I love fishing the New Jersey shore. Besides dogfish (sandshark), blues, small sea bass, flounder, and porgy, I've begun catching triggerfish recently.
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.
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.
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.
Salmon and halibut fishing in Ucluelet is a summer highlight, and yet many people have never been fishing on the West Coast.
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.
Atlantic croaker are caught with a variety of cut baits including squid, crabs, bloodworms, clams, and other baits.
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.
The striped bass or “Striper” is the top salt water trophy fish in the northeast region, from Maine to Georgia.
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.
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.
One of my favorite methods for catching striped bass is drifting bait through the current. Here's a few tips for striper bait and tackle.
Four top-performing rockfish lures, including one local favorite of tournament fishermen. Learn how to rig and fish them to catch big rockfish.
How I catch sheepshead on this old bridge-turned pier in Florida. How to use fiddler crabs as bait; how to cook sheepshead.
Saltwater fishing tips for how to catch sheepshead, including location, best baits, fishing gear, and technique. Video included!
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.
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.
Wintertime brings many things I could do without: cold weather, wind, and low water temperatures and thus slow fishing. Yet not all is lost. Sheepshead, thrive in this cold winter water.
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.
This article explains how to catch blackfin tuna: everything from what tackle to use to what tactics work best.