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The Best Way to Put a Worm on a Hook

The Best Way to Put a Worm on a Hook

Worms are the bait of choice for teaching beginners how to fish. Unlike lures, which often take some knowledge to use, worms will attract fish on their own with their wiggling action and scent. Unfortunately, worms that ...

The Best Crab Baits

The Best Crab Baits

Maryland is well known for its blue crabs. Catching blue crabs is a difficult challenge when you don't have the proper bait. It's all well and good having a fantastic crab trap. However, if you don't have the right ...

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 ...

How to Use Potatoes as Bait for Fishing

How to Use Potatoes as Bait for Fishing

The known export of Ireland and Idaho, the potato, is good for more than French Fries. Potatoes and the starch the tuber produces are highly effective when fishing for carp. "Rollies," or small balls of sticky and ...

Types of Salt Water Fish in the Gulf of Mexico

Types of Salt Water Fish in the Gulf of Mexico

The Gulf of Mexico is a rich habitat of sea grasses, reefs, coastal wetlands and marine organisms that sustains over 200 varieties of salt water fish. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the Gulf is the ...

The Best Scent Attractants for Trout

The Best Scent Attractants for Trout

Anglers have many options available to them when fishing for trout. The baits used to catch trout range anywhere from live bait such as night crawlers to commercially sold dough baits. The use of scent attractants to ...

How to Repair a Shakespeare Fishing Reel

How to Repair a Shakespeare Fishing Reel

Shakespeare fishing reels have a reputation for durability and reliability; but like any machine with moving parts, things can go wrong. Though fishing reels are complex mechanisms, many repairs are well within the ...

How to Bait and Fish Tiger Muskie

How to Bait and Fish Tiger Muskie

Tiger muskellunge -- sometimes called tiger muskie -- are far from easy to catch. These sterile hybrids between muskellunge and northern pike are rare in nature, but they have been raised in hatcheries and stocked in ...

How to Tie a Fishing Hook

How to Tie a Fishing Hook

A fisherman is only as good as the equipment he carries. Ask any avid fisherman, and he'll tell you that the darkest day she can remember while fishing was the day the trophy fish got away because of an equipment ...

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 Do I Use a Luhr-Jensen Jet Diver?

How Do I Use a Luhr-Jensen Jet Diver?

The Luhr-Jensen Jet Diver is a diving planer that fishermen use to retrieve lures at a specific depth while trolling. Jet divers work in rivers as well as lakes, and are useful for pursuing fish like steelhead, lake ...

How to Use a Sabiki Rig to Catch Baitfish

How to Use a Sabiki Rig to Catch Baitfish

Used for catching several baitfish at a time, sabiki rigs are monofilament leaders fitted with six to eight jig-tipped drop lines. Many anglers keep their bait wells stocked by working sabikis over structure or jigging ...

How to Bait a Fishing Hook with a nightcrawler

How to Bait a Fishing Hook with a nightcrawler

Fishing is a great way to relax and have fun. When using live bait, baiting the hook can be one of the trickiest parts of fishing.

How to Rig Slip Bobbers

How to Rig Slip Bobbers

While clip-on bobbers are easy to rig and work well in shallow water, slip bobbers offer much more flexibility, and enable anglers to fish in very deep water. Unlike clip-on bobbers, which make casting difficult, slip ...