A few points on seasonality and trophy fish. Fish are driven by a variety of seasonal urges and timing in particular areas that can literally enhance the chance of catching monster fish tenfold. Probably the greatest example is with redfish. The huge spawning-sized specimens congregate in the nearshore Gulf in … Continue reading
During the winter period lots of anglers wadefish for big trout on mud flats adjacent to the Intracoastal Canal. On warm afternoons big trout move up to feed over the mud, which retains heat and is a few degrees warmer than surrounding areas. The typical strategy involves using slow-sinking lures … Continue reading
Because of the small environment of ponds, small streams and canals, any disturbances in the water can spook fish more easily than on large lakes or rivers. In addition the clearer the pond, the spookier the fish. The ability to make long, accurate casts and land your lures softly can … Continue reading
Check it out and see what the Corky remains one of the most popular baits on the Texas coast.
An area not managed for big fish will not consistently produce big fish. There is simply too much intelligent angling pressure out there to make this possible in most of the continental United States. Take extreme southeastern Louisiana for example where there are lots of fish but not a whole … Continue reading
An element of my (Chester’s Moore’s) F.L.E.X. FIshing (R) system that will be detailed in further writing on specific species is eliminating what I call the “human factor”. Big fish are super shy and tend to avoid anything that seems suspicious. In my quest to catch big bass in the … Continue reading
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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. I throw very few hard plastic lures in pond, instead focusing on soft plastics with either no weight or very little weight. For … Continue reading
When you find trout are being super cautious, try slowing down your approach. Go to chugging and popping style plugs like the Splasher in these situations. The best retriever is to make a couple of pops, let it sit five seconds and repeat the process. Most of the time the … Continue reading