If you have been following our website recently, you have probably noticed I have been using a lot more spincast reels here recently since I've been teaching my youngsters how to fish. You also probably noticed I'm also a big fan of KastKing and their fishing gear. So, I was very excited to see KastKing starting to produce spincast reels! What are the best KastKing spincast … [Read more...] about The Best KastKing Spincast Reels
When I first heard this "rumor" about walleye actually being perch, I didn't believe it, either. How could two fish that looked different and grew to such vastly different sizes be in the same family? However, far from being a rumor, that idea turned out to be fact. The walleye does belong to the perch family and thus would be considered a perch. Walleye belong to the fish … [Read more...] about Are Walleye Really a Perch?
One of things I remember about fishing with my Grandpa was that he always had spincast reels on his fishing rods. My dad however, never owned a single spincast reel and made me learn how to cast with a spinning reel by sending me into a field with a heavy sinker tied to my line and having me cast away. Teaching my younger children (ages 5 & 3) how to fish has led me back … [Read more...] about The Best Abu Garcia Spincast Reels
The first time I heard that people used other lures other than crankbaits when fishing for northern pike, I was actually confused. Why would anyone use anything other than crankbaits when they caught so many dang pike? There's no question that crankbaits are consistently some of the best lures around for pike fishing. Veteran anglers, guides, and professionals all have … [Read more...] about Are Crankbaits Good for Pike Fishing?
The term panfish is one you're going to hear a lot if you spend time fishing or any amount of time around anglers. While this is a very commonly used term that can be heard in many parts of the country, or even across the world, it doesn't refer to one species of fish. There is no "panfish" species. Even as a kid this made me wonder, just what is a panfish? What makes … [Read more...] about Complete Panfish Guide: What Is a Panfish?
At first I thought this was an odd question for so many anglers to be asking, but the more I thought about it the more I realized just how many memories I had directly tired to the clarity or muddiness of water. Sometimes the water was so clear you could see exactly where the large fish were hovering whether in the trout stream or bass sunning themselves in the shallows of the … [Read more...] about How Does Water Clarity Affect Fish?
Fishing has been a passion of mine since I was a young child. The first rod and reel that I can remember saving all my money for so I could purchase on my own was a Quantum rod that I paired with an Abu Garcia reel. That reel was my favorite spinning reel of all-time, and ever since that moment I've almost always paired my fishing rods with an Abu Garcia Spinning Reel. So, … [Read more...] about The Best Abu Garcia Spinning Reels
I was in high school when our parents decided we were old enough to make the yearly one or two week fishing trips to an isolated Canadian lake, Lac De Millie Lacs. While there are plenty of memories and fishing stories of big aggressive pike and feeding walleye, and once even caught a 4 lb smallmouth bass, we also heard there were giant lake trout, as well, but we never saw … [Read more...] about Do Lake Trout Feed at Night?
One of the things that I have learned in my years of fishing, is that having a bad fishing reel – or the wrong type of fishing reel – can really make fishing difficult. You want a reel that compliments your fishing rod, provides smooth lure retrieval, holds enough fishing line for trolling, is durable to take hits from large fish – basically you need a fishing reel that is … [Read more...] about The Best KastKing Spinning Reels
Whether you're dealing with a tricky Y-bone while carving up a northern pike or creating large fillets from your latest catch of bass, walleye, or salmon, you'll find your entire fishing trip experience becomes much more enjoyable when you have a truly quality knife that will help you cut up the fish and de-bone those fillets quickly, easily, and accurately. There is a huge … [Read more...] about Best Fillet Knives Reviewed
Admittedly, I was someone who grew up fishing mostly with St. Croix, Ugly Stik, & a few other very specific brands of fishing rods. So, when some of my angler buddies told me I needed to check out KastKing Rods, I must admit I was skeptical, but intrigued. I have to say; I’ve been very impressed with KastKing. They create high-quality fishing rods at a very, very … [Read more...] about The Best KastKing Fishing Rods
Admittedly, I’ve also been more of a walleye, bass, and pike angler, but growing up in Iowa – most of my friends loved to go catfish fishing. My hometown was right on the Iowa River, and there were numerous farm ponds and lakes nearby that housed some nice catfish. Of course, some of my friends would go Noodling (catfish fishing with your bare hands) – but I was always one … [Read more...] about The Best Catfish Fishing Rods