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Nov 06 2012 03:39 PM | Capt. Garry in Good Ways To Use And Enjoy Our Fishing Site - Fishnfools.com
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Mar 29 2012 03:53 PM | Capt. Garry in Trout Fishing - Catching Trout in Lakes and Streams
One of the best trout fishing tips for stream fishing that I can tell you is how to properly present the bait to trout when trout fishing in streams. A good basic trout fishing lesson is how to present bait naturally to trout which is all about the drift. Presenting a fly to trout in a stream or the presentation of any bait to a trout when stream fishing has the same goal and underlying concept and judgeing the stream along with using the proper tackle to obtain the best trout bait presentation are discussed in this trout fishing technique article. Make sure you read our entire trout fishing section if you like to trout fish as there are some of the best trout fishing tips available in these articles. Feel free to browse our entire fishing blog's articles for all types of fishing as the amount of fishing information will blow you away and you will come to see why this fishing blog is rated among the best fishing blogs on the internet to date!
Jun 01 2012 05:54 PM | Capt. Garry in Striped Bass Fishing
Trolling for stripers is one of the best ways to catch striped bass and a fun striper fishing technique among the many other ways to fish for stripers. The best speed for trolling for striped bass is usually faster than most people would think. Striped bass swim fast and will attack anything that they can catch. Even though your striper trolling speed is fast, if you think about it, you are probably still trolling much slower than what the average bait fish can swim when he has a big open striper mouth behind him! Having said that, like any fish, striped bass eat what they can catch and often an injured or slow baitfish is easy prey. These might move a little slower and be the best food for a striped bass at the time. So, when you are trolling for striped bass, you may alter your speed from time to time if they aren’t biting and see if you can stir up some striper action. However, you may want to move to a different area if you have made 8 or 10 passes in an area and you have had no luck or perhaps try some bait fishing for stripers in case they are being lazy.
Dec 07 2012 04:42 AM | Capt. Garry in Shad fishing
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.
Mar 29 2012 05:16 AM | Capt. Garry in Striped Bass Fishing
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!
Jun 05 2012 09:37 PM | Capt. Garry in Frog Gigging, Clam Digging, Urchins, Mussels and More!
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.
Mar 28 2012 04:57 PM | Capt. Garry in Spear fishing and diving
Learning how to spear fish in the ocean will let you enjoy the best of two worlds, fishing and hunting all in one! This spear fishing article covers how to spear fish from A to Z including spear fishing equipment, spearfishing tips and techniques, along with everything your need to get started in learning how to spear fish. This spearfishing lesson is one of the most complete spear fishing articles available on line for those interested in learning how to spearfish from a fellow spearfisherman with over 40 years of experience. Although this article is about spear fishing on the north coast of California, the spearfishing basics that you will learn here, including spear fishing safety, will be valuable no matter where you decide to try spear fishing. Learn how to spearfish in this informative spearfishing article.
Apr 06 2012 06:57 PM | Capt. Garry in Crappie Fishing, Bluegill Fishing, Other Panfish
Jigging For Crappie
Jigging for crappie has always been one of my favorite kinds of fishing. Not only is it usually productive and relatively fast action, they are definitely one of my favorite fish to catch and eat along with fishing for bluegill and perch. Nothing makes a better picture or story than a five foot stringer of crappie and the ensuing fish fry that comes with it! Catching crappie with jigs and fishing for crappie with minnows is what this crappie fishing article is all about! Good luck with your crappie fishing trip and I hope the crappie bite is on!
Dec 29 2012 06:01 PM | Capt. Garry in Salmon Fishing and Steelhead Fishing
Fishing for salmon on the Sacramento River in northern California is a fishing hobby that is popular among many of the state’s fishermen. Catching salmon in the Sacramento River, or it tributaries such as the Feather River, is a fall activity with the season running usually from the middle of August until the middle of December. How to catch salmon in the Sacramento River depends on whether you have a boat or not, for the most part, as well as what type of salmon fishing you enjoy. For instance, my brother likes casting a Mepps lure and letting it “roll” on the gravel on the bottom, my dad was old and he liked sitting behind a flatfish in a boat or off the bank, and I like back trolling flat fish, jigging, and I really enjoy casting a Glo-bug off of the shore using a method my friends and I call “long-lining”. Any of the below is a good way to catch salmon in the Sacramento River.
Mar 29 2012 02:39 AM | Capt. Garry in Good Fishing Tips and Techniques For Catching Fish
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!
Apr 29 2012 03:47 PM | Capt. Garry in Good Fishing Tips and Techniques For Catching Fish
The key to catching fish when spawning is knowing the right places to look and the water temperature that triggers the fish to spawn. The fish will move into shallow water and search for a place to build their nests when that spawning temperature reaches the desirable point and they feed aggressively in the couple weeks prior to when they spawn, as well as attack anything near their nests, as bass fishermen are well aware of, so knowing the right temperature when fish spawn is a great tool to have in one’s tackle box of tricks. I have included as list of spawning temperatures for fish that are fished for sport most often below that I have gleaned from various spots on the internet.
May 30 2012 03:50 PM | Capt. Garry in Good Fishing Tips and Techniques For Catching Fish
One of the best fishing trips I ever had was a float a friend of mine and I took when we were in college down the Sacramento River from Redding to Chico. It was the one of the best fishing trips for a lot of reasons, mostly because we caught so many different varieties of fish. But, it was also one of the best fishing trips because it was free! Free fishing trips are hard to come by and we had no idea we were going on one of the best fishing trips money could buy when we started this float trip. It was a classic “wild hare” that ended up taking us on a nine day journey. We caught largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, rainbow trout, huge channel catfish, and an 8 pound steelhead. I am almost 60 years old now and this was one of the most unforgettable fishing trips I have had in my life and one of the best fishing trips that I have even heard of anyone taking. Let me share one of the best fishing trips of my life with you below in case you too decide to get a wild hare of your own!
Dec 26 2012 03:14 AM | Capt. Garry in Frog Gigging, Clam Digging, Urchins, Mussels and More!
Using a poke pole for catching monkey faced eels is truly a fun fishing activity. Catching monkey faced eels with a poke pole is requires little tackle or expense, like some types of fishing. You can also catch rock fish with a poke pole as well when you are catching eels as they hang out in the same rocky areas. Many folks use a poke pole for catching cabezon fish, which are a delicacy. Learning how to use a poke pole for eel fishing is a very simple task that pretty much consists of shoving the pole under rocks and moving from hole to hole at low tide. Read on and learn how to make a poke pole for catching eels and rockfish, the best bait for catching eels with a poke pole and how to fish with a poke pole when you are at the ocean.
Apr 06 2012 06:15 PM | Capt. Garry in Funny Fishing Stories
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).
Mar 29 2012 04:10 AM | Capt. Garry in Frog Gigging, Clam Digging, Urchins, Mussels and More!
Catching rock crab and catching bay crab by hand at low tide on mud flats like as explained in this crabbing article is a real kick in the pants! We discovered how to catch red crab like these when we happened to be clam digging at low tide. You will really enjoy this crab fishing article as it is a fun read and I doubt anyone knows how to catch rock crab, red crab, and bay crab this way. Perhaps, they won't want to use this crabbing technique even when they learn how to catch crab this way! Might lose a finger! Read on.