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How Do Lures Visually Appeal to Fish?

Tuesday May 27, 2014


Motion, size, and shape are the most important visual stimuli to many fish, and items you need to consider when selecting lures and especially when making a retrieve. Here's some food for thought about what triggers fish to strike.


Ways to Achieve Better Spincasting

Tuesday May 27, 2014


Spincasting tackle is easy to use but not foolproof. Follow this advice to deal with line twist, spool issues, gear selection, and casting accuracy and distance with this equipment.


Starting Kids Fishing

Monday May 26, 2014


There's a right way and a wrong way to start youngsters out fishing, and you want to follow the former so that it's a pleasurable experience. Here are some thoughts on what species, seasons, and tackle will help make that a happy event.

Facts About Line Strength

Sunday May 25, 2014


Strength is obviously an important line characteristic in fishing, and line manufacturers have emphasized strength for decades, often in a misleading way. As a result, most anglers don't understand that few of the labels on fishing line spools actually mean what they say. Here are the facts.


Facts About Brown Trout

Saturday May 24, 2014


Brown trout are a popular catch from spring through fall, especially at this time of year in rivers and lakes. Here are some facts about their life and behavior.


Where to Find Spring Panfish

Sunday May 18, 2014

crpp002.jpgSpring is a terrific time to be fishing for crappies, yellow perch, bluegills, and other sunfish species, all of which spawn sometime during this season. Here are the details on where to look for these fish and what to use.


Catch More Spring Bass with Cranks and Jigs

Saturday May 17, 2014

lmb224.jpgMany anglers have a tendency to fish too fast for spring bass, especially early in the season. Two lure types that are good for slowing down and catching fish are shallow to mid-depth crankbaits, and jigs. Here's the key tactics for using these lures.


Take Mom Fishing

Wednesday May 7, 2014

sun074.jpgThere's a bunch of good reasons why more women should be fishing. With Mother's Day coming up, it's time to think about getting your mother, the mother of your children, your daughter, or any female friend with an interest in fishing on the water.

Get Mom (or Another Woman in Your Life) a Fishing Gift

Sunday May 4, 2014

DSC_3177.JPGHere are some ideas about fishing-related gifts - outside the rod-and-reel box - that you can get for a woman who is new to fishing, or whom you'd like to introduce to the sport. That could certainly be mom, or even your daughter, spouse, or a friend.


Fish Shallow for Spring Trout in Lakes

Friday May 2, 2014

trol001.jpgIn spring, trout in lakes are shallow and spooky. It takes trolling to cover the water effectively and creative presentations to put fish in the net. Start when the ice melts and keep an eye on the near-surface temperature. Here are the details.

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