The Indispensable Ice Fishing Auger

If you are a recent ice fishing enthusiast you probably have never had to fish without an ice fishing auger, but many of the old timers of the sport can remember the difficult and time consuming requirements or chiseling a hole in the ice to fish from. Now, thanks to the lightweight, compact and highly powerful ice fishing augers available there is little need to spend hours chipping out a couple of holes to fish from.

There are many different styles available in an ice fishing auger, and the model, size and power of the auger is typically dependent on the amount of use that you want per outing. Some ice anglers may drill only a few holes a day while others may drill twenty or more holes per day, especially if they are moving with a feeding school of fish. The more that you are planning on using the auger the higher power, the more fuel will be needed, and the greater the need for a fast drilling ice fishing auger will be.

Some of the various components that should be considered when choosing an ice fishing auger include:

o Electric or gas powered – gas powered augers are easier to move across the ice as there is no requirement to carry a power source such as a battery. There is, however, the need to carry gasoline and oil, or to ensure that the auger is full before leaving for the lake. Electric augers are considered to be more environmentally friendly as there are no emissions. Typically gas powered ice fishing augers are more powerful than their battery operated counterparts and are more effective for cutting through ice that is deeper than three to four feet. For ice that is thinner there is often little performance difference.

o Gear ratio – the various gear ratios of the ice fishing auger will allow the user to regulate the speed of the drill which is a critical safety feature. It is also important for the gear assembly to be easily accessible to keep it properly maintained even in very cold weather.

o Size of the drill – drills are typically not wider than ten inches, with most being six to eight inches. If you are planning on jigging or using a tip-up the size of the ice hole will be very important. Larger drill sizes are typically only found with gas powered ice fishing augers.

Ice fishing augers can also be manual, using a rotary shaft to help provide torque and cutting power for the auger. Usually an ice fishing auger that is manually operated will be the lightest weight and the least expensive of the augers and a great environmentally safe option.

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Producers: Selwyn de Wind & Charlysen Jansen
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The Texas Rig is NOT DEAD! Bass Worm Fishing SECRETS

Is the Texas Rig a dead technique? Bobby Lane surely doesn’t think so, and he’s here to share secrets for fishing curly tail worms for big bass! In this full video (available to PRO subscribers as Lane also discusses when to choose the straight tail worm over the curly tail worm. You will learn how to Texas rig a worm so that you don’t break your line, it swims correctly and it doesn’t get hung up too much.

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Heavyweight Bass Fishing Record Broken by Paul Elias. PART: 1

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Paul Elias did something on Falcon Lake that nobody, including himself, thought possible. He averaged nearly 7-pound bass over April 3-6 to capture the BASS all-time heavyweight record. See, for the first time, every bass he pulls into the boat (and some he missed), and an interview with Elias that walks you through his emotions on the final day of the Bassmaster Elite Series Lone Star Shootout presented by Longhorn. Did he think he had enough to win? What did Aaron Martens tell him before the weigh-in? Find out in the exclusive, full-length show. It’s something youv’e never seen before and might never see again: Paul Elias, 132 pounds, 8 ounces. Watch now!


Fishing By Moon Phase: Increase Your Catch

Every fisherman dreams of a bigger catch! Is it possible to know beforehand when you should plan a trip to enjoy some fishing, catch more than usual, and come home feeling 100% satisfied? Based on my own personal research around the best fishing times, I think it is.

When I first started fishing, the best fishing time for me was whatever time happened to suit me. I tried different lures, baits and techniques until I’d spent a small fortune in my quest to improve my fishing catch. When I finally heard about the “Solunar Theory”–or fishing by moon phase–like most anglers, I was skeptical.

What I’d read sounded too complicated. All sorts of factors needed to be checked and the determined angler needed to be at the water’s edge at exactly the right time, TO THE MINUTE, in order to improve on his average catch. Was I really willing to take my hobby that seriously? Let’s just say that curiosity got the better of me.

To help me determine whether there was any truth in the moon’s effect on the best fishing times, I kept a record of every trip I made over a period of 18 months. All information related to the moon’s phases, the weather conditions and the catches I made were carefully logged. What I discovered convinced me that moon phase fishing works. BUT, I also found that it isn’t anywhere near as complicated as many would have us believe.

How Does Fishing By Moon Phase Work?

Every fisherman knows that the best fishing times are when the fish are feeding. This tends to be during dawn and dusk, but what often goes unnoticed are the two periods elsewhere in the day–moonrise and moonset. Because the moon has an effect on a variety of factors surrounding the fish–including the live fodder they hunt–these periods, combined with the moon’s phase, are what trigger feeding.

By understanding this, and choosing times when sunrise/sunset and moonrise/moonset coincide with new or full moon phases, you’ll increase you chance of a good fishing catch. Assuming there are fish in the area, of course.

Choosing The Best Fishing Times

There really is nothing complicated about this at all; it’s just a matter of knowing ahead of time exactly when the sun and moon will rise and set. Fish are most active during 90-minute windows surrounding each of these four daily events; that’s 45 minutes before and after these four daily points.

Fishing during these four periods will help increase your fishing catch, but if you plan wisely so as to ensure you’re at the water’s edge on the days of new or full moon, you can use these ‘windows’ to reel in a catch like you’ve never done before. If you have to choose between sunrise/set and moonrise/set, always go with the moon as the moon is the stronger influence.

Hunters have always known that fish and game are most active at dawn and dusk–sunrise and sunset–but their activity surrounding moonrise and moonset is less noticeable because these events are likely to occur without e­ffecting any change in the perceived light. The rise and set of a new moon is invisible anyway, and overcast weather often hides the moon. Without prior knowledge of setting and rising times, two of the best fishing times will be missed every day!

Other Considerations

When planning your fishing by moon phase, there are certain other factors that should also be considered.

Weather – Severe weather changes have an impact on the way fish feed. When a storm’s brewing, or just after one has passed, is a good time. If this happens while you’re in place, you’ll be in for a treat! However, if there’s a cold front approaching, the fish are likely to move deeper into the water and become inactive.

Season – Most fish are more likely to bite willingly during seasonal transitions with the transition from winter to spring and summer to fall being the two best fishing times.

Now that you know that moon phase fishing really works, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t utilize this knowledge to increase your own fishing catch by being at the ready with your rod during the best fishing times available. It’s easy and it works!

Good luck!

Source by David Rose

Cold Water Bass Fishing VLOG + TIPS

You guys asked for it, so here it is! A long bass fishing VLOG!!! My buddy Ben and I hit the road and drove to Missouri is search of some active bass. When we arrived to the lake the water was dirtier than we had expected, so a jerk bait was out of the question. We began by fishing some brush and timber along deep shoreline. We landed about a dozen bass flipping soft plastic creature baits. I was throwing the Strike King Structure Bug in black and blue flake. Once we caught one fish we often caught a few more in the same area. The fish were holding tight to the cover and were grouped up. After fishing the deeper shoreline we moved to shallower water with less steep banks. We threw reaction baits in the shallower water and managed to catch a few more bass. We chose a square bill crank bait because is deflects of wood well and imitates a shad, the main forage of the lake. Although the fish were small, we still had a great time out on the water before winter hits. If you enjoyed this VLOG + TIPS video make sure to hit the like button and leave a comment! Thanks for watching!!!

*Equipment Used:
Rod- Castaway Skeleton V2 6 10′ Spinnerbait Rod
Reel- Lews LFS Speed Spool 7.3:1
Line- 30lb braid
Lure- 6th Sense Lures Movement 80x Crankbait
Bait- Strike King Rage Structure Bug
Color- Black and Blue Flake
Hook- 5/0 VMC Heavy Worm Hook
Weight- 1/4oz Tungsten
Rod Protector- Rod Glove

*Techniques Used:
Deep Water (5-10ft)- flipping and pitching a texas rigged creature bait near stumps and laydowns.
Shallow Water (1-4ft)- Throwing shallow running crank baits near wood and getting a reaction bite

Air Temperature- 35-50 degrees
Water Temperature- 52 degrees
Wind- 0-2mph
Water Clarity- less than 6 inches

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Fishing – How to Choose the Right Fishing Rod

There are many ways to catch fish. A fisherman can certainly catch fish with his hands. He can catch fish with a spear. He could even cast a net over a school of fish, however awkward it may be at first. All of these methods can be effective with practice but they offer the same disadvantage to the fisherman: the catch is restricted to only shallow water varieties of fish.

On the other hand, many believe that it is the fishing rod that is the fisherman's most basic, most important weapon. With a fishing rod, your chances of getting a good catch are very much improved.

When it comes to game fishing, that is, fishing for large, offshore fish, a fishing rod is a necessity. You just can not do without it.

If you're new at fishing, a fishing rod will be your main investment. It is the one, essential tool that makes most fishing possible and enjoyable. Oftentimes, just manipulating a rod can become addictive for many people.

Here are some guidelines that will help you select the right fishing rod for your needs.

– Shape. A fishing rod should taper off from its base to its tip. You will not have problems with finding a fishing rod that satisfies this shape. It's quite widespread, practically universal. Advanced designs are introduced to the market every now and then, but the classic and traditional is still the best and finest choice.

– Weight. A fishing rod is described by weight. This weight does not refer to the actual heaviness of the rod. Rather, this indicates to how resilient the rod will be for specific types of lures and for specific types of fish. Therefore, classifications like Ultra-Light, Light, Medium-Light, Medium, Heavy-Heavy, and Ultra-Heavy are used when describing fishing rods or fishing poles to help the fisherman in choosing the correct one for his objectives.

Fly fishing, for instance, can be managed with Ultra-Light to Medium weight rods. Bass fishing, on the other hand, would require Medium-Light to Heavy weight rods.

– Action. A fishing rod is also described by action. Action refers to how much the fishing rod can bend when dropped by a particular force, and how fast it will revert to its neutral position when the force is removed. Action is categorized as slow, medium or fast, although middle-points between levels can be found.

– One-piece or Two-piece. Some fishing rods are labeled as one-piece, because they come in, well, one piece. They are said to feel very natural for the fisherman, allowing for a more comfortable and relaxing time.

On the other hand, two-piece fishing rods are, of course, more complicated. But with the proper engineering, these rods can achieve their goals effectively well. However, you'll need to take special care when selecting a two-piece rod. If it's inept manufactured, it could be disastrous even for experienced fishermen.

When the time comes for you to choose a fishing rod, you really need to know about the fish you intend to catch. Some fish take a few minutes to catch, while others can take many long hours. Knowing this will dictate what kind of fishing rod you'll need. There'll be no room for guesswork and you'll have the best fishing rod possible. Good luck!

Source by Len Q.

How To Stop Frustrating Yourself By Using A Good Bass Fishing Tackle System!

It's frustrating is not it, when your bass fishing tackles looks like a "mish mash" and you need something in a hurry because the bass are biting furiously and your hooks are all over the place tangled in your line. It's an angler's nightmare but one which can be easily avoided with good tackle management practices.

Organizing Your Bass Fishing Tackle

As a child, I often used to watch in wonderment at my old man before every fishing excursion; he was so organized that there was not an item in his tackle box which he was not aware of. He always spent time before we left organizing everything neatly into an arrangement so when he needed it, he did not have to waste valuable time looking for it.

To be honest, it dove me mad at the time because it looked like a chore but years later, I've realized how important managing bass fishing tackle really is.

Did You Know?

It's important to change up your baits when they are not producing. For example, when crank or spinner baits are producing lack lustre results then consider using the old reliable jerkbait. Yes, it has saved many fishing missions because of it's ability to find a fish in nearly all conditions.

Important Bass Fishing Tackle Questions

Finding a good storage system for your tackle is easy; there are so many quality products on the market. However, before you go out and spend money on a tackle box or soft binder system, decide firstly what is going to suit your angling activities. Do you like to spend hours on end on the water or do you simply prefer to "blow out the cobwebs" for a couple of hours to get your fishing fix?

Let's take a look at a few important aspects of your overall decision in bass fishing tackle management:

– How much tackle do you like to have on hand? A large storage system is no good if your a short burst type of angler as a bulky system will be more of an inconvenience than anything else. The reverse applies to a busy fisherman.

– How accessible is your tackle? Can you reach and locate it without having to fumble around looking for it and wasting precious fishing time?

– Organize your tackle in such a fashion so the most regularly used components are more easily accessible than those which are not.

– Plan your fishing trip. This is definitely connected with good bass fishing tackle management. If you are fishing a particular area or from a bank or boat, then organizing your tackle to compliment your fishing decision will cut down on the unnecessary waste of both time and needlessly taking equipment you do not need.

While the storage system is vital in good bass fishing tackle management, just as important are the various tackle organizers available on the market. Hooks in hook organizers, weights in weight organizers, baits in bait organizers … you get the picture. Organizers are ideal in larger storage systems such as the bulkier tackle boxes or simply keeping them in an area of ​​the house such as a garage away from the children.

From traditional tackle boxes to the new soft binder storage units, managing tour tack should not be a chore; it should be a pleasure particularly if you are serious about your bass fishing.

Source by Dean Caporella

Tips For Bass Fishing With CrankBaits

Bass fishing with crankbaits can make going fishing very enjoyable. Crankbaits are usually great for catching bass and other types of fish. These baits are very popular bass fishermen all over America. There are many different styles and variations of the crank bait. When bass fishing with crankbaits, there are tips and strategies that you may want to remember when you are out there fishing. Pro bass fishermen enjoy these tips and strategies to help them be the best when they go out bass fishing with crankbaits.

When out on the lake bass fishing with crankbaits, the first thing to remember is to use an erratic return for the best fish appeal possible. When the crankbait lure is in the water and it runs to the left, pull the line to the right. If the line pulls right, you pull left. If you are looking for better sensitivity, holding the tip of your rod low and to the side will help you achieve a higher sensitivity. You will want to keep the angle of your pole at about ninety degrees when holding the rod low and to the side. An important tip to remember is to give a hard jerk when trying to set the hook in the fish's mouth. Small treble hooks can rip out if they are jerked too hard so it will take a little time and patience to learn the proper jerk to use. Another great tip for crankbaits is to make sure that the hooks are always as sharp and as strong as possible.

While using crank baits you will want to check the line above the lure as often as you can. This is done to protect your line from fraying up with gravel, rocks, sticks, or stumps. When trying to get your lure to run deeper, you can try using a sinker. Bass love to spend time in deep water, so getting your lure to sink as deep as possible is a good strategy. There are many crankbaits that make sound or have built in rattles for attracting bass and other fish.

Bass fishing with crankbaits can be a fun experience for all fishermen. If you do a lot of fishing in the early spring you will want to use larger crankbaits. You want to switch to smaller baits after the spawn and then use larger crankbaits as the season continues on. It is also good to remember that when your crankbait stops vibrating and you have done a fish, always remember to loosen the drag on your reel as the bass gets close to your boat or the bank. This will keep your line from breaking while reeling in the fish. When you are out fishing and the fish seem to be feeding, change your lure to a faster moving crank bait to get some more action out of the fish. You can purchase crankbaits at any sporting goods store or online at Bass Fishing Fundamentals and save a bundle on gas running to the store.

Source by Dennis S.

WEIRD Lure Challenge!!! – Ep.2 (Rope?!)

In this episode of the weird lure challenge I attempt to catch fish using a piece of rope!

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From Rollover Pass to catching BASS

Flounder fishing was slow but still managed to get on a few fish. Once the tide started coming in I new I needed to make a move so I headed to a buddy’s house to do a little bass fishing hope y’all enjoyed the video be sure to LIKE, COMMENT, AND SUBSCRIBE!!!!!


DeLorme Earthmate PN-60 Review

The DeLorme Earthmate PN-60 has been tested to the extremes. From the biting freezing arctic conditions at the North Pole, to the heights of Mount Everest, and into the dust and heat of Afghanistan.

Engineered in the US, this GPS has a smart robust design, and is built to perform either in recreation or business, and is a very innovative product from one of the market leaders in Handheld GPS units.

DeLorme Earthmate PN-60 Features:

The DeLorme PN-60 offers you a new dimension in GPS technology. This GPS has a great range of features including a clear icon-based interface that is easy to use while navigating. The bright-color TFT screen is suitable and clear in all weathers and light conditions.

The SD card allows you to store or file exchange routes, waypoints, includes a large range of paperless geocaching capabilities, and any other GPS data you wish to store or exchange. The Delorme PN-60 also offers further information on tides, hunting and fishing dates, sunrise / sunset and moon phases for your diary too. The NOAA nautical charts which can be displayed give PN-60 extra versatility and can be used on water for sea kayaking and coastal sailing and navigation.

The DeLorme Earthmate PN-60 is a great Handheld GPS for all the popular outdoor pursuits. The technological features include an accurate 3-axis electronic compass, it functions no matter what position it is in, so on the move or still, it works! that works when held in any position, moving on foot or standing still.

The elevation profile tool uses cutaway views that locate the operators position. Not forgetting sensitive barometric altimeter, it processes accurate elevation readings and has the ability to predict potential changes in the weather, so this can really help to keep you safe and prepared. The elevation features are especially useful for hikers, climbers, and hunters.

The inclusive DeLorme Topo USA 9.0 maps are current so no need to worry about outdated versions. These are on PN-Series Map DVDs (Mac-compatible) for transfer to the GPS, and also via PC desktop software program. The maps show extensive information and details, this includes trail coverage, interesting places, camping areas, boat launch sites, US and Canada Streets, unique points of interest, and prime hunting and fishing locations.

If you enjoy Geocaching then there's something for you too. Log on to and download individual caches and information. The DeLorme Earthmate PN-60 and Topo USA also supports imports of high volume Pocket Quiries from On the subject of downloads, you can get the most recent Delorme power management system which helps preserve battery life with the clever ambient light sensor.

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How To Hook A Lure For Bass Fishing

You may already be a master of bass fishing or you may be just setting out to explore the excitation this sport has to offer. Whatever your reason you have made a wise choice and have many hours of excitation lying ahead of you. You will always have opportunities to better your skills at the sport. If you are a beginner you should spend some time studying your game. There are a few things you need to know about the elusive Bass.

You would do yourself a world of good if you spent some time studying the type of lures that are best for fishing Bass. Although the market is flooded with lures that the manufacturers claim to be the best lure for bass fishing, you will be the better judge of that and your judgment will only improve with time.

In your quest to get the best bass lures you will be led to many portals and publications about the sport of fishing. Many of these portals and magazines will have testimonials of masters of the sport. These testimonies will be very useful for your to understand what it is that joins the mighty Bass. It is up to you to combine the knowledge you have accumulated from your past fishing trips to judge the quality of advice in these magazines. If you feel the advice is practical, go ahead and give it a try, however, beware of any testimony that attempts to promote any particular manufacturer or supplier. These are mostly hyped testimonials and planted stories, and may never work well.

Another good way is to join an amateur fishing club and mix with the more experienced anglers. You will be able to learn a lot from your association with experienced fishermen. You will also be amazed at the tricks up their sleeve when it comes to making Bass lures indigenously. The best lure for bass is made from feathers and brightly colored. You can find all the material you need to make your own Bass fishing lure such as, a bottle cork, a feather, some oil paint, and a bit of string. You will be surprised at the results a colorful lure will get you during your bass fishing trip.

In addition there is non-promotional information not related to any brand such as techniques used in fishing and the best time of day to fish. Many anglers feel that the lure used must suit the time of day you choose to use it. The lure is also matched to the species of Bass you wish to tackle. You must gain this knowledge from talking to experienced fishermen and doing a lot of reading and research on the internet. There are scores of fishing sites that you could learn a lot from and make the best of your hobby – fishing for Bass.

Source by Abhishek Agarwal

Toronto Bass Fishing at Ontario Place – Livetarget Bluegill


Got to listen to Train practice before his concert….gotta love Drops of Jupiter and Hey, Soul Sister. And the fishing wasn’t bad at all.

I was using a Livetarget Bluegill crankbait.


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Largemouth Bass Fishing in the Small Ponds is Better Than Any Large Impoundments

Small ponds typically have two huge advantages when it comes to fishing for trophy largemouth bass. The first is that most times you can cast right across them and reach any part of the water from any angle. The second intense advantage is that today's fisherman stay far away from the small ponds. They are too caught up in showing off their latest yellow $ 30,000 bass boat and driving it past as many eye balls as possible. The last thing on their minds is moving through the trees of some 4 acre farm pond. But, for the die hard fisherman, who actually loves to fish, this hate of small time fishing is a god send.

Because the largest bass eat quietly in these little ponds and no one bothers them. Sometimes no one bears these bass for decades. All the better for you. Many times the best place to find fish that you can get access to are on state game lands. Small little head water ponds will cool waters. However, the other option for fishing secret ponds is becoming friends with some farmers or land owners. Sometimes you can barter something to get access to the land. Fresh, cleaned fish is a great trading item. You catch some fish, clean them, and the land owner while smile every time he sees you. The other way you can fish your way to farm ponds is to offer to keep your eyes open for landlords during the hunting season. Poachers are often quite a problem for people who own land.

Source by Scott R