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Go Fishing on a Head Boat (No, really!)
Fishing on a head boat is cramped, difficult, rife with tangles, and rarely as productive as fishing from your own boat. It’s also an awesome reminder as to why we buy and maintain our own private fishing boats. And if you step aboard with the right level of expectations,... Read more
Bait Blunders – Don’t Do This!
I love bait. The smell of chum, the feeling of oily bunker, and the sight of wiggling bloodworms get me all charged up. But fishing from a boat, it’s easier than one might think to ruin perfectly good baits with little more than inattention. Pull any one of these... Read more
Five Tips for Trolling
Trolling is an effective way to catch fish, but it could be a lot more effective for a lot of anglers. Why? Because it isn’t quite as simple as it seems – how you outfit and run your boat has a huge impact on how successful a troller you... Read more
Want to see fish in a range of 360 degrees? It’s possible now thanks to the latest innovation from Humminbird. Read more
Most anglers associate chumming with offshore fishing, but it can do wonders for land-bound anglers. By simply taking a fish basket or a commercially sold chum bag, tying it off to something on the bank, and throwing it out, anglers can bring in fish that might otherwise never come.... Read more
A couple of years ago my wife Lisa and I took our friends Rion and Cythia Carlos fishing. Well, things were slow on the saltwater front so we ended up heading back and taking them fishing at a stocked pond where I had been catching some nice bass. As... Read more
Swimbaits are great for catching bass but actually one of my favorite methods for them has nothing to do with swimming. Try sight casting them to bass and let them flutter down to the fish. If the fish seems disinterested, reel it up and start slowly swimming away. I... Read more
I firmly believe anglers who want to go to the next level should purposely change their perspectives. What this means is getting out of the comfort zone and looking at fish in a different light. If you only fish in saltwater, try some bass fishing. If you are a... Read more