Fishing & Boating News
(May. 16, 2012 - Tyler, TX) In the spring time we have three portions of the spawn and they are, pre-spawn, spawn and post spawn. Pre-spawn is when the fish are getting ready to begin the spawn which will normally take place in the later part of February. The big females will have put on their big egg rolls during the winter and then making their way up to the shallow.
(Apr. 17, 2012 - GEORGE TOWN, GRAND CAYMAN) Recent scientific evidence shows that a ten-year effort to protect the spawning aggregation sites for the endangered Nassau Grouper has resulted in a growing and healthy population of the species on the reefs near Little Cayman-a harbinger that the recovery of the species may spread throughout the Caribbean.
(Apr. 09, 2012 - Tyler, X) Lake levels are almost back to normal and fishing is great. Lake Palestine is now only about 10 inches low and the surface temps are in the 70's with the spring spawn up and running.
(If We Don't- We'll Lose Them Forever)
(Mar. 23, 2012 - Bolivar Peninsula, TX. ?) A Loud sucking gasp suddenly shattered the still of the night that only comes at 4:am. Startled, I glanced up to see a HUGE sea turtle with basket ball sized head and saucer eye on the surface inhaling a gulp of fresh air. Totally surprised by this sight the turtle then submerged as swiftly as it had appeared. All I could respond was WOW!!!
(Mar. 02, 2012 - Braham, MN) Things have changed over the years and definitely for the better, at least when it comes to today's modern fishing boats and motors. They ride better, have more effective floor plans, and are definitely more comfortable to fish out of.
Covering water trolling crankbaits with leadcore is the perfect ploy to fool fickle fish in the spring
(Mar. 02, 2012 - ) They're fish stereotyped for ever marauding. But it's now early spring and Great Lakes and other big water and reservoir walleyes, instead, are gathered together in tight-knit schools in preparation of procreation, which makes the chore of figuring out their whereabouts within these giant waterways easier now than ever.
(Mar. 01, 2012 - Tyler, TX) March, Is the month of magic or miracles! The weather begins to warm up, our grass begins to green up our yards, our trees and flowers begin to bloom and the lakes begin to warm up and with all this our spring spawn gets in high gear so if that aint magic it must be a miracle from God.
(Feb. 22, 2012 - Florida) March is prime freshwater fishing season for many species of fish, because bass and bream are getting geared up to hit the shallows. During spring, sunfish such as bass and bluegill move close to shore to find suitable spawning habitat.
(Feb. 14, 2012 - Tyler, TX) First before I get into talking about the spawn and spawning areas let's talk a bit about water levels. At this time we have had some rain and the lakes are beginning to come back up little by little. Lake Palestine is at this time about five and half feet low and just before our last rain it was little over six feet low.
(Feb. 07, 2012 - Bolivar Peninsula, TX. ?) Winter fishing in Texas could mean dodging 30 degree snow flakes in the West Texas panhandle while fishing for "whatever" or wriggling toes in 70 degree sands along the Southeast Texas Gulf waters of the Bolivar Peninsula while surf-fishing for "whatever".
(Feb. 01, 2012 - ) You could say we northerners sometimes migrate with the geese, or more like snowbirds, to places far from the frosted lands. No doubt, the warm sun on one's back is reward enough, but for many anglers, it's the pursuit of openwater alternatives that lure us southward.
(Jan. 27, 2012 - ) Many freshwater anglers love pursuing schools of black crappie during the cooler months in Florida. Non-resident anglers avoiding the deeper chill of the northern states congregate around some of these premier fisheries every winter to join Florida's own fishers who enjoy pursuing and harvesting these succulent pan fishes.
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(Jan. 27, 2012 - Tyler, TX) First before I get into talking about the spawn and spawning areas let's talk a bit about water levels. At this time we have had some rain and the lakes are beginning to come back up little by little. Lake Palestine is at this time about five and half feet low and just before our last rain it was little over six feet low.
(Jan. 09, 2012 - Braham, MN) Crappie fishing has been good from the word go on a lot of lakes and right now is as good a time as any to check it out. Crappies usually play nice and if you can find them you can catch them and is why so many anglers target them during the hard water period.
(Jan. 04, 2012 - ) Few see them. Others either dismiss the sightings as hooey or are cursed to believe but never catch even a fleeting glimpse of one. These, you might call freshwater poltergeists, can be as common as the ghosts of missing mariners on pirate vessels, but still scarcely witnessed. Believers see them. Brian "Bro" Brosdahl sees them, and then catches them like genies in a bottle.
(Jan. 03, 2012 - ) More anglers than you'd think eat bait. Not because they have to as a result of today's hard economic times, but simply because they want to.
(Jan. 03, 2012 - ) Crappies call like the Siren's song. No matter where on God's green earth - or frozen planet for that matter - Bro is presently placed, he hears crappies calling. Most often, during the dark days of winter, they whisper things like "come here big boy" and "catch me if you can" through feet of snow-packed ice. Bro answers with his auger and an appetite for eaters.
(Jan. 03, 2012 - ) Late winter brings about opportunities. Certain species begin lining up like 2-for1 day at "Old Country Buffet." Yellow perch, in particular, become extremely active during the final weeks of the ice season.
Redefining "Classic" Ice Fisheries
(Dec. 30, 2011 - ) Some of the best walleye fishing you can imagine is occurring in places you might never think to look. Historic numbers of fish up to 10-pounds, even larger, are today living and thriving in lakes and reservoirs that only five years back were nearly empty of these coveted freshwater animals.
(Dec. 30, 2012 - Gilchrist on Bolivar, TX.) Black and Red Drum are cousins when considering their twin genetics, traits and habits of the species, BUT, that's as far as it goes when actually looking at the two. On recalling the popular movie "TWINS" the resemblance between these two species are about the same as the stars of the film.
(Dec. 25, 2011 - Rollover Pass, Bolivar Peninsula, TX.) Massaging my jig along the bottom as it drifted with the tide I could feel every grain of sand and click of shell while thumping its way along a submerged sandbar. Then, a sudden, aggressive "TIC" triggered my hook-set into the jaw of a big fish, a strong fish. Arching my rod and resetting the drag I prepared for a long, hard fight!!
(Dec. 21, 2011 - Braham, MN) By the time January arrives it might be a good idea to get off the walleye wagon (at least part of the time) and start chasing some jumbo perch. Not just any 'ol perch though, we're talking real pole benders.
(Dec. 21, 2011 - Florida) Happy New Year! As many of us flip the pages of a new 2012 calendar and glance in awe at photographs featuring nature's beauty - from wild habitats to fish and wildlife or outdoor recreation - it is a good time to reflect on what it takes to make those glorious images.
(Nov. 25, 2011 - ) December is a month when most of your outdoors man are still hunting and others getting ready for Christmas and then there are the ones that have already taken their bag limit of deer and are now thinking about fishing and getting ready for the spring spawn.
(Nov. 22, 2011 - Florida) Florida is not only the Fishing Capital of the World, but it is right up there when it comes to the variety of exotic fishes anglers may pursue. An exotic fish is one that is not native to the area in which it is found.
Stylish Arctic Fox combos and tip-up offer elite performance with a lady's touch
(Nov. 18, 2011 - Jackson, WI.) No self-respecting female ice angler would be caught dead setting hooks with rods and reels borrowed from her gentlemanly significant other. Indeed, every dude who's dared invite his wife or girlfriend on a fishing trip inevitably (and sometimes quickly) gets a lesson in humility.
(Nov. 17, 2011 - Bolivar Peninsula, TX.) Whether your savoring these succulent morsels on a plate or rigging one to your fishing hook for catching that trophy, Shrimp are the perfect choice for both pleasures.
Hardwater Army Awaits First Ice, First Deployment of the Shuttle Frabill's equipment organizer and personal transport ready for 'call of duty'
(Nov. 15, 2011 - Isanti, MN) Ice Belt, North America - In a recent post-deer hunt (buck-less), fireside chat with ice fishing icon Brian "Bro" Brosdahl, the conversation, as predicted, shifted from antlers and venison to walkable ice and eagerness for that first vertical jolt. Mere minutes into the banter, excitement earned Bro's expression while he waxed about getting Frabill's new Hard Top Shuttle on the lake.
Why "Live" Beats "Dead" on Ice
(Nov. 15, 2011 - ) The rodtip of the deadstick springs suddenly and energetically to life. Dead'stick? It seems at once a confusing mix of metaphors for a tactic so reliant on the vigor and vitality of a wild baitfish. Below the ice, dormant or just plain dead minnows take pike, maybe the occasional wintertime catfish.
Champion Ice Angler Discusses his Favorite 'Fish Finder'
(Nov. 15, 2011 - ) Ice fishing ace Tony Boshold sees the big picture. Give the world champion angler an auger and an underwater camera in the morning, and later that day, he'll have discovered the lion's-share of a lake's secrets.
(Nov. 08, 2011 - Woodbury, MN) Modern ice fishing methods have increased our enjoyment of the sport with advanced electronics, underwater cameras, and space age shelters/clothes which keep you warm. New tackle is also keeping anglers on the cutting edge. Rattles, high intensity glow colors and innovative shapes are catching more fish than ever before.
(Oct. 31, 2011 - Tyler, TX) Let's talk turkey since it's turkey season. For the most part a lot of fisherman stop fishing in November because of a little thing called deer season. Can you believe it? They stop everything their doing and put deer hunting first and you will never guess what that does for me. I love it too.
(Oct. 31, 2011 - Braham, MN) Today's ice anglers have it made. I remember punching out a hole with a spud bar, not knowing where I was exactly or how deep of water I was in, and then hoping for fish to come to me (which they usually didn't) and almost freezing to death (well at least my extremities).
(Oct. 19, 2011 - Bolivar Peninsula, TX.) Gliding across calm waters in silence gave me the opportunity to smell, touch, and feel the pleasures of nature in its most intimate form. The air was clean and pure, the water cool and alive to the touch with the sights and sounds of nature in its most natural form both stunning and breathtaking.
(Oct. 17, 2011 - ) When we hit this time of the season many things in the bass season come into play. You have a weaning deepwater bite that is starting to fade with the cooling water temps of fall resulting in having many of the bass that called these deep water haunts home all summer long now heading back towards the shallows for the first time since the spawn.
(Oct. 13, 2011 - Woodbury, MN) Much like hybrid cars that run more efficiently on a combination of gasoline and electricity, spinner rigs are a marriage of two great ways to catch walleyes and these rigs are deadly anywhere walleyes are found. Spinners have the attraction of both artificial lures and live bait for a one-two punch that's hard for walleyes to ignore any time water temps are above 50 degrees F.
Three pro anglers make a quiet habit of catching fish from clear waters
(Oct. 07, 2011 - ) When lakes freeze over and fishing pros Mark Martin, Mike Gofron and Mark Brumbaugh can't launch their Lund boats, you'll surely find them ice fishing the inland waters and Great Lakes near their homes.
(Oct. 05, 2011 - Brahmn, MN) Making a trip to the NW Angle on Lake of the Woods has been on my "to do list" for a few years. The promise of walleyes, sauger, jumbo perch and slab crappies that are readily caught in an absolutely incredible setting had me chomping at the bit.
(Oct. 03, 2011 - Athens, TX) Largemouth bass weighing 13 pounds or more are rare. Only 523 have been entered into the Toyota ShareLunker program in the last 25 years.
(Oct. 02, 2011 - Rollover Pass, Bolivar Peninsula, TX.) Swift undulating currents ripped past sea-worn shards of rusting bulkheads as dozens of anglers grip their fishing poles in anticipation. Slow at first, one by one on down the line, waiting poles suddenly began dipping and bending to the hungry bites of outgoing flatfish swimming against incoming tides to reach the Gulf.
Finding the finest gravel for their next fling may be what all big browns are all about this time of year, but they're still feeding voraciously
(Sep. 29, 2011 - ) Rarely does the fall season just settle in. Instead, it tends to make an abrupt appearance. The sudden switch from hot and muggy to cool dry days often gets anglers thinking first ice.
Lure Moves for Walleyes in Reality
(Sep. 29, 2011 - ) Last February, fresh off a phenomenal trip to the current version of hog walleye heaven?Lake Winnipeg, Manitoba?Tony Roach could hardly keep himself from jumping out of his Snosuit. "Here we were," Roach exclaimed, jigging arm twitching randomly, "Standing out in the middle of the 'Winnipeg Wasteland,' ripping these clunky rattling crankbaits?lures like the Rapala Rippin' Rap.
(Sep. 29, 2011 - Tyler, TX) Fishing in October has always been good in the past years and this year won't be an exception. At this time we are about 51/2 feet low but fishing is good.
(Sep. 06, 2011 - Braham, MN) The time for hooking up with monster bass is right now. Throughout October largemouth really turn it up a couple of notches and are quite vulnerable. Areas that they call home become diminished as weeds start to die off (both deep and shallow) which puts more fish in tighter quarters and when you can run into super schools of fish.
(Sep. 16, 2011 - Rollover Pass, Gilchrist, TX.) Small in size but HUGE in popularity the Micropogonias Undulates -or- Golden Croaker, are cherished entree's on family dinner tables but also have the ability to give its anglers the hard fight of quality fish. FAMILY FUN is the key word here folks when enjoying Autumn's annual migration of the Golden Croaker.
(Sep. 08, 2011 - ALEXANDRIA, VA) Fishing has consistently attracted new people to the sport over the last few years, according to a new report being released today by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) and The Outdoor Foundation. The 2011 Special Report on Fishing and Boating revealed that in 2010, 3.36 million people participated in fishing for the first time - an increase of two percent since 2008.
View from the Marina
(Sep. 07, 2011 - Fort Myers, FL) Are we more free on the water than on land? I say, yes. But I would also have to say that it's probably more of a feeling than a human right. Still, it's a great feeling.
Florida Fish Busters' Bulletin
(Sep. 06, 2011 - Tallahassee, FL.) How often have you caught a great fish and wished you could release it somewhere special for you or a friend to catch again? Catch-and-release has caught on, especially among bass anglers, but sometimes the release isn't immediate. There are times when it is not good for the resource to release the fish; paticularly when the fish is relocated to a different lake or river.
& (differences thereof )
(Sep. 06, 2011 - Bolivar Peninsula, TX.) Many anglers are familiar with the "sandy", or sand trout, but many anglers familiar with its cousin, the Gulf Trout, tend to umbrella these two species as one. But they are however different species with separate behaviors and spawning habits.
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