Although the definition of "ultralight angling" is probably suited for a lengthy debate during the dead of winter, the most common attribute is probably "lighter than normal line for bigger than normal fish."
Have you ever opened your tackle tray and wondered why you have all these deep-diving crankbaits when you’re fishing in a grassy, five-acre pond? Most of us have had this moment. I shake my head when I see an angler load seven rods and ten trays of lures into an already-overburdened kayak.
Congratulations on the purchase of your first fishing kayak! Yes I mean “first” because you will undoubtedly get hooked on this awesome sport and purchase another kayak - or two, or three. Now let’s go over the obvious, and not-so-obvious, items you will need to ensure a good time for your maiden kayak fishing voyage.
The sheepshead is a confounding species to the new angler. These master thieves can strip a hook bare in seconds - and leave you with not only stolen bait, but also robbing you of patience! Here are a few tips for catching the wily sheepshead.
If you have tried to record audio with your GoPro while on the water using the waterproof case (which you can probably call a soundproof case), you have discovered it is almost impossible to do without using aftermarket devices to aid in getting good sound.
Trolling is a technique I employ for just about every fish I target - even for fish typically not associated with this technique, like halibut. My primary target for trolling is salmon. I fish the waters of Alaska, and though not everyone will be targeting salmon or halibut I believe these techniques can be modified for a wide variety of species.
During the annual frenzy of the spring trophy striper season when the tactics are mainly deep-water motorboat trolling with heavy gear, anglers can be rewarded with a fish of a lifetime. As spring nears an end and summertime temps start to creep up, the focus moves to other tactics and gear. Trolling stays in play, while jigging, chumming/chunking, and live-lining get in on the act. For me, the fast-paced action of light tackle along the shallow shores and marsh banks is the ticket!
Few people have experienced the stillness of the Northern Pacific under a fog. The silence of the water. Air with a slight chill. And what seems to be all the Pacific Rockfish rockfish in the world just a few feet under the surface.