Category Archives: Trout

Idaho Angler Catches & Releases State Record

BY:Daniel Xu

Idaho angler Larry Warren is receiving praise for catching and releasing a giant rainbow trout earlier this month that allegedly weighed almost eight pounds more than the current state record. Idaho Fish and Game released a photograph of Warren with his mammoth catch on Tuesday, and the image quickly drew the attention of anglers online.

According to Fish and Game, Warren caught the rainbow trout in the Clearwater River near Orofino on January 8 using a six-pound test line. At the time, he measured it to be about 28 pounds, but state records require that catches be documented on a certified scale. Since Warren released the fish, it is ineligible for submission as the new state record.

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. 

Ice Jig Madness: Frozen Water Lures Making Open Water Impact

Over the pat couple of months anglers across the Midwest have made a discovery. A lure that was a “secret” among a handful of vertical bass anglers has taken bass and walleye fishing by storm. Ice jigs like the Rapala Jigging Rap and Northland Puppet Minnow are flying off store shelves as fast as manufacturers can produce them.

Unlike a jigging spoon or tail spinner Ice Jigs swim in a figure eight pattern when jigged, this subtle action is something deep fish and deep anglers are having a hard time resisting. 

Jewel Scuba Spoon Review

Jigging spoons are a mainstay for anglers fishing deep for all species of fish. Most anglers look at a spoon as a painted or polished hunk of lead with a treble hook and not much more. Those that fish spoons on regular basis know a few subtle changes and tweaks can mean the difference between a true fish catching lure and just a hunk of lead with a hook,

Jewel Bait Company has a reputation of developing and creating baits that set industry standards. Their unwavering commitment to precision, innovation and excellence makes them a leader in the fishing industry. They have taken that commitment and applied to a new spoon called the Scuba Spoon a lure designed to take deep fishing to another level. 

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……