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EDITORIAL: WHY DO YOU KILL HATCHERY FISH?!!

Posted 5 years ago

Browsing over the interaction prompted from a recent picture we posted on our page, the question was posed “Why do you guys out west kill all of your hatchery fish?” I paused, immediately a little defensive. That question gets at me. I love fish. I love fishing. I don’t mindlessly kill fish without a good reason.  It makes sense however though that in other regions of the country the hatchery vs. native fish conversation is a foreign concept. They aren’t familiar with the balance (or imbalance) with which we have managed our rivers and fisheries. In the Pacific Northwest we live in...

Reel Tech | Reel Maintenance & more

Posted 5 years ago

Today I’d like to introduce a company that excels in quality, customer service and prompt, professional service.Fishing Addicts has worked with  The Reel Tech a few times to get standard maintenance work done on reels. We approached him simply because we were aware of his business and had heard good endorsements of The Reel Tech coming from fellow anglers. We were happy to find out that John was every bit as dependable and professional as we had heard, and that he seemed to go the extra mile to ensure that our reel maintenance was top-notch.He does not only expert reel...

Texas? Away up North here?

Posted 5 years ago

If you’re relatively new to Bass fishing, you have probably heard of or tried fishing with ‘soft plastics.’ What some folks have mistakenly referred to as ‘a rubber worm’ has exploded into an amazing variety of lifelike and/or bizarre-looking soft baits that appeal to fish for various reasons and under various conditions. One thing is common to all soft plastic baits: If you rig them properly, you can penetrate deep into ‘snaggy’ cover and present the bait to fish that would never see other categories of baits because they feature treble hooks or exposed hooks.From Left to Right among the...

Tournaments? That’s Just For The Pros, Right?

Posted 5 years ago

Bob with a brute! Okay admit it: You’ve watched those Bass fishing T.V. shows, and when all those competitors with their fancy boats and gear blasted off to their secret honey holes you thought, ‘I’ll never do anything like that. That’s just for experts and professionals. Besides, fishing is for fun, not frantically casting and trying to make money.’Well it’s true, anything can be taken to an extreme and as far as I’m concerned if you’re not having fun, you’re not really fishing. But if there is one thing I have learned in decades of Bass fishing, the smartest thing...

Learning to Love the Spawn|Bass Fishing

Posted 5 years ago

A lot of things have changed since the beginning of time! The human kinds first fishing pole was a giant stick with some woven string! Intellegence of men has grown with the growth of the earth. Mankind has made great technological leaps, but his limited understanding of the weather, especially when it influences water temperature and Bass spawning, can be one of the greatest hurdles for a Bass fisherman.The first thing to do, regarding the spawn, is to forget the calendar. Months of the year can be a good general indicator, but weather cycles have their own, often totally unpredictable,...

Tuna Fishing out of Ilwaco - Pacific Ocean

Posted 5 years ago

A day of some epic tuna fishing in the pacific ocean. Over 40 fish caught with multiple doubles and triples on. We used a ton of techniques for catching the tuna ranging from trolling, then live bait and jigging.We saw whales and sharks while we were out 40+ miles off land. Great day with a great captain.Music By: Gene Louis & The Brave Ones- "Petty Thief" http://genelouismusic.com/

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