The stresses of everyday life seem to loosen their grip as the blanket of snow crunches under my footsteps. The uphill hike to the stream forces fresh chilled air into my lungs. It’s as if I can taste the purity of the glistening white scenery. A small clearing at the edge of the stream emerges. At last, I reach the shore of the rumbling water where I can begin to fish.
Most topwater anglers are often fishing for some species of bass, but they can be used to catch other fish such as musky and sometimes even catfish. The following few tips should have you popping lures and buzzing baits all over the lake.
Fishing lures can be purchased pre-made, but many times it is more efficient, and more fun, to make the lures yourself. With a few simple supplies, you can make fishing lures customized to catch your fish of choice.
Spring has arrived in the South, and for saltwater anglers that means it’s time to go after speckled trout. Red drum have been providing non-stop action all winter for many fishing guides and their clients, but in April an angler’s thoughts turn to the emerging trout bite the way a baseball player’s thoughts turn to home runs.
When the spring warms the coastal waters of the south, anglers set their sights on bluefish, a powerful and aggressive species that deserves every bit of its bad reputation. Bluefish seem to be an angry fish, chomping on anything in their path and bullying their way through surf and waterways.
Sea mullet start hitting in the spring along the southern coast and are one of the most popular targets for anglers fishing off of ocean piers and in the surf. People are often confused about when and where sea mullet are biting because they have so many different regional names that it is difficult to talk about them without getting mixed up.
The Red drum are known by many names along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts: redfish, channel bass, spottail bass, puppy drum, and others. One thing is for sure, wherever they roam red drum are one of the most sought after inshore saltwater fish and they are especially targeted in the fall when they are in the move and aggressive.