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Catching a World’s Record Bass

June 23, 2011 12:15 pm
posted by Terry

Largemouth Bass

The current work record is a 22 lb 4 ounce largemouth that was caught in Montgomery Lake, Georgia.  This largemouth was cross between a Florida and Northern largemouth.  To catch a largemouth this size, an angler would need to use a heavy duty Pflueger baitcasting reel with a heavy abrasion resistant line. Having the right tackle can make the difference between a world record and a second place.

However, for the angler that wants to catch largemouth but not set the world record, a baitcasting or spinning reel will work just fine.  Basically if the angler is fishing around a weedy or brushy area, it’s best to use the baitcasting reel.  A baitcasting reel will allow the angler to place the lure or bait next to the brush.  The reel allows a more precise cast but the angler may need to practice casting with this reel.

If the angler is fishing in a clear bottom lake or shallow stream then a spinning reel will do just fine.  Just watch the weight of the line.  As long as the fish don’t weight more than the weight of the line, the angler should not have a problem of landing the largemouth.

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Trolling For the Catch Of The Day

June 20, 2011 10:08 am
posted by Terry

Trolling

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.

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How To Properly Use a Fish Depth Finder

June 17, 2011 10:00 am
posted by Terry

Depth Finder

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.

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How to Catch a Walleye

June 16, 2011 9:50 am
posted by Terry

Walleye

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.

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Reasons To Purchase An Ugly Stick

June 14, 2011 9:22 pm
posted by Terry

The unusual, unattractive name is more than enough reason not to buy this fishing rod. However, relying solely on the name is definitely a great way to miss out on something that will unquestionably prove to be an awesome buy. With that said, the awesome reasons as for why to buy an Ugly Stik are definitely straightforward and quite convincing.

For starters, the Ugly Stik is surely not ugly by any means. It is quite a good-looking fishing rod that has made its way to being one of the best sellers on the market. The well-respected popularity of this rod, coupled with durability, undeniable strength and a relatively low price adds to the list of reasons that back the statement regarding the Ugly Stik as being an excellent fishing rod to buy.

One thing for sure, as an avid fisherman, what more is there to ask for? The strength of this rod along with its coloration is what gives it its unique name. Even though, a lot of owners are quite fond of its appearance and performance, the name has managed to stick for many years.

Apart from that, fishing with this fishing rod will definitely be a fun way to catch a catfish on any fishing trip. The name is very distracting, but using it will totally erase any negative thoughts that ever came into mind. One way to show everybody how to fish is to do so by using this unusual named, truly amazing fishing rod.

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Tips for Catch ‘in Channel Cats

June 7, 2011 7:13 pm
posted by Terry

Channel Cat

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Catfish bite best when the water temperature is 70 degrees or warmer.  Night time is also a excellent time to fish for catfish.
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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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Spotlight On: Ambassadeur Abu Garcia

April 11, 2011 3:44 pm
posted by A-Reel-Good-Time

The Abu Garcia Company was founded in Sweden in 1921, originally as a Swiss watch factory. Fortunately for us, the owner’s son was an avid angler. He started researching and developing fishing reel line, releasing the product to the pubic in 1941. In 1952 the company released the famous Ambassadeur Abu Garcia.

Nearly seventy years later, the company still manufactures the famous Ambassadeur and other high quality Abu Garcia fishing reels. What is remarkable is how little change the reels have undergone. The few modifications include improved drag washers, additional bearings, and no-slip spools. When you get it right the first time there isn’t much need for change!

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