Gone Outdoors

Fishing

How to Rig a Crab Buoy

How to Rig a Crab Buoy

. Consider setting a few crab traps on your next ocean outing; it is an easy way of catching more food, and it is also fun for both adults and children. Crab buoys help you find your sunken crab traps after an afternoon ...

How to Hook a Ski Rope to the Back of a Jet Ski

How to Hook a Ski Rope to the Back of a Jet Ski

. Riding on a Jet Ski is a popular and enjoyable summertime recreational sport. Many people enjoy it just for the opportunity to spend time with family and friends on the water. In addition to riding the Jet Ski, you ...

How to Set Up Your Open-Bail Spinning Reel

How to Set Up Your Open-Bail Spinning Reel

. Spinning reels are one of the most popular reel types, used by novice and expert fishermen alike. They come in a wide variety of sizes and, when paired with a spinning fishing rod, can be used to catch the smallest ...

How to Tie the Fly-Fishing Line to the Leader

How to Tie the Fly-Fishing Line to the Leader

. The leader is a key component of a complete fly-fishing setup, designed to connect the thick, brightly-colored fly line to the nearly invisible tippet to which the fly is tied. A few knots can be used to tie the fly ...

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 ...

Saltwater Fish Species Living in Galveston, Texas

Saltwater Fish Species Living in Galveston, Texas

. Texas was the first state to build a saltwater fish hatchery according to the website GoFishn.com. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) banned all saltwater commercial fishing for spotted seatrout and red ...

How to Snag a Spoonbill

How to Snag a Spoonbill

. Spoonbill catfish, also known as paddle fish, have evolved for as many as 300 million years in fresh waters throughout the world, sometimes growing to as large as 7-feet-long and 200 lbs. You won't have luck catching ...

How to Tie Spoons for Fishing

How to Tie Spoons for Fishing

. The spoon, an artificial lure, had its genesis in Vermont more than 150 years ago, according to the New York Times. In what almost seems a story that's too good to be true, Julio T. Buel dropped a household spoon ...

How to Take Apart a Zebco 33 Reel

How to Take Apart a Zebco 33 Reel

. The model 33 is part of the overall line-up of spincasting reels available from the Zebco. The 33 features stainless-steel ball bearings, continuous anti-reverse, reversible retrieve and a built-in bait keeper for ...

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 ...

The Best Baits for Mullet Fishing

The Best Baits for Mullet Fishing

. Although most fishermen do not attempt to catch mullet due to their unusual taste and low availability, the right kind of bait can be extremely helpful in the process of reeling one in. Mullet are especially common on ...

How to Repair a Zebco Fishing Reel

How to Repair a Zebco Fishing Reel

. Regardless of your age or level of fishing expertise, there is something just plain fun about a Zebco spin-cast reel. These reels are easy to use, reliable, well built and most of all catch fish. However, from time to ...

How to Repair a Tent Screen

How to Repair a Tent Screen

. Prone to tears and punctures, window screens are the most fragile part of the tent. While replacing the entire screen through the factory can be prohibitively expensive, you'll find that fixing small rips, tears and ...

How to Hook a Minnow

How to Hook a Minnow

. There's no doubting the effectiveness of artificial lures when it comes to catching fish, but nothing looks more like a minnow than a minnow. Baiting your hook with the natural prey of any game fish gives you a solid ...