If you’ve ever caught largemouth bass in cover with a jig, spinner bait, or crankbait, chances are good that bass thought he was after a tasty bluegill. Bluegill play a major role in the freshwater food chain and make up a substantial portion of the largemouth diet. If you want to catch bass, choosing lures that mimic their favorite food source is the way to go. Many lures … [Read more...] about The Top Bluegill Lures for Bass
Having a way to get out on the water can greatly impact the success and satisfaction of any fly fishing trip. A good pair of waders only get you so far. So, if you want a way to fish farther from shore, you’re going to need a raft, float tube, or pontoon to get you there. All three options are quiet enough not to frighten the fish. They're relatively inexpensive when compared … [Read more...] about Fly Fishing Float Tubes and Rafts
When the water is cool in the springtime, catching bass is fairly simple. Bass are cruising shallow water and will strike almost anything to bulk up for spawning. But, in the summertime don’t expect that the same lures and tactics will work. Increasing water temperature changes the behavior of Bass and the food they eat. So, your success depends on your ability to … [Read more...] about Best Summer Bass Lures
Trout is among the most commonly farmed and fished for game fish on the planet. And, while everyone has an opinion on the best way to land the most (or biggest) trout; there are a handful of lures that continue to work wonders almost anywhere trout are found. Below you'll find a list detailing some of our absolute favorite trout fishing lures. … [Read more...] about Trout Fishing Lures
Responsible catch-and-release anglers use barbless fishing hooks. It’s the right thing to do. But, there are a handful of other reasons you might want to make the switch as well. Before we cover those merits, let’s consider the more conventional ones. Barbless hooks make for a faster release and are less likely to injure a landed fish. Releasing a fish that is ultimately … [Read more...] about Barbless Fishing Hooks – Is it time to Ditch the Barbs?