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April 5, 2017

How To String A Baitcaster For Efficiency

How To String A Baitcaster With Efficiency

Going fishing is an exciting expedition. However, you get more experienced by learning the basics of the activity. The basics may include: knowing how to tie your bait to the line, or how to string a baitcaster reel.

Anglers commonly use a baitcaster or spinning reel. Using spinning reels is easier than a bait caster. This reel requires more experience than the spinning reel. Luckily, there’s nothing you cannot achieve if you choose to learn.

To string a baitcaster, you will need to have the following:

  • Pencil or screwdriver with a long neck.
  • Reel spooling station.
  • Fishing line and bait casting reel.
  • Fishing pliers or scissors for trimming extra line.
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April 4, 2017

What Does Mackerel Taste Like and How To Prepare It

What Does Mackerel Taste Like

Have you tasted a mackerel before? If you have, what did it taste like and would you consider eating it again? Well, some people think of oily, fishy taste when it comes to mackerel.

But, what does mackerel taste like or rather, what should it taste like when fresh? A brief introduction of this fish will suffice, first. There is a wide variety of mackerel fish in existence, from the Atlantic, Indian to Spanish Mackerels.

Japanese Sushi Chefs relish the Atlantic Mackerel due to its distinct personality. For a savory taste of the mackerels, you need to prepare them fresh. Oily, dark flesh fishes lose their freshness quickly to take a strong ‘fishy’ taste.

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April 3, 2017

Why Use A Leader When Fishing And How To Use It

Why Use A Leader When Fishing

If you are new to fishing, you may ask yourself the question; why use a leader when fishing? Well, we all know the basic requirements for one to fish is a rod, hook, line, etc.

What then is a leader? A leader is an extra length of fishing line, tied to the hook, and is attached to the business end of the main line. There are two main types of leaders, fluorocarbon and monofilament leaders.

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What Is The Best Topwater Frogs? Find Out 2018

Best Topwater Frogs Reviews

Bass angling or fishing is an exciting activity but sometimes without the right kind of equipment it becomes potentially difficult. Top water frogs are conventional yet attractive option to lure your catch as they mimic the appearance of real frogs. Best topwater frogs bring real like kicking motion and cause the appropriate attraction to catch fishes.

*Below, you’ll find our more detailed reviews, but you can also click the links above to see current prices or read customer reviews on Amazon.

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April 1, 2017

What Does Hogfish Taste Like And How To Prepare It

What Does Hogfish Taste Like

There are various species of fish in existence, and it is common place for one to ask if a particular of fish is palatable. Hogfish are also known as hog “snapper” or wrasse; as it belongs to the wrasse family. It is named so because its head looks a pig’s snout.

Hogfish are mostly on grass fields around coral heads, oil rigs, etc. They are known to camouflage around big sea fans. Their "noses" are used to retrieve crabs and shrimps from reefs and also to dig for mollusks in the sand.

Hogfish converts cholesterol into fat and stores it in its intramuscular fat. Their dorsal fin flares like a crest. Before delving into what does hogfish taste like when cooked? Let’s learn:

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March 29, 2017

How To Choose The Best Bass Fishing Books 2018

best bass fishing book reviews

Do you love bass fishing? Do you love fishing and want to master bass fishing? If yes, you have come to the right place. We will give you a quick introduction to bass fishing, consider this a quick bass fishing 101 courses.

We then give you a detailed review of the 3 best bass fishing books. Bass fishing is a skill which is easy to learn and difficult to master. With the help of these books, you can be sure to enjoy bass fishing.

*Below, you’ll find our more detailed reviews, but you can also click the links above to see current prices or read customer reviews on Amazon.

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March 27, 2017

How To Grab A Catfish Safely

How To Grab a Catfish Safely

Have you heard stories of how others have been jabbed while handling a catfish that it left you bothered by how to grab a catfish? After a successful fishing experience, you may want to inspect the catch. However, holding a catfish is not a simple task as holding any other type of fish.

A catfish is slippery and has three fins, two on the side and one on top. These fins have sharp spikes that could prick you if you don’t handle the fish with care. Also, their spikes are venomous, and a single puncture is painful and could lead to swelling.

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March 27, 2017

How To Tie On A Spinnerbait To Your Line

How To Tie On A Spinnerbait

Having troubles fishing using a spinner bait? Here is a brief tutorial on how to tie on a spinnerbait and hack tips. A spinnerbait is made up of a hook attached to a lead head, skirt and attractive blades.

It is a versatile bait that commonly used to catch fish and pikes. They are best used when fishing for largemouth fish. The skirt of the spinnerbait comes in different colors. It is used to attract the bass in the water.

The lead head’s purpose is for weight, and it has a hook running through it. The blades also come in different colors, i.e., gold, and silver. The gold color is best for water that’s not clear whereas silver is ideal for clear water.

A spinner bait in water emulates a wounded, erratic bait which draws the bass towards it. The blades are used to make noise which in turn aggravates the fish around it. This then prompts the fish to strike at the bait and hence get hooked.

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March 24, 2017

How To Fish A Fluke For Newbies

How To Fish A Fluke

Are you interested in learning how to fish a fluke? Here, we are going to find out more about the soft plastic baits, commonly referred to as “flukes” and how to use them while fishing.

Flukes are jerk baits that look like shads. They come in a variety of colors and sizes. The color choice of your fluke doesn’t affect the number of basses that you will catch while fishing.

These shad-like baits are versatile and thus can be used to catch both small and big fish. They are also suitable for different weather conditions and in various conditions.

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