Archive for March, 2011

Night Fishing For Bass

March 18, 2011 10:31 am
posted by Terry

If you have never gone fishing at night, then plan this trip around a full moon.  Also take a friend with you and bring two flashlights.  Things look different in the dark and hopefully you won’t get lost finding your favorite fishing hole.

Night fishing works best when water temperatures get above sixty five degrees.  Bass tend to hand around shallow shorelines, boat docks, and rock banks.  Bring your favorite baitcasting reel with a heavy line.  For bait, try using black spinner bait and black jitter bugs.  Happy Fishing!

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Prespawn Fishing 101

March 17, 2011 11:23 am
posted by Terry

Tis, the season for prespawn fishing, prespawn fishing starts when water temperatures are around fifty to sixty degrees.  So grab your Shimano or Daiwa and head to your favorite largemouth bass fishing hole.

Largemouth bass tend to be near rock piles, ledges and fallen trees that are close to shallow water.  Fish with bait that is dark colored and looks natural.  Worms, crawdads and dark color jigs are the winner.  Last but not least make sure to use at least a ten pound line so you don’t lose your prize.

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Fishing With Jerkbaits

March 16, 2011 10:19 am
posted by Terry

There are many methods of fishing including the old drop and wait, trolling from a boat, casting and retrieving and fishing with a jerkbait. Several things must be taken into consideration when using jerkbaits with the most important being that the water should be fairly clear. When fishing for bass with a jerkbait, the bait must simulate the fish’s food preference and the action of the bait will trigger a bite reflex.

There are two types of jerkbait, hard and soft and the main difference between the two are the hooks. Hard jerkbaits have treble hooks and tend to lose fish in very heavy cover. The soft jerkbaits use a single worm hook, they are pliable and therefore tend not to hang up in weeds. A baitcaster reel is preferred and the rod action used, whether long or short, should be kept constant so the fish can time their strike.

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The Soft Stick and Fishing

March 15, 2011 9:12 am
posted by Terry

It may not sound all that great but “soft sticks” are about as good a lure as you can get, especially in the hands of a skilled fisherman. Soft sticks are just another term for bait such as centipedes, flukes and Senkos. You have two types of soft sticks, jerk baits and fry worms. Jerk baits are called that simply because they mimic the name. The go from a dead stick to jerking in the water. Fry worms look like a french fry. The great things about all types of these baits are the fact they come in different colors (we have to keep the women happy). Baitcaster reels love these types of lures because they can work together very well with minimal friction towards each other. In other words, one compliments the other.

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Gone Bonefishing

March 14, 2011 8:46 am
posted by A-Reel-Good-Time

Perhaps the most sought after game fish in the world is the bonefish. These critters are unique in that they amphidormous, meaning that they migrate from inshore tropical waters to shallow mudflats, and back. This type of fly game fish is found in tropical regions like Hawaii, the Bahamas, and the Florida Keys. Typically, the fish are not eaten, although they are considered a delicacy in Hawaii.

Bonefish get spooked easily and are quite large. This means if you do hook one it will give you quite a fight. You and your party are going to need quality fly fishing reels to get the job done. If you’re an angler looking for a fishing challenge, then you should definitely try your hand at bonefishing.

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Buzzbait Advantages

March 11, 2011 9:05 am
posted by Terry

Buzzbait is the best topwater lure around because of all its advantages.  This lure can be used with a baitcaster, spincaster, or spinning reel.  Buzzbait can be used in windy or calm conditions and comes in a variety of colors and sizes.

Buzzbait is a lure that can even be used by the beginning fisherman.  This lure is easy to use and can be used around docks, open water and bank fishing.  Once the lure has been cast out, reel it in, as sson as it hits the water.  This lure makes a noise on the surface of the water which in turn attracts bass, muski, crappie and even blue gill.

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Smoke PT High Speed Reel

March 10, 2011 9:42 am
posted by Terry

With fishing season on the horizon, many fishermen are looking to improve the quality of their fishing gear from the previous year. Well, fisherman, look no further: the Smoke PT High Speed Reel is the premiere bait-casting reel for 2011.

The Smoke PT High Speed Reel is an all metal, ultra-light design, which has been engineered to give you the most out of your fishing experience. Featuring a ceramic drag system and a super free spool pinion design, fisherman can expect to get the most out of every cast. This reel features customized bearings to the exact specs of the reel to minimize the friction in the reel, as well as the vibration. The single-piece frame is computer machined for precision, which will ensure all of the reel’s components stay in perfect alignment.

No matter what you’re fishing for, this reel is going to be your catch of the day.

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Team Lew’s Top Baitcast Reel

March 9, 2011 10:33 am
posted by Terry

While fishermen all over the world hear the old joke “Do you know when a fisherman is lying? His lips are moving.” Not very many of them find it funny. When they talk about their gear they are however more serious than anything. Team Lew’s Baitcast Reel is one that will satisfy even the fisherman who not only fishes but lives for fishing. For the man who wants to spend his time reeling in the big one Team Lew’s Baitcast Reel will offer less time with backlash.

So when you make fishing a true way of living, not just a hobby try the baitcasting reel for true performance. Do away with those hours of frustration with the best baitcasting choice on the market. Fishing has turned into more than just running to the lake for a few minutes, people not just men live and breathe this. So with these quality baitcasting reels they can enjoy more big hauls and fewer knotted lines.

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How To Rig A Night Crawler For Bass Fishing

March 8, 2011 11:12 am
posted by Terry

Bass fishing can be a fun and relaxing way to pass a lazy afternoon with your Citrix Low Profile Baitcaster Reel. Why not try night crawlers for a change?

What You’ll Need:
1. Fishing Line
2. Fishing Hook
3. Sinker
4. Bait (night crawler)
5. And of course.. a fishing rod!

How to tie the rig:
1. Tie the sinker above the hook (distance depends on water depth and flow) before you tie the hook.
2. Now, use whatever strong knot you know to attach the hook at the end of the line.
3. It’s time for the night crawler!

Hook the night crawler about one inch from the head end and slide it all the way to the top of the hook. Next, put the hook through the body again about an inch further down. Let the rest of the worm body dangle so it creates some movement in the water. That’s it! You just made a night crawler rig for bass fishing.

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Spoonbill Fishing Tips

March 7, 2011 10:04 am
posted by Terry

The season to fish for spoonbill is at hand, but beware it’s not legal in every state to fish for a spoonbill. Spoonbill fishing can be addictive because of how this fish is caught. The only way to catch a spoonbill is to snag them.

Snagging is done by dragging a 10/0 -12/0 barbless treble hook with a five to sixteen ounce weight using either man power or boat power (trolling). Be sure to use a 10 – 12 foot stout surf rod with your favorite baitcasting reel. Last but not least, the weight of your line should be at least 60 pounds. When one sees the tip of your rod start to bend, start to reel and hang on for the fight.

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