EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO START FISHING TODAY
In lakes and ponds, productive areas include piers, fish cribs, fallen trees, and weedy bays. In rivers, fish below dams, in river bends or cut banks, below riffles, and around sunken trees.
Anytime is a good time to catch fish. Panfish will bite consistently throughout the day. Bass and Walleye will bite throughout day becoming more active in the dawn and dusk hours.
Live baits include worms and minnows. They are effective when fished below a float. Fish producing lures include rigged grubs, spoons and spinners.
When bobber fishing, keep your bait moving to trigger bites. Twitches and short stop and go retrieves work well.
When fishing a bobber rig adjust the length between your bobber and hook until you find the depth fish are at.
When fishing a rigged grub or small spoon, retrieve the bait at a speed where you occasionally touch the bottom, but are not dragging your bait along the bottom.
The choice of rig and technique depends on fishing conditions.
The Clinch Knot is recommended for all rigs.
Here are some popular approaches to fishing for a variety of species.
To use this lure, make your cast and let it sink to the desired depth, then retrieve it steadily.
Pass hook of jighead through grub as shown.
Hook minnow through lips or through the back, behind the dorsal fin.
Pass hook through tip of head.
Pass hook through thorax.