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How to Raise Wild Shiners

The golden shiner is among the most abundant species of fish in North America. It has become a food source for large freshwater game fish and for commercial farms. Due to its easily identified vibrant scales, this minnow is used by anglers to lure large fish into striking their lines. Golden shiners

Sandhill Crane Hunting in Canada

There are five sandhill crane subspecies, but the most common is the canadensis crane. The current sandhill crane population is about 500,000, and the canadensis subspecies represents 450,000 members of the total population. The sandhill can grow to a length of 4 feet, and live up to 20 years. The b

How to Find Big Bass

Catching a big bass that can be hung on the wall will guarantee bragging rights for years to come. Finding the big bass is a mixture of science, luck, experience and knowledge. Big bass tend to congregate in areas containing common structural characteristics. Fishermen search for these locales, and

How to Tie the Signature Series Intruder Fly

The signature series Intruder fly is primarily used to catch steelhead trout and salmon; however, it is also known to catch trout, bass and other game fish. The Intruder fly is narrow-bodied and made of soft materials that move very nicely under water. For any fisherman it is important to know how t

Trout Fishing in Crawford County, Pennsylvania

Located in northwest Pennsylvania, Crawford County is home to many rivers and streams populated with trout. Pennsylvania has developed an extensive trout management program, and its activities extend to Crawford County. Many streams and lakes are stocked with hatchery steelhead, brook, brown and rai

Harmful Bacteria in a Fish Tank

Fish tanks contain not only good bacteria that break down ammonia into nitrates, but sometimes harmful bacteria as well. Harmful bacteria often cause diseases in fish that can lead to death if left untreated. Thoroughly cleaning your fish tank and equipment every week and putting new fish in a quara

Tips for Steelhead Fly Fishing

Steelehead fishing tests even the best angler's skills.fishing image by brelsbil from Fotolia.comFly fishing for steelhead has grown into one of angling's greatest challenges. The unwillingness of steelhead to feed during winter months draws fisherman into icy waters to test their skills....

Learn How To Improve Your Fishing Game Today!

Fishing is an ancient sport enjoyed by people of all cultures. It provides a great excuse to spend some quality time with mother nature. It can be done in group, or alone. Read on for ...

Salt Water Fishing in BC, Canada

From the Pacific Coast of British Columbia, favored saltwater species include salmon, followed by halibut, lingcod, rockfish, crab and prawns. In the sport fishery, anglers purchased over 250,000 Tidal Water Sport Fishing Licences. The Pacific region's commercial fishery value exceeded $218 million

How to Maintain a Penn Spinning Reel

The Penn Fishing Tackle Company has been producing quality fishing reels since 1932. To ensure the continued smooth operation and reliability of your reel, it needs regular maintenance. Penn Reels should be cleaned after each use to protect against the corrosive effects of saltwater. They also must

How to Bait With Chum

Chumming for fish is the process of spreading fish parts in the water to use as bait for catching other fish. Chumming for fish permeates a section of the fishing area with the smell of bait that attracts fish. Chumming draws in both baitfish that feed off the chum, and larger fish that feed off the

How to Keep Maggots Alive Longer

The maggot is considered a pest by most but many anglers use the cream colored larva as bait. Storing the maggots in a live condition is possible in a temperature-controlled setting. The maggots eventually die and the angler must monitor the health to ensure the maggots are lively before fishing. Ex

Northern Pike Habits

The northern pike, according to the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission website, is one of four members of the Esocidae family living in North America. A predator equipped with many sharp teeth, the northern pike is an aggressive hunter, a trait that anglers use to their advantage to catch these f

Animals Living in the Coral Reef

Although coral reefs cover only 1 percent of the ocean floor, they contain 25 percent of the ocean's life and are the world's largest living structures. These expansive limestone structures are themselves living organisms that establish symbiotic relationships with many of their residents. Coral ree

Common Stream Minnows

The common carp is the largest and most widespread of the minnow species.carp on Steroids image by Christine from Fotolia.comMinnows are common in lakes, streams and ponds all over the world. They are a vital part of the food chain, as they are an important food source for larger fish,...

Fishing for Tuna - This is What You Need To Know

It's not hard to crave for some tuna. Capturing one however, may be more difficult. As a matter of fact, those who are into fishing for tuna are either in it for the game or ...

Difference Between Oysters & Mussels

Oysters and mussels are both bivalve mollusks. They have similar appearances and share some of the same traits. However, they are still different animals and therefore have varying properties that set each other apart. These differences are spread across all attributes, from where they live to the r

Different Kinds of Fishing Nets

Fishing nets are made from a mesh of thin threads woven together. They are typically made from a synthetic material, such as nylon or polyethylene, but natural silk or wool nets are also available.

Ice Fishing Tips for Smelt

Smelt are known to be easy to net and bountiful during their annual runs in rivers. Catching them through the ice is more difficult if you don't know what the smelt like or where to look for them.

Freshwater Fishing in Maryland

Maryland's freshwater fishing may occasionally be eclipsed by the outstanding tidal and saltwater resources of the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean. But to underestimate the fishing in the state's lakes and streams would be a mistake. Offering everything from fly fishing for native brown trout to d