The first time I tried to open a minnow trap it took a little figuring out. I felt like I was playing with a steel puzzle.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How the COAF Field Team likes to set up bubble fly rigs when they opt to use spinning gear over fly fishing gear. These rigs work for non-fly fishermen as well as fly fisherman, too! Here are three rigs that have proven effective for the Team!
A run-down of the best fishing rod holders for every situation; from boats and kayaks, to shore and surf fishing.
If you fish for bass, bluegill, or crappie, this fly needs to be in your box! The Gurgler pattern will not fail.
This article provides instructions for tying a COAF Damsel Fly - a variation of the Damsel Fly nymph pattern. This variant simulates a small minnow or crawdad swimming along the bottom!
How to tie a Purple Marabou Orange Thing or PMOT for short. It is a simple pattern, fished on the bottom in short hops and pauses to entice hesitant Bass. It uses two marabou plumes tied along the hook shank, causing the fishing fly to ride hook bend up!
How to use a drone for surf fishing: equipment required, initial rigging, casting, benefits, risks, and applicable laws and regulations.
Do you like topwater bass fishing? Read my review of the Rebel Pop-R to find out if the lure's worth adding to your tackle box.
Buying minnows to use as bait is always an option, but catching your own minnows is so much more satisfying.
If you are just getting into fishing, understanding the difference between different fishing gear available is important. This article will guide you through the different types of fishing waders.
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.
No one wants to be on the water and have their equipment fail them - ruining a great day of fishing. The truth is, anglers often create their own problems by not fishing their equipment properly.
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 tie a Foam Rubber Spider Grasshopper, a variation of the Foam Spider. It is fished dry, and has been a consistent producer of Bass and Panfish for us!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Top-reviewed braided fishing lines, along with knots, gear, and rigging tips to give you an edge on the water.
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'll break down the major types and brands and help you decide what kind of line will do best for your style of fishing!
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!
When it 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.
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!
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.
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.