As its name implies, a baitcast rod is used for casting. Fishermen use them for other purposes, too, such as trolling, but baitcast rods are usually used to cast for fish species such as largemouth and smallmouth bass, muskies, northern pike and walleyes. While casting -- or throwing -- them is a li
A saltwater offshore fish that many anglers pursue on a regular basis, a large tuna will weigh in at well over 200 pounds. They're also known as the "iron men of the sea" due to their speed and fierce fighting ability when hooked. Fishing for tuna involves the use of an artificial lure that is desig
The great blue heron is the largest heron found in North America, with some standing almost 5 feet tall. It can be found wherever there is water to provide a place to hunt for food. A bluish-gray color with black on the feathers, the great blue heron has a white face with a pair of black stripes run
The post-spawn period, for some anglers, is one of the toughest during which to consistently fish and catch bass. This period occurs after the spawn, which takes place when the water temperatures are in the low- to mid-60s. The spawn is strenuous for bass, and the post-spawn period is a time for bas
Nowadays, pond and lake owners, fishermen and biologists are in favour of using artificial PVC fish attractors as they are proved to be environment friendly and good for aquatic growth. It is due to their ...
The bucktail jig is constructed using a forward weighted hook and hair from a whitetail deer. The natural hair color is white, but the material is dyed to create a variety of bucktail jig color options. Fishing the bucktail jig effectively requires a methodical approach and knowledge of the targeted
The Abu Garcia company was founded in 1921, in Svangsta, Sweden. Since then the company has manufactured numerous types of specialized fishing gear including baitcasters. Abu Garcia offers low profile baitcast reels that aim to provide comfort, accuracy and durability for handling aggressive fishing
A cameo is an item of jewelry whose surface has been decorated with a carving in relief. In Ancient Rome and then again during Renaissance times, in imitation of this earlier period, cameos were carved from precious and semi-precious stones. However, such items are rare museum pieces and the kind o
The Harp seal (Pagophilus groenlandicus) is commonly known as the snow seal because of its preference of habitat and the white, fluffy fur the seal pups are born with. The Harp seal belongs to the family of true or ear-less seals due to the lack of external ear flaps.
There are various options available for Portland fishing charters. Variations exist as you move from one area to another. Generally, in Portland, charters are available for sports fishing, extended trips, shark fishing and Portland tuna. ...
Fishing at times can be chaotic. In the hubbub of catching a fish, or packing or unpacking the boat, it is easy to step on an unfortunately placed fishing rod. Sometimes, the rod breaks in two pieces. Generally, though, it is the fishing line guides -- the circular objects that run up and down the r
The Canada Lynx is a popular target of hunters because this animal tends to be so far away from civilization. This brings an excitement to hunting when an animal that many hunters may have never even seen before.
Fortescue is a small town in New Jersey facing out to the Delaware Bay. It has a reputation for good fishing and is sometimes referred to as the "weakfish capital of the world," according to the Downe Township website. Anglers have a lot of options for species and fishing styles around Fortescue, fr
Bream are a popular fish among anglers because of their size and their willingness to bite. Another plus with this type of fish is that their breeding grounds are easy to find. Bream form individual nests, but they normally share a territory with other bream, making them that much easier to find du
Topography is the study of the physical features of Earth or another planetary body. Explorers, researchers and scientists have been studying and tracing the physical characteristics of the Earth for thousands of years. As the technology for topography has progressed, so too has the depth and detail
Silver salmon, more commonly referred to as coho salmon, are a popular freshwater sports fish in Canada. Certain species of this fish are protected in Canada, so salmon fishing seasons are limited and very closely monitored.
The snell knot ties a fishing line directly to a hook. This knot came into wide use before fishing hooks had eyes. The tip of the hook's shank was wider than the rest of the shank and the snell knit was tied below the tip. The tightly wrapped coils of line around the shank would not slip off the hoo
Present in nearly every ecosystem, over 50,000 species belong to the phylum Mollusca. Mollusks include an incredible diverse range of organisms from snails to clams to octopuses. A lengthy fossil history makes them useful for documenting the trajectory of life. Throughout history, humans have and co
Trout can be one of the most exciting and challenging fish to catch for even the most experienced anglers. They are common in both lake and river areas and eat a wide variety of grubs, nymphs and even smaller fish. Many different lures exist for catching trout, and some have proven their worth ove