The Evening Secret Fishing Blog

Evening Secret Fishing Blog

Archive for April 2012

Evening Secret Blog – Bass Fishing Tips (Jigs)

leave a comment »

Jigs are one of the oldest artificial baits used in angling. The earliest examples used a weighted hooks with animal hairs or bird feathers tied to them. The jigs used today are still just that simple, but come in a wide variety of styles. By adding an assortment of jigs to your tackle box will make you a much more versatile and consistently productive bass angler.Jigs can be broken down into two general categories; those that are designed for light-line use, for smallmouth and finesse largemout…


Trout, walleye, northern pike, muskie seasons open
Southeast lower peninsula Lake Erie: Anglers are reminded that beginning May 1, 2012 through April 30, 2013, the walleye limit in Michigan waters will remain six (6) fish. Windy conditions were not helping boat anglers but those able to get out

FLW Weekend Fishing Tournament Results Recaps…
Angler Tommy Skarlis from Waukon, Iowa won the walleye fishing tournament with an amazing total catch weight of 72 pounds, 8 ounces. Fisherman Brian Bjorkman of Fargo, North Dakota came in 2 nd. His fish collectively weighed 63 pounds, 10 ounces.

Fishing opener could be full of surprises, local pro says
And just what does a chemistry professor at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire know about fishing patterns? Well, in addition to that advanced hard science degree, he’s been on the professional FLW Walleye fishing circuit. He took a respectable sixth

D’Arcy’s Fishing Report: It’s crappie time all around the area
The windy weather the past week, with more wind in the forecast, has muddied Lake Erie’s shoreline waters, shutting down the yellow perch fishing and slowing the walleye bite. Keep an eye on the weather this weekend, with today’s north winds

Walleye festival ‘Better than expected’
That seemed to sum up opinion on Saturday’s opening of the walleye fishing season on the Tittabawassee River and other inland waters of the Lower Peninsula. Water and weather conditions were far better than on many an opening day, in recent

Five Fishing Charter Services in Vermont
Their prices start at $425 for five hours, with up to four people. You will have a fun-filled day learning to fish for salmon, walleye and trout. On this charter you will need to bring a cooler for food and fish. Green Mountain Fishing Adventures Green

Skarlis Leads National Guard FLW Walleye Tour Event on Mississippi River
But I can’t stumble; I am fishing against the best caliber walleye anglers in the Midwest and I can’t afford a misstep.” Rounding out the remainder of the top 10 pros and co-anglers after day one on the Mississippi River are: Overall there were

Written by eveningsecret

April 30, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Evening Secret Blog – A Brief Bass Fishing Florida Guide

leave a comment »

Florida is a state that is known for its bass fishing, but a bass fishing Florida guide is a good idea, since many expert anglers from other parts of the country can really find themselves befuddled. Fishing for the big bass in Florida is unlike many other parts of the country. Lakes tend to be much more shallow and grassy. Some techniques, such as trolling rapalas, you often have to throw right out the window. This doesn?t mean that a giant lunker isn?t catchable, but you may need a bass fi…



Here are some of the few places for bank fishing around downtown Cincinnati. On the Cincinnati side of the Ohio River the Public Landing & Serpentine Wall are the spots to fish. You can drive your car right down to the river’s edge at the Public Landing. When it is cold or wet you can watch your poles from the comfort of your car. I have talked with some guys that have caught fish right below the big red paddlewheel monument. I did have some hard bites there but never hooked the fish. The pr…

Written by eveningsecret

April 30, 2012 at 9:00 am

Posted in Uncategorized

Evening Secret Blog – Choosing the Correct Fishing Rod

leave a comment »

When it comes to fishing rods, what the heck does it all mean? There are all kinds of things written on the fishing rod itself, and all of them have a different “feel”. I’m going to attempt to clear up some of the confusion for you, although at the end of the day it comes down to personal preference. I’ve seen a lot of anglers that have one fishing rod that they use for all of their fishing. This is a mistake and a sure fire sign that said angler doesn’t catch many fish. I’m not suggesting…


Anderson: How to share Mille Lacs walleye? – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Anderson: How to share Mille Lacs walleye?
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Eight Chippewa bands have the right to hunt, fish and gather off their reservations in a portion of east-central Minnesota that includes Lake Mille Lacs. At Mille Lacs, the bands use nets to take fish, mostly walleyes, and their plan for the future is

Big splash: Conditions ahead of schedule – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Big splash: Conditions ahead of schedule
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
And despite a recent stretch of seasonal chill, most fish activity is well ahead of normal. Mike Vogelsang, Department of Natural Resources fisheries supervisor based in Woodruff, estimates things are about three weeks ahead. Statewide, most walleyes
Opening soon on a lake near youAlbert Lea Tribune

all 3 news articles »

Schmitt: Opener returns to normalcy – St. Cloud Times


Coon Rapids Herald

Schmitt: Opener returns to normalcy
St. Cloud Times
Would there even be decent minnows available for fishing them, or would they be done running? That would have meant rainbows and spot-tailed shiners being nonexistent. These are legitimate concerns if you're an avid walleye fishermen.
Tactics for fishing opener 2012Coon Rapids Herald

all 2 news articles »

Written by eveningsecret

April 30, 2012 at 4:00 am

Posted in Uncategorized

Evening Secret Blog – Carp and Catfish Fishing Baits That Consistently Catch The Biggest Fish

leave a comment »

* Many top anglers have used the so called ?balanced nutritional profile bait? approach and thinking as the basics of their long term success, and some have even turned their secret bait formulas into some of the shop-bought baits seen today.Using this balanced nutritional value (?BNV?) approach, even relative carp fishing beginners can regularly start catching bigger fish far more consistently than using cheap carbohydrate flours based baits , when regularly applied to a water; to take advantag…


FLW Weekend Fishing Tournament Results Recaps…
Angler Tommy Skarlis from Waukon, Iowa won the walleye fishing tournament with an amazing total catch weight of 72 pounds, 8 ounces. Fisherman Brian Bjorkman of Fargo, North Dakota came in 2 nd. His fish collectively weighed 63 pounds, 10 ounces.

Walleye festival ‘Better than expected’
That seemed to sum up opinion on Saturday’s opening of the walleye fishing season on the Tittabawassee River and other inland waters of the Lower Peninsula. Water and weather conditions were far better than on many an opening day, in recent

Written by eveningsecret

April 29, 2012 at 11:00 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Evening Secret Blog – Carrying Your Fishing Gear

leave a comment »

There are many different ways for an angler to carry their fishing gear. In this article I’m going to discuss some of the most popular ways out there to carry your fishing gear from here to there. There are pros and cons to most options and many anglers like to use a combination of methods. I personally do this, I use on way when I’m fishing my local river, but when I have to travel across the country, I’ll normally tote my fishing gear in a more convenient manner. The choice obviously becom…


Written by eveningsecret

April 29, 2012 at 10:00 am

Posted in Uncategorized

Evening Secret Blog – 4 Hot Places You Should Visit For Alaska Salmon Fishing

leave a comment »

Without a doubt, Alaska is one of the most popular places where anglers can expect to catch a record breaking number of salmon fishes. The cool waters of the rivers, lakes and oceans of the western area of the state are well known for the availability of high quality of salmon fishes in huge quantities.In general, you will find salmon fishes in almost all the regions of Alaska. However, if you are looking for king-sized salmon fishes then there are a few areas famous for that. Below I will give …


Octogenerian’s yellow bass looks like a catch for the ages
‘I thought it was just a fish,’’ Casey Bloom said. More like the soon-to-be Wisconsin record for yellow bass. Bloom, 84, was fishing, as he often does, with his son Gary, near their getaway in Winneconne, Wis., within touching distance of the bridge

Shep on Fishing: Striped bass running in Absecon Inlet, Avalon and Cape May
A run of striped bass is coming through Absecon Inlet and anglers fishing from Atlantic City jetties are right on top of the action. Noel Feliciano at One-Stop Bait and Tackle in A.C. said there is a lot of “fish-catching” going on, and it

Written by eveningsecret

April 28, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Evening Secret Blog – What You Need To Know Before Purchasing A New Fishing Boat

leave a comment »

While you choose the right boat; try to answer the following two questions:a) Which kind of fish will you be fishing?b) At which place will the fishing take place?Be sure to make a quality check of the carpet and the compartment. They can be either of fiberglasses, metal or plastic. Closely examine small but essential details such as the 1000 GPH bilge pump. Also be sure that the wiring is of 6 gauges instead of 8 or 10 gauges. These minute details are important because if the wires were heavier…


Planning on fishing at DeGray or Millwood this weekend? – Gurdon Times

Planning on fishing at DeGray or Millwood this weekend?
Gurdon Times
For crappie, jigs worked around cypress trees and knees continue taking some nice slabs and prespawn fish in 4-8 feet of water. Very large longnose gar (in excess of 20 pounds) are very shallow, continuing to make fine opportunities for bowfishermen.

and more »

Crappie Xtreme offers guided fishing tours – Mt. Vernon Register-News

Crappie Xtreme offers guided fishing tours
Mt. Vernon Register-News
Clint Taylor is the owner and one of the guides for Crappie Xtreme, a business started to make a little extra money, which turned into much more than that. “It just took off so well,” Taylor said. Taylor works with three other men, who guide fishing

D’Arcy’s Fishing Report: It’s crappie time all around the area – Plain Dealer


Plain Dealer

D'Arcy's Fishing Report: It's crappie time all around the area
Plain Dealer
By D'Arcy Egan, The Plain Dealer D'Arcy Egan, The Plain DealerThe spring doubleheader of crappie and rainbow trout are luring fishermen to small waters all around the area. The spring doubleheader of crappie and rainbow trout are luring fishermen to
Fishing Report 4-27The Southern
Fishing reportSTLtoday.com
Bay Area Fish Report: April 27Marin Independent-Journal
Knoxville News Sentinel –Athens Daily Review –San Antonio Express (blog)
all 26 news articles »

All eyes on crappies – Brainerd Daily Dispatch

All eyes on crappies
Brainerd Daily Dispatch
By Brian S. Peterson “It's so much fun,” Jim Kalkofen, former executive director of the Professional Walleye Trail and a former professional walleye angler, said of fishing crappies this time of year. “It's the same tactics for walleyes — you're just

Prime fishing spot opens this weekend – KETV Omaha

Prime fishing spot opens this weekend
KETV Omaha
For years, the 662-acre lake has created quite a splash in the fishing community. Now, it's stocked full of crappie, blue gills, bass and pike. “They are catchable size. They are ready to be caught and fished,” said Michael Carrick.

and more »

Fishing Report – Springfield News-Leader

Fishing Report
Springfield News-Leader
Crappie: Good on live minnows over standing trees and brush. Also good on swimming minnows and sliders. White bass: Fair while trolling. Hitting small white or pearl crank baits. Also starting to hit more around the Beaver Creak area. Crappie fishing

Tom Sawvell: Time to tighten limits on Lake Zumbro’s crappies – Post-Bulletin

Tom Sawvell: Time to tighten limits on Lake Zumbro's crappies
Post-Bulletin
This one involves the decreasing population of large crappies that have been found in this lake for as long as I can remember. I am a lifelong Rochester resident and began my Lake Zumbro fishing career when I was 8 years old.

Written by eveningsecret

April 28, 2012 at 2:00 am

Posted in Uncategorized