What Is Your Rod Made Of? Fishing Rod Materials Explained

Many of the fishing rods in the old days were made from bamboo or steel, but most of today’s rods are made from graphite, fiberglass or a combination of both materials. I remember buying a boron bass rod back in the 1980s when boron rods were popular. But boron fibers were extremely stiff and expensive so the amount of boron …

Bluegill vs. Bream: Different Name, Same Fish

Throughout my travels across the country, I have heard anglers give a common sunfish different names. In the South, some anglers call the sunfish a bream and others dub it a perch, while in the North and Midwest it is called a bluegill. What Should We Call This Popular Panfish? Well here is Wikipedia’s definition of this panfish: “The bluegill …

Beat The Heat With These Summertime Fishing Hacks

Summer can be a great season for catching fish but the scorching sun, heat and high humidity can take its toll on you. The dangers of summertime fishing include heat stroke, dehydration and severe sunburns if you don’t take some vital steps to cool down, especially during the heat of the day. One way to avoid the heat is to …

The Remarkably Simple Guide On Where and When To Fish Each Size Whopper Plopper

Musky anglers deserve credit for starting the Whopper Plopper craze when they created similar homemade baits with metal tails. However, companies had trouble mass-producing those metal-tail baits with that distinctive plopping sound until Larry Dahlberg designed the Whopper Plopper for River2Sea as a musky lure. The company introduced the lure with a softer plastic tail in the 190 size of …

Night Fishing Secrets: Three Bass Baits To Fish In The Moonlight

Bass fishing at night when the summer sun makes daylight fishing unbearable on your favorite lake can be the key to hauling a big sack of bass. After the sun goes down and the water cools a little bit, bass becomes more active during the nocturnal hours and start craving a late-night meal. The bass’ increased activity at night allows …

Summer Frog Fishing Tips With The Sauce Legend Jon B

Frogs are some of the most versatile and exciting topwater baits to fish with. Watch Jon B fish a frog in ways some would consider unconventional conditions. Instead of pitching a jig or flipping a Texas rig, Jon begins by skippin’ and whippin’ his hollow body frog up shallow into thick, nasty brush and timber. This helps Jon do two …

To Hook Set, Or Not To Hook Set, That Is The Question

Knowing when and how to set the hook is a key to landing or losing a bass. The lures you use will determine whether you set the hook immediately or wait a couple of seconds after getting a bite. Lures also dictate whether you employ the overhead jerk hook set to cross the eyes of a bass or firmly sweep …

How To Spool A Baitcaster: A Beginner’s First Steps

A baitcast reel is the hardest reel for a beginner to learn to cast without backlashing. However, beginners will be glad to know that it is much easier to spool line on a baitcaster than on a spinning or spincast reel. The main consideration when spooling a baitcaster is the line size and type of line you will be adding …

Wade For it…… How To Pack For Your Next Wading Trip

Traveling light is the key to successful wade fishing trips. Less is more in this situation because the more tackle you bring the harder and more cumbersome it is to wade and fish a stream effectively. The type of gear and how much gear I bring depends on the fish I will be targeting in streams.  When I fish for trout, …