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Choosing The Best Freshwater Bait

Good natural freshwater fishing baits include worms, minnows, crickets and grasshoppers. Freshwater bottom-feeders like perch, lungfish and cod are also attracted to cut fishing baits (cut-up bait fish) and prepared baits called dough balls. Always check local fishing regulations to make sure the freshwater fishing bait you choose is legal for the lake you're fishing. Many lakes don't allow the use of rough fish minnows as freshwater bait because rough fish can take over a lake and starve-out the game fish. Compare the cost of losing one worm to losing a lure...

How To Choose The Right Saltwater Bait

When choosing saltwater lures or bait, consider how fish feed. Fish detect their food in three ways — by scent, sound and movement. Discover how fish hunt, the different types of saltwater fishing bait available. If you are not confident of securing the perfect knot, make you get yourself a Hook-Eze here to prepare yourself for the hunt! Fish use these three senses to hunt. Running down each side of a fish are tiny hairs that can detect movement in the water all around them. A fish can pick up a...

Take Mom Fishing And Here's How To Make It Fun

Plan hard and plan well! Your attention to detail will impress Mom and make for a fun and successful outing. Taking the family fishing is a great way to celebrate Mother’s Day because it keeps everyone together for a fun activity, and the won't fish won't know what hit them! And although the idea of taking the family fishing may seem overwhelming, the difference between having an “ok” fishing trip and a great one is a little extra planning and preparation.  Here are our top tips so that everyone has a great time...

What's In The Tacklebox? The 13 Must Haves

There are some big holidays coming up and we're extremely excited that we'll have a chance to go fishing with the family and friends. This is a short list to make sure that your tacklebox is fully stocked before heading out. Nothing is worse than getting out on the water only to realize that you’ve forgotten something essential. It’s happened to me a few times and I just want to scream but that's going to scare away the fish... So I just sit glumly knowing that the day isn't going to...

5 Tips To Plan A Fishing Trip With Your Kids

Fishing is an activity the entire family can enjoy. As a parent, you get to see the unbridled delight of a son or daughter catching their first fish. For the child, they get to enjoy a pleasant day on the water, learning a skill that can give them a lifetime of enjoyment.  1. GET FISHING TACKLE The best approach is to keep the gear as simple as possible. A good starter set for younger children is an inexpensive rod-and-reel combination that features a closed-face reel (also known as a spin-cast...

DIY Floating Fishing Basket For Only $10! Must-Have For Live Bait

Don't spend over $120 for a Livewell! After you build this nifty DIY Livewell, you'll be wondering why there are people out there spending over $120 on fish bags. To build this amazing Fishing Basket, you will need a laundry hamper (preferably the extendable cylindrical ones but the hard rectangular ones can suffice), cable ties and a pool noodle. The soft hamper allows this tool to much more portable. Step 1 Extend your hamper so that it is upright, if you're using the hard rectangular hamper, skip this step. Step 2...

Ultimate DIY Fish Scaler That Floats!

Make your own ultimate DIY Fish Scaler in under 30 minutes!
All you need is a couple of beers and screws! And some scrap wood.

DIY Fish Trap

DIY Fish Trap

HookEze is on the hunt to find hacks all anglers should know! Over the next few weeks, we will show few innovative ways to make fishing gear at home without having to spend any money! Our top fishing hack of the week is…. How to use a 2-liter plastic soda bottle to trap bait. Here’s 3 simple steps. The Bait Trap Cut the top off a 2L plastic bottle: right where it starts to neck down from the largest diameter Invert the resulting funnel into the cylindrical part. Secure both these pieces...

Parent's Corner - Can you teach your kid to fish? - Majella's Guide

It’s every parent’s dream to find a hobby they can enjoy with their children. This makes it easier to talk about the difficulties of growing up and strengthens bonds between siblings. However, finding the right hobby doesn’t always come easy. Additionally, teaching this activity may not be a walk in the park either.   THE VALUE OF BEING A PARENT-TEACHER If you’ve always been fond of the sea, then you might have an affinity for fishing. It will almost become second nature to prepare your tackle box and drive to...