Joe is an avid saltwater angler. He grew up in Washington State on the south end of Puget Sound where he first started fishing as a boy catching perch, flounder, rockfish, and occasionally salmon. Today, Joe lives in Southern California where he fishes off beaches and jetties, kayaks, and sportfishing boats. Joe writes about his saltwater adventures in the SoCal Salty blog, and for Western Outdoor News.
What's your definition of success when you're out on the water? It varies for everyone, yet there are some universal truths that should be acknowledged. Here's an insightful essay on how you can determine the success (or not) of your expedition.
The fishing tackle companies have invested millions of dollars in perfecting artificial lures that attract more than fishermen...they catch fish, too! While they can be expensive, some of these new jigs (and associated gear) are worth exploring.
To freshwater anglers, "fall turnover" refers to the time of year when the water is circulating from top to bottom and the temperature is uniform throughout. Understanding the turnover is key to successful fishing during this time of year.