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What's a Sauger?

Some, perhaps many, anglers are not familiar with the Sauger. It is a walleye relative, and is also called a sand pike or pickerel. It has a slender body with a long cone-shaped head. The Sauger prefers water with little movement - a big slow moving lake or river suits it best. Even though it is related to the walleye, you can readily tell the difference. Walleyes have smooth cheeks. Sauger have rough scales on their cheeks.

Some like to catch Sauger in gill nets. Others like to treat the Sauger as a sport fish. They measure 10 to 15 inches and usually weigh about half a pound, although they can reach two pounds. Even though they are not large, they are tasty and make good eating. When commercially fished, they are mostly sold as fillets.

Ketchikan Alaska Fishing - Guide to Salmon Fishing Trip

Among whole of Alaska fishing spots and places in Alaska, Ketchikan Alaska fishing is the different one. You do not have to fish far away from the shore to catch salmon, trout or even halibut. At Ketchikan, which is also famous as the Alaska salmon city, you can found five different types of salmon, which are Chinook, Coho, Red, Pink, and Chum.

Ketchikan Alaska Salmon Fishing

Alaskan salmon pass through Ketchikan surround waters area every year in large number on their way to spawning grounds. Moreover, makes Ketchikan unique because as a reproductive center for salmon, which the fertilization process of salmon begins, bring the anglers the major opportunities to catch this stream bound fish.

Pink Salmon are the easiest to catch and the most abundant from all type of pacific salmon, since pink did not put much of fight as the king salmon, which can take you a bit of time.

Salmon Fishing Lures

There are several ways to catch the kind of salmon you target. Some would use different fishing methods, while others would use fishing lures. As what all salmon fishing enthusiasts know, a lure is placed on the very end of the fishing line. But, what most of them did not know is that, improper placement of a lure could result to an unsatisfying day or worse no catch at all. Salmon fishing lures are supposed to be tightly connected to the end of the fishing line in order that it will not fall off from the fishing line when thrown into the waters. It may sound so simple and obvious, but still there are people who tend to neglect it, especially the beginners.

Pickerel Fishing - Learn The Facts That Can Help You Catch The Trophies

There are many different types of fish which fishermen exclusively target in their fishing endeavors. Some fishermen have a few different favorites that they look for while on the body of water, whereas others have one distinct fish that they hope to catch each time they reel in their lines.

One such fish which is a bit unique but draws a large fan base is the chain pickerel. The chain pickerel is an Atlantic coast freshwater fish which is found in a variety of bodies of water such as streams, lakes, ponds and rivers. There are many interesting factors surrounding the chain pickerel and by learning more about this fish, fishermen may make it that much more likely that one of these beauties will be on the end of their line.

Tactics For Trophy Chain Pickerel

Chain Pickerel,(Esox Niger), are a formidable gamefish, that are actively pursued by some, and despised by others!

Chain Pickerel can be found throughout the Northeast, and down to Florida. In some areas, these are prized as trophies that deserve the same respect as a big largemouth bass, in other areas, such as in Florida, many anglers consider them nothing more than a nuisance.

Tips for Lake Michigan Perch Fishing

If you fish the vast waters of Lake Michigan for perch you know how much fun it can be. You also know how difficult it can be to find the fish on some days. I fish out of South Haven MI and try to get on the water 40 days every summer. In sharing some of my experience I hope it helps someone catch more fish.

I like to fish the perch in relation to the water temp and the time of year. Early in the year I find big schools of Perch in 50-65 ft. It may seem hopeless but try to find a depression or something hard on the bottom. In the summer when the water is close to 70 deg f they tend to be in the 20-30 ft range. I have done very well by fishing a small depression maybe 20 foot in diameter.

Perch Fishing - Learn The Facts That Can Help You Catch The Trophies

The yellow perch is a fish that is prevalent in quite a few different areas. Some areas that have yellow perch in the lakes and rivers are Canada, the Great Lakes region and even through Pennsylvania all the way to South Carolina.

These sought after fish are also seen in other states such as Iowa, Kansas, Illinois, Indiana and Utah. It is important to learn about the habitat and habits of the yellow perch in order to know the best ways to catch these types of fish.

The yellow perch is found in the states listed above in the many lakes and rivers which permeate those regions. These fish tend to eat during daylight hours and maintain an active lifestyle, so to speak. The yellow perch are most still when it is nighttime, which makes it easy for daytime fishermen to catch this type of species. The yellow perch is part of the Percidae fish family and is related to the walleye and the sauger.

Northern Pike Fly Fishing

When you are going northern fly fishing with your fly fishing rod, which pike fishing flies and pike tackle you use is not that important. Personally, I prefer to fish with a fiver-sixer rod but before you begin it is important to use a trace. I usually attach a common wire trace of a half-rod length with 0.4 mm. line. There is also a pure kevlar trace on 5 meter reels which is smooth and fine. You will find kevlar steel a bit stiffer because it has a thin wire inside, both of different thicknesses. 90% of the time the pike takes the fly gently and usually gets hooked in the lip. It is then up to you to "steer" the fish so it does not swallow the line further inside the mouth. The flies can vary from smaller streamers to large tube flies. A variant is to use a floating fly and fish with sinking line. It is preferable to use a boat, but keep in mind some lakes have boat restrictions so it is a good idea to first check local restrictions for the lake.

Best Time For Northern Pike Fishing

With most people looking for northern pike fishing as their next exciting venture in fishing, it is important to know when you can fish for these fish. You cannot just land up at anytime and start fishing for them because there is always a time and place for it.

Now, northern pike fishing is entirely dependant on the seasonal cycle. The reason I am saying this is because these fishes are migratory fishes and therefore they prefer to move from one place to another during particular seasons. Most migratory fishes love to move into the river for the time of their egg and return back to the sea once this is done. Similarly, these fishes too have such habits.

Muskie Fishing Tips – Jigging Fall Muskies

Most anglers think big when hunting lunker muskie, but if you want to catch more muskie think smaller baits and tackle. I caught my biggest muskellunge while fishing walleye with a plastic worm in September. More often than can be considered coincidental people catch a lunge while fishing other species. Most anglers look to heavy tackle, large baits and trolling as the way to catch muskies. Personally I become bored or just tired of trolling all the time.

Now one of my most successful tactics used especially in the fall is used for fishing large walleye and at the same time muskellunge. I use medium size tackle and large walleye baits especially jigs. Fishing weed lines, drop offs and shoals as you would for walleyes will also attract as many lunge as walleyes. The first time I realised this I did have some success for large walleyes and had just caught and released a nice 7 pounder that was followed to the boat by a large muskie.

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