Fishing Techniques/Bait/Lures

Its that time of year again! The beautiful days to go fishing are here! For all you fishermen, I just wanted to know your techniques, your baits, or your lures. This can be for any type of fishing. Surf fishing, deep-sea, fly, in the river, ice, anywhere! I am curious to see what others are doing for their fishing trips!

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Brennn10 (author) 9 years ago
So for the corn technique, do you just pile the corn on the hook? Or is there a special way to attach it on.
put one peace on the hook so the fish can swallow it easier.
chase!!9 years ago
What, no one goes noodling?
(see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noodling)
Too darned hot to fish right now, but I'm partial to crankbaits for bass.
Brennn10 (author) 9 years ago
My friend likes to use the white critters called, Trout Magnets. They are plastic and you can get them at Dicks Sporting Goods. For Surf fishing, I love to use frozen squid. It seems to attract the larger fish quite well. A stingray to be exact.
Sedgewick179 years ago
I read of a technique for catching fish in a book from 1902.The device is called a wooden otter. The otter is made of a board two feet long by three inches wide, and one half inch thick. The back end of the board must be weighed down so that it is partially submerged, and a towline attached to the weighed down end with baited hooks attached in 5-inch intervals. At the front of the boat you attach a rope, which you use to slowly pull the otter through the water. The book warns never to use the otter unless you absolutely need food. The book says you could empty a whole pond or river of fish this way. If anyone here tries this let me know how it worked.
Brennn10 (author)  Sedgewick179 years ago
Make an Instructable for that otter!
I have never built one,but I could give it a shot.
ll.139 years ago
Just a float as I'm after trout in a little pond, Pike are the awesomest things to catch though. technique: aim anywhere except weeds and trees and the bank when casting.
Pat Sowers9 years ago
Where I am fishing (a large creek) the fish seem to like caned corn the best. My uncle told me to try it and it has been working for the small sunfish where I live.
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