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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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Tips – Bait For Trout Fishing

May 20, 2011 10:03 am
posted by Terry


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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Three Feeding Behaviors of Bass

April 25, 2011 9:00 am
posted by Terry

Largemouth bass have three types of feeding behaviors.  These feeding behaviors can make or break an angler catching limit for the day.  So it is important for the angler to have his Citrix fishing reel and at least three different types of lures or bait that would match the bass feeding behavior of the day.

Basically there are three types of feeding behaviors.  The first of these is called ram-feeding.  Ram-feeding is when the bass moves forward quickly and overtakes its prey.  The next type of behavior is called suction.  The bass sucks in the prey along with the water around it.  The last type of behavior is known as biting.  In biting, the bass is in the chewing mood and is just waiting for the lure or bait to drop nearby its nesting area.

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Nine Reasons Why You Catch a Bass – Part 3

April 13, 2011 10:37 am
posted by Terry

On the seventh day of April my Abu Garcia fishing reel caught a bass because it was guarding its territory.

On the eighth day of April my Lew’s fishing reel caught a bass because it was trying to kill my musky jitterbug lure.

On the ninth day of April my Daiwa fishing reel caught a bass because the bass had never seen a lure.

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Effective Fishing With Powerbait

April 4, 2011 9:44 am
posted by Terry

Fishing with powerbait can be quite effective if done properly. Still fishing is the best way to use this kind of bait. It is not as effective in streams or other moving bodies of water. Most powerbait comes in little jars, and you simply roll it into a ball around the hook on your line. Powerbait comes in many different colors, and can be effective for different species of fish. The label on the jar will say which species that particular color of bait is meant for. A good baitcasting reel equipped with no heavier than six pound line is the exceptional combination with the bait. The baitcasting reel is more of a personal preference, as long as it is a quality model. After securing the bait, simply cast out and wait for the fish to bite. There is no special technique for reeling in.

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Northeastern Oklahoma Fishing Report Part 2

April 1, 2011 10:14 am
posted by Terry

Reported 3/30/11

Kaw: March 28. March 28.  Elevation below normal. Catfish fair on fresh and cut shad in the main lake. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around structure and off of riprap near the bridges. Report submitted by David Rempe, game warden stationed in Grant and Kay counties.

Lower Illinois: March 28. Elevation normal, water 44 and clear. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits at 2 ft. all along the river. White bass fair on jigs at 3 ft. all along the river. Channel catfish good on cut bait on bottom all along the river. Crappie fair on jigs at 3 ft. all along the river. Trout excellent fly-fishing the surface, on rooster tails at 1-2 ft. and on Power Bait on bottom above Gore Landing. Report submitted by D. Tracy, Town of Gore.

Oologah: March 27. Elevation 1/3 ft. above normal, water 50-55 and clear on the south end and muddy on the north end. Crappie fair on jigs in the Big Creek area, on minnows and jigs at 15 ft. around brush piles, on jigs around the lake and on jigs below the dam. White bass fair on jigs in the Big Creek area, on jigs in creeks around the lake and on jigs below the dam. Blue catfish fair on juglines baited with shad at 15-20 ft. near the channel. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Skiatook: March 28. Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water mid 50s and clear. White bass fair on rooster tails along rocky shorelines. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-15 ft. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Sooner: March 28. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on live shad and slabs. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush piles. Report submitted by Doug Gottschalk, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Spavinaw: March 29. Elevation slightly below normal, water 54 and dingy. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around the dam area. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits. Report submitted by Dwight Moore, City of Tulsa.

Tenkiller: March 28. Elevation 2 1/2 ft. below normal and steady, water 58-60 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on soft plastic baits or crankbaits in coves. Crappie slow trolling deep running lures in the upper end of lake and on plastic jigs in docks. White bass good trolling jigs and deep running lures in the upper part to Horseshoe Bend and on jigs and inline spinnerbaits in the upper end. Report by Monte Brooks, Cookson Village Resort.

Webbers Falls: March 29. Elevation normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and jig and worms along riprap, creek channels and brush structure. Catfish good on fresh cut bait on bottom. Crappie good at 8 ft. along bridges, brush piles and shorelines. Report submitted by Lark Wilson, game warden stationed in Muskogee County.

Reported by Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

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Crappie Fishing

March 30, 2011 9:39 am
posted by Terry

The crappie are spawning and waiting for their favorite bait.  So grab your Shimano and make a pit stop at your local bait shop.

Your local bait shop offers a variety of lures or live baits for crappie fishing.  Many anglers use Maribou Jigs, Curly-tail Grubs, or Spinners.  However, crappies also like worms, crawfish, and minnows.  So if the crappies aren’t biting, keep trying different bait until you find one that works for you.

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UV Lures

March 29, 2011 10:36 am
posted by Terry

UV Lures are lures that reflect ultraviolet light.  These lures seem to attract bass, crappie, walleyes, and muskies.  Anglers have had success catching bass that were bedded down in the moss.

According to research, these lures have several advantages.  The colors of these lures are very close to the actual natural color of a real bait fish.  Besides the color, fish are able to see these lures further away.  So grab your Shimano and try out a UV Lure.

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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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