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Mon, 05/06/2013 - 08:43
By Justin Lucas
When it comes to spring time fishing it's hard to beat a wacky rigged soft plastic bait. It is a great tool for all stages around the spawn and always on the deck of my boat this time of year. I have two basic wacky rigs that I fish. I'll choose between a Tightlines UVenko and a Tightlines UV Finesse 6" worm based on the conditions. Either way, my favorite colors are green pumpkin or watermelon/red. For the most part I start with the bigger UVenko bait. I fish it on 10-pound Spiderwire...
Mon, 05/06/2013 - 08:07
By posted by World Fishing Network
After more than a year without a new freshwater fish state record, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission recently certified two new record breakers — a freshwater drum from Kerr Reservoir and a white crappie from a private lake in Wake County. On March 20, Jonathan Wilkerson of Oxford landed a 23-pound, 8-ounce freshwater drum while fishing on Kerr Reservoir, in an area known as Beaver Pond Creek. He caught the new state record using a plastic fluke on 10-pound test. Twelve days later, on...
Mon, 05/06/2013 - 07:44
By Traditions Media
Plano, IL (May 2, 2013) – In the Wild West of social media there are a lot of rod slingers, guys emerging as ‘anti-heroes’ on the stage of digital sport angling. Their far-reaching Facebook posts and Twitter feeds strike to keep fishheads in touch with the latest and greatest. But, as anyone in the social scene knows, there are plenty of blowhards and wannabes. So the online fishing community is quick to embrace true talent – raw intelligence blended with the skills to teach and entertain....
Mon, 05/06/2013 - 07:24
By Frank Sargeant, Editor of the Fishing Wire
There's so much great tackle around these days that you can get a headache just flipping through the websites looking at all the top-grade stuff there is to choose from-and ALL of it is many times better than what we thought was good a couple decades gone by. The St. Croix Legend Tournament Series is designed for bass anglers, offering 18 different rods in baitcasters alone.But there continue to be standouts, in quality or design or value, and the stuff currently being made by St. Croix has to...
Mon, 05/06/2013 - 07:09
By The Fishing Wire
Alexandria, VA - - The sportfishing industry applauds this week's announcement by the Gulf of Mexico region's states that projects of high importance to the recreational fishing community will be funded through early restoration monies from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. "We are grateful to the governors, the Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees and BP for moving forward with recovery of the Gulf region through the latest round of early restoration funding," said Mike Nussman,...
Fri, 05/03/2013 - 10:03
By David Rainer, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Anyone who has been a serious fisherman since the advent of marine electronics in the early 1970s will likely know the brand name Humminbird, which is still manufactured in sweet home Alabama in the historic city of Eufaula. And anyone familiar with Techsonic Industries' Humminbird knows the person most people associate with the line of depthfinders, sonars, GPS units and other marine electronics - Larry Colombo. Colombo headed up Humminbird's marketing department for more years than he wishes...
Wed, 05/01/2013 - 13:24
By Frank Sargeant
I personally like no-motor zones. I've seen them work really, really well in too many places to create outstanding fishing-as well as protecting the delicate shallow water habitat-to be an opponent of this increasingly popular management measure.There's no question that fish gather in these areas more often when they're not constantly disturbed by high-speed outboards. They follow more predictable travel and feeding patterns, and they're far easier to locate and catch-in the age of catch-and-...
Wed, 05/01/2013 - 12:46
By Luke Clausen
Catch and release is just the beginning to taking care of a fishery. How you handle the fish from the time you catch it to the time you release it can still kill the fish. By practicing safer catch and release practices we can all make our fisheries better. While I am not a biologist, I have heard enough to know there are good and bad ways to handle fish. Here's five tips to practicing safer catch and release. 1. Keep the fish off the boat carpet or ground. Whether you are fishing on a...
Wed, 05/01/2013 - 12:36
By Lake Fishing Techniques
Buzzbait Lake Fishing Techniques for Bass It is a calm day, only a few ripples in the water, nature humming in the air and the distinctive sound of your buzzbait coming across the water. Then you see the wake and hear the whooshing as a largemouth bass strikes. There is no better sight when I am fishing than a bass striking a buzzbait. Luckily, the buzz bait is a darn good lure so it happens a bit more often. There are a few buzzbait naysayers out there, but if you haven’t already, you are...
Wed, 05/01/2013 - 12:24
By Lake Fishing Techniques
Some of my best memories and best catches have come from midnight catfishing with my buddies. Sitting on a lake on a warm summer night catching fish and drinking beer beats the bar scene any day. So, if it is Friday night and you are trying to figure out what to do, grab your rod, reel and a few buddies and head on out to the lake. Not only is night fishing a good way to spend some time, but that is when the big daddy cats are out feeding in force. Catfish are bottom feeders, so they are more...