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Spear fishing and diving 7 articles
Spear Fishing Article - A Dangerous Spear Fishi...
Aug 09 2013 This spear fishing article is a good lesson for those just learning how to spearfish. This is one of those spear fishing articles that everyone interested in learning to spear fish or that are already experience with many spearfishing trips under their belts should read just to add to their knowledge about spear fishing safety and snorkeling safety. Hunting octopus with a spear gun, especially catching large octopus, can be dangerous and should be done with caution and you should find a dive partner for sure when you decide to take up the sport of spear fishing for Octopus. This is an exciting snorkeling and spearfishing story that will keep you on the edge of your seat and be a truly valuable spearfishing lesson that you will remember! Enjoy!
Saltwater Fishing 4 articles
Fishing The Ocean From Shore - Rock Fishing Fro...
Dec 26 2012 Fishing for rock fish from shore is a great way to enjoy a day of fishing at the ocean with very little expense or hassle. Rock fishing from shore usually will yield you a good meal or two of fine tasting fresh fish and some days your shore fishing efforts will amaze you! I have gone fishing for rock fish from the shore one day and caught my limit and gone the next day and caught four. But, seldom has there been a day when my shorefishing efforts didn’t pay off enough for at least dinner. You can try fishing from beaches, but don’t expect much. Rockfishing is where most of the fish are caught except for perch most of the time. The best bait for catching rock fish is also the free kind. We will discuss what kind of bait to use for fishing from the shore of the ocean for rock fish a little later along with where to fish for rock fish from the shore. Also, make sure you read this killer article on catching rock fish and eels with a "poke pole"!
Freshwater Fishing 30 articles
Fishing For Striped Bass In Shallow Fast Flowin...
Jul 28 2013 Fishing for striped bass in swift water that is shallow with only a live bullhead or minnow is a great striped bass fishing technique that I promise will be some of the best striped bass fishing you will ever experience. There is no weight and the stripers strike right at the boat where your line and drag are unforgiving! Fishing for striped bass in shallow flowing water coming out of a wier, pond, or any place where it is swift and apt to have baitfish coming out is what you are after. Read this striper fishing article and you will want to try it tomorrow!
Trout, Salmon, Striped Bass, Frogging, Clamming...
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Funny Fishing Stories 1 articles
My Poor Ol' Okie Gramma Loved To Fish!...
Dec 28 2012 My gramma loved to fish. Well she did until she died. She was 95 years old when she passed. Gramps was long gone. Something about a fish bone being caught in his throat and gramma not having corn bread on the table that day to swish it out. At least that’s what grampa's girlfriend always claimed. Her favorite fishing was always perch and bluegill fishing with a cane pole (which was all grampa could afford for her).
Salmon Fishing and Steelhead Fishing 6 articles
Back Trolling for Salmon - How to back troll fo...
Jul 24 2013 Back trolling for salmon is one of the most popular ways to salmon fish from a boat. Backtrolling for salmon in rivers from a boat allows you to move from hole to hole and take the lure to the salmon, rather than sitting in one spot and waiting for the salmon to swim by your lure. The best lure for back trolling for salmon is a silver Kwikfish or Flatfish, which are also good for fishing salmon from the shore. They are pretty much the same lure and have the same action. Many fishermen swear by using a sardine wrap on the lure when back trolling for salmon. Some recommend spraying your lure with WD40 lubricant and lately, some folks are adamant about putting a crawfish scent on a salmon lure. Regardless, learning how to back troll for salmon is important if you plan to fish rivers for salmon and this article will give you some good tips on back trolling, the tackle for back trolling and how to rig for back trolling. And don’t miss these other articles on how to catch salmon here either as you may find those will be invaluable at times.
How to Dig Clams, Clam Digging Tips, Best Way T...
Apr 13 2013 Learning how to dig for clams is pretty simple. Clam digging for horseneck clams, digging for Washington clams, digging soft shell clams, and digging for geoduck clams is very similar. Learning to dig for clams of these varieties is the types of clam digging discussed in this clam digging article. Digging cockle clams and razor clams is done a little different as they live more on the open gravely and sandy beaches, while horse neck clams, geoduck clams, Washington clams, and soft-shell clams are more in the backwater mud flats in bays along the ocean. Digging clams is fun for the whole family and another great thing to do if you are at the ocean abalone diving or fishing. Learning how to dig clams just takes a little practice at finding clams to dig and the right tools, such as a clam pump that you can build yourself, and learning the best way to dig clams. This article on how to dig horseneck clams, and how to dig clams found in the same area as horsenecks, should give you a good clam digging start. If you like clams, you probably would like mussels as well (or want them as bait if your are fishing from the shore) so don't miss the article here on getting mussels.
Using A Trailer Hook When Trolling - How to use...
Dec 29 2012 Using a trailer hook when trolling with night crawlers and using a trailer hook when trolling with minnows is done the same way, at least it is when I use a trailer hook for trolling. In either case, I do not attach the trailer hook to the minnow or nightcrawler. I let it freely dangle just at or behind the end of the minnow or nightcrawler and the movement through the water while trolling takes it back and even makes it have a little action to attract the fish. My dad taught me howto use a trailer hook for trolling with minnows and night crawlers and he always insisted that using a trailer hook that is hooked through the tail of the minnow or worm killed the action of both the bait and the trailer hook. He was one of the best fishermen that ever crapped behind two shoes, or at least that’s what he told me, and he caught a lot of fish trolling so I have to just go with it! Some days we would go trolling with minnows in Lake Oroville in northern California and come back with limits of German Browns, rainbows, and salmon between 2 and 8 pounds. Of those, we would catch 80% of them using his method of using a trailer hook for trolling so who can argue!
Shad fishing 1 articles
Shad Fishing, How To Shad Fish and Shad Fishing...
Apr 22 2013 Shad fishing in the late spring on ultra-light equipment has to be one of the most enjoyable fishing experiences out there. The shad are not that big, usually between about a pound and a half to five pounds, but they fight like they are three times their size! They catch the current with their wide bodies like a schooner captures the wind and your drag has better be set right or you will be up for a re-rig. We all know how those little wide-bodied bluegill fight and shad are like a giant bluegill! The best thing is that a lot of days you catch several per hour and every one is a challenge. By the end of a good shad fishing day, your you-know-what is kicked and your arm is tired and cramped. Of course, you can’t wait to do it all over again the next day! This Picture is of me with the biggest shad out of the thousands I have caught in my life and it is a true lunker! I wish I would have weighed it now as it may have been close to a record.