What is a drift sock? A drift sock is a simple, but effective, cone-shaped device that helps slow your boat down on windy days, but it has other uses too. If you haven’t used a drift sock before, you might not know the advantages it can give you. How does a drift sock work? A drift sock is essentially the opposite of a sail on a sailboat. On a sailboat, the wind pushes the sail, moving the boat faster than the surface of the water. A drift sock is put in he water, and as the boat is being pushed by the wind, the drift sock drags behind, almost acting as an anchor that slows the boat down. Why do you need a drift sock? Drifting For fisherman that often fish open water, moving at slow speeds, a drift sock is almost a must have. As a walleye fisherman, I like to use a drift sock on days where the wind pushes my boat too fast for an effective drift speed, which is usually around .8-1.2 mph. For lakes that do not allow trolling, this means that you are at the mercy of the wind, and … [Read more...] about How Does a Drift Sock Work?
Fishing can provide not only a great outdoor adventure but also a delicious meal for your family and friends. But before you can enjoy your fishing, you must first prepare properly. There are a few steps involved, including cleaning, filleting, skinning (if desired), stored and cooked. Learn more about all these steps in this section. Cleaning the fish If you are eating your catch, you have to keep it fresh. Keep the fish caught in a well with water, a cooler or a fishing line in the water. Also, always fill your ice chest or pit with the same water where you are fishing. The fish spoil quickly if not properly handled from the time it catches. Have softened flesh, a strong flavor and smell “fishy” or sour if not careful. In this part, we will give some essential tips on how to clean the fish as well as more detailed information on filleting and skinning your catch. For start, you’ll need some supplies: A clean surface A sharp filleting knife A container for discarded fish Some … [Read more...] about How to Prepare Your Fishing
Anybody can fish? Is it expensive to navigate? When I get a fishing license, where does that money go? For a long time, some of us have had a misconception about the answers to these questions. Do not worry; we are here to dispel those myths. As you read the following statements, ask yourself: Is this true or false? Myth: The money we paid for fishing licenses and boat registrations are simply going to the state. True: It is true that the money from fishing licenses and boat registration goes to the state, but by law that money can only be intended for the conservation of natural aquatic areas. Every time you buy a fishing license or register your boat you are helping to preserve our coasts, lakes, rivers and streams. Each year, providing hundreds of millions of bucks straight to efforts to aquatic conservation. Myth: You can not fish in low season. False: While it comes to angling, there is no low season. While most sports last only a few months, you can enjoy fishing all year. … [Read more...] about Myths About Fishing and Boating
Veterans of the lines and hooks know more experience you have, there’s always something new to learn. Of course, this does not apply only techniques to catch a fish. The variety of ways of being of the fellow day is almost infinite. Half seriously, half-jokingly, see an inevitably partial and incomplete classification. Magazine: know everything about fishing, knows all existing techniques and those that will come in the future; but when you run them, you cannot even close a “swivels.” Sleeping Beauty: Once addresses the boat gets in the cab and does not leave there until the fish is pulled and have the staff list. Weak gut: Whenever you get sick and blames what he ate before getting on the boat. For him, no pill or patch alleviates. Ethyl: the fishing day starts with beer, and twelve must be changed to “something stronger.” Conversationalist: He spends the whole trip talking and talking and talking. Silent: After good morning (if any), not a word. Comfortable: You … [Read more...] about What Kind of Sport Fisherman Are You?
Getting a kid into fishing should be something every parent should try. It doesn’t matter if you live in the inner city, or if you live an hour away from the nearest lake. Time is precious and the sooner you introduce them, the sooner you can all enjoy the excitement of catching a fish, or spending quality time together on the water. Children are naturally curious about fish and water. Seeing a fish in a book, fish in a tank, or seeing fish swim in shallow water can send any child into another level of excitement. How often does a child not like fish? In my experiences, almost never. Just like many little boys like going to see a dinosaur exhibit at a museum, most kids are interested in fish. As a parent, friend or mentor, if you feel a little overwhelmed about the idea of taking a child fishing, don’t worry, it isn’t as difficult as you might think. A little bit of research can help your chance of having a successful trip together (successful doesn’t mean catching fish). Here … [Read more...] about Fishing With Kids
How To Fishing? Learning to fish is easy and fun! Fishing for the first time? We will give you easy tips about how you can get started in fishing, the basic equipment you need, tips and more. Anyone, at any age, can learn to fish; only some equipment, some knowledge, and some practice are needed. To start, you need to equip. You also need to learn a few basic skills, such as making fishing knots. Here’s what you’ll learn in this section: Fishing equipment such as rods and reels Fishing gear, such as hooks and sinkers Fishing bait and artificial lures Knots and Fishing How to launch and attract fish How to raise fish to the boat Fishing Gear: Rods and Reels In this section, you will learn about the different types of fishing rods and reels that are on the market. You will also learn about the different materials that are manufactured and cane used for each type of fishing. One of the most important items you’ll need to learn is about fishing rod. A fishing … [Read more...] about How to Fishing
Bass Fishing - The Basics There are two main kinds of bass–and if you are reading this you are ready to catch one of them! Largemouth bass are the most popular fish in the US. Their smaller cousin is the Smallmouth bass(who pound for pound fights a lot harder I might add). These two fish species have a lot in common, they are aggressive predators and together drive a billion dollar fishing industry. The key to success with these fish is studying bass biology and learning how they operate. Once you study up on the seasonal patterns and diets of these fish (my articles above are a great place to start), you can finally call yourself a bass fisherman! Lures That Catch Bass Bass are opportunistic predators, meaning they will eat a myriad of things as long as they can get their mouths around it. Largemouth bass are especially opportunistic, their primary diet is fish, but they will eat frogs, mice, bugs, worms, and even baby ducklings! Bass in general are looking for the easiest meal … [Read more...] about Bass Fishing
When attempting to make your fishing expedition more effective, it is essential to rely on tips and tricks from the masters. At the same time, it is best to get an understanding of the behavior of the fish. By learning how and why they interact, when hooked, you will have an easier time reacting to their behavior and reeling them in. Everything you need to know to improve your game will be listed below. Why Fish Run when Hooked? In order to get an understanding of the type of experience that you’re going to face out on the water, it is vital to learn a little about the fish! These creatures are very intelligent and are capable of interacting effectively with the world around them. Although they might take the bait, they’re not going to be reeled in so easily. So, why do they actually run? Truthfully, fish are natural creatures and will behave in a natural manner. They’re scared and panic, which is the reasoning behind their behavior. In their same situation, you would like do the … [Read more...] about Tips and Tricks On Fishing