Gone Outdoors

Fishing

How to Clean a Fish

How to Clean a Fish

Don't let the excitement of landing a fine fish turn to frustration simply because no one else in your party wants to clean it. While gutting and cleaning a fish can be a bit on the slippery and slimy side, with a ...

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 Hook a Cricket Fishing Bait

How to Hook a Cricket Fishing Bait

Fishing with crickets or grasshoppers can be a lively game until you learn how to get them to stay on your hook. Ideally, a cricket should be alive when you cast, as a live insect attracts the attention of the fish ...

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 Make Your Own Neon Green Night Crawlers

How to Make Your Own Neon Green Night Crawlers

Neon-green-colored night crawlers are sold in many bait-and-tackle shops under various brand names. Used to catch panfish, bass, catfish, walleye and various other species, neon green night crawlers are highly visible ...

How to Put a Sinker on Your Fishing Line

How to Put a Sinker on Your Fishing Line

Sinkers are lead or brass weights used to get bait to the bottom of a body of water. Sinkers come in a variety of sizes and styles. Some sinkers are tied securely to the line, others are threaded on so they can slide ...

What Is the Difference Between Bullheads & Catfish?

What Is the Difference Between Bullheads & Catfish?

Dozens of species of catfish exist, each exhibiting similarities along with individual identifying characteristics. The differences between the smaller bullhead catfish and the larger channel catfish are evident in the ...

What Do Walleye Eat?

What Do Walleye Eat?

Walleye are predatory game fish that eat a variety of aquatic organisms, including fish, insects, crayfish, snails and salamanders. When food is scarce, the opportunistic fish will expand their diet to include virtually ...

How to Put a Fishhook on a Hat

How to Put a Fishhook on a Hat

Attaching a fishhook to your hat is easy but you must protect your head from contact with the point. Lures, flies and bare hooks add style points to your favorite fishing hat. The hooks also function as spares when your ...

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 ...

How to Make a Rice Carp Bait

How to Make a Rice Carp Bait

Fishing for carp is a relaxing pastime with tasty results. Every fisherman has his own opinion on which bait is best, but some find carp like rice bait. You can make your own rice bait at home and save yourself some ...

How to Tie a Fish Net

How to Tie a Fish Net

Many times people wonder how to tie a fishing net to use for various projects. This work is repetitive but gets great results. Make sure that the thread that is selected for this project is resistant to corrosion and ...

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 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 ...