Hot Fishing How-Tos

How To: Rig a fly line

In this tutorial we learn how to rig a fly line. Start by preparing the floating line or sinking line to accept the fly. Carefully unwind your leader, then fasten it over the perfection loop and thread it through the fly line perfection loop. This should make a nice tight knot so you have a nice tight fly. When finished, you can remove the leader then coil it back up and make three loops and save for use later on. It's also smart to carry a pack of weighters in your vest so you can throw them...

How To: Tie a Texas rig

In this tutorial, we learn how to tie a Texas rig. First, get your worm and your side hook, then hook the worm to the fishing rod and hook. Tie a knot around the fishing line so it stays in place then you will be ready to use! This is great to use when you are out fishing, and will bring in a lot of fish. Make sure when you hook the hook into the worm, you thread it through so the hook doesn't obviously show. Fish will be attracted to the worm, then get caught on your hook because they won't ...

How To: Tie a Carolina rig fishing line

In this tutorial, we learn how to tie a Carolina rig fishing line. First, grab your favorite type of hook, then apply it to a Carolina rig that has a bead on it to protect the knot from sliding up. You can also use a giant worm on your Carolina rig to have better results while fishing. Push the hook into the worm, and thread it through so it's secure. This type of fishing line is used to fish on the bottom and can be used to catch more fish and a different type. Use this as often as you'd lik...

How To: Tie the Arbor knot with a knot tying animation

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

How To: Tie the blood knot with a knot tying animation

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

How To: Tie the Dropper Loop knot with a knot tying animation

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

How To: Tie a clinch knot with a knot tying animation

Learn how to tie the Improved Clinch Knot for fishing. This animated knot tying tutorial is the best you'll find. With this knot tying how to, you can tie the improved Clinch Knot fast or slow, or pause it at every step along the way. Learn to tie knots for your next fishing trip. Tie a clinch knot with a knot tying animation.

How To: Tie a nail knot with a knot tying animation

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

How To: Tie a Snell knot with a knot tying animation

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

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 an Albright knot with a knot tying animation

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

How To: Fish for bass using a square-billed crankbait

If you're bass fisherman, then you know that the lipless crankbait is the bait you want in your fishing box. It's great for catching roaming fish chasing bait fish. However, there is an alternative you could use— a square-billed shallow running crankbait. They both are used in the same situations, but sometimes the billed crankbait will outperform the lipless crankbait. Wade Bourne of MyOutdoorTV shows you more about the square billed crankbait in this video.

How To: Fish a mega plastic worm bait for bigger bass

Do bigger baits really catch bigger bass? That's been a question for fisherman since fish existed. Well, when it comes to bigger worms, pro anglers on the national bass circuits give the unqualified answer of “yes,” at least as far as plastic worms and fish holding on deep summer structure are concerned. Watch and learn as Wade Bourne of MyOutdoorTV shows you how to fish a mega worm bait.

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 the snell knot fisherman's hitch

No, this isn't called the "snail" knot. It's the "snell" knot, and is the perfect knot for attaching an eyed fishing hook to fishing line. The snell knot is a favorite among fishermen, and is the perfect hitch knot to learn. Wade Bourne of MyOutdoorTV will show you exactly how to tie the snell knot.

How To: Tie the Albright fisherman's knot (Albright special)

The Albright knot is also referred to as the Albright special, and although commonly called a knot, it's more accurately a bend. It's a strong fisherman's knot which binds two fishing lines together, both of different diameters. If you want to learn how to tie it, let Wade Bourne of MyOutdoorTV show you how it's done.

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: Tie the Arbor fisherman's knot

No, the Arbor knot isn't named after Ann Arbor, Michigan or Arbor, California. The word "Arbor" refers to the central post of a fishing reel to which the fishing line is attached. It's a typical fisherman's knot, and Wade Bourne of MyOutdoorTV is going to show you how to tie it.

How To: Tie the Palomar fishing lure knot

The Palomar knot is a powerful fishing knot, used to secure fishing line to a fishing lure, snap or swivel. It's great for all kinds of light fishing lines, especially braid, which won't pull out of this knot. It's retains almost the full amount of original strength of the line. Wade Bourne of MyOutdoorTV will show you just how to tie the Palomar knot.

How To: Catch fish using a football-shaped jig

Large, sweaty men are usually the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word football, but for this video, we're not talking about the guys on the playing field, we're talking about the guys in the fishing boat, the kind of guys who like to use a "football jig".

How To: Gut and clean a fresh caught trout fish

When it comes to fishing, anyone can catch one with a little bit of time and patience. But not everyone is willing to gut a fish. If you're daring enough to cook your own fresh caught fish, you're going to need to know how to gut and clean the fish properly. This video focuses on cleaning a fresh caught trout. After completing the cleaning and gutting process, either cook it right up or store it on some ice or in the freezer for later.

How To: Catch and gut a fish in the wild

In order to catch and gut a fish, you will need the following: a fishing pole, bait, a knife, and Begin by tossing bait into the water, in order to attract the fish to you. When a fish begins to tug on your line, slowly pull him in. Remove the hook from his mouth. Be careful. Bang the fish against a hard surface to kill it. Place the knife at the base of the tail. Run the knife up to his neck. When you reach in, you'll feel a cord. Pull it out. All of the guts will be attached.

How To: Fish in flats while using a Carolina rig

When going out fishing, combining two things together can help result in a succes in a big fish. Two things that work well together and can result in success is a Carolina rig and flats. Putting both of these together when going out bass fishing, it's important to use every trick in the book in order to get something that you'll be proud of. So check out the tutorial on how to fish in flats while using a Carolina rig. Good luck and enjoy!

How To: Work a Carolina rig through tough cover

When you're out bass fishing, things can get a little difficult. Not only do you have to deal with getting the right equipment ready to go and catch fish, but you also have to be wary of your surroundings. In this tutorial, you'll be finding out how to work a Carolina rig through some tough cover when out fishing. Not being able to do so can result in a snapped line or loss of bait or the fish. So pay attention and good luck!

How To: Detect strikes on a Carolina rig

If you're using a Carolina rig and don't have much experience with how to use it, then check out this next tutorial. In this video, you'll learn a couple valuable pieces of information that should be useful for you when you're using a Carolina rig when out bass fishing. These tips can help you catch something that you're sure to be proud of. So good luck, pay attention, and enjoy!

How To: Use spinnerbait to get reaction strikes when fishing

There are many different kinds of bait that can be used when bass fishing. One thing that is used is spinnerbait. Although it's not live bait, it's still something that will attract the attention of the fish very fast. Find out more about spinnerbait, why it's good to use, and how to use it in the tutorial above. Enjoy!

How To: Rig your grub when out fishing

There are many different kinds of bait that fishermen use when out in the ocean or in a lake or river. It's important to know which is the right one to use and when. This can lead to a bigger catch for you and others. So in this tutorial, you'll be finding out how to rig your grub when out fishing. Grub is perfect bait when out bass fishing, so good luck and enjoy!

How To: Hook a live shrimp in the tail when out fishing

When fishing out in the ocean, live bait will get you some nice looking fish. Crab is often used when fishing, but nothing is better than using live shrimp. There are several ways to prepare a shrimp for fishing, but hooking it in the tail is a great way to attract what you want. It keeps them frisky and makes casting easy. So check out this tutorial on how to hook a live shrimp in the tail when out fishing. You'll be glad you did and so will others. Good luck and enjoy!

How To: Hook a live shrimp under the horn when fishing

When it comes to fishing, nothing works better than live bait. Not only does it look more attractive, but it can result in bigger fish for you and others to enjoy. One of the best and most deadliest baits to use is live shrimp. This is perfect for fishing out in the ocean and results in great looking catch. So in this tutorial, you'll find out how to easily hook a live shrimp under the horn when out fishing. So good luck, pay attention, and enjoy!

How To: Rig a live crab through its horn when fishing

Using crab as bait is a smart idea, since crab has been known to work well with catching fish. But trying to use a live crab is far more difficult. Not doing it right can lead to you losing your bait or your getting injured. So in this tutorial, you'll find out how to hook a live crab through it's horn while fishing. Pay attention, take notes, and enjoy!

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: Remove a fishing hook from your body

If you've ever seen the movie, There's Something About Mary, you must remember the scene where Ben Stiller get a fish hook caught right in his mouth. No? Well in this tutorial you'll be dealing with the removal of a fishing hook to your body. This is a painful experience and can cause even the toughest men out there to cry. This video will show you how to remove it easily from any part of your body. So good luck, be safe, and enjoy!