Wonders of fishing surprise visitors to Pop-up Bait Shop Star Tribune
After making its U.S. debut Friday at Bde Maka Ska/Lake Calhoun, a new fishing recruiting tool known as the Pop-up Bait Shop will return for an encore this ...
Fisherman, shark have 'tug of war' with fishing net Fox News
A video of a fisherman has gone viral showing him trying to fight off a shark that was reportedly eating his fish. FISHERWOMAN REELS IN 1,200-LB SHARK ...
11 Fishing Books Every Angler Should Read GearJunkie
Fishing stories are as old as the rivers that hold 'em. We've collected some of our favorite fishing books to fill the time when you're away from the water.
Humane officers: Man was ‘fishing’ for cats with baited hooks WITI FOX 6 Milwaukee
NANTICOKE, Pa. -- A man turned himself into police in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, charged with putting fishing hooks into food to give to stray cats.
Fishing mailbag: Why aren’t anglers catching fish at Mormon Reservoir this spring? - Idaho Statesman
Fishing mailbag: Why aren’t anglers catching fish at Mormon Reservoir this spring? Idaho Statesman
This week's fishing mailbag includes items on Mormon Reservoir, fishing for golden mahseer in Bhutan and the ANGLR fishing app.
Fishing report for week of May 22-28: Bass in Valley reservoirs, kokanee at Shaver best bites - Fresno Bee
Fishing report for week of May 22-28: Bass in Valley reservoirs, kokanee at Shaver best bites Fresno Bee
Fishing report for week of May 22-28, 2019 for the central San Joaquin Valley, ocean and Delta compiled by Dave Hurley and edited by Roger George.
No fishing license necessary on 'Fish For Free Day' WJAC Johnstown
Don't have a fishing license? That won't be a problem if you want to go fishing on Sunday. Anyone can legally go fishing this Sunday without a fishing license ...
WNY angler wins $15,500 in LOC Spring Fishing Derby on Lake Ontario NewYorkUpstate.com
Robert Mueller, of Hamburg, N.Y. won the derby's $15000 grand prize with his 25-pound, 14-ounce Chinook salmon.
Ready-to-use fishing license available on smartphones The Herald Journal
Forgetful anglers can avoid their panic if they realize they have forgotten their fishing licences, as long as they have a smart phone.
CDC to study how inhaled algae toxins affect Lake Okeechobee fishing guides The News-Press
Federal scientists plan a first-ever study of Lake Okeechobee fishing guides to help understand the long-term health effects of the lake's cyanobacteria blooms.
Protests as Bangladesh slaps two-month ban on shallow-water fishing FRANCE 24
Dhaka (AFP). Bangladesh has banned fishing in the Bay of Bengal for the next two months in an effort to replenish stocks, a minister said Tuesday, triggering ...
Anglers rejoice: There’s a new fishing pier at Rocky Fork Lake WXIX
HILLSBORO, Ohio (FOX19) - A new fishing pier is now open at Rocky Fork Lake. The project was made possible by the National Wild Turkey Federation, ...
West Aurora perseveres, rides wave to 3rd in IHSA bass fishing Chicago Sun-Times
A strong showing on Day 3 allowed West Aurora to make a big jump in the final results.
Hamburg's Robert Mueller wins LOC Spring Fishing Derby oswegocountynewsnow.com
OSWEGO — An angler from Hamburg has reeled in the $15,000 grand prize in the Lake Ontario Counties Spring Fishing Derby. Hamburg's Robert Mueller won ...
Montana fishing report: Yellowstone Park rivers open Saturday Billings Gazette
Fishing generally was on the slow side last week with the stormy weather and drop in temperatures.
Lucky duck: Officer, public worker use fishing nets to help rescue duckling - Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3
Lucky duck: Officer, public worker use fishing nets to help rescue duckling Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3
City workers were able to rescue a duckling from a storm drain in Middleton this week.
Women In Commercial Fishing Say Harassment Is Part Of The Job NPR
Women make up roughly 15% of Alaska's commercial fishing industry, and sexual harassment is part of the job. Being on a boat for weeks at a time makes ...
WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE: Sport halibut season dates added for 2019 Access Washington
Action: In addition to dates already announced, recreational halibut fishing will be open Thursday, June 6 in Marine Area 2. Recreational halibut fishing will be ...
Kuskokwim Fishing Restrictions Begin May 28 To Conserve King Salmon KYUK
Smelts are swimming up the Kuskokwim River. That means king salmon will soon follow, and with them, fishing restrictions.
Cleveland Fishing Co. is T-shirt brand for anglers cleveland.com
Brian Tighe started the Cleveland Fishing Co. to create a brand for Ohio anglers and to help out the fishing community.
Israel says it will return dozens of seized fishing boats to Gazans Haaretz
Israel agreed to return the boats after human rights organizations filed a petition to the High Court, but failed to announce a timetable for the move.
Bangladesh bans fishing for 65 days to save fish BBC News
The government says the 65-day ban during the breeding season will boost dwindling fish stocks.
New Michigan boating and fishing laws take effect Thursday: 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.
Heron rescued from fishing net WKRG News 5
A local woman saved an injured Great Blue Heron in Point Clear Monday afternoon, helping to free the bird after it was found with a fishing net around its beak ...
Game and Fish's efforts to improve fishing | Local News Payson Roundup
I have been continually impressed with the hard work and dedication of the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) to improve our fishing opportunities ...
State officials took their grandfather's fishing record away. Now, they're pushing back. - Sioux Falls Argus Leader
State officials took their grandfather's fishing record away. Now, they're pushing back. Sioux Falls Argus Leader
Roy Groves with a 55-pound catfish caught in 1949. For nearly 70 years it stood as South Dakota's record channel catfish until it was voided on May 20, 2019.
Kids Fishing Day Debuts at Lake Siskiyou in Siskiyou County CDFW News
The inaugural Lake Siskiyou Kids Fishing Day, scheduled May 25 in Mount Shasta, will take place in conjunction with the release of large rainbow trout from the ...
‘You should face the truth.’ Bridge over Puyallup River to carry the name Fishing Wars - Tacoma News Tribune
‘You should face the truth.’ Bridge over Puyallup River to carry the name Fishing Wars Tacoma News Tribune
The Puyallup River Bridge between Tacoma and Fife is expected to be renamed after the Fishing Wars. Bill Sterud, a member of the Puyallup Tribal Council, ...
Fish fences across the tropical seas having large-scale devastating effects Phys.org
Huge fish fences which are commonly used in tropical seas are causing extensive social, ecological and economic damage and are threatening marine ...
Magnet fishing is what one makes of it Boing Boing
https://youtu.be/Tum_QS6buME Magnet fishing, or the art of dropping a magnet into deep water with a rope attached to it, is almost as compelling to watch as ...
Medieval Overfishing Transformed Europe's Fisheries The Atlantic
More than 700 years ago, demand for sturgeon, salmon, and other fish was so high that kings had to start regulating fishing.
The Fishing Report: May 16, 2019 KTUU.com
Correction: The Fishing Report video shows Anchor River fishing to open May 18-22, but The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has implemented a sport ...
Local Divers Nab PETA Award for Saving Shark Caught in Fishing Line PETA
A Compassionate Action Award is on its way from PETA to divers Randel Sands and Ron Nash for freeing a 6-foot-long nurse shark who was entangled in A ...
Outdoors: State Fish and Game Commission approves river salmon seasons Stockton Record
SACRAMENTO — California river anglers can look forward to an improved salmon fishing season on both the Central Valley and Klamath-Trinity River systems ...
Man drowns while fishing with father in Hamblen County WVLT.TV
The Hamblen County Sheriff's Office responded to a reported drowning on Thursday evening.
DNR, fishing clubs clean up unofficial North Fond du Lac dumping ground on land with lake access - Fond du Lac Reporter
DNR, fishing clubs clean up unofficial North Fond du Lac dumping ground on land with lake access Fond du Lac Reporter
NORTH FOND DU LAC - The owner of a popular fishing spot turned illegal dumping ground along Lake Winnebago received cleanup help Wednesday, to rid ...
Ghost nets still fishing in the deep waters of Puget Sound Kitsap Sun
Lost and abandoned fishing nets, which have killed millions of sea creatures in Puget Sound, still lurk in deeper, darker waters, where they continue to catch fish ...
Angler's family upset after South Dakota fish record voided San Francisco Chronicle
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The family of an angler whose catfish held a South Dakota record for nearly 70 years is upset that state wildlife officials voided the ...
Couple goes fishing, catches burglars' bag containing guns and sorority pins stolen 26 years ago - CNN
Couple goes fishing, catches burglars' bag containing guns and sorority pins stolen 26 years ago CNN
Sam Nichols III was out in the fields in Auburn, Alabama, when his wife told him he got a call from the sheriff's office in Greene County, Georgia.
Climate change threatens hunting and fishing in Yellowstone country Yale Climate Connections
Craig Mathews is an avid hunter and fisherman. Forty years ago, he moved to West Yellowstone, Montana, and fell in love with the wilderness there. Mathews: ...
Hunt, Hook & Cook- Fishing & Cooking with Chef Reggie KLFY
This week's edition of Hunt, Hook & Cook, Gerald Gruenig goes fishing with Chef Reggie Batiste of Reggie's Soul Food Downtown & Reggie's on the Green on ...
Crappie Fishing the Spring to Summer Transition Wired2Fish
Some great tips on targeting crappie as they move out of the shallow spawning areas on their way to their summer locations.
Antioch wrecks boat, Highland wins title at IHSA bass fishing championships Chicago Sun-Times
CARLYLE, Ill. — The wreck of the boat with the Antioch bass team in it overshadowed the fishing Saturday on the final day of the IHSA's 11th state championship ...
Fishing is free in Indiana on first two days of June The Republic
The best things in life are free. Indiana is attempting to prove that theory by offering free fishing statewide June 1 and 2. No license is required, but all other laws ...
Free fishing for North Dakota residents in June Valley News Live
North Dakota Game and Fish department sets free fishing weekend for June 1 and 2.
UPDATE: Employers turn out to lure displaced workers Gloucester Daily Times
She knew National Fish & Seafood had operated precariously during the past couple years, so Kathy Nolan landed somewhere between resignation and ...
Ag, fishing groups respond to legislation requiring USDA to 'Buy American' Greeley Tribune
Two organizations representing farmers and fishermen announced their support for legislation that would require the U.S. Department of Agriculture purchase ...
Pleasant Mount State Fish Hatchery & Hall’s Fishing Frenzy Contest Clue #9 - WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
Pleasant Mount State Fish Hatchery & Hall’s Fishing Frenzy Contest Clue #9 WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
We'll take a tour of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission's Pleasant Mount State Fish Hatchery. Plus, we'll give you the 9th clue in the Hall's Fishing ...
Fishing season off to slow start; DNR lures new groups to the water MPR News
While the weather ahead of the opener wasn't particularly cooperative, the Minnesota DNR has launched programs and events for both experienced and new ...
2019 BFL All-American Roster Fishing League Worldwide (FLW, LLC)
The 98 best boaters and co-anglers from FLW's grassroots ranks will compete on the Potomac River May 30-June 1 in the 2019 T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing ...
Sawyer Product Giveaway & Hall’s Fishing Frenzy Contest Clue #12 WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
One lucky member of the POL Outdoor Club will win some great insect repellent courtesy of Sawyer. Plus, we'll give you the final clue in the Hall's Fishing Frenzy ...
Everette Montgomery enjoyed grilling and fishing Racine County Eye
Everette V. Montgomery, affectionately known as “Zeke”, 79, died Saturday at Ridgewood Care Center surrounded by his family. He was born in Memphis, TN, ...
3 injured after Turkish fishing vessel attacked off Romania coast Daily Sabah
At least three fishermen from Turkey's northern Ordu province were injured and their boat was attacked as they were sailing in international waters off Romania, ...
Indiana's Next Free Fishing Day Is Saturday Eagle 99.3 FM WSCH
May 18 is one of Indiana's free fishing days when no license is required for Hoosiers to cast their reels.
South Dakota voided a 70-year-old fishing record. Now, you can set a new one. - Sioux Falls Argus Leader
South Dakota voided a 70-year-old fishing record. Now, you can set a new one. Sioux Falls Argus Leader
"We have a chance for a lot of people to have a state record catfish and to have a good time with this Catrush 2019.
Must-Have Baits for Fry-Guarding Bass Wired2Fish
"Fry guarders", or bass protecting their newborn offspring, pose a unique opportunity for bass anglers. Immediately after bass finish spawning, they spend a ...
A Trip to a Vernal Pool & Hall’s Fishing Frenzy Contest Clue #10 WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
We'll head to a vernal pool with field staff member Rick Koval to see what kind of critters call this temporary wetland their home. Plus, we'll give you the 10th clue ...
Nice Fish Duluth News Tribune
Each Sunday this summer, the News Tribune's Outdoors section will publish a list of big fish caught in our region. No, it isn't a contest. It's just a listing of many of ...
Man disappears while fishing in Grand Isle; search underway NOLA.com
The Coast Guard has deployed three water vessels and a helicopter to search for the missing man.
L.L. Bean campaign focuses on kids who fish FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay
A lifelong fisherman in Polk County got an unexpected phone call that landed him a roll in an outdoor outfitter's social media campaign.
Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for May 16 The Spokesman-Review
Lakes south of Spokane, including Clear, Badger, West Medical and Williams, are taking up some of the slack for fly fishermen who would probably rather be ...
Authorities close the net on suspected crime organization; 30 tons of fish seized - Food Safety News
Authorities close the net on suspected crime organization; 30 tons of fish seized Food Safety News
Authorities from six European countries have dismantled an alleged criminal organization that sold fish unfit for consumption. Fish was stored in, and.
Vernal Pools Beneath the Surface & Hall’s Fishing Frenzy Contest Clue #11 - WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
Vernal Pools Beneath the Surface & Hall’s Fishing Frenzy Contest Clue #11 WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
We're heading into our digital media studio with field staff member Rick Koval to take an underwater look at what lives in a vernal pool. Plus, we'll give you the ...
Boy with cerebral palsy treated to fishing trip of a lifetime off Louisiana’s coast WAFB
The national non-profit organization Hunt of A Lifetime takes children with life-threatening illnesses on world-class outdoor adventures.
Fishing for striped bass on the Hudson River in downtown Albany (video) NewYorkUpstate.com
ALBANY -- For about five weeks each spring the action is hot and heavy around the state's capital. It's not about politics, though. It's about fishing – striped bass ...
PAUL NELSON FISHING: Walleyes will be on the move Bemidji Pioneer
The walleyes were concentrated into specific areas on the opener, but after the first week of the season the fish are starting to spread out more into other parts of ...
For These Tiny Tropical Fish, Unconventional Style Key To Courting A Mate Forbes
How fish psychology causes female guppies to prefer the most unusual males.
Chemical weapons in US waters can harm fishing crews Quartz
World War II weapons containing mustard gas have deteriorated yet the substance remains toxic for decades. Dumped munitions still turn up off of the US and ...
Bullard High School anglers win state bass fishing championship KLTV
The Bullard High School bass fishing team has caught a big one, reeling in a state championship.
The Fishing Beat (May 8, 2019) Buffalo News
The Spring Lake Ontario Counties Trout and Salmon Derby kicks off May 10 and runs through May 19, offering more than $45000 in prizes. Some big salmon ...
An Eruv Encircles Manhattan To Allow Observant Jews To Leave Home On The Sabbath NPR
Manhattan's eruv may be the most expensive in the world. It is a thin fishing line above the skyline that encircles the island, allowing observant Jews to leave ...
Day on Lake of the Woods ranks 'among Top 5 fishing trips of... Grand Forks Herald
Bryan Mason of Grand Forks and his buddy, Mike Hirata of Philadelphia, had a day of fishing they won't soon forget Wednesday, May 15, on Lake of the Woods.
New fishing area provides wetlands access, honors conservationists Juneau Empire
A few years ago, a lot on the water side of North Douglas Highway was overgrown and mostly forgotten, and became a spot for abandoned cars and drug use.
Rep. Young fights fish farms Kodiak Daily Mirror
KODIAK — In his 46 years as Alaska's lone representative in Congress, Don Young helped toss out foreign fishing fleets from Alaska waters with the onset of the ...
Minnesota man struck and killed by vehicle while fishing along lakeshore St. Paul Pioneer Press
MORRIS, Minn. – A 32-year-old Morris man died after he was struck by a vehicle while fishing along the shore of Long Lake early Wednesday night, May 15, ...
Navigating Change, New Technology And Disruption In The Global Fishing Industry Forbes
By Johnny Wood. Among the world's toughest business industries, fishing ranks near the top – a fact brought home to a global audience by the TV show, ...
NEMO kids take part in annual fishing tournament and clinic ktvo.com
Despite passing rain showers, fishing fun for the kids took place in northeast Missouri Saturday morning. The 36th annual Jim Baker - John McConnell Bass -n- ...
Snake River Cutthroats have record turn out during Fly Fishing Clinic East Idaho News
IDAHO FALLS — A local fly-fishing group, the Snake River Cutthroats, had a record turnout at Tautphaus Park during its annual fly fishing clinic Thursday.
Minnesota fishing opener brings sunshine and (some) walleyes St. Paul Pioneer Press
It was calm on the St. Louis River early Saturday and you could hear Dylan Perbonich arguing with his buddies from 200 yards across the water. “I told you it was ...
Love bug Invasion: Florida woman's fishing trip ruined by love bugs ABC Action News
SARASOTA, Fla. — Love bugs have taken over the Tampa Bay area, there's no denying it. What's worse than love bugs on your vehicle? Love bugs all over you ...
Top 5 Patterns from Clear Lake Day 2 Fishing League Worldwide (FLW, LLC)
May 17, 2019 by David A. Brown. Joe Uribe Jr. refused to let the strong winds of day two discourage him; instead, he made key adjustments to catch 19 pounds, ...
The Best Men's Fly Fishing Gear of 2019 Outside Magazine
Gear so capable, the trout will practically come to you.
Saturday is Free Fishing Day, Kids to Parks Day in Indiana WNDU-TV
Saturday is Free Fishing Day and Kids to Parks Day in Indiana, and the state's DNR has several events planned. From the Indiana DNR: Share your love of the ...
Brennan: Barr Is Fishing For Something In FISA Warrant To "Misrepresent" As A Deep State Plot Against Trump - RealClearPolitics
Brennan: Barr Is Fishing For Something In FISA Warrant To "Misrepresent" As A Deep State Plot Against Trump RealClearPolitics
In an interview Tuesday with MSNBC's Nicole Wallace, former CIA Director John Brennan said the Trump team's insistence on investigating the FISA warrants ...
Minnesota lawmakers reel in fish - but no budget deal - at 2019 fishing opener MPR News
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and legislative leaders kicked off the 2019 fishing opener together in Albert Lea on Saturday, but they're not any closer to striking a ...
World-class fishing just a short drive away in Merced County San Francisco Chronicle
For world-class striped-bass fishing, look no further than two neighboring bodies of water on the eastern slopes of the Pacific Coast ranges of Merced County.
Governor's Fishing Opener 2019 · KYMN Radio · Northfield, MN · AM 1080 & FM 95.1 kymnradio.net
Hosts Andy Beaham, Dave Vesledahl and Hayes Scriven had the opportunity to go to the Governor's Fishing Opener where they were able to talk with Governor ...
Clear Lake Midday Update – Day 3 Fishing League Worldwide (FLW, LLC)
After taking a brutal pounding from the strong winds of day two, the top-10 pros and co-anglers in the Costa FLW Series Western Division event presented by ...
Signs of Chicago fishing, lilacs blooming to full moon: Midwest Fishing Report Chicago Sun-Times
Good signs of Chicago fishing come, from lilacs bursting into bloom to full moon coming Saturday, for this sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report.
Anderson: Generous limits a big fishing-opener draw on Upper Red Star Tribune
UPPER RED LAKE, MINN. – The most important person working on the shores of this giant lake Saturday, the opening of walleye fishing, was Jordan Waldo, ...
Man facing charge for fish tournament fraud KXII-TV
GRAYSON COUNTY, Tex. (KXII) - A man is accused of fraud for violating rules in a high school fishing tournament. Ryan Lovelace was the supervisor for the ...
Want to try fishing at night? McDuffie County wants you to enjoy the experience! WRDW-TV
It's the season for night fishing at the McDuffie Public Fishing Area (PFA). The PFA will also be offering free fishing days in June.
Fishing report, May 16 The Columbian
Effective Thursday, angling for summer steelhead and spring Chinook jacks will be open between Tongue Point and the I-5 Bridge on the Columbia River.
One of Maine's biggest lakes has too many fish. The state wants your help. Bangor Daily News
If you're an avid angler, you may think that there's no such thing as a lake with too many fish in it. If you're a fisheries biologist, you know that's not true. And that's ...
Fishing Report: Beware the brackish boogeymen - Sports St. Augustine Record
There are few surprises in the fishing scene this week. So I thought we'd take a minute to talk about another kind of surprise always waiting out on the water.
Recreational cod fishing could restart, barely, in Northeast Press Herald
BOSTON — The recreational fishery for a species of fish that has experienced population collapse in recent history could reopen. Recreational fishing for ...
‘Fish for the Fallen’ Fishing Derby for Veterans WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
NOXEN TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A group of veterans cast their fishing lines in the water to honor fallen *service* members in Wyoming County. The fishing derby also ...
Photo | Fishing boat washes ashore on Capitola Beach Santa Cruz Sentinel
Workers from TowBoat US Santa Cruz, a marine and salvage company, recover items Thursday afternoon from Delfin, a fishing boat that lies overturned on ...
Fishing report: Late spring fishing still going strong The Florida Times-Union
The late spring, pre-summer pattern continues to hold in Mayport. Kingfish are all over the nearshore wrecks, the jetties are holding big reds and hordes of ...
Olson Out in Front at Clear Lake Fishing League Worldwide (FLW, LLC)
Lane Olson of Forest Grove, Ore., was able to separate himself from the pack on day one of the Costa FLW Series Western Division event presented by Ranger ...
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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