Understanding Different Types of Fishing Reels

The fishing reel is one of the oldest inventions in human history. These days, there are specialized fishing reels for every application you can imagine. But you don’t need a fancy reel to catch lots of fish. To understand all the different types of fishing reels, I started my research at the beginning. What I’ve […]

How Long do Minnows Live in a Bucket? (Should You Feed Them?)

minnows in a bucket

If you are an enthusiastic fisherman and use Minnows as live bait, you have probably had the misfortune of having them die on you too quickly. Do not worry; this is a problem that many new and experienced fishermen face at one point or another. Minnows tend to die far too easily when it is […]

How to Fish for Trout Without Fly Fishing: 26 Tips & Tricks

how to fish for trout without fly fishing

Fishing for wild trout can be one of the most rewarding experiences you can have as an angler. Trout fishing can also be some of the most fun you can have on the water. Trout can be found in lakes and rivers, but my favorite way to fish for trout is on a stream. Some […]

Can You Fish for Bass out of Season?

fish for bass out of season

Bass fishing is a favorite with anglers in the US. According to a 2013 survey by the US Fishing and Wildlife Service, we spend 170 million days a year on bass fishing. Amazing, right? Considering these figures, it is important to ask, “Can you fish for bass out of season?” Considering the statistics, one would […]

What is the Best Time of Year to Catch Crappie?

When fishing for crappie, the time of the year goes a long way to dictating your plan of attack. There is no one best month to catch crappie. Instead, there are many good months for catching crappie, and the key is knowing what strategies to use to find and hook them. Whether it’s spring, summer […]

Is Fishing Good After Rain? Facts you should know!

fishing after rain

The weather is one of the crucial factors that will determine your strategy of fishing, and this also comes in handy with other factors such as the fishing location, and the type of fish you are targeting. Understanding how the weather affects your angling experience is essential since it helps you maximize your chances of […]

When to use a baitcaster vs spinning reel

baitcaster vs spinning reel

For years I’ve heard from those loyal to baitcasters that they are superior to spinning reels. You just have to get used to the baitcaster, they would say, and then you’ll see the difference. I have primarily been a spinning reel guy, and the thought of trying out a baitcaster never seemed worth it. If […]