Baitcasting v.s. Spinning Reel for Bass Fishing

While it may seem like a straightforward progression from simpler reels to more complicated baitcasters, the difference is actually not a fixed and absolute one. It’s impossible to say for certain that a baitcasting reel or a spinning reel is better for bass fishing writ large. The choice really depends on weather conditions and waterContinue reading “Baitcasting v.s. Spinning Reel for Bass Fishing”

Winter Fishing for Largemouth Bass

Fishing for largemouth bass can be a year-round pleasure for the skilled angler. Armed with the right knowledge and equipment you can be catching these notoriously feisty fish in almost any weather. The spring and summer bring with them their own challenges but the real test of skill comes in the winter. For some, winterContinue reading “Winter Fishing for Largemouth Bass”

The Ultimate Guide to Fly Fishing

Fly fishing has managed to capture the minds of poets and artists more so than any other form of fishing. The English writer Izaak Walton even once said: “O, sir, doubt not that Angling is an art; is it not an art to deceive a trout with an artificial fly?”. Diehard fly fishermen will tellContinue reading “The Ultimate Guide to Fly Fishing”

The Best Lakes in America to Fish in the Summer

Lake fishing is a great way to spend time over the summer when the kids are out of school or the calendar gives us long weekends and warm, clear weather. It’s a less expensive alternative to saltwater fishing and won’t take as much of a toll on your fishing gear. For that matter, it doesn’tContinue reading “The Best Lakes in America to Fish in the Summer”

Fishing for Crappie in the Winter: Everything You Need to Know

Winter is the perfect time to fish for Crappie, as the cold weather makes schools gather into larger groups. This means that if you can locate the ideal fishing spot, it’s possible to reel in bite after bite. Cold weather presents anglers with additional challenges of dealing with ice, snow, and frozen fingers, but there’sContinue reading “Fishing for Crappie in the Winter: Everything You Need to Know”

Everything You Need to Know About Red Snapper Season

Red snapper, or lutjanus campechanus, are one of the most popular fish species sought after by sport fishermen and commercial fishing boats in the Gulf of Mexico and the Southern and Western Atlantic Ocean. Because of their high popularity, regulations surrounding the fishing and capture of red snapper have been passed to prevent the extinctionContinue reading “Everything You Need to Know About Red Snapper Season”

A Guide to Deep Sea Fishing

Deep-sea fishing, also known as offshore fishing, is some of the most adventurous and dangerous fishing you can do. Storms, big waves, strong winds, and massive fish are all hallmarks of the sport. It might not necessarily be as intense as the Alaskan king crab fishing seen in Discovery channel’s “Deadliest Catch”, but it sureContinue reading “A Guide to Deep Sea Fishing”

The Definitive Guide to Jerkbait

In most cases the better a bait emulates the prey of a hungry fish the more effective it is. Some baits are designed to mimic more active bottom-feeding baitfish while others, like the jerkbait, look just like a fish in the throes of death. It is this trick that has made the jerkbait so effective.Continue reading “The Definitive Guide to Jerkbait”