Spearfishing California Sheephead

California Sheephead Fishing Tips + How To Cook Them

Are you having trouble catching the strong, bottom-dwelling California Sheephead? If you said yes, you are not the only one. Overview This fish can be found in Baja California, Mexico all the way up to Monterey Bay, California. Also known as sheepie, goat, sheephead, red fish, humpy and fathead, the California sheephead is a member

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How to Catch and Cook Yellowtail Kingfish

The yellowtail (kingfish) is a prized fish to catch down the coast of California and into Baja. Also known as the kingfish, yellowtail kingfish, amberjack, yellowtail jack, and king yellowtail, this fish is a member of the Carangidae family. However, anglers usually categorize them into three different species namely southern yellowtail, California yellowtail, and the

Yellowfin Tuna Fishing

Yellowfin Tuna Fishing Tips — How To Fish Thunnus albacares

Are you interested in yellowfin tuna fishing? Before we jump into how to catch them, let’s get the know this beautiful fish better. Listen to How to Spear for Tuna in SoCal on the Cast & Spear Podcast Overview This fish is also known as ahi, Allison tuna, and Pacific yellowfin.  This speedy fish has

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Chain Pickerel Fishing Tips

Chain Pickerel are some of the best fighting and tastiest freshwater fish, that is, if you can stand the teeth! These fish can be found in most creeks and bodies of water in eastern North America from Miami all the way up to the southern reaches of Canada. They are often referred to as the

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Brown Trout Fishing Tips — How to Catch Salmo trutta

  Brown trout have a special place in the hearts of anglers. This trout species originated in Europe and proliferated quickly. Lesser in number than their famous cousin the gorgeous rainbow trout, this rare fish is a treat for both veteran and novice anglers. Browns thrive in cool rivers and lakes and are common in

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Rainbow Trout Fishing Tips

Do you want to catch rainbow trout but don’t know how to? Even though it is considered to be one of the most widely distributed freshwater fish out there, it is endemic to western North America. Sea-run trout species are called steelheads. It can be found both in freshwater lakes, and it is a favorite

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How to Catch Catfish — Our Top Catfishing Tips

  Anglers have differing opinions on the best catfishing tips, from the size of tackle to be used, to baits and even hand fishing (noodling) for monsters! Overview Catfish are common freshwater fish that can pack on the weight. They can grow to massive sizes and will eat just about anything you can imagine. In

Northern Pike Fishing Tips

Northern Pike Fishing Tips (How to Catch Pike)

Northern Pike are some of the most exciting freshwater game fish to go after! They have long slender bodies and toothy powerful mouths! Make sure you don’t get your fingers mangled by pike teeth when you’re removing a hook. You might just leave the fishing day with one less digit… These fish can be found

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Walleye Fishing Tips (Rigs, Tactics, and Techniques)

Walleye fishing can be confusing. For some reason, many anglers get walleyes (stinzostedion vitreum) mixed up with some fish that aren’t even in their same family (Percidae). Did you know the walleye is the largest member of the Percidae family? Sometimes they are called other names such as yellow pike or yellow walleye. These fish

Man holding a musky fish

Muskellunge (Esox masquinongy) — Everything You Should Know

Muskellunge, or muskie, as they are commonly called, are one of the largest freshwater fish in North America. If you have ever been muskie fishing and landed one of these huge fish, you know what an adrenaline rush catching it can be. If you haven’t had the chance to go muskie fishing, you’re missing out

Bluegill Fishing Tips

Bluegill Fishing Tips — How to Catch Lepomis macrochirus

For many youngsters, the bluegill is their introduction to fishing. They are seemingly easy to catch. The larger fish put up a fairly decent fight, they taste absolutely delicious, and they can be found just about anywhere there is water. Bluegill is not a picky eater. This makes catching them on just about any bait

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Crappie Fishing Tips

Have you ever been bass or catfishing and realized you want something slightly different? Well, for many people, the answer is crappie fishing. Crappies are entertaining and delicious fish to catch! They fight hard, and it can be somewhat challenging to get to the boat from the depths of your favorite body of water. Plus,

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Chub Mackerel Fishing Guide — How to Catch and Cook

Don’t be scared. Give chub mackerel a try! Chub Mackerel (Pacific Mackerel) Facts Scientific Name: Scomber japonicus Common Name(s): Blue mackerel, chub mackerel, striped mackerel, American mackerel, Family: Scombridae Characteristics Slender torpedo-looking fish that have a dark green/blue back with wavy dark lines. It closely resembles the Atlantic chub mackerel. It has 2 dorsal fins.

Spanish Mackerel Fishing Guide For Beginners

For a successful Spanish mackerel fishing trip, start by locating where they are; you can easily spot them via diving birds. Next, string up around 28 feathers to act as a rig. Use live baits or lures such as minnow spoons, Gotcha, and plastics with jig heads. After placing your lure, slowly throw about three

Yellowfin croaker caught using a gulp camo worm

Yellowfin Croaker — How to Catch Umbrina roncador

You need to carry a light tackle for you to increase your chances of catching a yellowfin croaker. Use a 6 to 9-foot surf rod and a spinning reel with any line. Also, you can use a seven-foot Ugly Stick medium-power spinning rod and a Carolina rig. Depending on your target size, use a light

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Leopard Shark — How to Catch Triakis semifasciata

Let’s talk about shore fishing for leopard sharks. Leopard Shark Facts Common Name Leopard Shark Scientific Name (Genus and Shark Species) Triakis semifasciata Family Triakidae Identifying Characteristics They have long grey bodies with dark or black bars and spots on their backs and sides. Habitat Leopard sharks are found in the Pacific Ocean from Oregon