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Five tips for Reading the Water
Being able to read the water isn’t just important for fishermen, it’s an important talent for all boaters. It can help you avoid running aground, lose speed due to currents, or anchor in an inappropriate area. Oh yeah, and then there is that fish-catching thing. Just in case there... Read more
How to Hot-Rod a Fishing Lure
Do you modify your fishing lures, to make them more effective? If so, you need to know about hot-rodding. And if not, well, you should. In one episode of the Got Bait? fishing series, we show how to hot-rod and rig a soft plastic fishing lure, step by step. Here’s... Read more
Super Cheap Boats: $2,500 or Less? Yes!
Let me take a moment to make the case for the super cheap boat. And by super cheap, yes, I mean a boat-motor-trailer package that you can buy for $2,500 or less. You think it’s not possible? I paid $1,500 for this rig: Granted, it came with an eight-horse... Read more
THEY ATE THE FISH-CAM – Got Bait? III is Mahi-Mahi Mayhem
Mahi-mahi fishing can get quite chaotic, and when we were shooting the third episode of Got Bait? the chaos was just plain out of control. The dang fish tried to eat our underwater fish-cam. We had double, triple, and even quad hook-ups. At time, I found myself scuttling across... Read more
White Marlin, and Unmitigated Bragging
If you’re a dad, you know that sometimes, you just can’t keep yourself from bragging about your kids. Well, sorry folks, but I just can’t help but let a little fatherly pride drive this blog, today. You’ll know why, as soon as you see these pictures: I don’t care... Read more
Bait vs. Lures Take II – Which is Best for Striped Bass?
Which is better when you’re trying to catch striped bass: live baits, or soft plastic lures? The bait-versus-lures debate is an old one, which we first addressed with regards to flounder fishing, in the pilot for a new series called Got Bait? And in Got Bait? The Hunt for Flounder, the... Read more
Keeping Live Baits Lively
If you like fishing with live baits, you’re constantly looking to keep those baits in good condition, right? And, this can be a tall order. Poorly-designed livewells, over-crowding, and extended time in captivity can all take a toll on those baitfish. Here are five tricks and tips, that will... Read more
Which is Better: Bait or Lures? Here’s the Proof.
Sure, it’s an age-old question, which is why we set out to settle it on our new fishing show, Got Bait? I say “our” new show because it features me and my boys, Max and David. We grab an expert angler to be our guest for the day and even... Read more