Here are some tips and tricks to help you catch more fish from clear water fisheries. These tips will get you "Tuned-in", regardless of the target species.
BulletBobbers are small planer boards that slide on your line and flip direction and/or color when given a tug. They reduce the amount of casts between catches which gives your lure more time in the water--one important key to catching more fish.
I have never seen a spinnerbait like this. Its inline design is sleek and eye catching, but thats not what immediately grasps your attention.
Its that time of year. April showers bring about plenty of stained water in our reservoirs, rivers and lakes. For a lot of fisherman, this new influx of debris in the water puts a damper on things. But it doesn't have to be this way. It can work to your advantage if you know what to look for.
The wind can be an anglers friend or foe. It all depends solely on the angler's perspective and his/her situation.
Snell length in the walleye world is basically either a feast or famine situation. Some days, the walleyes want the leaders short, others they want it long. Its always hard to tell what they want until you get out on the water. What worked yesterday might not work at all today. Tomorrow is too far away to even think about in terms of a walleyes wants.
Most serious Nebraska fisherman have at least heard about the famous southwest Nebraska guide named Steve Lytle. Well, I had heard enough, and took up my buddy on his idea to head down to Red Willow and see what Steve was all about. On May 27th, we were up to the challenge.
I've been fishing since I was 8 years old and began fishing artificials 25 years ago with Cotton Cordell's Big O crankbait and Bill Norman's Snatrix plastic worm. I've read hundreds of articles that gave reasons that fish attack lures, but my experience tells me that there are abstract qualities in a lure that cause it to be seen, tracked, and struck.
Sight fishing is absolutely one of my favorite ways to fish. It puts you one on one with fish that know you are there. It makes catching them a whole lot more satisfying because the odds are more even.
Sight, sound, and feel are three factors to consider when choosing an artificial lure on tough days or on days when the pattern is spotty.
Most people fish to catch fish of size, and keep track of how big their biggest fish has been. I do that too, but I also keep track of how many different types of fish I catch.
This is part 4 in a series on fishing rigs. The Lindy Rig is perhaps the most versatile of the fishing rigs. Learn all the parts of the Lindy Rig, learn how to tie it, bait it, and how to fish with it.
This is part 3 in a series on fishing rigs. The Floating Rig is an excellent rig to fish heavy cover, rocks, and brush. Learn all the parts of the Floating Rig, learn how to tie it, bait it, and how to fish with it.
Ice conditions are from 10 to 15 inches and are of good quality for the most part. Some people are driving vehicles and others are using ATV's. Always ask around a lake if there is anything you should know about the ice.
This is part 2 in a series on fishing rigs. The Carolina Rig is most helpful when fishing brush and downward slopes. Learn all the parts of the Carolina Rig. Learn how to tie it, bait it, and how to fish with it.