Fishing

How to Get a Fishing License in Virginia

How to Get a Fishing License in Virginia
Fishing is a great pastime, but it is governed through a licensing process that differs in each state. Virginia has a variety of locations at which you can get any type of fishing license. The steps below can guide you through this simple process.Kno

How to Build Snag Lines for Catfish

How to Build Snag Lines for Catfish
Where it is legal, snagging catfish is a good option for catching them. When hooked in the mouth, catfish put up a strong fight. But like any other fish that is snagged in the side of its body, they fight even harder when snagged. The thrill of the f

How to Wire a 24-Volt Minn Kota Trolling Motor

How to Wire a 24-Volt Minn Kota Trolling Motor
Trolling motors are standard equipment on fishing boats. They provide the angler with maneuverability that would not be possible using a gasoline powered motor. Using a 24-volt, 2-battery system provides the boater with more thrust than just a 12-vol

How to Repair Fishing Rod Eyelets

How to Repair Fishing Rod Eyelets
Fishing rods break from time to time, but it is more common for rod eyelets to break. The eyelets, also known as rod guides, are the circular objects that run the length of fishing rods. They lead the fishing line from the rod tip to the reel. When f

How to Use the Flip Feature on a Baitcast Reel

How to Use the Flip Feature on a Baitcast Reel
"Flipping" is a fishing method that mostly is associated with bass anglers who are fishing in heavy cover. Flipping is a technique that involves short casts into specific places. Flipping is an ideal way to drop lures silently into the water and

How to Make Wooden Bobbers

How to Make Wooden Bobbers
Bobbers are a common item found in many fish tackle boxes. Generally bobbers are made of plastic, but some are also made from wood. Instead of buying bobbers from a bait or tackle shop, you can make your own out of wood. Balsa wood is a lightweight w

How to Make a Redfish Rig

How to Make a Redfish Rig
Redfish are also known as red drums, channel bass, spot-tail bass or simply reds. These fish live along the coast in the Atlantic Ocean. Redfish range in size and can weigh up to 94 pounds. Fishing for redfish can be done off shorelines and docks or

How to Tie Clear Spin Floats

How to Tie Clear Spin Floats
Clear spin floats are also known as bubble floats. These floats get their name from the fact that they are often used in conjunction with spinning gear to cast delicate flies. The float is made of clear plastic. The float, when rigged correctly, prov

How to Make Homemade Liquid Bass Attractant

How to Make Homemade Liquid Bass Attractant
Bass fishermen take their sport seriously, doing everything under the sun in hopes of catching that elusive trophy lunker. One step they sometimes take is to put an attractant on a lure Such attractants are available from a variety of manufacturers;

How to Make a Fishing Leader

How to Make a Fishing Leader
A leader is a stronger section of monofilament or wire that protects the fishing line from damage. Sometimes a leader may also be used to reduce the visibility of the fishing line. Leaders can range from 3 inches to 10 or more feet in length, dependi

How to Clean an Abu Garcia Ambassadeur Reel

How to Clean an Abu Garcia Ambassadeur Reel
Abu Garcia produces a range of spinning and baitcasting reels designed for both freshwater and saltwater angling. The baitcasting line of reels produced by the company includes the more modern low-profile design as well as the traditional round desig

How to Tie a Braid to a Fluorocarbon

How to Tie a Braid to a Fluorocarbon
Braid fishing line is made from small diameter individual strands of line. The individual strands are braided to form a strong line that is smaller in diameter when compared to traditional monofilament fishing line with a comparable pound test streng

How to Snag a Spoonbill

How to Snag a Spoonbill
Spoonbill catfish, also known as paddle fish, have evolved for as many as 300 million years in fresh waters throughout the world, sometimes growing to as large as 7-feet-long and 200 lbs. You won't have luck catching the long-snouted and fat-mouthed

How to Fillet Grunts

How to Fillet Grunts
Grunt, or pigfish, refers to a family of fish found in waters off the Florida coast. Though not often targeted by anglers, and usually eschewed for more favorable groupers or snappers, some refer to the grunt as a drastically underrated catch. A larg

How to Tie a Float to Fishing Line

How to Tie a Float to Fishing Line
Float fishing is very popular and fun for younger anglers since they get to see the float on the surface. Tying a float to a fishing line is easy and doesn't require any extra tools besides what is likely already in your tackle box.Get out your fishi

How to Build a Crab Trap With a 5 Gallon Bucket

How to Build a Crab Trap With a 5 Gallon Bucket
Going crabbing is a low cost, easy and fun activity to do with everyone from friends to kids. There are plenty of places to go crabbing, such as any marshy lagoon or canal that is not private property. Crabbing is done in salt and fresh water, depend

Baitcast Reel Instructions

Baitcast Reel Instructions
Most fishermen start out by fishing with spincast or spinning reels, which are relatively easy to use and can function well in a variety of fishing situations. Once they gain more experience, some anglers want to use a reel that's a little more advan

How to Use a ChatterBait

How to Use a ChatterBait
When you want to call fish to your lure with intense flash and vibration, the ChatterBait is one of the best things to tie on. Created in 2004 by the father and son team of Ronny and Ron Davis, the ChatterBait was initially available only in local ba

How to Put a Fishhook on a Hat

How to Put a Fishhook on a Hat
Attaching a fishhook to your hat is easy but you must protect your head from contact with the point. Lures, flies and bare hooks add style points to your favorite fishing hat. The hooks also function as spares when your tackle box is empty. A properl

How to Make Eel Traps for Saltwater

How to Make Eel Traps for Saltwater
Though a nocturnal member of the family of fish, saltwater or marine eels feed on small fish and night-wandering invertebrates. Eels rely on their sense of smell to locate their food, which makes fishing or trapping for these night-time feeders fairl