On small ponds large, loud lures like crankbaits, magnum spinners and buzz baits get few strikes, especially after the first few times fish are exposed to them. Many hardcore pond fishermen throw few hard plastic lures in pond, instead focusing on soft plastics with either no weight or very little … Continue reading
Daiwa’s T-Wing casting reel utilizes a unique t-shaped guide in place of the standard levelwind eye, greatly reducing friction and adding both distance and backlash-free casting.
Crappie tend to hold super tight to cover in ponds, perhaps more so than on big lakes. When fishing brush piles fish as close as possible without getting tangle when using shiners. When using jigs, try rigging tube jigs weedless and actually fish inside the cover. What are your favorite … Continue reading
Many of the largest speckled trout simply suck down Spooks, Top Dogs and other mullet imitating surface lures with a trademark “slurp” sound. Retired Sabine Lake guide Skip James said big trout tackle topwaters with confidence. “It’s almost as if those really big specks know they don’t have to go … Continue reading
Roseau cane has an intricate system that is somewhat like a smaller version of mangrove and it gives baitfish a place to linger, hide and dodge larger predators like flounder, speckled trout and reds. It is best to fish these areas during the first couple of hours of a falling … Continue reading
Pressure is a hugely overlooked aspect of catching trophy-sized fish of any variety. Nowadays it is rare to find a water body that produces lots of big fish that is lightly pressured. In the information age, people find out about big catches in real time and respond accordingly. Sam Rayburn … Continue reading
Big trout can be extremely cautious fish and will sometimes circle a plug before striking. TF&G Exec. Editor and author of Texas Trout Tactics Chester Moore said he have seen this several times over the years and even watched some big trout do this on Lake Calcasieu last year while … Continue reading