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Fish catching tips

fishing-200x148Q. It 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?
–Fishless Dylan, Indianapolis, Ind.

A. You need some serious angling help, Fishless, so I went to a serious angler for advice. I recently ran into Jimbo Meador, an expert angler with Legacy Paddlesports and former Orvis fishing guide, and asked him your question. Check out this video to learn from the master:


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46 Comments on Fish catching tips

  1. Go with Rapala lures.Best lures of this brand:Skitter Pop,Husky Jerk, and the Skitter Prop. If you are using Soft baits, choose the Gary Yamoto Double tail grub in a dark color.It can be deadly on a wide gap jig head.cast this towards the bank and you have yourself the perfect combo.

  2. cowboysfan#1 // February 9, 2009 at 6:37 pm // Reply

    my very first fish was a 3 pound catfish.

  3. i just got a conue for christmas does anyone know of a good place in Washington
    that would be a good conuing lake???

  4. i fish for trout and i like to use power bait also i put big globs of it on the hook they go crazy over it!!!

  5. fishing andcamping boyz // February 3, 2009 at 5:44 pm // Reply

    We love catching and eating Fish

  6. baby king 21 // February 3, 2009 at 5:34 pm // Reply

    I went fishing at Lake Powll and i caught three catfish one bass and also i caught a carp just by scoping it up with a net. And The bait is dead minos,corn chips, chetos and popcorn.Then I cooked them up by making a fire with my army sweadish firesteel and they were so good!

  7. I caut a 5 lb. bass on a mini fines worm. I have also caut bunches of bluegill on this bait.

  8. On a 3 hour Fishing trip I caught 19 fish, mostly red grouper.

  9. senkow the fishin man // January 31, 2009 at 11:31 am // Reply

    Buddy dont listen to them all you need to do is try varaious types of baits and see what works and what doesnt. I suggest you use corn, bread, hotdogs,red worms for bass and pan fish. Stink Baits/Dough Balls,Chicken Livers should be used for catfish. and always try diffrent lures diffrent seasons. I ounce tried a skitter pop and i got a 28 inch bass it was huge. (when useing a lure make sure it looks real i sugest rapala . they cost alot but the will pay off)

  10. in the delta use a whole anchovie w/ two hooks on each side head and tail make sure you have 50 pound test our you line will snap oh, make sure you wrap the hooks around the anchovie keep the drag open so you can hear the the reel, when you cast keep the drag closed … i catch usely stripe bass or catfish the bigest ive catched was at least 19 to 28 inch stiped bass

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