Category Archives: Fishing Tips & Other Wonderings

Fishing is so much more than tips and techniques, though you’ll find plenty of it here. It is also about getting away and getting in touch with ourselves, our friends and families. This page gets into all aspects of fishing. You may learn something new (or maybe just some nuance to an old approach) about a particular method for catching your favorite species, but you’ll also be exposed to more personal and thought-provoking content on topics and stories such what it is to approach fishing with a minimalist mindset, or one woman’s magical day with her family on the Texas Gulf Coast catching her first bull redfish.

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

Article by Willie Luker Bass (largemouth) 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 Understanding the Spawning Bass - the Key to Enticing More Bites When the mosquitoes start flying and the cicadas rev up their nightly choir, it's largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoidesspawning season in central Alabama once again. People across the world look forward to this all year long, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Bristol Bay Is Safe – for Now!

A few months back I wrote a post about the looming threat that Alaska's Bristol Bay faced from an Environmental Protection Agency decision to phase out previous administration restrictions on mining operations in the bay's watershed. At the time, local fishermen, conservation groups, and the local community in general feared ...
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Tarpon Fishing Nicaragua Where Rainforest Meets the Caribbean

Guest post by Phil James The Caribbean sea has long held an allure as a place of mystery and adventure. It draws all kinds of souls to its shores - thrill seekers, sailors, nature lovers. But along its miles and miles of coastline, nowhere does this promise of adventure seem ...
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Winter Freeze Offers More Time for Fishing Gear Maintenance 

A Great Time to Get Your Fishing Gear in Order Winter is here. Boy, winter is here with a statement as a blanket of chill continues to cover the East Coast and spread across the U.S. in what has been one of the coldest winters in decades. So what is ...
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Bristol Bay Salmon: Drawing a Line in the Tundra

Alaska's Bristol Bay is a breathtaking place with a unique ecosystem rich in vast wetlands, winding rivers, streams, forests of spruce and alder, and home to many species of animals, birds, and fish. The bay is a pristinely beautiful ecosystem that supports thousands of human life and countless wildlife. But ...
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