Guest Post by Kyle Brandstatt Have you ever walked down the "bass jigs" aisle at your local retailer or tackle shop and been utterly overwhelmed? If so, then you've probably noticed the hundreds of styles, brands, colors and weights that jigs come in. This can be confusing to someone who is new to the sport of fishing or just isn't familiar with jigs. I'm here to break down how, when and where to fish these baits and bring order to the chaos you see on the shelves. Jigs are some of the … [Read more...] about Jig Fishing Basics – 101
Ahhh, can you feel it? As the first cool front has bestowed upon us some nice fall weather, the fishing should absolutely HEAT up inshore. All along the Gulf & Atlantic coasts, the speckled trout, redfish, and flounder should start to move back into the interior marshes by the droves. Targeting tidelines around points and drains should lead to some decent action. The key, like usual, is to find some moving water and bait. As we all know, if there’s bait, fish should be close in tow. Whether … [Read more...] about Cooler Temps Mean HOT Fishing
By: L.C.A. Ahhhh, the Red Snapper. We could certainly get into a litany of “discussions” on this prized fish, but today we’ll focus on the good. Well, if you fish the GOM (Gulf of Mexico), that is. This year, our democracy worked in such a beautiful way…the type of way our snapper fishing forefathers always wanted it to. The federal government decided to let the Gulf states help in the decision-making process for our little red, feisty friends. Here’s the FYI on the snapper season in the GOM … [Read more...] about Red and Rare… The Elusive Snapper… Right?
Guest Post by ProStaffer Keith Krafft Musky are the most elusive fish I’ve ever targeted in my life; they truly are a fish of 10,000 casts. In our area, they’re predominately focused in rivers, such as the New and James River. The musky in these fisheries range in size, from a weight and length of 8lbs. and 28 inches, to upwards of 50lbs. and 55 inches, with a 50 plus inch musky being a great accomplishment. The fish here recently finished up spawning and are beginning to feed up heavily. … [Read more...] about Tales of the Freshwater Toothy: Virginia Musky Bite
Guest Post by Captain Jay O'Brien Captain Jay O'Brien of Irish Wake Fishing here. The fishing in and around Mobile Bay is a highly underrated fishery. We are currently experiencing an epic spring bite right now. 30 to 50 or more fish days are not uncommon right now with some good quality Speckled Trout mixed in with school trout. Speckled Trout are being caught on the shallow flats of Mobile Bay and the Mississippi Sound in great numbers using live shrimp or shrimp imitations like the Egret … [Read more...] about Strong Numbers, Steady Bite out of Mobile Bay
By F.D. & L.C.A. Angler #1: “Hey Bo, what you fishin’ for today?” Angler # 2: “Trout.” Angler # 1: “TROUT! Why?” HERES WHY! Trout are awesome. The end... Unfortunately, Trout really are one of the lesser appreciated game fish species out there, but these badass fish really can be an amazing bite. At Cajun Rods® we like our trout fishing, and this article is all about why you should too! First and foremost, they’re habitual. These fish love having their own spots that they … [Read more...] about Speckled Sea Trout: That Other Fish