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Concentrate on Your Bass Fishing


I was watching a TV Show with Bill Dance and he was talking about concentration. I thought well this is going to be a boring show but of course, it wasn't.

Are You Holding Your Mouth Right To Catch More Fish?


My young stepson and I was fishing at Rush Creek in Ohio and using the same rod and reel, line and lure. Everything was exactly the same, the problem was I had caught about a dozen bass and he hadn't caught any and we were only standing about 10 feet apart.

Nymph Fishing Techniques


Small stream nymphing is a very productive form of fly fishing. At times, you will not rise a fish to a dry fly.

Challenges of Nymph Fly Fishing


When nymph fly fishing, the angler is imitating the juvenile stage of aquatic insects. As such, all fly fishing is done underwater, not on top of it.

Gear Needed for Fishing with Nymphs


Now that we've covered what nymph fly fishing is all about, let's next take a look at what sort of fly fishing gear you're going to need to do it. While nymph fly fishing uses pretty much the same gear you use when dry fly fishing, there is a few small items that any successfully nymph fisherman will want to have.

Techniques and Tactics For Nymphing


Just like dry fly fishing, there are many, many ways to fish a nymph. Which one you should use really boils down to how skilled you are in nymph fly fishing and what you are attempting to catch and where you are doing it.

Concentrate on Your Fishing


I was watching a TV Show with Bill Dance and he was talking about concentration. I thought well this is going to be a boring show but of course, it wasn't.

Its Raining... Time to Go Fishing!


Ah, fishing in the rain. You may not like the rain, but the fish sure love it!You may not believe it, but you may catch more fish while it is raining.

Monster Hunt: Ledge Lunker Blues Part I


Originally published in Procats Online MagazineSummertime angling for trophy-sized blue cats on huge reservoirs can be tough. Peer across an expansive lake and the sheer vastness will seemingly swallow you whole.

Monster Hunt: Ledge Lunker Blues Part II


Originally published in Procats Online MagazineSettin' It UpOnce Jeff has picked his area by marking the right bottom contour near the thermocline and the right space between the fish and the bottom, he is ready to deploy the drift socks. Williams will usually only use on drift sock or "sea anchor" to set his drift at the right speed and path.

6 Things You Must Do If You Want To Have The Secret To Catching More Trout


It has always been my private conviction that any man who pits his intelligence against a fish and loses has it coming. ~John Steinbeck1.

Fishing For Bass In Deep Water


When fishing for bass in deep water try a spinnerbait that you have confidence in and have used to catch fish before. If the fish are inactive try a slow study retrieve.

A Guide to Non-Typical Catfish Fishing Techniques


IntroductionMany of the people about to take one of my guided trips don't believe that Catfish feed as aggressively as other game fish. People are used to throwing out their bait and letting it set while they wait.

A Guide to Non-Typical Catfish Fishing Techniques - Part II


Method 1EquipmentI fish baits at all depths, not just the bottom, in wide-open water. I always set up and fish deep lake structures.

A Guide to Non-Typical Catfish Fishing Techniques Part III


Method 2The second method that works really well for me is drift fishing. Lets start by explaining how drifting works.

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ATLANTIC CITY — Fish love to hang out by rock jetties.


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