Posts Tagged ‘Baitcasting Reel’

Crappie Fishing With Color Lures

March 28, 2011 9:32 am
posted by Terry

Having the right fishing reel and rod is important when fishing for crappie, but what about the color.  Does color make a difference?  Many anglers think color does matter.

Choosing the right color of a fishing lure depends on two factors.  The first factor most anglers consider is water clarity.  If the water if clear, try using light colors that blend in with the water natural forage.  Some of the top picks are silver, gold, gray, green, and chartreuse-yellow.  However, if the water is dark and muddy, choose brighter color lures.  These colors include:  fluorescent orange and pink, purple and chartreuse-green.

Besides water clarity, anglers also think a sunny or cloudy day can also effect the color of lure.  On a sunny day, try bright colors, white, yellow, and hot pinks.  If the day is cloudy, try using browns, greens, and black color lures.

Finding the right color of lure can be overwhelming and expensive.  Just buy a few at a time to build up your collection and eventually you’ll know what works best for you.

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Central Oklahoma Fishing Report

March 26, 2011 9:23 am
posted by Terry

CENTRAL 3/23/11

Hefner: March 21. Elevation below normal, water 50-55 and clear to murky near the intake. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and jigs at 3-8 ft. along rocky banks. Smallmouth bass fair on crankbaits and jigs at 3-8 ft. along rocky banks. White bass fair on jigs and spinnerbaits at 6-12 ft. along rocky banks. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait at 2-30 ft. along the dam. Crappie good on jigs at 6-15 ft. along the dam. Walleye good on crankbaits and grubs in shallow water along rocks at the dam. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.

Overholser: March 20. Elevation below normal, water 54 and murky. White bass slow on minnows, ghost minnows and jigs all over the lake. Channel catfish slow to fair on worms, punchbait and chicken liver along the west side by the docks, along Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge on the north side of Route 66 and below the dam at Gar Hole. Crappie slow on minnows, ghost minnows and jigs all over the lake. Report submitted by Joey Rushing, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Thunderbird: March 20. Elevation 2 3/4 ft. below normal, water clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 6 ft. along structure. Report submitted by Tony Woodruff, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Wes Watkins: March 21. Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water 63 and clear. Largemouth bass good on various lures at 6-8 ft. Crappie good on minnows in the west end along the timber. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.

Reported by Oklahoma Wildlife Department of Conservation

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Crappie Fishing In Oklahoma

March 23, 2011 11:17 am
posted by Terry

Crappie spawning season is here.  In Oklahoma, this season usually begins in mid February and March and last through April.  So grab your fishing reel and check out the water temperature at Lake Eufaula and Skiatook Reservoir.

If the water temperatures are around 52-60 degrees, then the beginner or experienced angler should be able to catch their limit of black or white crappie.  However, if the temperature is not quite right, try fishing around the lakes rock pile, stumps, fallen trees or shallow coves.  Crappie tend to stay in these areas during the prespawn season.

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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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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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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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