Fishing Information

Pitchin For Large Mouth Bass

Well, we have talked about flippin and now we'll mention pitchin.

Both techniques are used to fish cover and to do it quietly. Use pitchin when the distance is too long for flippin, to fish under boat docks, brush piles, logs and shallow water. You can use pitchin to fish with most baits but some of the favorites are of course, jigs, spinner baits, worms and lizards. Lots of people prefer a wide gap hook. A good stout rod 6 1/2 to 7 1/2 foot long with a flexible tip and lots of backbone is the best to use when fishing cover, you want the rod to be able to pull the fish out of the cover you're fishing. A high speed reel with a ratio of 6.1-6.2 for a quick hook set is good.

The technique: Hold the rod in your right hand (if right handed)with the tip pointed upward and disengage the spool on the reel, let out enough line so the lure is even with the reel. Grab the lure with your left hand an hold the rod at the butt by your shoulder with the rod tip down. Your left hand should be at your side, now release the lure and lift the rod at the same time, lure should move on a downward swing at your target just above the water surface. When you reach the bottom of downward swing and the lure is going parallel with the water's surface let the line off the reel.

If you have the timing right and everything is as it should be, the lure will continue parallel to the water. Remember you are not trying to throw the lure but swinging it. Don't let the line go slack and stop the lure at the target and it should enter quietly. When the lure hits the water, let line out so the lure goes straight down and not back at you. Reel the lure back towards you until there is enough line out like where you started when the lure was even with the reel and do it again. Keep in mind the purpose of this techniques is to fish quietly.

Is anyone besides me ready for spring?

Charles E. White has fished for almost 50 years for bass from California to Florida. In his lifetime, it is estimated that he has caught over 6,000 bass. His biggest bass is a 12 pound 14 ounce that hangs on his wall in his office.

Charles has fished with people who have never fished for bass before and taught them how to become successful anglers and also has fished with the Pros in Florida. His new website about fishing for bass is at:


Bethalto man busted for illegal fishing at Horseshoe Lake  KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis

PONTOON BEACH, Ill. – A Bethalto, Illinois man is facing penalties—including a hefty fine—after being caught allegedly fishing commercially illegally at ...

Fishing report for March 22 | Local Interest

Chickahominy Lake. Capt. Art Conway of Conway's River Rat Guide *Service* out of Ed Allen's Boats and Bait reported that Chickahominy Lake midday water ...

Friday Fishing Report

An end to the rains and clearing water promise better fishing this week from the Tennessee River lakes all the way to Dauphin Island.

Inshore anglers are finding good speckled trout fishing and pompano  Florida Today

Speckled trout fishing has been really good the past week.

Fishing tournaments for March 22  The Augusta Chronicle

The Rebel Bassmastersof Greenwood, S.C.Present 43rd annualRebel Open Bass TournamentDorn Sport Fishing Facilityon Thurmond Lake April 6First place ...

License-free fishing days are coming to the First Coast WTLV-WJXX

Fishing enthusiast would usually need a fishing license to go out and test their luck in *fresh* and salt water but on these days, anyone is allowed to go out and ...

Hampton Roads Fishing Spots Guide  WAVY-TV

Take a trip to one of our local fishing piers to make memories of your own or with your family!

Weekly DNR Fishing Report

Spirit Lake, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources issues a weekly fishing report on Thursdays in an effort to provide the latest information heading ...

Fishing Report: Saltwater Fishing Show opens Friday  The Providence Journal

The Annual New England Saltwater Fishing Show, sponsored by the Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Association, starts Friday at the Rhode Island Convention ...

OUTDOOR REPORT: Ice fishing, other winter activities winding...  Grand Forks Herald

Ice fishing is winding down, and many resorts have pulled their rental houses to shore and called it a wrap on the season, Lake of the Woods Tourism reported ...

Pamplin Media Group - Oregon Fishing Forecast - March 21, 2019  Pamplin Media Group

Oregon Fishing Forecast - March 21, 2019, Local Sports, Portland local Sports, Breaking Sports alerts for Portland city.

Hook & Hunting: Fishing and Boating Laws  9&10 News

As temperatures slowly start to rise, you will want to listen to this if you are an angler or boater. Starting today, there are changes to the Michigan's Natural ...

Gallery: Bidding Minnesota ice fishing adieu  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Gallery: Jenny Anderson spends most weekends out on the frozen water of Lake Mille Lacs, ice fishing with her husband, Nick. in their converted camper named ...

Ohio hosts free fishing weekend to celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week  WJW FOX 8 News Cleveland

CLEVELAND -- Looking for a fun way to go fishing with your family? Well, to celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week, Ohio is offering free fishing days.

Fishing Report for March 22: Steelhead, walleye kick off a spring fling of fishing

If the rain and winds in the weekend forecast don't rock the boat, look for some of the best fishing of the year.

Q&A: Why fishery managers need to overhaul recreational fishing rules  Science Magazine

For environmental conflict and political drama, it's hard to beat fishing. Almost all the fish consumed by developed countries comes from industrial fisheries, ...

Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Stripers biting best in shallow water  Gainesville Times

The CORPs continues to manage water levels well. Lake Lanier is above full pool at 1073.16 feet or 2.16 above full pool of 1071. Lake surface temperatures are ...

Grand Strand Fishing Report: The arrival of bluefish and mackerel is approaching  Myrtle Beach Sun News

Grand Strand Fishing Report for the weekend of March 22-24, 2019: The arrival of bluefish and mackerel in waters off the coast of Myrtle Beach is approaching ...

Yakama tribal member charged with felony for fishing in the Puget Sound  Kitsap Sun

KINGSTON — State authorities allege that a man claiming membership in the Yakama Nation Indian Tribe was fishing illegally in Suquamish Tribe waters near ...

Have You Noticed Those Weird New Mailboxes? Here’s Why They Changed  The New York Times

Mail fishing had been on the rise until the Postal *Service* unleashed a newfangled mailbox to combat the crime throughout the New York region.

What Is It About Wisconsinites & Ice Fishing?  WUWM

Spring has officially begun, and sunlight will represent a majority of our soon to be warmer days for the next six months. While that's welcome news, I'm a.

67.1-pound fish caught by 13-year-old might have set a new Texas record  Chron

A massive 67.1-pound fish caught by a 13-year-old may have set a new Texas record. On Saturday, Brayden Rogers of Cisco hooked the massive blue catfish ...

News New boating & fishing laws take effect in Michigan this week Max White 6:05  WXYZ Detroit

Spring is here, and that means people across the state will soon be getting out on the water for boating and fishing. The state is reminding people of new boating ...

Ice Fishing Derby Draws Hundreds to Chicago Area  WTTW News

Nearly 450 fishermen flocked to the 10th annual LVVA Ice Fishing Derby on Bangs Lake in north suburban Wauconda earlier this month. And we were there to ...

Killing on the high seas? Complaint says Collier man beat dad to death on fishing boat  Naples Daily News

A Collier County man is facing charges in what the U.S. government says was an apparent killing on the high seas in the Gulf of Mexico off Marco Island.

Fish handling and release guidelines and equipment

Fish handling and release guidelines protect you and your catch. The following will ensure a successful fishing trip and tournament.

Noteworthy in North County: Riverton Fishing Derby in Barkhamsted to celebrate its 70th anniversary  Waterbury Republican American

BARKHAMSTED The Riverton Fishing Derby will celebrate its 70th anniversary on April 13 on the west branch of the Farmington River. The event is sponsored ...

McFeely: Tullibee, or not tullibee — Unique fish provides a...  Duluth News Tribune

OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. — There is no quick way to lower your bait into a school of tullibees when the fish are 60 feet below the ice. Conversely, there is no ...

Free fishing days 2019  KWQC-TV6

As Summer inches closer every day, so does an opportunity to fish without a fishing license. Iowa has free fishing days June 7th-9th 2019 and Illinois has free ...

Texas Parks and Wildlife Approve Major Changes to Fishing at Lake Alan Henry  News/Talk 790 KFYO

A series of previously proposed changes to freshwater fishing regulations in Texas by Texas Parks and Wildlife were approved on Wednesday for the ...

"Dry Fishing" In Florida? Open Carry Harassment ~ VIDEO  AmmoLand Shooting Sports News

Apparently guilty until proven innocent is the standard in Florida. Police press open carry fisherman to prove he was fishing and tried to intimidate him by ...

‘Blood moon’ or ‘Worm moon’? What that giant orb over the Lowcountry means to fishing  Hilton Head Island Packet

SC Lowcountry gets huge tides, ripping currents from the 'Blood moon,' or is it the 'Worm moon'? Either way, it's best to do your fishing before it arrives.

Michigan has new rules for boating and fishing: Here's what to know  Detroit Free Press

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently added the new regulations, which take effect March 21.

Get the fishing gear ready! Free fishing days in Ohio coming up in May  WJW FOX 8 News Cleveland

OHIO -- It's almost officially spring in Northeast Ohio and that means getting outdoors and having some fun! We now know the date of Free Fishing Days in Ohio.

Teens arrested for allegedly stealing $20G of fishing gear from host of online fishing series  Fox News

Two juveniles are likely on the hook for burglary and grand theft after attempting to steal over $20,000 worth of gear from the host of an online fishing series.

So, what do fish actually see from their underwater world?  Beatrice Daily Sun

I have noticed a few more anglers along lakes and waterways the past few days. Warmer weather can sure make a difference in how you feel about getting ...

Weather presents fishing opportunities at Lake Thunderbird, area ponds  Norman Transcript

With the debut of spring and more sun, the fish are warming up.

Sea of Thieves Anniversary Update To Add Hunting, Fishing, Arena, and More  TrueAchievements

Sea of Thieves is officially a year old, and Rare is celebrating by unveiling the details of their upcoming Anniversary Update, featuring hunting, fishing, cooking, ...

Proven Baits for Tough Bass Fishing Conditions  Wired2Fish

Growing up on the Ohio River's shallow, muddy waters taught Bill Lowen the value of a selecting the right lures to fish tough conditions. This insight has helped ...

Bassmaster Classic winner takes $300G prize in 'Super Bowl' of bass fishing  Fox News

A Knoxville, Tenn., native won the 2019 Geico Bassmaster Classic – referred to as the “Super Bowl of bass fishing” – after three days of fishing in the Tennessee ...

Flathead Lake ice pushes back Mack Days fishing contest  KPAX-TV

KALISPELL – Organizers say the recent warming has not been enough to thaw Flathead Lake in time for the annual “Mack Days” event, officially delaying it.

Opening water, LaSalle opener, coho: Chicago fishing, Midwest Fishing Report  Chicago Sun-Times

There's more coho reports, ice opening, and Braidwood and LaSalle are open around Chicago fishing for this sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report.

How should we treat fish before they end up on our plates?  High Country News

When, in 2016, the F/V Blue North ventured into the Bering Sea on her maiden voyage, onlookers in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, could have been forgiven for ...

Central California fishing report: bass, stripers, trout  Fresno Bee

Fishing report for week of March 20-26, 2019 for the central San Joaquin Valley, ocean and Delta compiled by Dave Hurley and edited by Roger George.

British cannot close off fishing waters post Brexit: France  FRANCE 24

Boulogne-sur-Mer (France) (AFP). French Minister of Agriculture Didier Guillaume said Thursday it was "not possible" for Britain to close its waters to French and ...

Take note of Michigan's new boating and fishing laws for 2019

Residents planning on boating and fishing should know changes to the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act.

New Michigan boating and fishing laws take effect March 21: What to know  WDIV ClickOnDetroit

If your leisure-time plans include boating or fishing, recent changes in Michigan's Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act (NREPA) may affect you.

Fishing for fun, not food: Study takes stock of recreational fishing impacts

The vast majority of people who fish in the world do so for pleasure, not food. Yet despite the substantial impacts these fishers have on fish populations and ...

Ban on hunting contests proposed, wouldn't affect fishing tournaments  The Daily News Online

ALBANY — A bill submitted in the state Assembly and Senate would ban hunting derbies in New York, and would penalize those who organize them with a fine ...

Fish bill blunder leaves legislators on the hook

A bipartisan bill aimed at expanding access to public lakes did just the opposite, at least from the viewpoint of fishing enthusiasts.

Cisco 7th grader nets two fishing records with giant catch  Big Country Homepage

A Cisco ISD 7th grader is the proud new holder of a couple fishing records.

Huge Limit of Bass Caught on Kentucky Lake  Wired2Fish

Chase Hunnell and Tyler Patterson had the fishing trip of a lifetime on Kentucky Lake on Saturday March 16, 2019. Hunnell managed to catch not one but two ...

Red Dead 2 Online Update Adds Fishing Challenge And More  GameSpot

The latest update for Red Dead Redemption 2's multiplayer mode, the Red Dead Online beta, has arrived, and it adds a new free roam event. The event is a ...

Want to know when your favorite fishing spot is due to be stocked? Here’s how to find out  WPMT FOX 43

HARRISBURG -- Wondering when your favorite trout stream will be stocked for the 2019 fishing season? It's now easier than ever to find out, according to the ...

David Garrick Wittan, 79, outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing on the Chesapeake Bay  Williamsburg Yorktown Daily

David Garrick Wittan, 79, of Newport News, died Thursday, March 14, 2019. Born Nov. 11, 1939, in Newport News, he was preceded in death by his mother, Mae ...

Rare, weird-looking fish weighing more than a car washes up on beach  WDSU New Orleans

A weird-looking, enormous sunfish was discovered by two fishermen on the shore at Coorong National Park in South Australia over the weekend. The ocean ...

Dust-up between city of Monterey and fishing family grows  Monterey County Herald

MONTEREY — A dispute between a multi-generational fishing family and the city over leases for space on the commercial wharf for offloading catches could ...

Fishing Report for March 15: Rain could be a problem, but great spring fishing looms

Look for some of the best steelhead trout fishing of the season.

Fish Fridays: Here are three tasty (and easy) fish recipes to try during Lent  The Commercial Appeal

During Lent, many abstain from meat on Fridays. Chefs from three Memphis cooking schools shared recipes to make Fish Friday tasty.

Investigation: Coast guard escorting fishing boat to Fort Myers Beach  Wink News

The U.S. Coast Guard is escorting a fishing boat 70 miles southwest of Marco Island all the way to the Fort Myers Beach coast guard station Monday.

Is your family ready for youth trout fishing day March 23?

The first first-day of trout fishing for 2019 is set for Saturday, March 23, which is the first Mentored Youth Trout Fishing Day of the year. Youth anglers under age ...

Venezuelans growing desperate as crisis hits fishing industry

While political crisis continues people face their daily struggles.

Change would charge $2 day-use fee for fishing access sites, unless you have fishing license  Helena Independent Record

People who access some of the most heavily used fishing access sites in the state would either need a conservation license or pay a day-use fee under a bill ...

Man in custody after father dies on fishing boat 70 miles off Marco Island  Wink News

A man is in custody after after a man died on a boat 70 miles off the Marco Island Coast Monday. Our police sources confirm that Casey Hickok, 32, is the person ...

When can you fish without a license in 2019?  WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has deemed the following dates as license-free fishing days.

5 High-Percentage Targets for Bass Fishing Docks  Wired2Fish

If you put the majority of bass anglers on a random lake in the middle of nowhere, we'd probably gravitate towards boat docks. These manmade structures are ...

Men Share About Viral Video of Fish Under the Ice  WDIO

Jake Blong and Nate Murray never expected that a really cool moment during one of their ice fishing Fridays would go viral.

Lawmakers, stop underfunding Fish and Wildlife, the agency that protects our lands and water  Seattle Times

Now is the time to invest in conservation and outdoor opportunity, not continue to shortchange the legacy we hold in trust for future generations.

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for March 14  The Spokesman-Review

There is still time for a couple of more days of trout fishing on the Spokane River, as it closes Friday from Nine Mile Dam upstream to the Washington/Idaho State ...

2 teens charged with stealing $20,000 worth of fishing gear

Two teens are charged with stealing $20000 worth of fishing equipment from a 64-foot yacht.

Spotlight Event: Fly Fishing Film Tour  Flathead Beacon

When: Saturday, March 23, at 7 p.m.. Where: O'Shaughnessy Center in Whitefish. More info: The only Flathead showing of the acclaimed Fly ...

Outrageous New Law Would End Most Sport Fishing in Puerto Rico  Sport Fishing

Puerto Rico is on the cusp of approving new law governing fishing in the country, and it threatens to spell the end of recreational fishing.

Hunting and fishing fees will likely increase: Gov. Mike DeWine's budget

Sportsman groups requested the fee increases, which will go toward conservation efforts.

Honda Cross Cub Custom Off Road Fishing Bike  RideApart

The iconic "you meet the nicest people on a Honda" Super Cub gets the off-road treatment to go fishing and camping in the mountains on dirt roads!

The fishing town where Brexit can't come soon enough  CNN

On England's northeast coast, Whitby is a proud fishing town that doesn't do a lot of fishing anymore. It's a common view here: blaming EU-imposed fishing ...

PAUL NELSON FISHING: The spring melt is upon us  Bemidji Pioneer

The spring melt has begun in the Bemidji area with temperatures finally exceeding the freezing point during the day. The melting will step up another notch when ...

As warming waters push fish north, fishing communities have little choice but to follow  The New Food Economy

Vessels that start in North Carolina now fish off the coast of New Jersey. But a new report suggests seeking a more diverse catch could save them the trip.

Angling for a Whopper in the Fly-Fishing Paradise of Patagonia  The New York Times

On the final morning of a weeklong fly-fishing adventure to Patagonia last December, I finally found my white whale. In the preceding days, I had fished all ...

World's Smallest Porpoise Down to About 10 Individuals Thanks to Illegal Fishing, Alarming Report Says  Gizmodo

In a tiny 15-by-7.5-mile section of Mexico's Sea of Cortez, poachers come out in the night and drop their illegal gillnets. They're fishing for the critically ...

Bassmaster Classic: Tennessee first lady navigates Knoxville waters, along with not-so-ready journalist  Knoxville News Sentinel

Tennessee first lady Maria Lee hit the river Friday to go fishing during the Bassmaster Classic in Knoxville.

Dunleavy's fish tax bill met with staunch resistance  KTVA

Nearly three dozen people testified at Thursday's hearing. Other than Gov. Mike Dunleavy's revenue commissioner, no one supported the bill.

Fishing industry pioneer Darrell Lowrance dies at age 80  Tulsa World

Darrell Lowrance, 80, inventor of fish finders and founder of Lowrance Electronics, passed away early Saturday.

Teens accused of stealing fishing equipment from TV show cast  WPLG Local 10

Two Palm Beach County teenagers were arrested Saturday after deputies said they stole $20000 worth of fishing equipment from the cast of "Loose Cannons," ...

LaSalle opener, coho, rivers, late ice: Chicago fishing, Midwest Fishing Report  Chicago Sun-Times

Week of change is here for Chicago fishing & the sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report: LaSalle reopens, coho reports build & river reports begin.

The Poets Of Fishing Gather In Oregon  NPR

This weekend fishermen and fishing women gather in Astoria, Ore., to read poetry. Their work explores the modern problems of the fishing life, including climate ...

Fishing Report March 1: Trout stocking begins; perch and panfish taken  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Fishing is open, and catch and release of trout is permitted, on waters managed under the state Fish and Boat Commission's Stocked Trout Waters Open to ...

The Fishing Beat (Feb. 27, 2019)  Buffalo News

The wind storm that ripped through Western New York certainly changed the fishing front. The ice boom buckled (but did not break according to NYPA), the river ...

Target Pad Stems for a Spring Bass Fishing Bounty  Wired2Fish

Pad stems offer great bass fishing potential in the prespawn and spawn periods in the form of vertical cover in cold but warming waters. When anglers mention ...

Organization will assist Clintonville with fish habitat  Waupaca County News

The nonprofit Shadows on the Wolf outdoors organization offered to help the city of Clintonville implement fish sticks habitats in portions of Pigeon Lake.

4 Tips to Keep Bass Healthy in Livewells when Fishing  Wired2Fish

Mark Menendez walks through 4 things he does with bass in his livewells to keep them healthy and alive when it comes time to weigh them at the end of a ...

Quite a catch: Monmouth ice fishing derby draws a crowd  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Monmouth ice fishing derby draws seasoned fishermen, new ones.

Rep. Collins Slams Nadler's Trump Probe: If He Wants a Fishing Trip, 'We Have Great Trout Streams in Georgia'  Fox News Insider

The ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee ripped Chairman Jerrold Nadler for issuing document requests to 81 individuals and entities connected ...

Predicted hotspots of overlap between highly migratory fishes and industrial fishing fleets in the northeast Pacific  Science Advances

Many species of sharks and some tunas are threatened by overexploitation, yet the degree of overlap between industrial fisheries and pelagic fishes remains ...

Warframe - How To Quickly Catch Rare Fish On The Plains Of Eidolon  Gamepur

A new week in Warframe means new Nightwave challenges to complete. One of them asks us to go to the Plains of Eidolon and catch six rare fish. In this guide, I ...

Fishing report, March 14  The Columbian

The first spring Chinook was counted at Bonneville Dam on March 11.

Ott DeFoe Wins 2019 Bassmaster Classic on Tennessee River  Wired2Fish

EDITORS NOTE: Exclusive Wired2fish full re-cap tournament fishing video coming in the next few days with Ott Defoe from the Tennessee River. For decades, it ...

Michigan brothers lose fishing licenses after poaching walleye  WNDU-TV

Twin brothers from Michigan have lost their fishing licenses after pleading guilty to poaching walleye. Benjamin Schrouder of Ada and Steven Schrouder of ...

A Big, Weird, Pancake-Shaped Fish Keeps Surprising Beachgoers  The Atlantic

When an ocean sunfish washed ashore in Australia a few days ago, the people who found it couldn't help but gawk. The ocean sunfish is fundamentally bizarre, ...

Florida Carry's 2019 Ocala Open Carry Fishing Walk ~ Saturday, April 6, 2019  AmmoLand Shooting Sports News

Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 10 AM – 5 PM. Florida Carry will hold its Second Annual Open Carry Fishing Adventure at Ocala Tuscawilla ...

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