Category Archives: Recreational Fishing

dive watches for fishing

Why Dive Watches Make the Best Watches for Fishing

Dive Watches - the Best Fishing Watches In this post, I'm going to, once again, dive into (pun intended) a topic that touches on two of my biggest passions, fishing, and wristwatches - dive watches, to be precise. Wearing a watch is a habit for me; my watch is almost ...
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6 Compelling Spinning Reels from Shimano, Daiwa and Abu Garcia

6 of the Best All-around Spinning Reels Today from 3 Iconic Brands Shimano Shimano is one of the world's leading manufacturers of fishing tackle today, but it did not start out making equipment for anglers. The company was founded in 1921 by Japanese industrialist Shozaburo Shimano in Higashi Minato, Sakai ...
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The Best Fishing in the Caribbean Isn’t Always Offshore

Boatless Fishing in the Caribbean There many species of fish available to the angler who wants to fish both inshore and offshore around the many Islands that make up the Caribbean. Although the majority of the attention is focussed on larger species such as sailfish, marlin, mahi-mahi, and tuna caught ...
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Fishing Line for Dummies

Understanding the 3 Common Types of Fishing Line and How to Use Them There are few pieces of tackle more important or more debated among anglers than fishing line. Fishing Line comes in many strengths, colors, and forms, which can be applied in many different situations with varying degrees of ...
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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 ...
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7 Go-To Tackle Box Essentials for More Bass

Lighten Your Load & Catch More Fish with These 7 Tackle Box Essentials Different situations call for drastically different baits. This can cause problems for anglers working on a budget, or anglers severely lacking in storage space. Personally, I carry 5 tackle boxes, and I still come up short when ...
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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 ...
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Fishing for Catfish: Targeting the Elusive Bottom Dweller

Article by Willie Luker Fishing for catfish in a freshwater environment provides its own unique challenges, despite what pictures of laden stringers might tell you. As a bass angler first and foremost, I struggled for a good amount of time trying to pattern these elusive mudfish and spent many a ...
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Capitalizing on Post-Rain Fishing Opportunities

Article by Will Luker The Fishing Is Good After the Rain After an intense downpour in Alabama, the waters get murky, milky, and turbid. These conditions represent a significant challenge for the casual angler, to the point that they often turn anglers away! However, I’m here to honestly admit that ...
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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 ...
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Bass fishing for beginners

From Top to Bottom: An In-depth Guide to Bass Fishing for Beginners (and Everyone Else)

Article by Willie Luker Bass fishing is a deceptively difficult hobby to get into. Due to most having begun their experience at single digit ages, it can be hard to work your way into the loop as a late bloomer. I, personally, grew up in some of the best bass ...
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Deciphering the Spawning Bass

Article by Willie Luker When the mosquitoes start flying and the cicadas rev up their nightly choir, it's largemouth bass spawning season in central Alabama once again. People across the world look forward to this all year long, craving the excitement that comes with the first crater you spot. People ...
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