How to Tie the Clouser Minnow Fly – Saltwater and fresh water streamer fly

Today we are going to tie the Clouser minnow arguably one of the most popular and versatile streamer patterns ever made Originally created back in the 80's by Bob Clouser, a legendary fly tier, instructor and fisherman We will start by wrapping our thread halfway to the bend of the hook Prepare your hook for tying in a dumbbell eye Select the dumbbell size

Smaller dumbbells will allow the fly to sink slower, larger eyes will sink faster The choice is up to you Tie in your dumbbell For more detailed information on tying in dumbbells properly, click the video link above Now cut and prepare your buck-tail (for more information on preparing bucktail, click the video link above) The thickness of your buck tail will depend on how bushy or thin you want your fly I am using about a half of a pencil thickness To tie in your bucktail easily, make two loose wraps, then tighten the thread

Make sure the bucktail is sitting on top of the hook, and not covering the eye of the hook Make a few wraps to lock the bucktail in place Now pull your bucktail tight, and wrap behind the dumbbells and to about half way to the bend of the hook We will now be tying on the other side, so flip your fly over in the vice Measure another chunk of bucktail, and prepare it for tying in When tying in, make sure the bucktail is sitting on top of the hook Now we will tie in a bit of flash

I am going to use a chartreuse krystal flash I tie in the flash at the center of the bunch Then pull the other side over, and lock it into place Now we will tie in the back color bucktail after preparing it In this case I am using chartreuse It is important to prepare this clump properly or you will not get a nice tapered head on your fly Refer to my "preparing bucktail" video link at the top if you do not already know how to do this

We will want to build a nice tapered head on the fly, and cover all the bucktail tightly Now we can whip finish the fly While not 100% necessary, to finish this fly, I like to add a bit of Epoxy In this case I am using UV curing epoxy because its much easier than the mixing stuff Make sure that the threads are covered completely before curing You can also add a drop of super glue, or paint on some head cement But I find epoxy looks nicer, and is more durable

This fly is one of those flies that is almost always in my box They are great for fishing most saltwater, and fresh water fish It really is one of the most versatile streamer patterns ever created If you like this sorta thing, subscribe to my channel And leave your questions in the comment section below Now get off your butt and go catch some fish!

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Fresh Trout – How to Cook this Delicate Fresh Water Fish. fried fish recipe

I'm your family's personal chef Mike Moses I live on the east coast of Nova Scotia I have access to all kinds of fishing and coming up today we're going to cook trout that is if I can catch one if you like this video please don't forget to click the thumbs up icon and if you like more of these please subscribe a few people have asked how to cook trout be it farmed or wild trout is one of the best tasting freshwater fish many varieties of trout ranging from brook trout brown trout – lake trout – rainbow trout that can grow up to 5 to 7 pounds fishing for these takes patience and it can be from a spinner in the spring to fly fishing in the summer whatever way you catch your trout cooking it properly brings out the flavor and texture of a beautiful fish we're going to cook brown trout fillets today with some Brussels sprouts here's what we will need 1 brown trout fillet 1 pound of Brussels sprouts 900 mils of unsalted chicken stock 1 tablespoon of grapeseed oil 2 tablespoons of butter kosher salt and pepper first let's get the sprouts ready they'll boil in the chicken stock for about 15 to 20 minutes to clean our sprouts and gain optimal cooking you must cut the bottom off of each sprout to allow the outer leaves to be peeled off then cut an X in the bottom of each Sprout put your clean sprouts in a pot cover with chicken stock add about 1 teaspoon of kosher salt and bring to a boil reduce the heat to medium and then let boil for about 15 minutes In order for us to get a crispy skin on our Trout we want to make sure that we have it dried off both sides because you don't want to steam your fish season them a little bit of kosher salt not much put your frying pan on a medium high heat and wait a couple of minutes add the grapeseed oil than the butter one mistake a lot of cookss do is not to let your pan come up to the proper temperature when the butter starts to bubble put your trout in and don't touch it for at least three minutes we are going to develop a crispy skin this can't happen if you move the fish around after three minutes baste the fish for about 30 seconds and then turn over gently turn off the heat and you should be done take your Brussels sprouts and put a little pile on the plate then take your trout and place on the plate skin side up there is a nice presentation a perfectly cooked crispy skin trout with Brussels sprouts if you liked this video please leave me a thumbs up and if you would like to see more of these and subscribe I post new videos every Sunday while you're over at the personalchef

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Freshwater Drum Fishing in Lake Winnebago (a.k.a. Sheepshead)

What's up, everybody It's Tiefsa

I am a place where I've never fished before even though I've lived near Behind me, that is Lake Winnebago I lived in Oshkosh during my college years, but I'm not actually in Oshkosh I'm in Fond du Lac and you see that? That's the mouth of the Fond du lac River Now there's a lot of different fish that are in the Winnebago System, but I'm not going to talk about that

I don't want to jinx myself Just wish me luck as I try to catch some fish here in Fond du Lac Let's do it Oh, I got one Got one

What do I got? Do I really have one Oh, yeah I got a fish Is this a fish? Oh, there it goes Come on buddy

What are you? Yeah! YES! Whoo, yes This is a sheepshead Yes Look at us you guys This is a sheepshead

Yes Whoo, yes This is a sheepshead Can you see this? I think I have to turn the camera around so you can see this better, but this is called a freshwater drum Now I got the sunshine So freshwater drum, I guess are all over in the Winnebago system

There, umm Not a lot of people's favorite fish because a lot of people like to catch walleye out of the Winnebago system and then they get like this really big tug, they end up with this on their line instead, a sheepshead is what they call it here but I think a lot of places call it freshwater drum This is what it is Species number 20 Yeah yeah yeah! let's let it go all right Come on buddy, you're a scaly little thing

All right There it goes So I actually have my carp rig for this freshwater drum, cuz I guess they're bottom-feeders, ooh a fish just jumped A little one So here's my weight and then I run a line and I'm on a three-way swivel, very little line to the weight

then I get a long line till my hook it's real similar to a carp rig, if you will, and then I just have a hook with some worms on it and that's what caught me a freshwater drum, See Just cast it out Let it sit there, and then when I saw the tip of my rod going to doing-a-doing a-doing, I picked it up and set the hook and yes Oh River rig strikes Ooh, this is bigger Oh Whatever this is, is bigger Oh, catfish

Yeah Whoo, catfish Look at you channel cat, that's awesome All right, wow he's feisty Look at this channel cat

yeah we're catching fish here Let's let you go channel cat Whoo, you're a feisty little guy You fought hard Good job

Oh, no ! I guess I'm going in Oh well That happens Something little Yeah! Hi, Perch Here's the Wolf River rig if you're wondering I caught a perch today and the channel catfish that made me fall over on the Wolf River rig, so here is the swivel and then it's got two lines going down, and you notice the hook is here and then you gotta keep going a long way till you get to the weight, so see how much longer that is, so here's the weight, here's the hook, and the swivels way over here

It's about two feet, two feet off the bottom and that's where the worm or your minnow or whatever sits on the Wolf River rig, so it's doesn't actually sit on the bottom, and that's where I caught my catfish and my perch on Apparently the sheephead, the freshwater drum like it all the way on the bottom, just like a carp, all right You can lip these like a bass Look at that Hey

Yeah Got another one I hear these get really big, but I'm catching the dinky dinkers I can't even tell sometimes if they're on my hook, but another drum on the bottom rig, whoo! Well it's about time for me to get out of here It's getting windy

I can't tell if I'm getting bites or not Now it's time to clean up Thanks for watching As always, click all the good buttons You know, do all the social media stuff if you can

Yeah! Species number 20, you know it Give me a number one, you're number one, YEAH! See these This is milkweed, all right Milkweed is where monarch caterpillars live They actually eat these leaves, and then when they get big enough they make chrysalis and turn into a butterfly and fly away

We actually raised them, and guess what I saw, so here's a little milkweed, these are bite marks, let's see I swear I saw one Right there Right there, that little weasel you see it That That my friend is the monarch caterpillar, and I'll be taking it home so we can raise it into a beautiful butterfly!

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Global Fishing Reports Website Freshwater and Saltwater fishing Reports

global fishing reportscom is a social media platform developed just for fishermen here's a quick introduction to how the site works this site is centered around posting fishing reports based on location to the fishing map all reports have fish icons that are added to the map to allow reports to be quickly searched based on location and fish type by hovering over the icons an information window appears showing the fish picture title and link to the full report see the tutorials on the home page for detailed instructions on how to post a fishing report the process starts by uploading a photo if metadata is attached to the photo the location date and time the photo was taken will be extracted and automatically input into the form for review if metadata is not available all form data can be entered manually just right click the map to drop the location icon and drag the icon to the exact location the questions asked provide the basic information needed for a good fishing report having this data for all reports will allow for convenient search filters to be created the social aspects of this site include adding friends following users private messaging and a user wall feed when a report is added it shows on your user wall as well all aspects of this site are responsive for phones and mobile friendly apps for this site will be coming soon this site will not be successful without your help we need a large number of users posting vision reports please watch the tutorials on the home page post reports and share this information with people you know that love to fish thank you very much and we look forward to seeing what you guys are catching

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10 Monstrous Freshwater Fish Species

10 Monstrous Freshwater Fish Species Sharks are rightly respected as premier oceanic predators that can, in the case of the most notorious species, kill humans Yet a range of truly terrifying freshwater fish haunt the lakes, rivers, and inland swamps of the Earth, not only in the tropics, but even in temperate zones

In this account, we learn about the worst species to meet while swimming in a lake or river, including the terrifying Wels catfish of European fact and folklore, a possibly deadly six-foot African beast of a fish called the Goliath Tigerfish and learn why running into a Freshwater Stingray may be a lot scarier than meeting a stingray in the ocean A freshwater monster of both reality and legend, the Wels Catfish has a reputation spanning from Germany to Russia, from Italy to Spain, and in the British Isles, where it was dubiously introduced as an aquatic beast to be feared Unusually for a dangerous fish of this caliber, this hideous and potentially deadly inhabitant of freshwater is a species of temperate environs, worthy of medieval horror films Wels catfish lurk on river bottoms and work their way slowly through their aquatic habitat, striking when the moment is right to take prey ranging from waterbirds and mammals to other fish, amphibians and possibly… more Reaching up to 9

8 feet in length, with descriptions of historic specimens of greater sizes, Wels Catfish have banned from importation by the Ontario, Canada provincial government, while Ontario’s 25 Invasive Species Awareness Program describes them as a fish that poses a threat of attacks on humans in the water on rare occasions  The Wels Catfish has been accused of being an actual maneater, a possibility that is worth considering given their apparent ability to continue growing to huge sizes, especially when fishing pressures are reduced A visitor to Africa might be wisely cautious of at risk but potentially aggressive species like lions or crocodiles But a danger lurks in certain freshwater environments from a dangerous and beastly hunting fish Measuring nearly 5 feet in length and equipped with deadly, cone shaped daggers for teeth, Goliath Tigerfish are aggressive, enormous characins, a taxonomical category that places them in relation to both piranhas of popular legend and the tiny neon tetras of the aquarium trade

Silvery below with stripes that lend both their name and a startling appearance, Goliath Tigerfish are native to the fast running waters of the African Congo Goliath Tigerfish are highly sought after gamefish, but the tables may be turned Traveling in packs, these river-going meat-eaters are suspected in human attacks and even fatalities Native legends tie this species to demonic attacks on humans, a concept that is certainly not without a fair basis With 32 disproportionately sized teeth worthy of a wolf or shark set in vice-like but fast moving jaws, a single tigerfish can tear a 60 pound catfish asunder with a well-placed attack

A bite to humans would be so devastating that waivers may be required to fish for this species If you are in a tropical waterway and you see no fish swimming around but the entire riverbed beneath you starts moving, a bather would be wise to get out of the way quickly or get stabbed and stung The most humongous freshwater fish you could possibly encounter might be flat Too enormous to readily fully imagine, the Freshwater Stingray species Himantura polylepis is a relatively recently discovered monster fish that may measure over 14 feet in length and reach more than 75 feet in diameter

The giant inhabitant of Southeast Asian estuaries and rivers dwarfs ocean stingrays and has been considered a candidate for the title of largest freshwater fish on Earth Brownish in color and bloblike, the fish are a force of nature and should not be disturbed Weighing around 700 to 800 pounds, the fish feed on a variety of prey items but may pose a sizable danger to any trespasser walking upon them The stinger is immense and powerful, capable of penetrating bone like a gunshot wound and delivering highly toxin venom In fact, the length of the stinger sets this fish out as having the longest stinger barb of any ray

Potentially deadly to humans, the venomous ray fortunately only strikes in self defense, though stepping on an animal presents a very real concern Muskellunge Little known is the fact that certain Canadian and American lakes host what is reasonably seen as a freshwater counterpart to a barracuda A scarce inhabitant of cold North American waters, the Muskellunge or “Muskie” is a real-life lake monster with a potential length of around 6 feet and a possible weight of nearly 70 pounds in the cases of the largest specimens Resembling a primitive freshwater barracuda in both appearance and behavior, the Muskie the largest pike species on the planet and a fish that is armed to the… well, teeth (literally) with both dog-like fangs to seize its prey and the brute strength to pull down both warm-blooded and cold-blooded food items while they are alive and struggling

Not only waterbirds and amphibians may be eaten by this predator with sharp and noticeably large teeth, humans may be seized in apparent attacks of misidentification or curiosity, as in the case of one Manitoba fisherman who was left with nasty foot wounds The large teeth possessed by the Muskellunge and powerful grip exerted by the jaws make this a fish to be respected Fishermen must exercise great caution in hooking and releasing one of these predators or risk injuries to the hands In tropical waters, it is not sufficient to fear only shark attacks, either in marine or freshwater environments Catfish might be thought of as lazy scavengers, but their predatory habits and possible threat to humans may prove eerily shark-like

Simply awful to look at and enormous in its might, predator habits, and size, the goonch catfish of South Asia may weigh in at over 200 pounds and exceed 6 feet in length Unlike more “soft mouthed” catfish, goonch are a species in possession of sharp, elongated teeth amongst strong, rubbery jaws from which huge barbels extend The goonch has become the subject of apparently deserved fear in the wake of mysterious human disappearances in South Asia Victims in different village-side river sections simply disappeared, dragged down while swimming by a forceful “beast” The fatal incidents became known as the “Kali River Goonch Attacks” and happened in three different villages located beside the banks of the Kali River in India and Nepal

Following the incidents, enormous specimens were captured by expert angler and River Monstersshow host Jeremy Wade (see the video above) in nearby locations It is thought that the enormous predatory catfish became accustomed to the luxury of human flesh in their diet due to ritual corpse disposal in the river, leading them to drag down live victims When a fish is two-thirds of the maximum size of an alligator and closely resembles the giant reptile, it might be time to exercise more than a little caution in dealing with the species Considered a “living fossil,” the Alligator Gar is an awesomely primitive fish with a name to suit its appearance, native to the Southern United States, especially the Mississippi drainage basin and parts of Mexico with some Caribbean occurrences Recorded at lengths of more than 8 feet with a weight record of 327 pounds, the Alligator Gar can even reach 10 feet in length with a weight of around 350 pounds according to anecdotal literature

Exceptionally successful at mimicking the form of an alligator, this largest of gar species is scaly and robust with powerful, tooth studded jaws that make short work of a wide variety of prey species Fish, mammals, and reptiles may be taken by this fish, which is unique among gars in having double rows of upper jaw teeth to aid in piercing and holding prey While attacks on humans are not proven, the results could be catastrophic should a large alligator gar seize a human, and it is worth considering that certain alleged alligator or crocodile attacks could include bites from this ambush predator Being bitten, eaten, or stung are not the only risks faced by those who venture into freshwater Being shocked electrically is an additional threat, if you run into an aggressive or defensive electric fish

Not actually an Eel, but a type of knifefish, the so-called Electric Eel is a denizen of waterways extending widely across the Northern part of the South American continent Ugly, almost snake shaped and bearing opaque looking eyes and pouting lips, the Electric Eel is the “black sheep” among the different families of knifefish Breathing air at the surface as a life requirement and equipped with peculiar cellular and organ systems that function like a battery, the Electric Eel is capable of discharging a shock with 860 volts of electricity at one amp for a fraction of a second The giant, wired up fish may reach over 8 feet in length and weigh up to 44 pounds Not only is the shock powerful, but it can deliver lasting effects – at a respectable distance

While death by Electric Eel encounter is exceptionally unlikely, a very painful and numbing shock can occur if a bather or river goer is shocked, and it is worth noting that one need not be standing on the fish to get shocked – an Electric Eel discharge can persist through a whopping 28 feet of water Weak discharges are used to find prey, confuse prey items and encourage them to stay put Then, an exceedingly powerful discharge serves to stun prey for easy consumption Targets may range from other fish all the way to warm blooded fare including rodents Arapaima

Scaly, ugly and more than a little snake-like in appearance and demeanor, the reptilian looking Arapaima of the Amazon basin and Essequibo basin, South America is a predator of other fish and sometimes birds Seizing prey both underwater and from the surface, the Arapaima is an inhabitant of river waters and adjacent swamps and forested backwaters Distinguished by its size and monstrous looks, this aquatic beast may measure over 9 feet in length, with a potential weight of 440 pounds in the case of the largest specimens While apparently non-aggressive to humans, two human deaths were alleged to be the result of attacks by this species in Malaysia An obligatory air breather that evolved in oxygen-poor environments, the Arapaima is one of those fish species that requires access to the surface to breath through the labyrinth organ

The huge fish’s breathing produces a peculiar sniffling and coughing noise that may alert observers to their presence While hunting, the Arapaima uses its sharp teeth to rip prey apart, together with its notably bony, course tongue In contrast to its chomping lifestyle, the mouth is used for a gentle purpose by males, who are mouthbrooders Interestingly, the female takes on the role of guarding the male in the breeding season, while he carries on his duty Payara

Resembling a vampire in piscine form, the Payara (alternatively named the Vampire Fish) is a distant relative of the Piranha from the waters of the Amazon Basin with extraordinary elongated fangs originating in the lower jaw Sleek, silvery in color and skilled as a predator, this agile species has a remarkable set of dentition that is certain to shock the first time viewer Measuring over 2 inches in length, the huge teeth actually fit inside cavities in the upper mandible that exactly match the shape and position of the teeth As a result, the fish can close its mouth fully and look totally normal, resembling a salmon, until it snaps open its jaws and reveals the dagger-like hunting tools Reaching an average body length of one foot, sometimes 1

5 feet, the Payara is a specially adapted hunter that uses these fearsome fangs to puncture the swim bladder of other fish Once destabilized through loss of access to the function of this buoyancy organ, the prey can be swiftly dispatched by these creepy yet remarkably specific predators A Payara bite would easily go right through your hand, so handling with great care is recommended should you choose to either keep Payara in a large aquarium or fish for this species Piranha No list addressing freshwater fish to fear would be complete without mention of the most infamous inhabitants of inland waters: Piranhas

While the dangers posed by schools of hungry Piranha have been exaggerated, the fish are still very much carnivorous pack hunters with an unusual combination of both razor sharp, nearly bulletproof dentition formed to a point and a bite force that makes a bench presser look weak Interestingly, Piranha evolution has favored a powerful bite force over speed of bite Bulky looking, piranhas look stubby in appearance, concealing their vicious looking teeth behind thick lips Only when they attack does the innocent looking mouth reveal what looks like a tiny Great White Shark’s dentition Attacks by Piranhas are rare and far less of a problem than reported and widely believed

However, the threat is real, particularly when food supplies are short Research sample findings have included the discovery of severed digits in the stomachs of piranhas and documented cases of loss of body parts from encounters with the fish Furthermore, victims including drunk and child targets have suffered fatal injuries as a result of Piranha bites However, the fish have a truly incredible combination of exceedingly powerful jaws and triangle shaped teeth that can make short work of aquatic victims While notorious, Piranhas represent a mystery beyond the well known Red-bellied Piranha, which can reach 20 inches and a weight of more than 8

5 pounds, and the Black Piranha The number of Piranha species that exist is a subject of debate, with new species and genetic relationships remaining to be found

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