The Perfect Lures for Bass Fishing

Fishing in the open waters of the ocean, or in a fresh water lake, can be a great pass time for a family, or individual. There are several things that one should know about fishing before attempting to go out …

Glow in the Dark Ice Fishing

Recent breakthroughs in paint technology have allowed manufacturers to paint jigs in a variety of glowing colors, like blue, red, and chartreuse. Different colors emit light at different intensities under different conditions. By Ted Takasaki and Scott Richardson There are …

Crappies Galore

Cover is usually key. Crappies love wood, whether fallen timber or submerged brush. Fishing for crappies offers a spectacular opportunity for early-season fun throughout the upper Midwest. The enjoyment includes not only catching, but eating them as well. Crappies are …

Teaching Kids

Teaching children to fish is a great way to connect them to the outdoors and get them away from game machines and the TV. Taking Your Child Fishing Outlined below are some steps to making fishing fun with your children. …

Sockeye Salmon An Introduction

Sockeye Salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka), is a member of the Salmonidae family and is a Pacific Salmon. The Sockeye Salmon is both sea going (anadromous) and also freshwater only capable (non-anadromous). As with other Pacific Salmon, they hatch from eggs, that …

Rainbow Trout An Introduction

The Rainbow Trout and Steelhead Trout are the same species. Those fish that are sea-run are called Steelhead Trout and those that are landlocked or remain in freshwater all year around are called Rainbow Trout. We will use both names …

Lake Trout An Introduction

Lake Trout (Salvelinus namaycush), despite their name is not a trout at all, though it is a member of the same Salmonidae family as its cousins the Salmon and Trout. Lake Trout are actually classified as Charr. The Lake Trout …

Fishing Techniques – Kayak and Canoe Basics

To the novice, using a kayak or canoe to fish for these creatures can be a challenge. Kayak Fishing Angling for bass, trout, charr or salmon is always an adventure. However, it’s made even more poignant when one accomplishes the …

Weedless Spoons

Many weed less presentations go through weeds just fine but if the stalks and stems are loading up and moving as the lure moves through the water, you are not going to catch as many fish. Working around reeds, stems …

Snakehead Invasive Fish Species

They have ripping teeth and a reputation for aggression. These fish are so aggressive, that they are considered worse than piranhas. Snake Head Distribution and Feeding Unlike other fish species, the Snakehead will attach not just for food but out …

Sea lamprey Invasive Fish Species

The sea lamprey is an aggressive predator by nature which gives it a competitive advantage in a lake system where it has no predators and its prey lacks defenses against it. Environmental Consequences Sea lampreys are an invasive freshwater species …

Alligator Gar Fresh Water Monster

Alligator Gar do not attack large animals. They will only go after bait and fish that they can swallow. Alligator Gar Species Alligator Gar is one of those fish that you never forget once you see it. So strange in …

Florida Largemouth Bass Facts and Information

Florida also offers a large habitat for the Florida Largemouth Bass with over 10,500 miles (16,898) kilometres of rivers, streams and canals. The Florida Largemouth Bass (Micropterus salmoides floridanus) occurs naturally in all Florida, though some are considered integrades. Integrades …

Fishing Bait

Frogs, minnows and shad will live longer if hooked properly through their front lips or bottom lips and through the nostril. Fishing with Live Bait Fishing with Worms There are hundreds of varieties of earthworms and they are without doubt …

Fishing Tackle – Hooks

Fishing tackle facts and information on hooks types, construction, alloys and what hook to use and when. Offset: A hook’s point can be offset to improve the chances of landing a fish by striking flesh or bone. The offset bend …

Boating Checklist

We hope you will take the time to review our Boating Safety Checklists below. Be sure to pack a safety kit before you venture out onto the water or head off into the wilderness. Proud Sponsors of Safe Boating >Bass …

Night Time Bassin

“I love getting to a lake just before dark, I watch as everyone is packing it up for the day…” I love getting to a lake just before dark, I watch as everyone is packing it up for the day. …