Posted by: Andy Whitcomb
August 10, 2015

Andy Whitcomb

The Great Fishing Bait Debate: Part 2

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   Which is better, live bait or artificial bait?       Live bait catches fish but only if you take steps to keep it alive and cast gently so it remains on the hook. With artificial bait, you have complete control.   Fishing Lures Win for Versatility Here are some ways you can make artificial bait (fishing lures) superior to live bait: Placement. You can cast forcefully to gain extra distance with artificial baits…




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Posted by: Debbie Hanson
August 9, 2015

Debbie Hanson

5 Secrets to Know When Using Artificial Bait

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Using artificial bait or lures when fishing can be both challenging and fun. While artificial bait usually requires a little more thought and strategy, artificials are easier to transport and can save you time since there’s no need for re-baiting your line after each catch. Depending on the type of artificial bait or lures you plan to use, the species you are targeting, and the conditions; there are different secrets or techniques that can be…




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Posted by: Tom Keer
August 5, 2015

Tom Keer

Saltwater Fishing: Gunkholing

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“Gunkholing” or cruising in shallow waters with a wide variety of shallow-draft boats, is a perfect way to go saltwater fishing.  Aluminum skiffs, flats boats, shallow draft skiffs, and fishing kayaks are popular hulls that can get into the skinniest of waters. Here are some of the top places to find saltwater fish, and the boats that can get to them! Flats Fishing: Fish on the flats are skittish.  In the tropics are lemon sharks and…




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Posted by: Andy Whitcomb
August 3, 2015

Andy Whitcomb

The Great Fishing Bait Debate: Part 1

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Which is better: live bait or artificial bait? All artificial fishing baits (lures) strive to imitate some form of live bait. Live bait is so efficient at catching fish that it is prohibited in most tournaments and banned on many waters. Despite its effectiveness, live fishing bait does have some limitations. Keeping Live Fishing Bait…Alive First of all for maximum success, considerations need to be made to keep the live bait, well, “live.” For example,…




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Posted by: Debbie Hanson
August 2, 2015

Debbie Hanson

How to Determine The Best Fishing Days in August

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If your family is like most, you aren’t usually able to get the whole crew together to go fishing as often as you’d like. So, when you do plan a family trip, you want to try to pinpoint the best fishing days and then plan accordingly. Below are some suggestions on how to determine the best fishing days for this month (or for any month of the year). Research fishing seasons and migration patterns. Do…




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Posted by: Bruna Carincotte
July 31, 2015

Nine Year Old Boy Catches Giant Sturgeon!

Keegan Rothman, a nine year-old New Jersey boy was fishing with his dad in Canada and landed and amazing catch! A 10 foot-long white sturgeon that weighted an estimated 600 pounds. His dad, Dan Rothman, contacted us at Take Me Fishing and shared a beautiful and cool story behind this great catch! Read below: “Keegan Rothman and his epic catch begins early in the school year. Keegan’s older sister Samantha, has been studious and diligent…




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Posted by: Charles Neville
July 30, 2015

Charles Neville

About the Authors

Debbie Hanson: Debbie has fished competitively for the past ten years through participation in the Women’s Professional Tarpon Tournament Series, the Chix-N-Stix Ladies Fishing Tournament, and the LCEC Annual United Way Fishing Tournament. She has written articles on women and the outdoors for publications such as Times of the Islands Magazine and serves at the Freshwater Fishing Insider for The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel. Visit her website, Facebook page and follow her on…




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Posted by: Tom Keer
July 29, 2015

Tom Keer

Fly Fishing Trip: The Colorado Rockies

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Walk through the Denver airport in July and August and your odds of seeing anglers heading out on a fly fishing trip are good.  Folks from all over the country arrive in Denver and then travel throughout the state in search of trout, trout and more trout.  July and August are post-run off months, and the water flows and hatches overlap with summer vacation.  The combination is tough to beat. Some anglers establish a base camp…




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Posted by: Andy Whitcomb
July 28, 2015

Andy Whitcomb

Carp Fishing Trip

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It is a rare body of water that does not contain the common carp, so every fishing trip could be a carp fishing trip. The presence of carp is not always a good thing but it looks like they are here to stay so we might as well make the most of it. In trout angler catalogues you can expect to find waders; in a catalogue of products targeting the carp angler, you may find…




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Posted by: Debbie Hanson
July 26, 2015

Debbie Hanson

Don’t Overlook These 5 Places to Fish

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You may think that big cities and landlocked locations don’t have the same types of productive fishing opportunities that coastal areas do. If that’s the case, it’s time to change your thought process when considering new places to fish. Check out the below five places to fish across the U.S. that are worth further investigation. Each place mentioned was voted into the 2015 list of America’s Top 100 Family Fishing and Boating Spots.    …




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