Hot Fishing How-Tos

How To: Use a spinning reel for sea fishing

Mark The Shark is educating any outdoor enthusiast as to how to use his a spinning reel when fishing. After establishing a spinning reel is what you are using, it is best to adjust the tension of the line using the drag wheel. The drag wheel is a dial that can usually be found on the top of the reel, and it turns clockwise to increase tension and counterclockwise to decrease tension. Once the tension is adjusted properly for what you are fishing, it is time to cast. To begin, you should open ...

How To: Fish for bass using the flicker shad bait

Big surprises come in little packages, and that's certainly the case with this flicker shad bait. This flicker shad has been proven to attract bass or any fish that feeds on shad, so if you want to learn more, watch as Wade Bourne of MyOutdoorTV shows you how to fish a flicker shad.

How To: Rig a saltwater fishing pole

Take your fishing line and run it through the guides on the fishing pole. Of course, for you beginners, start at the bottom as the line in on the reel and work up. While doing this, release your bail. After you have finished running the line, pull the bail back over. This keeps the line from running out. Now we are going to do a overhand loop by making a loop which doubles the line. Make an overhand knot, about 8 inches up from the lower loop. You will twist the loop and then run the double l...

How To: Rig a crankbait

In this Outdoor Recreation video tutorial you will learn how to rig a crankbait. It is so named because it floats on the water and does nothing until the crank is turned. The turning of the crank provides the action to the bait and attracts fish to it. To rig it, there is an attachment point on the diving lip of the crankbait; it can be a small hole for the line to be passed through or a split ring to attach the line. Tie the line to the lip with a clinch knot and you are in business. In case...

How To: Load fly fishing line on a rod and reel

Want to go fly fishing but lack the necessary technical know-how when it comes to the sport's specialized equipment? Never you fear, brave pescador(a): with this fly fisherman's how-to, you'll learn how to load fly fishing lide on a rod and reel. When loading fly fishing line on a rod and reel, pull the leader out to get down to the fly line, and pull the line through the guides so that the line will cast properly. Learn how to pull the entire length of the leader through the tip guide with h...

How To: Throw a cast net very easily

Eddie Newman explains how to throw a cast net in to a body of water in order to catch fish. His process is to first put the rope on your right hand attaching it to your wrist, then gather up the rope in your hand, grab the top of the net, then wrap the top of the net around your hand so that you are holding it about a foot down. Then grab the weights and lay them in your fingers, you are now ready to throw. Put the net on your right side and throw, your right hand should cross over your left ...

How To: Tie the Yarn Strike Indicator for fly fishing

Check out this video and learn how to tie a great Yarn Strike Indicator with Alain Barthelemy. This fly has been a staple at Trout Predator Online since the beginning, and was chosen as fly of the month for December 2007. When winter comes around and the dry flies dry up, this is a great way to hold your nymphs up.

How To: Tie the Easiest Loop Knot for Fishing

A loop knot can be used to attach most fishing lures and all hooks and flies. A loop allows greater action of the lure or fly and always ensures the line will pull straight down the shaft. With knots that cinch tight agains the eye of the hook, the may move off to one side causing it not to pull straight.

How To: Work a spinner bait

In this tutorial, we learn how to work a spinner bait. This has a head as the weight, then the hook underneath the head and skirt. On the other side of the safety pin, there is who flat blades for murky waters. These help with sun reflection. This is a very versatile type of bait that helps you fish in murky waters. Bass will attack it as soon as they see it, helping you catch more fish. There is a lot of equipment on this, so it takes the bass a little while to get a hold of it. To ensure yo...

How To: Tie a double surgeon's knot w/ a knot tying animation

Learn how to tie the Double Surgeon's Knot for fishing. This animated knot tying tutorial is the best you'll find. With this knot tying how to, you can tie the Double Surgeon's Knot fast or slow, or pause it at every step along the way. Learn to tie knots for your next fishing trip. Tie a double surgeon's knot w/ a knot tying animation.

How To: Tie a blood fisherman's knot (barrel knot)

What's the easiest way to adjoin two fishing lines? The blood knot. And no, you're not going to cut yourself, that's not why it's called the "blood" knot. It's also referred to as the Barrel knot, and is usually used for monofilament nylon lines. Wade Bourne of MyOutdoorTV will show you how to tie the blood knot.

How To: Make homemade catfish dough bait

To prepare homemade catfish bait out of dough, you will need the following ingredients: gloves, a bowl, 2 slices of dried bread, 1/2 cup to 1 cup of peanut butter, honey, garlic, onion powder, liquid smoke, and flour.

How To: Easily rig a float or slip bobber rig

If you've never fished before, you may not know all the different ways to help you catch the best looking and biggest fish. There's more to having a fishing rod and string. In this tutorial, you'll find out how to easily rig a float or slip a bobber rig. It's easy to do and will help you out when on a boat or on land. Good luck and enjoy!

How To: Perform a float fishing cast properly

Float fishing is one of the most popular types of fishing, and the art of casting the pole properly as a part of it is much debated. This video features a professional fisherman demonstrating the techniques he using for casting properly while float fishing. Master these and you are sure to catch more fish and have much more enjoyable days on the water.

How To: Tie a sliding Snell fisherman's knot

Know your knots! Learn to tie a sliding Snell fisherman's knot with this free video guide. When tying the sliding snell fishing knot, it's like tying the common snell, but you'll be adding an extra line. The knot is easy to tie provided, of course, you know how to go about making it. For an easy-to-follow, step-by-step overview of how to tie this useful fisherman's knot in a minute's time or less, watch this free video knot tyer's guide.

How To: Tie a bowline fishing knot

Know your knots! With this free video tutorial, you'll learn how to tie a bowline knot. The great thing about a bowline knot is that no matter how much tension is applied, it will always slip back out when you want it to. The knot is easy to tie provided, of course, you know how to go about making it. For an easy-to-follow, step-by-step overview of how to tie this useful fisherman's knot in a minute's time or less, watch this free video knot tyer's guide.

How To: String a roller-guided fishing pole

Learn from Captain Mark the Shark, an expert in charter fishing, how to string a roller-guided fishing pole. When stringing a roller-guided fishing pole, make sure that the line goes through the middle of both rollers. Discover why spinning rods have more guides than a roller with help from this professional fishing trainer.

How To: Put on a fishing bob

Bobbers are great fishing tools. Not only do bobbers keep your line above water, they also bob up and down in the water when you've caught something, so you know when to reel it in. In this tutorial, you will learn how to attach and use a bobber. Bobbers, or floats, have buttons on top that can be depressed and attached to the line by a hook. In this video you will learn to adjust the depth when using a fishing bobber with help from a commercial fisherman.

How To: Use bobbers for deep sea fishing

Bobbers are a very important part of fishing. Bobbers allow you to keep track of your line and know exactly when you catch something. In fishing, a bobber keeps the bait on the surface and away from the bottom, and when a fish bites the bobber will pull down. In this tutorial, find out how to set up a fishing rod to use a bobber with help from a fishing trainer.

How To: Tie double fishing line

Attention fishing junkies! In this video learn how to tie a double fishing line with help from charter fishing expert Mark the Shark. Tie a double fishing line by making 30 turns with the line before tying the line off. Learn with this video demonstration the importance of a double fishing line, as well as the importance of keeping the fishing line taut.

How To: Throw a cast net whlie sitting, from a kayak

In this how-to video, you will learn how to throw a cast net while sitting down. Take your index finger, middle finger, ring finger, and pinky in order to throw. This counts for about a third of the lid. Take the other end with your weaker hand. Once this is done, you just simply toss it. If you are sitting down, grab the net by the horn and half of two thirds of the way down. Make sure that a lot of net is hanging down, as it will make throwing harder and it may catch on the kayak. Viewing t...

How To: Catch a sharptooth catfish

Sharptooth catfish can be one of the most difficult to capture, especially because of their size. This particular type of fish is mainly found in parts of South Africa as well as other parts of the world. So find out how to catch a sharptooth catfish with this three part tutorial. Enjoy!

How To: Place sinkers in deep sea fishing

Mark the Shark demonstrates how to place sinkers when deep sea fishing. A trolling sinker is made for high speed trolling. A bank sinker is made for deep dropping. An egg sinker is made to slide on your line. To use the egg sinker, put it through the line, attach a swivel and tie a knot on the swivel. Next, attach the leader to the sinker and then attach your hook. You can catch a lot of bottom fish with this method. Attach the bank sinker to keep the weight on the bottom of your line. The ho...

How To: Rig a garfish for fishing swimming bait

So, you've mastered the knot tying process for fishing, and you already know how to catch bait, so now what? You need to put that live bait to good use... this animated tutorial from Marinews will show you how to rig a garfish for fishing swimming bait. Catching bait might just be as hard as baiting fish, but it's all in good fun when you kick back with a brewsky in your hands. You can learn by simply watching the bait rigging animation at a moderate speed, or if need be, click on "learn by s...

How To: Fuse two finshing lines with the blood knot

He explains how to tie a "blood knot" and what the blood knot is used for, which is joining two separated rope/string ends. He demonstrates the knot, which starts by taking the two lines and lining them up one on top of the other, so they are parallel to each other. Then, start winding one end around the other, at least 3 or 4 times. Do the same with the other loose end as well. Then, place the first end through the wound part of the two ropes where you started. You pass the other end through...

How To: Prepare for sushi and sashimi grade bluefin tuna

To prepare the tuna, start by cutting the jugular to bleed the tuna out. Cut right at the top of the gill plate and cut up toward the eyes. Do this on both sides of the tuna. Then, cut a circle around the anus to free up the guts. Go back to the gill plate and cut the membrane in the gut cavity on both sides and, with one swift pull, the head and guts come out of the tuna. Then, you will pack the core very tightly with ice to keep the core cool. It is now ready to go on the table for sushi.

How To: Tie the woolhead sculpin pattern

Flashback Max from Alaskaflyfish.net demonstrates how to tie the Woolhead Sculpin. There are many sculpin patterns around - muddler minnow, etc. - but this is one of the simpler methods, using sheep's wool. It's not a pretty thing, but they swim well and they'll be popular with the fish.

How To: Tie the Alpine Butterfly fishing knot

This shows you how to tie an Alpine Butterfly Knot. The Alpine Butterfly Knot can be tie the same way as an alpine butterfly loop. But the alpine butterfly knot makes an end loop instead of a mid-line loop by trimming the end tag. A strong loop that is easy to tie. Tie the Alpine Butterfly fishing knot.

How To: Rig a grub in fishing

There are tricks to hooking plastic baits. A fisherman will show you how easy it is to hook a grub bait in this video tutorial. Take action: push hook into nose, noting where hook should come out of bait, and push nose up over hook barbs to secure. Ron, the instructor in this how-to video from Live Strong, is a professional bass fisher and has qualified for the Bass Master Classic and has won two B.A.S.S. Western Divisionals. He has also recorded multiple top ten finishes on F.L.W. tournament...

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