Winter Crappie and Bass Fishing and New Baitcaster Practice (Fail)

I just got this baitcaster for Christmas it's really nice I've never used a baitcaster before so I've just been doing a lot of practice throwing it around that's the first challenge is just learning how to use it and then the big challenge is gonna be catching our first fish on the bait caster, so that's what I'm trying to do today hopefully it'll go well, if not no big deal

I got a lot of useful tips on how to use a baitcaster from YouTube so if you're also a beginner I'll leave a link to those videos that I watched somewhere over there and yeah let me know if you have any comments or tips on the baitcaster well no luck with the bass or bluegill at this pond but Easter is coming soon and I want to make an Easter basket full of fishing stuff for my sister's boyfriend Terrence and we're gonna go fishing together later too, so I wanna make a cool fishing themed Easter basket for Terrence so we're gonna go to Scheel's and then Walmart and pick up the stuff we need and then I'm gonna make a full video about the Easter basket that you'll see on Friday The goal is to make this Easter basket less than ten dollars total because this is a budget show and ten dollars is a lot for me right now Scheel' s has a lot of really good cheap stuff sometimes so let's go see what we can find I hope you're enjoying the footage of catching crappie and shad that was cool the lighting was really bad so I didn't film an outro yesterday I'm actually filming this outro the next day I'm trying to pretend like it's the same day but I doubt that I'm fooling anybody

anyway just go along – just go along with it Still haven't been able to catch bass so that is definitely what's on our mind going forward So the video of the Easter gift basket will be out this week and then next week hopefully there will be some bass fishing hopefully we're successful so subscribe if you haven't And I'll see you then, thanks bye!

Fishing Charters New Orleans Louisiana with Charter Captain Jason Shilling

Fishing Charters New Orleans Hello, Capt Jason Shilling of “New Orleans Style Fishing Charters” here

As a local of Lafitte I’ve made a living on these waters all my life and continue to do so today As a full time fishing guide I take pride in my job and will show you the true meaning of fishing New Orleans Style with southern hospitality, good times and lots of action If this sounds like fun to you give me a call and “COME FISH A NAWLINS GOOD TIME” with Capt Jason Shilling I’ll take you on an adventure you won’t soon forget I am located in Lafitte, Louisiana which is just 30 minutes south of downtown New Orleans

We have some of the best Louisiana fishing to be offered down here in the south I catch everything from the hard fighting red fish to the paper mouth speckle trout Along with a variety of other fish such as flounder, sheep head, and black drum I fish the back water marshes, lakes, bayous and bays of South Louisiana New Orleans inshore fishing can have you fishing areas lined with Cypress and Oak trees

This back water marsh is where I grew up fishing and still do to this day This area is also home to many species of wildlife such as raccoons, otters, nutrias, bald eagles, alligators, and ducks to just name a few I fish out of a 22′ Frontier custom bay boat powered by a 200hp mercury optimax motor My boat is rigged and equipped to fish 4 customers and myself For larger groups advance notice is requested

I will take you and your party to my hot spots and have y’all catching fish in no time No Matter your fishing experience, I cater to all skill levels of fishermen Fishing Charters New Orleans

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New Orleans Fishing Charters it lol after shelling a new orleans-style fishing charters here as a local a feed I've made my living on these waters all my life continue to do so today as a full-time fishing guide I take pride in my job then we'll show you the true meaning of fishing New Orleans style with southern hospitality good time lots of action this sounds like fun to you give me a call and come vision Nawlins good time captain Jason chill I'll take you on an adventure you won't soon forget located in love feat louisiana which is just 30 minutes south of downtown or we have some of the best Louisiana fishing to be offered down here in South I can see everything from the heart fighting redfish to the paper mouth speckled trout along with a variety of other fish such as blown sheep black drum I fished the backwater martians lakes by using base in south Louisiana New Orleans insure mission can have you fishing areas like Cyprus an oak tree this backwater marshes where I grew up fish still do to this day this area is also home to many species of wildlife such as raccoons Potter nutrients bald eagle alligators and docs to name just a few I fish out of a 22-foot frontier custom babo powered by two hundred horsepower Mercury Optimax motor I thought his regular equipped to fish for customers and myself a larger group advance notice is requested will take you in your party to my hotspot have your kitchen fish in no time no matter your fishing experience I cater to all skill levels of Fisher or it New Orleans Fishing Charters

Korda Carp Fishing Masterclass 5: Approaching a new water | Danny Fairbrass | Free DVD 2018

One of the questions I get asked at shows probably more than any other is: “I'm going on a new lake, where do I start?” Whilst it's very difficult to answer that question at a show, what I hope to do over the next few sessions is show you how I fish a new lake This 45-acre pit behind me is in Broom, in Bedfordshire

I've been here a couple of times before I've got limited information about what's swimming around in here, so I really am starting from scratch The first bit of advice I can give you is let the carp tell you where to fish People think there's a magic answer with tackle and bait that means you're suddenly going to start catching them That is simply not true

You've got to get there early, you've got to do laps of the lake until you actually find them This place is an open lake, it's really affected by the wind The fish are quite young and they're not really affected that much by angling pressure, so they move around a hell of a lot and often they're on the wind, but not today We've got a northerly wind blowing, it's very, very cold and on my laps around the lake I saw from the other side of the lake, I saw a fish show off this point and then it showed again So that is the obvious place to start

Always try and get there early if you can They're going to show in the first couple of hours of daylight if they show at all If you turn up at one o'clock in the afternoon, you're just walking around with really nothing to go at So my first tip is get there at first light When I first arrive at a new venue, it's fish activity that really dictates how I should fish

So if all the fish are in a quiet bay and they're showing, there's heads coming out one after the other, then I'll literally plop three rods out, really light leads on, helicopter rigs so you can fish over any kind of lake bed with a pop-up on, and see if I can get a quick bite If the fish are out in open water, maybe they're not showing that much I've had the odd sign, then I would perhaps try and find an area out in open water near where I've seen the fish, establish a bit of a baited area, but still be prepared to move if that doesn't spark up So in this situation I'd cast around with a marker float and then with a bare lead just to make sure the area's clean enough I'd put 20 spombs of bait out, that's crumbed-up boilie and sweet corn, two brilliant baits for this time of the year

I'm using corn in my mix in this session because I know there's hardly any nuisance fish in this lake There's no real bream, there's a few tench, but they're not really a problem Carp absolutely love corn and if you're trying to go on somewhere new and get a feeding response out of fish you don't know a lot about, if you can get away with corn it is a massive edge I'm mixing it with crumbed boilie, just crushing that up in the crusher Again there's not a fish swimming that won't eat crumbed boilie

You put the two together, it gives a nice carpet on the bottom There's a bit of Canadian pond weed out there, so some of it will disappear into the weed, some of it will sit on top and it's a brilliant combination for this time of the year I've started the session with 20 medium Spombs and you would think it would take quite a long time to get my first bite, but to counteract that I'm fishing three high attract pop-ups over the top of it And what I've found in the past is once you put out bits and pieces, you can attract the fish in and if you've got something bright sitting over the top like a cherry on top of the cake, you can get a bite before they've eaten any of the loose feed at all So just because I've put that amount of bait out doesn't mean to say I wouldn't get a quick bite

Well, that didn't take long About an hour after putting the bait in and the left-hand rod is away Got the old Red Baron up there doing loop-the-loops behind us I didn't think I was going to get a bite as quickly as this to be perfectly honest, but it just shows you how the fish are responding to bait at this time of the year The water's well above ten degrees now

It's a mirror I'm just using past experiences The fish responded to bait on the previous session Daytime is such a good time in the spring for a bite The fish are so temperature controlled at this time of the year and as the water's warming up, they're starting to feed

As I've got that bite, the fish has charged across in front of the other rods and picked up one of the other lines So what I've done is just undone the bail arm, taken the line out of the buzzer so it's not constantly going off Having that slack line just enables me to get the fish in without a problem You can easily pull the hook out if you've got another line attached So it's a good little tip

If you're fishing on your own, you pick up one of your other lines, just open the bail arm, hopefully you'll be able to play it in, untangle the line once the fish is in the net Come on, in you come Get in that net Bosh! Got him Wicked! I always leave the fish in the net and get the rod back out as quickly as possible because you never know how long the feeding spell's going to last

It was definitely the right thing to do as the second bite came only minutes after the recast on exactly the same rod as the first I didn't rebait after the first bite and I think this definitely helped the second bite happen even faster The skill is reading the situation on each session and then deciding if more bait's needed or not What a way to start A 17-pounder, absolute stunner

The other one was 14 and it just goes to show, you put the effort in first thing in the morning, find the fish and you can make a big lake like this seem pretty small Proof of the pudding, they are responding to the bait The faster you notice patterns emerging on your lake, the quicker you're going to be onto the fish as they move around and what I've noticed here so far, I think because it's shallow you get action really quickly, find the fish first of all, get on them, get out reasonably quietly, put a bit of bait out maybe I’ve had a couple of bites really quickly on the last couple of sessions and then it’s gone dead Then the fish have turned up in a completely different area, nowhere near where they should be and I think they’ve moved off the angling pressure

So it’s worth really thinking about why you’re not getting action as much as why are you getting action Now it’s getting later in the day, I haven’t seen anything out in front of me I’ve been watching like a hawk all afternoon, haven’t seen anything in front of me so it’s probably time to bring the rods in, go up to the other end of the lake where I’ve seen them before and just see if they’ve moved up there quietly and if they’re happy up there, showing and stuff and then I can move on to them and maybe nick another bite The major advantage of fishing off the barrow is that you can move so quickly If the first thing up is your bivvy, then you’re sort of welded to that swim, and if fish start showing elsewhere you’re probably not going to move

But doing what I’ve done today and just having everything on top of the barrow ready to go, means that if they do start showing elsewhere, and at this time of the year the fish are highly nomadic, it means you can chase them around and get on them straight away I decided not to fish that night so my rods were ready to go at first light If I’d had rods in the water, maybe over bait, I’d be less inclined to wind in and cast at a showing fish This way meant that I made the absolute most of every show and when bites are hard to come by it can be the difference between a blank and a fish in the net The left rod went short where I’d seen the fish the evening before and the other two went long after seeing a fish just after first light, which is the best time to spot them

It’s really important to carry a different range of lead sizes because you never know the fishing you’re going to be doing, especially on a new water I can be dinking it out like 20 yards amongst loads of fish in shallow water or whacking it out, 120, 130, to fish showing out in the middle And having the Heli-Safe on makes the whole thing so versatile, you can take the lead on and off so easily, and it just means that you can get out a distance if you want to, or be really quiet in the corners at the same time It’s been out there about an hour now Pretty bleak conditions today and not a lot of fish activity as a result

One of the rods cast out, probably 110, and I’m wading out at least ten, has produced the first action from this end of the lake It just shows you how important it is to keep your eyes peeled and put rods where the fish are Get in that net Bosh! Got him! 16lb 8oz fighting machine and I’ve just left him in the sling for a little while just to recover It’s a good idea to do that when you’ve had an epic battle, just let them recover a bit in the sling and then let them go

And while this fish has been waiting, I’ve seen a fish show behind me on that bank where the wind’s blowing into, which is no surprise The fish on these big pits do seem to follow the wind really quickly Even though I’ve had a bite out of this swim, it’s time to move and make the most of the last few hours As usual the gear stays in the car when I got here at first light this morning Did a circuit round the lake, saw three fish in completely different areas of the lake, all off the back of the wind, but most importantly, one was off the point that we call Hippo’s Point now, that I started fishing at the beginning of the last session where you saw me

And what’s happened in between times, I’ve been back twice more One time it was bitterly cold even though it was well into spring We had minus temperatures at night, everything was frozen solid I’d chased the fish around for two days and managed to scratch one fish on a single right up the other end and then last time I came, the weather had improved dramatically and again the fish showed off that point, but more on this side of the lake where we are now I started off just fishing singles and then basically put some bait out to where I thought the wind was going to be blowing

It was a slow start but it just got better and better and for the first time the fish really responded to the bait and I think I had four takes in the first couple of days and then on the final morning, I had 12 bites I managed to snare three 30s in that session as well, which was amazing One of them I had to photograph on the mat because my camera had run out of battery and it really came alive and the fish really responded to the bait So even though I haven’t seen fish in front of this swim, this is where I finished the last session I’m fishing at exactly the same range, so it’s 80 yards off the bank

I’m wading out basically four rod lengths, so it’s 16 rod lengths I’m casting from here It’s just pretty nondescript out there, pretty flat, there’s a little bit of weed coming up in places but it’s fishable pretty much everywhere because I’m using that helicopter rig with the hook link sliding up so it comes to rest on top of whatever’s out there And I’ve started off with bait again because in the past, chasing fish around has produced bites, it’s a very labour-intensive kind of fishing, but I’ve not really built any sort of hit and that last session, the fish really responded to the bait, wading out, putting more bait out with a throwing stick and the bites are coming an hour later and it just built and built and unfortunately I ran out of time and I had to come home But with the wind blowing this way, it’s another northerly that’s sort of north-easterly at the moment, the same as it was last time I was here It’s still really cold for the time of year, but I would imagine although they’ve showed off that point first thing this morning, they tend to move on the wind especially as the day warms up

And of course in the spring it’s getting warmer and warmer all the time and they end up out in front of here So I’ve set my stall out, put a bit of bait out I put three rods out about the same range, two at 16, one at 17 rod lengths The furthest rod is the one most downwind, so basically the other two rods are shorter so that that rod can pick up fish as well, the other rod’s not cutting it off I’ve sprayed a couple of hundred baits over the top of it

Three little Mystic Spice pop-ups, that’s how we’re going to start, and if we see fish showing elsewhere, obviously I’ll move on to them When going on to a new venue, I recommend you stick with a bait that you’ve caught loads of fish on before In this situation I’m using a prototype bait that I’ve used for the last couple of years It’s a new one by Mainline, basically it’s suited to cold water but fishes really well all through the year The worst thing you can do is go onto a new lake with a new bait, never caught a fish on it before and when you’re not catching then the doubts start coming in – is it the bait, is it the spot, is it the rig? So when you’re starting somewhere new, go in with complete confidence

Yes! Come on Get in that net, get in that net! Bosh, got him! Even though I’ve had a bite, it’s still sharp so I’m not going to change it The beauty of this rig is I can put another bait on really easily and get it back out there again

I’ve just transferred the fish into the sling in the water That will stay out there until I get the rod back in position I won’t put any more bait out for the time being There’s enough out there to get another bite, but it’s all about now getting the rod back out onto the spot as quickly as you possibly can with minimum disturbance There he is

Rod’s back out on the money This one goes 20lb on the button Really good to get off the mark quickly and it looks good for more, the wind’s still pumping in here I’ve not seen any fish show, but this is all the indication I need that they are in this area Certain waters definitely suit certain kinds of bait application

I’ve tried spombing on here, crumb boilie and corn, a brilliant combination especially in the early spring, and I’ve caught over it and caught quickly, but I’ve not managed to build a hit of fish and I’ve often found that after a couple of quick bites the fish have moved off to another part of the lake, sometimes against the wind, and it just felt like I wasn’t getting it dead right In the last session the fish really responded to the same bait, the new bait from Mainline, the fibrous winter bait They were definitely liking that bait, but I was applying it with a throwing stick rather than the Spomb and it seemed like the results got better and better Being able to wade out 20 yards and throwing stick the baits out, I’m only having to go sort of 65, 70 yards then I can get four or five baits in the Eazi-Stik at one time, basically leaning into them

Because I’m out in the water and there’s a tendency to sky the baits where you’re trying to avoid hitting the water with a stick, so you notice my body is actually leaning forwards and I’m trying to throw them forwards as well as up and that’s keeping them quite low against the wind and stopping them coming back in my face Regarding amounts of bait, well, that’s really dictated by how many fish are in the lake So this is pretty unknown, this one I would say at least 100 fish, maybe as many as 150 I’ve been putting out probably a kilo at the start, and then another 100 or so baits after each two or three fish

But bear in mind, in a shallow lake like this, the bait makes as much disturbance as a cast and sometimes it’s better to wait and see if you can get two or three bites over a big spread of bait, which is what the throwing stick creates, rather than putting bait out after every single fish And also the time of year can make a big difference When the fish have spawned and they’re really hungry, the height of summer when the water’s warm, if conditions are good, there’s a good blow on, you can get away with loads of bait Springtime, it’s blowing a northerly, it’s not brilliant weather conditions and as a result you just need to hang back on the bait because you can definitely put too much in So it’s also worth keeping an eye on the birds

If you’ve got ducks diving in your swim they’re picking loads of baits up, it’s obviously still there, there’s no need to put more in If you’re getting loads of takes and the takes dry up, maybe it’s time to add a bit more So it’s a case of reading the situation, using the stock of fish to dictate how much you use and choosing a baiting approach that suits the water that you’re on Completely out of the blue, another bite A duck’s just flying over the top of the line there, just praying this one doesn’t come off

I had a bite pretty soon after that early bite and there was loads of weed on the line and the fish just came off When you’ve lost one, the next one you really need to get in Come on, big fella, in you come Yes! Get in! Yeah, what a pristine fish 26lb 8oz, big thick wrist to the tail, shoulders on him as well

I’m sure he’ll be really big one day And I’ve got the rod back out on the spot already while this one was in the sling and no bait is going out and that is absolutely key at the moment I put bait out after losing the fish earlier on and nothing happened until this one came along, sort of five or six hours later And it’s been all daytime bites, so I reckon I’ve probably scared the fish away in the middle of the day So three rods are back out again, no bait’s going in the swim and we’ll see if we can nick a few more bites on those rods before it gets dark

The Kurv Shank hook basically comes from a fly hook that my fishing mates and I were using probably about 20 years ago now and the reason we liked it was because it had a straight point and a really aggressively curved shank and an in-turned eye The problem at the time, they were bronze because they were fly hooks They had a round cross section so they weren’t flat forged, which basically means they’re squashed on two faces and I like that because I think it stops the hook from twisting inside its own hole Basically it butts up against the flat edge and I think it stays put better So when we brought them out, obviously we made them flat forged, and we kept the shape almost exactly the same

We improved the point, made the barb even smaller than it was already on the fly hooks and obviously gave them a very low reflective finish, which is very, very smooth, a PTFE finish, which penetrates really easily The situations I use them in, well, pretty much anywhere, to be honest The spinner rig that I’ve been using over the last sort of 12 to 24 months suits it perfectly and hooks it so well in that situation, sits up pretty much upright, but it’s just cocked over like a claw ready to grab the flesh I normally use a size 4 with probably a 14mm pop-up in that situation I’ve used it on various other pop-up rigs as well

If you’re just using a coated hook link and you strip a bit away near the hook and just have a soft hair, that’s worked really well for me with a little tiny bit of shrink tube just off the eye of the hook to flip it over and help it catch hold And then when fishing with bottom baits, I tend to use it either with IQ straight through, and the IQ D-Rig really centres around that hook, and then if it’s really snaggy, I move over to materials like the Hybrid Stiff, which is much more robust because it’s got a braided core I fish that D-Rig style again, tie my favourite whipping knot onto the hook first, then a tiny little swivel goes on, a Micro Rig Swivel, and then you’d simply tie on the knotless knot, making sure you go out the eye of the hook on the point side That is so important, that helps the hook flip over and catch hold And more recently, rather than using shrink tube to finish it off and help it catch hold even more, I’ve gone onto using the Kickers and obviously I use the one that slides most easily over the eye of the hook

I use size 2s a lot of the time when I’m fishing with slow-sinking bottom baits I like a big hook, I think it snags faster in the fish’s mouth, and the big hooks nowadays are still so sharp there’s no real disadvantage to using them and I think they don’t know it’s a big hook until it’s actually in their mouth And then with pop-ups I tend to use one slightly smaller, but still probably on the large side of the spectrum, so a size 4 most of the time, and again because it’s hidden underneath the bait where it’s popped up, I don’t think it’s as visible to the fish and if they’re seeing the pop-up before they’re seeing the hook, you’re snaring them So the situations I probably wouldn’t use a Kurv Shank in, if it’s hellishly snaggy or hellishly weedy I wouldn’t use a standard Kurv Shank There I might go up to the Kurv Shank XX, but for me personally I like a beak-pointed hook in that situation, so probably a Wide Gape X would be the one I’d go to, but for most other situations, I would use a Kurv Shank as my first choice

The wind completely died overnight and no bites came The weather man said it was going to blow up the other end today and that was enough motivation to pack up and get ahead of them Approaching a new water is always exciting I really enjoy the learning process and the getting to the point where you know you can catch every single time you go And the lead up to that point is so, so interesting, the learning curve is so steep, and to be honest when I get to a point where I think I’m going to catch one, I know I’m going to cast at that tree at that distance and I’m going to get a bite, then really the magic’s gone for me and I’m sort of going through the motions

So that building a picture of how the lake lives and breathes, where the fish show on certain conditions, and sort of second guessing them and getting ahead of them, that’s a real massive buzz for me Lovely There’s two big ‘uns just done that across the spot Just throw a bit more crumb in I can see there’s probably, must be 10 or 12 decent fish just out slightly further, but I suspect they’ll be back in on this really quickly

I’ve changed the rig from what I was casting out there basically because I think when the fish are in the edge, having a pop-up on is a little bit too blatant, the water’s very clear here I’m throwing in big bits of crumb, not little tiny bits of crumb, but bigger bits of crumb boilie; halves, three-quarters, quarters I’ve got a chopped-down white wafter on, which is a nice, just slightly different colour to what I’m feeding and that’s got the Buttercorn Goo soaked into it and I’ve moved over to a COG lead, so you’re picking the lead up from the centre of gravity, so very, very efficient hooker of fish I’ve still got the spinner rig on with a Boom hook link, probably about five inches long There’s putty in the middle of that to hold everything flat down on the bottom, no tubing because I’m just swinging it out, and a couple of bits of putty on the line just to hold everything flat to the bottom

When the fish are in close like this they’re very, very jumpy, and you want to pin everything to the bottom, use plenty of putty, and think about your hook bait If it’s too buoyant and it’s wafting about too much, they can just leave it We’ve seen that from the Underwater films But I’ve put a little bit of lead wire in it just to hold it that little bit closer to the bottom, trimmed it off so it looks like one of the chops, so it’s not just a round boilie, and we’re going to stick with that Hopefully manage to get bait out without the swans coming in and seeing it being thrown out, so hopefully we’ll leave the fish sort of unbothered and we’ll get a chance

Gotcha! Looks like he’s nailed as well Come on, get in that net Get in that net Bosh! Got him! Yes, success! Just under 12lb, this one A proper young fish, loads of growing in it, great shape and again success on that rig

So we’re going to put some more chops out, put the rod back out again and see if we can snare one of them big ones because there are bigger fish milling about at the back of the area In particular I love big lakes and this one at Broom is the perfect example of that It just feels wilder, you feel like you’re more out in nature and a big windswept pit, big white horses running down the lake, the big waves coming down You’re standing out in the water waiting to cast and getting blown all over the place, I just love all that Little lakes, I do it but I always feel like every time I tread on a twig or crunch on a bit of gravel, I’m just scaring them all away and every mis-cast is pushing them up the other end

Small lake fish seem to be very, very moody and very aware of human activity, whereas on big lakes you seem to be able to get away with more And it’s not like I had to fish out at long distance all the time, some of the spots here I’m swinging it in, literally, it’s under the rod tip and there are spots here that are 30 yards out, 70 yards out, 120 yards out So massive variants in the style of fishing that you’re doing, which I really enjoy I don’t like that sort of one-dimensional, I’m definitely going to be doing this and that only As my fishing’s evolved, I’ve enjoyed that I can do loads of different kinds of fishing on the same lake and it always keeps you guessing

Is that one? That was one just off the back of the spot, come on! That is going to go, that left-hand rod Also on places like this, obviously because it’s not really been fished properly, you never know what it’s going to be and I’ve had all shapes and sizes of fish It’s great for the future of the fishery because you’ve got fish from 3lb up to 33lb, so you’ve got loads of different year classes

Maybe there’s no 40-pounders in here at the moment, but for the future, this place is going to be 40 and 50-pounders and to be around here at the start is pretty special That show over the left-hand area was obviously at least one feeding fish getting on the bait and it wasn’t long before that rod was away Shows over baited spots on big open lakes are often a precursor to getting a bite Come on, get in that net, get in that net! Bosh! Got him! Come on! When you go onto a new water, mapping out the contours of all the swims is absolutely key, so you know exactly how many rod lengths it is to the bite spots I write absolutely everything down so if I come back on here six months later, I know exactly where to cast without having to put the marker float through the swim when the fish are about

And being able to cast a marker a long way is absolutely key I see a lot of people with marker float setups The rod’s too soft, the reel’s not very good, the marker braid’s too thick so it won’t cast a long way and it limits you so much So my setup is really balanced and it means I can cast a Drop Zone Marker Float 130, 140 yards into the wind So first of all the rod, it’s a Longbow DF X45 Spod n Marker

That’s coupled with a Basia reel which casts absolutely miles It’s loaded up with Marker Braid which is super, super thin, and to take the force of the cast I’m using a 50lb Arma-Kord leader and being that little bit thicker as well, it stops the marker float from tangling in the air There’s nothing worse than finding a great spot, you try and let the float up and it’s tangled and you have to start all over again The shape of the float is also absolutely key and you’ll notice the Drop Zone Marker Floats are actually fatter at the bottom than they are at the top and that makes them really, really stable in the air They’re also very, very buoyant, so when you cast a long way, it’s still actually pulling that braid as you’re taking it off the reel

The flight on the top is also key Very, very visible, you can take them off and change them for other colours So if the light conditions change you can always see the top of the float, but it’s the visibility that really makes it stand out from other floats Lead-wise, I normally use probably a 3oz lead going up to a 4 or 45oz lead if I’m casting into the wind long distances, and I’ll swap between either a Probe lead or the new Marker leads with the prongs on

What I’m finding on this particular lake is there’s very little clean bottom, so if you’ve got the Marker lead with the prongs on it’s immediately locked up and when you wind in there’s loads of dead Canadian all around it If you find a clear area, and that one with the prongs on actually slides, you know it is super clear and that’s a brilliant place to mark down in your little log so that you know when you go back into that swim exactly where the clear spots are If you’re trying to bump the lead through weed, I’d go over to a Probe lead Again, it’s uncoated so you feel a lot as you drag it back, but you can actually bump it through the weed and it not get so caught up, so it’s a case of changing the marker lead depending on the situation that you’re faced with And then baiting up-wise, I’ve got a Longbow Infinity DF Spod Rod, which is even heavier, even more powerful than the Spod n Marker

That'll put a Spomb out as far as I can get a marker float, and that’s coupled with an Emblem Spod Reel, which is loaded with Spod Braid which is just as thin as the Marker Braid It’s bright green in colour and that’s basically so you can put it out, leave it on the surface and if you’ve got seagulls diving on your area, you can sometimes put the spod out, and then throwing stick over the top and the actual brightness of it actually keeps the seagulls away I use a 30lb Arma-Kord leader in that situation, again tied with a four turn water knot so it’s a really, really small knot, and that together just flies off that rod, and like I say, I can get it 130, 140 yards even into the wind So if you’re looking to move onto a big water like Broom, you need to have a balanced setup so that you can map the swim and bait up at long distance It was another gorgeous spring morning at Broom and it looked set to be another scorcher of a day, so I baited the long area with a few more boilies because I expected the fish to start feeding again as the sun warmed the shallow water

It’s also a good time to wind in one of the long rods and put it back on the short spot to the left because the fish here seemed to be coming in closer during the day than they did at night For the first time this spring I started to get action on the long areas at night, which says to me fish are responding more and more to the bait, as the water temperature increases running up to spawning time Night bites are a great indicator that you can use more bait in the warmer water The fish here come in all shapes and sizes just like this upper-20 ghost mirror I never get bored of catching such gorgeous fish

Off you go Yes! By mid-morning the south-easterly had sprung up again and it looked absolutely smack on for more action I’d worked out that by walking well left I could steer the fish away from the other rods It really is such a buzz when you start to suss out a new water and you just know it’s going to happen Gotcha! This is a spinner rig

It’s the one that’s been catching all the fish for me on these particular sessions at Broom, and basically you can cast it onto any lake bed It doesn’t tangle and it’s very, very aggressive at hooking the fish As I’m moving around here sometimes I’m casting into maybe 3ft of water onto gravel and I’m moving into another swim and it’s 6ft deep and there’s a bit of weed on the bottom, and this will basically present over all those different situations So starting off with the hook link and the hook in particular, it’s a size 4 Kurv, my favourite pattern, very sharp straight point, sweeping bend, in-turned eye and coupled with this rig it makes it turn over and catch hold really aggressively And the essence of the rig is the Quick Change Ring Swivel that it’s attached to

All I’ve done there is opened up that little crook on the ring swivel, slid the hook on and then covered it up with a medium-sized Kicker Because that’s got an in-turned eye effect, it makes the hook flip over and catch hold even quicker To stop the bait coming off the hook I’ve got one of the Hook Beads and then the bait is basically tied onto a Micro Ring Swivel, so like a size probably 25 swivel just pulls into there just neatly I use a bit of bait floss, basically pull that through the bait and then tie a succession of overhand granny knots around the hair stop at the top and you can cast that miles and it won’t come off And then going down the hook link, it’s basically crimped on

This material is called Boom because it creates a boom section It’s fluorocarbon, tinted, so it’s almost invisible in the water, and then basically it’s crimped at either end So the crimps are double barrelled You go through one barrel, around the ring swivel through the other barrel, pull it up really tight into the jaws of the crimp tool and then just squeeze it down and that’s it, done And the secret of crimping is the material you put through the crimp must be as close to the size of the crimp as possible

So it should only just fit through and these are 06mm crimps and the material is 055mm diameter, so it’s the perfect fit for this situation And then at the other end, again it’s crimped onto a size 11 ring swivel and that is sliding up and down the leadcore Now before we get onto the lead system, how the pop-up sinks is really, really important to me

So you’ve got quite a lot of Dark Matter putty, mould it round that top crimp and I want my pop-up sinking fast And the reason for that is, one, I don’t want them swaying around as the fish come into feed If the pop-up’s very, very light, they can come up off the bottom and look really unnatural, so I want them pinned to the deck And the other thing is, if it sinks really quickly it’s much more likely to find its way through the fronds of weed and down to the bottom rather than getting hung up maybe three or four inches off the bottom, and looking really out of place So always overweight them with this rig

And then going on to the lead system, it’s a very short leadcore leader This one’s probably only about 25ft long and at one end I’ve got the Heli-Safe System That’s really, really key in this situation You’ve got big fish in really shallow water that are fighting absolutely like demons – you need to be dumping the lead

If the lead was staying on, especially while I’m fishing at long range, it creates a horrible angle, gets caught in the weed and that could end up pulling the hook out So the Heli-Safe in this situation is fished to dump the lead If there was no weed or snags or anything out there at all, then I would consider keeping it on and there’s a little collar to put into that to stop the whole thing compressing and that keeps the lead on But in this situation, when the fishing is tough and it really matters, it’s worth dumping the lead Lead size, I’m using anything between 2

5oz, if I’m just dinking it in, flicking it out, maybe 20, 30 yards, the lightest lead I can get away with to minimise the disturbance, and then I’m just moving up to a heavier and heavier lead depending on how far I’m fishing So when I’m fishing 70 yards, I’ve got a Helicopter lead on there of 3oz That’s nice and flat on the bottom, so feeding the lead down is really, really key in my fishing I need to know that maybe there’s some weed out there or it’s clear, but it’s not too weedy, and with a lead like that, it just tells you that little bit more If I’m going for real distance, then I’ll go for a 3

5 or maybe even a 4oz, and then sometimes move over to a distance lead because they cut through the air that bit better So it makes it so easy to change because you just compress that Heli-Safe, take the lead off and slide another one on And then the other key aspect of this, up the leadcore there’s a No-Trace Bead So you’ve got a little tiny tapered collar and on that is a bead with a split in it Basically what will happen, if the fish is dragging the lead around it will pop that bead off and it means the hook link can slide up off the top of the leadcore and basically all the fish is left with is that little tiny hook link

And I think when the line goes slack, that’s when the fish can get rid of the hook So I don’t know how they do it, but basically the hook will eventually find its way out and then the fish is completely free So having a No-Trace System like that for me is absolutely mandatory You can use pretty much any pattern of hook with this rig, especially if it’s got an in-turned eye I like the Wide Gapes as well

They help fishing the pop-up really close to the lake bed and in situations where there’s a lot of food out there, the water’s very shallow and there’s not so much weed, that can be a real advantage Length-wise on the hook link, I like really short hook links, and sometimes when I’ve been fishing I’ve been fishing 3” hook links and absolutely nailing the fish In this particular session I’ve dropped a couple of fish and I’ve lengthened the hook link and got better hook holds So what you’ll find is the way the fish are feeding, the weather conditions, how pressured they feel, will all change the way they feed and sometimes you have to muck about with the length of the hook link to suit that situation So my advice is to keep loads of booms tied up and then you can swap from one to the other really, really easily, and once you’ve had a fish, you’re basically sliding that Kicker up out the way, sliding the hook off, putting another one on

Sometimes I even re-use the same bait if it’s not been out in the water too long and you are back fishing again So it’s something that really incorporates the Quick Change System, works brilliantly as a single or over bait, and you can cast it onto any lake bed If you use Heli-Safes a lot like I do, every now and again you will lose a lead when you shouldn’t and what’s basically happened is grit’s got inside it, it’s held it open, so the gate is basically unlatched and as you hit the clip, the lead just falls off It’s a very, very easy fix Take the cap off of it, pull it apart, just give it a good blow, take all the little bits of grit off of it just with your fingers, put it back together again and it will work absolutely fine

And if like me using it with leadcore, you’ll find eventually the leadcore will start to wear down as it exits the Heli-Safe Basically take it apart, cut the little tiny swivel off the end, resplice it back on again so you’re on to a fresh bit of leadcore, and it’s perfect again for the next few months It’s over there Feels big Completely different fight, this is

It’s a big ghost common Come on, get in that net, get in that net! Bosh! Got him! Yes! Come on! What a fish I think it’s a 40, you know It’s massive Yes! It is a 40-pounder

It’s a good 40 as well 4312 Amazing, amazing What a lake

Check that out What an amazing, amazing carp Just totally and utterly blown away by this fish, and if this doesn’t light your fire for fishing somewhere new, then nothing’s going to Just so, so interesting finding out about a new water and getting surprises like this along the way is just the icing on the cake If you’re going to approach a new water, the first thing I would say is use your eyes to tell you where to fish

And I know that seems obvious, but so many people jump into a swim that’s hot, or one that someone’s told them has done fish before, they’re not looking for the fish and as a consequence it makes the lake seem really difficult If you get there early in the morning and you leave your gear in the car, you lap and lap and lap the lake until you find them showing, it makes a big lake like this seem so much smaller And when you know you’re not going to get a bite, 24 hours into the session, if you know it’s not going to happen, you need to be on your toes again and you need to be moving And the more you fish, the more you get that feeling You just know it’s not going to happen and if you feel that in your gut, you’ve got to be off looking for the fish elsewhere

I really pay loads of attention to the weather as well I’ve got the weather apps on my phone, I’m going through them all the time If you look at the weather and it’s turned around to a westerly or a southerly, it’s gone low pressure, it’s going to be really mild, you know then the fish are going to be more active, maybe you take more bait with you, or you stand at the end of the wind and look for fish showing in the wind, because that’s where there’s going to be more oxygen and the water’s nice and warm All those things can really help you and I look at the weather in between sessions as well, not just when I’m there, so you can see what’s been happening in between If there’s been a really cold snap or something and not a lot’s been out, then maybe the next time you go back you just fish singles for a little while, you don’t put any bait in because the fish have sort of been knocked back a little bit, so paying attention to the weather is absolutely key

The fish here are very affected by the wind We’ve got the wind trickling in here now and it’s no surprise that I’ve had loads of action in this swim and even when the wind is cold I’ve noticed that the fish are moving on it Not all lakes are the same but that’s something to record and basically keep in the memory banks, so when you come on here again the next spring, you know exactly what the fish are going to be doing And recording what you’re finding out is so, so important My phone is absolutely full with different files for different lakes, of how many wraps it is to all the spots, what trees I’m casting at, when I’ve got the bites, day or night

What are fish like in the spring, what are fish like in the summer, the autumn, the winter? Everything’s written down so I can refer back to it and it’s amazing how much you actually forget and you read back and you think, oh, right, that swim does really well in September, I’ll keep an eye on that And that information just takes you to another level and you can basically work out a lake much quicker by recording everything that’s going on Using the Distance Sticks is an absolutely essential part of my modern-day fishing I really don’t know how I got by without them and I know our ones are probably two-and-a-half times as expensive as the average ones, but in my opinion, they’re ten times as good And I was really concerned about the retail price of them when the Product Development guys told me, but having that auger point so you can screw them into the ground with a T-bar, having the spirit level so you know you’ve got them perfectly straight, and also the grooves in them, which is Jim at JAG’s idea to stop too much line coming off, all of those features combined are just an absolute Godsend and I could never see myself going back to the original type of distance stick

You’ll see me wearing a cap and Polaroids for virtually all of my fishing, even on days like today when it’s not sunny Your vision through a set of Polaroid sunglasses is so much better than standard vision You can pick out the rig in the air better, but most importantly, you’re going to be spotting the fish better And by wearing a peaked cap, it takes the light out, just covers the glasses up that bit better Sometimes you’re better off to shield your eyes as well to stop the light coming in from the sides and a decent pair of polarised sunglasses like these are absolutely essential for me

Spotting fish, especially on big lakes like this, is the absolute key to getting bites I basically couldn’t fish without them The thing that spurs me on to keep fishing hard all the time, bearing in mind I’ve been doing it over 30 years now, is the winning, the succeeding You can never guarantee what’s going to be taking your hook bait, but the size of the fish for me is not really the primary consideration It’s getting it right on the day, working out what needs to be done in that particular session, and being consistent session after session

That’s really what pushes me to fish as hard as I can every single time I go

New Zealand Fishing – Crayfish (Kaikoura)

Kaikoura, New Zealand, Charter fishing Part 1 Y2Jay Does Asia – New Zealand "my backyard" today we are going on a charter boat, fishing for crayfish (lobster) that's not our boat, it's another boat that's our boat there well we are on our way! Elise (from Hong Kong), I asked if it's her first time on a charter boat so this is a global position system tracker this is where we are, this is where we are going, to "Barney's rock" we have a crayfish pot set there, from yesterday this is a sounder, it gives us a picture of the ocean floor you can see there are a few fish down there there are lots of spiny dogfish where we are now, we don't want them also there are barracuda down there too just out there, is our lobster pot we have our name on our pots no there's no lobster in there (joking) no lobsters? really???!!!! I guess some are too small? yes we have to measure them some of them are in for a very bad day so I'm going to show you how to take them out and measure them we also have to see whether they are male or female this one is a female, it has 2 claws on it's rear legs that's a good one, we can keep it this one is a male this one is a male, and also is going to have a bad day you have to cut the tail, across, to show fisheries officers that these lobsters are for eating and not sale do not cut them too deep, they will bleed this one has 2 claws, it's female just let me measure this one doesn't want to be measured and she also is going to have a bad day Oh, sorry lobster! Yeah right! (sarcasm) you're not sorry it's tricky, I'm doing it left handed this one is too small this one is a female, possibly too small, yes it is too small is that your personal lobster? We have 5 the salmon bait is going into the pot baiting again we just put the pot back in the water We are about to do ordinary fishing now now we have fishing lines in the water if the tip of the rod bounces, we might have a fish Coco has a fish I think it's only been in the water less than 1 minute fish is coming! false alarm, nothing Oh I have one, it is a sea perch! it's a good size let's try again big albatross just got free food fight! fight! fight! fight! another sea perch coming up don't let it go! oh nothing! Elise just caught 2 big ones hello little sea perch! In the next video: charter fishing part 2 If you enjoyed the video, please consider subscribing, and sharing it on facebook!

New Zealand Fishing – I sea perch! (Kaikoura)

We are about to move, we are fishing in deep water right now, we need more shallow water Charter fishing part 2 Y2Jay Does Asia – New Zealand "my backyard" I think the lines are tangled this orange fish is called "sea perch" I've got something, two I think you little bastard! that's the one that got away (the big one too) yes, I have one come here little fish! how does it feel?! I bet you feel pretty stupid! I once caught a fish "this big" let's see how we are doing with this fish I have one, my last fish of the day we are about to head back I'm feeling sick! I'm feeling sick! going to vomit? docking that's rough on the vehicle! So what is the name of your business? South Bay Fishing Charters We are on the internet, we have a website We will take you out, look after you, catch some fish, and bring you back alive! Well that's it, that's it, finished, it's finished! We are going to go and cook these fish so tune in next time for the next episode on my channel share the video and subscribe! In the next video: eating the fish Please consider subscribing if you liked the video

How Deep Sea Creatures Emit Their Own Light | The New York Times

This is not CG

I, it’s JGI: Jellyfish Generated Imagery

In this case the bioluminescent atolla jellyfish It’s a kind of amazing display that comes from creatures in the sea that make their own light And there are a lot of them A recent study found that among ocean dwellers that you can see with the naked eye, although of course, you'd have to be underwater for most of them, three quarters are bioluminescent Steven Haddock did the study

“I always think of it like a superpower We think of these as, like, ‘oh, they're so primitive, these creatures' but they can do something <i><u><font color=#00000000></font></u></i> that we can only dream of doing, you know? Making light come out of your fingertips or throwing pixie dust of glowing light out at will" or throwing pixie dust of glowing light out at will" These creatures make light with chemicals in their own bodies These creatures make light with chemicals in their own bodies

This is how they do it Luciferase, an enzyme, prompts a chemical reaction in which luciferin molecules absorb energy and then release it as light Often they’re trying to scare off predators They may even shoot out bioluminescent material, like this shrimp expelling a blob of light Most of this world is hidden from human beings

There are yellow sea worms, red ctenophores, bristle worms, small crustaceans and lots and lots of jellyfish When you see some of these creatures, it’s a reminder that the world is full of Cinderellas Sea cucumbers They’re pretty ugly Just lumps to most humans

But when they light up at night, the party is on

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Louisiana Charter Fishing New Orleans Style

Louisiana Charter Fishing New Orleans With New Orleans Style Fishing Charters Captain Jason Shilling With Captain Jason's 22 foot custom bay boat powered by 200 horse power Mercury Optimax motor

You will get to your fishing spots quickly where there are an abundance of redfish waiting for you! Call New Orleans Style Fishing Charters today to schedule your charter fishing trip (504) 416-5896 Louisiana Charter Fishing New Orleans http://wwwinfomercatiorg

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Louisiana Charter Fishing New Orleans Style

Louisiana Charter Fishing New Orleans With New Orleans Style Fishing Charters Captain Jason Shilling With Captain Jason's 22 foot custom bay boat powered by 200 horse power Mercury Optimax motor

You will get to your fishing spots quickly where there are an abundance of redfish waiting for you! Call New Orleans Style Fishing Charters today to schedule your charter fishing trip (504) 416-5896 Louisiana Charter Fishing New Orleans http://wwwinfomercatiorg