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17
Apr
Peacock Bass, Tactics and Strategy

Peacock Bass, Tactics and Strategy

When my guide for the week, Raphael Valenzuela, looked at the Luhr-Jensen "Wood Chopper" that I proudly removed from my tackle box, he shook his head and pointing to my lure declared, "This is a problem".

After my thorough research, I was not mentally prepared to be rebuffed, upon pulling out what I was sure was the best lure to use. Baffled, I watched as he produced a Leatherman and promptly removed the front propeller. After reassembling it, he tied it onto my waiting Ripcord, and handed it back with words of approval and encouragement, "no problem now".

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24
Mar
Crankbaits, the how and the why.

Crankbaits, the how and the why.

Ever since man first became fascinated with catching fish, the urge to design artificial lures that accurately simulated natural baitfish has been an obsession. Artificial lures are made from every conceivable substance from wood, metal, lead, plastic, soft plastic, natural yarn, synthetic fibers, feathers and animal fur. Basically, if there was even a remote chance that it might fool a fish, anglers have tried it.

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20
Jun
King Tarpon's Throne is Boca Grande

King Tarpon's Throne is Boca Grande

There are many places where you can catch tarpon, but there is only one place, on the west coast of Florida, that is recognized worldwide as the Mecca of tarpon fishing fanatics - Boca Grande Pass.

 

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12
Jun
Lunker Lakers Near The Circle

Lunker Lakers Near The Circle

When it comes to fishing for lake trout, an angler would be hard pressed to find better action than that which exists near Canada's Arctic Circle. In this barren and formidable environment, awash in pristine lakes and streams, life is on an exaggerated schedule with feeding cycles compressed into a season of soft water that is measured in weeks. 

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