9 Best Sailfish Lures and Baits

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Popular fishing methods for sailfish include pitching live bait, drift fishing with live bait and trolling artificial lures. Drifting with live bait is the best way to catch a large number of sailfish is one day. This article will discuss the best baits, lures, and fishing techniques to catch sailfish. Sailfish are one of the … Read more

27 Best Mahi Mahi Lures and Fishing Tips

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My favorite type of fish to catch is, “mahi-mahi baby”! That is what we usually say during the excitement of catching mahi-mahi. These are tropical fish that seasonally migrate thousands of miles each year. Mahi-mahi are also called the dolphinfish or dorado in Portuguese. These bright colored¬†carnivores are the fastest-growing fish in the world, growing … Read more

27 Best Crappie Lures and Best Crappie Bait

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Crappie fishing has come a long way since minnows on a float being the preferred method to catch crappie. Crappie has become a highly desirable sportfish that are a blast to catch on light tackle and are a good fish to keep for dinner. Black crappie and white crappie are the only two types of … Read more

17 Best Tarpon Fishing Lures and Baits

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Some charter captains spend their whole career only fishing for tarpon. People do this because fishing for tarpon is both challenging and exciting. Tarpon are found in both the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. Most tarpon travel south of the United States during the winter months. Some tarpon remain in the US year-round. … Read more

12 Best Arctic Grayling Fishing Lures

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Arctic Grayling are really cool fish and are known as the sailfish of the salmon. Native grayling are found in rivers, streams, and lakes in Alaska, Canada and Montana, and Michigan. Many other states have introduced Arctic Graying. These fish are fun to catch using light spinning tackle and fly gear. Arctic Grayling are known … Read more

15 Best Boat Anchors and Best Fishing Anchor Types

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As a charter boat captain, I frequently anchor in 300 plus feet of water. Having the proper anchor setup saves time and frustrations on the water. If the anchor does not hold or slides when setting the anchor it results in extra work and lost fishing time. Fishing boat anchors hold the boat over the … Read more

9 Best Salmon Fishing Lures for The Great Lakes

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Lake Michigan and Lake Ontario have large populations of king salmon and coho salmon. Lake Huron started stocking Atlantic salmon starting in 2013 and also has steelhead and lake trout. In Lake Erie, there is mostly steelhead but occasional coho salmon get caught. This article focuses on catch freshwater salmon in the great lakes. If … Read more

17 Best Salmon Fishing Lures and Salmon Baits

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There are five different types of salmon that can all be caught from a boat or from shore. The style of fishing and type of lure to use vary depending on location and type of salmon being targeted. Trolling for salmon, mooching for salmon and fishing for salmon in rivers and streams will be discussed … Read more

16 Best Downriggers

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Downriggers allow anglers to troll with fishing lures and baits up to 400 feet deep. As a charter captain, I have used downriggers to catch salmon, wahoo, king mackerel, halibut, rockfish, lingcod, and sharks. I have used both electric and manual downriggers. In the great lakes, I have used downriggers to catch king salmon, coho … Read more

10 Best Trolling Motor Batteries 2020

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A good trolling motor battery is durable and can store a large amount of charge. How much a battery can store is measured in amp-hours.¬† I have highlighted there values in bold throughout the article. Battery weight is important when using small boats where it must be loaded and unloaded for each use.¬† For more … Read more