fishing current

Fishing Current: Do’s and Don’ts

For fish that live in river systems, the current might as well be their lifeblood. It cools and oxygenates the water, it continuously brings them food, and it forms their cover by eroding banks, depositing sandbars, and causing woody debris to fall into the river. Because river fish are so reliant on the current, it’s something anglers must account for …

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4 “Fad” Baits That Didn’t Last

Without exception, fishermen are always searching for the next big thing. You may hear someone say “I’ll believe it when I see it,” or “I’m waiting till they come down in price” when referring to the hottest trending lure – but chances are good they are already secretly bidding on one on eBay… We’re addicts, plain and simple. “The Next Best …

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Bait Showdown – Baits For Murky Water Vs Clear Water

Which Are The Best Baits For Murky Water & Clear Water? Water clarity and color play a prominent role in lure selection. In clear water, most fish species are visual feeders, and choosing baits that effectively imitates a primary forage species is paramount. Contrastingly, when the water muddies up, fish rely more on their lateral line to detect prey, and the …

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3 Styles of Walleye Jigs You Need To Fish

  The lead head jig is a staple for walleye anglers across the country. Not only do they allow you to effectively fish a variety of cover types, but jigs also allow anglers to probe the entire water column by altering their weight choice. It wasn’t long ago that the only walleye jig on the market was a round ball-head …

3 Reasons Why The Drop Shot Works So Well (In Clear Water)

Once a tightly held secret of western anglers, the drop shot has revolutionized bass fishing in clear water. It’s so effective at generating strikes from clear water bass that any time there’s a major tournament on a clear water impoundment – you can bet someone in the top 5 will be predominantly drop shotting. As a result, there’s been a …

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How to Choose The Right Crankbait

Throwing crankbaits is one of the most effective ways to catch bass throughout the year. They catch numbers of bass, they catch big bass, and they do it under almost any conditions. Their effectiveness is tied to the fact that crankbaits can imitate almost anything a bass feeds on – making them a good option whether the bass are feeding …

Ned Rig Fishing Tips: How To Fish The Ned Rig

The”Ned Rig” (AKA the”Midwest finesse rig”), has taken the bass world by storm. In many parts of the country, it’s rapidly become a go-to presentation for anglers fishing tough conditions or pressured waters. The Ned Rig excels when it gets tough because it has a small profile, a subtle action, and can be used to mimic a number of bass …

You Have The Tackle, Now Where Are The Fish?

This guest post was written by Shabbir Nooruddin, founder of Fish Finder Source Even if you’ve just started out fishing, you know that using different types of tackle and bait can make all of the difference in the world between a sagging fishing line and a trophy. If you’ve signed up for Mystery Tackle Box, you already have a (growing) collection of …