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Jul
01
2017

Lake Harris in Florida is one of the best bass fishing lakes in the United States at the moment. It has a fantastic reputation amongst bass fishing enthusiasts everywhere and many in the local area visit it on a regular basis.

As such, the regular visitors are full of hints, tips and tricks that will give any individual that is not experienced a helping hand. Whether you are a beginner in regards to bass fishing in general or new to Lake Harris itself, this article could indeed help you to get ahead and improve your catch rate in no time at all.

There are certain baits and techniques that will give you the advantage at Lake Harris and the following five tips incorporate them. Have a quick read of them and then watch your bass fishing catch rate improve no end when you put them into practice!

Tip Number 1

Use plastic worms to fish in the reeds and other vegetative areas around Lake Harris. Plastic worms have been proven to work a treat time and time again because they glide through the vegetation without getting stuck and look like the prey that the bass usually stalk! They do tend to bite a lot on plastic worms and many bass fishing enthusiasts swear by them so they are definitely worth trying. They also work well on days when the water is not as calm as it may otherwise be.

Tip Number 2

Try power bass fishing. If your style is to fish for bass gently then the likelihood is that you will not get very far because there are many trophy bass around. We all know that these are big and powerful and will likely snap your rod in two should you try to reel them in gently. Use power equipment and do not be afraid to fish in a fast and furious manner to keep a hold of your prize!

Tip Number 3

Look for the holes in Lake Harris, of which there are many. There are plenty of crags and holes for you too fish in both winter and summer and, believe it or not, fishing them will improve your catch rate all year round. They can be found on maps of the lake and in guides as well. Doing a little research never hurt anyone but this research is invaluable because that is where many of the trophy bass will hide out in cooler weather and look to rest in warmer climes. You can definitely get a bite or two fishing the holes for an hour so the effort is worth it.

Tip Number 4

Only try using torpedoes and buzzbaits in winter. Fishing on Lake Harris in winter is not an easy task but using this kind of bait will do your catch rate the world of good. The bass will almost immediately respond to the vibration movements and come to investigate, looking for prey. Only use them in winter. If you try to use them in summer then your success rate will not be so good.

Unfortunately, there are many water sports on Lake Harris and this may disturb the action and the bass. As a result, they may not respond to the vibrations.

Dan Eggertsen is a fishing researcher and enthusiast who is committed to providing the best bass fishing information possible. Get more information on bass on Lake Harris here: http://www.askbassfishing.com/
May
09
2017

If you live at or around Lake Weiss, then you probably already know that it is one of the best crappie fishing locations in Alabama. If you’re not from Alabama but just a fan of crappie fishing, then you have still probably heard of Lake Weiss. Maybe you or someone you know has even been fishing at this lake before. This 30,200 acre impoundment has over 455 miles of shoreline for fishing and it has many acres of very shallow waters as well as deeper river channels, both of which are perfect for crappie fishing.

Lake Weiss has a great reputation in the fishing community, particular for catching crappie. Sometimes called the Crappie Capital of the World, Lake Weiss is located in northeast Alabama in Cherokee County. It’s 1 hours from Birmingham and Atlanta, Georgia and it’s on the Alabama/Georgia border. This is the prime location in Alabama for crappie fishing and many fishermen feel it is the best place in the world for fishing for crappie. It’s no surprise then that some people even travel from great distances just to be able to fish in this lake.

Strategies and Tactics for Fishing on Lake Weiss

So how can you fish like a pro in the popular Lake Weiss? You need to know some insider strategies and tactics for fishing for crappie in this lake if you want to get the best results possible. First, you need to go prepared. Bring your best fishing rods and reels and an assortment of jigs, live baits and colorful baits which crappie tend to enjoy. Make sure you come with more than one type of bait since crappie can often be selective and may not respond to the first thing you try. This gives you freedom to experiment with different things until you find one that the crappie like.

Next, you need to find a good, comfortable spot for you and your boat and then experiment with different depths in the water until you find one that yields great results. Sometimes the crappie are about 10 to 15 feet under the surface of the water, especially if the water is clear and the sun is out. When it gets darker, such as around dusk, they may rise higher to the surface of the water and be catchable between 5 and 10 feet deep. These tactics will help you determine where the crappie are at and what they are responding to best on a particular day when you are out fishing. Remember that this can change from day to day so you will need to try again each time you come out. What worked on one fishing trip may not necessarily work on another, even in the same location.

Dan Eggertsen is a fishing researcher and enthusiast who is committed to providing the best crappie fishing information possible. Get more information on crappie fishing here:

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Oct
21
2016

Lake Havasu is located just over three hours west of Phoenix, Arizona on the California border. It is highly under rated as a prime sight for catching bass. It is one of the best places in the state, if not the western US, to catch smallies (small mouth bass) and is also a premiere location for stripers (striped bass) as well.

Late spring and summer find Lake Havasu literally hopping with both smallie and striped bass, and if you want to catch them, consider using a lipless crank bait, and the shinier the better. When you reel one of these lures in at pretty good rate of speed, through boils, it really can catch a lot of bass. Especially if you are fishing near the artificial fish habitat on Lake Havasu, whether it is for largemouth or for smallmouth bass, you might want to try to fish with soft plastics. If you are fishing during the middle of the day, consider trying jig n pig combos and some deep diving crank bait, and fish in the deeper water.

One thing…don’t be surprised if you pull a channel or flathead catfish out of Lake Havasu when you are fishing for bass, because they tend to hit on most anything, and it does happen.Be sure you are familiar with the current regulations on size at Lake Havasu before you fish. Though there is no size limit on striper, both largemouth and smallmouth bass have to be at least thirteen inches for you to have them in your possession. It just always pays to have a good knowledge of any and all special regulations before you fish any area with which you are not familiar.

During the early fall or late summer, if you are fishing Lake Havasu, one place to consider is certainly the area around the Bill Williams Arm. If you fish early mornings, try top water baits. Look for the schooling shad, and you are almost guaranteed to find your target bass present. Try 136 grubs in about 5 inch sizes. If you are using soft bait, consider using red and white or red and chartreuse. If you fish a 1/2 Oz. Jig like a #208 97 series, you can catch bass any time of the year, any where on Lake Havasu. It is a great go to bait anytime you want consistent action on the Lake.

There are some really great bass anglers native to this lake, and they sure know how to fish these waters for bass. Many of them swear flippers always see the best bass action on Lake Havasu. One popular lure is a smoke red with red flake or deep green with chartreuse tailed Gitzit. Another popular color is plum. Just Texas rig your tube, use an 1/8 Oz sinker and heavy line, and fish the main channel, flipping into the tules inside the first row. Flip into a pocket and keep along the main part of the channel for best results.

If you are fishing on Lake Havasu early in the morning, and looking for a reaction bite, consider the backwater areas of the lake and current break areas in the river.

Dan Eggertsen is a fishing researcher and enthusiast who is committed to providing the best bass fishing information possible. Get more information on bass fishing Lake Havasu here: http://www.askbassfishing.com/

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Oct
10
2016

fishing rods
by Daniel Imfeld

Many individuals enjoy fishing as well as several make a great deal of amount of money from it. There is a great deal of video game fishing events that have substantial pots. Some individuals make their living from angling. The variety of fishing pole that are marketed yearly world wide is a substantial number. If you intend to buy a brand-new rod and also are unclear just what you require from your fishing pole, you will have to think regarding initially what sort of angling you intend to do.

The choice you make in an angling pole is mosting likely to rely on just how much you wish to spend. You could get a wonderful and dependable pole for around twenty bucks in a Shakespeare Ugly Stik. If you intend to do some serious fishing out on the ocean, nevertheless, you are mosting likely to require a lot more powerful rod. Shimano Cumara poles are one more brand of durable fishing pole, yet you need to intend to pay around two hundred bucks for one of these.

For those laid back kind of angling trips when you are simply wanting to generate a pair of trout for supper, the Ugly Stik is the most effective selection. If you do not reach fish as high as you would such as, the amount of money that you will certainly spend on an Ugly Stik make this pole the ideal pole for you.

Fishing in the sea is an additional type of angling that will call for the use extremely solid fishing pole. If you prepare to attempt and draw in a king mackerel or a tuna, after that you are mosting likely to require a rod that is specifically developed for ocean fishing. The most effective method to pick a rod for sea fishing is to choose one made from the strongest material.

Among the very best fishing rods for deep sea fishing is the Crowder brand. Crowder rods are made from a few of the most effective as well as most resilient, long lasting products offered. You can get all the devices you need from Crowder too. The type of fishing pole that you will need for sea angling are mosting likely to be the ones that won’t splinter or break.

The most effective fishing poles for deep sea fishing are the ones made from the material called graphite. This is a material that is a lot more resilient in activity compared to fiberglass and is the best selection for poles that are going to be drawing in fish that might consider in at fifty pounds or even more. The largest demand for a solid pole is the battle that a big fish is going to set up when captured. You do not intend to venture out there and also look for large fish escape the weak rod you opted to make use of.

< br/ > You could utilize fiberglass for sea fishing if you such as. There are, besides, small fish out there too. However if you hook a big wheel on a fiberglass pole out there you stand a good possibility of shedding the fish and the pole for that issue. See to it to use a graphite rod for your deep sea fishing.

No matter what type of fishing you are intending to do, you will have several options of fishing pole to choose from. Always pick the one that is indicated for the sort of angling you prepare to do.

Sep
29
2016

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Sep
25
2016

The Smallmouth Bass has very different characteristics than its larger cousin the Largemouth Bass. You must adjust your fishing style accordingly if you wish to have success fishing for this species. In the following paragraphs I will illustrate the differences between these two species in both lake and river habitats.

In lakes, Smallmouth Bass exhibit two main differences in the areas they choose to spend most of their time in.

Smallmouth Bass prefer much deeper water than Largemouth Bass. You will rarely catch a Smallmouth Bass in water that is three to six feet deep. Largemouth Bass on the other hand are caught quite regularly in these areas. The optimal water depth for Smallmouth Bass has proven to be ten to fifteen feet deep.

Smallmouth Bass prefer a gravel bottom. For cover nothing beats a large rock or series of rocks. Largemouth Bass tend to congregate more towards weed lines to forage. This explains their preference in food. Smallmouth Bass often feed on crustaceans that inhabit the rocky areas they prefer. They will of course eat small fish as well, but definitely prefer creatures such as leeches and crayfish that dwell at or near the bottom. Largemouth Bass on the other hand feed primarily on smaller fish, but also will eat bugs, frogs and other creatures that inhabit the surface areas of the water.

We can use this information to develop the proper fishing technique to catch Smallmouth Bass. For starters we can forget about spinnerbaits, buzzbaits and other artificial baits that are best used at or near the surface. The Smallmouth Bass is a creature that feeds deep, it does not like to swim towards the surface to feed. The prudent Smallmouth Bass fisherman should head to the lake with deep diving crankbaits, jig and pig combos and plastic worms that can be fished at or near the bottom of the lake.

Another trait of the Smallmouth Bass is that it is a much more aggressive feeder than the Largemouth Bass. They prefer fast moving baits and are definitely sight feeders. Largemouth Bass can be either sight or sound feeders.

When the fishing venue changes to a river you must again alter your fishing approach between each species. Rivers are the preferred habitat for Smallmouth Bass. In most cases you will not find deep water in rivers. Smallmouth Bass being an adaptable species now use the current to find a preferred place to hunt.

In rivers you will find Smallmouth Bass in areas of the river with the fastest current. The key is to determine which areas of high current are better than others.

Dan Eggertsen is a fishing researcher and enthusiast who is committed to providing the best bass fishing information possible. Get more information on Smallmouth Bass Fishing here:
Sep
24
2016

Trolling for Walleye on Blue Ridge Lake. The fish was 5lbs. caught on a spoon. Hey, take a kid fishing!

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Sep
04
2016

Lake Lanier can be found in the state of Georgia and is fed by the Chestatee River. Lake Lanier holds 38,000 acres of water and has a shoreline that stretches 692 miles long. It is sometimes referred to as Lake Sidney Lanier and it is an excellent place to go crappie fishing. One reason anglers have such great success here is because the water is perfect for catching crappie. This species of fish can be spooked very easily in clear water and so the stained water of Lake Lanier is a perfect environment for catching them.

Lake Lanier is one of Georgia’s main attractions and the crappie can be found mostly on the northern end of this lake. As the temperature of the water begins to warm up you will find the crappie in the shallow water located around docks, brush and other structures. You will get the best results when you fish around areas with plenty of shade. You will also find them grouped together near and in the major bends of the lake.

Many times you can search for docks that already have rod holders attached and you will know where other anglers have had good luck in the past. After a good rain the water in Lake Lanier is even darker than normal making it that much easier to catch the crappie. Many anglers that fish this lake regular say they have the best results when they use small minnows and jigs to fish for the crappie.

How to Catch Crappie in Lake Lanier
Catching crappie in Lake Lanier is fairly easy if you know where to look. The north end of the lake usually produces the best results when fishing for crappie. This is partly because the water is darker here so the number of crappie is greater in this area than in other part of the lake. The more abundant the crappie the better results you can expect.

Crappie is what anglers call line sensitive fish and so you will get the best results when you use four pound test line to fish for them. Of course, if you are fishing really close to structures you may want to go a little heavier to avoid breakage of your line from the structures. You should also use an ultralight fishing rod because these will help you feel when the crappie takes the bait. Spincasting and mini-baitcasting reels are the most popular ones to use.

Even though it seems like crappie are able to distinguish colors the water will distort the color of the lure you are using. Things like how deep the fish are located in the water, the temperature of the water and how clear the water is will all affect the color of the lures used. Many anglers have reported having the best luck when they use white, red or chartreuse lure for fishing in Lake Lanier. If you believe there is a school of crappie located in the area you are fishing but they are not taking your bait, try a different color to see if you get better results. The best weight to use seems to be ones weighing 1/32 ounce.

Dan Eggertsen is a fishing researcher and enthusiast who is committed to providing the best crappie fishing information possible. Get more information on crappie fishing Lake Lanier here: http://www.askcrappiefishing.com/.

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Sep
03
2016

Crappie and Bream fishing on Lake Hamilton Hot Springs, AR. I used a black and chartreuse straight tailed jig, combined with a rod and reel. I crappie fished around brush piles and did most of my bream fishing around wood docks.
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Crappies love docks — especially during fall and winter. But how do you reach them when they’re tucked way up underneath? You have to “shoot” the dock, which involves skipping a small, soft-plastic jig deep underneath the dock. But floating docks present a special challenge. This multi-part video series covers all aspects of dock-shooting.

Part 2 – Tackle & Mechanics
You’ll need the right type of rod to effectively shoot docks, and reel, line and bait choices are also important. Part 2 of this series covers tackle selection and also reveals the mechanics of dock shooting — how to hold your rod, your bait and more.

Special thanks to supporting manufacturers: Lew’s reels (http://www.lews.com) and Gene Larew/Bobby Garland crappie baits (http://genelarew.com/crappiebaits.html).

Also special thanks to expert talent:

Terry Blankenship (http://www.terryblankenship.com/)
Mr. Crappie Wally Marshall (http://www.mrcrappie.com)
Lee Pitts (http://www.leepittsoutdoors.com/)
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Sep
01
2016

Check out Chris’ channel – https://www.youtube.com/user/MrCmcintee
Big catfish of the day at 8:20
29 inch eel at 9:40

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Bait used: Shad
Rod/Reel/Line used:
-Shimano Antares DC ( 5:8:1 – 30 lb suffix 832 braid, 20 lb seaguar tatsu leader) with a G Loomis GLX mbr783c 6’6″ MH/fast
-Abu Garcia Orra Inshore (7:1:1 – 40 lb suffix 832 braid, 20 lb seaguar tatsu leader) with a G Loomis E6X casting rod 6’6″ MH/fast

Chris’ Gear:
-rods- 10’6′ G loomis GL2 surf rod 7’4″ G Loomis Pro Green

Reels:
-Shimano Baitrunner OC 6000 – 50lb power pro – 25lb leader -Shimano Sustain 4000 – 20lb power pro slick 8 yellow – 25lb mono leader

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Location: Lake Octoraro – Kirkwood, Pennsylvania
Date: September 18th, 2015
Primary Pattern: Bombing 100-120 yard casts to reach deeper water produced the winning fish.
Time Fished: 7 pm – 12 am
Air Temp: High of 73 degrees, low of 61 degrees
Water Temp: 70 degrees
Water Clarity: N/A
Conditions: Nightfall with winds from the SE up to 4 mph
Hatcam used: Gopro hero 4 silver (1080p, 60 FPS, medium FOV) – chesty + external audio

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Personal Best Catfish Caught from the Tennessee River!!! 3/29/16

Day 1 of my first fishing adventure in Tennessee! We target giant catfish with cut skipjack shad. Stay tuned for more videos where we fish for spotted bass, largies, smallies, white bass, skipjack herring, and more!

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Scale Used: ReelSonar Digital Scale http://bit.ly/RSDscale
Rapala 6″ Fish Gripper http://bit.ly/RFgripper

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Bait used:
-Blue catfish (skipjack shad)
-smallmouth bass (RI skinny dipper on a 1/2 ounce revenge jighead)
-channel catfish (tyson 100% chicken breast)

Rod/Reel/Line used:
-For catfish gear, message Chatt cats fishing for info!
-Team Daiwa Tierra 2000 (10 lb suffix 832 braid – 15 lb seaguar tatsu fluorocarbon leader) with a 13 fishing omen black gen II 2-piece travel rod 7’1″ medium/fast

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Location: Tennessee River, Nickajack Lake, and Chickamauga Dam in Hixson, Tennessee
Date: March 29th, 2016
Time Fished: 7:30 am – 11:30 am
Air Temp: High of 57 degrees, low of 42 degrees
Water Temp: 61 degrees
Water Clarity: 48 inches
Conditions: Sunny with winds from the NE up to 7 mph
Hatcam used: Gopro hero 4 silver (1080p, 60 FPS, medium FOV) – chesty + external audio

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