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:

Fishing finds a niche among youth  Herald-Mail Media

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Man dead after possibly drowning while ice fishing, brother in mourning  WANE

Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a possible drowning after a man's body was found in a DeKalb County lake.

November Fishing  The New Fly Fisher

Fall fishing can have its ups and downs, but for this father and son team it was the best.

Peck: Barometer is key to winter fishing success  Gazettextra

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2 Fort Robinson park ponds being improved for fishing  NTV

CRAWFORD, Neb. (AP) — Two ponds at Fort Robinson State Park in northwest Nebraska are being drained for a fishing improvement project. The Nebraska ...

Troy to co-host ice fishing clinic | Local News  Troy Record

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Fishing in a SnoBear adds comfort to cold, blustery day in the...  Grand Forks Herald

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Effort to conserve site near annual fishing derby a success  Miami Herald

An effort to conserve nearly a half-mile along a brook that's the site of an annual fishing derby in Warner, New Hampshire, has met with success.

Get ready for ice fishing on Chain O'Lakes near Antioch  Chicago Tribune

The plunge in temperatures is a good thing for ice anglers, who were reported out on thin ice in early December for a short time. This could set some good ice for ...

Over 100K rainbow trout planted across valley's public fishing ponds  News3LV

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7 family members fall into Mosquito Lake while ice fishing

The family was in an ice tent when they fell through.

Anglers in Madison bundle up to ice fish in frigid temperatures  WKOW

MADISON (WKOW) – Despite bitter cold temperatures settling in, dozens of people spent their Sunday out ice fishing. They had some tricks to stay warm.

Trident Fishing Tournament: Jan. 20, 2019 | Fishing  Charleston Post Courier

The updated standings for the Trident Fishing Tournament.

Friday Fishing Report

Captain Mike Gerry guided these anglers to an amazing catch of bass on Lake Guntersville last weekend, with the five largest fish weighing in at 32 pounds.

Knee Deep Club Ice Fishing Contest #2 Taking Place Sunday, February 10  The Jefferson Chronicle

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New law calls for recreational fishing data, more  Carolinacoastonline

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Emmanuel Macron Is Fishing for a Brexit Advantage  Bloomberg

Maritime issues have become the focus for Paris's no-deal preparations, as the concerns of the gilets jaunes take precedence over the wealthy.

When chasing fish through ice, bucket sitting may be the best method  St. Cloud Times

Not every situation demands the need for constant moving. However, when mobility is required, the old 5-gallon bucket trick still does the job!

Lifestyle, Women's ice fishing class Feb. 15-16  Daily Inter Lake

The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks' Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program is sponsoring an ice fishing class.

At Ice Fishing Derby, thrill of the chase is all it's cracked up to be  Berkshire Eagle

LANESBOROUGH — As soon as sunrise allowed it, Don Whalen and Jared Radke, of Lanesborough, made their way onto iced-covered Pontoosuc Lake.

Annual Ice Fishing Tournament comes back to Curt Gowdy in February  Wyoming Tribune

The fourth annual Wyoming Ice Fishing Tournament is coming up at Curt Gowdy State Park.

Big Thompson fishing pier to be complete by May  Loveland Reporter-Herald

For decades, a wooden fishing pier west of Drake beckoned anglers, bird-watchers and others with an estimated 20000 people per year stopping at the site that ...

11 fishing horror stories that will make you want to stay on land  INSIDER

Fishing is something lots of people love to do, but some people have encountered scary experiences along the way. Here are some scary fishing stories.

OUTDOORS CALENDAR: Banquets, ice fishing tournaments and candlelight...  Grand Forks Herald

To get an event in the Outdoors calendar, contact Brad Dokken at (701) 780-1148, (800) 477-6572 ext. 148 or by email at Deadline is 5 ...

Fishing report: The fishing hasnt changed much, and thats a good thing  The Florida Times-Union

Not a whole lot changed on the water last week. Sheepshead and bull reds are keeping people busy at the jetties, the redfish bite is great in the creeks, there are ...

New Kentucky Fishing Regulations for 2019 | WalleyeFIRST  WalleyeFIRST

An old blues song “High Water Everywhere” lamented the damage caused by the great 1927 Mississippi River flood. Kentuckians so far this winter can ...

Friends rescue man who fell through pond while ice fishing  WTOL

A man was saved by his friends after falling through the ice while ice fishing in north Toledo.

Cold, wind, thick ice: CNY ice fishing is great (photos, video)

Despite the cold, despite the wind, it was fun day be outside on the ice.

PHOTOS: Eagles fishing at Mercer County Park | News  The Trentonian

Birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts got a treat Sunday as 22 bald eagles were spotted in and above Mercer County Park.

Hunting and fishing opportunities come to Billings  KTVQ Billings News

The Great Rockies Sports Show gave outdoor enthusiasts the chance to think about adventures for the summer. The show brings fishing and hunting businesses ...

Three Lakes Lions Club holds annual ice fishing derby  WJFW-TV

MERCER - The cold didn't stop people from supporting the Three Lakes Lions Club Saturday. The annual Ice Fishing Derby hosted both an ice fishing contest ...

How to Find the Best Bass Fishing Spots  Wired2Fish

Terry Bolton just got back from the 2019 FLW Tour bass tournament on Sam Rayburn where he found the winning groups of bass to earn $125000. The biggest ...

Delaware surf fishing fees to increase, permits capped at 17,000  Delmarva Daily Times

Surf fishers in Delaware have until Feb. 1 to snag state park vehicle permits before fees go up, and a finite period before the newly implemented cap hits 17,000.

Crowds explore hunting, fishing gear at Carolina Outdoor Expo  WITN

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - The Greenville Convention Center transformed into an outdoorsman's paradise this weekend for the annual Carolina Outdoor Expo ...

16 inches of ice: Sheriff gives blessing for Jaycees' Ice Fishing...  Brainerd Dispatch

If there were any doubts about ice conditions this winter—there aren't anymore. The 29th annual Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza received ...

Recreational fishing rules to be overhauled under new law  Tampa Bay Times

The country's millions of anglers and the groups that stake their livelihoods on them hope the changes will bring better management.

New fly fishing shop opening in downtown Lynchburg  Lynchburg News and Advance

A new fly fishing shop will soon open next month at 920 Commerce Street in Lynchburg.

What's Up Outdoors: Good friends, new lakes make for fun fis...  Brainerd Dispatch

As we approach mid January that means two things: we head up north for the trout opener and next week is the Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza.

Ice Fishing in the Boundary Waters  Outdoor Life

Massive mineral deposiits occur iini the same watershed as the BWCA, Quetico Provincial Park, and Voyageurs National Park, all of which are at risk if the ...

Is the fishing industry leaving enough food for Antarctica's top predators?  Science Magazine

Krill, crustaceans smaller than a cigarette, play an outsize role in the ecology of the ocean around Antarctica: Penguins, whales, and other predators feast on ...

FISHING REPORT: Been a slow week all over  St. Augustine Record

The St. Johns River and area lakesLittle has changed over the week, other than the fishing going downhill. While most all the reports included some fish, none ...

Ice Fishing Walleyes: Advanced Spoon Tricks  Wired2Fish

Wired2Fish staffer Kyle Peterson shares his early ice strategies for attracting and catching walleye. The game plan is based around making some noise; Kyle ...

Delaware Surf Fishing Fees to Increase  WBOC TV 16

Surf fishing permit rates on Delaware beaches are going up again.

Idaho fishing report: Ice season is in full swing  Idaho Statesman

Conditions for ice fishing in Idaho are ideal right now. Try Lake Cascade, Horsethief Reservoir or Magic Reservoir to fish for trout, perch or kokanee while the ice ...

Fishing report for week of Jan. 16-22 | Delta sturgeon begin their run and more  The Fresno Bee

Fishing report for week of Jan. 16-22, 2019 for the central San Joaquin Valley, ocean and Delta compiled by Dave Hurley and edited by Roger George.

OUTDOORS NOTEBOOK: Wildlife Forever highlights Clean Drain Dry...  Grand Forks Herald

"Investing in prevention marketing can have a big impact on the public. When done right, compliance with Clean Drain Dry actions are extremely high resulting ...

Fuel Tankers Help Highlight Illegal Fishing Hotspots  Hakai Magazine

Fuel tankers may help track down illegal fishing and unravel the criminal networks behind it, according to an Australian study. Across the world's oceans, up to ...

Don’t get the appeal? Why these Idahoans spend hours dangling lures into frozen lakes  Idaho Statesman

Ice fishing in Idaho has diehard fans, but it takes a fierce passion to get even avid anglers to lakes, ponds, reservoirs and frozen river bends in the cold to sit for ...

Red snapper study to include $250 tags on fish  Tuscaloosa News

NEW ORLEANS — When the red snapper season begins this summer in the Gulf of Mexico, some fish will carry $250 and even $500 worth of tags, as part of a ...

Patagonian Squid Riots Shake South America’s Fishing Leader  Bloomberg

An attempt to regulate the capture of a type of Patagonian predatory mollusc has unleashed violent protests dubbed “the squid wars” in South America's biggest ...

'Electric pulse fishing' is illegal and it's turning the ocean into a graveyard — here's why fishermen are doing it anyway  Business Insider

Electric pulse fishing involves pulling a net loaded with electrodes across the sea to produce an electric field in the water, then shocks the fish.

As Migrants Risk Crossing the English Channel, French Fishing Boats Pay a Price  The New York Times

A surge in migrants trying to cross the channel has led to a rise in break-ins of the fishing boats in a French port, as smugglers look for more seaworthy options to ...

Happening This Weekend: Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. — New York's largest fishing and outdoor expo is taking place this weekend. The sixth annual Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo ...

Ice fishing gets easier -- and more comfortable -- but at what cost?  Star Tribune

Ice fishing is seeing more flashy wheel houses and gadgets. But looking to the future. what will the impact of these advances mean for Minnesota's lakes?

Government shutdown costing New Bedford fishing company more than $17,000 a week

NEW BEDFORD — The longest government shutdown in U.S. history is beginning to affect the most valuable fishing port in the country.The partial shutdown ...

Ask a Conservation Officer: Cooking fish on the water  Duluth News Tribune

Q: While fishing on waters with special regulations can we prepare a meal with the fish we caught? Can we clean fish before we return to shore?

Shade's Mills will not open for ice-fishing this season

The situation surrounding this past weekend's jet fuel spill in the area of the 401 and Highway 6 North continues to deliver bad news. The Grand River ...

Drop in hunting, fishing licenses could harm Michigan economy, reports show  Bridge Michigan

LANSING — Fewer Michiganders are hunting and fishing each year as baby boomers get older, a trend that could wallop the state's economy and efforts to ...

Favorite Fishing Major League Rod Giveaway  Wired2Fish

Enter for a chance to win a fishing rod with your favorite Major League Baseball team logo from Favorite Fishing.

Fatal fishing boat wreck focuses spotlight on Coast Guard work during shutdown  OregonLive

(A U.S. Coast Guard boat crew responds to three fishermen in the water after the commercial fishing vessel Mary B II capsized while crossing Yaquina Bay Bar ...

Why Taking a Fishing Trip Is Good for Your Mental Health  Travel+Leisure

According to Niels Eék, psychologist and co-founder of mental wellbeing and self-development platform Remente, spending time in nature may be the key.

Ice fishing group safe, but experiences close call at Ogdensburg's Wheathouse Bay

OGDENSBURG — A trio of St. Lawrence County anglers say they feel fortunate to be alive after a section of ice they were preparing to fish through at ...

Should whale welfare be considered in sustainable fishing? | Anthropocene  Anthropoce

Hundreds of thousands of whales and dolphins are killed each year as bycatch in commercial fishing. Yet unless their deaths pose a species-level threat, the.

Fishing community grieves death of 3 off Newport coast: 'It affects everyone'  KOMO News

NEWPORT, Ore. – The fishing community in Newport is mourning the loss of three fishermen whose crabbing boat overturned Tuesday night while they were ...

Residents warned against fishing in sewage-contaminated water  FOX 5 San Diego

The County of San Diego Department of Environmental Health announced Wednesday that it has expanded the water contact closure area.

Crappie Fishing: Spider Rigging Beginner’s Tips  Wired2Fish

Professional crappie angler Tim Blackley takes the intimidation out of spider rig fishing with this beginner's video. He starts by emphasizing that 2-3 rods are all ...

Native American tribes explain financial, fishing, and environmental impact of government shutdown  Q13 News Seattle

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Outside the Nisqually Red Wind Casino and just across the street at the administration building, tribe members are moving forward despite ...

Fishing boat fire at Strahan overnight  The Advocate

An investigation will begin this morning into an estimated $150,000 fire on board a commercial fishing boat at Strahan on Sunday. Constable Wayne Bradford ...

'Electric pulse fishing' is turning the ocean into a graveyard — here's why fishermen are doing it anyway  Business Insider South Africa

Electric pulse fishing involves pulling a net loaded with electrodes across the sea to produce an electric field in the water, then shocks the fish.

State's commercial fishing industry still feeling impacts from Hurricane Florence  WITN

Governor Roy Cooper was back in the East Thursday touring the ongoing Hurricane Florence recovery efforts and focusing concern on the commercial fishing ...

Murray to Join Enigma Fishing Team in 2019  Wired2Fish

The name John Murray has been synonymous with being a professional angler for decades. In a career that began in the West in the 80's, through to the ...

Salmon-fishing season opens on Scotland's River Tay amid hopes of rain  Reuters

The salmon-fishing season got under way on the banks of Scotland's River Tay on Tuesday with a whisky toast and pipe band and, more unusually, hopes of ...

Forget Fishing, Britain’s Digital Sector Is Now 9,000% Bigger  Forbes

What's more important to Britain's economy, fishing or video games? Listen to the BBC's flagship radio news show, the Today program, and you're sure to hear ...

Reader mailbag: New fishing rules for the new year and more  Idaho Statesman

Idaho Fish and Game made statewide updates to the rule book for 2019, '20 and '21. Plus, an update on ice fishing at Lake Cascade, Horsethief Reservoir and ...

Outdoors report: Snow? No worries. Big crappie are biting on Norfork  Kansas City Star

Here is the fishing and hunting report for the Kansas City area and lakes and wildlife areas in Kansas and Missouri for the week of Jan. 16, 2019.

Local fishing group helping fish habitat to thrive

A small fishing club is working to make a big difference in a local lake. A group of four men worked to clear cedar trees, and on Thursday, 75 trees were put into ...

You could win $500 cash for catching fish in this local reservoir  East Idaho News

The following is a news release from Idaho State University. POCATELLO – If you like to fish, you could win up to $500 for snagging a big one. A fishing derby ...

Illegal Fishing Is a Global Security Threat  Bloomberg

It can fuel food shortages, arms trafficking, and even terrorism. It's also very big business.

4 Simple Tricks to Protect Ice Fishing Gear  Outdoor Life

The best way to outlast Mother Nature on frozen water is to take care of your gear, whether that's while transporting it on the ice, or placing it in offseason storage ...

For the first time in 26 years, it’s burbot season in Idaho. How this angler caught his  The Bellingham Herald

Jake Kremer is the type of angler who embraces the diversity of fish in Idaho's waters and isn't *content* to only angle for popular species like bass, trout, salmon ...

North state fishing report  Chico Enterprise-Record

COLLINS LAKE: Recent rains have stained the water, but trout anglers are still catching trophies and trout plants are ongoing. One 6- and a couple of 5-pound ...

Jenko Fishing Offspring Buzzbait Winners  Wired2Fish

Since Bill Harkins designed the first buzzbait and Don and Brent Gentry made it famous with Lunker Lure, not much has changed about them. Some squeak ...

Byron Stout's Fish Finder: Jan. 18  NBC2 News

Even the proverbial 10 percent of anglers who catch 90 percent of the fish were griping...

Dr. C Fishing Line Doctor Pro Review  Wired2Fish

This simple yet practical accessory takes a lot of hassle out of fishing line storage and spooling.

Government Shutdown May Hamper Alaska's Lucrative Fishing Industry  NPR

The shutdown has closed much of the National Marine Fisheries *Service*, which oversees Bering Sea fisheries off the Alaska coast. Industry workers don't know ...

Partial Government Shutdown Hooks Alaska's Fishing Industry  NPR

January marks the opening of Bering Sea fisheries. Boats need federal permits and inspections before they can leave the docks. The shutdown has put ...

Fish wrap: County out to promote chain of lakes  Citrus County Chronicle

Citrus County is fishing for tourists to visit the lakes region and is putting the pole in Chris Kingree's hands.

How fly fishing is helping veterans open up | Bartell's Backroads KXTV

If viewing on the ABC10 app, click HERE for multimedia. About 26 miles outside of Auburn, Calif., lies the Horseshoe Bar Preserve. It's a fly fishing camp along ...

California opens more coastline to crab fishing, but don’t count on a big haul yet  The Mercury News

Woe is the crab lover: More of California's north coast opened to commercial crab fishing Tuesday, but stormy waters and a shellfish toxin still are limiting the ...

Hunting and fishing: The craziest catches and kills of 2018  Fox News

2018 marked a particularly wild year in outdoor news, from record-breaking python kills to an epically giant hammerhead shark — and let's not forget about the ...

No ice fishing at Shade’s Mills due to tanker spill  CTV News

The GRCA has decided to delay the ice fishing season at Shade's Mills until they can determine the full impact of the spill.

Fishing: Tips for a top summer  New Zealand Herald

Fishing's summer season looks like being a bumper one. There are also some unusual features reported, like striped marlin chasing hooked snapper to the ...

Red snapper study in Gulf will help determine fish numbers  MyArkLaMiss

Scientists plan to tag 3000 to 5000 red snapper during April and May, as part of a study to estimate just how many of the popular sport and table fish live in the ...

Gimme 5: Ice-fishing tournament to raise awareness of stillborn cases  Leader-Telegram

Tell me about your son, Braxton, and how did this ice-fishing tournament get started?

Strike King Mr. Crappie Slab Slanger Review  Wired2Fish

A good crappie fishing plastic for vertical jigging, fishing around cover as well as casting and skipping.

DNR ENFORCEMENT REPORT: Ice fishing, snowmobile enforcement continue...  Grand Forks Herald

Here is the weekly report from Department of Natural Resources conservation officers in northwest Minnesota for Jan. 14: District 1 - Baudette area ...

Fishing report, Dec. 27  The Columbian

White sturgeon retention is closed from Buoy 10 at the Mouth of the Columbia River upstream to the Oregon/Washington Border above McNary Dam, but ...

Fishing tackle worth £10000 stolen from farm  The Press, York

FISHING tackle worth £10000 was stolen from a farm in Common Lane, South Milford, near Selby.

Fishing Report: Where is the best fly fishing?  Ravalli Republic

I have been asked many times where the best fishing is in Montana. When I owned a fly shop I would receive calls from all over the world from fishermen.

Lured into world of fishing | Living | Journal Gazette  Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Bob King loves to fish. Actually, that's probably putting it too simply as fishing seems to be a big part of who King is. The 71-year-old Ossian man has been ...

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