Ice fishing is basically catching fish using hooks or spears in frozen water bodies. It is a fishing sport or hobby that is usually undertaken at the beginning and towards the end of the winter season. Ice fishing is yet to become a fully accepted sport in the angling community, but the few anglers who indulge in it say it is a fun and exciting winter outdoor activity.
A new angler may find ice fishing quite tedious at first. The freezing weather, digging through rock hard ice and trying to guess where the fish is may not count as fun on day one. Nevertheless, knowledge on the ice fishing sport and a little resilience is all it takes to finally enjoy the new challenge.Continue reading
Taking the boat out for a ride, either for fishing purposes or recreation is an activity usually done in pairs or in groups. Apart from getting the job done in an easier and more efficient manner, it also allows for a perfect way to establish close bonds with people whom you share common interests with. Moreover, a lot of people find it rather scary and risky to go out on the sea without people who would serve as their “buddy”. While this is the belief that’s commonly held among boat owners and/or fishing enthusiasts alike, the reality is there are some moments where you simply can’t find company, yet either want or feel the need to go out and explore the seas on your own. Should this end up being the case, you would have to learn how to launch a boat by yourself.
Unbeknownst to a lot of people, this could be done fully on your own. Besides trying your hardest to conquer the fear that comes with trying to do so, there are also a lot of things you have to keep in mind, but is something that's easy for you to learn and with constant practice, get used to.
The other day I was thinking about how much fishing lures and spincast reels cost to replace when I lose or break them. I also thought of how great it would be to customize my fishing lures and create entirely different, possibly better artificial fishing bait. I did some research and discovered that commercial molds and plastics are also relatively expensive. I was in desperate need for an alternative. What I came up with works so well and can be made from cheap, readily available household items including plastic and recycled materials.