Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Must have fishing gear...

It all starts here, with the rod and reel.  The spinning reel is, in my opinion an absolute must.  They can be used with any type of lure and are easy to use and maintain.  When you are using small lures such as light jig heads and weightless worms, this is the one to have.
I am a huge fan of Shimano reels, they have a wide selection and a variety of prices.  Abu Garcia is another great reel manufacturer and you really can't go wrong with either of these.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Time to Turn On some Crappies!

Now is a killer time if you love crappie fishing. The water is warming up and these fish are getting hungry after a long, cold winter. It's also spawning season ( give or take depending on your location) and crappie are ready to rock!
As the water gets up above 60 degrees they become more active and hungry and will chase a wider variety of lures. I love small crankbaits, in- line spinners, beetlespins, and jig/ bobber combos. Be sure to have a variety of colors for your jig trailers so you can find what the crappie want.
Now get out there and catch some slabs!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Finally an upgrade to the Plastic Navy!

Well I finally broke open the piggy bank and upgraded to a Nucanoe Frontier 10.  I have only had her out one time, but I am in love with this craft!  It has the best stability I have seen in any kayak, I was able to stand up and cast with no problem.  The raised seat is extremely comfortable and was very easy on my bad back, the ability to stand and cast is also a welcome relief for weary backs and knees after hours on the water.  I can't recommend this kayak enough, if you get the chance to try one I know you will love it too.