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Understanding Sonar and the use of Fish Finders - Part 3 of 3

December 8th, 2009 Ivo Posted in Boating, Trolling, Viewer Questions No Comments »

We made it to part 3 of understanding fish finders and sonar. In this article, we will uncover more advantages to using fishing finders (sonar) and help you catch more fish! Read the rest of this entry »


Understanding Sonar and the use of Fish Finders - Part 2 of 3

December 1st, 2009 Ivo Posted in Boating, Trolling, Viewer Questions No Comments »

In this article, let’s review the use of fish finders (sonar) for structure, which is actually a “key” to catching more fish! This post is a continuation of Understanding Sonar and the use of Fish Finders. Read the rest of this entry »


Understanding Sonar and the use of Fish Finders - Part 1 of 3

November 26th, 2009 Ivo Posted in Boating, Trolling, Viewer Questions No Comments »

Viewer Question: “I would like to see a series of information on understanding sonar. I know fish are arches, however actually the arch size is determined by how long the fish is under the sonar beam. i.e.: the faster the boat is going the shorter the arch.

What about when the fish is right or left of center of the beam will the fish look smaller? Should one be looking for just fish or both fish and structure? You could probably have dozens of sonar topics. Thanks for listening” - Bruce Read the rest of this entry »


Trolling the River for Striped Bass

October 8th, 2008 Ivo Posted in Boating, New Fishing Lure, Saltwater Fishing, Trolling, Viewer Questions, Viper Spoon No Comments »

Viewer Question: “Hi. I am going striper fishing on the St-John River and I will be trolling the river. Is there a certain speed to troll and what would you say would be best to troll with? Oh, by the way, this is my first time bass (striper) fishing – is there a certain place to troll? For example, near shore? Thank you. ” - Charlie Read the rest of this entry »


The Keys to Finding Those Great Fishing Spots

September 26th, 2008 Ivo Posted in Boating, Drifting, Fish Catching Basics, Shore Fishing, Top Water Fishing, Trolling, Viewer Questions No Comments »

Viewer Question: “To all the gang at Thundermist Lures, I have been following your web site for a while now and have learned a lot. My question is; when fishing from shore, what clues can you look for on the surface that will give you an idea of what Read the rest of this entry »


Fishing Underwater Humps, Shoals, and Structure - Part 2

September 16th, 2008 Ivo Posted in Boating, Drifting, Fish Catching Basics No Comments »

The best times to fish the top of a hump/shoal are early mornings, early evenings, cloudy days, or windy days. Although you may find the odd fish at high noon, on a calm sunny day sitting on the top of a shoal/hump, it’s certainly not prime time & these fish will be few & far in between. Read the rest of this entry »