Spinning vs Conventional

Spinning vs Conventional

For some types of fishing the choice of whether to use a spinning or conventional reel is an easy question to answer, however, in other instances the choice may weigh much more heavily on the strong and weak points of each type of reel as well as personal opinion....
Sheepshead fishing Up and Down

Sheepshead fishing Up and Down

When a sheepshead first takes your bait on a vertical drop, you’ll feel a little tap-tap. That’s simply the fish mouthing the bait. A rookie mistake is setting the hook right after this. Striking after that initial contact almost always results in a whiff and loss of...
How to work a Popping Cork

How to work a Popping Cork

The sound a big fish makes when it explodes on the surface and inhales bait is a beautiful thing. That’s the sound you want to duplicate with a popping cork. When the fish hear it, they’ll almost certainly come over to investigate. For decades we’ve used corks...
How to fish a Popper

How to fish a Popper

A popper is a lure that usually tapers toward its widest at the front, where it has a concave or slanted, flat face. The line tie is near the center of the face. When jerked forward in the water, the lure makes a popping sound as it throws air and water forward....
Catching Big Trout

Catching Big Trout

There’s a point in a spotted seatrout’s life when it reaches about 17 inches and like most teenagers, it gets an attitude. It goes from a fish that can be waterskied back to the boat on light tackle to one that will take drag. Even more noticeable is its change in...