Fishing Methods

If you master these basic methods, you’ll become a successful angler.

Beam trawl:

In this type of trawl the mouth or opening of the net is kept open by a beam which is mounted at each end on guides or skids which travel along the seabed. The trawls are adapted and made more effective by attaching tickler chains (for sand or mud) or heavy chain matting (for rough, rocky ground) depending on the type of ground being fished. These drag along the seabed in front of the net, disturbing the fish in the path of the trawl, causing them to rise from the seabed into the oncoming net. Electrified ticklers, which are less damaging to the seabed, have been developed but used only experimentally. Work is also being carried out to investigate whether square mesh panels (see below) fitted in the ‘belly’ or lower panel of the net can reduce the impact of beam trawling on communities living on or in the seabed.


The simplest of costa rica fishing methods can also be the most effective. As its name implies, still-fishing is a matter of putting your bait in the water and waiting for a fish to find it. This method will catch most kinds of fish and can be used from a boat, a dock, a jetty or from shore. Depending on water depth and what you’re trying to catch, you may want to still-fish near the surface, at a mid-water depth, or right down on the bottom. Using a float, or bobber, makes it easy to fish near the surface, or you can add sinkers to your line to fish deeper.

Demersal otter trawl:

The demersal or bottom trawl is a large, usually cone-shaped net, which is towed across the seabed. The forward part of the net, the wings is kept open laterally by otter boards or doors. Fish are herded between the boards and along the spreader wires or sweeps, into the mouth of the trawl where they swim until exhausted. They then drift back through the funnel of the net, along the extension or lengthening piece and into the cod-end, where they are retained.


The term casting actually has two meanings in fishing. It describes the act of using a rod, reel and line to carry your bait or lure out into the water. It also is a specific fishing method, as opposed to still-fishing and other methods we will describe here.
There are times when a moving lure works best, especially for some fish species. At other times you may want to place a lure in a particular spot, such as right next to a submerged stump 30 feet from shore or under a tree that’s leaning out over the water. These situations are when casting is the fishing method that offers the best chance of catching fish. It’s the kind of sports fishing where you cast and retrieve, usually with an artificial lure, to fish waters where fish might be lurking and to coax them into striking. Spinners, wobbling spoons, plugs and spinnerbaits are lures commonly used for casting.


Many of the lures used in casting also work for trolling, because it’s another fishing method that requires movement to be effective. Trolling is simply dragging a lure, bait or a bait-and-lure combination through the water, using a boat rather than casting and retrieving to provide movement.


Some artificial lures function best if they’re worked through the water in an up-and-down motion, commonly referred to as jigging. Lifting and dropping the rod tip is what provides the jigging motion. Leadheads are the most common kind of jig, but for some fish species, especially saltwater salmon and bottomfish, the jigging lure might be a long, thin, slab of lead or other metal in the shape of a herring or other baitfish.

Fly Fishing:

Artificial flies are nothing more than fur, feathers, thread, tinsel and other materials tied around a hook to resemble an insect, a grub, a minnow or some other small morsel that a fish might eat. Because they are often very small and always very light, they can’t be cast like a heavy lure. For that reason, they are usually fished with special lines, rods and reels designed just for this kind of fishing.


Free diving, using mask and snorkel or scuba diving is a traditional method of collecting lobster, abalone, seaweed, sponges and reef dwelling fish, groupers and snappers. In deeper waters helmet diving systems using air pumped from the surface are used.

Gill Nets :
Are walls of netting which may be set at or below the surface, on the seabed, or at any depth inbetween. Gill netting is probably the oldest form of net fishing, having been in use for thousands of years. True gill nets catch fish that attempt to swim through the net, which are caught if they are of a size large enough to allow the head to pass through the meshes but not the rest of the body. The fish then becomes entangled by the gills as it attempts to back out of the net. The mesh size used depends upon the species and size range being targeted.

Costa Rica fishes

Fish that can be caught if you visit COSTA RICA

DORADO:  This interesting fish or mahi mahi, the dorado is one of the most amaizing fishes to catch on light tackle in costa rica fishing seas. This wonderful colorful fish is an extremely fast swimmer. It has been estimated that they can reach speeds of 50 mph in short bursts. You can find plenty of them, from late May to November when the seasonal rains flood the rivers, carrying out debris that forms trash lines close inshore that like to lie under. Schools of dorado can become a nuisance for anglers looking for the larger billfish lurking below the school. The dorado fish is a delicious food fish. The beautiful colour of this elongate compressed fish is prodominately metallic blue green, often with orange or golden flecks and blotches. The fins are dusky though the anal could be golden. Colour changes are possible where silvery blue normally indicates a feeding phase, whereas yellow could indicate stress or capture shock.

MARLIN: Blue and black species can easily approximate 2000 pounds and because of the power, size and persistence each fish is one of the most quite prized by all anglers. Marlin can be found from the southern part of Costa Rica in the Golfito area all the way up to the North Pacific Coast. Top Marlin spots in Costa Rica include Golfito and Drake's Bay in the South, Quepos in the fishing Central Pacific and Guanamar, Tamarindo and Flamingo in the North West. It is regularly agreed that Marlin Fishing is the best in the southern and Central zones during December to April and the North Pacific from May to November. Black marlin tend to show up most during April and May off of Tamarindo (near Flamingo). The little striped marlin is caught year-round. This is possibly the most common marlin of them all in South Africa. Although tuna and bonito are favoured food, this fast predator will eat virtually any fish, especially kingfish, dolphinfish, rainbow runner, yellowtail and squid. The marlin utilizes it is rough bill to slash or impale it's prey. It is mainly a solitary fish wit it more often been caught at depths ranging from 400m to 1000m.

SAILFISH:  Perhaps the most acrobatic of all blue water fish, the sailfish has impressed Costa Rica fishing on every international angler's wish list. There is no wonder why some of the world's most esteemed billfish tournaments are held in Costa Rica. The tournaments are often during June and July but there is not really a particular season regarding sails. The beautiful fish, spending more time in the air than in the water during the fight is not as powerful as the marlin, but always spectacular. Double and triple hookups are not uncommon. Quepos is considered to the be the center of the action, from December to March, with February being the key month with the highest concentration of sailfish and the possibility of 20 or 30 hookups a day. Sailfish often abound throughout fishing Costa Rica's Pacific from the emerging southern port of Golfito to the northern ports of Guanamar, Tamarindo and Flamingo. Year round availability of Sailfish makes it a costa rican leader for angler.

ROOSTERFISH:  The name of this fish comes from the dorsal fin with its fanlike array. It is an inshore species, always found in the surf, over sandy bottoms and often in moderate depths. The all-tackle world record is 114 pounds caught off of Baja, Mexico but many international fishing people speculate that the conditions are right for the next record to come from Costa Rica. An hostile predator, the roosterfish is always exciting when hooked. The Roosterfishes are available all year, but there are more caught in the Fishing Papagayo Bay zone from November through March. Many boats in the northernmost area of this region are fishing inshore during those windy months, and the roosters like the structure of the shoreline and islands where they are found in 50 to 60 feet of the sea.

SNAPPER:  Costa Rica has many species of snapper. Each fish is a shallow water fish preferring a rocky bottom structure that gives bait fish and protection. The cubera is the biggest of the snappers, often going beyond 100 pounds. The dog snapper is the largest of the Pacific snappers with the world record of 78 pounds held by a resort in Costa Rica. Each species will be a tough fighter, particularly on light tackle and although all snapper are delicious eating the flesh of the larger fish can become course.

WAHOO: This fish is a loner and when traveling with other wahoo it is often only a school of five or six. The Wahoo fish can be found everywhere in the Costa Rican Ocean but does seem to concentrate during the summer off of Costa Rica's Fishing Pacific Coast. The first showing starts about the time the rains start in May, peaking in July and August. Most are caught around the rocky points and islands, but you will pick one up occasionally fishing offshore. It isknown as salt water's finest delicacies. Fishes Experts speculate that the wahoo fish is the fastest fish in the ocean and it is no wonder that the first scorching run can burn out the drag on some reels.

YELLOWFIN TUNA: The Yellowfin Tuna fish are often around the size of a football but can reach up to 300 pounds and begin one of an anglers most spectacular fights. A tuna fish must often swim and is one giant muscle. Yellowfin fish are common from January until June and July but look for the larger fish off of Tamarindo and Flamingo during spring and early summer. This strong, torpedo-shaped fish has a depressed head. The upper body is blue-green, but seperated from the silvery flanks by a broad yellow or bronze band which stretches from the snout through the eye and along the entire length of the body. The abdomen is white and the fins are dusky or yellow. The true brilliance of these colours, particularly the bronze band and yellow tail, is only evident in live specimans. These yellowfin fishes can attain a length of 150 cm but fish of 100 cm are more common.

SNOOK:  The Big snook often peak from March through May and again September through the end of November, but those fishes are always the months of the heaviest rain and as the water becomes cloudy the fishing becomes more difficult, the snook preferring rivers, estuaries and back lagoons. Although considered an Atlantic fish, snook do appear in the Pacific coast. The fat snook or calva as it is known in Costa Rica is a very popular species of snook that has emerged for light tackle anglers, maximum size about 10 pounds. Peak from mid-November through late January, but often make an appearance much earlier.

TARPON:  A fishing inshore and offshore, tarpon fish is one of the first saltwater species to be declared a gamefish, and anglers come from every corner of the world looking for Costa Rica's Caribbean Tarpon fish action. The bony mouth and muscular, acrobatic fights make this fighter one of the most difficult and exciting prizes a fisherman can get. The tarpon fish action is not seasonal but is affected by the heavy rains on the Caribbean and sometimes the ability of boats to get out into the ocean. It is not a food fish and always is released.

GUAPOTE: The guapote is the closest thing that Costa Rica has that approximates a bass so the visiting.

Pike Fishing – Where to find pike

Pike fishing

The pike (known as the Northern Pike in North America) is a carnivorous fish. They can be found in all types of freshwater in the northern hemisphere (Britain, North America, Europe, etc.) and can be an incredibly exciting fish to catch. If you’re a game angler, catching large pike can be one of the most rewarding experiences you can have (whilst angling!). It’s also a fish that has been eaten by people for many years.
As the pike is carnivorous, it’s also (expectedly) predatory, and has developed good techniques for ambushing its prey. This means that the pike can be hard for an angler to find, but this also makes it so much more exciting when you do catch one. The fish can also put up quite a fight when you’re attempting to reel it in, which is all the more fun.
When the pike is ready to strike its prey (or your bait), it will usually accelerate fast and grab the prey sideways in its mouth. It will then either kill or incapacitate the prey and turn to swallow it whole. It will generally eat fish and insects etc., but pike have also been known to eat ducklings and other water-based creatures.
First thing’s first: When you’re pike fishing, you need to fish in a water that actually has pike (I know, this should be obvious, but do check beforehand). Secondly, learn your local waters – pike can be found anywhere from small streams to rivers to lakes (anywhere you can find fresh water). Each of these different habitats have different places for the pike to hide, and they will have learnt to hunt (and ambush and hide) in different places in the water. By learning the water well and experimenting and testing the water for where the pike can be found, you’ll stand a much better chance of actually netting a fish.
You should also note what the pike in the area are eating. To increase your chances of a catch, you’ll need to ensure that the bait you’re using is as close as possible to the fish that the local pike are eating. This will change from day to day, depending on the season and weather.
Searching for pike in lakes can be more successful during the spring. This is because the pike naturally migrate to shallow, weedy parts of the water to spawn. They’ll then remain there to feed on the other fish that are spawning in the same area. In the summer and winter, the pike are more likely to be found in the deeper water where they can find better cover. So in the summer months, using a boat to catch the fish closer to the centre of a lake will usually increase your chances.

How To Clean and Debone a Pike

Eating something you’ve caught yourself can be one the of the most satisfying meals you can have.  Catching and eating fish is something people have been doing for generations.  After you’ve caught a pike, there are many ways to cook it, and it really can be a delicious meal.  (Before killing a pike, please check your local angling laws to ensure you’re allowed!)
Firstly, after you’ve caught the pike and brought it home, you’ll need to clean it and remove the edible parts from the fish.  Take it slowly the first time, as you don’t want to rip the fish apart by mistake.
  • Ensure you’ve got a sharp knife for filleting the fish, and place the fish on the gutting surface on its side.  Under the front of the side fin, cut at a 45 degree angle to the fish’s neck.  Then turn the knife and slice from the neck to the tail, going along the spine.  At this point, do not remove the skin from the fish.
  • Slice with the knife under the bones and cut under the ribs to remove them.
  • Here’s the complicated part: You should be able to see a ridge of bones running across the fish in the thickest part of the fillet.  These are called Y-bones and should also be removed.  Taking the knife, cut above the ridge of these bones.  Push down with the knife until you feel the bone, and then slice down whilst following the curve of the bone.  After you’ve done this to all the Y-bones, cut at a 45 degree angle along the centre of the fillet.  Cut until you touch the Y-bones with your knife.  You should now be able to loosen them and gently work them out of the fillet with your knife.  Be careful during this whole process, and make sure that you don’t pull the fillet to pieces.
  • Now that the bones have been removed (the hard part), simply remove the skin from the fillet by using the knife to carefully slice it off.
After this, you simply need to cook the fish to perfection.  Check out the posts under the cooking section for ideas on how to cook the pike.

How To Bake A Pike

Cooking pike

After you’ve caught and filleted your pike, it’s time to cook it.  Technically, when you’ve filleted it, you can freeze it.  This is useful if you don’t fish often and want to eat the catch over several weeks.  However, fresh pike tastes much better, and it’s so much more satisfying to catch and eat an extremely fresh fish on the day you catch it.
People have been eating pike for generations; and I’ll be posting a few tasty suggestions of how to cook this fish on the site
The first suggestion is the really healthy option: Baked Pike.  It’s simple, good for you (depending on how much butter you use), and still tasty.  You’ll want to grab a large piece of tin foil (by cooking it inside the foil, the fish will cook more evenly).
  • Before touching the fish, spread a knob of butter over the middle of foil.  You can experiment with what to include with the fish, but sprinkling chopped onions and mushrooms on top of the butter is always good.  But green peppers and garlic can also be good additions.
  • Place the fillet of pike on top of the vegetables and spread more butter on top of the fillet (all the butter is where this dish is let down health wise…  If you’d prefer, you can substitute olive oil, but in honesty, it does taste better with butter).
  • Season as desired – salt and pepper is usually good, along with lemon juice.
  • Place more vegetables on top and firmly wrap everything in the foil.
  • Place this in the oven at a medium temperature for 10 to 15 minutes.  Ensure the pike is thoroughly cooked before serving.
This is a great meal that can be served with more vegetables (carrots, green beans, whatever you’d like) and potatoes.  If you’re a wine drinker (although I’m not), I’m told this goes well with a nice white.  When you’ve tried this recipe, do try the other suggestions in the cooking section.

Crappie fishing tips


It is important "hot spots", where the underlying knowledge of each fish fisherman. Impossible, of course, expectations of 100%, but you can specify some areas with water. It is preferable in most cases, try this first.

Depending on time of day, season and weather conditions are usually around a sunken logs, stumps and Weed beds we deep holes, water lily, cold stones, feeder streams of inputs, gravel, slate frames, lower prices banks, waterfalls, swift current, Eddy fluxes lagoons and the most important part of a stream or Lake, abajateni, etc.

These fish life: shelter, food security Comfort temperature. Fish rarely wanders from these natural variations in the houses, except. If it is extremely drought caused by these water and fishing experience, they moved to the Creek or lake shores, the best is here the experts to stop subsidising all fish or water "dead" delete password "you will find the location of these accessories and boating or paddling in a place where you will enjoy and will gradually drop using fish.

The exception is a type of shallow, usually for panfish, although most deep water temperatures and force. Error bluegills and Sunfish and crappies ot hellgrammites bed edge movement and — like suppor of brush, as well as the name suggests. I want my rocky rocky's bass rock. Yellow perch ? The bottom of the Lake has no property differ in school, combine roam, but even their feet against the pier and a similar structure to collect in the spring around.

Bass, walleye and Pike, usually as a shallow water feeding and prefer lurking near Weed beds and lily pads. Feed in the early morning and late evening hours on Hellgrammites, my error, frogs, crayfish, and mouse. During lunch, they have their seat in holes in the thick, in newspapers, in the shadow of project planning, bushes or deep indentations, cliffs and rocky shores.

I usually prefer to lurk in the shadows and trout, remain hidden during the day. Banks among their favorite places are applied and hyperlinks. Fish wait solar hours outside these burrows in food and bait to drag, burst. This lunker lunker (meaning "great skill Hunter") salmon choices.


Constraint 1 and trees in the cast is great and lunker bass and sea trout.
2 Banks, as well as often undermines protection of trout.
3. white water at the foot of a small waterfall is a good place to put your claim.
4. hidden rocks in the stream quickly as a place to fish.


1. small coves that dot the beaches, boat Works, weed beds or tow leukaemia deep edge.
2. fish find natural food where flows entering the Lake. Weed beds in these places are excellent points down americanus, the dots.
Lily pads, 3 and 4 to 6 metres of water weed is my favorite points to wielkogębowy and catch Zander could even or Pike.
4 Rocks, ledges and small mouth bass problem deep holes.

You will learn in time only where the fish. Good Luck!


There are two types of crappie. Black and white. Black crappie, who gets his name slightly darker in appearance, usually white or gray with dark gray or black spots, which cover most of the pages. White crappie tend to be lighter in color and has a separate grey verticle bar to expand the page down. These entries will vary depending on the year and the intensity of the water. During the spring fish spawn man black crappie may occur on a large part of the body, black in the darker around the male head of the white crappie when breast and back. Black crappie is 7-8 spines, while the rear white crappie dorsel is 5-6 dorsel spines.

Although Crappies and white in appearance, have many characteristics in common. Both have a large number of sweeps Gill, who used to strain plankton from the water. They feed on crustaceans, molluscs, insects, and small fish. They also eat the rooster and Threadfin Shad. Eat more at dawn, dusk and night throughout the year, but much less often if water drops below 50-degree temps-feed. Crappie belongs to Sun perch, although they are more sensitive to sunlight and previously as the other members of the mycelium of perch.

A little active throughout the year, but the warmer times of Krabi, arrested in the spring and autumn months. In the spring are easy to catch, apparently committed suicide during this period. Usually start their deep-water beginning of winter, Krabi Chase water at temperature warming within 45-50. Gather around the entrances to the channels of the River until it reaches water TEMPS in all range of 50-55. You can then expect them to begin their migration to secondary tables and shallower slot, using channels (k) "highway". At this point, try trolling Cyprinid or casting "Road Runner" with grub into isolated danger, small pockets of brush and receive these return slowly. When it reaches the water in the range of 55-60 degrees must be male in shallow water and spawning fan looking for a bed, and the female phase-out in deeper waters. Krabi food stronger and more effective with baitvish, breeding approaches. Try dropping Minnow plugs under the bed male reproduction. Use the gypsum, slowness to rebuild your taste for females.

As a general rule are almost perfect for shallow spawning Crappie temperature on the surface of the order of 60-65 degrees. Prespawn the period are usually BREED when the temperature of the water reached 62-65 degrees. Most black crappies get spawn in shallow water, but tends to spawn in water Crappie to 10 metres or deeper. Males are the first to come on the "fan" from the ruins and build a nest, when water starts around 55 degrees, along the coast of coverage, such as fallen trees, brush piles and piers global warming. During his time at the exhibition, the females move in, saves the eggs, then moves slowly in shallow water. The males then continue to protect the nest. The hatch from the eggs in 3-5 days, depending on the temperature of the water. Best is to have a live Minnow in Cork. The male then leaves the nest, if new hatched fish 1/2 cm long. Bad weather can process different days to specify whether a cold front, or when all of the weather stabilizes. If water is heated to 70-75 degrees, let the woman go near her nest and deep rooted structures where they organized front of friction. You use a dance, ball or artists dance Roadrunner & amp; amp; get very slow. At a time when the water reached 75 degrees in the females and males will migrate through the channels in the same way, they back deep in the water cooler in the summer.

There are big problems in the winter and summer Crappie fishing. Crappie move water temperature ending once warm and often's spawn where deep water water cooler temps when time named. Dawn and twilight the shallows. However, I have found love day low water Crappie dog. Provided that the bridge between Dock close to the deep water and weed beds, trees, shadows.

In the fall to feed the water starts to fatten the excessive eating in winter, they go to cool. Pre-spawn places most of the stage at the top of the page to the River near crappies. Tools, Moulds, now have an effective and fun way to catch crappies. Tassel or video chat with her and the Finnish Grubco grub worm inclined to swim at the same time, My favorite of the year of the pre-spawn is used.

When the time of the water are in mid 40 Beach, back the depth of the water in the main Lake.
Keep in mind that arbitrarily, they are depending on the temperature of the water, a fish in water sites. Spawn Crappies is, for example, 62-65 degrees-the January deep South as early as possible or as late as June in the North.

The biggest catch Crappie, always remember that the key. .. important areas of important structures, crappie fishing with love. Fallen trees, stumps, piles of opacity of the brush or any other, such as the piles of rock, collisions and concentrate on the cover of the sinking. Vertical jigging, these structures are a great way to fish. Evil tip brush 1/32 Oz or 1/16 ounces of cluster in fell and pulled a candle under a bobber, Tru-turn bloodred soft Goldfish, as well as many other fish, produces hanging. Fallen trees and trunks, try a slow Leagues and wait together! Gets or set your bobber, which, to a depth of., founded catches of crappie, once you catch fish, fish in the background.
When you understand the behavior and customs, kerbis possibilities, you can enable them at any time.

When the water cooling began in the fall, they go on a binge of feeding fattening for the winter. Most will provide half the way to the Crappies flows next to the pre-spawn. Casting castings are an effective way to catch Crappies now. My favorite in this time of year it is, just like I use to pre-spawn or criminal brush tail and fin GRUB Grubco was swimming with the worm.

If water of Temps can be between mid of 40 TV, they will migrate back to deep water in the Lake.
Remember that the temperature of the water in this area, according to an arbitrary location on the water, you are fishing. For example, spawn crappies, when the water is at different degrees, 62-65, which can be the beginning of January to the Deep South, or North to the end of June.

The main problem most always necessary Crappie Crappie are fish with keys in an area with outstanding coverage. The structure aims to promote the art of brush Save trees fallen win bumps or other regular vertical jigging is submerged in capturing these structures 1/32 oz or 1/16 ounce ball with wax worms in the brush and many fish production, but also hung on a hook her Minnow circulated that Tru under the fallen trees and Bob shorts. Try to load slowly and hold on the Roadrunner Customise their editing or pontoon loaded as long as you create analysis method with deep when you catch Crappie fish in deep.
Once you understand Crappie "behaviour and habits, chances are that you can take them at any time, anywhere."

When the water begins to cool in the fall, they went into the gonkit power for the winter. Most will stage until mid kerbis River near the site brisbaon. Calibration effectively casting and fun to catch kerbis now. Current favorite is the same with GRUB or rombay crime brisbaon swimming fin tip with wax worm grobko.

During the time remaining to return to the main Lake deep water water time in the mid-1940s.
Note that in this field, the temperature of the water are subjective, depending on the location of the water on the fish. For example, crappies gave birth to water when it is in the range of 65-62, which may already be in January in depth or no later than June to the North.

The biggest key to capture Crappie always remember … Crappie fish can produce structures, so areas with visible. Focus on the cover as the Piles of brush, stumps, fallen trees, rock stacks or other kind of vegetation under water. Vertical jigging is a good way, conductive to fish. 1/32 Oz or 1/16 oz. jig tipped with a wax worm dropped in a brush pile and twitched will produce many fish, as well as a minnow dangling on a Tru-Turn BloodRed hook under a bobber. Along fallen trees and stumps, try retrieving a Roadrunner slowly and hold on! Adjust your bobber or vary your retrieves until you established at what depth the crappie is holding at. Once you catch fish, continue to fish at that depth.
Once you understand the crappies' behavior and habits, chances are you can catch them anytime, anywhere.

How to Choose the Right Types of Fishing Rods

There are a variety of types of fishing rods on the market. The different rods are usually classified by their function and look. Most manufacturers will list the specifications of the rod to give you an idea of what type of rod it is. The types of rods are used for different kinds of fishing situations, so knowing the options will help you to find the rod that best fits your needs.

The main specifications of types of fishing rods include the action, power, length, sections, guide and grips. The action is listed as slow, medium, fast or combination and refers to the point of flex. Power refers to the weight bearing capability of the pole. Length is how long the pole measures. Sections refer to the number of pieces that the pole can be broken down into. Guides refer to the type and number of guides. The grips will be the fore and rear grips, includes the length and the material. It is important to keep all these factors in mind when looking at the different types of fishing rods.

The most common type of fishing rod is the spinning rod. It can be used for light or heavy weight fishing. It can be from just over 1.5m to 2.5m in length.

For heavy weight fishing and when strength is really needed there is the jigging rod. This type of rod is often used by commercial fisherman simply due to the fact that it can handle very heavy baits, lures and the pulling of strong ocean currents. Surf rods also work great for heavy weight fishing. They are very long with top lengths being over 4m.

For your typical sports fishing, besides the spinning rod, you could use fly rods. Fly rods are durable, made of carbon graphite and good for fresh water fishing. Variations of the fly rod include the bamboo rod, graphite rod and fiberglass rod.

For deep sea fishing there are several options, some which have already been mentioned. Fly rods and spinning rods work well since they can handle the heavy line used in deep sea fishing. Spin casting rods are nice because they are easy to use and they are good for beginners in deep sea fishing. There are also ultra-light rods that work well. These shorter length rods are good for catching smaller fish types.

When looking at the types of fishing rods available you have to really consider what type of fishing you are doing. You can really use any type of rod you want if you are just fishing for fun, but you will find it more enjoyable if you use a rod that suits the conditions in which you are fishing. It is usually best to base your rod on the location and type of fish you are catching first and then personal preferences second. Your rod should be able to withstand the demands you place upon it, provide you with comfort when you fish and work for your style of fishing. You may have to try several types of fishing rods before you settle on the one that really suits you best.

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How to Catch Crappie - 4 Useful Crappie Fishing Hints Throughout Spring

How to Catch Crappie - four Useful Crappie Fishing Hints Throughout Spring by Kendall Warren

That will occasionally entice a strike from finicky fish. Sometimes you can use a bobber to preserve your jig in position, but normally this time of year the crappie are as well deep for bobber-fishing to be sensible.

Marabou and feather-sort jigs can be incredibly effective for winter season crappie, as properly as "umbrella" form jigs. The slower charge-of-fall seems to be the trick with these. No matter what form of jig you select, just bear in mind to fish it incredibly sluggish.

On a apparent, sunny day use light colored jigs, and on cloudy days you can go with a darker colour, but I choose a white, yellow, light green or chartreuse color. The exact same rule applies to water clarity, in clear water use extremely light shades or even clear with some sparkle. In stained water, use a darker green or chartreuse. There are so several various colour variations today it can be overwhelming making an attempt to select the "perfect" colour. with colors like "bayou booger", "firecracker", "woodpecker" and "electrical chicken", every person these days looks to have a diverse preferred. The way I do it is attempt a few different shade mixtures at to begin with, fishing with three or four separate rods, and when I look to be catching extra crappie on a specific shade, stick with that colour.

When ice fishing for crappie, fish more than the deeper brush piles you found in the spring, summer season or fall. The crappie will be keeping tight to this cover, Their reduce metabolic rate in the cold drinking water suggests they won't venture much from it when foraging for meals. This also suggests that they will generally readily inhale a jig when they see it, not passing up an possibility for a morsel of nutrition. The trick right here is, if you catch a very few crappie and then the bite stops, transfer and drill a different hole over an additional brush pile.

In the dead of winter, in February for instance, you could uncover that the crappie have moved to even deeper h2o, and are staged along the edges of the deeper channels. In these spots, they will typically suspend just a foot or two off of the bottom. When they are this deep, I have had fantastic achievement applying a bottom rig. Tie on a barrel swivel at the conclude of your line. Then tie on a 3 foot area of line with a bass casting sinker or a cannonball sinker on the other conclude of the swivel. Normally a 3/four ounce sinker will do, but if there's more recent you'll have to use a heavier one particular. Then tie on a one or two foot area of line on the swivel with a hook and minnow at the stop, or a jig tipped with a minnow or crappie nibble. Drop this directly down beneath the boat, and when it hits bottom, reel up just a smidgen. I have caught effectively above 50 crappie in a single spot using this technique, in just a few of hours.

If you are employing any of these techniques and are catching a great deal of crappie, but all of them are compact and not keeper dimension, go to a greater jig. At times the more substantial fish will only strike at more substantial baits, letting the little men eat up the little stuff. If I'm catching nothing at all but minor ones, I'll switch to 2 inch jigs. Frequently that will get the "bigguns" to react.

I hope that by employing these winter season crappie hints you can go out and catch your self a wonderful "mess" of crappie, just remember to adhere to the game and fish laws, slot limits, everyday limits, and so on. Another point to try to remember is to convey ample outfits for the temperature, trying to keep the wind chill issue in brain. You don't want to be miserable although out on the h2o, and you can generally get off a layer of outfits if you get also warm. Examine the climate forecast just before you go, pay consideration to the wind velocity, and dress accordingly.

Superior luck, and have a "delighted crappie day!"

Want some solid info on how to catch crappie very easily while in springtime? Quite a few crappie enthusiasts are mindful that spring is the most effective time to fish but it can be actually irritating if you never know some of the most powerful crappie fishing procedures. Figuring out these approaches can significantly enable you into catching crappie even if the spawning days are through.

An individual thing to keep in brain is that spring is a frantic routine for crappie and so they will tend to move close to a whole lot.

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Early Spring Crappie Fishing Tips

 Early Spring Crappie Fishing Tips

It has been a long challenging winter and one of the most anticipated events in the spring is wetting a line on open water. While ice fishing is fun and productive, there is nothing like being out in the boat after taking a few months off. What truly adds to the open water fishing experience is the thrill of catching big crappies.
There are many fishermen who wait in the spring for the crappies to move in to spawn. Don't get me wrong; if you get crappies on their spawning beds, the fishing can be fantastic! But why wait to the spawn when you can have your cake and eat it too. Crappie fishing right after ice out can be equally rewarding.
The water temperature right after ice out will be very frigid. After a few bright warm sunny days the lakes ecosystem will start to come alive. Many crappies in the early spring will be found deep. These deep water spots regularly will be the last spots the ice fisherman were having success. By using light jigs and minnows in these deep-water spots, chances are you will have solid success. But if you are truly looking for fast action think shallow water.

As the water starts warming up, the insects will start hatching and small bait fish will move closer to shore. When that happens the crappies will move in right behind the food to feed. The best thing about early season crappie fishing is that the finest times of the day to be out is during the peak of late afternoon and early evening when the weather is the nicest. Every lake is different, but the best early season lakes are the more shallow and muddy bottom lakes because they tend to warm up quicker.