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When is the best time to go fishing? And enjoy some great fishing tips from Almanac anglers! The best times to fish are when the fish are naturally most active. The Sun, Moon, tides, and weather all influence fish activity. For example, fish tend to feed more at sunrise and sunset, and also during a full moon when tides are higher than average. However, most of us go fishing when we can get the time off, not because it is the best time!
But there are best fishing days, according to lore:. Fishing is said to be best during the time between a new Moon and a full Moon. For customized Moon phase times, see our Moon Phase Calendar. Be prepared! See our list of what to put in your fishing tackle box. It should come as no surprise that many Almanac readers love to fish. Here are some of the best tips from experts:.
This combination makes the liver pasty and it will stay on your triple or single hook with little to no problem. I do offer a warning, that pow you will feel on your line is going to be one big Texas size catfish, so get ready and have some good Texas fishing fun. You can put them in a bag in the freezer to keep.
Brim and catfish will bite this bait. When you are ready to fish again, take them out and they come back to life. Start reeling in the big cats. Find DEEP holes with lots of cover as in over-hangs. Gravel pits are a great place to fish for cats. We live to fish and hunt our meals. A true hint in catfishing is never to use any type of scents Cologne, powders, perfume, etc. The fish know these things. Go ahead and bait your hook the best you can. Place the hook and liver into the ice tray and let it freeze throughout the night before you go fishing.
When you are ready to go fishing, just twist the old ice trays and take the liver cubes and pack them in a bag and put them in a container of ice. Put three or four crickets and a couple of mill worms on a hook and hold on! You have you try different depths until you find the fish.
Once you find them you can have a lot of fun catching all sizes. I have caught them from squeakers to 62 pounds on this bait, so good luck! My daddy always told me to watch the cows. If they are up and eating, go fishing. If they are down resting, you might as well stay home.
So far this has worked pretty well. Catch them late afternoon or at night. Catch them as long as your leg. Good Luck! They need a very cool temperature to survive. Never put ice cubes in with live minnows. The chlorine in the water stays and will kill your bait. Freeze water bottles then gently place them in the bucket. Usually one will be enough.
Never leave fish, to go and find fish. Take a man fishing, feed him for a day, Teach him to fish, feed him for life. Take a kid Fishin be patient and encourage them if they enjoy it. Then they are hooked for life! Combine box of Wheaties, 2 eggs, can of cheap beer and 'juice' from chicken liver container, grind into pasty consistency and refrigerate sealed overnight.
Best time to go fishing is when the moon is full or a blood moon Use fresh chicken liver. I use a size 2. I live in south Louisisana and I use cut hotdogs and soak in Italian dressing. I freeze them so it stays in the hook longer and as it thaws it releases the odor. Good luck fishing. Do you think fish feel sound?
Try being quiet while bank fishing. Walk stealthy to your point. Being still and they go right past my feet! Even a big big snapper! Be slow be careful. I get so excited I shake lol breathe slow down. You will get fish:. Just knowing where the fish are is a big deal. Time of yr, weather, all the fish gear yeah sure cool. Learn how to work your lures!!! Learn your water! Species behavior learn it! Cast let it sit till the ripple is gone. I have caught Crappie, Bass, Catfish and Bluegill on this particular jig, neon green with red eyes, black circle around the red.
Either with a live worm or minnow. How many of you catfishermen have made Limburger cheese balls for your bait? Be forewarned that the smell does not wash off your hands, but the catfish love it. From Wisconsin with love. I use hot dogs. Slice them into coins and sprinkle with salt as you add to container cottage cheese tall The salt toughens them up to stay on hook better. Sneaky cats can suck them right off the hook. Drain water and add more salt and dogs. Never spoils and always ready to go. Fish on folks. Growing up in Northeast Iowa I had to be one of the luckiest kids I knew.
My Grandfather owned a baitshop in Waterloo called Hanks Live Bait and Tackle As a boy I'd sit and listen to the old timers talk hunting and fishing for hours on end. But the one thing I picked up from my gramps really stuck cause the very first time I tried it it worked to perfection like a movie script. Anyway during a time of high water the river backed up into a over flow dike canal.
Fishing shoulder to shoulder in this one little pool using plastics on a Beatle spinner say as every body else except one thing. A shot of WD40 on my twister and in 4 casts I landed 4 of the nicest walleye I'd ever caught. I'd never have believed it if I hadn't of done it myself but that WD secret handed down from my gramps was a real game changer. Give it a try sometime and you may be just as I was that day many many years ago.
Thanks Gramps you were the best. I have found it easy to keep liver on a hook with a trick my dad and grandma showed to me as . Use Legg eggs. Sock type sheer pantyhose, take an amount of liver you want to use and stuff it into the toe end of one of the socks, tie a knot tightly above the liver, bait the hook in your normal fashion. This trick gives you reusable bait for the day.
When the liver 'dries out' of it's natural juices, dip it into the container of the remaining liver and let it draw in some more flavor. Also, the remaining peice of the sock can be tied at the end, flipped inside out so that the knot is inside, filled and used as another bait sack. Best time to go fishing is when you can. Well here in nebraska we find if you want big cats you need to use one of two for sure baits.
And they will take all three species of cats channels ,flathe , and everybody's favorite big blues. I have been fishing for cats for many years. I have found my new favorite bait this summer. Take 2 chicken breast cut them in to 1" chunks put in a zip lok baggie add 3 table spoons of minced garlic and a box of strawberry jello. I have fished this beside stink bait,shrimp and night crawlers. Good Luck!!! Bobby Pechak. When I get out, I always look at what bugs are around, usually grass hoppers in the morning before they warm up are the best I think.
Out in New Mexico we usually only catch trout, if you on a lake or a drain, your on your own, although I do get some luck with chicken livers in the drains, just have to make sure they smell real good and rotten. I found the best way to keep liver on a hook for catfishing is to bait the hook and then wrap it with a piece of cheese cloth. Over here in South Georgia my PaPa always said "if the wind blows from the east fishing is the least but wind from the west made fishing the best". Keeping that in mind I use liver, crickets and worms and sometimes I fish from the top or I fish on the bottom.
Depends on whether its catfish, bass, carp or brim and what that particular group of fish prefer at that time and place. I'm no expert but i never come home empty handed either : Good Luck and have fun! Best bait I use here in east Alabama along the chattahochee is night crawlers. I catch a little bit of everything on them. Here's a real tip. If you really want to enjoy fishing take a kid with you. Teach them good conservation habits and watch their eyes light up when they hook that big one.
The best bait I've found is white bread. Just take some and ball it up, put it on your hook and get ready to catch fish. Works for bream too. I've even caught trout on it. For trot lines and jug fishing we normally use liver. After 20 years of no fishing I tried liver All you need is a fat earth worm about 4ft deep, River falling, and the moon big in the sky. Day or night cat fishing and awesome brim.Want to go fishing this weekend
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