It's best to get lessons from an expert. But if you want to use your new rod right away, the "start fast, stop fast" principle and our video will get you started.
This article covers speckled trout fishing. It includes tips on tackle, gear, baits, and when and where to target speckled trout.
Tips for kayak enthusiasts who are interested in trolling for fish with their kayak, and for fishermen who would like to try their luck from a kayak!
PowerBait is a popular dough bait for Rainbow Trout fishing. Here are four fishing rigs the COAF Field Team uses with PowerBait.
A shore fisherman's view of fishing in Galveston, TX. Provides useful information and tips on area piers and other fishing opportunities for the land-based fisherman.
Trout are one of the most popular freshwater fishes. They are not only great fighters but they are delicious as well. This article is going to show you which baits are the best trout baits.
Spearfishing at night is an exciting adventure. This article covers what you need for night spearfishing and some experiences and tips to make your next spearfishing trip successful.
These ultralight spinning reels are guaranteed to provide you with the best combination of weight and function, keeping your pack light and your creel full.
Everything you need to know to catch Dungeness Crab. Includes gear, best baits, best traps, and where and when to go. Also, bonus tips from a veteran crabber! Fill the cooler in record time!
Lurking in the shallows of rivers and lakes in Central and South America you'll find the wolf fish. Here's my technique for catching, killing and preparing this prehistoric looking beast.
How-to guide and explanation of ultralight dropshot fishing techniques for anglers targeting perch in freshwater. Covering tackle, bait and location.
When is comes to packable, portable, store-anywhere fishing rods, telescopic fishing rods are tough to beat. Here's are some of the best on the market, including one I never hit the trail without.
Four top-performing rockfish lures, including one local favorite of tournament fishermen. Learn how to rig and fish them to catch big rockfish.
There are many very good reasons for this being the case. For instance, good smells, wet air, good sounds, cooling, meditiation by cloud, and windy leaves.
Still fishing, drift fishing, trolling & casting. These are the four basic methods for catching crappie. The only decision left to us: use live bait or plastic?
If you're looking for the ultimate in lazy fishing, this has got to be it. Here's how I catch fish using nothing more than a plastic bottle, some cornmeal and a rock.
A run-down of the best fishing rod holders for every situation; from boats and kayaks, to shore and surf fishing.
How do you chose the best fisherman's tide watch? Find the features that matter and get some ideas no one else will dare..
Cutting whole squid the right way for fishing bait is very important. It will help you catch more fish easy. This article will teach you to prepare squid for bait.
Many people fish for speckled trout with lures only. The problem is there are nearly as many lures as fishermen and it can be hard to separate which lures catch fish and which catch fishermen.
The Sea Striker Gotcha jerk jig is a great piece of fishing tackle and is the standard Bluefish/Mackerel catching lure on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
This is a guide to trout fishing in the Ozarks. I grew up in the Ozarks and have spent many years fishing for Trout on our local streams (Niangua, Eleven Point, Roubideaux, Current, White rivers and Lake Tanycomo).
A complete overview of what to look for in a salmon trolling reel, along with reviews of the top-performing models, and plenty of bonus salmon trolling tips!
Wedding ring lures are a classic that can land trout, panfish, walleye, landlocked salmon, and many other freshwater fish. Here are some proven tips on how to use the wedding ring lure effectively.
Five of the best bass baits and lures on the market. Tips on how and when to effectively use these lures to catch more bass!
I'll break down the major types and brands and help you decide what kind of line will do best for your style of fishing!
Learn how to crab fish with a net. It's cheap and easy to get ready, and with a few simple steps, you'll be catching and enjoying crab in the next crabbing season!
Countdown of five of the best trout baits of all time! Includes rigging tips, as well as scent and color suggestions. All guaranteed to help catch you more trout!
How well can you read a lake? Fun informative quiz on features in freshwater lakes where different species hang out.
Learn to clean and gut a trout. Improper care of fish pose serious health risks, and can cause the fish to taste poorly and make it spoil sooner. Several tips for handling your freshly caught fish.
Spinner fishing tips and secrets to give you an extra edge on the water. Follow these and you're guaranteed to catch more fish!
Information about crabbing, stone crab season, and blue crab season in Florida, along with regulations, great locations, and tips. Discount crab traps, crab nets, photos, maps, and videos included.
Big perch are an overlooked species which offer the serious angler the opportunity to catch specimen sized fish without devoting endless time and effort to the chase. And these days there's more and more waters with big perch in them.
This article describes the basics of fishing for anyone who wants to learn to fish but is primarily written for the woman desiring to learn the basics in fishing.
Everything you need to know to start catching lots of delicious surf perch! Gear, rigs, bait, tips, and places to go!
A sabiki rig is a set of small lures used to catch bait fish, but here is one variation that is used for catching White Bass (or Sand Bass). Do check it out!
This is my favorite tie. A quick simple pattern with basic materials. A fly that you are not too scared of losing to the wily tree and rock trout.
Leeches are an abundant and natural food source that fish gobble up! Whether you fish for trout, bass, walleye, pike, catfish or panfish, leeches will catch them. That is why leeches are always in hiding - so they don't get eaten. Leeches are...
This article provides instructions for tying a PMC Emerger - a fishing fly that uses minimal material and is simple to tie! It can be fished dry or wet and is used primarily for trout.
I used to think that fishing for trout was for fine summer evenings when there were plenty of flies hatching on the water surface. But on off days I can catch trout with lures.
The beach adjacent to Cairndow War Memorial on Loch Fyne is recommended as a low water fishing mark. Spinning is possible beyond the weed at low tide, with decent bags of mackerel possible in the summer months.
How to rig Buzz Bombs, how to fish with Buzz Bombs, and easy modifications to catch more fish. A must-read for anyone interested in this time-proven lure.
Southern Flounder are a very tasty fish highly sought after by anglers. This article will help the reader increase his catch. Includes tips on where to look for flounder, gear, tackle and baits.
Top-reviewed braided fishing lines, along with knots, gear, and rigging tips to give you an edge on the water.
Ghost Shrimp are abundant along the beach and make excellent bait when surf fishing. HubPage provides details on making a Bait Pump to catch Ghost Shrimp!
Sea fishing is a hugely popular sport around the world but the variety of tackle used and techniques employed can prove daunting for anyone just starting out. This page is a basic guide to tying some of the more simple yet common knots which you will require when sea fishing to help get you started and hopefully hooked on fishing.
Covering the basics of what spearfishing is, how to spearfish using a Hawaiian sling or pole spear, and tips to catch bigger fish while spearfishing!
Loch Etive is a deep water sea loch on the West Coast of Scotland. It is fished usually by boat and its twenty-four mile length contains a wide variety of species for the keen sea angler to target at any time of year.
For kayak fishermen, a fish finder is the ultimate upgrade. Quickly locate fish and fish holding structure to spend less time searching and more time catching.
Countdown of the best Yellow Perch fishing baits, and how to fish them effectively. Perch love these!
The Big Island of Hawaii is surrounded by dense reef that is full of tropical fish—most of which are indigenous to this part of the world. This article will help you find the best places to catch some of these rare species on the Big Island and prepare you for the type of experience you will have at the many fishing spots available in Hawaii.
Fishing and other outdoor pursuits can be hungry work. This page helps you decide which foods are practical and best suited to your trip, so you can get the most out of your chosen outdoor adventure.
Everything you need to know to get set up to catch trout. Includes rod, reel, line, and tackle suggestions. Tips from a well-seasoned angler.
Would you get in a muddy river and stick your hand into a hole under the water in order to pull out a catfish? Believe it or not, this is called handfishing and is something that many people are doing these days!
The best baitcasting reels for every budget, as well as casting and maintenance tips to improve your casting distance and accuracy while keeping your spool backlash-free.
I love to fish farm ponds for bass, crappie, bluegill, and catfish. I have caught bass in the 3- to 8-pound range many times, and seen even larger bass that I didn't get a chance to catch.
How to make a fly line leader using a simple recipe. Also, ways to attach the leader to a fly line, and a bonus video on how attaching a leader to the lillian on a Tenkara rod!
Working in Saudi Arabia gave me the chance to enjoy the excitement of fishing and diving in the Red Sea. See photos of some of our catch including moray eel and puffer fish.
St Catherines is a small hamlet across Loch Fyne from the town of Inveraray. The jetty is showing the worse for wear but still makes an excellent fishing spot at lower stages of the tide, particularly for summer mackerel. Page includes an easy and original suggested recipe for cooking up your catch.
When targeting fish at a specific depth, line counter fishing reels provide unbeatable trolling depth control. Keep your lures in the strike zone for more bites all day long.
If you want to know which baits work best for catching giant flatheads and monster blue catfish you need to read this page. There are pics of the baits too. If you don't get a bite you can't catch the monster catfish!
One of my favorite spots in Michigan, the Sylvania Wilderness Area, is a small backcountry canoe camping reserve with great fishing for Smallmouth Bass.
North Denver Fishing is a great way to explore the nature side of the city. The lakes are the perfect getaway from the busy city!
This is an essay of fun, challenge, danger, fear and back to fun. A morning on the lake went from fishing for Northern Pike to fighting for our lives, or so it seemed at the time. `
A count-down of the top 5 trout lures, all guaranteed to put more fish in the boat! Includes size and color selection, as well as tricks to rigging and effectively fishing each one.
Downrigger trolling is often the most productive method of salmon fishing. Learn how to select an effective downrigger rod and discover the best-performing models on the market.
There are few things more frustrating than a bad snarl of fishing line on a good day of fishing. Use these proven tips to keep your line tangle-free.
Swimbaiting is one of the fastest growing techniques for catching giant smallmouth bass in great quantities.
Learn the ins and outs of fishing at the pier located at Fort Clinch State Park on Amelia Island, Florida. Included are tips on baits, best spots, and tactics, along with photos and videos.
The best fishing rods for backpackers. These rods are the best combination of packability, durability, and fishability.
Are you dying to find out where you can go hillbilly handfishing? How do you sign up for noodling catfish with the guys from Animal Planet? Find out here.
The meat of the blue crab is considered by many to be the sweetest and best tasting of all crabs. You won’t get the large sections of meat that you get from the king crab or the snow crab, but the flesh from the blue will be tastier. Also, you...
If you want to catch monster northern pike, dead baiting is a great method. Check this for some tips that will help you bag a monster pike.
A look at a specific shore fishing mark, just beyond Inveraray, Argyll, Scotland. This page looks at the fishing ground, tackle required, advisable bait and the species of fish which are likely to be caught.
These ultralight spinning rods are guaranteed to provide you with the best combination of weight and function, capable of handling even the burliest back-country trout.
Not all spinning reels are cut out to handle the demands of saltwater fishing. These top performing models are ready to handle tough conditions and big fish.
How to catch salmon by mooching, including salmon mooching rods and reels, mooching rigs and setups, bait, and mooching technique.