When it comes to ice fishing, many anglers swear by using tip-ups. These simple yet effective tools improve your efficiency in fishing exponentially. By setting your tip-up to the desired depth, you can leave it to patiently fish for various species under the ice; but before you…
A kayak that is rigged for fishing is the best option as a small fishing vessel. The canoe has application in this role, but the purpose-built fishing kayak has advantages such as stability, hands-free propulsion, maneuverability, and versatility that make it the better option.
The best time of the day to fish is before sunrise and at sunset. Fish are at their most active as the sun rises and the sun is about to set between 4.30 to 8 am and between 5 and 7 pm. Usually, there is a lot of insect and aquatic prey activity at these times, helping lures blend in.
Keeping your fishing line tight in wind, current, and more requires proper line attachment and correct drag setting on the reel. Regularly changing line, right lure weight, correct lure position, casting downwind, casting with the current, and keeping excess line off the reel as short as possible.
You can use a jigging rod for bottom fishing. Although it is not typically used for bottom fishing, most jigging rods will work perfectly. The best length jigging rod for bottom fishing would be a 5’8-7’, light to medium weight graphite rod with good flexibility fitted with a spinning reel.
The phases of The Moon can affect fishing success. This is due in large part to how the moon affects the tides. However with the increase in light during a full moon, if in a cloudless sky of course, then there are other factors to consider. So…
Rising and falling tides are statistically the best tides to fish. Rising tides bring cooler waters, and increases in oxygen, outgoing tides will take bait and nutrients out to fish
Happy Fish farm is a converted fish farm close to Tin Shui Wai in the New Territories of Hong Kong. It stocks Carp, Tilapia, Catfish and Pacu. You can hire fishing gear or bring your own. The cost is about 100 Hong Dollars to fish, or 230 HKD with bait and rod hire ( including a 100 HKD returnable deposit)
You can use a baitcaster reel for drop shot fishing. This rig may not give the same feel as a dedicated rig but can be used for this fishing method. The main issue with a baitcaster is the rate the line comes off the spool, which may be a little slow if you need to get your rig down deep fast.
Drop shot fishing is a simple to rig, effective method to target fish using lightweight fishing equipment. The method aims presents baits naturally, both by having them fall through the water and then stay elevated from the bottom. It is possible to both vertical and cast fish using this method.