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One of the great lures for bass is the tube jig. It is condsidered a bread and butter method , a must have , a must use for your die hard bass fisherman.
A great lure for the beginner or novice fisherman to ad add t their how to catch bass methods. The tube jig is simple to use and versatile. The tube jig works great for any kind of bass (largemouth , spotted, and smallmouth). A tube jig comes in different lead jig heads and comes in different sizes and colored bodies. Picture a tube jig body is hollow inside and the very end of the jig is cut in streamers.

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One of the best eating fish is the northern pike. But you need to remove the Y bones.

If you do not remove those Y bones eating northern can be very hazerdous. To find  the Y bones in a northern pike. Place the northern filet skin down. You will see a row of bones running down the middle of the fish.

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In Walleye filets of a medium to large walleye you still are going to find some small bones. You can remove those bones easily. To find the bones take the filet and lay it on a surface skin side down. Feel the filet where the thickest part of the filet meets the thinner belly flesh. You will feel little pin like bones sticking straight up.

 

To the left I point to the bones in the walleye filet.

 

 

 

 

 

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How to catch fish. Froggin for bass. The secrets out.

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How to tie Flies. Get ready for those August and September grasshopper hatches by tying your own grasshopper flies.

 

The foam hopper is really not a difficult fly to tie. Steps to tie one are as follows:

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How to fly fish the grasshopper pattern. Late summer dry hot weather brings out the grasshopper hatches. At times it is hard not to notice them. Grasshoppers can come out in droves. August and September are prime time for grasshoppers although grasshoppers can be found throughout the summer. Trout feed on grasshoppers all summer.

The grasshopper when hitting the water makes a loud splash. Windy and dry weather will be what trout fisherman hope for. Wind will start the trout feeding when the grasshoppers hit th water. Typical good grasshoppers spots are are streams with grassy fields in farmland. Grasshopper patterns can be fished on the surface and grasshoppers can be fished below the surface. Fishing grasshoppers work best later in the day as the day warms. For floating grasshoppers you can use the foam body grasshoppers imitation.

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How to catch bass with football jigs. First what is a football jig? It is a jig with the head shaped like you guessed it a football. The football shaped head is to get the lure with the hook to stand straight up which minimizes snagging. Your standard jigs (bullet shaped heads, round heads, mushroom heads) will tip over and lay on their side and from this position snag often.

The football jig is dragged on the bottom  and is used in rock sand mud, anything but weeds. The football jig when dragged on the bottom stirs up the mud and sand and mimics a crayfish. The football jig has great action when compared with other standard jigs. The football head always keeps the hook straight up. The football jig is a heavy jig and is fished deep normally in weights of 1/2 . 3/4 , and 1 oz. Expert anglers fishing this lure drag it on the bottom say to visualize what the bottom is where you are dragging the lure.

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How To Catch Bass using the orginal floating Rapala. The crankbait lure that started it all for Rapala was the floater made of balsa wood. Rapala since the development of the floater back in to 1960’s has developed quite an assortment of all kinds of great specialty crankbaits including shad

raps, deep diving shad raps, suspending shad raps, rattling raps, DT6 8 10 12 etc, clackin rap, minnow rap, and others. First I will say that confidence in the lure you are fishing is of utmost importance to fishing success. For crankbaits I prefer Rapala because I have had wonderful success with their brand.  You may prefer another brand (Rapala is not the only manufacturer).

The orginal floating rapala is a crankbait lure that floats and has a small lip (which means it is a shallow runner and will run in depth from the surface to about 6 feet deep). The orginal floating rapala is a great surface lure for largemouth and smallmouth bass. It has a very natural minnow enticing action to it. A slow wobble I would decribe it. From a boat or the shore fish for bass in the shallows in the spring thru the fall. From a boat systematically work the shallows (where lakes are not too choked with weeds).

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Fish Sandwich / Fish Recipes

Fish recipes.

The big fish sandwich. A  favorite of mine. Simply and easy to make. Take a 3-4 oz fish filet. See main page tab at top how to cook fish for cooking methods.

Ingredients:

1) Whole wheat bread . 2) 3-4 oz of fish (walleye is very good ) 3) One thin  slice of red onion 4) A leaf of romaine lettuce 5) Sliced tomato 6) Swiss cheese slice (optional). 7) Mayo non-fat.

Toast your bread. Take 3-4 oz fish place on one piece of toast. Place swiss cheese on the fish. Take a thin slice of red onion. Punch out the center of the red onion (which is strong tasting). Place the red onion slice on the cheese. Then place the sliced tomato over slice of cheese with the lettuce leaf.  On the other piece of toast put some non-fat mayo or miracle whip free. You have one great tasting , nutritious , low fat/ low calorie fish sandwich!

 

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A seldom used method that works great for crappies is trolling a jig and bobber system. This system is a great search system used in covering a lot of water. Examples of

situations you can use this system is early spring when the fish are not in the shallows but may be in a little bit deeper water adjacent to the shallows. Say you are fishing a spring day when the temperature is not optimally warm to draw fish into the shallows and have a good shallow water bite. On this day you are casting and casting and not getting much results.

It is time to deploy the trolling a jig and bobber system and go into search mode for those crappie. Ok here is how to setup  trolling a jig and bobber system. You will be fishing the deeper water outside the shallows where you would normally be catching your spring crappie. You will be trolling a jig and bobber system in passes at different depths. As an example you have a shallow water bay that normally is a good crappie producer.

Your going to make 3 trolling passes. The first pass you are going to watch your depth finder and stay on a depth of 6 to 8 feet. You will rig a 1/32 oz or a 1/64 oz green or yellow jig with a minnow or a 1 inch gulp alive minnow setting the bobber at a 5 ft depth. Next cast the boober and jig a good distance behind the boat (say 100 feet). Take your trolling motor and at a very slow speed setting start trolling and watch your depth finder to stay at 6 to 8 feet. Zig zag or snake troll slowly along the 6 vto 8 feet countour.

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