Author Archives: Baitshop Sarah

A Pan-Fried Walleye Dish You’ll Make Again and Again

May 26, 2024 | 🪝 Eats | Baitshop Sarah

Walleye makes a delicious dish that you and yours will enjoy. Try is pan-fried recipe that is sure to delight even the pickiest of eaters. Ingredients: 4 fresh walleye fillets 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon garlic …

Catching Spring Bass as They Come Off the Bed

Finding and catching largemouth bass during the immediate post-spawn phase presents a challenge for anglers. After enduring the rigors of spawning, these bass seek recovery and sustenance in their natural habitat, making them elusive targets. Understanding their behavior and habitat …

Why Polarized Sunglasses Are Essential for Fishing

May 13, 2024 | 🪝 Fishing Safety | Baitshop Sarah

Every angler knows the frustration of battling the sun’s glare on the water. It makes it nearly impossible to see what’s lurking beneath the surface, hindering your ability to spot fish and navigate hazards. This is where polarized sunglasses become …

Indiana Angler Reels in Record Perch

May 13, 2024 | 🪝 Fishing News | Baitshop Sarah

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 …

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 …

The Gentle Way to Add Split Shot

May 1, 2024 | 🪝 Fishing Sinkers | Baitshop Sarah

Split shot can be a helpful tool for float fishing, but traditional methods can damage your line. Here’s a clever technique to add split shot gently, minimizing weak spots: What You’ll Need: Split shot (non-toxic recommended) Pliers or fishing tool …

9 Essential Fishing Boat Safety Checks for a Fun-Filled Summer

May 1, 2024 | 🪝 Fishing Boats | Baitshop Sarah

Hitting the water for the first fishing boat trip? Hold on, captain! Before you cast off, ensure a smooth and safe adventure by giving your boat a thorough once-over. Here’s a checklist to make sure your vessel is ready to …

Circle Hooks and Lever Drag Reels: A Match Made in Fishing Heaven

April 29, 2024 | 🪝 Circle Hooks | Baitshop Sarah

Don’t be fooled by their seemingly different styles – circle hooks and lever drag reels are a perfect tag team for anglers who want to improve their catch rate and protect fish health. The Lever Drag Advantage Gone are the …

Mastering the Jig: Essential Techniques for Every Angler

April 28, 2024 | 🪝 Fishing Lures | Baitshop Sarah

Jigs are a favorite among anglers for a reason – they’re versatile, easy to use, and effective for a wide range of fish. They can be your secret weapon for bass, walleye, and even saltwater species. But to unlock their …

Master the Modified Albright Knot

April 26, 2024 | 🪝 Fishing Knots | Baitshop Sarah

The Modified Albright knot reigns supreme when it comes to connecting braided lines to leaders made of fluorocarbon or monofilament. This knot offers exceptional strength and is a trusted choice for both inshore and offshore anglers battling tough saltwater fish. …