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Hook Set Tackle manufactures and sells some of the most proven artificial baits on the market. With all the new things on the market today it is a bit overwhelming for the fisherman. Manufacturers are making baits eye appealing to the fisherman much the way the auto industry does for consumers. We at Hook Set Tackle make and sell some of the most proven baits on the water, baits that do one thing, and do it well, catch fish! Leadhead jigs and soft plastic tube baits have caught millions of Crappie. We sell the Super Jig soft plastic tubes.

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We are the one stop shop for ALL your fishing needs. We cater to both salt and fresh water fishermen and carry a complete line of tackle and accessories for every aspect of fishing. From crabbing, fishing on a dock for snapper blues, to running offshore for tuna, we can equip you with what it takes to get the job done!

Hook Set Tackle Co. is a small family business. Hook Set Tackle manufactures and sells some of the most proven artificial baits on the market.

Some of the biggest striped bass in the world are caught in Maryland in the early spring. I came away with some interesting information. According to extension agents working with Florida Sea Grant, circle hooks have been used by commercial fishermen for decades due to their ability to efficiently catch fish. The principle behind the hook is simple. After the hook has been swallowed the fisherman applies pressure to the line, pulling the hook out of the stomach.

The actual curved shape of the hook is intended to keep the hook from catching in the gut cavity or throat. The advantage to the fisherman is that hooking is automatic. No hook set required. All we have to do is let the fish swim off with the bait then pick up the rod and start reeling. Circle hooks are a fool-proof way to catch stripers when fishing with bait, but do they work to protect the fish? In fact, some of the hooks you buy off the baitshop shelf may not be circle hooks at all.

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Bait Fishing for Stocked Rainbow Trout By Rodney Hsu, Fishing with Rod Published in March British Columbia is well known for its salmon, steelhead and sturgeon fisheries, but they can be a tough challenge for people who have never fished before. To accommodate new anglers, the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC stocks urban lakes with rainbow trout at catchable size.

These rainbow trout, more commonly known as “Fraser Valley rainbow trout”, typically weigh between g and g. Stocked rainbow trout at catchable sizes are eager biters, which are ideal for entry level anglers and kids who may find it challenging to catch a fish. Urban lakes are typically stocked between March and June, September and November but fish can be caught year-round.

The most common, basic fishing method for rainbow trout is bait fishing.

Here are some tips for using circle hooks to catch striped bass: Keep it limber – Use a slow, limber fishing rod with a lot of bend in the tip.A stiff, fast-tipped rod is more likely to pull the hook out of the striper’s mouth when you pick it up.

A brackish to saltwater species, they are called sheepshead because they have a month full of choppers that more closely resemble those possessed by the mammal than those of a fish. The habitat of the sheepshead is always in or around barnacle encrusted structures such as bridge piling, large rock formation like jetties, or submerged chunks of concrete rubble.

So, when sheepshead fishing an angler must fish these types of structures. Fortunately, sheepshead will eat fresh shrimp. Shrimp make a handy bait because they can be purchased at almost any coastal bait shop. Avoid using the frozen package shrimp that has begun to change colors and has the look of being stored for a long time. Dead shrimp will work as long as it is freshly dead. However, the best bait for sheepshead fishing is the fiddler crab. At lower tides, fiddler crab are generally quite abundant, running around looking for their next meal.

Most anglers catch them by hand or with some type of small mesh dip net and place them in a bucket. Fiddler crabs are easy to keep alive, they should be damp but do not submerge them in water. Protect the fiddlers for the heat and break off the large oversized claw when ready to use.

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Fishing Terms The only tackle you really need. Serious anglers usually have tackle boxes loaded with a shiny assortment of lures, but the beauty is you can catch plenty of fish with a hook, sinker, bobber and bait. To make things even easier, you can buy Zebco fishing kits which come with everything you need except bait.

Just a father and his boy spending time not expecting to catch anything and they hook up for their 1st ever Striper off the surf. Eric & his lil man Connor. lbs, 33 1/2 inches. SC. On salted clam.

The Torpedo Shape Minnow Trap The round torpedo shape minnow trap is one the of most versatile bait traps available on the market today. These traps are well constructed of light weight mesh wire often vinyl covered or galvanized. They are a two piece design which unhinge at the middle to permit easy bait removal and are very affordable. These traps are set and held in place with a length of line which attaches to the clips designed to hold the two halves together.

They can be baited with a variety of ingredients including dog food, cat food, corn meal, hog feed and bread. Sometimes the loose bait ingredients are placed inside a sock, pantyhose, or wrapped in cheese cloth, this prevents the bait for quickly floating away. The traps have tapered cone shaped entry points, which allows the live bait to easily find their way in.

The minnow trap works equally well in calm water or good flowing current. If baited properly, the traps can also be used to catch crawfish, small bream, mud minnows or even baby catfish. When using the trap in still water, place the bait inside the trap and allow it to attract the minnow in. This method also works very well for catching crawfish. Crawfish are mostly nocturnal so the trap should be set couple of hours before dark and left undisturbed over night.

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But exactly what is a float rig and how do you create one? A float rig is a great way to fish using live shrimp or live mud minnows, because it allows easy casting and lets your bait suspend at the proper depth with every cast. A float rig begins with some basic parts: The benefit to fishing a float rig is being able to cast the float with a leader and still being able to fish in deep water. Your bobber stop goes onto your line; it is moveable, which allows you to move it along your line to the depth you want to fish.

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Meanwhile, my longtime fishing buddy, Ron Ballanti, could do no wrong. Each live sardine he cast resulted in a hookup. I had been hooking them through the nose, making the sardines want to swim back to the boat as soon as they hit the water. Hooking the live fish bait in the breastplate made them want to swim down and away, and that was the secret to getting bit. I followed suit, and the next bait I cast was inhaled by a yellowfin.

To find out the secrets of bait behavior, I talked with veteran captains in the Northeast, South Florida, the northern Gulf and Southern California. While there are a plethora of live-bait species available to anglers, with lots of corresponding opinions about how to hook each, these experts picked their favorite four species of live fish baits, sharing here how they like to hook them.

When chasing species such as amberjack, blackfin tuna, dolphin, grouper, kingfish, mutton snapper and sailfish, Trosset first fills the livewells aboard his Yellowfin 34 center-console, Spindrift, with plenty of bait.

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We are the 1 source for bait vending machines in USA and beyond. Please take some time to check out our pages and stop back often to see what new promos we are offering. Let our bait vendors provide a new revenue stream to your new or existing business. We carry the only bait vending machines on the market today engineered from the ground up to be operated outdoors under any condition.

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Hook House Bait and Tackle has been serving fishermen at the New Jersey Shore for over thirty years. We are the one stop shop for ALL your fishing needs. We cater to both salt and fresh water fishermen and carry a complete line of tackle and accessories for every aspect of fishing.

Coming from a family with a long-standing Arizona fishing history, Ben spent his childhood years split between the desert lakes surrounding the Phoenix area and the high country lakes and streams in the White Mountains near Whiteriver. His diverse fishing education would eventually lead to an unbelievably successful fishing career, both as a guide and as a tournament angler. It was while attending Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona on a full ride music scholarship that Ben realized that his passion for fishing could not be ignored.

After college Ben set out and quickly rose through the ranks of professional bass fishing. In the tournament off-season, Ben started guiding for existing guide services that needed help throughout the state. Ben quickly became the most sought after bass guide in Arizona. Ben has since compiled over 40 first place finishes and over top-twenty finishes in his bass fishing tournament career, including 4 angler of the year titles, and has qualified for every championship that he has fished for.

Ben has also logged more client days over the last 10 years than any other guide in Arizona, and has used his time on the water and tournament skills to develop one of the most impressive client sheets of any guide in the world. Ben has also traveled extensively with his high school sweetheart and now wife Kelly to various fishing destinations throughout the world in search of new techniques and tactics including trips to Costa Rica, Belize, the Yucatan, Aruba, Hawaii, Alaska, Curacao, St.

Ben is the proud father of two boys and two labs. John New Born and raised in Phoenix, John has been fishing the state since As a small child he virtually grew up fishing the old Lake Pleasant.

Bait Fishing for Stocked Rainbow Trout

The Original Craggy Flathead Blackfish Jig’z – Designed for Blackfishing Designed for shallow to mid depths using light to medium spinning gear, with braided or monofilament lines and fluorocarbon leaders. This jig has out performed any other jig we make for the last seven years. Using the Tidaltails Blackfish Jig is as simple as this. Add your crab or favorite bait, drop it down, move it slowly.

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BUCKTAILS, BLACKFISH JIGS, lures and fishing tackle. All of Tidaltails Products are American Made and Manufactured in the USA.

This bait is such a rip off. Don’t listen to the biased comments on this on how good it is. They are all fake and where written by people affiliated with it. The bait flips over in its back every time and I’ve added weights into it but it still doesn’t fix the problem. These baits are cheap and bogus. Dont listen to all the fake comments about ot From: Flipped in the bird and the bass loved it!

Just a couple twitches on the surface and it got destroyed! A buddy and I went to his pond today and I out fished him I was very impressed with the way this bait works. Walks in place great and the blow up were incredible. I am not sure why people say negative things about it rolling over.

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Get on board with the bait Mother Nature provided. There are several steps in making this work for you. Handle Bait Properly Handling live bait can be very important. Water temperature should make slow changes, if any, from the time shiners are placed in live well, until they reach destination to be fished.

We specialize in fishing tackle and gear that can be used trolling for salmon, steelhead and trout including: salmon flies, trout flies, dodgers, flashers, diving devices, fishing rods, fishing reels, fishing line and wire, trolling spoons, body baits, artifical cut bait and bait holders, and other lures.

These tips are by no means, the only way to fish for tarpon, but they are a great place to start if you are new to the sport or find yourself needing to upgrade your tackle, knots or techniques. While many inshore species can be forgiving with the quality of tackle used to target them, tarpon will quickly demonstrate the dependability of your gear. If you are new to tarpon fishing, I suggest keeping your tackle on the heavier side. It will allow you to land the fish faster for a healthier release.

Fighting large tarpon on undersized tackle may be sporting, but the opportunities for shark attacks and death from exhaustion increase with every minute of the fight. If you plan on casting to pods of tarpon with live baits or lures, you will want to invest in a high-quality spinning reel. Tarpon can take impressive runs when first hooked, having plenty of lines allows you to pull anchor and begin chasing the fish. When selecting your tarpon rod there a few important points to remember.

Make sure the blank has a very strong backbone — you can gauge the backbone by lifting on the rod while someone holds the rod tip. Without a strong backbone, the rod will lack the necessary power to quickly land a large tarpon. Most anglers prefer a rod that has a slightly soft tip for casting tarpon baits and lures. You should expect 4inches — 6inches of flex that help launch small crabs, threadfin or soft baits like the Hogy 10inch Original Series.

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