Summer Fishing at Burke Lake in Virginia: Tips and Techniques to Get that Bass

As a child, and even a young man, I used to curse out loud if I heard someone talking about “Burke Lake.” The place just always seemed to leave me frustrated, and the only fish I could ever catch were small bluegills. Even that was rare, as usually I came home completely empty, and getting a tug on the fishing line was actually a good day. I’m not sure if it was due to being a terrible fisherman, too much pressure on the lake, or a combination of both. However, the past five years have provided some outstanding fishing at this lake, whether its spring, summer, or fall. Sorry, I don’t fish in the winter, because that’s when hunting occurs.

Spring has so many opportunities for Bass, Bluegill, and Crappie, but summer isn’t a joke either. The keys to success at Burke Lake are, show up really early in the …

Fishing in San Diego, California

Fabulous fishing in San Diego’s waters and places where you can reel them in. You can be sure that you will have an abundance of choices to reap the catch of the day. A great spot for fishing in San Diego is the El Capitan Resevoir. At this wonderful place you will catch cappy and bass. Bring along all that you need so that you can spend the afternoon enjoying your favorite past time. You might also catch a carp, sunfish or catfish during the time that you spend there. Make it an all day affair with a picnic along. For catching some trout, you will want to try Lake Cayamaca. Don’t forget your camera because you will find some wonderful scenery. For another choice, from December until September Lake Murray has bass, trout and catfish, too.

You will find ample fishing off of the pier at Ocean Beach. …

Tips on Saltwater Fishing

Saltwater fishing is popular around the world. Some people fish for work and others fish for fun. Most fish caught in salt water can be eaten. Others are caught for the sport, these fish include the sailfish, marlin and sharks. Basic saltwater fishing equipment includes rods and reels, line, bait and lures. Most fishermen use fishing rods made from graphite or fiberglass. These rods are between five and twelve feet long. Make sure you use fishing line that is strong. Keep a good hold on the line when your fish is hooked. Too much tension can break the line. Once the fish is hooked you can reel it in or use other devices to bring the fish up. Those consist of nets, leaders and gaffs. If the fish is large it is better to use one of these devices to pull in a large fish.

Their are several different types …

Father's Day Gift Ideas for Fishing Dads

Best Father's Day Gifts for FishermenIf your dad likes to fish, there are plenty of items to choose from for Father’s Day. Depending on the price range depends on what you will get your dad. Most items come in an array of styles and prices. You can spend $5 or $500 and still make your fishing dad extremely happy. Here are a few gift ideas for Father’s Day for your fishing dad.

Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Fishing Dads

Fishing rod – Anyone who has ever fished, knows the first thing you need to fish is a fishing rod. Some fishing rods come complete with a rod and reel. If you are looking at the more expensive fishing rods you may have to purchase the reel separately. If you are on a limited budget, Wal-mart has rods starting at $20 and goes over $100.

Lures – When shopping for fishing lures it is important to …

Offshore Fishing with Captain Keith Logan of Feeding Frenzy Charters

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Now is a great time for bottom fishing the offshore waters off of southeastern North Carolina, with mahi-mahi, cobia, grouper and various bottom fish hitting well. Captain Keith Logan of Feedin Frenzy Charters out of Holden Beach has been reporting fantastic fishing.

On Saturday he took out George Hill, Larry Gilmore, Ben Harmon, Derrick Martin, Xavier Crawford, all of Winston Salem and “DJ” Jones of Walnut Cove, NC on a full day venture.

“We headed out about 40 miles to start the day,” said Logan. “For the next couple of hours we caught our limit of big black sea bass, trigger fish, vermilion snapper, pinky, white grunts, and gag grouper. We also caught a few nice size shark that we released. While we were bottom fishing a 30 lb cobia swam by the boat looking around, so we got a pitch bait out and it was on for the next …

Ecological Impact of Plastic Lures: Fishing Responsibly by Using Alternatives for Soft Lure Baits

It is a matter of course that fishing involves the use of sinkers and lures. The toxic effects of lead in the environment are well documented, but the use of soft plastic fishing lures has not widely been considered a source of marine debris. The American Sportfishing Association documented expenditures by recreational fishers in 2006 for lures, flies, and artificial baits totaled $902.7 million. Some projections claim 25 million soft plastic lures are lost in the field each year.

Ecological Impact of Soft Plastic Lures

Plastic is one of the chief culprits in problems associated with marine debris. It is long lived in the environment and takes hundreds of years to degrade. Soft plastic fishing lures are designed to attract fish, and they break into small, easy to ingest pieces with time.

Another environmental issue tied to use of soft plastic lures is their composition. A plasticizer, comprising a large …

Fishing for New Job Opportunities

Job searching seems like a simple concept but does require some forethought about how you are going to approach the act of finding another job. There are two different philosophies when it comes to job searching. You can bring a pole or you can bring a net when fishing for jobs.

When we use a pole we typically go to the best places to find the fish. We will spend considerable amount of time researching where the best fish hang out, what type of lure to use and what methods we should use to catch them. Even though we don’t catch a lot of fish we are more likely to catch the big one.

A narrow search for a job is a lot like fishing with a pole. Some people prefer only to apply to those jobs which fit their criteria perfectly. They spend a lot of time reading the …

Fishing Tips for Big Spring Flounder

The spring fishing season brings flounder into inshore waters, and anglers pursue them in many different ways. Quite a few traditional flounder fishermen are content to drift or troll the inlets dragging live bait on the bottom and letting the boat do the work for them. But for those anglers seeking larger flatfish, anchoring up and casting to structure is a better tactic.

Big flounder love to orientate themselves around hard structure inshore. Docks, bridges, piers, jetties, and oyster beds near marsh grass are great places to find them. These larger female fish are a bit lazier than their smaller male cousins and prefer to lie in wait around some sort of baitfish-attracting structure (like pilings or rocks) that will bring a steady flow of straggling small fish (mullet, pogies, spot, croaker, pinfish, etc) when the tide really starts moving either in or out.

Here are some tips for catching …

Fishing for Striped Bass Off Cape Ann, Massachusetts

I’ve kayak fished the western shores of Gloucester, Ma. for ten years and for pretty good reason other than being a native: place has plenty of advantages: not much in the way of on-water congestion, or what anglers call pressure, an ample supply of fish, and countless ledges and outcroppings and coves and inlets that attract numerous species of fish, chief among them striped bass and bluefish, and for those with deeper interests, bottomfish like cod, pollock and the occasional wolf fish.

Kayak fishing here is also a fast way to become familiar with the endless variety of habitat favored by stripers. Chunk one area – say Halibut Point’s rocky shelves and drop-offs – then troll or jig sandy Coffins, Wingaersheek, or Cranes Beaches four miles distant, and you’ll soon get an idea of the pretty-much-anywhere-there’s-water haunts of striped bass.

Paddle from one area to another, eye on the …

Ways for Parents to Share Fishing

Are you a parent who is enthusiastic about fishing? If so, are you looking for a good way to get your kid in on the act? Fishing is an activity that can be a lot of fun and something you can share with your entire family. By reading this article, you will learn how to share fishing with your child.

First Way: The biggest thing you have to do is take him with you. If you do not do this, it is hard to share fishing with him.

Second Way: It is necessary to be her teacher. Before you start fishing, you should explain and demonstrate all of the things that will have to be done in order for your expedition to be successful.

Third Way: You should give him his own fishing gear in order to be able to participate. He would probably not be happy if he could …