Thursday, April 24, 2014

Latest Fishing Articles

Clear Water Salmon Fishing Clear Water Salmon Fishing

By Mitch Eagan Much has changed within the underwater world the salmon of the Great Lakes swim. Nowadays, it’s more than just the common cyclic climbs and crashes in the population of both predator and prey that have sportfishing catches varying year to year. In addition to Mother Nature’s natural order is the introduction of a glut of exotic species flushed from the ballasts of freighters from foreign seas. Clear Water Salmon Fishing To say the water quality differs today... 

Summer Fishing Safety Summer Fishing Safety

by Bob Jensen It’s straight up summer, and this summer, in many areas, has been a hot one.  This is a great time to be on the water, and the fishing has been really good for lots and lots of folks.  There are some things we should do to make sure we enjoy our mid-summer fishing.  Following are some of those things. We need to be diligent about taking care of our skin.  The sun feels wonderful most of the time, but it can seriously damage your skin.  You need to put sunscreen... 

Live Bait Fishing in the Summer Live Bait Fishing in the Summer

by Bob Jensen We’re in the middle of the summer fishing season.  The weather is hot, and some anglers believe that hot weather can make fishing difficult.  However, pretty much all species of fish that most anglers chase in fresh water in the summer still need to eat.  If we give them what they want, they’ll eat, and much of the time, live bait will be what gets them to eat.  Here are some ideas for using live bait to catch more fish in the hottest part of the summer. Live... 

Make Adjustments to Catch More Fish Make Adjustments to Catch More Fish

by Bob Jensen I was fishing recently with my friends John Peterson and Chip Leer.  John and Chip are both outstanding multi-species anglers: On this day we were chasing largemouth bass.  The events of that day reminded me what successful anglers need to do to catch more fish on a regular basis.  Here’s how our morning on the water went. We were fishing a natural lake that has clear water and a small river coming in and going out.  The lake has an excellent population of... 

Current Walleye Fishing – Crankbaits Current Walleye Fishing – Crankbaits

Current Walleye Fishing – Crankbaits by Bob Jensen   I joined fishing guide Scott Madison on the Missouri River near Yankton South Dakota this past week.  Due to flooding last year, some stretches of the Missouri have changed a bit.  That is true on the river near Yankton.  There are sand bars where there didn’t used to be sand bars.  There are also fish where there didn’t used to be fish.  The fish populations on the Missouri River in and around Yankton are absolutely... 

Walleye Catching Techniques – Big Walleye Walleye Catching Techniques – Big Walleye

Walleye Catching Techniques by Jason Mitchell   Big fish will typically push smaller fish off of a spot if the big fish want to set up on that spot.  Bass fishing is probably the best example of locations or spots that are typically big fish spots because so often, we can readily see what makes a location so attractive.  Not all docks for example are the same.  Some docks have a better scour hole from a big motor powering up on a boat lift.  Docks with wheels or tires...