Going fishing in a boat seems like a pretty exciting adventure. However, you first need to learn the basics of how to drive a bass boat before launching. It is not just about getting in and turning the key or hoisting the sail.
It is a versatile enjoyable venture. For a newbie, you will need to learn boating basics. There are different types and designs of boats, but they can be narrowed down to two hull designs, displacement and planing.
Bass boats are examples of planing boats as they skim on the water. The nautical components of any vessel include the; stern(back), bow(front), starboard(the right side) and port(the left side).
To determine how many people your boat can safely carry, check if there’s a capacity placard near the operator. Or use the rule of the thumb whereby you multiply the length of the boat times the width divided by fifteen.Continue reading
Going fishing is an exciting expedition. However, you get more experienced by learning the basics of the activity. The basics may include: knowing how to tie your bait to the line, or how to string a baitcaster reel.
Anglers commonly use a baitcaster or spinning reel. Using spinning reels is easier than a bait caster. This reel requires more experience than the spinning reel. Luckily, there’s nothing you cannot achieve if you choose to learn.
To string a baitcaster, you will need to have the following:
If you are new to fishing, you may ask yourself the question; why use a leader when fishing? Well, we all know the basic requirements for one to fish is a rod, hook, line, etc.
What then is a leader? A leader is an extra length of fishing line, tied to the hook, and is attached to the business end of the main line. There are two main types of leaders, fluorocarbon and monofilament leaders.Continue reading
Some species of fish are known to be natives of a particular place. Thus, often time, knowing the existence of certain kinds of fish could be limited to ardent research or being an angler where the fish adopts as a natural habitat. Fishermen from the southern side of Texas often go for a redfish. So, now the question is 'what is redfish?'Continue reading
Is your betta fish very sick to the extent that you feel that it is suffering? Keeping fish in an aquarium in your home or office is an exciting venture. You get used to caring for your fish to the extent that you are bonded to it.
When your fish falls sick, the first course of action is to medicate it. Tirelessly but with determination, you do all you can to make it better. However, sometimes, despite all your effort, you realize that it isn’t getting better.
It may be suffering from dropsy or even pine coning. As time goes by, you notice that its breathing is labored and it isn’t playing around in the tank. You are now faced with the question, what do you do next?
If your fish seems to be suffering and you can feel that keeping it alive is doing the fish no good; it begs the question, how to euthanize a betta fish? Before we delve into the quick ways to show your fish mercy, you need to address these issues before you decide on the course of action to take:Continue reading
Do fish get bored? That has been quite a contentious issue. Some say that yes, fish do get bored while others argue otherwise. The bottom line is, the scientific term used is that fish get stressed, and you could call this “boredom.”
The boredom is due to lack of adequate stimulation in the environment and from other fish. Fish crave stimulation since they do get lonely, especially those that live in schools in their natural environment. Intriguingly, not many fish have the drive to investigate their surroundings.
However, this doesn’t imply that they shouldn’t be stimulated to be active. To be able to tell when your fish is acting out of character, you need to understand its typical behavior.
Symptoms to look out for are: a bold fish hiding out consistently; peaceful fish becomes aggressive, etc. The stress is mostly from effects of the physical conditions or psychological.
You need to replicate their natural environment in the aquarium for it to behave naturally.Continue reading
For fishing effectively, each one of you have a question about how to use a downrigger and what are the essential tips to use the downrigger for fishing purposes; the answer to this question is given in this article.
Downrigger is the most important process of using the cannonball attached to the pulley for fishing line. Downriggers often lure deep down to a particular depth which cannot be reached ordinarily.
Just before you start, make sure the cannonball must be hanged to the edge of your boat nearby the surface of the river. For a long time, downriggers are a part of the Saltwater arsenal of anglers.
Nowadays the widespread use of downriggers has the substantial effect on how to target the fish.Continue reading
Does your local lake have a lunker? Well, people who love fishing will probably tell you. A lunker, in an interesting sense can be that legendary monster fish in your lake that old fishermen will tell you about. These are what fishing enthusiasts call the trophy of their fishing life. Catching one will mean skill and knowledge and will definitely raise your pride as a fisherman. This will be a story your kids will love to hear about when you teach them how to fish.Continue reading
This is a sad situation, Fish out of water means somebody who is completely out of the place of survival. How long can a fish survive without water depends on which species of fish you are talking about?
According to the recent research, some of the species of fish can live for few days on land, and some of them can only stay alive for few minutes without water. Those special kinds of species that can stay alive without water for few days can take a breath from air, or they may also absorb it by their skin. These fish have lungs too, just like us. That is why; they can survive on land for some specific period, according to their lungs capability.Continue reading
So you're going ice fishing, and you want to know if it's safe to use your chainsaw. Not just safe for you, but safe for the environment. You want the next generation to be able to ice fish too! Well, lets take a look at the subject and see if a chainsaw, is really the best tool for you.Continue reading