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PowerBait or mealworms for fishing?

powerbait-200x148My dad and I go fishing a lot. We used to use PowerBait but we just didn’t catch anything. So we started using mealworms and we caught much more. But the next time we went fishing and the other fishermen were saying the fish were biting the PowerBait! My dad and I love catching trout but we don’t know what bait is best for that?

Simple, cheap fly rod

Q. Hey Gear Guy, I’ve been bass fishing for a couple years now but I really wanna get into fly fishing too. My friends say it’s really expensive—so can you recommend a simple, cheap fly rod and reel to get me started?

Barbless fishing hooks

Q. Dear Gear Guy, Where can you find unbarbed fishing hooks? I keep on catching pumpkin seed fish, and they have sharp teeth. I think unbarbed hooks would help.

8 Fishing Knots to Know

Can you imagine going fishing without knowing how to tie an improved clinch knot? Or a double surgeon's loop? Neither can we.

Buy a boat on a budget

Q. Guy Gear, I want a boat that is less than 8 feet and no smaller than a five-horsepower motor. The problem: My budget is $500. Do you have any ideas?

Pee Wee’s Ice Fishing Adventure

200x148_icefishYour mission is simple: Catch Fish! Pee Wee is on his own for this challenge ... except for that hungry polar bear. Catch a certain number of fish to advance to the next level, but do it before the temperature drops.

Fish catching tips

fishing-200x148It feels like I'm the only one who doesn't get fish when I go fishing with anyone. How can I make sure I'm not the only one not bringing home fish?

How to tie basic fly-fishing knots

flyknot-200×148.jpgFly fishermen depend on knots and must know how to tie several different knots properly. Here's how to tie some of the more common fly-fishing knots.

Make your own minnow trap

Make a minnow trapYou're ready for fishing. You've got everything ... but bait. And no cash to buy any. Well, forget throwing money at minnows. Gather your own! It's simple with this easy-to make trap.

Fishing tips and secrets

fishing1vid.jpgIn the first of a series of fishing videos, FLW Pro Angler Clark Wendlandt discusses some basic tips to help you start catching fish.

How to Fish in a Stream Pool

stream_thumb.jpgIn stream fishing, 90 percent of the fish are found in 10 percent of the water. Here’s how to find out where that is.

Fly-Fishing

fly-fishing.jpgFly-fishing is a specialized form of fishing that combines skill and artistry. Because it is so rich with tradition, it is a passion for millions of people. The beauty of the water, the solitude, and the skills that the sport requires have made fly-fishing very important in the lives of many notable people.

Fishing

fishing.jpg In Scouting for Boys, Baden-Powell offers this advice: "Every Scout ought to be able to fish in order to get food for himself. A tenderfoot [beginner] who starved on the bank of a river full of fish would look very silly, yet it might happen to one who had never learned to catch fish."