Nevada fishing report, Jan. 23, 2019 Las Vegas Review-Journal
Stripers are hiding in the brush along shelves in coves of Boulder Basin at Lake Mead.
When nature gives you ice, go ice fishing | Sports | insightnews.com Insight News
Ice fishing is one of the coolest things you can do during the winter months in Minnesota … literally.
Steamboat Fishing Adventures benefits South Routt community's youth through ice fishing tournament - Steamboat Pilot & Today
Steamboat Fishing Adventures benefits South Routt community's youth through ice fishing tournament Steamboat Pilot & Today
Wettlaufer has owned and operated Steamboat Fishing Adventures for two years, and for those two years, he's taken charge of the annual Ice Fishing ...
Texas Fishing Report Herald-Whig
The weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for Jan. 23 and also available on the internet at http://www.txfishing.com :.
Catching ‘Z’ and your biggest bass: Chicagoland Fishing, Travel and Outdoor Expo - Chicago Sun-Times
Catching ‘Z’ and your biggest bass: Chicagoland Fishing, Travel and Outdoor Expo Chicago Sun-Times
Mark Zona comes home to talk catching big smallmouth Saturday at the Chicagoland Fishing, Travel & Outdoor Expo.
New to the boat show: A jet ski for fishing Star Tribune
The management team at Minneapolis Motor Sports toyed with the idea of customizing a new, jet-powered personal watercraft (PWC) into a sleek little fishing ...
Happiness is a warm ice shack on a frigid day of fishing observer-me.com
Here in the sun-drenched Florida Keys, the nearest thing to an ice shack is a small shed near the marina that holds two big chest freezers where boaters get ...
4 Ice-Fishing Gear Essentials Outdoor Life
Sometimes the most simple pieces of gear can help revolutionize your fishing game. Here are four of our favorite best-kept secrets.
Conservation club encourages outdoor fun at fishing derby Chicago Tribune
Families can fish, toss eggs, win prizes, and get *fresh* air by the lake at annual festival in Antioch. After a mild first half of January, Leonard Dane rejoiced when ...
Let's go fishing! Several San Antonio-area spots to fish for rainbow trout WOAI
It's time to go fishing! Several San Antonio-area ponds are set to be stocked with rainbow trout this week, part of the Texas Parks and Wildlife stocking schedule.
Fishing report for week of Jan. 23-29 | Eastman bass bite rebounds, McSwain trout hitting - Fresno Bee
Fishing report for week of Jan. 23-29 | Eastman bass bite rebounds, McSwain trout hitting Fresno Bee
Fishing report for week of Jan. 23-29, 2019 for the central San Joaquin Valley, ocean and Delta compiled by Dave Hurley and edited by Roger George.
The key to a safe ice fishing season ThoroldNews.com
Put safety first, and remember to carry proper licensing.
Shark fin soup and fishing boats: Galapagos sharks under threat Washington Post
Fearsome marine predators are preyed upon by thousands of large and small fishing boats in the famed reserve.
Elusive swan, with fishing hook in beak, rescued on frozen Lake Quinsigamond Worcester Telegram
SHREWSBURY – An injured and elusive swan, with a fishing hook through its beak and fishing line wrapped around its neck, was captured by firefighters on ...
Wayne magistrate facing judicial ethics charges stemming from fishing violations - West Virginia MetroNews
Wayne magistrate facing judicial ethics charges stemming from fishing violations West Virginia MetroNews
Charges stem from a 2017 incident in which Magistrate David E. Ferguson was cited for illegal trout fishing and allegedly lied and tried to obstruct Natural ...
From body snatchers to walking catfish. This is what freshwater fishing looks like Miami Herald
Non-native fish abound in South Florida *fresh* waters. How they affect the environment is difficult to answer. But it makes fishing fun, especially for out-of-towners.
What you need to know about ice fishing in Colorado if it's your first time The Denver Post
Ice fishing is much easier, cheaper and safer than you might have thought -- and you probably have a lot of the gear already in your closet.
Get tips at Chicagoland Fishing, Travel & Outdoor Expo Chicago Daily Herald
The Progressive Insurance Chicagoland Fishing, Travel & Outdoor Expo returns to Schaumburg this week with will more than 100 travel-related exhibitors and a ...
Vermont's Free Ice Fishing Day is January 26 Mountaintimes
Vermont's sixth annual Free Ice Fishing Day is Saturday, Jan. 26. The day is geared toward giving new ice anglers an opportunity to try ice.
Focus on Thai fishing distracts from worker abuse in other sectors - researchers Agriculture.com
By Rina ChandranBANGKOK, Jan 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Millions of migrant workers in Thailand's construction, agriculture and livestock industries ...
Brittle star sea 'dinosaurs' at risk from commercial fishing, researchers say The Guardian
Ancient species lives at depths of 200 to 800 metres, where key commercial fishing species are found.
Fishing finds a niche among youth Herald-Mail Media
FAIRPLAY — Although interest in some outdoor traditions is waning among millennials, fishing is finding its place among youths, particularly at the high school ...
More than 100K rainbow trout planted across valley's public fishing ponds News3LV
The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) announced Sunday, Jan. 20, that it has planted more than 100000 catchable rainbow trout in urban fishing ponds at ...
South China Sea: Fishing on the frontline of Beijing’s ambitions Financial Times
As clashes over territorial claims intensify, Vietnam's fishermen fear becoming collateral damage in a bigger conflict.
Tyler man to be inducted into Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame KLTV
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department announced a Tyler man will be inducted into the Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame.
Sport anglers irked by Lake Superior fishing pact Ashland Daily Press
Some sports anglers on Lake Superior said they aren't happy with how state officials and two tribes reached a newly negotiated Lake Superior Fishing ...
Upstate NY ice fishing tournament: $40,000 in cash, prizes NewYorkUpstate.com
Brenndan Taft caught this impressive 2.58-pound crappie on Big Flats Pond in Chemung County on a jig tipped with wax worm. He currently leads the crappie ...
Ice fishing finally underway on Saginaw River MLive.com
Braving subzero temperatures, ice fishermen from around the area got up early to be out on the Saginaw River hoping to catch some fish.
Friday Fishing Report AL.com
Captain Mike Gerry guided these anglers to an amazing catch of bass on Lake Guntersville last weekend, with the five largest fish weighing in at 32 pounds.
Dispute over tribal fishing among issues facing new DNR secretary Madison.com
Some of the challenges facing new DNR secretary Preston Cole will be on the Natural Resources Board agenda this week.
Man dead after possibly drowning while ice fishing, brother in mourning WANE
Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a possible drowning after a man's body was found in a DeKalb County lake.
Poke Pole Fishing | Perspectives | Perspectives KQED
Future passions are often formed by childhood experiences. For Joshua Chan, a particular kind of fishing has spawned concern for the marine environment.
Family falls through ice on Mosquito Lake while fishing WJW FOX 8 News Cleveland
BAZETTA TOWNSHIP, Ohio-- A family of seven fell through the ice on Mosquito Lake while ice fishing Sunday afternoon. They were able to pull themselves out ...
'Fish connoisseur' makes rare catch Twin Falls Times-News
LEWISTON — Jake Kremer is the type of angler who embraces the diversity of fish in Idaho's waters. He isn't *content* to only angle for popular species like bass, ...
Coast Guard rescues man from fishing vessel Brownsville Herald
The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a 63-year-old man Tuesday morning from the entrance to the Brownsville Ship Channel near South Padre Island.
Hilton Head man hooks 7 great white sharks in 8 hours. The last shark was a 2,600-lb ‘hog’ - Island Packet
Hilton Head man hooks 7 great white sharks in 8 hours. The last shark was a 2,600-lb ‘hog’ Island Packet
Hilton Head SC fisherman Chip Michalove hooked 7 great white sharks Friday off the coast of Hilton Head, SC and tagged the biggest great white male shark in ...
Winter arrives and builds fishable ice: Chicago fishing, Midwest Fishing Report Chicago Sun-Times
Winter's arrival switches an odd winter; ice fishing around Chicago is much in the picture for this sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report.
7 family members fall into Mosquito Lake while ice fishing WKBN.com
The family was in an ice tent when they fell through.
Emmanuel Macron Is Fishing for a Brexit Advantage Bloomberg
Maritime issues have become the focus for Paris's no-deal preparations, as the concerns of the gilets jaunes take precedence over the wealthy.
Radar tags to monitor albatross interactions with fishing vessels New Atlas
Threatened and endangered albatrosses in the South Atlantic are getting a break as BAS seabird ecologist Richard Phillips puts newly developed ...
Wildlife Watch: Ice fishing WCAX
This weekend is Vermont's free Ice Fishing Day when anyone can get out on the ice even if they don't have a license. Our Ike Bendavid went out with Fish and ...
How to Find the Best Bass Fishing Spots Wired2Fish
Terry Bolton just got back from the 2019 FLW Tour bass tournament on Sam Rayburn where he found the winning groups of bass to earn $125000. The biggest ...
Ice Fishing Extravaganza this Weekend Near Brainerd WJON News
The annual Brainerd Jaycee's Ice Fishing Extravaganza is this weekend. Chairman Clint Meyer says they'll have a kick-off party on Friday night before the big ...
At Ice Fishing Derby, thrill of the chase is all it's cracked up to be Berkshire Eagle
LANESBOROUGH — As soon as sunrise allowed it, Don Whalen and Jared Radke, of Lanesborough, made their way onto iced-covered Pontoosuc Lake.
Friends rescue man who fell through pond while ice fishing WTOL
A man was saved by his friends after falling through the ice while ice fishing in north Toledo.
Need leadership for Idaho's river towns, fish Idaho County Free Press
The government shutdown doesn't help the situation and it is threatening Idaho families whose livelihoods depend on a hatchery-based steelhead season.
Fishing in a SnoBear adds comfort to cold, blustery day in the... Grand Forks Herald
No jacket, no gloves, no need. The thermostat was set at a comfortable 70 degrees. And so it went on this January day that delivered almost everything winter in ...
Cold, wind, thick ice: CNY ice fishing is great (photos, video) newyorkupstate.com
Despite the cold, despite the wind, it was fun day be outside on the ice.
New law calls for recreational fishing data, more Carolinacoastonline
MOREHEAD CITY — There's a new federal law on the books – the Modern Fish Act – and it's aimed to improve recreational fishing data and look into limited ...
Idaho fishing report: Ice season is in full swing Idaho Statesman
Conditions for ice fishing in Idaho are ideal right now. Try Lake Cascade, Horsethief Reservoir or Magic Reservoir to fish for trout, perch or kokanee while the ice ...
Adios Panasonic? Tesla Is Fishing For A New Battery Supplier For Its Chinese Car Factory CCN
By CCN.com: Following CEO Elon Musk's November announcement that Tesla will source production inputs for the new Shanghai Gigafactory locally, the ...
Delaware surf fishing fees to increase, permits capped at 17,000 Delmarva Daily Times
Surf fishers in Delaware have until Feb. 1 to snag state park vehicle permits before fees go up, and a finite period before the newly implemented cap hits 17,000.
Recreational fishing rules to be overhauled under new law The Associated Press
The rules that govern recreational marine fishing in the U.S. will get an overhaul due to a new law passed by Congress, and the country's millions of anglers and ...
Why You Need to Bass Fish With Bladed Jigs Wired2Fish
Pro bass angler Dave Lefebre highlights why bladed jigs (aka vibrating jigs) are an excellent alternative to spinnerbaits and crankbaits, and how to fish them to ...
Is the fishing industry leaving enough food for Antarctica's top predators? Science Magazine
Krill, crustaceans smaller than a cigarette, play an outsize role in the ecology of the ocean around Antarctica: Penguins, whales, and other predators feast on ...
Brussels prepares for post-Brexit fish clash with UK Financial Times
Brussels has recognised that EU member states may need to negotiate country-by-country fishing deals to access to UK waters after a no-deal Brexit, in an ...
16 inches of ice: Sheriff gives blessing for Jaycees' Ice Fishing... Brainerd Dispatch
If there were any doubts about ice conditions this winter—there aren't anymore. The 29th annual Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza received ...
Fatal crash on Interstate 80 near Fishing Creek Road | News, Sports, Jobs Lock Haven Express
LOCK HAVEN - A 49-year-old Sunbury woman has died of injuries she suffered Monday morning in a one-vehicle crash in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 80, ...
'Electric pulse fishing' is illegal and it's turning the ocean into a graveyard — here's why fishermen are doing it anyway - Business Insider
'Electric pulse fishing' is illegal and it's turning the ocean into a graveyard — here's why fishermen are doing it anyway Business Insider
Electric pulse fishing involves pulling a net loaded with electrodes across the sea to produce an electric field in the water, then shocks the fish.
New fly fishing shop opening in downtown Lynchburg Lynchburg News and Advance
A new fly fishing shop will soon open next month at 920 Commerce Street in Lynchburg.
Fish Florentine KATV
by Gary Duke at Alley Oops. 4 fish fillets, use a white fish such as cod, halibut, flounder or tilapia. Salt and pepper each side of the fish. 2 tablespoon olive oil, ...
New York agency offers free ice-fishing clinic WBNG-TV
The Department of Environmental Conservation is holding a free ice-fishing clinic in Rensselaer County.
Big fish caught by Upstate NY ice anglers (reader photos) newyorkupstate.com
The current Arctic-like weather is creating ideal conditions for ice formation; the fishing is only going to get better.
Humminbird Mad Bobber Ice Fishing Contest Moved Off Madison To Duck Lake KEYC
Concerns over unsafe ice conditions have prompted a change in venue for the Humminbird Mad Bobber Ice Fishing Contest.
Ice Fishing Walleyes: Advanced Spoon Tricks Wired2Fish
Wired2Fish staffer Kyle Peterson shares his early ice strategies for attracting and catching walleye. The game plan is based around making some noise; Kyle ...
Sufix Advance Monofilament Line Review Wired2Fish
Sufix released their Advanced Monofilament line in 2018. We got some sample spools in late 2017 and have been fishing it off and on a lot over the last few ...
Government shutdown costing New Bedford fishing company more than $17,000 a week - SouthCoastToday.com
Government shutdown costing New Bedford fishing company more than $17,000 a week SouthCoastToday.com
NEW BEDFORD — The longest government shutdown in U.S. history is beginning to affect the most valuable fishing port in the country.The partial shutdown ...
Fuel Tankers Help Highlight Illegal Fishing Hotspots Hakai Magazine
Fuel tankers may help track down illegal fishing and unravel the criminal networks behind it, according to an Australian study. Across the world's oceans, up to ...
Human torso discovered in fishing nets off Cork coast IrishCentral
A decomposed human torso has been found in the nets of a fishing trawler fishing off the coast of Cork.
Kentucky Afield Outdoors: New Fishing Regulations for 2019 Commonwealth Journal's History
FRANKFORT, Ky. - An old blues song "High Water Everywhere" lamented the damage caused by the great 1927 Mississippi River flood.
Illegal Fishing Is a Global Security Threat Bloomberg
It can fuel food shortages, arms trafficking, and even terrorism. It's also very big business.
Reader mailbag: New fishing rules for the new year and more Idaho Statesman
Idaho Fish and Game made statewide updates to the rule book for 2019, '20 and '21. Plus, an update on ice fishing at Lake Cascade, Horsethief Reservoir and ...
North state fishing report Chico Enterprise-Record
COLLINS LAKE: Recent rains have stained the water, but trout anglers are still catching trophies and trout plants are ongoing. One 6- and a couple of 5-pound ...
Forget Fishing, Britain’s Digital Sector Is Now 9,000% Bigger Forbes
What's more important to Britain's economy, fishing or video games? Listen to the BBC's flagship radio news show, the Today program, and you're sure to hear ...
Favorite Fishing Major League Rod Giveaway Wired2Fish
Enter for a chance to win a fishing rod with your favorite Major League Baseball team logo from Favorite Fishing.
4 Simple Tricks to Protect Ice Fishing Gear Outdoor Life
The best way to outlast Mother Nature on frozen water is to take care of your gear, whether that's while transporting it on the ice, or placing it in offseason storage ...
Commercial Fishing Boat Capsizes Off Oregon Coast, Killing 3 The Weather Channel
Three fishermen were killed Tuesday when their commercial fishing vessel capsized in rough waters off the Oregon coast. The three-man crew of the Mary B. II ...
Crappie Fishing: Spider Rigging Beginner’s Tips Wired2Fish
Professional crappie angler Tim Blackley takes the intimidation out of spider rig fishing with this beginner's video. He starts by emphasizing that 2-3 rods are all ...
Government Shutdown May Hamper Alaska's Lucrative Fishing Industry NPR
The shutdown has closed much of the National Marine Fisheries *Service*, which oversees Bering Sea fisheries off the Alaska coast. Industry workers don't know ...
Shade's Mills will not open for ice-fishing this season KitchenerToday.com
The situation surrounding this past weekend's jet fuel spill in the area of the 401 and Highway 6 North continues to deliver bad news. The Grand River ...
Ice Fishing in the Boundary Waters Outdoor Life
Massive mineral deposiits occur iini the same watershed as the BWCA, Quetico Provincial Park, and Voyageurs National Park, all of which are at risk if the ...
Crowds explore hunting, fishing gear at Carolina Outdoor Expo WITN
GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - The Greenville Convention Center transformed into an outdoorsman's paradise this weekend for the annual Carolina Outdoor Expo ...
Drop in hunting, fishing licenses could harm Michigan economy, reports show Bridge Michigan
LANSING — Fewer Michiganders are hunting and fishing each year as baby boomers get older, a trend that could wallop the state's economy and efforts to ...
Partial Government Shutdown Hooks Alaska's Fishing Industry NPR
January marks the opening of Bering Sea fisheries. Boats need federal permits and inspections before they can leave the docks. The shutdown has put ...
Hunting and fishing: The craziest catches and kills of 2018 Fox News
2018 marked a particularly wild year in outdoor news, from record-breaking python kills to an epically giant hammerhead shark — and let's not forget about the ...
Anglers in Madison bundle up to ice fish in frigid temperatures WKOW
MADISON (WKOW) – Despite bitter cold temperatures settling in, dozens of people spent their Sunday out ice fishing. They had some tricks to stay warm.
2019 All Canada Show Clark's Resorts and Outposts Fly-in Fishing Trip Giveaway Fox11online.com
One lucky contestant will win a 7-day fishing trip to Clark's Resorts and Outposts located in Vermilion Bay, Ontario Canada. The winner also gets to bring one ...
Why marriage is a lot like halibut fishing Fox News
Whenever I meet a couple that has been married for more than 50 years I always ask them how they've done it. One man said, “We agreed whoever wants the ...
Patagonian Squid Riots Shake South America’s Fishing Leader Bloomberg
An attempt to regulate the capture of a type of Patagonian predatory mollusc has unleashed violent protests dubbed “the squid wars” in South America's biggest ...
Ice fishing group safe, but experiences close call at Ogdensburg's Wheathouse Bay - WatertownDailyTimes.com
Ice fishing group safe, but experiences close call at Ogdensburg's Wheathouse Bay WatertownDailyTimes.com
OGDENSBURG — A trio of St. Lawrence County anglers say they feel fortunate to be alive after a section of ice they were preparing to fish through at ...
Reef rescue: Fish project bogged down temporarily Monitor
The artificial reefing project known as “RGV Reef,” already responsible for a big boost to the red snapper population off South Padre Island, was pulled through a ...
Salmon-fishing season opens on Scotland's River Tay amid hopes of rain Reuters
The salmon-fishing season got under way on the banks of Scotland's River Tay on Tuesday with a whisky toast and pipe band and, more unusually, hopes of ...
Fishing report, Dec. 27 The Columbian
White sturgeon retention is closed from Buoy 10 at the Mouth of the Columbia River upstream to the Oregon/Washington Border above McNary Dam, but ...
Michael Gove accused of dropping post‑Brexit fishing targets The Times
Michael Gove was accused of ditching legal commitments to stop overfishing in British waters after Brexit.Ministers are signed up to European Union rules, due ...
No thanks Brussels! British fishermen tell May to REJECT EU's no-deal Brexit fishing plans - Express
No thanks Brussels! British fishermen tell May to REJECT EU's no-deal Brexit fishing plans Express
EU chiefs will launch an attempt to guarantee European fishermen access to British waters in the event of a no-deal Brexit, it has emerged.
Delaware Surf Fishing Fees to Increase WBOC TV 16
Surf fishing permit rates on Delaware beaches are going up again.
Reward offered to catch thieves targeting fish houses on lakes in multiple Minnesota counties - KSTP
Reward offered to catch thieves targeting fish houses on lakes in multiple Minnesota counties KSTP
The owners of fishing shacks are being encouraged to take expensive gear home with them and leave only the basics behind in the ice house, after more than ...
Dr. C Fishing Line Doctor Pro Review Wired2Fish
This simple yet practical accessory takes a lot of hassle out of fishing line storage and spooling.
‘Everything’s moving’: Indonesia seeks global pushback on illegal fishing Mongabay.com
JAKARTA — When Indonesian authorities seized a notorious fishing boat last April carrying 30 kilometers (18 miles) of illegal gillnets, they found they had ...
Do You Know How to Fillet a Fish?
Finally you've caught the perfect fish. Now, do you know how to fillet your fish?
Surf Fishing The Outer Banks of North Carolina
My first experience surf fishing was with my father on Wrightsville Beach, NC in the 60's. He parked our shiny black Ford Fairlane in a gravel parking lot off the beach and we hiked over the dunes to the surf, carrying rods, buckets, tackle box and various other fishing paraphernalia. I remember him catching bluefish, croakers, puppy drum and flounder as I played in the tidal pools nearby. Later, my grandmother would fry the filleted fish to a golden brown and we would eat them with hushpuppies and coleslaw.
The Hendrickson Mayfly
Mayflies are essential to trout fly fishing. There are still ultra purists who consider casting dry mayfly patterns upstream to rising trout the ONLY form of fly fishing. I wasn't brought up that way and find that way of thinking too limiting. For one thing it would severely limit my time on the water, and would force me to get rid of about three-fourths of my beloved fly fishing gear. However, I must admit, there is a certain timeless quality to casting classic dry flies upstream to rising trout. And if that were available to me year round, well I might move to closer to ultra purist status.
There Is Bass In The Grass
Did you ever plan that fishing trip to the big lake, then when you got there you realized you had no idea where to start fishing? Too much ground to cover, right? Let's break it down a bit to simplify it.
Catch Your Limit With These Fishing Supplies
Great fishing supplies are an essential when it comes to netting the big game out at the lake or the stream. You can't expect the fish to bite, though, if you don't bring your A game. And a big part of a top-notch game is the right gear--from rods and reels, to lines, lures, and tackle boxes.
Its Raining... Time to Go Fishing!
Ah, fishing in the rain. You may not like the rain, but the fish sure love it!
Take a Kid Fishing
Take a kid fishing and they will learn to be successful in life. As an avid fisherman for over 30 years I have to look back on my life and consider it a success. I credit that success to my passion for fishing. Why? You ask. Well, I am the youngest of three boys of a single mother. My oldest brother was six years older than I was and loved the outdoors. On occasion he would take me with him and his friends to go fishing. We really had a great time. We caught a few fish, but most of the time we just wound up in a rock skipping contest or swimming.
Trout Species ? Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout
Rainbow Trout: Few freshwater fish can match the fighting spirit and beauty of a Rainbow Trout.
Bass Fishing? Watch Out For the Gators!
Lakes in certain parts of the country contain more than something you want in your livewell. Alligators. They can be no more obvious than a rock or a log, so be careful. You want to get a bite, not get bit. Let me share one of my bass fishing experiences with you. This is bayou country. When I go to the lakes south of Houston, I have to watch for gators. So I'm always keeping an eyeball peeled for 'em. But sometimes ... So last night I look and everything is clear so I walk down to the water and start bass fishing. After a few minutes, while I'm looking around I see this big log. This big log that gets oddly thinner at the end up on the shore and thicker in the water, and has odd bumps on it. Hold on .. that doesn't look right. I look further up the log to see how far it extends into the water and... It has 2 big ol' eyes ... lookin' at me!! And it's only 10 feet away (just a quick couple of steps for a gator). Ooookay! I slowly and calmly reel in my line (on the outside - on the inside, I'm in total panic) pick up my gear and move on. So I go over to this other part of the lake, and now it's dark so I get up on a pier. I'm sitting in the woods in the dark and I hear something walking down the pier towards me. Not heavy enough to be human footsteps. With what little bit of starlight there is, I can see something about the size of a medium dog coming at me. What do I do now? Well, I can't see what it is, but I can tell it's not a dog. So I get aggressive towards it to see if I can scare it away. Fortunately, it worked. I pointed the tip of my fishing pole towards it and it scampered away. As it left I thought it looked like a large raccoon. Probably nothing to worry much about after all, but they can be aggressive and rabid. But it's creepy in the woods in the complete dark not being sure what's around you. Then, in the water, I see the outline of this huge catfish swim right up underneath me below the pier I'm on. Wow! That's a big one! I've got to move bait up and fish under the pier and catch him! So, I decide to put a light on it and see if I can get a better look at this monster. I aim the spotlight straight down into the water and... Hey, look at that weed ... there were no weeds along this pier earlier. Hmmm. So I lean further over the pier to get a better look at this mystery weed .... YIKES! THAT'S NO WEED - IT'S A CLAW - A BIG CLAW! There is a gator right underneath me!! Apparently (and I was able to confirm this on follow up visits) the gator is savvy to the fact that people catch fish and put them on stringers around the dock; making a great free and easy meal for the gator. That's enough. I'm goin' home. Forget all about that macho stuff and learn how to play guitar.
Night Fishing Preparation, The Key To Success
Preparation is the Key To Successful Night Fishing, You Better Have These...
Marine News Fall 2004 - Endangered and Threatened in Florida
Our oceans are home to many marine mammals, fish, turtles, corals and others. The delicate balance between man and the ocean is constantly being challenged by the demands of our society. Most of our planet is covered by water, a necessary ingredient of human life. The state of our oceans should be uppermost in our minds in order for quality of life for all species to remain as it is.
The Low Down On Worms
We all know that plastic worms are one of the most productive lures there are, but did you know certain worms have special uses? I have a whole tackle box with nothing but plastic worms in it, hundreds of them!
Finding and Catching Fish has Never Been Easier With the Garmin 250 Fish Finder
The Garmin Fishfinder 250 is Garmin's latest addition to their family of marine chartplotters, handheld GPS, fish finders and GPS sounders and its already gaining a great reputation amongst the angling community.
Organization is Key to Successful Fishing
Talk to a professional angler like Kevin Schweder(2003 PWT Rookie of the Year), and you will quickly find out that organization is a major part of their game plan. Keeping rods and equipment organized provides many advantages, not the least of which is allowing the angler to spend more time fishing.
Do Fish See in Color
Fish do indeed perceive color. Every fly fisher knows that or ought to know that. Like humans, the retina of a fish have rods and cones. Cones are used in the day and rods at night. Color vision evolved to help fish identify potential food. In the environment of the fish, the background will either be the bottom, the water itself, or if looking up for food it could be the sky. The bottom is normally tannish olive to green. When looking across the water, the background appears pale silver blue. But if the water is off color due to algae or high water one must take that into consideration as well. Skylight becomes more important at dusk and dawn when it contains more reds.
Fishing Grubs, The React Lure for all Seasons
One of the most versatile of all lures, the grub mimics baitfish better than almost any other soft plastic bait, and they can be fished many different ways and all year round.
Making The Most of Your Time - Fishing Safety Rules Everyone Should Know
When you are going fishing, whether nearby your home or on a long distance trip, there are many fishing safety rules that you need to keep in mind.
How To Choose the Right Fly Line Weight
Written on the rod blank or handle is a code number which indicates the line that the rod manufacturer suggests is best for most customers; i.e., 6 line. To most fly anglers, this means that they should use nothing but a 6 weight line with this rod. But to get the full potential from different fishing situations, you may want to consider using several line sizes on your rod - perhaps varying as much as two line sizes from the one suggested on the rod.
The Worlds Top Water Bass Fishing Champion And His Techniques
I was fishing a small lake in central California back in 1980, I think it was that year. I had been fishing for a couple of hours and doing ok, catching some 1-2 pound fish and in a far I was fishing a small lake in central California back in 1980, I think it was that year. I had been fishing for a couple of hours and doing ok, catching some 1-2 pound fish and in a far distance I could see this man walking up with a bright red jacket. The closer he got, the more I noticed his jacket and all the patches on it, one said 1978 World Top Water Bass Fishing Champion, along with about 20 other patches. We began to talk, of course, I wanted to know all about him and he began to tell me about how he became champion. Now, I do want to say one thing here, I forget what he told me and I don't even know for sure if there is such a tournament for the World Top Water Championship but I watched this guy fish.
Drop-Shotting For Picky-Overfished Bass
There is a fairly new technique when it comes to bass fishing but it works great especially when bass are under a lot of pressure, it's called drop-shotting. When you see other fishermen using worms and fishing the edges of creek channels, try this and fish the bottom of the channels instead of the edges. It's also good around boat docks and bridges and in shallow water when the bass are bedding.
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