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Top 10 Mid-Atlantic Fishing Hotspots to Hit this Summer

The Mid-Atlantic beckons anglers with its diverse waters, from vast bays to hidden mountain streams. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a curious beginner, the region offers a summer fishing adventure unlike any other. Here’s a curated list of 10 …

May 14, 2024 | πŸͺ Baitshop Life | Baitshop Brandy

11 Top Fishing Spots in the Southwest for an Epic Summer Adventure

The scorching summer sun might paint the Southwest in a dry, arid picture, but beneath the surface lies a treasure trove for fishing enthusiasts. From glistening lakes to hidden rivers, the desert landscape is surprisingly rich with opportunities to snag …

May 13, 2024 | πŸͺ Featured | Baitshop Kelly

Michael Jordan Reels in Victory at Abaco Shootout Fishing Tournament

Michael Jordan reigns supreme once again, this time on the high seas! The basketball legend and his crew aboard the “Catch 23” dominated the 2024 Abaco Shootout fishing tournament in the Bahamas, crushing the competition with an impressive haul of …

May 6, 2024 | πŸͺ Featured | Baitshop Brandy

Unlocking Spring Panfish Success with The Perfect Rod, Reel, and Line

Spring is prime time to target scrappy panfish like crappie, yellow perch, and bluegill. These fish provide endless entertainment on the water and delectable meals at the table. But to maximize your success, having the right equipment is key. Let’s …

April 23, 2024 | πŸͺ Casting Techniques | Baitshop Sarah

Stillwater Secrets for Fly Fishing Success in Spring

April 22, 2024 | πŸͺ Baitshop Life | Baitshop Kelly

Spring brings a unique opportunity for fly anglers who venture beyond the rushing rivers. Lakes and ponds offer a treasure trove of hidden moments, waiting to be exploited by those who understand the subtle movements happening beneath the surface. This …

Dive into the World of Fly Tying: 5 Essential Tools to Get You Started

April 15, 2024 | πŸͺ Artificial Lures | Baitshop Rob

For passionate fly fishers, tying your own flies goes beyond just catching fish. It’s about injecting your creativity into the sport, crafting unique lures that perfectly match your vision and target fish. It’s a rewarding hobby that fosters a deeper …

Conquering the Colorful Canaries: Mastering Bass Fishing During the Spawn

April 5, 2024 | πŸͺ Featured | Baitshop Kevin

Spring ignites a passion in every angler – it’s bass spawning season! This short window offers a unique opportunity to sight fish for trophy bass and experience the thrill of fast-paced action. This guide equips you with the knowledge and …

Baitshop Life

Crappie Conquest: Essential Tips and Techniques to Catch Slab Crappie

Crappie, also known as papermouth or calico bass, are prized by anglers for their delicate flavor and spunky fights. With their beautiful, compressed bodies and schooling tendencies, crappie offer exciting fishing opportunities throughout the year. But whether you’re a seasoned …

May 17, 2024 | πŸͺ Baitshop Life | Baitshop Rob

Top 10 Mid-Atlantic Fishing Hotspots to Hit this Summer

The Mid-Atlantic beckons anglers with its diverse waters, from vast bays to hidden mountain streams. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a curious beginner, the region offers a summer fishing adventure unlike any other. Here’s a curated list of 10 …

May 14, 2024 | πŸͺ Baitshop Life | Baitshop Brandy

Stillwater Secrets for Fly Fishing Success in Spring

Spring brings a unique opportunity for fly anglers who venture beyond the rushing rivers. Lakes and ponds offer a treasure trove of hidden moments, waiting to be exploited by those who understand the subtle movements happening beneath the surface. This …

April 22, 2024 | πŸͺ Baitshop Life | Baitshop Kelly

Finding Success In High Water During the Spring Rush

Spring runoff doesn’t have to mean the end of your fly fishing season. With a shift in perspective and some strategic techniques, you can turn high water into an opportunity. Dirty Water, Happy Trout Many anglers view muddy, high water …

April 20, 2024 | πŸͺ Baitshop Life | Baitshop Sarah

Why You Might Need a Wading Staff

April 4, 2024 | πŸͺ Baitshop Life | Baitshop Brandy

A wading staff is a crucial piece of equipment for fly fishermen who wade in fast-moving streams with rocky or uneven bottoms. It provides much-needed balance and stability, especially in deep water or strong currents. Why use a wading staff? …

Giants of the Deep: 5 Legendary Fish to Target

April 3, 2024 | πŸͺ Baitshop Life | Baitshop Rob

Have you ever dreamt of battling a fish so big it could pull your boat? These aren’t your average catches – these are the heavyweights of the ocean, the ultimate trophies for anglers seeking an epic fight. The King: Blue …

Bass Fishing Trees: Unveiling the Hidden Secrets in Familiar Cover

April 3, 2024 | πŸͺ Baitshop Life | Baitshop Sarah

Many anglers might breeze past trees, assuming they’ve mastered this familiar habitat. But beneath the surface lurk surprising complexities. This guide dives deep into the world of bass fishing around trees, revealing hidden secrets to maximize your catch. Know Your …

Gear

What’s the Difference Between Polarized vs. Non-Polarized Fishing Sunglasses?

When it comes to fishing, having the right eyewear can make all the difference in spotting that elusive catch. Polarized and non-polarized sunglasses are two popular choices among anglers, each offering its own set of benefits. Let’s dive into the …

March 28, 2024 | πŸͺ Featured | Baitshop Kevin

How to Tie the Egg-Sucking Woolly Bugger

The Woolly Bugger is a classic fly pattern that consistently attracts fish in various conditions. Today, we’ll dive into tying a variation known as the Egg-Sucking Woolly Bugger. This pattern combines the effectiveness of the Woolly Bugger with an enticing …

March 28, 2024 | πŸͺ Gear | Baitshop Kevin

Demystifying Fishing Swivels: Types, Sizes, and Application

Fishing swivels, those small but crucial components of any fishing rig, come in an array of sizes and types, ready to elevate your fishing game. Here’s a breakdown of everything you need to know about swivels for your next fishing …

March 1, 2024 | πŸͺ Featured | Baitshop Garrett

Efficient Tactics for Tackle Box Organization

Efficiently organizing your tackle box can significantly enhance your angling experience. While it’s not a critique of your fishing prowess, refining the way you pack and categorize your fishing gear can be a game-changer. Let’s dive into some tactics to …

February 24, 2024 | πŸͺ Gear | Baitshop Kevin

Essential Tips for Organizing Your Fly Boxes

February 14, 2024 | πŸͺ Gear | Baitshop Sarah

When it comes to organizing your fly boxes, the options seem endless, from sorting by size, color, and pattern to considering imitations and stages. Let’s explore some key pointers to help you find the most effective method for your flies. …

4 Expert Tips for Mastering Spring Buzzbait Bass Fishing

February 4, 2024 | πŸͺ Gear | Baitshop Sarah

Fishing with a buzzbait is a tried-and-true method for landing big bass all year round, but in the spring, a few strategic adjustments can lead to even greater success. Renowned angler Greg Hackney shares his top four tips for effectively …

Unlocking the Versatility of Bullet Weights in Bass Fishing

January 31, 2024 | πŸͺ Gear | Baitshop Sarah

Since Larry Crumrine’s invention of the bullet weight around 1970, this sleek and efficient weight design has revolutionized bass fishing worldwide. Its simple yet effective design has made it a staple in anglers’ arsenals, offering a multitude of applications for …

Eats

Try this Amazing Maine Lobster Roll Recipe

Indulge in the quintessential taste of coastal bliss with our Best Maine Lobster Roll recipe. Transport your taste buds straight to the shores of Maine with this simple yet delectable creation. Crafted with care and featuring the freshest Maine Lobster …

December 29, 2023 | πŸͺ Eats | Baitshop Garrett

The Nashville Hot Buttermilk-Fried Fish Sandwich is a Spicy Delicacy

Experience the fiery flavors of Nashville with our take on the iconic hot fish sandwich, inspired by the legendary Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack. This rendition features a zesty halibut fillet that’s crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. …

December 28, 2023 | πŸͺ Eats | Baitshop Brandy

This Easy Seafood Paella Recipe Will Delight Your Dinner Guests

While there is a plethora of seafood dishes to cook in the comfort of your home, there is one dish that can be called the ultimate comfort food. Paella is a traditional dish in Spain, and below is a seafood …

December 23, 2023 | πŸͺ Eats | Baitshop Rob

This Blue Marlin in Lemon Butter Sauce Recipe is Epic

Many anglers know Marlin to be a coveted game fish of the ocean. Something not many know is how to prepare this amazing trophy fish. Below is an epic recipe for preparing blue marlin you simply must try. Ingredients: Blue …

December 18, 2023 | πŸͺ Eats | Baitshop Brandy

Ahi Tuna Poke Recipe: Quick and Flavorful Hawaiian Delight

December 11, 2023 | πŸͺ Eats | Baitshop Rob

Indulge in the delectable flavors of Hawaiian cuisine with this effortless Ahi Tuna Poke recipe. This dish promises a burst of umami, combining fresh ahi tuna steak cubes with soy sauce, sesame oil, and green onions. Adding a unique twist …

Create this Delicious Salmon Dish in Just 20 Minutes

November 30, 2023 | πŸͺ Eats | Baitshop Garrett

Create a simple spice rub by combining brown sugar, salt, paprika, garlic powder, and black pepper. For easy cleanup, line a baking sheet with foil. Place the salmon fillet on the sheet, pink side up, skin side down. Brush the …

Six-Minute Seared Ahi Tuna Steaks, It’s Quick and Tasty

November 29, 2023 | πŸͺ Eats | Baitshop Brandy

So, you’re on the lookout for a dish that’s a breeze to whip up, ridiculously healthy, and tastes like a flavor explosion in your mouth? Well, look no further because we’ve got the dish for you – Six-Minute Seared Ahi …

Fishing News

Kentucky Angler’s Texas Triumph: Monster Turtle and Record-Breaking Gar

Kentucky angler Art Weston’s recent fishing trip to Texas was an adventure unlike any other. While aiming to break a record for alligator gar, Weston reeled in a surprising catch – a colossal, 200-pound alligator snapping turtle! Weston, accompanied by …

May 17, 2024 | πŸͺ Fishing News | Baitshop Garrett

Georgia Boaters Land Record-Breaking Catches

Two Georgia anglers from Telfair County can now boast state saltwater fishing records, thanks to impressive catches they reeled in early May, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Jason Rich, from McRae-Helena, battled a nearly 24-pound Almaco …

May 15, 2024 | πŸͺ Fishing News | Baitshop Kevin

Indiana Angler Reels in Record Perch

Indiana angler Blas Lara has a whopper of a tale to tell after reeling in a new state record yellow perch! The monster fish, weighing in at a whopping 3 pounds, 2 ounces, shattered the previous record that stood for …

May 13, 2024 | πŸͺ Fishing News | Baitshop Sarah

HOA President Makes Shocking Threat to Kids Fishing at Lake

In an unsettling incident, a local HOA president allegedly threatened and harassed children enjoying a fishing trip. According to court documents, 57-year-old Kyle Tate, president of the HOA board at Stillwater Lakes, confronted three kids fishing at the community lake …

May 9, 2024 | πŸͺ Fishing News | Baitshop Garrett

Teen Reels in Million-Dollar Fish in Australian River

May 6, 2024 | πŸͺ Fishing News | Baitshop Brandy

Imagine a casual fishing trip transforming your life. That’s exactly what happened to Australian teenager Keegan Payne when he snagged a barramundi worth a cool $1 million. Payne, along with his sister and friend, were fishing the Katherine River early …

Michael Jordan Reels in Victory at Abaco Shootout Fishing Tournament

May 6, 2024 | πŸͺ Featured | Baitshop Brandy

Michael Jordan reigns supreme once again, this time on the high seas! The basketball legend and his crew aboard the “Catch 23” dominated the 2024 Abaco Shootout fishing tournament in the Bahamas, crushing the competition with an impressive haul of …

Idaho Fly Angler Reels in Record-Breaking Cutthroat Trout

April 26, 2024 | πŸͺ Fishing News | Baitshop Garrett

Daniel Whitesitt, a dentist from Post Falls, Idaho, recently snagged a trophy fish that will have fly fishing fanatics buzzing. While casting along the Clark Fork River in Bonner County, Whitesitt hooked what he initially thought was a snag. But …

Fishing Techniques and Strategies

Conquering the Current: Fly Fishing Tips for Spring Runoff

Spring runoff can be daunting for fly fishermen. Muddy water and raging rivers can make it seem like the fish have vanished. But fear not, these challenging conditions can actually be prime time for landing trophy fish! Here are some …

Expert Tips for Finding Freshwater Fish

Every angler wants to know: where are the fish? The good news is, you likely don’t have to travel far. Most places have fishable freshwater within reach, offering a home to a variety of species. The key to finding them …

Master the Sidearm Cast for Stealthy Precision

Forget loud splashes and inaccurate throws. The sidearm cast, also known as a roll cast, is your secret weapon for sneaky lure placement and pinpoint bass fishing. Why the Sidearm Shines Accuracy King:Β This cast excels at delivering your lure exactly …

April 30, 2024 | πŸͺ Casting Techniques | Baitshop Brandy

Land More Trout with Spinning Gear

Trout are a prized catch for anglers of all experience levels. Their agility and delicate bite can make them a challenge, but with the right techniques and tackle, you can improve your odds of success. Here’s a guide to trout …

April 23, 2024 | πŸͺ Casting Techniques | Baitshop Kelly

5 Fly Fishing Tactics for High Water Success in the Spring

Spring brings joy to fly anglers – warmer waters awaken insects and activate feeding frenzies for trout. But in many areas, spring also means battling high water flows caused by melting snowpack, known as “runoff.” Don’t let these changing conditions …

Learn The Roll-Cast Pickup Advantage for Fly Fishing

Fly fishing upstream with dry flies presents a unique challenge – maintaining consistent fly presentation while minimizing false casts. The constant stripping of line can disrupt the delicate presentation and spook wary fish. Here, we explore the roll-cast pickup technique, …

Conquering the Colorful Canaries: Mastering Bass Fishing During the Spawn

April 5, 2024 | πŸͺ Featured | Baitshop Kevin

Spring ignites a passion in every angler – it’s bass spawning season! This short window offers a unique opportunity to sight fish for trophy bass and experience the thrill of fast-paced action. This guide equips you with the knowledge and …