Fishing

Fishing with a Stranger

Trapped in a Row Boat Hello. Is this Jennifer? Jennifer Luikus“Speaking. Who’s this?”“This is Mike Johnson. I met you the other night at the Blue Moon. We danced and had a few laughs. You gave me your number and told me to call you sometime. I hope I’m not interrupting anything.”“Oh, right. How ya’ doin’ Mike?”“Not too bad. You said you’d never been fishing on a lake so I’m calling to see if you want to go with me tomorrow morning.”“Tommorrow?” Gee, I can hardly remember what this guy looks like. Was he the one who worked at Plum Creek?…

Fishing in the Western Finger Lakes

Great Fishing in Conesus, Hemlock, Canadice, Honeoye and Canandaigua Lakes The Western half of New York’s Finger Lakes – Conesus, Hemlock, Canadice, Honeoye and Canandaigua lakes – actually include the smallest lakes of the chain. But it would be a mistake to expect smaller lakes to produce smaller fish. My own personal record largemouth, an 8-pound, 23-inch brute, fell for a Yum Dinger at the north end of Conesus Lake. These lakes contain ample big bass, pike and trout, making them more than able to compete with their larger eastern neighbors. Conesus Lake The westernmost Finger Lake, Conesus covers just…

Vancouver Travel Tips – Jericho Beach Park

Jericho Beach Park – Things to do Jericho Beach Park is located in a quieter area of Vancouver, nearing the University of British Columbia. You get to that area of town by taking West 4th Avenue west toward the UBC Campus and then stopping near or at Alma Streat. One thing that really makes this park stick out is that it is not really a commercial area so if you want somewhere nice to have a picnic without all the fast food joints and clubs then this is certainly it. There are loads of things to do is this area including: (1) Swimming. Although the…

3 Things You Need to Know About Striped Bass Fishing

You don’t have to go to New England or even to Georgia’s Santee-Cooper in order to catch quality striped bass. These fish are anadromous which means that they were born in freshwater, usually go to saltwater to live, and then come back to freshwater to spawn. However, in the South , as well as other parts of the US, these fish sometimes never leave out to saltwater and therefore can be found in inland rivers and streams. Pound for pound, they are more aggressive than most other freshwater fish. However, in order to catch them, there are a few things…

The Best Fishing Times: Determining the Best Time to Be on the Water Fishing

There is a lot of information out there concerning the best time to be on the water fishing. There are various “apps”, books, and subscriptions that show you the most likely times that fish will be feeding, thus showing you the best fishing times. The problem with most of these solutions to determining the best fishing times is that they cost money, in some cases quite a lot of money. While many of these products are effective and are useful tools at helping you to determine the best time to be on the water fishing, for most anglers they simply aren’t…

Pinecrest Lake: The Best Fishing in the Motherlode Foothills

Summertime is fishing time in my parent’s rural town. A little town where I spent much of my childhood hiking, fishing, and camping. In the Motherlode, fishing is a way of life; it is a beloved hobby. With so many lakes in the region and rivers flowing throughout the foothills, fishing spots are abound, but none are as great as Pinecrest Lake. Pinecrest Lake is just 30 minutes from Sonora, CA, a rural gold mining town at the base of the foothills. The lake boasts a four mile hiking trail around the lake, camping sites, boat and kayak rentals, and…

Camping and Fishing at Moncove Lake State Park

A Great Destination for Hiking, Camping, Fishing and More! In the far southeast of corner of West Virginia lies Moncove Lake State Park. Situated on over 800 acres in the mountains near the Virginia border Moncove Lake State Park provides a great setting for a relaxing family vacation as it is located near endless attractions and activities. Moncove Lake State Park is named after the 140 acre lake that provides fishing, boating, and other recreational pursuits. Moncove Lake provides fishing for bass, bluegill, and other game fish as well as being stocked seasonally with trout. The lake has a 5 horsepower motor restriction, and…

Rainbow Trout Fishing – Spinning Techniques for the Ultralight Angler

I started fishing for rainbow trout more than twenty five years ago when my best friends father would take him and I out fishing on the rivers and streams of Central Pennsylvania and many of the lessons that I learned from this man all of those years ago have stuck with me to this very day. This man was an ultralight fisherman, which meant that he used a very small, lightweight rod and reel and very light fishing line. This was a method of fishing that I was unfamiliar with at the time, but ultralight fishing was a technique that I quickly…

Fishing for Trout : 3 Pieces of Trout Fishing Gear Every Trout Fisherman Should Use

When it comes to fishing for trout there is certain gear that every trout fisherman should use and many times don’t. In this article I’ll list the 3 pieces of trout fishing gear that every fisherman should use, and reasons why this is the case. There are many trout anglers who choose not to use these important pieces of trout fishing gear and it costs them. Using the proper gear can make a big difference in not only the number and size of fish caught, but also in the amount of wasted time on the water. In my 25 years of trout…

Strike Indicators for Fly Fishing

Selecting and Rigging the Various Strike Indicators This course is divided into three major segments as follows: 1. Discussion of indicators including the types and uses 2. Rigging Yarn Indicators with advantages and disadvantages 3. Rigging Dry Flies as Indicators Discussion The dry fly purist may choose to fish with terrestrial patterns or attractors, but presenting nymphs in a dead drift manner is the most reliable fishing method during these periods. For most anglers, this nymph fishing involves a strike indicator. What is a strike indicator? A strike indicator is anything that can be attached to the leader to let…