Monday, March 30, 2009

When a Fishing Hook Isn't Really A Fishing Hook

This may sound like a stupid title for an article, but it's true. When you think of a fishing hook, what do you think of? Just a plain old fishing hook that you put some bait on and try to catch a fish, right? Well my fishing mentor took the concept of a simple fishing hook and transformed it into the perfect fishing hook for all types of bait fishing. I think the concept was used in saltwater fishing, but he brought the concept to freshwater fishing.

This concept is the gang hook. A gang hook is simply two hooks tied in tandem. Two small hooks, hooks that are smaller than you may be accustomed to using. Using smaller hooks makes the hooks all but undetectable top the fish. It's a beautiful system. Not only is it a beautiful system, but it's a very effective system as well. Although gang hooks are effective for all types of bait fishing, they are the most effective way to present a live worm that I've ever seen.

So how do you get your hands on a set or two of gang hooks? Simple, you can go somewhere like JRWfishing and purchase them or you can do a little research and tie them yourself. Just do a search on the internet for fishing knots to find out how to tie a "Snell knot". Once you can tie a Snell knot, you're good to go. Simply tie two in tandem and you've made yourself a set of gang hooks! Now just devise a great way to carry them, and you're ready to catch some fish.

This is when a fishing hook isn't really a fishing hook. It's simple, easy, and incredibly effective. The bottom line is that once you begin using gang hooks , you won't use any other method for fishing live bait, especially worms. It's as simple as that.

Trevor Kugler is co-founder of and an avid angler. He has more than 20 years experience fishing for all types of fish, and 15 years of business and internet experience. He currently raises his three year old daughter in the heart of trout fishing country…..Montana!

By Trevor Kugler

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Saturday, March 21, 2009

What You Need To Know About Spinner Fishing

Many people know just what type of lure they want to use in order to catch the elusive fish. In fact, one of the most common types of lures is called a spinner. Spinner fishing is a great way to get the fish you want. The spinner works by attracting a fish to the location by bumping into things in the water and spinning. This movement will attract your fish. But, what type of spinner fishing lure do you need? Where can you find the one that will work the best for you?

To begin, you need to know what type of fish you are going to be spinner fishing for. What specific interests in this fish are you looking for? Are you looking for a large fish? Are you looking to go spinner fishing for trout? Take this knowledge with you to the tackle shop and ask them there what they recommend as a type of spinner fishing lure will work. Or, if you have the time, you can research online what others have used and been successful with.

If you plan to take a fishing trip to a location you are not familiar with or if you plan to fish for a specific fish you have not fished before, it is wise to consult someone who does know. In some cases, you can take a spinner fishing trip with a guide in an area in which you have not been. They can teach you what type of fish are available in that area as well as what type of spinner fishing lure has worked for them in the past. This way, you will know just what type of spinner fishing lure is the right one.

Spinner fishing can be a great way to lure in the prized fish you have been waiting for. You can learn just what type of spinner fishing lure to use when you ask questions to experienced local fisherman as well as if you take the time to look up your options online. With so many choices in spinner fishing lures, you are sure to find a suitable choice for your fish. Do enjoy your spinner fishing.

By Ken Austin
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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Thoughts On Freshwater vs. Saltwater Fishing

I love fishing of any kind, but some people prefer fishing in saltwater and some people prefer fishing in freshwater. Many people feel very strongly about their decision, and sometimes you can elicit the same type of reaction from them as you would if you questioned their religion.

Freshwater fishing is usually a more slow paced style of fishing with more waiting in between bites and catching fish. You also may have to work harder to find fish when fishing in freshwater.

However I think that fishing off the bank in freshwater is far more productive than fishing from the beach in saltwater. I also really like freshwater fishing, because it is less costly to successfully fish in freshwater. Also lures are more beneficial in the freshwater, so you can save money on buying bait, and also time because you are not having to bait your hook all of the time.

I spent quite a bit of time saltwater fishing when I was a kid, and I always had a great time. Most of the time I fished off of a pier, which was great because it was very easy to catch fish most of the time. Also while fishing on the pier you do not have to expend much effort trying to find the fish, because the fish were already drawn into the pier because of all of the bait in the water from the other people fishing. One of the bad things about fishing in the saltwater is you pretty much had to use bait exclusively and live bait was preferred. This would take a little more time every time you lost your bait, because you would have to put new bait on the hook. Also having to buy bait would cost quite a bit more money than fishing with a lure. I think that the worst thing about fishing in saltwater is the lack of fishing if you do not live near the coast. Since I have moved inland I do not have any chance to go fishing in the ocean anymore, so freshwater fishing is definitely better than no fishing at all.

By Gabriel J. Adams

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

How to Win a Bass Fishing Tournament

Bass fishing tournaments are great places for bass fishing enthusiasts to challenge their bass fishing skills, earn recognition and possibly win a cash prize. Irrespective of whether you are experienced or new bass fisher, you should join bass fishing competitions.

Is participating in bass fishing tournament is rewarding?

Many anglers compete regularly in bass fishing tournaments because winning a tournament gives them recognition and money. There are anglers who even earn much of their income from competing in several bass fishing tournaments.

How to participate in these bass fishing tournaments?

If you are really interested in bass fishing competition, you should join bass fishing tournament associations so that you can stay abreast of the latest bass fishing tournaments or can be automatically enrolled in others.

There are several fishing publications like daily or weekly newsletters and monthly magazines. You should subscribe those magazines or online newsletter to get the latest news in fishing competition. You can travel to other states or countries to participate in fishing competition, which will help you to increase your fishing skill.

You can browse in the Internet for dates and locations of tournaments and register yourself for these tournaments. You will also get all required information on line from the websites of tournaments.

You can search for a bass fishing tournament for couples and pairs that can be fun and rewarding for you and a loved one. Bass fishing tournament is an adventure and it's an wonderful experience to enjoy with someone you care about. This can be a wonderfully enriching experience for your wife and kids to share together, something that everyone will surely remember for long.

You can publish a blog on your bass fishing tournament experience. Several other anglers will also contribute in your blog and you can create your own community.

To win a tournament you need confidence, patience and lots of practices. So take your time to explore and find the best bass fishing tournament for your skill level, your requirements and your expectations.

By Arindam Chattopadhyaya

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