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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 »


Importance of Boat Control - Part 3 - Trolling

December 13th, 2007 Ivo Posted in Boating, Trolling No Comments »

Hello again fellow anglers. This is part three of the “importance of boat control”, where we will be concentrating on trolling. Trolling is yet another method which can be very productive and the bonus is that anyone can easily do it. Read the rest of this entry »


What is the Easiest Hand Held GPS Unit to Buy?

December 10th, 2007 Ivo Posted in Boating, Viewer Questions No Comments »

Viewer Question: “[What is the] easiest hand held GPS unit to buy? [One that] does not need bells and whistles - Gary S” Read the rest of this entry »


How to Mark a Fishing Spot Without Electronics - Using a Fishing Marker or Buoy

December 9th, 2007 Ivo Posted in Boating, Tournament Fishing, Viewer Questions 5 Comments »

Viewer Question: “Hey Ivo, I see how drifting can be a great way of finding and accessing many fish and fish species. You covered a few examples of how to “mark” a spot while drifting (GPS, and trolling motor), both seem to rely on technology. What can a starting out boater do to Read the rest of this entry »