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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Do I need a saltwater or freshwater license?

So a common question that FWC gets asked is when to use a saltwater fishing license or a freshwater fishing license So if you are fishing in brackish water, for example, and you catch a freshwater species, you would need a freshwater fishing license to keep that fish

You may catch red drum in brackish water for instance, which is considered saltwater so therefore you would need a saltwater fishing license For more information or for clarification you can visit MyFWCcom/Fishing

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Do I need a saltwater or freshwater license?

So a common question that FWC gets asked is when to use a saltwater fishing license or a freshwater fishing license So if you are fishing in brackish water, for example, and you catch a freshwater species, you would need a freshwater fishing license to keep that fish

You may catch red drum in brackish water for instance, which is considered saltwater so therefore you would need a saltwater fishing license For more information or for clarification you can visit MyFWCcom/Fishing

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Salt Water fishing Highlights

[Music] [Deep building pounding music] Oh! look at that fish go [pounding music] There he goes! there he is! Alright! [Music] {drag] Look at em!! Alright! [Music] {reel Drad] [driving Music] There he is! Alright! Good fish [Music] [Music change in beat] [ Music pounding] Set the hook! Set the Hook! He's on! He's on! [Music] [change in beat] [Driving drum beat] [driving music] Show out there! [Music] AAAW! [Music] [music down in beat] ah! alright! whoa! alright he is staying up [reel drag]

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

A Louisiana Saltwater Marsh Adventure

(gentle piano music) (music swells to upbeat orchestration) (funky blues guitar music) – [Voiceover] Venice, Louisiana, redfish capital of the world Wade and some of the Cabela's pro-staff have wrapped up the Cabela's Partnership Summit, and now we're takin' the few extra days to fish the bountiful marshes of Louisiana

– [Man] Louisiana marshes are a great favorite a great passion of mine, a great destination for me every year I love to get down there And when I have an opportunity to go sight-fishing or somewhat sight-casting for reds, I absolutely get so excited And that's why when I'm running in the marshes or I'm casting and looking in the marshes, every turn of the head, every direction I look I expect to see one floatin' there And when you're doin' this sight-fishing techniques in and around Venice, you know a lot of times you're looking for shadows, you're looking for shapes, you're looking for color changes and stuff

It's not always the prototypical tailing scenario that you see here that you're dreaming of It's just targeting a spot or movements or things that look like that redfish And there's so many different ways to do that when it comes to being a fisherman Whether you're throwing, you know, soft plastics, whether you're throwing spoons, whether you're tossin' top-water baits, whatever it may be out in front of 'em When you get one to turn on it it's an instantaneous strike and reaction that leaves your mind boggled and excited and always lookin' for the next one

– Ohhh yes! (laughter) – That's a big 'un there (chuckles heartily) – Now that's a big 'un, you want me to net him? (laughs) – How am I gonna get him if I never get him up? (upbeat jazzy music) – How pretty is that? – Ow – Awesome – Man That'll catch you off-guard when you just

We're kinda up here looking for 'em in shallow water And I was lookin' up there on the bank, just threw kinda out in the middle of that grass and reeled us some spinner bait through there and I mean, Hey Chris will you get the pliers? – Yep – Get this grass off him

Man, what a beautiful fish (underwater sounds) – Whew! Time for another one – Let's get this done – Turn me into a caravan, that one there was so pretty I couldn't resist gettin' some shots a him – [Jeff] That was a pretty one there

I mean that big ol' orange color, it never gets old I love that color of those – You know the only problem with that? – What's that? – You'll probably be in trouble cause that was a keeper – Oh, was it really? (laughing) – Oh, he is going to be mad at me (laughing) – No deer camp food

– [Jeff] You know one of the greatest things about going to Louisiana is the ability to catch keepers and fill your freezer, in my opinion That's one of the things I look forward to The summer-time aspect of it is going on down there and catching those keeper-sized reds Typically you're going to be catching those inside the marsh and we're taking 'em back and we'll cook 'em at deer camp, right in the middle of deer season You know, be out deer-hunting and come in great fish-fry after some cool deer-hunts right there at the camp

So, anytime I get a chance to head to Louisiana and look at fillin' my freezer, I'm always excited about that You know when you get in a shallow-water fishing situation and you're trying to spot the fish, you're trying to look for holes in the grass, you're trying to look for targets and things along those lines When it's cloudy it makes it very difficult to be able to find success to be able to see those fish So you know, you're trying to get that sun at the perfect angle, you're trying to block some of that wind while you're looking and while it is hunting in it's purest form sometimes it can also be frustrating – So I mean you got like, 30-seconds to look then the sun goes behind the clouds

– Well the wind is hurtin' it too It's as bad, in sight-fishing you got wind like this make's it real tough – [Jeff] Yep – Thing about it is you know there's several hundred swimmin around out there It's just a matter of spotting one and gettin him in front of you

– [Jeff] Yep – There's so many marshes in Louisiana All over it can be we go fish and do this, you don't have to have the biggest boat in the world, that's where some of the aluminums play a big factor – [Voiceover] And when we return we'll see the newest Ranger aluminum boat in action All that and more on the Cabela's Fisherman's Handbook

– [Voiceover] The fisherman's handbook is brought to you in part by Cabela's, it's in your nature Yamaha Marine, reliability starts here And by Ranger Boats, still building legends, one at a time (soft rock music) – [Voiceover] Wade and the Cabela's pro staff are out here fishing in the shallow marshes of Louisiana Jeff Reynolds and Clark Wendlandt have decided to go out in a Ranger aluminum boat to see how it handles these shallow waters

– We're in Venice, Louisiana with my great friend Jeff Reynolds Just a couple of bass fishermen coming down here to see if we can catch some redfish Oughta be fun – Oh man is this place not off the chart? I mean, just all kinds of fish there's bass down here, redfish, flounder There's no telling what we might catch, but I don't think we care

– We don't care We're gonna catch whatever we can We're gonna haul 'em in, we're gonna eat 'em But the thing about it is, we're just bass fishermen and what we're here to see if we can do is, is use more or less bass techniques and see if we can figure out how to catch redfish – Absolutely

I mean this is gonna be fun It's heavy-line, the way both me and you both like to fish Power-fishing you know, throwin' spinner baits or swim baits, or something like that Braided line, big rods, force 'em out That's gonna be fun

– Let's do it The opportunity to go fishing with Jeff in Venice, to me, I mean, I knew it was gonna be perfect Put on top of that we're in the Ranger aluminum and that boat drafts really shallow I've had an opportunity to fish it a little bit in Texas in saltwater, and I love that boat It runs rough water really well

It gets really, really shallow – You know the aluminum line of boats that Ranger, just, I mean, unbelievable How shallow they float, the way they're built, the storage they have in them We have plenty of room for our tackle, our rod and reels, our cooler We had all the room we needed

It's just a great-built boat You'll see on the show, some of the water we were getting into, gets down to real skinny water, rows of cane everywhere, grass everywhere And to float that boat around in there and catch some of them reds, I mean, what a blast – There's a bull right there – Oh man

– You got it – There he is (laughs) – Dude, he knocked slack in that thing and missed it and then came back and got it (laughing) – He hit it so hard – Jeff swings his spinner bait up there, shallow cane I mean perfect, and one just smokes that spinner bait

I mean, smokes it And when I say smoke it, when he bit it he moved so far, Jeff thought he missed the bait and he's sitting there reeling trying to catch up with him – I mean you're kinda at their mercy when you hook into one of these – Hey, it's a good one Aww

(laughs) (soft rock music) – You know Clark, I mean you could come down here with any type of tackle and do this Bass tackle and your rod and reels works fine But it does make a difference to be equipped right To fight these big suckers, cause they, you've got to have a reel that's got the good drag on it And a rod that can handle it

Look at that, it'nt that pretty? (chuckles) – That's a start – Ow! Did you see him bite me? – Best get yourself a pair of pliers too cause you will use 'em a bunch – Look at that That's awesome man – That's a good way to start the day

– It's a perfect way – Hey, when you been out here for 10 minutes and you catch one like that you kinda know it's gonna be a good day – Oh yeah (laughter) – He gonna be over – Agh

– We're gonna have to let him go – That's hardly the case, for me, is catching them to big but, hey, it's still fun Mr Red, I appreciate it buddy He still had plenty a fight left in him

Usually these things fight so hard they wear theirself out because it may take you five or ten minutes to get one in It just depends on how hard they want to fight But a lot of times what you wanna do when you put 'em in the water, grab 'em by the tail and just like let 'em swim around a little bit help 'em swim around a little bit till they get going and they'll take off theirself like you seen him do He just I didn't fight him long enough – You know these baits I've cut these last couple on is just a big-bite baits is what they are and it's just the small king-thumper and I mean they get tore-up pretty good but, the thing is they're so soft they have a lot of action And I never mind sacrificing baits, to catch fish It's just the price you gotta pay for soft baits

You go through a lot of them, but, they catch fish That's pretty much it Throw it out there and reel it in and hang on – Alright, I'm ready for another one – Let's do it

– [Voiceover] More action from the marshes of Louisiana when we return, here on the Cabela's Fisherman's Handbook The Fisherman's Handbook is brought to you in part by Garmin, fight your fish, not your fish-finder Bradley Smoker, food smoking made easy Engel Coolers, a legend in reliability Sawyer products, we keep you outdoors

(rock music) – [Wade] You know one of the most awesome things about fishing in Venice, Louisiana area is basically, frankly anywhere in Louisiana, is the opportunity to get in those marshes and catch keeper-size redfish I mean those marshes, when you right pond, are absolutely teeming with them And what we do with them is basically we're trying to get a few keepers to put in the freezer and bring back for hunting season when we'll have some giant fish-frys out around the deer camp That's a big passion of ours and it's something we look forward to doing fishing-wise in August and then enjoying them come November and December So Jeff and I literally are trying to get out into the marshes as well as David and Clark and fill the freezer on this type of a fishing trip

– Uh oh, fish on! – Get him on that line – Must be a bass – No that's a good red – Good red, dinnertime red – Can I net him for you? – Yeah, he's a good one

I can get him Jeff – Sure? – Yeah Lot on the boat's slip and go This is where we got our bites the other day Come here marsh redfish, oh look at that

That's awesome Come here buddy, ah yeah, look at that – Good one! – Oh it's so fun down here in the marsh That is very enjoyable right there I like to catch them bulls and I like to catch 'em in the marsh

Thank you Mr Redfish – Catch him on spinner-bait? – Yep, on spinner-bait Just lettin' it pause down there, fallin' down in there and he cracked it Twenty-four, bout perfect eatin' size right there

We'll take him home to dinner That was fun, you know when you get out here in this marsh and you get a look around back here it's like your kind of at the end of the world, it's a paradise! And it's one of my favorite paradises to go fishing when you can get in the marsh and you get to see all the wildlife and everything that goes on and come in here and just cast around and go fish Sometimes you can sight-cast 'em sometimes you're blind-casting in the cane Right now we're fishing a way outgoing tide you can actually see it on the Garmin where the tide shows you how fast it's falling You get all the grass in this area I mean, when you hit the right little hole and flood it up bait-down, nothing about it

– [Wade] I mean you never know when you're in Louisiana when you're gonna be in three-foot one minute and two hours later it may be six-inches of water when the tide falls out And if you're somebody like me that don't keep up with the tides, you can get stranded in a hurry – What we're trying to do right now literally in this marsh, is monitor what the tides do in it You can look it up at different places, we've actually got it on our Garmin so it tells us the exact date, what the tide's doing where we're at You can actually always look at it and see exactly where you are for that day's tide

And right now we're on a fallen tide which should help clear this pond up back here and you know, how this tide falling out will funnel a lot of these fish through here and clean this water up where maybe we can sight-fish as the day goes on But, you know you look at that tool of that Garmin there and being able to see exactly what the stage is, when it's gonna bottom out, when it's gonna be a high tide, is such valuable information right at your fingertips for each and every day I mean, it tells you by the minute, for lack of a better Here's where you are on the tide – [Voiceover] Let's check in with Clark Wendvendt and David Walker as they seem to have benefitted from the falling tide as well

– He sure is – There's the other one too – Yep – Now he's fixing to get mad – Oh yeah! (laughter) – Yes! – Wait a minute though

– Alright Clark Tell you what (rock music) We would be pretty excited about this one That, that is a nice one And here we are Clark, doing a little exploring, I think you picked a good spot

(laughter) well hey, it's just covering water, that's all it is That's what we do in bass-fishing I mean when we find fish people think, "Well hey, it's rocket science" But it's not, it's covering water is what it is – Keep moving in there, you get rewarded

– That one we keep, you think? – I don't know, we gotta measure him – Yeah, let's measure him, that board's right there – He's beautiful – I think he's sunburned, put a little sunblock on him – He is twenty-seven and a half

– Nah they gotta be under twenty-seven – That's what he is, twenty-seven and a half Alrighty, here we go Great looking fish right there, and we're gonna let him grow up to be one of those forty-pounders that are out there (laughs) That was kinda fun

Think I'll do that again – [Voiceover] We wrap up our trip in Louisiana when the Cabela's Fisherman's Handbook returns The Fisherman's Handbook is brought to you in part by, Arctic Ice, we put the "cool" in coolers Bubba Blade, the ultimate sportsmans knife and carving machine Spro, sports professionals

– You know sight-fishing for redfish I mean that's a huge passion of mine And if you've ever done it one time and you seen one redfish react to it it's something you'll wanna do time and time again In the marshes in and around Venice are perfectly set up and situated for that type of fishing There's gonna be areas where you're gonna find clean water, you're gonna find areas where the tide may have muddied it up or the wind may have changed it So you're kinda bobbing and weaving you're covering a lot of ground looking for the right location

But when you can find the right little pocket it might be a dead-end canal, it might be the back of a little pond, it might just be a little point in one of the big ponds there When you can find a location that's holding a lot of redfish and you can see 'em floatin out there, and you can make a cast that has one of those big reds turn and react to the bait, you're hooked for life – There's one – Get on big guy (jazzy blues guitar) – Get a net on him? – I got it, he's a small one

But I think he's a good eater – I tell you that's half the battle right now (chuckles) – Heck yeah Such a fun bite, they knock so much slack in your line when you're reeling through there – Boy they do

That is fun I'm a cane thumper Well we we're hopin' to get in here and sight-fish some of these, but as you can see it's lot a clouds, so should check around hope we can catch one – Only thing about down here you're gonna wanna hydrate every time you go out We'll take a case, case and a half of water fill it up in our cooler, throw a couple Arctic Ice in there, that's kinda the way we prepare for a full day on the water

When we go out, throw some snacks in there I got some leftover hamburgers that Angie made earlier for us That way we can make it an all-day trip and know everything's gonna be fresh and cold – I tend to always end up in Venice, Louisiana at least one time each year And there's a lot of great reasons why

It's widely regarded as the redfish capital of the world And that's a well-earned and rightfully so title because it's just an area that for whatever reason the redfish call home – [Voiceover] That'll do it for us here on Cabela's Fisherman's Handbook, we'll see ya next time (easy upbeat music) – I think they'll be back there in the back Sometimes when you're fishing with your friends you gotta take a break and let him do all the work

He's drying up the troll motor right now look at him he's getting all the grass off of it But, I'm back here enjoying a drink I kinda feel bad, but, not really

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Bass Anglers for Saltwater Conservation Off Shore Fishing Port O Connor

– [Narrator] From CarecoTV, one of the longest running outdoor programs on television today Exploring the country, and the coast in search of adventure

From the mountains of the great north west to the shores of the Atlantic Ocean This is Americana Outdoors, presented by Garmin This week we're gonna take a closer look at the Bass Anglers for Saltwater Conservation, also known as Bass for Salt We're headed up to the Yamaha Midwest Media Event in Bay Harbor, Michigan to join Americana Outdoors Wade Middleton, who takes the pledge to support Bass for Salt program Now it's been said that America's sportsmen are the original conservationists

Anglers have a special connection to nature that requires us to respect our natural resources and fight for their conservation But we also have an obligation to other anglers on the water to practice safe boating habits Likewise we should always be an example to the community by making sure we have the proper credentials to participate in our sport And by getting involved in the policy discussions that affect recreational anglers – This is an amazing initiative that we're doing to get the word out to just normal Americans of what they can do to support and defend their right to fish

Well what you do with the website is, there's some great issues on there that you can read about, if you want to just quickly make a difference, you can click on send a letter and that will bring up a pre-written letter, you can enter your information, read that letter off and then just hit submit Boom, it will send right over to your representatives You know really, everyone who's an angler is part of a brotherhood of people who fish, and it's so important that we help each other out If something's going on in their body of water we should be there for them and maybe they'll be there for us Also you don't tend to think about it but saltwater actually affects everyone

Here in the Midwest where we are right now is where we make our props So, if they're not allowed to fish, that actually impacts jobs all over the nation – [Narrator] After bass season is over, Bassmaster Elite Series, Jeff Kriet, who also is a long time supporter of Bass for Salt, meets up with his good friends Derick Kuyrkendall and Jeff Welch at Port O'Connor, Texas for an off-shore fishing trip (upbeat music) – You know we're here at probably my favurite place in the world, everybody talks about man caves and stuff A couple of buddies of mine and I built this place and you see we like to fish in the saltwater, so when we're down here this is the getaway, it's the getaway from fishing the tour and all the other stuff

So when we come here, this is our happy place (upbeat music) This is the bottom dropping tamping ship of the world is what this is You've got Derick, you got the Port O'Connor full time guy so if we don't catch anything, it's all on him – So what happens when I win this? – If you win this, you become, you win the title of ultimate bottom dropper for the day – For the day? (laughter) – Over maybe the past 20 years, I've had saltwater boats and they keep getting a little bigger and a little bigger and a little bigger and a little bigger and now we have that boat, you know, which is powered by four Yamaha 300 horsepowers and I keep wanting to go a little farther out and a little further

And we kinda went back to old school with a couple of my best friends and we ran out, and we ran out about maybe you know, 60 miles and fished some old numbers we used to fish, trying to catch what would ever be, you know that's what was fun about it, we didn't really care – How many points are blue runners? – [Jeff] Blue runners, no points no points Hey, here's the deal, every blue – No points on bait – Every blue runner means something big What we're doing right now, we're stopping on the up current side of these rigs and we're trying to catch what we call blue runners or hardtails

And we'll go out to these wrecks and rocks that we fish and drop that down and the group or everything eats a blue runner They're real tough, they're real hardy, they're just really great bait (upbeat music) – Perfect I'll be completely honest with you, the funnest thing to catch is bait It pulls just hard enough to be fun, but not so hard that you don't want to catch another one

Look at her, oh gosh Alright, we got some bait now, we're gonna head out to the shelf and see what we can catch So the beauty of it is, I'm gonna go right back there, I'm gonna hit navigate to, go to, I'm gonna engage that autopilot and I'm gonna let it drive me right to it, because I can promise you it'll save me probably five miles as zig-zaggy as I'd be – [Narrator] Log onto bassforsaltcom and find out what you can do to defend our right to participate in the sport we love

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(upbeat music) Hey, welcome back to Americana Outdoors We're 60 miles away from the shore of Port O'Connor, Texas Jeff Kreit, a professional bass angler and a longtime supporter of Bass for Salt, gets together with his friends for a fun offshore fishing down on the gulf – Yamaha wrapped the big boat and as you can see it says Bass Angler for Saltwater Conservation And people get kind of confused about that out here saltwater fishing, people ask me all the time

Basically, it is for the rights of the fishermen, the recreational fishermen It is your voice to be heard to protect your rights to fish It's simple, go to bassforsaltcom, you put your name on there, your email address and you click, basically send and there is a letter already written for you by the organization What it does is it targets important things that you as a recreational fisherman would never hear about

So you will get the letter, you can read about it or whatever And then you just hit send, boom, that letter's going to your representative Otherwise, he has no idea even what it is So it's your voice as a recreational fisherman, there is no reason not to log on and be proactive on this, it's just too easy (upbeat music) We're out here in about 320 foot of water

We're real close to the shelf, we can catch marlin and everything out here but drop some piggy perch and some spoons and just see what we can catch What you got? – Bottom – Bottom? – Really enjoyed doing that, especially after the bass season's over, fishing season because we're gonna get a lot of bites, we're gonna get our arms wore out, everybody in the boat's gonna catch fish, it's a bunch of good friends And bottom line is we're gonna have something to eat, and we're gonna have a good time – What you fishing for Welch? What you trying to catch today? – What's the highest point? – The highest point is a Warsaw

– Definitely a Warsaw – I'll lose the three points if he'll find a big Warsaw – You know the deal is, Welch, I don't know if anybody's ever seen it, if y'all have ever watched those strongman competitions where they, he's a crossfit world champion (laughter) These guys are throwing live bait, I'm throwing artificial, I'm a bass fishing guy, tournament guy, so I don't use live bait – unless they start to bite them better I'm switching fast (laughter) You know I see one little old speck down there, it's a little, it's a, I can tell by the way he showed up, it was a single Yellowedge grouper

Welch is hooked up – Welch is on – What you on the bottom? – No, man I'm going snappy snap – [Jeff] You need me to get you like a granola bar, a power bar or anything? – I need something – [Jeff] You need a wet towel? – I may here in a minute

– Do you think there's a chance it can be an endangered red snapper? – There's a high chance – [Jeff] I tell you on thing, you can see those muscles bulging right now – Are my muscles twitching a little bit? – [Jeff] Yeah you got to see them Think he's gonna blow his shirt up I see color, man, maybe

– [Derick] Red snapper – [Jeff] Maybe it's a groupie grouper – Oh it's a jammer red snapper Man – [Derick] Well, you just lost some points on that one, that's a dud

– We're gonna let this fella go – [Welch] Yeah – There he goes – Here's the deal, I know you couldn't keep that snapper, and I know you'd love to put him in the oven wouldn't you – [Welch] Favorite eating fish there is

– My favorite eating fish there is But we can't, because there's not enough of them – [Welch] There's a shortage of red snappers – There's a shortage of red snappers so we have to release them into the wild – Let me rephrase that, there's a shortage of red snapper for the recreational angler

– There's plenty red snapper for the commercial people – There's sarcasm going on right now, we're being all a little sarcastic I apologize, but it was fun wasn't it – [Welch] It was great – Well, treading hazard of minus one – Hang on, when we left the dock is was plus one

– Yeah you're right – [Derick] Left the dock with what? – Snappers were one – Oh I said he got – [Welch] Yeah yeah you're not the captain – Just see how he does, if he catches another one it's a judge

– We'll have to change these rules – [Narrator] A fun fishing day turned into a mini championship tournament, we'll be right back Stay tuned Americana Outdoors presented by Garmin, is brought to you by, Big Bite Baits, designed to bring the big bite to your line Gill, respect the elements

And by Sawyer products, Sawyer, we keep you outdoors (rock music) Welcome back to Americana Outdoors Well today we're joining Jeff Kreit, Derick Kuyrkendall and Jeff Welch for offshore fishing, about 60 miles from Port O'Connor, Texas (rock music) – It's almost a mini competition every time we go fishing, any time we do anything if we go to the store it's a competition so it's fun out here, it's relaxed but the competitive nature's still there The biggest thing I like about offshore is that you get away

I mean, you may see a boat, you may not, it adds a little risk, extra risk to it, but we kind of mitigate that by the redundancy in the boat and EPIRBs and life rafts and extra life jackets but just, you're out there by yourself And this boat that we currently have is, it's powered by quad 300, quad 300 Yamahas We've got the helm master on and it's a beast – I mean they've got it loaded with killer electronics on there I mean it's safe as you can be, you can have no worries really when you go out there, you have motors, back ups, electronics, you have radar, autopilot, the whole nine yards

Incredible boat (rock music) – Hooked up – [Jeff] What does it feel like? – A fish (laughter) – Did he get it? He got him – Fish is bloated up, he's coming up

Come on be a grouper It's a large red snapper, it definitely is red snapper Wires, do you need 'em? – [Jeff] I don't think so – [Derick] Welch got one? – Yeah he's been fighting one for about 45 minutes – You say four or five minutes? (laughter) Beautiful American red snapper

– Come on you guys catch something that we want to eat, or something really big so I can make fun of you while you fight it – And it's a red snapper – [Jeff] Big one or little one? – Perfect eating size – Someone come and unhook the head on this or I'm gonna go right through the little meat right behind his head there Right below the dorsal fin

We're going for a big one here with big perch – Oh another one, Welch is on Oh we got a double hook up – [Welch] Red snapper Good eating fish, I'm up at least

– [Derick] Three points – 19 snapper, Kreit has none, Derick has one, so I'm gonna say I'm up 18 – [Derick] It can't count either Why you crying over there Kreit? – I'm not crying yet I don't have a snapper

Hey give me a ball buster dude Come on man – Hey suddenly we're buddies Two minutes ago we weren't friends, now all of a sudden we're buddies? Hey Kreit – Just give me a gimbal I hear you

– You're not gonna have any more kids – I know – I'm calling this Camp Grouper, I loaded up with little bit smaller perch on there Oh it's looking like a red snapper – It's not a giant

– There he is – That's a three pointer boys – [Derick] Oh amberjack's probably about as mean as I'll get honestly, and that's a little guy – Three points – Alright here he goes

– I came over those fish just a second ago and they weren't there, and I guess catching that fish brought 'em all up There's a bunch right there we should get bit – Whatever I've got is big I might need the ball buster (laughter) [Derick] Come on be brown

– It's not an AJ It's a grouper We got some meat, it's a big guy – Five points – Alright

– Five points to Welchy, that is fine bittles right there – Get old Kreiter in here – You know what that is, that's good eating right there That's fine table fare – That is bittles, that is some fine bittles right there

– Into the ice – Hey hey hey Oh it's a big one – You want it to be a snapper? – [Jeff] You know those fish out there, they're so strong I guess because they're always, for one, having to move, they're having to move with the bait, they're always moving and there's always something bigger out there that will eat them I guess They're just mean and now you put that fish three or four hundred feet down on the bottom, it makes it twice as hard

So if you've never been you have to go I could never explain to somebody how hard something feels They have to see it for themselves and I can't imagine anybody not wanting to go out there at least one time Now if you get sick, at least you did it once But I guess I love it too much to get sick

Every time I get a little on him he runs all my drag off Look at all that – Seriously? – He broke me off – [Narrator] Americana Outdoors will be right back, after these messages Americana Outdoors presented by Garmin, has been brought to you by, Bubba Blade, the ultimate sportsmans knife

Power-pole, swift, silent, secure And by, Spro, sports professionals – Got a bite? – [Narrator] Welcome back to Americana Outdoors, Bass Anglers for Saltwater Conservations mission is to bring all anglers together, regardless of where they fish or what they fish for To defend our right to participate in the sport we love – Thing we represent right now is that Bass for Salt, Yamaha initiative along with some other partners but nice thing about it is they're watching for us

Us working guy that love to come out and do this whether it's fresh water, salt water They're watching the issues, the access issues, the fishing issues, the limit issues And it's a real quick deal, bassforsaltcom It's our voice being heard in the US Senate

And it allows us to come out and do this, what we look forward to, it's what keeps us going during the week, catch fish just like that, allows us angler to come out here, and gives us that right, just one other tool that lets the fishermen's voice be heard – In case you've never been offshore, don't stick your hand in the mouth of a red snapper You see those teeth hanging on there? They will tear you up – Well we're running two 7616's which are 16 inch screens, right now I've got my navigation chart on this side and I'm running, big group of fish right there on the bottom, big group, and then we're running just our sonar here We also run Garmin Open Array Radar, Garmin Auto Pilot, everything is all linked together

And really, out here, you have to have good electronics otherwise it's a pretty big area so to be able to drive straight to your spot and look at your graph and see your fish is a good thing and the Garmin does it – Goin' AJ boys – Nice, is that the biggest one of the day? – I think so – No – Yeah definitely

– Sure, yeah biggest one by far You're whooping us all Here, your weight Hold your weight – Are you being sarcastic or do you realize you're getting your butt kicked? – I've been driving this sucker all day

I've made about five drops and I've got hooked up every time So let's not go there too much (laughter) – Was that in the rules earlier? – Well I can either fish or I can drive, it's up to you – Alright I'm gonna hold you on a drift – Okay

– Here you go – That's fine – Kreit, he doesn't like to lose So we're gonna give him an opportunity to redeem himself, I'm gonna say he's gonna get a one point fish, probably a little snapper about like that Then he's gonna blame, watch this, he's gonna blame it on me for the line

– Please be a grouper That's the big one of the day though – [Welch] That's what I said about mine – No but it really is the biggest one of the day – [Welch] As I said, everything's a competition, so, the nice thing about having the camera there is that we got the pre-tournament meeting, so then we could see the tournament, have the post-tournament

Because the rules as you saw kind of changed throughout the day, but the camera's gonna vindicate that I won and pretty handily, I think I even took about a two hour break at the end there – According to Welch he won, according to Big D Ol' Derick, he won, according to me, I think for time spent fishing I won So in my mind I was the champion of the day for sure I mean I could have finished third, but I did drive the boat all day Getting to go fish with two of my best friends and go out with no pressure, absolutely no really no targeted species, it didn't matter and to just go out there and talk the smack and just get out to that blue water

I love getting out to that blue water, I mean it's my favorite place to be I've always told these guys, if something happens to me, you guys take me to the furthest floating rig out there, go tuna fishing and then on your way in just kick me over, dump my ashes out there by one of those platforms There's no other place I'd rather be than 100, 200 miles offshore – [Narrator] Find out how you can support Bass for Salt and let your representatives know what you think about the sport you love Go to bassforsalt

com For any additional information on this show, or any previous shows, visit americanaoutdoorscom (dramatic music) Americana Outdoors is a CarceoTV production

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Beginner Beach Fishing Tips: Using Plugs and Lures

I think it's gone- no it's still here! Yea-heah! That's what I'm talking about! That top water bite is so fun! Day one in Florida! We flew down to, um, Orlando yesterday, and this morning we are out on the surf trying to catch some fish! This month, the Senko Skipper team is in Florida on a mission to create videos to help the world learn more about salt water fishing We're here to explore one of the world's most fantastic fishing locations, and document the fascinating world of fish that live in Florida's oceans

So stay tuned for a month filled with great fishing, monster fish, and all the methods you need to start catching them yourselves I am using what's called a "Gibbs Bottle Popper" Gibbs is the brand, and this is called a bottle popper, and what you want to do is work it side to side when you're out on the water It makes a whole bunch of splashing, fish will see that there's splashing above and come up and strike it! So, the goal with this is to cast it far, it's pretty heavy, probably 2 ounces right here Try and get it out as far as you can

So you'll want to catch out as far as you can because it basically allows you more opportunity for a fish to see your lure Basically, the further you cast the better chance you have of hooking up on a fish Right now I've got a 9-foot, medium power St Croix Mojo Surf I mean, it's not like the greatest rod out there but it's a great, affordable beginner rod

If you want to start getting into plugging, like I am, I just started getting into this and it's very rewarding, but, uh, it can be tricky So my plug is out there, I'm going to keep a tense line and look at my hand

I'm making this funny motion and I'm reeling it at the same time Nice and slow Something was chasing my bait the whole way back! You could see the fish jumping out, did you see it?! Yeah, I saw it! This thing causes a whole bunch of commotion at the surface of the water, and it will draw the fish up! Hi! I got a fish on! I have no idea what it is something small Bluefish! Ha ha ha ha! Ooh, look at it's jaw Rippin' lips! Woah! Christian, it you're watching this, remember you told me about ripping lips? Look at that! Ha, I set the hook too hard oh my god, I ripped it's lips

This is a bluefish! What I think is really interesting is how fishermen are basically constantly trying to think like the fish I mean, when you're out there on the beach in the morning, you see a lot of changes as time passes and the sun rises, and I think what many people don't really realize about fishermen is how connected they really are to nature I mean, they really try to understand why the fish think the way they do, behave they way they do, why they like to bit a lure near the surface

Does the splashing make them think it's an injured fish? I think it's gone- no it's still here! Yea-heah! That's what I'm talking about! That topwater bite is so fun! As soon as Brendon caught one fish on his popper, his friend, James, hooked up as well because when bluefish are present they're there in schools, and when you catch one you can expect to catch a lot, just wait for them to move through We doubled up! Whoo! Whoo-hoo! So, every fisherman that we've talked to, especially down here in Florida, they all hate bluefish Why does everyone hate bluefish? Is it just 'cause they're, like, annoying and you're going for other things and there are so many of them? That's my guess, that's what I've heard, but I want you guys to tell me if you like bluefish, if you hate bluefish, why? Comment below! Whip it! There you go! Now it's landed, close it

reel it Now, now you know how to work it, right? Yeah, I can't feel it It's okay, just make sure you have tension

You will very likely get a fish right now The bluefish are hitting real hard right now, they're all in here Uh huh Reel it in faster A little bit faster, there you go

How do I know how fast to reel it? Faster! You gotta– you want to try and keep it on the surface, and this thing sinks Ah! No wonder I can't see it! Oh! Ohhh! Hahaha! There you go, I told you! (Oh my gosh!) Set the hook harder! Urgh! There you go! Walk down, walk down! (Hahaha!) She got it! Wow! Ahh! I don't want to lose it! Oh, man! Bring it in, bring it in! Bring it in!! Nice!!! Alright girl, Good job! (Hah, haha!) Caught my first bluefish! That's your first bluefish? (Yeah, this is my first bluefish!) On topwater? Nice job! So, I changed it up Using a piece of tin now This thing is like, 3 ounces so it's basically a bullet when I cast it out Accompanied with my 9-foot rod, the reason it's so long is so you can cast it out real far, and, basically, you can fish different columns

1) You wanna just try and let it hit the bottom try and let it hit the bottom and then rip it up, just jig it up and down off the bottom Or, you could just swim it back What I like to do is bounce it off the bottom So here's my primary set up right now, I've got, uh, 40 lb

braid, you can use 20 if you want, um, and then I've got a line-to-line to 30 lb fluorocarbon and that is attached to your lure! and I've got this on a big, 8000 8000-sized reel Alright, excuse me I gotta go I gotta go catch another fish And just as it had been all morning, as soon as one person in our group found a fish, everyone else caught one as well Brendon's father, Michael, caught his bluefish on the same popper that I did, and we got that from Amazon, it's called the GT Ice Cream, and it's made of a super-hard plastic that bluefish's teeth can't break We hope, with this episode, that we helped some beginners learn the basics of beach fishing with plugs and lures So let us know if you've ever tried this kind of fishing, where you're from, what you've caught with it, or comment and tell us how you like to fish off the beach

We're here in Florida to explore one of the world's most fantastic fishing locations and document the fascinating world of fish that live in Florida's oceans So stay tuned, and hit that subscribe button for a month filled with really cool fishing, monster fish, and all the methods you need to start catching them yourselves

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Florida Pier Fishing: The Majestic Cornet fish

When you’re fishing from a pier, timing is everything On a boat, you go to where the fish are

On a pier, you wait for the fish to come by This means you have to know when the tides are, what the weather conditions are like, and check with your local fishing reports Today is Valentine’s Day, February 14th, 2017 We’re here in Florida trying to catch whatever bites We've got frozen clams for bait today! Supposedly pompano really like these, so, hopefully we can get a pompano, if not I'm sure everything else likes this

So, I'm just gonna cut you some little strips, like this So you can put it on your sabiki, and we're just trying to catch some bait fish right now It's like mystery fishing, when you throw a sabiki down there you don't know what you're gonna catch Fishing is a box of chocolates Everyone knows we love the sabiki for its convenience and ability to find fish, but I can’t feel them bite! They just keep stealing my bait! I guess I must be really bad at fishing Everything was eaten! OK, so what do you think is going on? (Why can't we see it?) I have no idea

Maybe a bunch of tiny fish eating it? We took a peek underwater, and discovered a whole world of pinfish, porkfish, jacks, and all other species of fish While there were schools of just fish below us, they didn't seem to be interested in our bait However, there was a fish in the water that that took someone elses’ bait (What the hell?) (Okay) Woah! Get that on footage! (What the hell?) (That is a pretty fish!) (Woah!) I'd never imagined to catch one of these things here! (Wow!) What is that? Now this, we believe is a Blue Spotted Cornetfish, a strange, long- bodied fish with an upturned snout at the end of a long, tubular mouth It can't hurt you or nothing, but it's just a really unique fish Look how small its mouth is, that's amazing! (Yeah,) that's its long mouth

It’s pretty strange to see a cornetfish here, because cornetfish are usually known for hanging around coral reefs and blending in there Our guess is that it has something to do with the dying coral reefs, I mean, reefs all over the world this year are suffering their 4th year in a row of really bad bleaching due to high water temperatures We could be wrong

What do you guys think? Comment your best guess as to why this cornetfish is out of his usual habitat The bluespotted cornetfish is usually a solitary predator, stalking and feeding on small fish, crustaceans and squid, so we think this guy might have ventured out here looking for a meal The bluespotted cornetfish is actually related to the sea horse, and you can kind of tell by the similarity in the shape of their mouths I think the bluespotted cornetfish is a notable fish for its long, unusual slender body shape, and its tubular snout, its large, red eyes, and its long tail filament that's lined with these sensory pores that can help it detect prey So, tell us if you’ve ever caught one, or if you've never seen a cornetfish before and this is your first time, comment below and tell us! One of the nice thing about pier fishing is the chance to talk to fellow anglers

As opposed to being on a boat with just you and some of your friends, being on a pier allows you to talk to other people who share the same passion that you do, and its a lot easier to pick up tips from other people who have been doing it, you know, longer than you have We met two of our friends while we were out there, Mike and Evan, and they often fish this pier, and they were telling us that the pier isn't really great fishing now, but it is hot in the summer! Bait everywhere

(Right from the surf?) It's black! This–? All this blue is not blue, it's black 'cause of the bait (From bait?!) Bait! ($#&*!) All around this whole pier is black We’re going out with Mike and Evan in our next episode, and we had a blast If you want to talk to us more often, or if you want to join a group of fishermen who are discussing things online, join our Facebook group, Senko Skipper Freshwater Fishing If you don't like freshwater, let us know that you want a saltwater group, and maybe we can work on starting that We've been having a lot of give aways, a lot of discussions, a lot of sharing of photos, a lot of sharing of stories, contests, we're having a lot of fun on that page and if you want to stay up to date with what we're doing and if you want to communicate with us on a more personal level or more often, go over to our Facebook page, Senko Skipper Freshwater Fishing and find us over there Thanks for watching everyone! Stay tuned for more!

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