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Fishing Skills

Don't miss out on our best articles on fishing world and everything connected to it.

Fishing Skills

Don't miss out on our best articles on fishing world and everything connected to it.

Conquer Your Fishing Fears With This Simple Guide to Holding a Bait Caster

Do you have trouble holding your bait caster correctly? Do you feel like you're always getting the line tangled? In this guide, we will teach you how to hold a bait caster properly and easily. With a few simple steps, you'll be casting like a pro in no time! Step #1: Place Your Bait Caster in Your Dominant Hand You will firstly need to determine which hand is your dominant hand. If you are right-handed, then your right hand will be your dominant hand. Place the bait caster in your dominant hand so that you can have a good grip...


Bank Fishing Tips You Need to Know

When many of us started fishing, bank fishing was how it all began. I recall as a kid just heading over to a lake and never realizing that there were other ways to fish. As we grow, we realize that fishing from boats or kayaks provides us with even more opportunity to fish but many of us do not have access to a boat. Fishing from a bank is simply more convenient in carrying your gear and satisfies the urge to fish when we would like to go. Let’s go over some simple tips to maximize your opportunity on the...


Fishing Tips: Traveling with Rods

Remember that time you went to the wedding in Florida and stumbled on a lake that looked really productive on the bass front? Then the first thing you thought about was why didn't I pack a travel rod and reel for this trip! And, what made it even worse was when you saw the guy on the bank land a 5 pound largemouth! As anglers travelling with our rods on fishing trips has always been an issue, especially with baggage rules and fees associated with today’s airlines. However, there are several real good options to be able to bring your...


Crappie Fishing Techniques

Panfish action is a load of fun for anglers of all ages. They fight hard, make great table fare and are pretty easy to catch. One of the all-time favorites amongst anglers is crappie. For the most part, the crappie I am referring to is the black - (Pomoxis nigromaculatus). The black crappie's range is widely debated, but as of 2005, they were found in all 48 contiguous states, Canada and had been introduced in Mexico and Panama. Okay, you get the picture…the crappie is all over the place and a great way to fill an afternoon on the water! ...


Tips for Successful Fishing in Cold Weather

Depending on where you live, colder water temperatures are on their way, and knowing what tips for cold weather fishing should be a priority. In the Northeast, the waters are already heading downward as of this writing in mid-October. In the south, the water temps are heading down, but are still in the 70 plus range. And, for those anglers that do not hit the ice for action, the fall period before ice forms can be red hot fishing. In spite of myths that they do not feed, bass feed all year long. Let's take a look at some cold...