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The best fishing guides get results when the rest of us don't. We asked four top panfish guides to share their secret strategies for perch, crappies, and bluegills. So, listen up - school is in session. [ Read Full Post ]
It's not exactly champagne and Barry White, but the strategies employed by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have certainly proven effective at putting largemouth bass in the mood. They call the objective "out-of-season" spawning and a new agency study on the recent round of fingerlings released into various Florida waterways between late March and early April seeks to validate the effort.
Since 2007, the Bass Conservation Center – the state's main fish hatchery in Webster – has manipulated light and temperature to trick bass into thinking the cool season has given way to the baby-makin' days of spring. The process starts with moving brood stock females to spawning raceways in June. After simulated winter conditions, increasing daylight and water temperature has the fish ready to go by October – well ahead of the usual February-March spawning period. Hatchery biologists introduce males to the raceways, add spawning mats and collect fertilized eggs about a week later. [ Read Full Post ]
Our friends at Sport Fishing magazine took on the herculean task of ranking the top 100 salt water game fish in the world. Here on the Gone Fishin' blog, we'll highlight some of the magazine's top 50 picks. Today is Great Barracuda at #41. [ Read Full Post ]
Guide, author, film and video producer, not-so-amateur naturalist, inventor, entrepreneur, self-publicist, musician, runner, conservationist, diver, and more, Doug Hannon, widely known as The Bass Professor died at home in Keystone, Florida on March 28. He was 66.
It was Doug’s future wife Lynn who fired Hannon’s career in the world of bass when she took her beau—then a psychology major at Tulane University, New Orleans—fishing on her family’s Texas ranch. [ Read Full Post ]
As spring finds bass in various stages of their prespawn-to-spawning movement, few baits offer the diversity and effectiveness of a hollow-body frog. California bass pro Ish Monroe favors frogs for the weeks before bass move onto the beds, as well as after they move shallow and set up shop.
"I think bass see the frog as a good source of protein that helps them build up (body mass) to help protect their eggs," he said. "Also, once the bass spawn, frogs try to eat the eggs, so bass don't like seeing a frog over their nest. They'll eat the frog before it can eat their eggs." [ Read Full Post ]
For 19 years, Joe Humphreys was a professor of flyfishing and angling education at Pennsylvania State University in State College, teaching many thousands of college students about “the quiet sport.”
He started flyfishing in 1935, and is now a featured speaker at consumer flyfishing shows around the country. He has also worked with the U.S. angling team’s 14-to-18-year-old division, and fished on the U.S. team during international competitions in Wales, Italy, Ireland, and other locations.
Talking with Humphreys as he enters his 84th year (he retired from Penn State in 1989), it quickly becomes apparent that catching fish, and not simply the aesthetics of flyfishing, is paramount to his enjoyment of the sport. Here are his top four rules for fishing success. [ Read Full Post ]
Any knucklehead can cast a small spinner into an Opening Day pool of freshly-stocked trout and catch a few fish. But if you want to catch trout more consistently -- and not to mention some trophy fish -- then it's time you got serious with your bait selection.
Check out our round up of the 13 best trout lures of all time. [ Read Full Post ]