Here is a pretty good video from a "gravel pit in Oxfordshire". Tons of useful information for pike fishermen or anyone fishing with dead bait. At 9 minutes its a bit long but the host is engaging. Definitely worth a look.
From N-sider.com : Famitsu has released details and screenshots on a new fishing game for Wii. Six-O Legend isn't the first fishing game for Wii, but it will be the first online fishing game. Bass Fishing Wii is being developed by Sims, the team behind the Dreamcast game Sega Bass Fishing which worked with the Dreamcast fishing rod peripheral.
The game will include six locations for bass fishing, including the Grand Canyon and Crater Lake in North America, among others. The different levels include changing seasons, weather, and time of day. There will be various gameplay modes available, such as time attack and, as previously mentioned, online. No specific details have been released regarding the online mode.
Bass Fishing Wii is currently set for a release later this year in Japan, but there is no word yet on a North American release.
On Sunday morning I headed to Montauk Point, hoping to get into some bigger fish on the North side. My plan was to hit the last hour of the outgoing and first few of the incoming. I was out the door by 2:45AM and in the lower lot of Montauk Point by 3:15AM. I geared up quickly and headed down to the North side. I had planned on parking right at the beginning or Clark's cove and then head West as the sand is very soft. I had seen a report of dirty water a few days prior so I thought I had better check it out first. One step in and I saw it was very dirty. I did not want to waste time looking for clean water so I headed back to the Devon area where I knew I had a sure thing. Like clock work the eels started popping and the bass were on them. Again, the bite lasted 15 minutes. I caught 2. Not great, but better than last weekend! I'm fishing with Bill Wetzel this coming Sunday.
I fished Acabonack harbor at 3:30AM Saturday morning (6/16). Outgoing tide very little wind from S/SW. Low tide 5:20AM. Close to a new moon. When I got to my spot, there were loads of fish popping but after 12 casts, I left. I've noticed with this spot that sometimes the fish will just not take a fly and its useless to keep trying. I could have tried a bigger fly as that has worked in the past but had them in my car so I decide to move to the next spot. I have fished this area a lot over the past 4 years and have never really had any big fish so I was not motivated to keep trying. I headed over to the Devon Yacht Club area and saw fish immediately. I caught 3 bass all 28-30". All fish were caught. on an epoxy eel tied w tan craft fur. This was the first morning I actually saw sand eels. I know they have been there, but this it the first time I have proof and they were everywhere. The bite lasted 15 minutes and then they were gone.
Learning the ins and outs of your fishing spots is a difficult task but one that will surely result in more fish caught. There are many factors to consider when trying to learn a spot such as tide, weather, bait/insect patterns, structure, etc. Take my home waters of Montauk, there are hundreds of different spots right next to each other that produce fish under different circumstances. Start with the basics, learn how to read the water and structure for a given area. There are many great books to help out on this. Next, start to understand how the tide, surf conditions, water level, flow, etc effect the spot. Next, add weather to the mix and see how that effects things. How do certain winds change things? Fishermen that have done their homework can say that they know that spot X produces fish on an outgoing tide on a new moon with 15 knots of wind from the Northeast or spot Y produces fish on the first 3 hours of incoming tide with a south west wind.
Whether you are catching fish or not, make notes about the spot you are fishing. Note the wind, weather, tide, etc. After awhile you will start to notice certain patterns which you can use in your quest to catch more fish
I'm usually looking for videos to make fun of on youtube but this one was too cute to pass up. What's amazing about this video is that the little girl immediately goes and grabs the fish! Not a second of hesitation. She earned it and she has no intention of letting it get away!
Disappointing and frustrating weekend of fishing. I got a late start on Friday night so did not think I was going to be up for a night session, so despite the weather forecast I planned for some sight fishing on Saturday. Well for anyone out on the East end of Long Island Saturday was pretty much a wash out. It was pouring for a better part of the day. While sight fishing was not an option I still wanted to hit the flats so I geared up and hit a flat near Three Mile Harbor. It was an incoming tide (mid tide) with a light East wind. The water was full of weed in close but looked OK 5 feet out. I walked and walked and eventually hit the inlet where I saw a few birds picking at bait on the opposite side out of casting range. I did not see a single fish or any bait on my side which was surprising. I made the long walk back to may car and thought I would try a spot that I was told had fish earlier.
Once at the new spot (Accononack area) I was encouraged to find clean water and some nice looking pockets. I made a few casts with an epoxy eel but felt the need to switch to something a little bigger. I grabbed for my fly box, but it was GONE. Not good news as it held all of my flats flies plus a few other standbys. I searched the area I was in as well as the one I had just left and came up empty. If someone finds them give me shout....Until then its back to the tying bench to gear up for the coming weekend.
Stripping baskets. I know some people insist on making their own but in my opinion you cant beat the Orvis stripping basket. I've had mine for 5 years. Its tough, light, and works perfectly. If you think you have a better solution, please let us know. If you fish the surf a lot, the one modification I would suggest is to drill some drainage holes....maybe even add a removable plug so you have an option.
6/3 3:45AM Montauk South side incoming tide: After a disappointing few nights on the bay side I thought I had better make a change. The weather forcast called for winds 10-15 S-SW so I thought maybe I could have a shot at some big fish in Montauk if I could find some decent whitewater. I was a little slow in waking up but managed to get out to my rock by about 3:45. The tide was slack but got going around 4:15. The winds were much lighter than expected and there were few waves. I started throwing bucktails with red pork rind, then 6" chicken scratch bomber, green SS needle, chartreuse storm wildeye then back to Mr.bucktail this time with a pink and white saltwater assassin rubber tail. Caught 1 small. Bass at around 5. Then tried poppers. I saw one other guy and am pretty sure he did not catch anything. It was good walk the south side at low tide as I was able to take some good mental notes of some spots to try later. Total bass 2007= 8