Posts Tagged 'Fish'
Cliff Pace says the key to catching fish in the cold front is to slow down and look for areas that will hold the most heat. One tactic that fits this bill perfectly is flippin’. Bass suck tight to heavy cover for comfort and warmth during these cold conditions and it’s easy to see why. Fish are cold-blooded creatures and are directly affected by the environment around them so as the temp drops, their desire […]
Lake Lanier’s current level is 1,069.98 feet, or 1.02 feet below the normal level 1,071 feet. Water temperatures have averaged around 49 degrees. The main lake water is clear. The creeks and rivers are slightly stained. There may be some muddy areas where rain inflow occurs, but the water clarity is decent everywhere. The lower Chattahoochee River is clear to slightly stained. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river by calling 770-945-1466. Bass […]
Starting Jan. 1, 20201, it will cost a little less to go fishing in Kansas. The Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission is changing the daily license fee from $8.50 to $6 for Kansans and from $14.50 to $10 for non-Kansans. The commission hopes the lower prices will bring in more novice and casual anglers. Another change that happens Jan. 1, Kansas children ages 15 and younger can buy a new youth trout permit for […]
There are about 40 species of flying fish, all of which tend to be cigar-shaped with long, wide pectoral fins on either side of their bodies. Broadly speaking, there are two categories of flying fish: “two-wingers,” whose two large pectoral fins comprise most of the flying “lift” surface; and “four-wingers,” which also have two enlarged pelvic fins in addition to the two long pectoral fins. All flying fish have an asymmetrical, vertically forked tail (a […]
The bait probably surprised the fish and triggered a reaction bite, so Greg Hackney set the hook and swung him aboard. Now, nine times out of 10, that name and that scenario would probably mean a stout flipping jig like the namesake Hack Attack Heavy Cover Flipping Jig, but this was different. Hackney was targeting isolated brush in front of a marina slip with a drop shot — a bulked-up drop shot fitted with […]
Fall is a great time for fishing and Mike Crowell offers more tips on finding the fish. “For crappie, the best fall tactic is to skip standard tube jigs and work small stick baits and rattle baits,” said Crowell, co-owner of Rose’s Bait & Tackle in West Burlington. Stick baits are usually long and slender and emulate a bait fish. “Crappie are aggressive now,” Crowell said. “For catfish, it never hurts to be aggressive when going after […]