Fishing Tips

Fish Crabs for Blackfish

Saltwater Fishin' Vol. 7, No. 1

It takes a tough fish to make its living eating critters encased in hard shells, but the pugnacious blackfish fits the bill.  Blackfish are also known as tautog or tog, shortened versions of the name given to them hundreds of years ago by the Narragansett Indians who called the fish tautauog. Whatever you call them, they are a popular fish for saltwater anglers in the Mid-Atlantic and New England states in fall, winter and spring, and with very good reason.


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Former Classic® Champion Pace Anxious for Competition to Begin

Fishin' Vol. 8, No. 1

After Missing 2014 Season Due to Injury, Cliff Pace is Ready to Fish Again


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Look for Vertical Structure, Vegetation When Bass Fishing This Winter

Fishin' Vol. 7, No. 13

Yamaha Pro James Niggemeyer Chooses Creek Channels, Points, and Rocky Banks in Cold Weather

 James Niggemeyer’s “to do” list for winter bass fishing is a short one. The Yamaha Pro looks for vertical structure that changes the bottom depth; he checks that structure for possible vegetation cover and he slows his lure presentation. It’s a strategy that has served him well during his career as both a professional tournament angler as well as a guide on Lake Fork, Texas.


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Introducing Women to Saltwater Fishing

Saltwater Fishin' Vol. 6, No. 8

So your wife, girlfriend or daughter wants to try fishing? How you handle her initial experience can make all the difference.


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Changes in Weather Often Mean Changes in Lures

Fishin' Vol. 7, No. 12

Autumn’s Cooler Temperatures Can Affect How Certain Fish Feed

Although cold fronts and other weather changes in the autumn months are seldom as severe as those occurring later in the winter, they can still change bass behavior very quickly. That’s why Yamaha Pro Marty Robinson always has several rods with completely different types of lures rigged and ready to cast whenever he goes fishing this time of year.


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Fall Means Frog Fishing For This Pro

Fishin' Vol. 7, No. 11

Yamaha Pro Dean Rojas has proven how versatile plastic frogs really are.

It’s a pretty safe bet that no professional bass fisherman looks forward to the cooling waters of autumn more than Yamaha Pro Dean Rojas. That’s because he knows October signals the beginning of the fall frog fishing season, and few understand how to fish the soft, hollow body plastic lures better than he does.


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Albie Time, Carolina Style

Saltwater Fishin' Vol. 6, No. 7

November is the time to catch false albacore, and Cape Lookout is the epicenter of the shallow water action 


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Big Crankbaits Often Catch Bigger Bass in Summer

Fishin' Vol. 7, No. 10

Of all the lures in Todd Faircloth’s tackle boxes, the ones he does not talk about very often are his big, deep diving crankbaits. That’s because the Yamaha Pro knows how effective they can be during the warm weather months.


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Go Light for More Fight - The Light Line Gamefish Challenge

Saltwater Fishin' Vol. 6, No. 6

Catching fish on light tackle requires skill and understanding. It’s also a lot of fun!


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‘Punching’ Presentation Catches Bass in Heavy Cover

Fishin' Vol. 7, No. 9

It may sound strange to some bass fishermen, but much of the time Jared Lintner is happy to get seven or eight strikes a day, even when his competitors are getting 20 to 30 strikes. That’s because the Yamaha Pro’s favorite presentation is a technique known as “punching,” and with it, the bass Lintner catches are nearly always heavier fish.


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