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How To Clean A Abu Garcia Revo Baitcasting Reel

May 11, 2011 11:33 am
posted by Terry

It’s very important to do routine maintenance on your Abu Garcia Revo baitcasting reel regularly in order to keep it working at it’s best. It only takes a few moments, and in the long run it is going to save you money because you will prolong the life of the product.

After every fishing trip it’s important to take a slightly damp cloth and wipe down the outside of your baitcasting reel. Once it’s wiped down completely then you should take a second cloth that is completely dry to remove any of the damp residue from the casing.

The makers of the Abu Garcia Revo also make their own lubrication product. It’s a very good one to use, but if you have another favorite brand you can use that as well. Before this high quality reel is stored it’s important to put a few drops of lubrication into the gears, the handle, and the spool shaft. Don’t overdo it. Just a little bit of lubrication will work it’s way through the moving parts as you spin the handle a few times.

Place the fully cleaned reel into a soft cloth bag and store it in a dry place until the next time it is used.

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Live-Bait Fishing Tips for Pike

May 10, 2011 10:28 am
posted by Terry

  1.  If fishing for a 10 lb pike, you need to find baitfish that are 8 to 12 inches long.
  2. Chub, golden shriner, sucker, smelt or ciscoes are excellent choices for live bait.
  3. Using your baitcasting reel with at least a 20 lb monofilament line, rig your baitfish on a braided wire leader with a 2/0 to 6/0 single hook.  Push the hook into the mouth of the fish until the end of the hook sticks out over the top of the baitfishes snout.
  4. To make the baitfish float, hook the fish through its back.
  5. Besides using a single hook, baitfish can also be ringed on a quick-strike rig that has a pair of double or treble hooks.  If you get a strike, set your hook immediately.


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Four Fishing Tips For Catching Pike

May 9, 2011 9:25 am
posted by Terry

1.   Use a medium power baitcasting reel with a 15 to 20 lb nylon monofilament line for catching a medium size fish.

 2.  If trying to catch a trophy fish, use a heavy power baitcasting reel with a  30 to 50 lb line.

3.  During late spring to early summer, pike tend to hand around week bays and shallow gravel or rock bars.

4.  When fishing near weeds, use a single or tandem-blade spinner bait.  Spinner bait is the easiest type of bait to retrieve in this type of fishing situation.

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Tips for Baitcasting Fishing Line

May 6, 2011 10:46 am
posted by Terry

When choosing fishing line for your Daiwa Baitcasting reel consider the following tips.

  1. Line weight is based on what the angler is fishing for and the rating of the reel.
  2. Using a 15-20 pound monofilament line makes the reel easier to cast and easier to pick out backlashes if this occurs.
  3. A heavier line allows, the angler to cast longer distances and gives more control over lure placement.
  4. Braid and fluorocarbon lines can be used with a baitcasting reel.
  5. Remember to fill the spool half-full or you may waste a lot of line.
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Tips for Fishing Line for Shimano Reels

May 5, 2011 11:37 am
posted by Terry

The type of fishing situation will determine the type of line needed for the Shimano spinning reel.  The most line weight needed for a spinning reel is usually 10 lbs or less.  Using more than this weight can cause backlash and other problems.

Beside the line weight, anglers also consider their fishing situation.  When fishing in or around rocks, anglers tend to use the monofilament line that is tough or extra tough.  If the water is clear, fluorocarbon line works great for this situation.  Last but not least, when fishing around the lily pads or grassy area, try using the braid or fused line.

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Tips for Dock Fishing for Bass (Part II continued)

May 4, 2011 10:34 am
posted by Terry

When fishing on or near a dock for bass consider the following tips:

  1. Fish on docks that provide shade.
  2. Cast underneath the dock if possible.
  3. Fish by a dock that has covered boats that look like they have not been moved, the bass have probably not moved either.
  4. Fish on docks that are anchored by post and in 4 feet or less water.
  5. Fish midday not morning or evening.
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Tips for Dock Fishing for Bass (Part I)

May 3, 2011 10:30 am
posted by Terry

When fishing on or near a dock for bass consider the following tips:

  1. Fish on a dock that is surrounded by clear to moderately clear water.
  2. For fishing in front of the dock use topwater or spinnerbait.
  3. Fish on a sunny day.
  4. Fish on a dock that has bulrush patches or lily pads nearby.
  5. Summer time is the best time to fish on a dock.
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Tips for Grass Fishing

May 2, 2011 9:26 am
posted by Terry

Fishing for smallmouth bass in the grass can be a rewarding catch if a few simple tips are followed.  If the line on your Shimano spinning fishing reel is getting hung up, then the grass is too thick for the bass.  Try fishing in grass that is no taller than 3 feet and is surrounded by water that is at least 5 feet deep.  Look for bare spots throughout the grassy area and then cast your favorite jerkbait in one of those spots.

If fishing from a boat, try to keep 15 feet away from your target area.  Your goal is to catch the bass, not to spook them with your boat.

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Fishing License Laws

April 28, 2011 10:16 am
posted by Terry

Now that warmer weather is here you may be wanting to go fishing with your favorite fishing reel. You may also be wondering if you need a fishing license to catch and release the fish. The answer to this question is yes. You do need a fishing license even if you are going to release the fish. However, in some places you can use your favorite Fishing Reel without a license. One of these places is the marine district of New York. Although you do not currently need a license to fish here, there will be a no fee registry for you to sign. It is thought that this registry will be available in June 2011. If you desire, you can also get a lifetime fishing license. This would eliminate the need of getting your fishing license renewed.

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Tips for Ram-Feeding Bass

April 26, 2011 10:04 am
posted by Terry

Ram-feeding is when the bass moves forward quickly and overtakes its prey.  For the bass that are exhibiting this type of behavior, the angler has many choices of live baits that can be used in this situation.  However, the angler also needs to consider the type of Cayenne baitcasting fishing reel being used, the lake’s foliage, and the water temperature.

Live baits that can be used in this situation are worms, leaches, frogs and minnows.  Try to match the bait with the lakes foliage.  If the bait does not seem to be luring the bass, then try a different kind.  Last but not least, if the water temperature is below 55 degrees, try using a minnow for this type of feeding behavior.

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