Author Archives: Dorado

Nothing Mickey Mouse About the Bass Fishing in Central Florida

Florida is home to over 2.5 million acres of freshwater which are available in the form of ponds, lakes, rivers, streams, springs, man-made canals and wetlands. Hundreds of the lakes and ponds were formed naturally through various geologic processes whereas hundreds more are artificial, being constructed on housing developments, shopping centers, and golf courses. Lots of these waters are stocked with fish, whereas others gain a fish population naturally, either arriving through something like a feeder stream or eggs and… Read More »

Finesse Fishing for Bass: Mastering the Art of Subtlety

Article by Willie Luker What Is Finesse Fishing… How’s It Done? Finesse fishing is a curious, tried and true way of fishing for bass. Normal bass fishing often relies on a strong presence, whether it’s a rattling crankbait or a thumping spinner blade. However, these fish oftentimes choose to ignore the brash entry of an intruder and instead key in on subtle movements of easier prey. By observing this behavior, you can tweak your method of angling to be much more… Read More »

Fish Smoker Buyer’s Guide: Choosing the Right Smoker Type

With summer officially here, thoughts begin to turn to summertime fun with family and friends and, of course, backyard barbeques. Barbequing and grilling are as much a passion for me as is fishing, and I will be doing plenty of that throughout the summer season.  A subset of barbequing that I really enjoy is smoking foods – I’m talking smoked pork ribs, beef brisket, seafood and so on! But, maybe because I’m an angler who also sometimes loves eating his… Read More »

Complete Guide to Buying the Best Inflatable Fishing Boat for You

One of the great things about fishing is that it is a sport of almost unlimited possibilities and options. That includes where we fish, what we fish and how we fish. It’s this last thought that was the inspiration for this article. I wanted to put together a buyer’s guide for one of the most overlooked and underrated types of sportfishing boats on the market – inflatable fishing boats! These highly portable and relatively inexpensive watercraft come in several configurations… Read More »

Vintage Tackle: Preserving Sport Fishing’s Past

Most anglers have fond memories of learning how to fish. Often taught by a father or grandfather, fishing is one of those rare pastimes that passes down from generation to generation, giving families the chance to bond and create lasting memories. For older anglers, learning to fish was quite a different prospect back then compared to how it is now, namely due to the incredible differences between modern and vintage tackle. While improvements in technology have certainly made the sport… Read More »

Look, No Bearings! Review of the Concept Z Baitcasting Reel

A Different Kind Of Baitcasting Reel The Concept Z low-profile baitcasting reel is the latest product from new kid on the block 13 Fishing. The tackle company with the unique name has certainly created a lot of noise in sport fishing circles with the launch of its equally unique (and visually striking!) orange-colored baitcaster. The small, up and coming Florida-based tackle company, that started out just a few short years ago with its focus on the Australian market, claims the Concept… Read More »

Line and Lure Colors: How They Impact Your Fishing Success

When visiting most tackle stores – whether online or offline – you’re likely to come across a huge selection of lines and lures in almost every color imaginable. While some might assume this is just to catch the eye of a browsing angler, the color of fishing lines and lures has a much more significant impact on the bite then we might first think. In fact, the impact of color on fishing is one of the most hotly debated topics… Read More »