Outdoor Basecamp
Mar
04

One of the most rewarding outdoor sports and favorite pastimes is fishing. Fishing has been a part of human kind since the formation of hunting and gathering societies. From there, fishing was established as a way to provide food for consumption, and it would later become a hobby and sport. During the present, fishing has evolved into a multi billion dollar recreational sport, as well as a commercial industry that would rival the recreational fishermen in revenue. There are many different types of fishing that one can participate in such as fly fishing, saltwater fishing, big game fishing, and bass fishing. One of the most popular forms of fresh water fishing is bass fishing, where one uses a variety of artificial lures to catch their game. A lure that has been a favorite of the past and increasingly popular of the present is the plastic fishing worm.

The Carolina Rig

Tips for Largemouth Bass Fishing

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Feb
25

Fishing for largemouth bass is a sport enjoyed by tens of thousands of people throughout the world. For some, this isn’t just a hobby but a way of life. People who enjoy bass fishing to the point where they earn their living doing so have countless amounts of knowledge, tips, and tricks to pass on to the novice fishermen. These men and women are out on the lake at least eight hours per day, just as any other job requires, and some are out there from dawn until dusk. Fishing for largemouth bass is not like fishing for other freshwater fish. There is much skill that is involved in largemouth bass fishing, such as knowing what lure to use and when to use them.

Worms not of the Earth

Repairing Breathable Chest Waders

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Jan
21

A leak in your expensive breathable chestwaders can be frustrating. While many companies will repair the waders for free, you may not want to wait. You can repair them at home easily.

Finding a Leak
The first thing that you must do before repairing a leak in your breathable chest waders is to find the leak in them. This can be an easy job, or a rather complicated job.

Nov
30

Anglers wanting to experience one of the finest freshwater fishing experiences in the world have a great resource close at hand. Northern pike, sometimes referred to as “water wolves” because of their razor-sharp teeth and aggressive disposition, are the fish of choice for thousands of big-fish chasers in North America and northern Europe. A big northern pike is a nasty customer at 40 inches and up to 20 pounds. It can eat another fish up to a third its own length and lay a careless angler’s hand open to the bone.

Northern pike fishing is easy in the sense that pike are willing to attack just about anything that moves through the water. Smaller pike are notably aggressive and at times attack fish far larger than they can physically eat. Older, wiser pike are another story. A big northern will live quietly for years, moving shallow in the spring to spawn or forage for prey as large as small muskrats and ducks, and at other times descend so far down in the depths that angler offerings can’t hope to reach it. A big northern pike will eat what it wants, when it wants it, and in its own time.

Nightfishing for Catfish

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Nov
26

Long after most anglers have called it a day, and the sun has disappeared behind the mountain ridges, replaced by the still, blue brilliance of the moon, a new commotion begins to take form beneath the cool surface of the lake. The heat of the summer day has finally subsided, and the lake surface, once crowded with shore fisherman, personal watercrafts and other pleasure vessels is now empty and silent. Below the blue shell of the water, the fish have decided to feed. During the day, the scorching sun pushed them further below the surface, forcing them into the cooler depths. Now, they are hungry.

Catfish are the warriors of the fresh water fish. They break rods, shred drag, snap stout fishing line, uncurl hooks, and have the ability to turn the most stout-hearted angler into a whimpering child. Warning: catfish are not for the light-hearted. These trophy catfish are available in many waters; from river to ponds, lakes to streams, catfish are abundant and willing to challenge anyone enthusiastic enough to dip their pole into the water. Night fishing seems to bring out the best in catfish as the swim out from the day-time hiding places in search of food. Bring on the fishing opportunity!

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