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Some baits for trout

February 27th 2015 05:32
After catfish, it seems to me that trout are probably the most prolific fish in the world. I'll have to do a little research on that idea.

Anyway, as you can tell from the narrator in these videos, he's definitely not American or Australian. (I'm lousy with accents so, I'll just say "European" and change the subject!) Here's his take on the best baits for trout.



Here are some other baits.




Now, here's the same guy with his opinion on lures for trout.


I figure after all this, I might as well add my two cents:

This guys seems pretty cool so I don't think he's going to get too upset if I have to go against the glitter bait he's espousing. Fishing can be a local thing and it really shows up here. I have to admit though, I really thought PowerBait Glitter would be a killer. In fact, it works other places--just not around here.

Pink Salmon PowerBait
Around here, the most popular PowerBait is Pink Salmon. There are a lot of different colors of PowerBait and I've yet to find one that doesn't smell terrible but, if you're going to fish around here, Pink Salmon is the bait to use.


trout lures
A Super Duper in the middle flanked by a Panther Martin and a Rooster Tail. If they look used, that's because they are.
When it comes to lures, I try to keep it simple and stick with a few spinners and a spoon or two. As the videos mention, I really like the Mepps and Blue Fox spinners. However, I take it a bit further and use Panther Martin and Rooster Tail spinners also. Another lure that seems to work for several species of fish is the Super Duper. This just looks like a bent piece of metal but, if you try bending your own metal, you usually end up with a long day at the lake.

Kastmaster fishing lure
Kastmasters are a really good spoon to use. It looks like a hunk of metal but, it does the trick. Aside from different sizes, you can also find them in brass, silver, or copper. Another nice thing, several companies are making knock offs now so, you can find copies for just a couple bucks.




Remember to take the hooks outta yer pocket before ya sit down!






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Cheaters beware

February 10th 2015 00:35
You still hear about deflated footballs in the Super Bowl and you may pay a fine for poaching but if you cheat in a bass tournament you may find yourself in some definitive action and on the short end of the stick11at least that seems to be the case with the FLW.

A couple of anglers have been banned for life following a cheating incident. Here are the details.

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Where to put a worm bin

February 9th 2015 04:42
red wigglers
It's no secret that worms are one of the best fishing baits out there. AND in case you didn't know it, worms are extremely to raise. Finally, red wigglers, those little worms you may find digging in your flower bed or yard also make a great natural fertilizer.

All you have to do to get started is Google something along the lines of, "How to Raise Worms" and you'll get umpteen hits.

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Remember--Don't ice fish the river!

January 26th 2015 16:47
I've written about this so much, I thought I'd let it go but sometimes things need repeating...

The Northeastern US is getting slammed with a blizzard as I write this. After the snow stops falling, some people may be tempted to venture out and try a little ice fishing. However, as much as I like to fish, you have to remember to stay off those rivers this time of year. Here's why.

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Frilled shark netted in Victoria

January 20th 2015 18:42
The problem with ABC feeds is that it takes a few seconds to know if you're looking at something from the American Broadcasting Company or the Australian Broadcasting Company. On top of that, I must have woke up in a fog because I kept thinking, "Where is Victoria?"

Be that as it may, an ancient looking frilled shark turned up in the waters off south-eastern Victoria.

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Live frog jumps out of fish

January 15th 2015 22:05
It's no secret that fishing is always a bit easier if the fish are feeding and your bait is what the fish like.

An angler in Australia took that one step further. Believe it or not, a frog jumped out of the throat of a fish he had just caught!

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Ugly Stik GX2 Review

January 6th 2015 01:22
Ugly Stik GS2
It's been quite a while since Shakespeare introduced their second generation Ugly Stik, the GX2. This review may be a little late in coming but I wanted to see how the rod held up in both hot and cold temperatures as well as monitoring its condition over time.

While the Ugly Stick has always been one of the better trade-offs in angling, many have yearned for more sensitivity in the rod. Finally, the introduction of the Ugly Stik GX2 has addressed that very problem.

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Increase hook-ups with spybaiting

January 2nd 2015 00:09
You've probably heard of spy planes and spyware. How about spybaiting?

Spybaiting originated in Japan somewhere around 2006 - 2008 when anglers began experimenting with sneaky techniques incorporating lures that had less action in order to coax a bite from finicky bass. Odd though it may sound, bass fishing is pretty popular in Japan and anglers there noticed the super clear waters gave bass a visual advantage that more or less negated the things that made lures such as jerkbaits, spinners, or crankbaits successful.

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What to do with that old Christmas tree

December 31st 2014 18:17
Now that the new year is looming and my mates in Australia are already in 2015, a lot of Christmas trees are coming down and people are trying to decide what to do with them.

If you live close to your favorite fishing hole, you may want to throw your old tree in the water and give the fish a new place to explore.

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New split ring tool

December 28th 2014 00:08
If you got a few dollars for Christmas and it's burning a hole in your pocket, you may want to look at a new split ring removal tool called the Wedgie from Red One.

There's hardly an angler out there who hasn't changed out a hook or two along the way and a tool like this may make it easier. I made a special effort to provide a link to their page because it only costs $11.99 USD on Paypal. This is a heckuva lot better than breaking your thumbnail and trying to use a knife blade to open a spring ring is an invitation to disaster!

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