Fishing Tips

By xfernal on 7/15/2012 • Rank (2841) • Views (2901) •Comments(0)
As we move into the new moon phase this week, our daytime fishing should pick up. If I could only fish 1 time this week, it would beThursday between 5 and 8 AM or 6 till 9 PM. Alternatively, 5 AM till 8 AM onWednesday or 6 till 9 PM Friday. Depending on weather conditions and thechanges in sea surface temperature, Wednesday- Friday should be the...

By xfernal on 6/30/2012 • Rank (9278) • Views (9326) •Comments(1)
Picking the right color fishing lure can be the difference between and good and bad day of fishing. We took the time to do the research for how colors appear in different clarity of water, weather conditions, seasons, and time of day. Using our fishing lure selector, you will find out techniques, types of lures, and the colors you should be using....

By xfernal on 4/30/2012 • Rank (2398) • Views (2523) •Comments(0)
I’ve been tweaking a little code I originally wrote to find sustained sea surface temperatures for the NC Coast. I now have the application processing each pixel of the AVHRR satellite image of the East Coast and Gulf of Mexico as they come in.  For the report, it is reviewing each pixel for the last 7 days and plotting any areas that...

By navillus on 7/11/2011 • Rank (12856) • Views (13390) •Comments(0)
NC Fishing Calendars

By xfernal on 11/17/2014 • Rank (16589) • Views (18399) •Comments(4)
I could not go fishing this weekend, so I decided to do a little research that some of you may find interesting. I took the dates of 545 World Record fish, and fed them to a moon phase calculator, to find the moon phase for each one. Here are the results: Full Moon 85 New Moon 84 First Quarter Moon 83 Waxing Gibbous Moon 69 Waning Gibbo...

By Seamus on 4/28/2011 10:47:46 AM • Rank (2415) • Views (2913) •Comments(0)
This week Ivo and Phil show you how they jig up fish after fish! They were jigging using all different lures everything from bucktail jigs to Boa Jig’rs! If the video does not load you can view it here: Jigging for sea bass with a bonus blue fish You can get your own Boa Jig’rs here: [...]

By Seamus on 4/22/2011 5:08:16 PM • Rank (1902) • Views (2252) •Comments(0)
This week we have a highly requested video on how to rig an SP5 sized Viper Spoon with many different bait examples from a whole mackerel to a whole squid to a cut bait strip. If the video does not load you can view it here: How to Rig Your SP5 Viper Spoon Get your SP5 Viper [...]

By Seamus on 4/15/2011 1:58:42 AM • Rank (2604) • Views (3022) •Comments(0)
This week we have a highly requested video for you guys: how to spool up a bait casting reel. If the video does not load you can view it here: How to Spool a Bait Casting Reel Ivo shows you step by step on how to properly spool a bait casting reel and shows you some [...]

By Seamus on 4/7/2011 6:00:01 PM • Rank (1601) • Views (1849) •Comments(0)
Last week Ivo and Antonio showed you how to tie your own roe bags and this week’s video shows Ivo and Antonio fishing for trout using their homemade roe bags. If the video does not load you can view it here: Using Homemade Roe Bags to Fish For Trout from Shore Get your own T-Turns here: [...]

By Seamus on 4/1/2011 3:29:30 AM • Rank (1477) • Views (1610) •Comments(0)
This week we share with you two different methods on how to tie your own roe bags. Roe bags are often used while fishing for trout and are a bait to use! If the video does not load you can view it here: How to Tie Roe Bags This week we have another very informative video [...]

By Seamus on 3/25/2011 12:35:30 PM • Rank (1481) • Views (1720) •Comments(0)
This video is a follow up to our last special edition video the seminar which took place at the Somerset NJ fishing show where Ivo spoke about how those fluke and founders. If the video does not load you can view it here: Using the Viper Spoon to Catch Sea Bass and Fluke This video is [...]

By navillus on 3/21/2011 • Rank (3881) • Views (4016) •Comments(0)
Your frozen bait will last longer and perform better if thawed slowly while still in the cooler. Bait trays are an effective way of accomplishing this.

By navillus on 3/21/2011 • Rank (2298) • Views (2383) •Comments(0)
Smaller craft with rocket launchers can have rods bounce out of their holder in rough conditions. To prevent this you can use bungee cords or create your own tie down with heavy leader and a large snap swivel.

By navillus on 3/21/2011 • Rank (2010) • Views (2079) •Comments(0)
If you are going to ride with your conventional rods pre rigged, wrap the line around the bottom of the reel and then back up the first eye. Secure the hook to the bracing on the back of the eye. This way if the lure bounces during travel it will hit the foam cushion on the rod instead of the rod itself.

By navillus on 3/21/2011 • Rank (2578) • Views (2668) •Comments(0)
Poor a little menhaden oil into your running live well. As the water is circulated back out of the system it will create a slick that will attract predatory fish.

By navillus on 3/21/2011 • Rank (2493) • Views (2621) •Comments(0)
Predatory fish go crazy for an injured bait fish. Before putting a live bait in the water, whack it on the gunwale to stun it. The erratic behavior will entice more strikes.

By navillus on 3/21/2011 • Rank (2078) • Views (2182) •Comments(0)
Instead of attaching your planer to your rod line, secure it to an aft cleat with heavy monofilament and drop it over. Next hook a number 2 paper clip to the planer line and then to your fishing line. Put the rod in free spool and the paper clip will work to the end of the planer line. On strike the paper clip will bend and release your fishing lin...

By navillus on 3/21/2011 • Rank (1915) • Views (1946) •Comments(0)
To prevent braid line from slipping on the reel, first put a short but wide rubber band or two on the reel. Next spool up as usual. The braid will dig into the rubber band and stay put.

By navillus on 3/21/2011 • Rank (1760) • Views (1810) •Comments(0)
Tired of expensive lures slipping off the line when an unexpected toothy critter cuts your mono? Putting a crimp or knot between your lure and beads will sometimes catch the lure if the hook is taken off.

By navillus on 3/21/2011 • Rank (1736) • Views (1758) •Comments(0)
Take a short piece of PVC pipe and run your bumper line through a hole drilled in it. Tie off the bumper and drop the PVC into a rod holder. Quick and easy bumper deployment at the right height every time.

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