Motion, size, and shape are the most important visual stimuli to many fish, and items you need to consider when selecting lures and especially when making a retrieve. Here's some food for thought about what triggers fish to strike.
Spincasting tackle is easy to use but not foolproof. Follow this advice to deal with line twist, spool issues, gear selection, and casting accuracy and distance with this equipment.
There's a right way and a wrong way to start youngsters out fishing, and you want to follow the former so that it's a pleasurable experience. Here are some thoughts on what species, seasons, and tackle will help make that a happy event.
Strength is obviously an important line characteristic in fishing, and line manufacturers have emphasized strength for decades, often in a misleading way. As a result, most anglers don't understand that few of the labels on fishing line spools actually mean what they say. Here are the facts.
Brown trout are a popular catch from spring through fall, especially at this time of year in rivers and lakes. Here are some facts about their life and behavior.
(image) Spring is a terrific time to be fishing for crappies, yellow perch, bluegills, and other sunfish species, all of which spawn sometime during this season. Here are the details on where to look for these fish and what to use.
(image) Many anglers have a tendency to fish too fast for spring bass, especially early in the season. Two lure types that are good for slowing down and catching fish are shallow to mid-depth crankbaits, and jigs. Here's the key tactics for using these lures.
(image) There's a bunch of good reasons why more women should be fishing. With Mother's Day coming up, it's time to think about getting your mother, the mother of your children, your daughter, or any female friend with an interest in fishing on the water.
(image) Here are some ideas about fishing-related gifts - outside the rod-and-reel box - that you can get for a woman who is new to fishing, or whom you'd like to introduce to the sport. That could certainly be mom, or even your daughter, spouse, or a friend.
(image) In spring, trout in lakes are shallow and spooky. It takes trolling to cover the water effectively and creative presentations to put fish in the net. Start when the ice melts and keep an eye on the near-surface temperature. Here are the details.