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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.

The Forgotten Spinnerbait - A Must Have In Your Fishing Lure Arsenal

Dialing back the time clock to the early 70s I can remember the first time I ever used a spinnerbait. I was at Blydenburgh Lake with a fellow angler I had met through playing ice hockey. He was throwing a purple jelly worm, and scoring quite a few fish. For some reason, I would not change. I do not know if it was the way the spinnerbait worked, the coverage I could get, or just plain…it’s new, I have to stick with it. I caught a lot of fish that day, but he still out-fished me, and had a fat...


Five "Must Have" Soft Plastics

 Are you a bass fanatic that has every lure on the market? I know I am, and I can tell you one thing, I do use a lot of what I have. And to make matters even better, I usually can catch fish on the lures I choose for a given circumstance. However, if there is one thing, no five things, we all must have with us at all times it is; Finesse, Ned, Whacky, Swimbait and Creature soft plastics. Soft plastic baits will always produce fish in my opinion, but it may be up to you to decide which...


Surface Poppers…Bam, Fish On!

Its 5 a.m. and false dawn is beginning to light the horizon. You methodically work your popper slowly across a rip a couple hundred feet from shore. As the lure dances into the strike zone you see a swirl, and then within seconds a huge eruption of water appears - thanks to the 30-pound striper that has just mauled your lure! And that my friends is why I love casting surface plugs, especially ones that pop, splash or make a commotion. As in any fishing situation, working poppers is not just a cast and retrieve event like when you use...


Winter Ice Fishing

Ice fishing is a great way to pass the time in the winter months, and it offers anglers the chance at some truly trophy fish. There is a ton of gear out there to make a day on the ice both rewarding and more importantly, safe. Let’s explore what you need to know about safe ice, and making sure you stay on top of it. After safety, KastKing offers a few really good items for your adventures too.  SAFETY FIRST  As I live in New York, I trust the New York State’s Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) safe ice guidelines,...


Is Fishing About Luck?

Like winning any race, competition, or contest where luck, or lack of it, is said to be a factor…luck most often has nothing to do with it. Luck occurs when preparation meets opportunity.