Picking the Best Fishing Kayak

postWhat is the best fishing kayak? Well, it depends. Kayaks come in many varieties and can have a number of differences – the fact of the matter is, what is best depends on individual preference and needs. You need to ask yourself some questions: Where, and how often, will I be fishing? How much am I willing to spend? After buying it, will I even want to look at the thing again after sitting in it and paddling for several hours? Let’s go over some aspects of a fishing kayak:

Kayaks can be a rigid hull or inflatable; rigid kayaks are almost always made of polyethylene, while inflatables are made of a PVC material. Most people choose a rigid hull, as they are more stable and more resistant to damage. Inflatable kayaks have their advantages, however: they are much lighter and therefore easier to transport (an inflatable kayak is usually about the size of a suitcase when deflated). Inflatable kayaks usually come with a pump of some sort, so they can be easily transported to the water and inflated at arrival.

Most people, especially beginners, are usually better

Bass Fishing In Georgia

postIt may be the promise of fun and excitement of bass fishing that keeps many people hooked on it. There are also countless television shows today that concentrate on bass fishing a lot that is why you can’t help learning more about it.

Learning about it is enjoyable and you can hire a guide to help you catch fish, as well as teach you about catching them, then later on you’re going to develop your own ideas and formulate theories on having the best fish.

There’s a lot of bass clubs which you can join and numerous fishing tournaments that you can try. Lots of money awaits you especially in joining prestigious tournaments where a big deal of money is at stake.

Several states are now “hooked” and “addicted” to bass fishing and Georgia is considered to be among the best in the world in terms of this newly-found sport.

Catching a spotted bass (also called “spots”) which is about 4 pounds can already be considered to be a trophy since the average one weighs about only a pound, though spots of this kind is

Why We Fish

postFishing isn’t just something we do to get away. It is a way, a way of life. The feeling of being alone in nature or with a friend, walking the river, analyzing the currents and finding the pockets and holes has something to it that can’t be described. Finding the perfect seam where fish sit and wait for the right bug to drift by, anticipating their next meal. Getting to know a river is a type of connection with nature that few really understand. You have to experience it to truly know what I’m talking about, yet even I can’t completely explain it. Some describe it as a spiritual experience. Maybe it goes back to our innate instinct of survival, or is it just a hobby that taps into many different senses and emotions?

The air is filled with the scents of trees, grass and sage brush mixed with the cold humid mist from the river. The rocks are crawling with life and the surrounding scenery is majestic. The rush of the water around your legs lets you feel the power of the river as it cuts through mountain

Jet Ski Fishing

postNow, fishing off the back of a jet ski is obviously not ideal. I will tell you it is probably one of my favorite memories of fishing. We recently acquired a pair of jet skis about 3 years ago and they are a blast! One was a two seater and the other was a one seater. My friend and I took these things all over the lake in Canada one summer.

One fun thing to do with them is taking them out on the lake when it is really choppy and windy because then you can go flying off, or get splashed with quite a bit of water. Well, when my dad was out on the lake with the boat, my friend and I were dying to get out and go fishing in our “honey hole” (spot where we knew we would catch fish) so we could have ourselves a fish fry. We decided the only way to do this was to jump on the two seater water craft with our poles in hand and catch ourselves some dinner.

Once we got there, my friend on the back

Fishing Tackle

The term ‘tackle’ used to denote ‘fishing apparatus’ has been part of the fishing vocabulary since the 13th century. Sometimes also known as ‘fishing gear’ as in commercial fishing, it is more commonly used to describe recreational fishing by anglers.

Fishing tackle refers to the equipment used in fishing; in contrast, the term ‘tackle’ can sometimes be misunderstood for fishing techniques. ‘Fishing techniques’ as a term refers to the manner in which fishing is done using a ‘tackle.’

The equipment used by fishermen which can be any part of any gear for e.g. hooks, lines, sinkers, baits, floats, gaffs, leaders, lures, nets, reels, rods, swivels, sinkers, spears, traps and waders etc. The part of a fishing gear attached to the ends of a fishing rod or line is known as terminal tackle.

Hook, line and sinker

This is a classic combination of a fishing tackle that a fisherman feels ’empowered’ with to catch fish.

In angling, the use of the ‘hook’ in consequentially relevant to the term ‘gorge’ which in archaic use meant ‘throat.’ Ancient people used gorges to fish; these were long and thin pieces of bone attached midway on a

Novice Fisherman Tips

For the novice fisherman, there are plenty of things to learn and consider before heading out on that first fishing venture. As to where to fish, that’s no problem. There are plenty of lakes and rivers throughout the country. If you don’t live near public waters, you can visit some, or maybe you or someone you know owns a private lake with private fishing. Plus, there are plenty of fish throughout the country: catfish, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, stripers, crappie, walleyes and more, depending on your geographical location. However, fishing is more than just grabbing a rod and some bait. For the new fishermen, there are tips to know, things to consider, and helpful items to take with you.

Before heading out, have the proper supplies. You will need to know what kind of fish you are going after, and what kind of bait they take. Depending on what you are fishing, you might need extra hooks, floats, a flashlight in case night falls, a wrench, split-ring pliers, a knife, a personal flotation device, a first aid kit, your cell phone and a zip lock bag to keep the cell phone dry. Plus, you will need

Surf Fishing for Pompano

postPompano are one of the most targeted fish by fishermen. Not only do pompano put up a tremendous fight, but they also taste fantastic as well. Pompano are a very mild tasting fish, with an almost clear flesh, great for people who don’t like fish. The average size pompano is around one to three pounds; although the current record for the largest is eight pounds. Pompano are primarily caught off beaches and piers.

One of the most popular ways to catch pompano is from the beach, which is called surf fishing. Surf fishing requires the use of longer than normal fishing rods. In order to reach pompano we use different size fishing rods that range from ten to twelve feet in length, which gives us the ability to cast further out. Pompano can be caught from only a few feet from shore to 100 yards out.

Before heading out, I first have to make up a couple of pompano rigs. The rigs I use are nothing more than a double dropper rig. You can buy pompano rigs that are already made at your local bait and tackle store.