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Well, it's the time of year to get your cobia tackle ready, because they will be showing up very soon! Last year, we saw the first schools arrive in the area during the last two weeks of April.
Whether alive, dead, or artificial — hard crankbaits or soft plastic imitations — you can catch a lot of fish, and lots of different species from tiny bream to massive catfish and bass, using crawfish for bait.
On ocean and estuary, mismatched tackle falls into the hands of far too many anglers. Creating a rod and reel combination starts with the line. The first step centers on determining the breaking strength of the line with which you want to fish.
At 60 years old I still remember my first rod and reel—shiny and silver, with a big red bow on the package.
While fishing on the kayak, most people find themselves in some cold early mornings or some serious mid-day heat, however some hardcore anglers fish all year long and find themselves in some of the harsher winter conditions and need to take extra precautions.
Every season in fishing has a certain magic temperature or weather associated with it. The fall kicks off with that first cool front. Winter sets in around mid December with water temperatures falling into the 50s or much lower depending upon your region of the country, cold rains, snow, ice, north winds, and grey skies. Within each of these seasons there seems to be a certain day or week in which we feel the turn has happened and a new season is upon us.
Large kingfish, thirty pounders and up, are called smokers. They earned this name from the screaming sound of the reel while the line is taking off at top speeds and literally smoking the drag.
When I asked how I got started hunting, I will tell you a story about a farm raised tom girl who always tried to beat the boys at everything. This goes back as far back as kindergarten.
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