During summer, the crappie there stage in the deep, cool thermocline of these creeks and then leave to go feeding on shad which is their number one prey item. Anglers should also be mindful that when temperatures are going into summer crappie will migrate out of the creeks onto... Read more
Another fish that can mess up an angler’s day are gafftopsail catfish. They work shrimp and shad just like trout do and will have birds flocking around and picking out the escapees. If you pull up to bird action and your first cast yields a gafftop go elsewhere (unless... 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
Whether you are freshwater or saltwater fishing shad (or their cousins the menhaden) are a crucial part of the successful pursuit of game fish. Everything from largemouth bass to flounder eat them so you need to understand their importance and how to respond to their presence. I could go... Read more