Fishing Tips

By navillus on 3/21/2011 • Rank (1529) • Views (1560) •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 (1421) • Views (1471) •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 (1355) • Views (1377) •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.

By navillus on 3/21/2011 • Rank (1461) • Views (1492) •Comments(0)
Take a piece of pipe insulation and wrap it around any bar on your boat. Wire tie it in place and you have a great place to hook lures and other rigs for quick access.

By navillus on 3/21/2011 • Rank (1306) • Views (1334) •Comments(0)
Dip your lures in menhaden oil to give them a more life like appeal.

By navillus on 3/21/2011 • Rank (1532) • Views (1555) •Comments(0)
Check your boat's VHF, if it is DSC compatible register for you free Maritime Mobile Service Identity number. Your MMSI is a unique number that registers boat and owner information in the U.S. Coast Guard's national distress database for use in emergency situations. Your MMSI number is transmitted when you make a distress call. For more information...

By navillus on 3/21/2011 • Rank (1313) • Views (1348) •Comments(0)
If you are new to boating, or just in a new area and worried about hitting bottom, follow a bigger boat. If it stops fast, you stop fast.

By navillus on 3/21/2011 • Rank (1386) • Views (1430) •Comments(0)
If you want to get your live bait to swim lower, cut off the lower half of their tail fin. They will swim down more.

By navillus on 3/21/2011 • Rank (1434) • Views (1454) •Comments(0)
To tie off to a pilling in a strong current, start by moving into the current until your bow is just past the pilling. Toss a long rope with a fender tied to the other end well past the pilling and drift back. The fender will carry the rope back. Catch it and tie off.

By navillus on 3/21/2011 • Rank (1400) • Views (1423) •Comments(0)
If you like to pull a dredge or spreader bar, try attaching it to your down rigger cable. This makes for quick recovery and doesn't tie up a rod holder.

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