Fishing Tips

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boat ramp ramps etiquette

Do’s and Don’ts at Boat Ramps for Kayakers

Not all kayakers use boat ramps to launch but if you do there are unspoken rules you should know about. Unfortunately many who have never fished out of power boats may not have ever been introduced to boat ramp etiquette. Here is how to avoid confrontation and even be the nice guy at the ramp. Public boat ramps can give you access where it is otherwise sparse. When this is the […]

How to Catch Cold Water Smallmouth

Words and Photos by Blace Hutchens Winter is setting in, and your local river has become frigid. Are you planning to hang up the paddle until spring? Do you still chase river smallmouth when the water temperatures drop below 50 degrees? A few of us die hard anglers can’t wait until spring for another chance to feel the tug of that big bronze. We want to continue chasing trophies in […]

VIDEO: What Knot to Use and How to Tie

  Arbor  I use this knot to connect backing to my fly reels and mono, fluoro and braid to the spools of my conventional gear. Most people prefer to back braided lines with mono because it slips on the spool at the connection point. I solve this problem by tying the arbor knot then adding a half hitch to each side of the spool. This locks the line securely and […]

Use Jigs to Catch More Bass

Jigs are one of the most versatile, effective and easy to use lures ever made. Jigs for More Bass Jig fishing is the go-to presentation for many bass anglers. Jigs are effective and easy to fish. Where I grew up in Louisiana, bumping a jig into a cypress tree trunk and letting it slide to the bottom is a staple of almost every angler. Jigs are versatile baits and can be […]

Fast Tracking Lure Confidence

Have you ever wondered what the quickest way to gain confidence in a new lure? Lure Confidence Article Contributed by Jay Randall The first thing you need to do when you get to your favorite fishing hole is grab your rod and tie on your new lure that you want to fish. Second thing is to leave everything else behind. I have found that by taking out that one new […]

Three Things Every Fisherman Should Know

After a long, hard week on the job, there’s nothing like a good day of fishing. However, before casting your line, there are at least three things you should know.   How to Find the Right Place & Time The fish bite most during feeding time when mosquitos and bugs are most active. In summer, that’s early morning and late evening. In the spring and fall, it’s best to go […]

Wilderness FlexPod Fish Finder Install

Michael Guyer is back to give us another walk through of how to install electronics into the Wilderness Systems FlexPod. I began by installing the transducer mount that was supplied with my Fishfinder/GPS Combo unit on the bottom of the FlexPod. Next, I put a healthy dab of LEXEL where the screws come through the bottom of the FlexPod to seal them against water incursion. I added a bit extra […]