Author Archives: Baitshop Kevin

Fly Fishing Houston’s Urban Waters

Houston’s urban waters are home to a surprising array of fish species, offering unique angling experiences for adventurous fly fishers. From largemouth bass to carp and even speckled trout, these city waterways are bustling with piscine life waiting to be …

Mastering Backcountry Trout Fishing: 9 Tips for Adventure-Seeking Anglers

May 22, 2024 | 🪝 Baitshop Life | Baitshop Kevin

Picture this: the sun rising over rugged peaks, casting its golden glow on pristine backcountry lakes. Amidst this picturesque landscape, elusive wild trout lurk beneath the surface, waiting for the perfect fly to dance above them. For those who dare …

Catch More Fish with Hopper Fishing

May 15, 2024 | 🪝 Fishing Bait and Lure | Baitshop Kevin

Forget fancy fly rods! This guide shows you how to use spinning gear and hopper lures to catch a variety of fish, from bluegill to bass and even trout. Why Hopper Fishing is Awesome: Mimics Easy Prey: These lures look …

Georgia Boaters Land Record-Breaking Catches

May 15, 2024 | 🪝 Fishing News | Baitshop Kevin

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 …

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 …

Choosing the Perfect Tackle Box for Your Fishing Adventures

May 13, 2024 | 🪝 Fishing Tackle Boxes | Baitshop Kevin

Every angler needs a tackle box to keep their gear organized and easily accessible. But with so many options on the market, choosing the right one can be overwhelming. This guide will help you narrow down your choices and select …

The Ultimate Guide to Rod & Reel Care

April 30, 2024 | 🪝 Fishing Rods | Baitshop Kevin

Love reeling in the big ones? Keeping your rod and reel in top shape is the key to a successful (and frustration-free) fishing adventure. Here’s everything you need to know to make your gear last a lifetime. Cleaning Up After …

Dialing in Your Drag

April 29, 2024 | 🪝 Fishing Reels | Baitshop Kevin

Ever feel like Goldilocks when it comes to drag pressure? Too loose and fish throw hooks, too tight and they snap the line. This guide unravels the mysteries of drag settings, helping you find the perfect balance for a successful …

Picking the Perfect Braid: A Guide to Braided Fishing Line

April 18, 2024 | 🪝 Braided Fishing Lines | Baitshop Kevin

Braided fishing line offers incredible strength and sensitivity compared to traditional monofilament lines. But with so many options available, choosing the right braid can feel overwhelming. This guide will help you navigate the world of braided lines and select the …

Maryland Welcomes a New Fallfish Fishing Champion with Record Catch

April 5, 2024 | 🪝 Fishing News | Baitshop Kevin

Westernport angler, Blake Cronk, has reeled in a whopper, not just any whopper, but a Maryland state record fallfish! This impressive catch, weighing in at a hefty 3.2 pounds, dethrones the previous record of 3.0 pounds set in June 2023. …