let the grub sink about a foot. Next the angler pops the rod tip, so the grub will dart out and catch the attention of the schooling bass. The angler can repeat this action again if it did not trigger a reaction from the bass.
Another retrieve used is the drop. This retrieve is used by sloping structures such as steep points, bluffs, and chunk-rock channels. The angler positions his/her boat in front of the sloping structure. The next step is to cast the grub near the structure. Then wait for it to land in the water and pop the rod tip. Just before the grub hits the water, it is popped up again. When it lands in the water the second time, remember to let the grub sink a little farther into the water. The angler continues with this action until the grub is by the boat. When the line twitches or jumps, the angler sets the hook for the bass.
- To fish with a grub it is best to use a pflueger spinning reel with a 6-8 pound monofilament line that’s abrasion resistant. Next choose your grub size. A 4 inch grub is considered to be the gold standard according to many bass anglers.
- When fishing in clear and cold water (45 degrees) use a slender ribbon-tail grub. These grubs have a high visibility level and bass are able to spot them more easily.
- If the water temperature is in the low 60’s and is stained chose a shad-tail. The tail causes commotion as it is reeled. These grubs hit the water fast because they are heavier in weight. Shad-tail can also be used in a heavy current.
- When fishing for schooling bass, try using a spear-tail. Spear-tails have flat tails and hardly any vibration. However, their high-speed fluttering actions seem to set off schooling smallmouth bass.