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Summer Crappie Fishing

If you're looking to max out on crappies this summer, look no further. To some fisherman, crappies are the only pan-fish worth catching and might even be the only species they ever fish for, and with good reason. But have you ever noticed when you're out trying to catch some bass, you end up catching nothing but pan-fish (crappies, bluegills and such)?

And then when you want nothing more than to come home with a stringer full of crappies, they're nowhere to be found?

Well if you're in the mood to spend a day at the lake raking in the crappies like a pro, then take a look at what the pro's say about what they use and how they use it.

First of all, around this time of year (August as of now) when the water temperature finally begins to warm up, you won't find crappies in the shallows. By this time, crappies are done spawning and typically abandon the cover they used during spring, which means you'll have to do some work trying to find schools of them.

5 Carp Fishing Tips For Beginners

Tip 1. Choosing a suitable carp water

Choosing a water to carp fish on is heavily dependent on what you want to achieve from the sport. Whether you are looking for some peace and quiet in the countryside, a tough challenge or just to catch as many fish as possible there is a water for you.

Club waters - These are waters available to fish upon joining an angling club or society. These are usually one of the cheapest ways of getting carp fishing with angling clubs all over the UK from as little as £40 a year to fish. Clubs are very variable though and your enjoyment of the sport will often depend on the other members and types of fishing they prefer. e.g. If you join a popular club for match fishing you can often expect your fishing to be curtailed on a Sunday morning by a match fixture. The best approach is often to contact a club and ask if it is possible to walk round a venue to get a feel for the place and chat to a few anglers.

Crappie Fishing Mistakes

How To Avoid Common Mistakes That Can Cut Your crappie Catches 50% or more!

Every crappie fisherman has had his good and bad days. The trick is to avoid the common mistakes all crappie fisherman make so you can always increase your chances of a good catch. Lets face it, to most us our fishing time is precious. Most of us work full time jobs and when we go fishing it is our release on the constant stresses of life. I did some extensive research about crappie fishing and came up with the following common crappie fishing mistakes.

Fishing For Crappie Mistakes #1 Patience Doesn't "Pay"

When fishing for crappie We have all heard people say that patience pays when fishing. Unfortunately that is not correct when fishing for crappie. Crappie are a schooling fish and it is important to find these schools. So when your fishing for crappie it is very important to be on the move constantly to find the crappie schools.

Fishing For Carp Using Method Feeder Tactics

It surprises me just how many carp anglers don't use the method more often when fishing for carp. Maybe it's the thought that the method is associated with catching only the smaller fish, rather than the bigger carp. In fact, method fishing tactics can produce some huge carp in the right situations, and when using good method fishing tactics to outwit the biggest fish in the lake. I often use the method for many of my fishing sessions. If I have 3 rods out, I will commonly have at least one on the method as I fish for carp.

Bass - Fishing Topwater Baits

Author: Jack Phillips

Bass fishing with topwater baits is without a doubt the most fun you can have fishing for large or smallmouth bass. People watch these bass tournaments on the tube and see all these pros using plastic and spinner baits jigs and crankbaits, forget about the fun and excitement you get with topwater baits. Topwater baits create great action and stories to pass on to family and fishing friends.

The best time I find for topwater bass fishing is in summer, the colder the water the slower the response, and the more you have to work that bait. Early morning and evening are best for topwater bass fishing.

The Secret Bass Fishing Techniques

Author: Holly Stevens

One of the best bass fishing techniques would have to be splitshotting. This can make all the difference between a successful days fishing or sitting twiddling your thumbs all day.

Without doubt you should take the time to practice this bass fishing technique and not only will it make your a better bass fisher but it will give you more enjoyment when your out fishing during the cold winter months.

If you desire to master bass fishing then this is a technique that you must learn.

If you do decide to put the effort in you will learn very quickly how to master the art of the fall and winter bass fishing. By taking the time to learn techniques you will be rewarded with exceptional smallmouth bass.

Best Lures To Use In Fishing


by: Travis Clemens

The evolution of fishing gear and accessories along with the development of the bass fishing industry brought about the development of various lures specifically used for different fish species.

There are many types or class of lures and they all depend on what type of fish works for them. Many only work for specific types but some cover a wide range of species of fish.

Below are some of the typical lures used for fishing.

Light Standard Casting Lures

For Standard casting lures, they are mostly able to attract a wide range of fish varieties from albacore, bluefish, bonita, oho and crappies. These lures are also excellent for certain species of bass fish and work best when retrieved from water at low to medium speed. They pass through water with undetectably synthetic material.

Their sizes are excellent for lightweight fish and a host of freshwater species. They range from 1/16 oz. to 3 oz.

Bass Fishing Equipment:Chasing The Whopper

Author: Paul Winter

The sport and art of angling has many different subsidiary styles depending upon which fish you're fishing for. But few styles of angling can be more fun or as thrilling as bass fishing. Fishing for bass is widely popularized by professional tournaments and speciality television shows, and thus, bass fishing equipment is produced and endorsed the same as Nike or Wilson. It's the thrill of catching that ten pound bass that makes this style of angling especially fun.

Trout Fishing in Montana - A Perfect Day

Montana is blessed with water; gin-clear cold water. Fed from glaciers, winter snowpack and deep mountain springs, Montana's pristine chilly waters are a perfect habitat for trout. Rainbow, Lake, Cutthroat, Brown and Brook Trout thrive to the delight of bears and anglers.

Trout depend on cold water to survive. Our waters are cold, trout flourish in Montana. Brook Trout are the easiest to catch but the most sensitive to water temperature; their population begins to diminish in waters that exceed 68 degrees F., Montana's other species of trout are comfortable at slightly warmer temps. Many fishermen feel that the wary Brown Trout is the most difficult to catch.

South Pacific Fishing - Most Exciting Fishing Experience


The exciting experiences that the South Pacific waters provide to anglers who frequent the many fishing zones has made this the perfect and most sought after fishing locations of many fishermen from around the world. The adventure and excitement these waters offer fishermen has o limitations. You never know what to expect when fishing the waters of the South Pacific. You are bound to find many anglers from places like New Zealand and neighboring countries during the warm summer months when Tuna and Bull fish throng the waters in search of warmer habitats.

During the cooler months of the year is when the fishermen have a whale of a time angling for fish of their choice. You do not need much equipment to have wonderful time fishing in the waters of the South Pacific. Just remember to bring your clothes, sun that and goggles along with your simple fishing gear and you are ready to go!

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