Fishing Techniques Archive

The Five Best Fishing Christmas Gifts

It’s the time of the year when millions begin the frenzied and often fruitless quest to find the perfect gift for the special people in their lives. If those people are interested in fishing there is an

Fishing with trout worms and other lures

I’ve received a few good comments and questions on my Trout Worms Catch Fish post. Although I replied there, I thought it would be a good idea to expand into a full post to increase visibility. I

Doing well on Western PA’s Delayed Harvest waters

I recently had a chance to fish some special regulation waters in Western Pennsylvania with a bit of success. While most of the “approved trout waters” in the state are closed in March and the first part

Trout worms catch fish

Trout worms catch fish of all kinds. The small thin soft plastic lures may not look like much. There’s nothing particularly glamorous or even authentic about them. But they absolutely work on a wide variety of freshwater

How and when to use a slip bobber

Far from just another way of indicating strikes, the slip bobber is an important fishing tool that is useful in many situations. Fixed bobbers are nearly impossible to cast if they are attached to the line more

In highly pressured waters, pocket waters produce fish

There is a tendency by fishers to head for the largest and deepest holes in a stream, which are usually also the most well-known, and stay put. But when the pressure is on, the fish take notice.

Spin fishing rigs for Great Lakes steelhead

Steelhead are an anadromous (sea-run) strain of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) native to the Pacific Ocean and the rivers of western North America and Siberia. But they also exist in large numbers in North America’s Great Lakes,

How to use Trout Magnets, trout worms and micro jigs

I’ve noticed that a lot of people are interested in finding out how to effectively fish micro jigs (especially Trout Magnets). If presented correctly, these increasingly popular lures can work very well for trout, steelhead, crappie and

Air travel with fishing equipment: Rules, information and tips

There are a lot of questions around what kind of fishing equipment you can take on an airplane and how you can carry it. There is so much of this online in fact that it can be

Use a double hook slip sinker rig to attract more catfish

The slip sinker rig is an old standby not only for anglers after catfish, but also those after any number of other species. In some form or another, the rig is commonly used to take fish commonly