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Bank Fishing – Jetski Trips – Catching Channel Catfish Part 2

Bank Fishing – Jetski Trips – Catching Channel Catfish Part 2

When you bottom fish from the bank, it is important to choose a location where you will have easy access to a rock ledge, fallen log, or other described areas. You may also have luck at the junction of two separate rivers or below a tributary. Cast your line into a slack-water area and wait. If you are planning on setting your rod up or casting multiple lines, you should choose a rod holder with a long, sturdy spike at the bottom. This will secure your rod in the mucky or rocky ground that is common to freshwater shores. When Float fishing from the bank, Place a slip-bobber above the baited hook and guide the rig along common areas for Catfish. Be sure to keep your line tight and feed the line slowly. This will allow it to drift downstream or downwind from you. Stay Mobil to catch more fish Sometimes we pick a convenient shady spot, drag out the cooler and lawn chairs just to relax on our day off and enjoy a few cold beverages. We plop our baits in the water and wait and wait. Our favorite spots don’t always hold active fish; this could be due to water levels, season, water temp, lack of structure, or lack of bait fish. To up your odds staying Mobil and seeking out catfishing fish is usually a much more productive method. Jetski fishing will be ideal option. This means we have to give up a few comforts and work a little to find the active fish. A 5-gallon bucket loaded with only the necessities, such as a throw net,...

Jetski Trips – Catching Channel Catfish Part 1

About Channel Catfish In North America, the most common catfish is the Channel catfish. They are so numerous that Tennessee, Iowa, Missouri, and Nebraska have all named it as their official fish. But what separates them from other catfish species? Appearance The most distinctive features that you will notice when comparing Channel catfish to others is a forked tail and dark spots scattered around the body. They also have smaller heads and are noticeably more slender than other species of catfish when comparing side by side. Even with their more slender body, however, they can still grow to more than fifty pounds. The final distinguishing feature is the anal fin, which will have between 24 and 29 rays. While riding your jetski you can find the location and environment that it lives in will affect the color of Channel catfish. One of the most common colors is a gray, or grayish-brown color with dark green or brown dorsal fins. You can also find Channel cats in pale olive and pale blue with silver tints and yellow and green colors. Finally, these fish can also be albino, with cream or white colored skin and pink eyes. You will notice that males will have dorsal fins that are completely silver, light blue, dark blue, or black during spawning seasons. All Channel Catfish also have long barbs on their face, which are frequently referred to as whiskers or feelers. Habitat Channel catfish are native to fresh water areas, including reservoirs, lakes, streams, ponds, and rivers. They will usually choose a location with good breeding areas, an adequate food supply, and fairly warm...

Best Baits For Jet Ski Fishing

Here Are Some of The Best Baits For Jet Ski Fishing Night Crawlers Night crawlers are a common choice for numerous species of fish, including Channel cat. You can usually find night crawlers outside of your home after a decent rain. Use a dim flashlight so you don’t scare them away. After you catch the night crawlers, store them in a cool area with used coffee grounds, damp, dead leaves, and damp, crinkled newspaper. For most effective rigging, run the hook through the night crawler 3 to 4 times. Crawdads Crawdads are a good choice, depending on the environment that you are fishing in with your PWC. You can usually find crawdads near banks underneath large rocks. Be sure to turn the rocks over slowly, so they do not become scared. You can also use a sein net to catch them in small creeks. Rig crawdads dead or alive. If they are dead, run the hook from the tail toward the head. If they are alive, hook them through the tail. Chicken Liver For best results; try to keep the liver as close to frozen as possible. You can effectively rig liver on a treble hook, specialized liver hook, or a small Kahle. Run the hook through the chicken liver as many times as you can. If you cannot get the liver to stay secured on the hook, cradle a piece of panty hose around the liver. You should also use light lobbing casts. If your liver becomes too warm, it can become quite mush and difficult to fish with. this time. Dip Bait Dip bait is most effective...
Basic Bass Casting Technique

Basic Bass Casting Technique

5 Basic Bass Casting Technique That Improves Your Fishing Everyone needs to learn to employ the proper technique if they want to learn how to catch fish. Of course, it will take some practice and some degree of commitment. The discussion in this post will go over the very basics. Pitching Your Bait First off, you should learn to pitch your bait close to any type of underwater debris or a brush that is visible. Bass usually hang out in those areas to snag a quick snack. Casting Your Line As soon as you are able to decently cast you can then try to make your bait skip off certain structures. Note that bass will tend to take a bite when they are irritated or hungry. Now, when you do cast your bait as well as your line, make sure that it is parallel to the brush line, tree line, the shore, or any area you’re working from. After you have made a decent cast, draw the bait back. That will ensure that your lure will stay longer in the strike zone of the bass. The idea is to expose your lure to the bass as much as possible and for the longest time as possible. Mimicking Prey When you move your lure make sure to make it mimics the movements of helpless or fleeing prey. That will either irritate the bass or make them want to feed. Make the movements in a zigzag motion on the surface of the water. You can also snap your rod downward and then back up to make the lure glide. You can...

Highlights from iCast 2016

ICAST, the world’s largest sportfishing trade show, is the premier showcase for the latest innovations in fishing gear, accessories and apparel. ICAST is the cornerstone of the sportfishing industry, helping to drive recreational fishing product sales year round.   Our new display at Parker Yamaha. Complete with Yamaha super soaker!         https://www.facebook.com/StrongOutdoors/videos/1221531254538303/ http://www.ebay.com.au/gds/Jet-Ski-Fishing-With-PAC-RAC-/10000000213982110/g.html   San Francisco Fishing Charter with Captain Perry (and Personal … – Risk Tolerance Hey, I just met you, and this is Lazy. A couple of weeks ago, my friend San Francisco Boater on a fishing expedition. He had made friend with Captain Perry Kerson who does fishing charters in San Francisco. Gone fishing… – Ok, so I’m not fishing, but we did decide to head to the mountains for the weekend to relax a little and take a look at our “ hopefully soon to ours ” home. I won’t have internet connectivity to post on Sunday or Monday, but I’ll be back with some great stuff on Tuesday including an article on Roth 401ks and a new series I’m starting called Share your story. Did you enjoy this article? How would you like to receive all the latest Gather Little by Little articles delivered straight to your email inbox each and every morning? Signing up is easy, just enter your email...
The Types of Bass Lies

The Types of Bass Lies

The Types of Bass Lies You will hear about lies when you learn about fly fishing or jet ski fishing. Simply put, they refer to the prime fishing areas where you can find the fish you want to catch. There are sheltering lies (where bass go to find shelter), feeding lies (where bass feed), and prime lies (other areas where you will most likely find them – a combination of the first two). We have discussed this in part in a previous chapter. We’ll just add a few tidbits of info to what has already been given. Feeding Lies These are areas where bass go to feed. These are usually shallow water areas. These are also the same places where these fish go to breed and hatch eggs. Note that fish tend to be spooky in feeding lies since predators also tend to be about in the same areas. Areas with calm water, riffles that are about knee deep, an eddy, and sandbars are excellent areas. If you’re fishing in a lake then look for inlet deltas, bed weeds with cruising areas in between them, and areas where there are insects readily available for fish. Shelter Lies Shelter lies are places where bass go to hide and find protection from predators. Note that these areas don’t usually have a lot of food for bass. You should also expect that bass won’t normally stay there for long periods of time. As a rule of thumb, shelter lies are usually places in the water that are just underneath something above it. Look for riffles that are around waist deep, thick masses...
PWC Fishing – Bass and Their Environment

PWC Fishing – Bass and Their Environment

You need to understand the behavior and habits of bass if you really want to get a good catch. Doing so increases the chances of your finding them and eventually reeling them in with your rod. For instance, bass will tend to bite any lure near them during the colder months when the water is colder (hurray for winter). However, do take note that they tend to be more erratic when autumn comes. Getting colder while angling form jet ski. Most of the time they will feed closer to land as the water gets colder.   Pay Attention to the Changing Seasons of Jet Ski Fishing An ideal time of the year to fish for bass is during the summer as well as spring. They tend to roam around the open water during such months. However, they also take shelter and cover at certain times in the day. When bass are pre-spawning it is best that you do your fishing in areas that are 18 to 15 feet in depth (at times deeper). When they are done spawning you will tend to find them in shallower waters since their spawning beds are to be found there. Once the spawning season is over you will tend to find them in deeper waters again. Simply put, pay attention to the life cycle of these fish. Master the Terrain Jet Ski fishing is pretty much like hunting. In both cases, you, the hunter (well, in this instance the fisherman) should know your terrain. Remember that certain animals tend to stay in certain areas. The same rule applies to bass, which is why...

The Types of Bass Knots

One of the fundamental skills in angling is tying knots. Since you will embark in bass fishing then you ought to learn the best and the toughest fishing knots out there. Note that bass fish tend to fight back and try their darn best to get away. They will play a good amount of tug of war before you can reel them in. Types of Bass Fishing Knots If you were to ask bass fishing enthusiasts, they will pretty much tell you every knot there is in the book. Some will even swear on it. Of course, some knots are stronger than others. There are basically four different types of fishing knots that you will use for bass fishing (well, for any type of fishing actually). They include terminal loop knots, light line to heavy line splice, and terminal knots. A terminal knot is something that you will use at the end of a line. It’s basically the knot you will use to end a braid. These knots are also known as crown knots or wall. Terminal loop knots are pretty much like terminal knots except you employ a loop. The loop is basically used to attach terminal tackles, traces, and attaching leaders. Loops can be tied rather quickly – some people are even able to tie loops even in complete darkness. Light line to heavy line splices (or just splices) is used to splice two lines together. Some knots allow you to make double lines that you can splice to heavy leaders. Most Popular Bass Fishing Knots The following are some of the most popular bass fishing knots...

What Length and Size Leader Should You Use?

The different fishing gear that you will need for bass fishing were described in the previous chapter. One piece of equipment that you should pay special attention to is your leader – well mainly its length. A pretty good question that pops up now and then has to do with the length of your leader. Some people have mistakenly assumed that you should choose your leader length based on how long your fly rod is. However, you should choose your leader size and length based on the current water conditions. It may seem practical to cast shorter leaders – especially on a windy day. But please consider this: fish, including bass, tend to flee when a fly line lands on the water compared to when a leader lands on top of them. With that in mind, then it is in your best interest to use the longest leader length possible. Of course, wind conditions will also come into play. If it is quite windy, then a shorter leader will be more practical since you’re after better turnover. The same is true if you are fishing in smaller streams; a shorter leader will provide you with better results. 15 Foot Leaders If you are fishing in the extremely clear water, then it is best that you use 15-foot leaders. They work great in both rivers and lakes that are much deeper. Even if you are fishing for bass that can easily be spooked, this length will work just fine especially if the water is clear. 12 Foot Leaders 12 Foot Leaders are best suited for floating lines. They are a...

What Donald Trump Can Teach You About Lures For Jet Ski Fishing

Can Teach You About Lures For Jet Ski Fishing Donald Trump Is probably too busy to go fishing nowadays, but we can assure that after reading this post you’ll be an expert in lures for fishing from jet ski. There are different types of top water lures, which include the following: frogs, buzz baits, prop baits, twitch baits, minnows, wake baits, poppers, and walkers. In case you want to cover a lot of topwater, then use this type of bait, specifically the walkers. Use minnows and twitch baits in case you’re fishing in small bodies of water and clear lakes. In case, aggressive lures don’t work (i.e. the bass are shy or spooked by the lures you have previously used). This is one of the best types of lures to use when the bass are spawning. In areas that have really thick grass, it is best to use frog top water lures. Note that they don’t snag that easily. However, if the grass is sparse in an area then you’re better off with buzz baits. Prop baits are also best used during the spawning season. They are also particularly useful in areas that have lots of grass. These baits usually create plenty of movement even if you don’t move them across long distances. Use wake baits when the water is clear. The V-shape of these baits usually attracts the fish.   Poppers are the bait of choice when fishing in small areas. Fishing is with jet ski is the best way to reach these small areas. They often aggravate bass fish well enough into biting them. Use them around rocks,...