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Trout Fishing Techniques

Types of Trout

One of the most widely spread sport fish is the trout. Trout and it’s relatives can be caught in springs, rivers, or lakes across North America, Europe, and many other continents. The trout most commonly found in North America are Lake, Rainbow and Speckled which is also known as Brook Trout. Trout are found in a wide variety of water conditions and plentiful in most regions.

trout fishing techniques

Trout is one of the finest game fish you can cast for. Great sport and great eating.

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Copyright 2016 Mike Wilson

Fish Finders

Fish finders are electronic devices that let fishermen and fisherwomen see what is going on under water. Some might say that fish finders take the fun out of fishing, since most people who fish for the sport of it know that spending time out on the water drifting from spot to spot is sometimes more than half the fun of fishing. Experienced fishermen and women also know that some days not matter what they do, a glimpse of what is happening under the water even if it is electronically can definitely speed up the catching.

using fish finders

New generation fish finders display the image on your smart phone and send the info wirelessly from transducers which are getting smaller and smaller via Bluetooth

Fish finders although small and simple to use are actually quite complicated inside. Fish finders work by sending out a wave of sound which travels down through the water and bounces off any fish, weeds, rocks, and the lake bottom that are in the path of the sound wave. The fish finder then measures how long it takes for the sound wave to reflect and bounce back up to the transducer. Any areas of the sound wave which are “shadowed” can be interpreted as fish or other underwater structures. The results are then displayed on a viewfinder which is located in the boat above the water level which shows in good detail what is swimming around your bait.

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Copyright 2016 Mike Wilson

Fishing in the Bahamas

When it comes to tropical fishing destinations it is hard to beat the Bahamas Islands. Tourists from all over the world flock to the Bahamas Islands each winter for the warm weather and plentiful fish. There are many opportunities to fish on each island that make up the Bahamas.

Located between South East Florida and Northern Cuba the Bahamas are home to over 700 islands which each have its own unique fishing opportunities from deep sea fishing to reef fishing to shore fishing along the islands. Visitors to the Bahamas do not need a fishing license if they are fishing from a boat owned or rented to you by a Bahamian citizen, however make certain of the local regulations before dropping a line in the water for yourself. Read the rest of this entry »

Copyright 2016 Mike Wilson

Build an Ice Fishing Hut

The best part of ice fishing has to be the hut. Ice fishing provides some of the best opportunities to catch big fish all year. Not only has traffic on the lakes dropped significantly, but fish tend to huddle in specific areas where water temperatures are consistent and food supplies plentiful.

Ice fishing huts can be as simple as three poles and a tarp tied together to break the wind or a fully equipped house on ice with bunk beds, microwave oven, wood or propane stoves and pretty much any other modern convenience you can think of.

how to build an ice fishing hut

Get creative when you build an ice fishing hut!

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Copyright 2016 Mike Wilson

Walleye Fishing

fishing for walleye in Canada

Walleye are a sleek looking fish that typically are 12 to 24 inches in length but can grow to over 30 inches

Walleye is one of Canada’s most popular sport fish. They can be found in most large lakes across Canada and the United States. They inhabit freshwater, but will withstand clear or even murky coloured waters so expect to find them in a variety of conditions and pack your bait accordingly.

The name Walleye comes from the unique eyes they possess. Their eyes are capable of gathering white light (similar to those of a lion) which allows Walleye to see in very low-light conditions. This includes deep locales and their special eyes allow them to see near the surface on days when the water or choppy. Many fishermen will venture out on days when the water is rough and the skies cloudy as walleye will come up nears the surface to feed. Read the rest of this entry »

Copyright 2016 Mike Wilson

Fishing in Florida Keys

Catching tarpon in the Florida Keys

Tarpon can grow to sizes of over 100lbs. The Tarpon season is from March to July.

As many of us sit waiting anxiously for the ice on our lakes to melt starting another fishing season, one asks themselves “where else is there to go fishing at this time of year”?

The Florida Keys in Southern Florida State are known as the sport fishing capital of the world. With good reason too, there are more ways to fish this region than almost anywhere else in the world. And it’s warm, year ‘round! There are over a dozen large, really large, species of fish available to catch by flat boat, fly fishing, trolling the reefs or by deep sea fishing.

Flat boat fishing is done in the Florida Keys backcountry which consists of over 800 islands that run from Miami to Key West. This peaceful and tranquil area is home to many different types of salt water fish such as Bonefish, Redfish, Trout, Tuna, Blue fish, Barracuda, Shark, Snappers, Snook, and Tarpon to name a few. Read the rest of this entry »

Copyright 2016 Mike Wilson

Perch Fishing Techniques

perch fishing techniques

The Yellow Perch is common to most lakes and rivers in North America

One of North America’s most popular game fish is the Yellow Perch. Native to North America, the yellow perch is one of the most common freshwater fish. It can be found in most lakes and rivers across the United States and Canada. The perch is the second most caught fish in North America after the Walleye.

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Copyright 2016 Mike Wilson

Ice Fishing

Ice Fishing Techniques

Ice fishing requires very little equipment to get started

Of all the types of fishing, perhaps the most neglected, yet most fun is ice fishing. Few people are willing to venture out onto a frozen lake searching for the big one, but those who do will find plenty of fish waiting for them. Ice fishing requires a minimum of equipment and is very accessible as no boat or large amounts of tackle and gear are necessary.

Once the ice has reached a safe thickness to travel on (which means at least a solid 6″ for people, 8″ for snowmobiles or ATV’s, 12″ for cars) begin your trek, looking for narrow channels or open and deep areas of water. Snow shoes or skates will help make the trekking easier but a good pair of waterproof warm boots is the most important item that you will require. Wear winter clothing that will block the wind and keep you dry. Don’t forget your gloves, winter hat, and sunglasses. Read the rest of this entry »

Copyright 2016 Mike Wilson