Archive for May, 2011

Four Fishing Tips For Choosing A Grub

May 31, 2011 10:13 am
posted by Terry

Grubs

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
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Grubs For Smallmouths

May 30, 2011 9:05 am
posted by Terry

Grubs

One of the best baits for catching smallmouths is grubs.  Grubs are an inexpensive jig and come in many different styles and colors.  Grubs can be bought in sizes of 3, 4, and 5 inch but the 4 inch is considered the gold standard.

Smallmouths seem to eat grubs for a variety of reasons.  According to research, smallies prefer long-bodied grubs that resemble shad.  When smallies are active, it is best to use a steady retrieve with your pflueger spinning reel.  Letting the jig fall into the water also seems to trigger the aggressive bass.

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Tip – Largemouth Fishing Locations

May 27, 2011 10:12 am
posted by Terry

Largemouth Bass

  1. In natural lakes these bass hide in the weed lines, humps, and rocky points that gradually slope into deeper water.
  2. In man-made lakes these bass tend to be found in the intersections in the river channels or around humps surrounded by standing timber.
  3. In rivers the bass can be found in deep backwaters and the side channels into the backwaters.
  4. In all of these locations the best reel that an angler could use it the baitcasting reel.  Remember this type of reel allows the angler to make a more precise cast.
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Bass Fishing With Soft Plastics Part II

May 26, 2011 11:52 am
posted by Terry

Texas Style Rigging

There are many different types of soft plastics to choose from.  Some favorites of many fishermen include the following:  lube, lizard, finesse worm, jerkbait, slug, ciraw creature, ribbontail worm, stickbait, curlytail worm, and swimbait.  These lures look pretty real and actually feel like real food.  These lures can be rigged by the Texas or Carolina rig method on a baitcasting or spinning reel.

The Texas-style rig is used by the fishermen that are fishing for bass in weedy cover.  When fishing in this type of situation, the fishermen uses a baitcasting reel that has been rigged Texas style.  In the Texas style rig, the hook point is buried in the worm.

Another rigging method used with soft plastics is the Carolina rig.  Bass fishermen use this when fishing on a clean bottom lake because the hook is exposed.  Since the hook is exposed, it is easier to set the hook and land the bass.

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Bass Fishing With Soft Plastics Part I

May 25, 2011 10:42 am
posted by Terry

Texas Style Rigging

Soft plastics are probably the most favorite of lure of bass fishermen because of their many advantages.  The lures work best with spinning or baitcasting reels.  These lures can be used in clean bottom lakes or in rivers with weedy cover.  Soft plastics can also be used in cool or warm waters.

The biggest advantage of soft plastic lures is the way a fisherman can retrieve them.  If the water is a little bit on the cool side and the bass seem lethargic and unwilling to chase the bait, then the lure needs to be retrieved slowly.  However, in warmer waters, the fisherman can make it hop along the bottom with a jigging motion or reel it rapidly on top of the water.  The fisherman’s type of retrieve will depend on the water temperature, type of cover such as a weedy area or clean bottom, and the type of soft plastic lure being used.  For more information on different types of soft plastics read the next part of this blog.

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Five Tips for Largemouth Bass Fishing

May 24, 2011 9:28 am
posted by Terry

Largemouth Bass

  1. Always bring different types of live bait or lures, thermometer, and a reliable baitcasting or spinning reel with the right weight line.
  2. Fish in lakes, ponds, or rivers with water temperature in the 60 – 70 degree range.
  3. Largemouth bass are most active at dawn or just before dusk.  They tend to feed during these time periods.
  4. On cloudy days, largemouths have a tendency to feed throughout the day, but on sunny days, they go to deep water or hide in the weeds.
  5. Largemouths tend to eat heavily before a storm hits but when a cold front passes through, they head for cover in thick brush.
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Catch of the Day

May 23, 2011 9:10 am
posted by Terry

Pflueger Summit Fly Reel

If someone wants to be “the man”, then they have to end their fishing trips with the catch of the day. The only way that anyone is going to be able to do that is by having superior equipment. When someone speaks of superior equipment, they are of course talking about the pflueger trio.

The first advantage a fisherman is going to experience with superior equipment is more accurate casting. This allows fishing near the brush or under a tree. It’s impossible to catch the biggest fish of the trip if the lure never gets put in front of them.

The next advantage a fisherman is  going to experience with the pflueger trio is professional control. This offers two distinct advantages. The first advantage this gives the fishermen is greater lure control, which is going to better entice the larger fish into striking. The second advantage gives the fisherman more response from the setup. The fisherman is going to feel the strike easier and this setup will give more feedback. No longer will a fisherman try to set the hook when he gets snagged on a little bit of moss.

The pflueger trio is truly the difference in bringing home money at the end of the tournament, or simply going home unhappy wondering why other anglers are able to land the trophy fish.

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Tips – Bait For Trout Fishing

May 20, 2011 10:03 am
posted by Terry

Trout

Anglers often wonder what type of bait is best when angling for trout. Live bait such as
night crawlers or minnows is a favorite of trout and is recommended in early spring when flies have not hatched yet.

Spinners can be used with the Pflueger summit fly reel and when the spinner is dressed, it will appeal to larger trout. Stream trout are generally smaller and a regular spinner will allow anglers to catch a greater number of fish using this type of lure. The rotation of the spinner can cause the fishing line to tangle, so the use of a swivel is advised to counter the rotation. They are simple to use and a successful method is to delay reeling in and jerk the spinner. This action mimics a dying minnow and will tempt a trout to strike.

Trout can be caught with the use of insects and fly fishing is a popular choice for anglers. The Pflueger summit fly reel will allow fishermen to use wet or dry artificial flies. Live bait is also an option and trout will be attracted to grass hoppers and crickets. Rainbow trout in particular are often hooked with fly bait.

When fishing with a Pflueger summit fly reel, the fish are sure to bite with the right type of bait. Anglers who research conditions and trout preferences for their favorite fishing locations will be rewarded with a successful outing.

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Four Tips For Fly Fishing For Trout

May 19, 2011 10:07 am
posted by Terry

Pflueger Summit Fly Reel

Fly fishing is an active sport that requires expertise in catching fish. One of the more popular brands of reels is the pflueger fly reel. The pflueger summit fly reel comes in different types and categories.

Having good quality equipment for catching fish is one of the pre requisites for enjoyment of the sport and the pflueger summit series reels will offer you that advantage.

The price range of these type reels is affordable and kept within reason. Starting out with the proper reels is the key to enjoyment for this sport so making sure that a fly reel is purchased with a pflueger summit fly reel is almost a requirement.

Of course there is a lot to fishing techniques and knowing how and where to fish are are also keys to success. This article will list four tips that will give a head start in knowing how to set up and identify where the fish may be residing. Doing the homework before stepping foot in the stream will be identified as an experienced angler.

This will help make the whole day a lot more enjoyable and productive in finding and catching the trout. Being aware of the habitat surroundings will go a long ways in being marked as an expert fly fishing master.

Tip 1. Tackle boxes. Of course having a tackle is a must but being organized and having the type lures that you need for the situation is just as important. Having a working tackle box along with accessory boxes that contain categories of lures separately is important to prevent any type of chemical reaction that may happen from the different lures. Having tackle boxes for different seasons is also an important tip to note and being properly organized will help in an enjoyable session for fly fishing.

Tip 2. Note if the water is choppy. Choppy waters mean that fish need to expend more energy to find food. Look for small breaks or fords just away from the choppy waters. This is a haven for fish that are tired for looking for their food and are resting in this place. If you’re fly fishing with your brand new pflueger fly reel then you can take advantage of this situation by catching trout that may be resting in these pools of water.

Tip 3. Match the food being eaten. Finding the type food that is being eaten requires a keen eye. Fish in general like to eat bait that are in its surroundings. Asking the local bait shop on what the fish are biting on is one tip. But another more realistic one would be to look for flies that are in the immediate fishing area. Try to match fly lures to the flies that are flying around there.

Tip 4. Using an indicator bobber. If the fly is attached to an indicator in an area of slow movement of water, waiting and watching the indicator will be the score to success. Having small choppy bounces of water will make the fly bob up and down naturally and make the fish think that this is the real thing. Sit back and relax when using this type setup until the strike sets in.

The only thing left to do is to take heed on these tips and start catching.

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Tip On How to Tie Marabou Flies

May 18, 2011 11:49 am
posted by Terry

Marabou Fly
Producing an artificial fly can be challenging, but the rewards are great when that mighty river-bound beast leaps from the water. A great fly used with a Pflueger Summit fly reel can have anglers catching their limit in no time, and spending more precious time outside at their favorite hobby.

My first fly resembled something that most anglers would vacuum up from underneath the couch, something between “clump of dog hair” and “I think that’s pasta.” My second fly was obviously closely related to my first, with a bit of toenail thrown in for consistency. Gradually, my fly tying improved to the point where I thought they might help me catch a fish.

The first try with my new flies, I might as well have sat by the riverbank and willed the fish into my net, issuing repeated and insistent mental commands to my underwater nemesis. It was not meant to be, however, as fish are apparently possessed of significant mental toughness and psychic defenses. Using my flies with a Pflueger Summit fly reel helped considerably, and I suspect that the fish know quality fly-fishing gear when they see it, even submerged at a depth of three to seven feet. From that point on, my Pflueger Summit fly reel went everywhere with me, convincing fish and anglers alike that I was, despite my laughable Marabou Flies, a competent fly angler.

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