Canadian Pike Fishing

Canadian Pike Fishing If you have never been on one of those canadian pike fishing trips or vacations then you just don’t know what you are missing. The great canadian outdoors, the Canadians Rockies, the wind blowing and the monster […]


Black Bass Fishing

Black Bass Fishing There are only three black bass fishing rigs that need to be learned. Just handle these three and the bass will be coming into the cooler, quickly. Bass anglers all to often seem to have the enthusiasm […]


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Canadian Pike Fishing


Canadian Pike Fishing

If you have never been on one of those canadian pike fishing trips or vacations then you just don’t know what you are missing. The great canadian outdoors, the Canadians Rockies, the wind blowing and the monster northern pike caught in your fishing rod (that would be great, right?) Well, all of this can become a reality if you go on a canadian pike fishing trip. Let’s see what this means and what you need to have in order to start such a trip.

Ah, canadian northern pike fishing! It is such a great feeling to have a northern pike trapped in your fishing rod. And because of the power that these type of fish have, you will most likely know when you have got a pike on the end of your line as your whole boat will start to tremble (don’t worry, there haven’t been recorded any cases about lost fishermen or men over board because of any pike, but who knows?).

The worse things about the northern pike isn’t the moment that you feel one up the rod, nope. It’s the time that he is in your boat that is the crucial one and this is the time when you must be very careful or you can lose the fish. These fish tend to twist a lot and they can even get rolled in your fishing road. If this happens you will, in most cases, have to tie up the line that is covering the fish as there will probably be no way that you can untangle it from there. There goes another rod! Damn!

This is exactly why you must be extra careful when landing a canadian northern pike in your boat. It can ruin a perfectly good rod in mere seconds and the joy of catching such a great fish will become overlooked when you have to throw out a good rod. But if you take control of the situation, you will end up with a fish and no “casualties” on your part.

A good advice here is to learn to distinguish the pike from his close cousin the muskellunge, which is similar in looks but also has a few different things.

Just do a search for these 2 fishes and see what one has and the other hasn’t. This can help you in you canadian pike fishing trip as you will be able to know what you got in the rod and how to effectively catch it.

Some good places to go on a canadian pike fishing vacation are ontario canada and manitoba. These places will offer some of the best fishing trips you have ever had and it is quite likely that you will also catch a bundle of fish, if you are at least a little knowledgeable at the type of fish that live in those waters and how to catch them. So, what are you waiting for? Start researching for that canadian pike fishing trip and go live it!

Black Bass Fishing


Black Bass Fishing

There are only three black bass fishing rigs that need to be learned. Just handle these three and the bass will be coming into the cooler, quickly. Bass anglers all to often seem to have the enthusiasm to get themselves all juiced up for a big day of fishing only to find themselves coming in at the end of the day with only one or two bass. That is sad, pathetic and virtually unnecessary. Why go through all that time and labor, preparation to just come back with one or even two bass? Not worth the time my bass hunting friend. There is a better way and I will tell you right about now.

But before I do that, let me say a few things about why the bass fishermen of the world fail when they go fishing. What most bass fisherman do is spend the day casting, re-rigging, running, and loosing lures all the while getting frustrated because the fish aren’t cooperating. Sound familiar? It should and do not be embarrassed or proud, I am not your girlfriend. I surely know this feeling and any angler reading my article has had the same feeling at some point and time. The lonely feeling is not true. We have all been in this exact same position, alone struggling with no one to turn to. Well, those days are coming to an end, don’t feel bad if this does happen to you because you are definitely not alone. One of the most important variables of bass fishing is the art of rig selection.

Three rigs are all you will ever need and here they are; Texas rig, Carolina rig, and the floating rig. These three rigs are probably the most successful lures for catching largemouth bass an angler can use just about anywhere, anytime. Guaranteed my bass fishing buddies. Now, some anglers may ask, “Why would I use all three of these rigs?”.

The answer is really quite simple. It’s like using tools of the trade. A carpenter wouldn’t use a hammer to back out a screw, nor would he or she use a screwdriver to pound nails. Well, at least most of them wouldn’t! The same goes with bass fishing. An angler should have the right tools of the trade to do a specific job.

The first rig and probably the most used in the entire bass fishing world, is the famed Texas rig. This is the only one I will describe in detail since really it will work for any type of bass fishing. It is a simple rig that can be tied in a hurry. This rig has landed more bass than any other rig around, and I use it almost religiously. To rig a Texas rig you will need a line, hook, and sinker. That’s it. The steps are easy, like I said. First, you put your sinker (usually a bullet-shaped slip sinker) onto the line with the smaller point of the weight going on first or “facing up.” Then tie your hook (usually an offset worm hook) to the end of the line. Now you are ready for the live bait or even a jig. It does not matter, this Texas rig works for both live and artificial baits. A real winner! The other two rigs are fine but do not compare to the versatility of the Texas. The Carolina and the floater are good rigs and have their spots in bass fishing, just not here.

Making Sure Your Fishing Rod Is Set And Ready For Fishing Season

If you want to get ready for ice fishing season, you the most important thing is to make sure that your rod is ready! If you are thinking about buying a new one, you need to make sure that you get the right one.

Over the years, fishing rods have been made out of just about everything, from bamboo to fiberglass and graphite. When choosing a rod you really need to find one that feels good to you.

The material it is made from, the length, the weight, and the flexibility all determine its ‘feel’. But first, you need to determine what type of fishing you want to do.

Different types of fishing and different conditions require different types of equipment. Longer rods, over 6 1/2 feet are better suited for heavier bait, and more aggressive fish, like catfish, salmon and bass.

They are also easier to cast longer distances than short rods. Short rods, however, are better suited for fishing in heavy cover, like bushes and tall grass.

They also work well for smaller fish like perch and crappie. Start by asking a salesperson for a reel.

You should always try out new ones with a reel attached to get an accurate feel for its performance. Then take a couple of them off the rack and act as if you were casting them.

Move the tip back and forth to see if it feels flexible or stiff. Try longer ones and shorter ones.

See how the grip fits into your palm. Lighter, more flexible rods allow you to ‘feel’ the fish more.

Increased sensitivity can help you strike more fish. Also, lighter rods reduce fatigue and stress.

If you’re fishing from sun up to sun down, you’ll feel the difference in your muscles by the end of the day. Spinning ones allow for greater casting distance when using lightweight lures.

They have a different action than other types. They are also better for landing fish on light line, since there is significantly less friction caused by the guides.

The guides on a spinning outfit are located on the underside of the blank. Contrast the action, or amount of movement it has when casting.

You should notice that a good spinning product has very little movement in the tip. Most of the movement should be contained to the middle of the piece and the butt end.

Always be sure to ask one of the shop’s experts to help you choose one that is right for you, based on your budget, and the type of fishing you want to do. Now that you have learned what to look for in a new piece, you’re ready to attach a reel and tie on some new line.

If your reel is not new, then you must first remove the old line. After that, feed the new line from the tip of the pole down through the eyelets and tie the line around the reel.

Note that it always pays to buy the highest quality line. Cheaper line has a tendency to coil up and cause a lot of knots.

If your reel is a closed reel, slide a pencil through the center of the fishing line spool, and have someone else hold the spool to keep tension on the line as you begin to reel it in. Never place too much tension on the line as you are reeling it in or it can cause the line to stretch, twist, and cause knots.

If you have an open-faced one, then just put the spool on the floor and let it keep the proper tension. Be sure to have the spool facing in the direction so that the line is feeding off of it in a counterclockwise manner.

All you need to do, is let the line feed through your fingers as it goes on to the reel. Crank twenty times or so and then check to see if the line is twisting or not.

If it is, try turning the spool of line over. Then continue reeling in the line until it fills the spool on the reel within one eighth of an inch from the edge.

Periodically check your line to see if it is still in good shape. Now you are set and ready for your big fishing trip!

Tom Selwick has been a backwoods fishing guide in North Carolina and south eastern United States for over 25 years. He has written hundreds of articles about South Holston River fly fishing and North Carolina fly fishing generally.

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Deep Sea Fishing Tips for Yellowtail

One of the most general fish targeted when deep sea fishing is Yellowtail. The California Yellowtail along with the Southern Yellowtail, which is its cousin, has been Jack kin members. Both have been very tough for reel and rod.

Where that you can Find Them

The Yellowtail is for you to be found in focal California and down south into the tropical waters. The truth is, this fish are a staple in the Pacific fishery for a lot of years already.

How to Fish

Just like with most types of fish, you have a number of ways that you can be able to catch fish for yellowtail. A number of lures and baits would be needed for instance squids, sardines, mackerels and the most preferred one, anchovy.

Jig Fishing Method for Yellowtail

Jig fishing for this fish will be very fun and is considered for you to be really productive by most persons. The Yo-Yo jig will be done by handling a four to twelve ounce candy-ban type of jig. As soon as you have the jig, drop it to the bottom, which is commonly not any deeper than 200 feet.

After you feel that you already hit the bottom, try to lift your jig off of it for four to five feet. Repeat this several times, and then being followed by a really fast retrieves these the way up so that you can the surface.

It’s significant that you can remember that it will not matter how fast you’re cranking, since the yellowtail would always be much faster than you. After you have been feeling that you’re bit, then there might be no mistaking it. Once this occurs, do not set the hook and just follow reeling. As soon as you feel that your catch is already swimming away from you, then that is the time that you need to place the hook.

Jig fishing enables you that you can fish using a much heavier line than your bait. A 30 that you can 50 lb. test usually works pretty well. As soon as yellowtails are feeding on the surface or near it, they would every so often take surface iron.

Surface irons are jigs weighing 4 ounces or less; simply retrieved with a much slower speed than any other types of jigs. Handling a live squid is the much preferred bait with this kind of jig. In actual fact, as soon as yellowtails feed on squid, they’ve the tendency to ignore all the other baits.

Handling a Fishing Squid

Using a fishing squid is quite simple. These you have for you to do is either tie the hook directly to the line or make use of a sliding sinker which is best on the bait. Nevertheless, the size of your weight you’ll be using is generally dictated by factors and conditions like currents and depth.

Find the pointed end of the squid and put the hook after through it. However, take note that when fishing with squid, constant small yellowtails are able for you to swallow it quickly. That is why you must not let them swim far before you decide to set the hook.

Using Anchovies

In situation you’ll be using anchovy, and then you have to either hook through its nose or behind its gill, in particular on its bony collar. They are weak swimmers, which is why you may want to make usage of smaller line and hooks.

Handling Sardines

As you’ll be using sardines, one can make use of same rig. However, this time around, you have to put your hook through the sardine’s nose or on its bottom, just behind its vent. Your bait would tend so that you can swim deeper, in the event you hook it on its bottom.

Samantha G. enjoys fishing and writing about fishing, please visit her website at www.saltwaterfishingtackletools.com.


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