When I was a kid, my grandfather was a long-haul truck driver. I remember how much he used to say that he loved it. I was trying to figure out what to do with my own life, so I started looking around to find out what is the best trucking company for new drivers these days. My grandfather passed away many years ago, so I didn’t have the ability to sit down and talk to him about it and learn what his advice would be. However, I wish that he was alive today so that he could learn that I’m now a driver just like he was. I know that he would feel really good about my choice and proud that I chose something that he used to do for a living.
My parents were really unhappy with me for a long time because they saw that I was not going to college like my other brothers and sister did. Continue reading I’m Doing What My Grandpa Did for a Living
My wife bought Kirkland Signature Natures Domain canned dog food because our old dog just couldn’t handle hard food anymore. For years we feed him food that came in a bag and he always loved it. Then old age crept in, and with it bad teeth. We noticed he wasn’t eating much of his hard food and, when he did, he made noises like he felt pain. A trip to the veterinarian confirmed that he had bad teeth and that we should probably switch to some sort of soft canned food so he could still get his nutritional needs met.
The problem we faced right from the start was finding the right food. Since we only bought hard food for years, we didn’t have many ideas about what brand to try. The wife got a membership to Costco through her employer, and we decided to try their Kirkland brand. Continue reading Great Canned Dog Food for an Older Dog
Outside of my home, there is an old elm tree that is no longer in very good shape. Recently, my wife and I decided that it was time to have it removed. We knew that this was not a job that we could safely do on our own, so we started looking for a good Queens tree service firm. We had to find a company that could get the job done quickly and for a reasonable price. If we looked around and considered our options, we knew that we could find what we needed without too much difficulty.
I was starting to worry that the tree might fall over in a storm and damage our home or some other structure in the neighborhood. The last thing that I wanted was for a tree to come crashing down on us in the night. If we did not get the tree taken down soon, anything could happen. Continue reading How I Found a Good Queens Tree Service Firm
I simply love producing body and skin products that I sell in a regional Farmers Market and a few of my hottest selling items is your toilet bomb. I’m assuming you understand how to make bath bombs, however that I will provide you the simple recipe I love using with fantastic success and I will provide you a few suggestions about the best way best to make bath bombs using the wow element.
For my fundamental bath bomb recipe that I use these ingredients:
This recipe provides a fantastic bomb which fizzes nicely from the tub. You are able to add more uric acid if you would like it fizzier, but I believe this figure operates just fine. The tricky bit of creating any sort of toilet bomb is through the phase of blending the oils as there’s a nice balance to obtaining just the perfect number of liquid consumed, without putting off the chemical response that supplies the bomb its own “fizz.” I find it’s ideal to set the oils into a plastic jar with a cause carefully squirt, 1 spray at one time, stirring all of the time. Spray evenly round the joint ingredients copying the spray/stir activity, stirring continuously and taking good care to not wet the components. When the mixture starts to hold together and can produce a ball shape if pressed, STOP SPRAYING. Think wet sand forests since this is the consistency you’re planning for. You then must stack the mixture to your molds by packaging it as closely as you can so that you overfill every half. Then press both halves together only the next. Don’t twist or you are likely to wind up with two halves of a toilet bomb. It isn’t important whether the 2 halves are lined up well or even if they’re closed, in this phase you’re just inviting the mix to a well rounded shape. Bear in mind, the more mix you package to your molds, the more fizzier they’re.
So, the way to make bath bombs using the wow element? Experiment with adding colors and glitter for quite a pretty, girlie style bomb. Among my favorite bath bombs needs to be quite a decadent chocolate bomb in which I utilize 50g grated ginger butter which can be blended with another dry ingredients, then I incorporate a mix of almond chocolate and oil odor. In addition, I color it a chocolate color and grate a little sum out of a chocolate bar to the mould before I place in the mixture.
The heart shaped bath bomb molds which it is possible to purchase also generate a bath bomb using the wow effect as you’re able to put a combo of rose petals or dried rosehips from the mould or rather dried lavender blossoms seem gorgeous if placed in the base of the mould. You only have to take care to not bleach on the extras such as dried botanicals and glitter since clearly every one these items will wind up in the tub water and not everybody likes to sit in a bathtub of sterile petals!
In the conclusion of the afternoon, the only limitation is your creativity! Have fun!
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I was hoping to find a dentist well before I needed to go see one when I moved to my new home, but it did not work out that way. When the alert came up on my calendar that it was time to schedule my next dental cleaning, I knew that I had to hurry and find one in the area that was accepting new patients. I did a fast search online to find the best dentist in Launceston because this was something I take very seriously.
I have only had one cavity in my life, and I was not about to increase that number because I did not see a dentist when I was supposed to. I also was not going to go and see any dentist. I work with the public, so my smile is very important to me. I wanted to make sure that the dentist I went to is the best in the area. I am used to doing a lot of research for work, so I did not mind having to do this to find a great dentist. Continue reading A Trip to My New Dentist
I have often heard that you find out your family’s true colors when another family member dies. That is exactly what happened with my brother and sisters. Their greed has really displayed itself after the death of my father. When my father died he left his 200-acre farm to me and my four brothers and sisters and they are now fighting over how much it is worth and how much money they will be getting from the sale of it. As the executor of the estate, I need to enlist the help of a real estate appraiser in Sacramento. I am going to find somebody who can give us an accurate and detailed report as to exactly how much the house, land, and buildings are worth. We need an honest and unbiased appraisal that will enable us to put this part of the estate on the market to sell. I don’t want to see our family torn apart any more than what it already is and this seems to be the most viable solution to the problem. Continue reading This Past Weekend Was a Very Fun Time That Ended Up in a Bit of a Disaster for Me. You See, I Was at a Cookout with Some Friends and Family to Celebrate My Best Friends Birthday. Everything Went Very Well, That is Until I Decided to Have a Piece of
Make Small Fortune In Fishing Industry…
….now there is a headline you don’t see very often. In fact, I have never seen it.
Unless you start out with a large fortune and slowly pitter it away while in pursuit of our friends who live beneath the waves, most people don’t enter the exciting world of the fishing industry to seek fame and fortune. There are rarely any recruiters from Salmon canneries knocking on your door as you bask in the glory of graduation from college, nor do you pick up a copy of Entrepeneur Magazine and find” fisherman” as a hot start-up franchise. Guys wearing lots of “bling” and chest waders rarely come sloshing into your business and hand you a business card and brochure claiming that: “for a $10,000 investment I can help you triple your income in thirty days…GUARANTEED!!”
In fact, I even googled “Make Money Fishing” and came away with 313 responses and the disheartening notion that if you choose fishing as a way of life–you are pretty much destined for a life of relaxed mediocrity. There of course are some exceptions, like tournament bass fisherman, or guys selling fishing adventures to Mars–but for the most part –if you have some startling epiphany that “I want to make my fortune in fishing”- you are barking up the wrong riffle.
Some other samples from the make money fishing offerings:
1. Russ Roy– Offers up a slightly “tongue in cheek” article, stating that we fisherman can earn extra cash slathering stinky fish attractants and fish “sputem” on our jeans and then resell them on perhaps eBay as “designer fisher wear”. Complete with fish hook holes. I only say slightly “tongue in cheek”–because they probably would sell — especially in some posh Beverly Hills boutique on Rodeo drive.
“Oh dahling, those salmon roe encrusted Jordaches make your tush look devine!!”
Heck, throw in a “roostertail” 1/4 ounce zipper and I might buy a pair myself.
2. A New England commercial fisherman is selling his fishing operation–He is “grossing” about $80K per year and claims a “cash flow” of $53k. Asking price $105k.
The “hook” here is the benefit of leaving the rat race for the “open seas”.
I have to ask myself,” does this mean he wants to re-enter the rat race??” Health issues force sale?? Wear funky woolen sweaters!
Oh and by the way– it is a one man operation–so have fun running around that boat and giving orders to yourself, or you can hire someone and pretty much watch your $53k disappear.
No fortune there.
3. Make your own fishing lures– This might give you some self satisfaction, or relieve some tension–which in itself might be a nice benefit for the rest of society- and I suppose if you can get $3.00 a lure you can actually triple your income as a current fly tier…However, I doubt you are going to make a fortune, unless you can break into a already saturated market of fishing lure producers or you live to be 116 and can sell them on eBay as “antiques”.
I really couldn’t find any bonafide “get rich in fishing” schemes, except for the tournament fisherman offerings, which pretty much isn’t considered fishing at that point.
Not even an MLM scheme– “You see, you buy 12 fish and send them to each of the Kingfishers in your UPLINE– and then you move up from carp level!!” –“When you move to the top of the “pyramid anchor”and become a “Marlin” you will then receive 64,000 FISH in your mailbox!”
Are you in?
So I guess we fishermen will have to retreat to the “zen-minimalist” philosophy of : less is more, if we want to consider ourselves “wealthy” or “rich”.
At least by fishing standards, we can consider ourselves rich in outdoor experiences, or having a wealth of fishing knowledge. Not to mention, that the Toyota Chinook camper is paid for!!
According to my good friend”Webster” fortune is defined as :prosperity attained partly through luck… AND who knows more about luck than a fisherman!!!
So, keep trying to sell those Rolex imatations, cheap pharmaceuticals, and”secrets” to success on ebay.
The competition is a lot less in:” the road to fishing riches” market.
Which can only lead to a lot of “downtime”, which can certainly be filled with….. FISHING!
Besides, I have never heard it said that: “the time spent selling cialis on the internet is not deducted from one’s life”–have you?
My wedding gift to my lovely bride is going to be a song. She loves to hear me sing along to the radio, and karaoke night is one of our favorite things to do when we are going out with friends. What she isn’t too aware of yet is that I enjoy writing songs too. I am not that great at writing music though, which is probably because I don’t play any instruments. I knew that I needed to have great music though, especially if it was something like Drake type beats.
I asked my friend who likes to mess around with sound but he told me he was not able to make something sound that professional. I thought that was it until he told me the next day about a website he had found. Continue reading My New Song for My Bride
Every fisherman dreams of a bigger catch! Is it possible to know beforehand when you should plan a trip to enjoy some fishing, catch more than usual, and come home feeling 100% satisfied? Based on my own personal research around the best fishing times, I think it is.
When I first started fishing, the best fishing time for me was whatever time happened to suit me. I tried different lures, baits and techniques until I’d spent a small fortune in my quest to improve my fishing catch. When I finally heard about the “Solunar Theory”–or fishing by moon phase–like most anglers, I was skeptical.
What I’d read sounded too complicated. All sorts of factors needed to be checked and the determined angler needed to be at the water’s edge at exactly the right time, TO THE MINUTE, in order to improve on his average catch. Was I really willing to take my hobby that seriously? Let’s just say that curiosity got the better of me.
To help me determine whether there was any truth in the moon’s effect on the best fishing times, I kept a record of every trip I made over a period of 18 months. All information related to the moon’s phases, the weather conditions and the catches I made were carefully logged. What I discovered convinced me that moon phase fishing works. BUT, I also found that it isn’t anywhere near as complicated as many would have us believe.
How Does Fishing By Moon Phase Work?
Every fisherman knows that the best fishing times are when the fish are feeding. This tends to be during dawn and dusk, but what often goes unnoticed are the two periods elsewhere in the day–moonrise and moonset. Because the moon has an effect on a variety of factors surrounding the fish–including the live fodder they hunt–these periods, combined with the moon’s phase, are what trigger feeding.
By understanding this, and choosing times when sunrise/sunset and moonrise/moonset coincide with new or full moon phases, you’ll increase you chance of a good fishing catch. Assuming there are fish in the area, of course.
Choosing The Best Fishing Times
There really is nothing complicated about this at all; it’s just a matter of knowing ahead of time exactly when the sun and moon will rise and set. Fish are most active during 90-minute windows surrounding each of these four daily events; that’s 45 minutes before and after these four daily points.
Fishing during these four periods will help increase your fishing catch, but if you plan wisely so as to ensure you’re at the water’s edge on the days of new or full moon, you can use these ‘windows’ to reel in a catch like you’ve never done before. If you have to choose between sunrise/set and moonrise/set, always go with the moon as the moon is the stronger influence.
Hunters have always known that fish and game are most active at dawn and dusk–sunrise and sunset–but their activity surrounding moonrise and moonset is less noticeable because these events are likely to occur without effecting any change in the perceived light. The rise and set of a new moon is invisible anyway, and overcast weather often hides the moon. Without prior knowledge of setting and rising times, two of the best fishing times will be missed every day!
When planning your fishing by moon phase, there are certain other factors that should also be considered.
Weather – Severe weather changes have an impact on the way fish feed. When a storm’s brewing, or just after one has passed, is a good time. If this happens while you’re in place, you’ll be in for a treat! However, if there’s a cold front approaching, the fish are likely to move deeper into the water and become inactive.
Season – Most fish are more likely to bite willingly during seasonal transitions with the transition from winter to spring and summer to fall being the two best fishing times.
Now that you know that moon phase fishing really works, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t utilize this knowledge to increase your own fishing catch by being at the ready with your rod during the best fishing times available. It’s easy and it works!
There are many gimmicks in carp fishing and certainly Korda Goo is such a product which appeals more to angler senses than to fish. I could easily make such product using fluorascien drain cleaner and a cheap flavour. But if you feel you must use such gimmicks you at least deserve to be given the opportunity to improve this visual and smell orientated product so read on now for far better results in winter and summer!
You might think that carp see colours as we humans do but there are many differences which really mean we can exploit carp eyesight in surprising ways but not exactly in way you might expect! Carp vision extends into the infrared and ultraviolet ranges and this means they may well detect heat differences and tone and contrasts in very different ways to humans. I say they may well do because when it comes to carp vision not that many rigorously scientific tests regarding bait tones and colours have been carried out.
Certainly one thing is clear that carp do detect contrast of tones, and under certain light conditions rig materials which appear green in white light appear black and so are not camouflaged at all. White hook baits containing high levels of titanium oxide dye may well work better in darkness or in turbid light conditions due to unknown factors science has yet to determine and not merely factors such as contrast and tone.
Highlighting hook baits using dye can work to make them contrast and stand out more from the visual background clutter. This is in principle similar to exploiting high levels of flavours to help hook baits stand out from background dissolved clutter in the water around carp, such as dissolved minerals, ammonium and so on. So highlighting visually and chemically can help achieve more bites and more fish in various conditions, but no in all.
I say not in all conditions because sometimes it is preferable not to be using particular forms of flavours at all, and certainly on a highly pressured lake such as Rainbow Lake you would be best to use natural flavours and avoid any flavours based on familiar solvent bases which fish may well identify and feed far more warily in the presence of. Certain taste sensitive individual fish may actually avoid such baits completely!
Personally I am not a fan of high levels of dyes in baits for purposes of highlighting them as through many tests involving very potent chemosensory approaches the colour of a bait was proven to be totally irrelevant to results as fish were already acutely sensitised instantly to bait substances in solution and so found baits extremely easily from ranges far outside of visual range.
I am a fan of pigments however and for example if you list the number of beneficial pigments found in spirulina for instance then I think you will be a fan of algae, particularly in winter and spring baits forever more! Used correctly spirulina clouds water so beneficially in the presence of feeding fish that this in itself can be enough to obscure rig materials from visual sensitivities when fish get really close to hooks and hook links etc which tend to reflect at least some light back into the eye, even ambient light at night in shallower water!
So how can you improve a visual flavoured product such as Korda Goo? Well without getting technically into the water reactivity, chemosensory and internal bioactivity sides of things etc, adding CC Moore Feedstim XP liquid and powder will dramatically boost the potency of Korda Goo. However you can improve visual impacts too by for example adding liquid Robin Red, or additional titanium oxide dye.
You might add spirulina, or even hemp protein powder and both of these add dramatically to chemosensory nutritional stimulation and very effectively cloud the water obscuring your hook and rig so you get more hooked fish!
Many catfish anglers frequent pay lakes for the opportunity to catch a trophy catfish. Many time these anglers do not have boats or the fishing savvy to hunt for the big catfish in the wild. But many of these anglers never catch a trophy cat because they don’t position themselves correctly to catch these large catfish at these pay lake pounds.
Catch trophy blue catfish, channel catfish, and flathead catfish at pay lakes there’s a few tips and techniques you need to know to be successful. Many times if a pay to fish area has multiple ponds, the pond with the trophy catfish will be separate from the other ponds. Also if there are multiple ponds. chances are one will be stocked with channel catfish in the 1 ½ to 3 lb range specifically for table fare or for the novice fisherman.
Just like in the wild blue catfish, channel catfish, and flathead catfish will relate to structure that is located in the pond. If any where in the pond there is are known submerged debris or tree trunks the big catfish will be close by. Also, if you do not want to compete with other fisherman fish your local pay lakes at night. Get to your local pay lake before dark so you can pick the right spot to catch your trophy catfish. If you can find a submerged stump close to shore that is great because big flathead catfish, channel catfish, and blue catfish cruise the shore lines at night.
There are questions you need to ask the pay lake proprietor before spending your money. First ask to see a list of the types of fish and their weights that are stocked in the ponds. Next if there are multiple ponds get specifics on which pond or ponds hold the trophy catfish. Next ask how deep the ponds are Just a note, the deeper the pond the better. If the pond has a deep hole ask specifically where it is located. Also ask where known submerged structure is located.
The ideal spot to set up for your bait fishing catfish trip in a paylake is 6 to 8ft deep flats near to the deep water. Also find areas with submerged rock and wood cover that are adjacent to the shallower flats and ledges.. Normally the big catfish in pay lakes will be close to lots of cover and the deep water.
The best catfish baits for pay lakes are natural bait fish such as goldfish, creek chubs, and shiners. The ideal size for these baits are 3 to 4 inches in length. If you are targeting large catfish such as blue catfish, channel catfish or flathead catfish in pay lakes you need to have heavy tackle too match your prey. A surf rod 7 to 8ft in length, medium power and either a bait casting or open face reel designed to be spooled with 25lb to 50lb test line. My preference in line type is a fireline.
A catfish fishing rig for a pay lake is a good hardy large slip bobber rig. To make a slip bobber rig slide the bobber stop up the line firs. Next slide your 6″ to 8″ long slip bobber up the line first. If you are night fishing I recommend you get one with a small battery powered led light on top. This will help see your bobber at night. Next tie on a two way ball bearing swivel to the line. And last tie a 6 to 8″ leader with a 6/0 to 7/0 hook. The large hooks are important. Next either fish your catfish bait live by hooking right through or just behind the dorsal fin. Or if you are fishing dead cut bait, cut your bait fish into large chunks and put them on your hook. Make sure the barb of the hook is exposed.
Well folks that concludes my article about bait fishing for catfish at pay lakes. May your next fishing trip be a success! Have a great day!
Some people accuse me of being a pack rat, but nothing could be further from the truth. I do collect a lot of things, but it is not because I have an obsession with any of them. I just like to purchase things at different discount stores and flea markets that I think I can sell online at one of my auction sites. There are times when things move really fast, and other times I may hold onto items for a year before they sell. That is why I looked into storage units in Winnipeg not too long ago. Continue reading I Am More Organized with a Storage Unit
I had to help my mother by finding a Sydney wallpaper installation solution because she suddenly got it into her head that she need to fix up her place. That’s fine, but she expected me to do most of the work. That wasn’t going to happen for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that I’ve got my own family and simply don’t have the time nor the energy to stand around over there trying to hang wallpaper in her cramped house. I don’t have the knowledge to do it, either. I’m not up to the task.
My mother and I decided to visit a local store that’s been around for ages. Continue reading They Fixed Up Mom’s Flat Quite Nicely
Finding equipment financing for Toronto was easier than I thought it would be. I didn’t think any bank would be interested in loaning a small business money to upgrade a few forklifts. We’re a small furniture company and we needed to get our forklifts replaced because they were old and not reliable. The company didn’t have a lot of money because cash is tight at this time, but it would get tighter still if we didn’t have the equipment needed to get the orders out to the sales floor and to the customers. My boss tasked me with finding a way to get the money to replace the forklifts.
I tried a few of the bigger banks around the city and got a flat refusal to do any business with us. Truth be told, I wasn’t surprised. A lot of banks won’t do business with small companies because they don’t think it is worth their time or energy. Continue reading A Small Loan to Upgrade Our Equipment
Fishing rod blanks are made of a carbon fibers composite or prepregs (= pre-impregnated) produced by the chemical industry with a long and costly procedure. The vast majority of carbon composites are not used to make fishing rods but have endless applications in larger sectors of the industrial world like the automobile and aerospace industry.
A composite is basically a material made of two or more different materials. In a carbon composite the carbon fibers are reinforced in a polymer matrix (e.g. polyester or epoxy).
But, first of all, is the raw material made out of carbon or graphite? Can we say graphite or carbon blanks? Answer: actually we can say both. We can say carbon thinking of the atoms, the “material” at the base of the “stuff” we hold in our hands, and we can say graphite as well thinking of the molecule and thus the structure that the carbon atoms have.
So, in a carbon fiber composite, the raw material, the “carbon” is in its graphite form: hexagonal rings bond together in a ribbon structure (yes, not exactly in a plane like in the graphite of a pencil). The structure is very flexible, resistant to stretching, strong, and light. Perfect to make a fishing rod!
A fishing rod company which makes their own blanks must know which composite to order since the prepregs can differ in purpose, composition or fiber type, orientation, resin content, and weight per square meter.
Sometimes, along with carbon fibers other fibers like glass-fibers, boron or ceramic are mixed together to form different layers And a fishing rod blank manufacturer can often use three or four different prepregs at the same time, each for a different section of the rod.
Now, there are many types of carbon fibers: IM6, M8, M55, M40, M40J, M46J, T300, HR40, and more. Each have their own properties: which are the modulus and the strength. Good fishing rods have generally speaking a high modulus, a high strength, and intermediate percentage of fibers.
Modulus is the ratio (expressed in millions of psi, “pounds per square inch”, a measure of a force on an area) between stiffness and weight of the graphite blank. The higher the modulus, the more energy the rod can store and release. The energy is a way of saying the speed and the power of the rod. Think of a swimmer on a diving board and try to imagine to variate the properties of the jumping board and you will see what it is. The higher the modulus, the more expensive is the blank and also more brittle the blank after an impact. Some also like to say that modulus is the resistance to flex. The higher the modulus, the more expensive is the blank and also more brittle the blank after an impact.
As a consequences, if you are new at building custom rods, stay away from top modulus blanks and rather use a mid-range modulus.
Now, let’s go back to the carbon composite and let’s say you are a fishing rod manufacturer and are going to make a blank. When it arrives, it is tough but “floppy” it. To transform it into a fishing rod, you need to do three things: design its shape, apply heat and pressure, cool it down and finish it.
A lengthy, sophisticated process which requires machineries which the average hobbyist cannot afford. But anyone can buy rod blanks of the same quality of their brand names today directly from the manufacturers themselves or their wholesaler.
Bamboo rod makers, on the contrary, can make their own rod from the raw material, “tonkin” cane, keeping control of all the elaborate process at every stage, especially when it comes to design the taper and so the action of the rod.
Tonkin cane is actually bamboo of the Pseudosasa Amabilis species and the best quality comes from bamboo plantation in the South West China.
So, you only need to find a bamboo broker, or importer to start making your own bamboo rod. An enthralling experience which is witnessing a Renaissance today.
Many anglers tend to think that fishing for trout is just like fishing for any other species of fish, but the truth is to be a successful trout fisherman you need to adhere to some very specific rules and principals. For example the type of hooks that are used when fishing for trout is extremely important. Certain styles of hooks are much more effective than others when it comes to trout fishing.
Before I outline the types of hooks themselves, it’s important to point out that whatever style of fishing hook you choose to employ when fishing for trout, the most important factor is that your hooks are small. Many anglers make the mistake of using fishing hooks that are much too large when fishing for trout. When fishing for trout, your fishing hooks should almost never be larger than size 6, with sizes 8 through 12 being ideal. Always make sure that your fishing hooks are as small as possible when fishing for trout.
With that being said, let’s get down to business, shall we? These two types of fishing hooks are the most effective when it comes to trout fishing.
- Treble Hooks – Treble hooks are most effective for trout when fishing for trout in a lake or pond while using floating trout bait. Many trout fisherman fish for stocked trout in lakes or ponds and an excellent trout bait to use when fishing for stocked trout in lakes or ponds is floating trout bait such as Powerbait. Treble hooks are a great way to fish with floating trout bait. Many angler use treble hooks as small as #14 and #16, which are quite small, but also quite effective. It’s best to use tiny treble hooks such as size 14 and 16 when you are fishing for trout that you intend to keep because of the fact that the trout tend to swallow the hook when they are this small. Simply cover the entire hook with your trout bait and set up a basic bottom fishing rig for the best success. If you want to release your trout unharmed size #10 and #12 treble hooks should be employed.
- Ganged Hooks – Ganged hooks are simply a pair of small fishing hooks tied in tandem, that enable live bait such as live worms to be presented in a completely realistic and natural manner. These trout fishing hooks are especially effective when fishing for trout in a river while wading and using live worms as bait. If nightcrawlers are the live worms being used, it is necessary to pinch them in half for the most realistic presentation. The second half of the nightcrawler can then be used when the first half is gone. This also effectively doubles the amount of bait you have, which is never a bad thing. When it comes to fishing for trout in rivers (especially when live worms are the trout bait) ganged hooks are an excellent choice when it comes to trout fishing hooks.
The bottom line is that these two types of fishing hooks are the most effective when it comes to trout fishing. Mix in the use of light line and ultralight gear and you will be well on your way to being a very successful trout fisherman.
Ever since I decided that I needed to live alone, I have been doing all that I can to work hard, stay home when I can and save money. I borrow books from the nearby library. I have always played video games, and I can use cheats for Virtual Families 2 so that I can play without any problems. I can’t complain much. While I certainly can’t go out and blow money, there are plenty of things that I have been able to do to save money. It simply takes thinking about how to do things that you regularly do in an inexpensive way.
I wouldn’t say that I was frivolous with my spending when I had roommates, but I do need to be careful now that I’m on my own. In the past, I thought nothing of going to a movie and buying lots of snacks at the concession stand in the lobby. Continue reading Living Alone Means That I Need to Be Careful with My Spending
Before we start, there is no such thing as “Duffer’s Fortnight”! Fly fishing for trout is difficult all year round and it can be particularly difficult in the Mayfly season if one is not careful. Whether stocked or wild, the trout are experiencing a great deal of change and this affects their feeding habits. Wild trout have just come through the winter and will be keen to fatten themselves up. Stocked fish will have just been moved from a stock pond where they had as much food as they could eat. The Mayfly season is also the most popular and you can guarantee the waters have been thrashed to death by other fishermen so the trout will be wary and easily spooked. They may not run for cover, but they will certainly stop feeding. So, what are the top tips? Here are my Top Ten Tips for Catching Early Season Trout:
1. Select a fly that matches the conditions. Mayfly have two adult stages, the dun and the spinner, so make sure you use the right type – they are very different.
2. Add floatant to the fly but make sure you do not get it on the last 12 inches of your tippet. Use Fuller’s Earth to degrease the last 12 inches of the tippet. This will ensure that the tippet does not sit visibly on the surface and frighten the fish.
3. Use the lightest tippet possible. For most trout fishing 4lb breaking strain is fine but on chalk streams you may need to go lighter.
4. Always test your knots or the first fish you hook will do it for you!
5. Never cast beyond your abilities. All this does is frighten all the fish in the immediate area. If you can only cast delicately at short distances then only cast short distances!
6. Use stealth at all times. Always try to get close to the fish without them seeing you. If fish see you they will stop feeding even if they do not bolt for cover.
7. Try to use the minimum number of false casts. Every cast risks frightening the fish and increases the chances of you getting caught in a tree. Remember that casting is just a means of delivering the fly to the right place at the right time. Perfect casting technique and 60 foot casts do not catch fish!
8. When you hook a fish remain hidden and stealthy. The trout does not know what has happened and will play more easily if it remains confused. If you stand up and show yourself the trout will run from you as hard as possible as it will associate you with the danger it is in.
9. Keep control of the trout at all times so it does not frighten other fish or bolt into weed.
10. Once you have safely landed your first fish of the day, take some of the fish slime and rub it into the last 12 inches of the tippet. Fish slime is a natural whetting agent and will help mask the unnatural smell of your fishing tackle.
There are more tips and advice at the links within the resource box below.
Ask any angler and they will tell you that Strawberry Reservoir is Utah’s most important trout fishery. More people cast their hooks into it’s cool water than in any other lake in Utah. Their are a number of important factors which contribute to Strawberry Reservoir’s trout producing muscle power such as:
1. optimum feed production
2. perfect climate for Trout habitat
3. premium spawning habitat for trout.
Strawberry Reservoir is home to three species of sport fish: Bear Lake Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout and Kokanee Salmon. These fish are abundant and big in Strawberry Reservoir.
To make the most out of your next Trout fishing trip at Strawberry Reservoir, use these 10 trout fishing tips when you fish Strawberry Reservoir and you’ll always catch more fish than you’ll ever be able to take home!
1. Fish early morning or early evening. This is when the trout are most actively feeding at Strawberry Reservoir.
2. Monitor the lake water temperature. Keep in mind that when the water temperature at Strawberry Reservoir rises above 70 degrees, trout seek cooler water. That means, you’ll only find them in shaded or deeper areas.
3. When the temperatures get too warm, fish the shaded pockets of water at Strawberry Reservoir.
4. Use a boat on Strawberry Reservoir. In the summer, fishing from a boat at Strawberry allows you to reach the deeper water where the fish hideout while seeking cooler conditions. If you don’t have a boat, you can rent one at Strawberry Bay Marina.
5. Using a fish finder will tell you where the trout are and also it will tell you and how deep they are at Strawberry Reservoir.
6. It’s a fact that trout have a keen sense of smell, and they won’t bite your hook if your lure or bait carries an unnatural odor. To remedy this, simply rub dirt or grass on your hands to eliminate unnatural odors. You could even clean a fish you catch, to get that scent on your hands.
7. Trout spook at shadows. Trout notice things that move, including your shadow. So when casting your line, cast it in the opposite direction, away from your shadow.
8. Trout have a very keen sense of vision and they can see through the water remarkably well. So when you venture out to fish, be sure to wear clothing which is less apt to cause you to stand out against your background. Wear only drab colored clothing.
9. Monitor the weather and the moon phases and brightness. Only fish when trout are most active. When the moon is bright, fish are active, which tends to reduce their daytime feeding activity.
10. Using gang hooks allows you to present the live bait in a more natural manner.
These tips are guaranteed to bring you tremendous fishing success at Strawberry Reservoir.