Category Archives: Saltwater

PETA to SPY on Anglers With Drones

BY: Daniel Xu

Last year, the animal rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) boasted that it would begin documenting hunters with aerial drones, and now it seems that the group has targeted anglers as well. PETA announced in a press release on Thursday that it would be introducing a new line of submersible drones available for purchase from its online store. The organization is hoping to field-test the new drones as early as September 27, coinciding with the National Hunting and Fishing Day.

What Does what YOU Eat on the Water Say About YOU

Candy bars, beef jerky, Vienna Sausages, Slim Jims, granola bars, protein bars and of course little chocolate donuts washed down with Mountain Dew.

What anglers eat while their fishing looks like inventory for a convenience store, probably because most of it is bought at a convenience store on the way to the lake. But, what does what we eat on the water say about us as fisherman?

We’ve done some extensive psychological research, or maybe a Google search or two, and come up with what the top five fishing foods say about those that eat them.

Single Tail Grubs: The Most Versatile Bait Ever Made?

Is there another lure that is as versatile as a grub?

Will it catch just about anything that swims fresh or salt water? – YEP

Can you fish it from the surface to as deep as they swim? – YEP

Are there a ton of different ways to fish it? -YEP

Can you get a grub in different sizes and colors? – O.K., now you’re just being stupid.

Sounds like it might be the most versatile bait on the planet, here are a few of the ways you may have never thought to use a single tail grub. 

3 Things that have Already Happened that will Make 2015 a Great Year for Fishing

2015 is going to be a great year for fishing, yea it’s just January 2 and it’s a little early to make that prediction but 3 things have already happened that will make 2015 a better year for fishing than 2014 was.

Not just a great year for the fishing industry but a great year for everyone that decides to wet a line over he next 12 months.

Custom Paint Lures – Does it really make a Difference?

To paint or not to paint? That is the question.

With apologies to Shakespeare (The playwright not the rod and reel folks) this is one of those questions that divides anglers into two camps.

Camp 1 – The custom paint guys: It won’t work without out it. Period. These guys get it down to the finest detail even counting the number of legs a crawdad paint job has on a crankbait, exactly where one color transitions to another on a stickbait, and so on. Most will spend more on the paint job than the bait and are convinced it will put more fish in the boat than any stock, off the peg design the manufacturer has.

Camp 2 – The regular paint guys: To this crew custom paint guys are, well, idiots. The thought of spending $15 – $50 on paint on a lure is inconceivable to them. They feel it’s not only not worth the money but, the increase cost of the lure takes cash out of their pocket they can use for something else.

Who’s right?  Time for a Point – Counter Point debate just like they used to have on 60 minutes, but it will likely become more like Dan Aykroyd and Jane Curtain on SNL……

5 New Years Resolutions For Anglers

That time of year, time to make a few promises to yourself that you probably won’t keep; loose weight, get more exercise, stop smoking, etc…

Fisherman are no different, every year anglers need to make a few resolutions and hopefully manage to keep one or two of them and make improvements in their fishing.

So here we go these are our top resolutions here at Obsessed with Fishing.

6 amazing catches from 2014

Fishing: 6 amazing catches from 2014

Several remarkable catches were logged in 2014, so we’ve selected a short list of those that stand out as truly rare or amazing

There were so many notable angling feats in 2014 that it’s impossible to produce a short list without excluding several worthy candidates, but the following were among GrindTV’s most widely viewed stories about catches that were rare or amazing for various reasons, and deserving of mention on our year-end list.

5 Things YOU Need for Winter Fishing

We already determined you need to fish this winter. Whether you’re fishing through the ice or in chilly water there are a few things you need to make your outings comfortable and in turn successful. Sure everyone knows; hat, coat gloves, boots, etc… but we looked for some new items that will make your winter fishing more than just bearable, it might even be fun.

Of course if you live in Florida, this is meaningless to you, and the rest of us hate you.

So here they are the top 5 things you need to fish this winter in no particular order.