Saturday, February 23News From The Great Outdoors

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Pitchin For Large Mouth Bass

Pitchin For Large Mouth Bass

Fishing, Freshwater Fishing
Well, we have talked about flippin and now we'll mention pitchin. Both techniques are used to fish cover and to do it quietly. Use pitchin when the distance is too long for flippin, to fish under boat docks, brush piles, logs and shallow water. You can use pitchin to fish with most baits but some of the favorites are of course, jigs, spinner baits, worms and lizards. Lots of people prefer a wide gap hook. A good stout rod 6 1/2 to 7 1/2 foot long with a flexible tip and lots of backbone is the best to use when fishing cover, you want the rod to be able to pull the fish out of the cover you're fishing. A high speed reel with a ratio of 6.1-6.2 for a quick hook set is good. The technique: Hold the rod in your right hand (if right handed)with the tip pointed upward and disengage...
Spear Fishing & Sharks

Spear Fishing & Sharks

Fishing, Saltwater Fishing
It seems logical that sharks and spear fishing don't mix very well together. Something about the fact that a dead fish at the end of a spear or hanging from your belt that just may attract a shark that is looking for a meal. Considering the shark's senses are highly attuned to thrashing fish and dead fish for that matter makes the spear fisher a possible unintended target. Years ago when I used to spear fish a lot in Long Island Sound, NY we didn't have the danger of a possible shark attack because back forty years ago there were only sand sharks to deal with. Now with global warming I really don't know what type of sharks migrate into Long Island Sound during the summer months. What we had to deal with were currents, fishing line and boats all of which could cause injury or ...
What Is the Best Speed for Offshore Trolling?

What Is the Best Speed for Offshore Trolling?

Fishing, Saltwater Fishing
This is a question often posed by anglers new to trolling and even some veterans as well. You may have found yourself in the offshore section of your local tackle shop confused at all the different trolling lures available and wondering how the makers expect you to pull them. The truth is, there is no "best speed" to troll, it all depends on the situation and the baits you pull. I have broken down the different categories of speeds and what they are best for. The first is 0-4 knots called bump trolling. This is not really as much of trolling as much as it is giving a live bait direction to swim. Live bait is a necessity for this style and this style of trolling is specifically for it. This can be used for with cigar minnows or menhaden for kings, live hard tails for yellowfin, o...
The History of Creme Lure Co. and the Plastic Worm

The History of Creme Lure Co. and the Plastic Worm

Fishing, Freshwater Fishing
Nick Creme HAD A DREAM. The lure that had the biggest impact on American fishing started in the late 1940s in a basement in Akron Ohio. That's where Nick and Cosma Creme cooked up the perfect combination of vinyl, oils and pigments to produce a molded plastic worm that not only looked and felt soft and alive, but also stayed that way when exposed to air over time. 1949 would be the official birth year of the now famous Creme worm. The first marketed worm was the Creme Wiggle Worm. It was sold by mail in 1951 at a cost of $1.00 for a pack of 5. When the product was shown at the Cleveland Sportsman's Show, a distributor sold 9,600 packs to curious anglers in just a few days. The demand soared, and the worm business quickly outgrew Cosma's kitchen. That's when the Creme's set up a s...
How to Measure and Release Fish Correctly

How to Measure and Release Fish Correctly

Fishing, Freshwater Fishing
Many people approach measuring fish with a relaxed approach and risk hefty fines, particularly if the fish is borderline size. There is no grey area when it comes to legal size of catch. Even the difference of 1cm can have you in trouble, and is just not worth the risk of a fine. Sustainability needs to be taken very seriously, hence Fisheries have very clear guidelines. Sustainable fishing means that fish are harvested at a sustainable rate, so the fish population does not decline over time due to poor fishing practices. Imagine a world that is over-harvested and the corresponding devastation to the eco-system and to our future generations. It is the responsibility of each and every one of us to do our bit to protect the planet. Size limits are typically based on biologica...
Where Is The Best Offshore Fishing? Venice LA That’s Where!

Where Is The Best Offshore Fishing? Venice LA That’s Where!

Fishing, Saltwater Fishing
By Dean Cacioppo Venice LA Has The Best Offshore Fishing In The Country If you love offshore fishing you have a perfect chance to enjoy the fishing trip of a lifetime in Venice, LA this summer. Venice is known for some of the best offshore fishing you can find. Although a small town, people travel from all over the country to Venice to charter a boat and go out into the Gulf of Mexico. With Venice LA only being a short drive out of New Orleans, many fishermen fly into NOLA, stay a couple nights in the world famous French Quarter then go out for the best fishing on the planet. If you have never taken a fishing charter in the Gulf, you are in for the time of your life. Old or young, male or female you can be sure that you will catch fish and come back onshore exhilarated. Here ar...
5 Steps To The Perfect Fishing Trip With Dad

5 Steps To The Perfect Fishing Trip With Dad

Fishing, Freshwater Fishing
By (BPT): When you were a kid and needed to learn something new, you went to Dad, right? He's the one who taught you how to ride a bike and drive a car. He's also the one who taught you how to bait your hook for the first time. You've never forgotten these skills and now is a great time to say thank you to the man who helped you learn and grow by taking him out for a day of fishing. You might even teach him a thing or two. Whether it's for Father's Day or his birthday, this is a great time of year to surprise him with can't-miss gifts he'll enjoy while sharing his favorite pastime with you. So don't delay. The weather's great and the boat is ready. Make the most of it with this list of tips guaranteed to show Dad a fishing trip he won't forget. * Surprise him with the perfect i...
Early Bass Fishing: Change Can Produce Results!

Early Bass Fishing: Change Can Produce Results!

Fishing, Freshwater Fishing
By Brian - Nelson Creek Outdoors: Largemouth bass season begins in mid-May here in Wisconsin. Depending on the weather year to year, many fish may be in pre-spawn, spawn or post-spawn modes. Last year, the bass were just ending the spawn period. This year, they were still in pre-spawn. Shifting weather patterns in the last couple years have really affected bass behavior. Early on, the fish were staging in about 4-5 feet of water (the depth of this lakes out weed edge). I absolutely slayed them on a scented tube jig (using our Lucky 7 Gamefish Attractant) in pumpkin color worked slowly along the bottom at the weed edge. As the bass moved up to spawn, I kept throwing the same lure at them, catching good numbers of fish. After the majority of the fish spawned, many returned to the outer...
Spotify Moving Onto Google Cloud Is A Big

Spotify Moving Onto Google Cloud Is A Big

Breaking News, Freshwater Fishing
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Didn’t expect this from our night at the opera

Didn’t expect this from our night at the opera

Big Game Hunting, Freshwater Fishing
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