Category Archives: Saltwater Facts

Do Fish Shrink When They Die?

I did not write this article, but I Thought it might be of interest: New research suggests anglers should think twice about keeping fish that are close to the minimum size limit. Knowing minimum size limits for the fish species you target is only half of the story. What happens to that fish after it dies in your cooler? If it’s right at the minimum size for harvest when you land it, be forewarned. How many times do you think fisheries law enforcement officers have heard “Honest, […]

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FISHING KNOTS

The Fishing Knots that we choose is the one factor that we have 100% control over, so it’s our duty to make sure that we are using the best knot possible. The right knot is important. You want the strongest knot possible so that you don’t lose a fish.A simple overhand knot weakens line by about 50 percent. If you want to see the full Ranking of these knots in terms of their strength and performance, then click on the link below: https://www.saltstrong.com/articles/fishing-knots The Willis knot when […]

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BOATING COURTESY

Top 10 Failures Of Boating Courtesy I’m relaying this article to my readers. I want to make it clear, I did not write any part of this article. It Was Written by Captain Ted Peck Nothing puts the pin in a fishing party hog faster than being forced to contend with discourteous boaters. Natural Resource organizations in many states require young boaters to successfully complete a boating safety course before piloting a watercraft. I think all boaters should be required to show proficiency in boat operation. Further, […]

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FISHING TIMES (CALENDAR PERIODS)

Lots of weird stuff happens after dark. Musky hunters run over logs. scare off skinny dippers, hook bats, step off the end of docks, pour coffee in their laps, and once in a while and on rare occasion, actually catch a legal musky. Since catching fish only takes about 2% of their time and all other stuff takes about 98%, most musky hunters adjust their tackle and techniques for night conditions. Happily for those of you that have to work for a living, the best fishing times […]

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VENICE! TUNA & MAKO HEADQUARTERS…..

VENICE IS IN A WORLD OF ITS OWN! One of very few places in the world that you can catch Tuna and Mako shark year around. Here’s the deal down there: Venice is the furthest south you can go down the Mississippi delta (70 miles south of new Orleans). From there its another 26-30 miles just to get out of the river then to the tuna. It’s 6-50 miles more each way. Your best chance for big tuna (100+) is in the winter, but winter is also […]

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10 Fish Facts (Knowing is believing)

1. The amazing Spotted Climbing Perch is able to ‘gulp’ oxygen from the air and can crawl over land using its strong pectoral fins in search of water. 2. Did you know, American Lobsters have longer life spans than both cats and dogs, living over 20 years. 3. Catfish have over 27,000 taste buds, whereas humans have only 9,000. 4. What is the loudest fish? The answer is, the crocker. 5. What percentage of a fish’s size is made up of brain? Fish typically have quite small […]

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Trolling

This article is meant to be both humorous and educational depending on the reader! In some cases it might even clear up the thinking that some have about “TROLLING!” Trolling is the practice of dragging a lure through water to attract your target fish….. What would fishing on our great oceans & freshwater fishing be without trolling? Most people know what trolling is when used in terms of fishing, even  people that don’t  even fish! Over the years when  I just mentioned I was going trolling, I got […]

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FISHING HEAVEN….. LIVE LIFE WELL!

 LIFE, IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH. STOP WISHIN’ GO FISHIN’ “Be patient and calm—for no one can catch fish in anger.” Herbert Hoover….. Some day when the fisher of men calls your number, consider yourself  fortunate if you’re granted your last wish to fish just one more time.  And if and when the opportunity presents itself, you just might want to make that last cast in the waters off the Door County Peninsula in northeastern Wisconsin. As more than one Great Lakes Salmon fisherman has commented, […]

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50 BEST FISHING LURES OF ALL TIMES

 50 best fishing lures of all time: Is there any way to estimate how many of the best fishing lures have been invented and brought to market since the beginning of time? “Impossible,” said Dan Basore, our longtime fishing collectibles columnist. “I have some that were made 6,000 years ago in Wisconsin, and lures were made much earlier than that. I discover makers every year that were unknown, and so do other collectors. With the long history of lures, it becomes a daunting task to select the […]

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Live Bait VS Artificial Lures

TO BAIT & WAIT or CAST & CATCH? Good things happen to those that BAIT! It’s kind of like that old saying “Fish or Cut Bait” — It’s all about knowing when to use live bait rather than throwing artificial lures….. Most of the time using live bait will catch more fish but becomes boring at times. ARTIFICIAL LURES –  One of the greatest rewards in fishing is being able to fool a fish into hitting a piece of plastic. Artificial baits such as plugs, poppers, jigs, metals […]

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