Hot Fishing How-Tos

How To: Tie a spinner bait on a fishing line

Spinner bait are good for attracting and catching bass when fishing. In order to have the lure and the bait working correctly when using this type of bait, you will have to attach the bait directly to the lure. This can be done using the improved fisherman knot. After threading the line through the bait, you should leave about 6-8 inches of line to tie the knot. Begin by making about 5 twists around the line and then thread the line through the hole created below the twists. After threading t...

How To: Rig a slip sinker rig for walleye fishing

The slip sinker is used with the slip sinker rig to troll bait slowly across the bottom, primarily for walleye fishing, but also it will catch catfish and other bottom-dwelling species. If you want to find out how to rig the slip sinker rig, watch and learn from Wade Bourne of MyOutdoorTV.

How To: Set up a spin cast pole for trout fishing

Trails demonstrates how to set up a spin cast pole when fishing for trout. In a traditional spin cast pole, look for an ultra light set up of 4. 5 to 5 feet long. Find a pole that has ultra light action with a 4 pound power pro and a 4 pound carbon leader. Don't go overboard with the pound test on the line with the leader material because it will make the trout shy and you will get less strikes. You can even go down to a two pound test on the leader. For trout, use small gold spoons and small...

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: Tie a fly to a fly fishing line

The most important aspect of fly fishing is the fly! In this tutorial, learn how to tie a fly to your line for fly fishing. You will learn how to attach a fly to the leader on your line. A fly isn't attached to a fly fishing line because the leader is attached to the fly line, and the fly is attached to the leader. Find out how to moisten fly line to reduce friction and strengthen the knot with help from an experienced fly fisherman in this instructional video on fly fishing equipment.

How To: Tie a clinch knot

The Clinch Knot is used to secure your fishing line to your fishing lure. In this video, learn how to tie a secure clinch knot, step by step. You can't fish without a sturdy lure, so watch the video and practice until you master the knot on your own. Once you've got it, attach your bait and you are on your way! Happy fishing!

How To: Add a mono leader to a braid fishing line

This great how-to shows clearly how to tie a length of braided line to a fluorocarbon leader. In the video, the demonstrator uses large rope so that the technique can be clearly seen. This trick has been gaining popularity in the freshwater fishing community lately in part because it helps to reduce twist and snarl, but absorbing some of the pull. Follow this super video yourself and see if the trick works for you. When you're out in your boat and you feel the tug of that big mouth bass, you'...

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: 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: Restring a fishing pole

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to restring a fishing pole. Begin by twisting off the drag cap and take off the spool. Take your fishing line and run it down the rode holes. Flip your bail up and tie a quick knot. Put it on the spool and reel it in. Hold the rope with some tension and reel it in slowly. If you reel it in too fast, the line will easily get tangled and you will have to remove or cut off the line. This video will benefit those viewers who are interested in fishing and ...

How To: Fish a two-hook panfish rig for deep-dwelling fish

The two-hook panfish rig is meant for vertical fishing under the boat in fairly deep water, for deep-dwelling fish like crappie, catfish, bluegills, and sometimes even bass. It involves two hooks hanging off the line, off droppers, to fish close to the bottom. Watch and learn as Wade Bourne of MyOutdoorTV shows you how to fish a two-hook panfish rig.

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: Make a braid to fluorocarbon knot connection

There's a popular new trick in the fishing community and that's tying a braided line to a fluorocarbon leader line. To do this, you'll need to know the proper knot, and this video will show you how to do it. With this method you will reduce some of the problems of twisting and tangling with using braid right up to your lure. Check it out. The braid helps absorb some of the pull on the line, so see if you can feel it when you go to land the big one!

How To: Avoid Wind Knots in Braided Line

Many people who use braided line complain that it gets wind knots which may have to be cut off and expensive line discarded. Almost all "wind knots" have nothing to do with the wind and are caused by user error. This video explains how to avoid those knots and start taking advantage of braided fishing line.

How To: Tie a double overhand loop fishing knot

The Double Overhand Loop is a very quick and easy way to tie a loop at the end of the line. It is not a very strong knot but it is fine for attaching a sinker. For most other applications other stronger knots are better options. The double overhand loop retains around 55 percent of the line original breaking strength. A simple and yet reliable fishing knot. Watch this video knot-tying tutorial and learn how to tie a double overhand loop fishing knot.

How To: Rig a cracked crab when fishing

If you're going out into the ocean to catch yourself a fish, you need a good source of bait, right? Worms doesn't cut. It's better to go with crab. Yup, that's right, crab. They can be the perfect bait when going out into the ocean and can bring some pretty nice sized fish. So in this tutorial, you'll be finding out how to rig a cracked crab when fishing. So good luck and enjoy!

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 lead weighted cast net

Check out this instructional fishing video with Steve Brown that demonstrates how to throw a cast net. There are several ways of throwing a cast net. This is just one way to do it. Choose the method that's most comfortable for you. Just follow the instructions in this fishing tutorial video to learn this technique for throwing a cast net. Start practicing and catch some big fish!

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 2 lures to fish at the same time

Fishing is already tough for some, especially those with not much experience. But in this next tutorial, not only can beginner's better their chances of catching soemthing, its a technique that can be done easily by most. The video will show you how to rig 2 lures to fish at the same time. It may sound difficult, and for some it is, but it helps better your chances of coming home with a big one. So good luck, pay attention, and enjoy!

How To: Rig a swim bait

In the summer and fall, swim baits are very effective in luring in forage fishes that have reached their maximum size. In this video, expert Wayne Gustaveson gives an overview of what swim baits are and how you can use them to catch more fish. Swim baits are plastic figures that imitate small fishes. There are various swim baits to chose from and one thing fishermen look for in the bait are the specific sizes and shapes. Each swim bait also contains a core components that is reusable. This in...

How To: Make a blood loop dropper fishing knot

Know your knots! With this free video tutorial, you'll learn how to tie a blood loop dropper fishing knot. When making a blood loop dropper knot, you'll have to twist several times to build up knots on either side of your loop. 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: Fish a swimbait lure to catch quality bass

If you're targeting big bass during the summertime, the best bait to use is a swimbait lure. You may know that they don't give you tons of bites, but in this case, quality is the key. The best bass you'll eve catch will come off this swimbait lure. This is why swimbaits are favorites with anglers who have the confidence to continue casting them in search of lunkers. Wade Bourne of MyOutdoorTV shows you how to fish a swimbait lure.

How To: Tie a Uni Midge for fly fishing

The Uni Midge fly is a relatively easy to tie pattern which is great for fly fishing trout and all other fish that feed on midges, one of the most important food supplies for trout. The uni-stretch material makes the body build up very quickly using a lot less wraps than traditional thread.

How To: Tie a dropper loop fishing knot

The Dropper loop is a classic loop knot which is often used on multi-hook fishing lines and bait rigs. The dropper loop is also often used by fly fishermen to attach an extra fly to the leader. The dropper loop can be created in the middle of a the fishing line and forms a loop which is off to the side of the line. Watch this video knot-tying tutorial and learn how to tie a dropper loop fishing knot. Tie a dropper loop fishing knot.

How To: Tie a centauri fishing knot

Check out this fishing tutorial video that demonstrates how to tie a Centauri Fishing Knot for tying line to terminal tackle. The Centauri knot's versatility and functionality makes it one of the most useful fishing knots you are likely to encounter. Follow along with this instructional video and reel in the big fish!

How To: Choose ice fishing bait

There are several different kinds of bait that fisherman use to catch fish while ice fishing. Learn about the various types of bait and how they're used from a professional hunting guide in this free video series.

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