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Bait Versus Lures for Stripers and Speckled Sea Trout
Got Bait IV is now live, and in this episode, we put soft crab baits up against BKDs and Bust ‘Em Baits. What’s really different in this episode, however, is our boat: we’re on a Yahama 190 FSH. It’s a jet boat built on Yamaha Watercraft hull, with a... Read more
Weird Catches: Moray Eels, Sea Turtles, and Pelicans, Oh My!
Weird catches I’ve made run the gamut: sea turtles, pelicans and gulls, squid—the list is a long one. And, of course, none of these were made on purpose. Well, okay, I have targeted the squid a time or two, but I’ve caught them by accident as well. But the... 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 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