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How to Bait a Hook for Bass

How to Bait a Hook for Bass

Bass fishing is a popular pastime for many anglers throughout the United States. Heading out for small or large-mouth bass is done in almost every state. Bass respond well to live bait such as worms, minnows and ...

How to Start a Nightcrawler Farm

How to Start a Nightcrawler Farm

There is no more versatile bait when it comes to fishing than nightcrawlers or earthworms. While most tackle shops, bait shops and sporting goods stores sell live worms, creating your own nightcrawler farm is a way to ...

Raising Bait Minnows in Tanks

Raising Bait Minnows in Tanks

Fishermen will tell you that you can catch just about anything with minnows. They are the "catch all" of the fishing world so it is no surprise that bait minnows are a billion dollar industry. Whether you want to use ...

How to Tie a Swivel on Fishing Line

How to Tie a Swivel on Fishing Line

One of the most useful pieces of terminal tackle ever invented, the swivel keeps fishing line from twisting in rough conditions and makes changing out leaders and lures a snap -- particularly if it’s of the snap ...

How to Fish for Salmon on the Sacramento River

How to Fish for Salmon on the Sacramento River

The 384-mile-long Sacramento River is home to seasonal migratory runs of Chinook, or "King," salmon that draw fishermen in great numbers, especially in the fall. The river's salmon-fishing season opens July 16 and runs ...

How to Rig Live Bait for Saltwater Fishing

How to Rig Live Bait for Saltwater Fishing

Live bait catches more fish in more places than even the best artificial lures. Live bait ideally should be caught at the place you will be fishing. This will give you the bait that the fish are eating. Rigging live ...

How to Tie Line for Spoonbill Fishing

How to Tie Line for Spoonbill Fishing

Spoonbill -- otherwise known as paddlefish -- can be caught in U.S. states ranging from northeast Montana to southern Louisiana. The fish are filter-feeders, and don't actively seek out baited hooks or strike at lures. ...

Differences Between a Muskie & Northern Pike

Differences Between a Muskie & Northern Pike

Northern pike share habitat with muskellunge -- often referred to as muskie -- in many lakes and rivers across North America. Similarities between these related fish species can make identification difficult for ...

How to Catch Kokanee Salmon in Strawberry Reservoir Utah

How to Catch Kokanee Salmon in Strawberry Reservoir Utah

Kokanee salmon are a land-locked variety of sockeye salmon. The kokanee evolved in inland lakes and never make it to the open ocean in their life-cycle. Utah's Strawberry Reservoir, in the Uinta National Forest east of ...

When Do Bass Spawn in Florida?

When Do Bass Spawn in Florida?

The spawning period provides one of the year's best opportunities to catch big bass in Florida, particularly for anglers who enjoy sight-fishing for bass in shallow water. Knowing when largemouth bass spawn is essential ...

How to Build Tip-Downs for Ice Fishing

How to Build Tip-Downs for Ice Fishing

Ice fishing is a popular sport around the Great Lakes and other areas of the country that see long, cold winters and thick ice layers. Ice fishing is quite a bit different from normal warm-weather fishing, in that the ...

Difference Between Cold Water Fish & Warm Water Fish

Difference Between Cold Water Fish & Warm Water Fish

According to nutritional experts, fish is a healthy food that should be consumed weekly; one to three servings per week is recommended. The problem arises at the grocery store when shopping for fish to eat. There are ...

How to Trap Minnows in the Winter

How to Trap Minnows in the Winter

Minnows are as effective as ice fishing bait as they are for summertime fishing. Minnows catch a wide variety of fish from pike and walleye to crappie and trout. And if your local bait shop has closed down for the ...

What Bait to Use in Lakes for Trout Fishing in Colorado

What Bait to Use in Lakes for Trout Fishing in Colorado

Colorado is home to hundreds of lakes populated with trout, though most anglers targeting trout choose to fish in Colorado's streams and rivers; 168 miles of Colorado streams have been designated by the Colorado ...