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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Carp Fishing Bait Secrets For Your Best Catch Ever!

--------------------------------- New Unique Article! Title: Carp Fishing Bait Secrets For Your Best Catch Ever! Author: Tim Richardson Email: Keywords: fishing, recreation and sports, recreation and ,leisure, hunting, outdoors, boating, camping, water sports ,hobbies, outdoor activities ,entertainment Word Count: 1074 Category: Recreation & Sports: Fishing ---------------------------------

 Carp Fishing Bait Secrets For Your Best Catch Ever! by Tim Richardson Carp fishing gets more competitive every year so you need tricks to give you the edge over competing anglers and their baits and methods. Here are a number of well-proven big fish tactics and tricks and some deeper just as instant home truths about baits; their true effects on carp, and how much they are under-exploited by the majority of carp anglers!

 When you think about carp fishing, after location and a sharp hook you might consider bait to be a less important factor; well I disagree; I’ve seen big carp caught on the crudest of rigs on the bluntest of hooks possible on outrageously thick nylon line and certainly fished in places seemingly totally devoid of any fish. But the factor that really did get the fish on the hook was the bait. In fact I have gone as far as testing numerous hooks, rigs, (very thick hook links and big heavy hooks too,) and what makes the most difference is the bait recipe employed; the fish response to this has proven to over-ride other considerations to the degree they are pretty secondary.

 To illustrate a point I went to Horseshoe Lake and tested a friends spod ground bait mix, and compared it to 2 of my homemade spod mixes built on more detailed scientific information; the result was surprising and very revealing to say the least. My friend had been a bailiff on the water and had become a top rod there using his own homemade spod ground bait mix recipe so it had been very successful. His mix and my ones (based on his identical mix but with some vitally important added extras,) were placed in the margins of a stock pond where the carp could be clearly seen; the carp headed straight for the adapted baits and soon were clouding the water and competing with tench and roach, even head-butting the bottom when the bait was gone and meanwhile, not even a roach touched the original spod mix which sat there as if it was invisible!  

To say this experience shocked my friend was an understatement, because here was his successful bait being totally ignored in the presence of another competing bait. I knew the feeding response to the new homemade spod versions would be very exciting but had not considered they would actually lead to the complete failure of the original version to even get a single a response from roach or tench in the area around the baits! If you have ever fished beside someone who is hauling and you cannot get a bite on your previously successful bait then you might well ask yourself what is going on with your bait (or not) in respect of their internal impacts on carp; are they really doing their job to maximum efficiency?!  

Bait is supposed to trigger a feeding response in order to get a hook into a fishes mouths, but for various reasons this obviously is not so straight forward in reality as carp dynamically learn in response to danger of being hooked on recognizable baits and bait substances and so on. Many times carp will eat free baits but identify and ignore hook baits entirely, if not mark them as dangerous, even fanning them to one side out of harms way and even silently communicating to other carp the dangerous nature of suspicious baits perhaps by hormones and body postures and movements etc. New baits and unusual bait recipes with non-fashionable ingredients etc. are very well proven to produce better catches than standard baits no matter how popular they once were on a water and having the personal ability and knowledge to make your own baits and ground baits and adapt readymade ones more to your specifications is an incredibly powerful edge over ordinary anglers dependent on expensive readymade baits!

 By being able to make your own baits and adapt readymade baits you control many vital aspects of bait, from the ways they impact on carp senses, rate of metabolism and feeding and digestion, to your all important bait cost itself! Picture the effect on carp of being able to introduce free baits with far high levels of natural feed-triggering substances than bait companies can afford to sell profitably and the results you will be able to achieve! Probably the most obvious example for this cold water period is the possibility of including far higher levels of the famous green lipped mussel extract and betaine hydrochloride for instance which are very well proven to keep carp feeding more strongly and more repeatedly for longer, thus giving you far more chances of bites and hooked fish...

 Although betaine and green lipped mussel extract are popular and well-known today they were not always and this demonstrates the possibility of many other substances yet to be fully exploited in various ways in baits of many forms; with homemade baits you can decide to put as much really stimulatory natural extracts for example into your bait as you like, (within recommended levels,) but above those commercial bait companies can afford! Use of liquid and powdered versions of the same exciting products used together in baits, can very much increase the performance of your homemade baits in ways the commercial baits used on your water may not operate due to having different recipes and differing ingredients and levels and forms of them and so on. As you can imagine, the possibilities for topping existing baits using homemade solutions and powdered combinations among other options are very exciting and really work effectively against commercial baits; homemade baits are certainly the equal of commercial baits for many very strongly proven reasons!

 Carp bait success in many ways is about the efficient maintenance of a concentration of feeding triggers and attractors etc. around your hook baits. Anyone who fishes with glugged broken boilies in glug-filled PVA bags, and compares their catch results to using whole readymade baits straight from the bag (and used alone in PVA bags,) will be shocked by the difference! But perhaps the most sobering thought about making your own homemade baits and ground baits is not just the impact they can have versus popular conventional baits, but the degree you can control their cost and produce incredibly effective baits to your own recipes, with far higher levels of potent ingredients than bait companies can offer profitably! Read on for my uniquely proven homemade bait and fishing bait secrets eBooks... By Tim Richardson. Seize this great chance to truly transform your big carp catches for life with these unique ( homemade carp baits secrets eBooks and start saving a fortune on bait right now! This and other ( unique content '' articles are available with free reprint rights. --------------------------------------------------- You are receiving this because you signed up for it on 2009-05-16 from IP To fine-tune your selection of which articles to receive, just login here: using your username: gerouse See you on the water, --Greg "Please notify me of any new posts"
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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

All You Need To Know About The Bass Fish

By Chris Douglas

All over the world, no matter where you are or where you look, you will inevitably find the haunts of the bass fish found in all kinds of watery places like a remote freshwater lake or stream, small ponds and even the ocean itself. Long time studies have shown that bass fishing is the most popular type of sport fishing and for two good reasons; bass fish are fun to catch and make for great eating.

The word "bass" comes down to us from the Middle English word "bars" which literally in olden times meant "perch". The scientific name of the order that the bass fish belong to is Perciformes translated means "perch-like" fish; and the members of this order are divided into two main divisions of freshwater and marine fish depending on which type of water they prefer. They will quite often be found swimming in groups and that group terminology is called a shoal.

There a numerous types of bass fish found in all sorts of watery environments; from small streams and remote ponds and lakes, to the ocean itself. The two main types of bass are referred to as temperate basses and black basses of the scientific family Moronidae. The temperate basses are the striped bass and the white bass; while the black bass group contains the largemouth bass, small mouth, Guadalupe, and spotted bass.

When people speak of bass fish, they are not just talking about the fish that fall under the main bass groups; they are also including a lot of kinds of fish that are similar to the bass, but are not technically part of the scientific group. Those kinds referred to by anglers as bass include black sea bass, giant sea bass and the Australian bass.

Bass fishing is the most popular game fishing sport without a doubt, and there are legions of anglers who would attest to that. A whole industry has built up around the bass fish, and there are hundreds upon hundreds of online websites where you can go to get any bit of information you want about the world of bass fishing or join a forum to talk with other bass fishermen; as well as specialty sports stores that specialize in the sport. There are all kinds of boats designed just for bass fishing, lures, equipment, recreational lodges built near bodies of water that support bass---the list is endless.

Boats are a main component in bass fishing, and depending on your tastes and your wallet there is a bass boat for you. The average sized bass boat is found in the range of 16 to 26feet, and is made up of aluminum or fiberglass and you must have an electric trolling motor on the bow; this is required by law. The types of boats are hundreds and include electric boats, flat boats, and jon boats---all kinds of boats that would be used for chasing the elusive bass fish.

Bass fishing claims more people that follow and participate in the sport than any other form of sport fishing, and it is no wonder when you think of the variety of experiences that you can have just by getting yourself outfitted and literally head for the hills with gear in hand and boat at the ready. The fun ranges from just lazing away the hours on your boat in a secluded waterway somewhere to actively fighting with a bass fish that takes your hook and provides a little excitement jumping in and out of the water.

About the Author:

Chris Douglas publishes and discusses issues regarding bass fishing eBook. For more information on Fishing Knots visit our site.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Deep Sea Fishing Guide To Miami Charters

Deep Sea Fishing Guide To Miami Charters 
  If you’re going for a deep sea fishing trip, one great destination would be Miami. This city is filled to the brim with numerous thrilling entertainment opportunities. Starting from its immaculate white sand beaches up to its world class museums, Miami would never run out of activities to cater you. Nevertheless, one of the most popular activities in Miami would be deep sea fishing. It is an exquisite spot for such an activity because of the "Gulf stream", which is a river that is part of the Atlantic Ocean originating from the Gulf of Mexico’s warm currents. The slightly warmer currents of this stream are actually utilized as a highway for different kinds of migrating fish. You can choose from a great variety of fishes, small or big. The most popular choices include: pan fishes, big game fishes, kingfish, and sailfish. These and many more are prevalent in Miami’s turquoise waters. Although there’s a lot of deep sea fishing charters that are available coming from Ft. Lauderdale going to Miami, there are those that stand out, which have credible reputations for class comfort and catch!

Reel Adventure Charters
 First off is Reel Adventure Charters; in which you have "Spellbound", a 56 ft. charter fishing boat. It is considered to be the number 1 charter fishing boat around Miami Beach, for whatever kind of fishing activity you are into; whether it is light tackle fishing, deep sea charter to big game fishing. From the docks of Reel Adventure Charters, you’ll be in the Gulf Stream in no time! In fact it only takes about 10 minutes travel time to go to the stream. This advantage in distance makes their record for big catches quite an impressive one. Charters are very comfortable, usually with a maximum of 6 people. If you’ll be having a party of 2 or 3 only, you can then arrange for "split charters". They provide you with everything you need, except for your drinks and food.
Sea Cross Sport fishing
 If you want a charter with the best modern gadgets and comfort, then the Sea Cross would be perfect for you. Their Custom Rigged Hatteras Sport fishing Yacht would definitely amaze you with all their amenities, such as live well, outriggers, full air conditioning, top-of-the-line tackle and rods, and state of the art electronic gadgets. In fact, they are fully specked and ready to travel anywhere starting from the Florida Keys up to the Bahamas! They can definitely make your fishing dreams true! They have specialist personnel that have the skills necessary for you to find exactly whatever it is you are looking for. They specialize in all kinds of fishing adventures, such as tarpon to sailfish. They also provide services like long range weekend trips, split charters, multi-boat charters, corporate charters, and night fishing.
Free Spool Sport fishing
 Situated at Miami Beach's north end, Haulover Bay, you can find Free Spool. Their captain, a premiere fishing guide in Miami area, has been helping people to fish since 1986. Whether you’re interested in fishing the reef, shallows, or off-shore, He could bring you there. Keys and Bahamas trips can also be arranged. However, they do not have "split charters", meaning once you book for the boat, you would have it all for yourself; no more fishing with strangers. They can arrange full or half day charters, for a maximum of 4 people. So if you are looking for a really exquisite adventure with an expert "old school" captain, try out Free Spool! See you on the water, --Greg "Please notify me of any new posts"
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Friday, April 6, 2012

Texas Coast Drifting Tips and Techniques

By Captain Kyle Tomek

Fall is nearly upon us and you may have already noticed the first signs of autumn's approach: the leaves may be starting to fade, the tides are falling and some of the wildflowers are beginning to die back. While plants may be winding things down in the fall, drift fishing is just picking up. All the way from the upper Texas coast to the Lower Laguna Madre's shallows, autumn is an excellent time for drifting for redfish and speckled trout with brown lures.

Fall's cooler temperatures and lower tides mean that bait fish start to migrate from the protected waters where they hide out during the summer. One of the best fall fishing tips is to watch for this migration, when redfish and trout swarm for these prey in driftable waters.

Fish attracting structures are the best places to begin drifting for redfish and speckled trout, as Captain Cody Maddox tells us. Maddox tends to do his drifting in the vicinity of the upper West Bay's shell bottoms with their holes and drops.

"When I say I fish holes within shell, I am drifting a seven-foot area surrounded by a three-foot depth," states Maddox. "The points of reefs and shell humps are additional fish magnets."

When doing fall drifting, Maddox prefers soft plastic lures with? To 1/8 oz. riggings. However, he goes with a 3/8 oz. head when he makes his way to deeper waters. Other than brown lures, he tells us that morning glory, plum and chartreuse and limetreuse tend to work well for him.

"I have found a little technique to really produce fish in fall," claims Maddox. "I'll work bait really fast above the bottom before letting it sit for several seconds." "If that doesn't work, I'll work it a little slower off the top off the shell, sometimes using a weedless-hook setup." Sometimes the slightest variation in retrieve unlocks the jaws.

Bastrop fishing guide, Captain Randall Groves prefers the fall season to drift fish than any other season. "It is all about working water streaks up here on the upper coast," states Groves. "When it gets really cold and the water gets clear, I do much better fishing muddy streaks rather than the clear water."

Groves likes to drift in deep shell areas along with the muddy waters of bayous and creeks. "I do a lot of drifting in deep shell in the fall, but once the wind picks up, I tend to do best in the creeks and bayous instead."

Retrieval is where Groves places most focus. "Some say you have to fish soft plastics slow in winter and it is solely a myth." Groves asserts he looks more for a "reactionary" bite rather than a "hungry" bite. "Slowing it works too, however, I work them pretty fast in very cold water and draw plenty of strikes."

I use a 3/8 oz. lead heads with my soft plastics and use a Laguna Texas Wader III or another whippy rod to get my lures through water column with ease," says Groves.

"I use a trolling motor a lot to control my drift in fall," says Matagorda Bay guide Captain Dwayne Newburn. "A trolling motor especially helps when fishing around a group of working birds." Newburn refers to a common occurrence in fall when gulls are feeding on bait fish that are getting pushed up by feeding speckled trout and redfish below.

Another fan of autumn deep shell angling, Newburn says "I focus on the indentations and dips in shell pads when drifting in the fall."

"What works really well for me is brown lures like Cajun Thunder Popping Corks with DOA shrimp. I also like Saltwater Assassins along with native shrimp and new penny," says Newburn. Captain Newburn uses 1/8 oz. jig heads and soft plastic when working shallow waters, but switches to heavier? Oz. heads for deeper territory.

"I love fishing in fall," states Lower Laguna Madre guide Captain Danny Neu. "I favor the season especially when targeting big speckled trout. “As fall causes bait fish to flee bay systems, Neu says he must often travel the shoreline for miles before seeing any forms of bait fish. "There is typically less bait in the water in fall. However, whenever I eventually locate clustered bait fish the fish are nearby."

On a normal day of drift fishing in fall, Neu typically spends the morning hours looks for bait activity in deeper water. "In colder water temperatures, I'll start drifts in deeper water before moving to shallower areas when the sun beams overhead and warms the shallows."

"When it comes to lures for cold weather, I always go for top water plugs. In fall I can use these all day for redfish and trout; they just work, plain and simple," says Neu.

In the waters of the lower coast, Neu uses smaller top water plugs like the Super Spook Jr. "I'll usually have one rod rigged with a soft plastic like red and white brown lures and another rigged up with a Super Spook Jr.", adds Captain Neu.

About the Author:

Captain Kyle Tomek is a Texas Gulf Coast fishing guide who submits featured saltwater fishing tips to Texas FishCast. You can submit saltwater fishing tips through your Facebook account to Texas FishCast. You can share pictures and videos and tag your fishing buddies for everyone to see.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Fun Fishing At The Fort Desoto Piers

: Fort DeSoto: Fort DeSoto (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Gary Sermon

Fort Desoto Park, located in Saint Pete Florida has been known as one of the best parks there are in the United States. I will be going over the fishing that can be done there, by either boat or casting a line off of one of the fishing piers that are there.

If you have a boat you will find no trouble in finding a ramp to launch it from. They are scattered all throughout the park, and once you are in the water there are many spots that you can anchor away can catch some fish at.

If you do not have a boat there are several other options you can take to catch some fish at the park. For instance there are two fishing piers that are there, and they are open all day and all night. The names of the piers are the Gulf Fishing Pier and the Bay pier.

The Gulf Pier is my favorite pier to fish during the day, and I think a lot of people can agree with me because it is always packed with fishermen from the start to the end of the pier. If you are there during the day you will be able to purchase live bait and fishing tackle from the bait and tackle shop that is there.

When you first walk onto the Gulf Fishing Pier there is a sign showing you all of the commonly caught saltwater fish you can catch off of the pier. Some of these will include mackerel, small sharks, rays, grouper, pinfish, sheepshead, bonnetheads, and of course snapper fish.

During the day the Bay Pier is used for tour boats often, although you can still fish from the pier if you wish, and plenty of people do. The Bay pier is a little smaller than the Gulf Pier, but in my opinion will offer just as much fish as the Gulf Pier does.

I will usually start fishing at the Gulf Pier if it is during the day and then head over to the Bay Pier at night, as I have had more luck fishing there at night time. You can expect to catch the dame type of fish as you would at the Gulf Pier. The Bay Pier also has a bait shop that is open during the daytime.

The fishing piers are located at the southernmost part of the island, and they are open to fishermen 365 days a year, all day and all night. At night they are well illuminated which helps you cast and make rigs, and also will attract schools of fish to the bright spots in the water.

About the Author:

Fishing in Fort Desoto can be great if you have the right fishing tackle. For more information on what you will need to have to catch some fish you can swing by David's fishing website. Mullet Fishing In Fort Desoto
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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Tips in fishing for salmons in Alaska

Tips in fishing for salmons in Alaska

Alaska is known as one of the most bountiful areas with salmon, and is ideal for fishing trips.

This is because of extreme tides along the West Coast and the gush of ocean currents that create an environment ideal for the breeding of thousands of baitfish.

It is also known as one of the best places to go if one wants to fish for giant King Salmon, the largest specie of salmon fish.

The best way to catch these giant salmon (in saltwater) is through trolling or by angling a baited line drawn into the water.

Fishing for giant King Salmon can be a year round activity (especially in Seward).

The most sought-after species of salmon are the following:

1. The King Salmon (Chinook) are the largest of all these species. Its weight averages between 20-40 pounds, the heaviest recorded of which is 112 pounds, and can be as long as 3-4". It has a blue-green back that is lightly spotted.

The average life span of a Chinook Salmon is about five to seven years.

Its flesh can range in color from ivory white to a deep red.

Common names for this specie of salmon include tyee, springs, mouth/kings quinnat and tule.

2. Silver Salmon (Coho) on the other hand is slightly smaller with an average weight of 8-12 pounds.

These species prefer small streams in which to spawn between the months of July to November.

3. Sockeye salmon, on the other hand, are the most sought-after of its entire species because its flesh has a color of deep red and it has a firm rich flavor.

In fishing for salmon in Alaska, one has to be well equipped with the right equipment (and donned with the appropriate apparel).

Listed below are some of the needed equipment/materials and tips for hassle-free fishing:

1. You must be clad in layers of warm clothes (not necessarily bulky ones as it can hinder in the fishing activity).

2. Over these everyday clothes, a waterproof overall, boots and bibs are likewise necessary to ensure that one would stay dry since after a hook-up, some fish may resist with maximum struggles.

3. Fleet or cruisers that offer services for fishing are usually stocked with bait.

4. A guide on board a cruiser ensures that even amateur fishermen will enjoy the activity by providing crash-lessons onboard. They usually hook the bait for the guest and inform the party as to where specific species of fish may thrive for selective fishing.
See you on the water, --Greg "Please notify me of any new posts"
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Friday, March 23, 2012

Deep Sea Fishing For Yellowtail

Deep Sea Fishing For Yellowtail

One of the most popular fish targeted when deep sea
fishing is Yellowtail. The California Yellowtail along
with the Southern Yellowtail, which is its cousin, are
Jack family members. Both are very tough customers for
reel and rod.

Where To Find Them

The Yellowtail is to be found in central California
and down south into the tropical waters. In fact, this
fish have been a staple in the Pacific fishery for a
lot of years already.

How To Fish

Just like with most other kinds of fish, you have a
variety of ways to choose from in able to fish for
yellowtail. A number of lures and baits would be
needed such as squids, sardines, mackerels and the
most preferred one, anchovy.

Jig Fishing Technique For Yellowtail

Jig fishing for this fish could be very fun and is
considered to be very productive by most people. The
Yo-Yo jig can be done by using a four to twelve ounce
candy-bar type of jig. Once you have the jig, drop it
to the bottom, which is usually not any deeper than
200 feet.

When you feel that you already hit the bottom, try to
lift your jig off of it for four to five feet. Repeat
this several times, then being followed by a very fast
retrieve all the way up to the surface.

It is important to remember that it doesn’t matter how
fast you are cranking, since the yellowtail would
always be much faster than you. Once you feel that
you’re bit, then there’s no mistaking it. Once this
happens, don’t set the hook and just continue reeling.
Once you feel that your catch is already swimming away
from you, then that’s the time that you should set the

Jig fishing enables you to fish using a much heavier
line than your bait. A 30 to 50 lb. test usually works
pretty well. When yellowtails are feeding on the
surface or near it, they would sometimes take surface

Surface irons are jigs weighing 4 ounces or less. They
are retrieved with a much slower speed than the other
kinds of jigs. Using a live squid is the much
preferred bait with this kind of jig. In fact, when
yellowtails feed on squid, they have the tendency to
ignore all the other baits.

Using A Fishing Squid

Using a fishing squid is quite simple. All you have to
do is either tie the hook directly to the line or make
use of a sliding sinker which is right on the bait.
However, the size of the weight you’ll be using is
usually dictated by factors and conditions like
currents and depth.

Find the pointed end of the squid and place the hook
once through it. However, take note that when fishing
with squid, even small yellowtails are able to swallow
it quickly. That is why you should not let them swim
far before you decide to set the hook.

Using Anchovies

If you’ll be using anchovy, then you should either
hook through its nose or behind its gill, specifically
on its bony collar. They are weak swimmers, which is
why you would want to make use of smaller line and

Using Sardines

When you’ll be using sardines, you can make use of the
same rig. However, this time around, you should put
your hook through the sardine’s nose or on its bottom,
just behind its vent. Your bait would tend to swim
deeper, if you hook it on its bottom.See you on the water, --Greg "Please notify me of any new posts"
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