Davis is back with Fishing Funtacular! WKRN News 2
Good weather this weekend means the fishing poles are coming out and people are hitting the lakes and streams around Middle Tennessee.
2019 Illinois Spring Trout Fishing Season opens April 6 khqa.com
The 2019 Illinois Spring Trout Fishing Season opens on Saturday, April 6 at 58 ponds, lakes and streams throughout the state, with four new sites added for this ...
Galusha: That time of the year for open water fishing Quad City Times
It is that time of year again: The ice is gone, and anglers are looking for some good open water fishing. Some think because the water temperature is still in.
Photos: Mentored Youth Trout Fishing Day | Photo Galleries Carlisle Sentinel
A large crowd of parents and children try to catch fish at Children's Lake, Boiling Springs, as they spend their Saturday morning enjoying the Mentored Youth ...
NYS WInter Classic Fishing Tournament: $40000 in cash, prizes Syracuse.com
A total of 475 anglers from across the state competed this year.
The Fishing Corner: Notes of matter as sport fishing season nears end The Daily World
Many things are going to change in a little over a week on the local fishing scene. Sunday, March 31 will bring the 2018-19 sport fishing season to an end; and ...
Saturday is Mentored Youth Trout Fishing Day ABC27
It's the first weekend of trout season for some Pennsylvania anglers.
WATCH: Kids and families get an early trout fishing day in Pennsylvania lehighvalleylive.com
A day of fishing set aside for youngsters comes a week before the start of trout season in Pennsylvania.
SATURDAY MORNING FISHING REPORT: Ice Fishing Not Recommended on Area Lakes KIOW
This weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys and county and state parks staff. For current ...
Review: New canoe/kayak hybrid is packed with goodies for hunting and fishing USA TODAY
The new Old Town Discovery 119 Solo Sportsman is a highly manageable, delightfully lightweight boat.
Outdoors: Warmer weather heats up fishing - News - The Times - Beaver, PA The Times
Spring arrived Wednesday, and with it came warmer weather and a spike in fishing activity. Trout are being stocked, walleye are spawning, and pike and musky ...
Rachel Maddow stopped fishing in Tennessee to host show on Mueller report from Knoxville - Knoxville News Sentinel
Rachel Maddow stopped fishing in Tennessee to host show on Mueller report from Knoxville Knoxville News Sentinel
Rachel Maddow of msnbc hosted from UT Knoxville once news broke that Mueller's Trump-Russia investigation report was delivered.
Bass fishing: Western Hills' Hawkins signs with Campbellsville - The State Journal - State-Journal.com
Bass fishing: Western Hills' Hawkins signs with Campbellsville - The State Journal State-Journal.com
Logan Hawkins, 18, a senior at Western Hills High School, has signed with Campbellsville University to be on the school's bass fishing team. Hawkins has ...
Spring fishing: Where to go and when San Francisco Chronicle
Fishing for sturgeon and striped bass in San Pablo Bay is suddenly off-the-charts great, trout plants are at a year's peak as lakes settle and clear, and the ...
Fishing teams from 2 Oconee schools headed to national championship tourney Online Athens
Two high school bass fishing teams qualified for the National Championship tournament during a fishing tournament held earlier this month on Lake Hartwell.
Inshore anglers are finding good speckled trout fishing and pompano Florida Today
Speckled trout fishing has been really good the past week.
Photos: Hook, line and sinker at the New England Saltwater Fishing Show The Providence Journal
The New England Saltwater Fishing Show opened Friday and continues through Sunday at the Rhode Island Convention Center. With 445 booths and 350 ...
Friday Fishing Report AL.com
An end to the rains and clearing water promise better fishing this week from the Tennessee River lakes all the way to Dauphin Island.
On the Fly: Fly Fishing Film Tour comes to Aspen Aspen Times
One of the most anticipated nights of the year comes to the Wheeler Opera House at 7 p.m. Thursday.The Fly Fishing Film Tour is your chance to catch up.
Brazilian fishing trip topic of March 27 program Brainerd Dispatch
Eric Altena, Department of Natural Resources area fisheries manager in Little Falls, will share the story of his once-in-a-lifetime fishing trip in search of the exotic ...
Bethalto man busted for illegal fishing at Horseshoe Lake KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis
PONTOON BEACH, Ill. – A Bethalto, Illinois man is facing penalties—including a hefty fine—after being caught allegedly fishing commercially illegally at ...
North Sacramento River area fishing report for March 22, 2019 Redding Record Searchlight
Water releases in the Sacramento River in Redding are finally beginning to decrease; that makes for some great river fishing opportunities. The high releases ...
Fishing experts expect rising water to produce stellar spring... Grand Forks Herald
DEVILS LAKE—"This spring will be a throwback to the good old days," said angling educator, tournament walleye pro and Devils Lake fishing guide Johnnie ...
Electronic Monitoring on Fishing Vessels Improves Self-Reporting The Pew Charitable Trusts
Installing electronic monitoring (EM) systems on commercial fishing vessels leads to higher accuracy in logbook data, according to a new analysis of Australian ...
This magic fishing rig is the (almost) perfect fishing lure Norwalk Reflector
Is there a perfect fishing lure? Some magical offering that fish can't resist and results in a full stringer or cooler every time? No, but there's a fishy offering that will.
Jensen's Fishing the Midwest: Get ready for open water Mason City Globe Gazette
The winter of 2019 appears to be winding down, at least a little bit. I'm guessing that I've got a couple more ice fishing trips in me, but I can't get out now, so I'm ...
TWRA celebrates family fishing WVLT.TV
A TWRA officer in Marion came across three generations of men fishing.
Chick Clark Kid's Fishing program and other Longmont-area events March 23, 2019 - Longmont Times-Call
Chick Clark Kid's Fishing program and other Longmont-area events March 23, 2019 Longmont Times-Call
The Chick Clark Fishing Program, at Izaak Walton Pond, provides a special opportunity for Longmont youth (15 years old and younger) to learn how to fish, ...
Climate change hits maple syrup, fishing industries Foster's Daily Democrat
DURHAM — Some of the region's biggest food industries, notably maple syrup and fishing, are in peril as a result of climate change. That was the consensus ...
Q&A: Why fishery managers need to overhaul recreational fishing rules Science Magazine
For environmental conflict and political drama, it's hard to beat fishing. Almost all the fish consumed by developed countries comes from industrial fisheries, ...
Yakama tribal member charged with felony for fishing in the Puget Sound Kitsap Sun
KINGSTON — State authorities allege that a man claiming membership in the Yakama Nation Indian Tribe was fishing illegally in Suquamish Tribe waters near ...
Kids treated to day of free fishing fun in Longmont Longmont Times-Call
Tthe 16th annual Chick Clark Kids' Fishing Program at Izaak Walton Pond in Longmont kicked off Saturday with a free event for kids 15 and younger.
Teens arrested for allegedly stealing $20G of fishing gear from host of online fishing series - Fox News
Teens arrested for allegedly stealing $20G of fishing gear from host of online fishing series Fox News
Two juveniles are likely on the hook for burglary and grand theft after attempting to steal over $20,000 worth of gear from the host of an online fishing series.
News New boating & fishing laws take effect in Michigan this week Max White 6:05 WXYZ Detroit
Spring is here, and that means people across the state will soon be getting out on the water for boating and fishing. The state is reminding people of new boating ...
Florida man says woman hosed him down for fishing in water she owns Fox 35 Orlando
A fight over where a Florida man can fish is going viral after the man, Jose Ortiz of Melbourne, claimed that the pier's owner sprayed him with a hose because ...
Visa Is Avidly Fishing For A Crypto Blockchain Dev Hero CCN
Visa Inc. is seeking a full-time technical product manager in Palo Alto, California. In a job posting to SmartRecruiters, the global card giant said it is looking for ...
Opening water, LaSalle opener, coho: Chicago fishing, Midwest Fishing Report Chicago Sun-Times
There's more coho reports, ice opening, and Braidwood and LaSalle are open around Chicago fishing for this sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report.
Complaint says Collier man beat dad to death on fishing boat Naples Daily News
A Collier County man is facing charges in what the U.S. government says was an apparent killing on the high seas in the Gulf of Mexico off Marco Island.
A large lake trout stole this teen's ice fishing trap. Seven hours later, he got them both back - Bangor Daily News
A large lake trout stole this teen's ice fishing trap. Seven hours later, he got them both back Bangor Daily News
When Cob van de Sande headed out onto East Grand Lake with family and friends during February vacation, his day of ice fishing didn't go quite as he had ...
Free fishing days 2019 KWQC-TV6
As Summer inches closer every day, so does an opportunity to fish without a fishing license. Iowa has free fishing days June 7th-9th 2019 and Illinois has free ...
Have You Noticed Those Weird New Mailboxes? Here’s Why They Changed The New York Times
Mail fishing had been on the rise until the Postal *Service* unleashed a newfangled mailbox to combat the crime throughout the New York region.
Michigan has new rules for boating and fishing: Here's what to know Detroit Free Press
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently added the new regulations, which take effect March 21.
Fishing report: Snook bite remains strong around the Tampa Bay area The Ledger
What's biting and what's working to put fish in the cooler for Central Florida anglers.
Get the fishing gear ready! Free fishing days in Ohio coming up in May WJW FOX 8 News Cleveland
OHIO -- It's almost officially spring in Northeast Ohio and that means getting outdoors and having some fun! We now know the date of Free Fishing Days in Ohio.
"Dry Fishing" In Florida? Open Carry Harassment ~ VIDEO AmmoLand Shooting Sports News
Opinion by Phillip Evans. Florida – -(AmmoLand.com)- Michael Taylor, a fishing enthusiast and a member of Florida Carry, was accosted by police for about the ...
Ice Fishing Derby Draws Hundreds to Chicago Area WTTW News
Nearly 450 fishermen flocked to the 10th annual LVVA Ice Fishing Derby on Bangs Lake in north suburban Wauconda earlier this month. And we were there to ...
Braves' Jonny Venters on bass fishing, Michael Jordan's baseball, and golf dreams Sporting News
Sporting News writer Ryan Fagan is traveling through Florida and Arizona this spring, stopping at camps and chatting with the players. One of his side projects is ...
British cannot close off fishing waters post Brexit, says France The Local France
French Minister of Agriculture Didier Guillaume said Thursday it was "not possible" for Britain to close its waters to French and other EU fishermen after Brexit.
Mark your calendars: Free fishing days ahead WSLS 10
National Fishing and Boating Week is when many states offer a chance to fish without the usual requirements, or their associated fees.
INDONESIA As Indonesia claims top fishing spot, Indonesian tuna conquers sushi AsiaNews
Indonesia's largest market is the United States, which in 2018 consumed almost half of its catch. Since 2014, tuna exports to the US have increased by 130 per ...
67.1-pound fish caught by 13-year-old might have set a new Texas record Houston Chronicle
As of now, a 121.5-pound catch, reeled in at Lake Texoma in 2004, holds the blue catfish record in Texas.
How should we treat fish before they end up on our plates? High Country News
When, in 2016, the F/V Blue North ventured into the Bering Sea on her maiden voyage, onlookers in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, could have been forgiven for ...
Virginia free fishing days scheduled for June 7-9 WWBT NBC12 News
The event is to allow people who may not otherwise have access to fishing and to allow children to be introduced to the activity.
Central California fishing report: bass, stripers, trout Fresno Bee
Fishing report for week of March 20-26, 2019 for the central San Joaquin Valley, ocean and Delta compiled by Dave Hurley and edited by Roger George.
Boise man set a ‘ludicrous goal’: fish 365 days in 2018. Here’s how he did it. - The Spokesman-Review
Boise man set a ‘ludicrous goal’: fish 365 days in 2018. Here’s how he did it. The Spokesman-Review
By his estimate, Stephen Veals spent more time fishing in 2018 than many anglers spend in a lifetime.
Fishing tournament set in honor of East Texas teen killed in car crash KLTV
Austin Gray, 18, was killed in a car crash in Hallsville on July 4, 2018. He had just graduated from Carthage High School a couple of months before.
Up to 140 afflicted ash trees near Boulder kids' fishing pond coming down Boulder Daily Camera
As many as 140 ash trees along Boulder Creek between Sixth and Ninth streets near Boulder's Evert Pierson Kids' Fishing Pond will be removed starting ...
New Michigan boating and fishing laws take effect March 21: What to know WDIV ClickOnDetroit
If your leisure-time plans include boating or fishing, recent changes in Michigan's Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act (NREPA) may affect you.
Your ultimate guide to saltwater fishing in N.J.: When and where to catch dozens of fish NJ.com
An introduction to the saltwater fishing seasons of the Garden State.
Proven Baits for Tough Bass Fishing Conditions Wired2Fish
Growing up on the Ohio River's shallow, muddy waters taught Bill Lowen the value of a selecting the right lures to fish tough conditions. This insight has helped ...
'Sea of Thieves' anniversary update will let you catch and cook fish Engadget
It's been one year since Sea of Thieves set sail, and to celebrate, developer Rare is releasing an anniversary update that brings new story adventures, a new tr...
Huge Limit of Bass Caught on Kentucky Lake Wired2Fish
Chase Hunnell and Tyler Patterson had the fishing trip of a lifetime on Kentucky Lake on Saturday March 16, 2019. Hunnell managed to catch not one but two ...
Anglers reminded to remove ice fishing shacks as warmer weather approaches Bangor Daily News
There's nothing like an inch of late-March rain on a work day to cause ice anglers to worry about whether their ice shack will be high and dry when they finally ...
Fishing Report for March 15: Rain could be a problem, but great spring fishing looms - cleveland.com
Fishing Report for March 15: Rain could be a problem, but great spring fishing looms cleveland.com
Look for some of the best steelhead trout fishing of the season.
FISH OFF The Sheet
I fell in love for the first time in Mammoth Lakes. I called my grandma to ask her for advice. "He's a dick. Move on. There's like 10 guys to every girl, you can easily ...
Fishing for fun, not food: Study takes stock of recreational fishing impacts Phys.org
The vast majority of people who fish in the world do so for pleasure, not food. Yet despite the substantial impacts these fishers have on fish populations and ...
‘Blood moon’ or ‘Worm moon’? What that giant orb over the Lowcountry means to fishing - Hilton Head Island Packet
‘Blood moon’ or ‘Worm moon’? What that giant orb over the Lowcountry means to fishing Hilton Head Island Packet
SC Lowcountry gets huge tides, ripping currents from the 'Blood moon,' or is it the 'Worm moon'? Either way, it's best to do your fishing before it arrives.
Is your family ready for youth trout fishing day March 23? PennLive.com
The first first-day of trout fishing for 2019 is set for Saturday, March 23, which is the first Mentored Youth Trout Fishing Day of the year. Youth anglers under age ...
Fish a Lipless Crankbait in the Prespawn Like a Bassmaster Classic Champ Wired2Fish
BASS Classic champ Ott DeFoe details exactly how he fishes a lipless crankbait in the prespawn and exactly how he won the 2019 Bassmaster Classic on an ...
Ban on hunting contests proposed, wouldn't affect fishing tournaments The Daily News Online
ALBANY — A bill submitted in the state Assembly and Senate would ban hunting derbies in New York, and would penalize those who organize them with a fine ...
Cisco 7th grader nets two fishing records with giant catch Big Country Homepage
A Cisco ISD 7th grader is the proud new holder of a couple fishing records.
Essex County leads DEC spring fish stocking list | News, Sports, Jobs - The Adirondack Daily Enterprise
Essex County leads DEC spring fish stocking list | News, Sports, Jobs The Adirondack Daily Enterprise
RAY BROOK — The state Department of Environmental Conservation has released information on its spring fish stocking schedule, and Essex County leads the ...
Investigation: Coast guard escorting fishing boat to Fort Myers Beach Wink News
The U.S. Coast Guard is escorting a fishing boat 70 miles southwest of Marco Island all the way to the Fort Myers Beach coast guard station Monday.
Dust-up between city of Monterey and fishing family grows Monterey County Herald
MONTEREY — A dispute between a multi-generational fishing family and the city over leases for space on the commercial wharf for offloading catches could ...
Giant, Weird-Looking Fish With 'Startled' Eyes Washes Up on Aussie Beach Live Science
A fishing crew found the giant fish on an isolated beach in South Australia.
As warming waters push fish north, fishing communities have little choice but to follow - The New Food Economy
As warming waters push fish north, fishing communities have little choice but to follow The New Food Economy
Vessels that start in North Carolina now fish off the coast of New Jersey. But a new report suggests seeking a more diverse catch could save them the trip.
2 teens charged with stealing $20,000 worth of fishing gear WPTV.com
Two teens are charged with stealing $20000 worth of fishing equipment from a 64-foot yacht.
Hunting and fishing fees will likely increase: Gov. Mike DeWine's budget cleveland.com
Sportsman groups requested the fee increases, which will go toward conservation efforts.
Change would charge $2 day-use fee for fishing access sites, unless you have fishing license - Helena Independent Record
Change would charge $2 day-use fee for fishing access sites, unless you have fishing license Helena Independent Record
People who access some of the most heavily used fishing access sites in the state would either need a conservation license or pay a day-use fee under a bill ...
Angling for a Whopper in the Fly-Fishing Paradise of Patagonia The New York Times
On the final morning of a weeklong fly-fishing adventure to Patagonia last December, I finally found my white whale. In the preceding days, I had fished all ...
This cuckoo catfish tricks other fish into raising its head-chomping young Science Magazine
Like the cuckoo bird it shares a name with, the cuckoo catfish shirks its parental duties. The East African lake swimmer abandons its eggs to the care of other ...
Want to know when your favorite fishing spot is due to be stocked? Here’s how to find out - WPMT FOX 43
Want to know when your favorite fishing spot is due to be stocked? Here’s how to find out WPMT FOX 43
HARRISBURG -- Wondering when your favorite trout stream will be stocked for the 2019 fishing season? It's now easier than ever to find out, according to the ...
No More Blood In The Water: Shark Fishing Changes Forbes
The state of Florida (USA) has formally announced new land-based recreational shark fishing rules, approved via a unanimous vote by the Florida Fish and ...
The fishing town where Brexit can't come soon enough CNN
On England's northeast coast, Whitby is a proud fishing town that doesn't do a lot of fishing anymore. It's a common view here: blaming EU-imposed fishing ...
Venezuelans growing desperate as crisis hits fishing industry Aljazeera.com
While political crisis continues people face their daily struggles.
Man in custody after father dies on fishing boat 70 miles off Marco Island Wink News
A man is in custody after after a man died on a boat 70 miles off the Marco Island Coast Monday. Our police sources confirm that Casey Hickok, 32, is the person ...
The Poets Of Fishing Gather In Oregon NPR
This weekend fishermen and fishing women gather in Astoria, Ore., to read poetry. Their work explores the modern problems of the fishing life, including climate ...
Red Dead Online Beta Update Adds Fishing Challenges and More TrueAchievements
If you're looking for more things to do in Red Dead Redemption 2's Online Beta, Rockstar has added a new Fishing Challenge into the free roam event rotation, ...
Fish and Game forecast for Saturday, March 23rd- brought to you by Mott's Wholesale KFDM-TV News
The peak times Saturday, March 23rd for the Fish and Game Forecast are 4:20 a. m. and 4:40 p. m. You can watch the forecast each night on KFDM Sports at 10.
5 High-Percentage Targets for Bass Fishing Docks Wired2Fish
If you put the majority of bass anglers on a random lake in the middle of nowhere, we'd probably gravitate towards boat docks. These manmade structures are ...
Fish bill blunder leaves legislators on the hook WOODTV.com
A bipartisan bill aimed at expanding access to public lakes did just the opposite, at least from the viewpoint of fishing enthusiasts.
Bassmaster Classic: Tennessee first lady navigates Knoxville waters, along with not-so-ready journalist - Knoxville News Sentinel
Bassmaster Classic: Tennessee first lady navigates Knoxville waters, along with not-so-ready journalist Knoxville News Sentinel
Tennessee first lady Maria Lee hit the river Friday to go fishing during the Bassmaster Classic in Knoxville.
Like Shark Fishing? Catch And Release Isn't As Friendly As You Think. Forbes
Drones are relatively new to scientific research and conservation initiatives, but scientists in Australia have used an underwater one to highlight that the popular ...
To Protect Africa's Oceans, Stand Up to China Defense One
China is certainly not the only country with predatory fishing fleets, but its boats are the ones that have been invited into our territorial waters by ...
PAUL NELSON FISHING: The spring melt is upon us Bemidji Pioneer
The spring melt has begun in the Bemidji area with temperatures finally exceeding the freezing point during the day. The melting will step up another notch when ...
Fishing industry pioneer Darrell Lowrance dies at age 80 Tulsa World
Darrell Lowrance, 80, inventor of fish finders and founder of Lowrance Electronics, passed away early Saturday.
Target Pad Stems for a Spring Bass Fishing Bounty Wired2Fish
Pad stems offer great bass fishing potential in the prespawn and spawn periods in the form of vertical cover in cold but warming waters. When anglers mention ...
Teens accused of stealing fishing equipment from TV show cast WPLG Local 10
Two Palm Beach County teenagers were arrested Saturday after deputies said they stole $20000 worth of fishing equipment from the cast of "Loose Cannons," ...
Predicted hotspots of overlap between highly migratory fishes and industrial fishing fleets in the northeast Pacific - Science Advances
Predicted hotspots of overlap between highly migratory fishes and industrial fishing fleets in the northeast Pacific Science Advances
Many species of sharks and some tunas are threatened by overexploitation, yet the degree of overlap between industrial fisheries and pelagic fishes remains ...
Advanced Swim Jig Tactics for More Consistent Bass Fishing Wired2Fish
There is a lot more to getting bites with a swim jig than chunking and winding. That works when the bite is hot but these tactics yield bites when the fishing gets ...
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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