Texas Big Game

When it's Texas, it's gotta be BIG

Author: Melissa Osborn (Page 1 of 3)

Best Practices to Ensure Successful Trout Fishing

If you really desire to see yourself as a renowned trout fisherman, then fish for them in the wild. This is quite a bit different and way more complicated than fishing for trout at hatcheries. More or less, it means that you are going after fish from the wild, as opposed to those who have basically had some love in their life.

If you’re fishing in a river or smaller stream, you should pay attention to where you are. What trout will do is scan the water as it approaches them, and they’re looking for food to eat. The reason is very simple, they’re just waiting for a meal to come floating right at them. Take advantage of this behavior by simply giving enough slack so it be carried by the natural water movement. Part of the fun is working with strategies like this until you start getting some results.

If you are serious about wanting to catch the best brown trout you can, no matter where you are fishing, consider waiting until after sunset to set out. What’s the determining factor is the present weather conditions and what they have been recently. Have the trout been able to feed during the daytime? If not, they will most likely feel better feeding at night. You can get a boost if temperatures at night drop into the lower 70 degree range. In order to catch bigger trout, you have to satisfy their wants. The larger fish want larger bait – bigger minnows, for example. If the oxygen level of the water surges, the fish will begin a massive feeding This is when you want to introduce bigger minnows. You may be amazed at the results you will get.

The next tip has to do with the hooks you choose for trout fishing. Use gang hooks baited with live worms like experienced, successful anglers have been doing for years. There are various other tactics you can employ successfully with a gang hook rig. Try using multiple gang hooks with your live worms. Once your hooks are baited up, simply let the current take them. The response to this can be very successful. If you don’t have a current – for example in a lake – gang hook rigs can still be used with success. You simply switch to floating baits that are made to be used with gang hooks when fishing for trout.

Apart from that, you’ll need to increase your knowledge of trout fishing. And there are tons of books and DVDs out there. But still, nothing beats plain old experience and spending time with your line in the water. A lot of them will get away and you’ll even have days where you go home with nothing. But you’ve still gained a little more education in the process.

Bow Hunting for Beginners

Bow hunting is not easy. One of the most difficult things to do is to get close enough to the prey and fire that bow of yours. Nevertheless, once gun season comes to a close you will end up being in that scenario one way or another at one point in time when huntingHunting with a bow, during the times when gun season is over is a daunting task. There aren’t that many places to hide, because most if not all leaves are gone by this time and the hunter needs to be cautious and experienced. Many hunters try hiding on trees to be able to avoid being detected by their pray. The most popular pray is deer, and deer hunting with a bow is an excellent and rewarding pass time.

Hunting deer with a bow gives the hunter an advantage when doing so in a close area. Many experienced bow hunters hunt for deer at pine forested areas where deer go to hide. Hunting in such areas takes away the deer’s advantage, the advantage it would normally have due to the bows limited range. It is best advised to find a heavy trail leading into a forested area, an area with pine, climb a tree that oversees the vicinity. Have in mind that the best range to fire a bow is within a 50 yard radius. It is imperative that you find a good spot to hide. Staying on the edge of this area will inevitably drive your pray away. You will stick out like a shore thumb and will never get a good chance to fire that bow of yours.

The most important bow hunting supplies are the actual bow and arrows. For the bow, you should get something a bit expensive. The cheaper bows will be at a much more diminished quality than the regularly priced ones. Since the bow is, in essence, your gun, you need to get a good one. Picking the right type of arrows is as crucial as picking the correct bow. Not all arrows are created equal, some are longer than others and some are lighter. It is important to talk with your sporting good supplier to find out which arrows are compatible with your specific type of bow..

Another thing you should pick up is extra bow wire. The bow wire can sometimes break when you pull it back, so you should have extras on hand in case this happens. One of the overlooked bow hunting supplies is the leather glove. Pulling back on the bow can really hurt and chap your hands after a while of use. To prevent bad hand chafing, pick up some leather gloves to wear when you hunt. This will also improve your grip on the bow and arrow, improving your shot. Many hunters have deep blisters on their hands after their first time bow hunting. This is because they didn’t realize what a toll this kind of hunting puts on your hands. Unfortunately, the use of gloves isn’t obvious; so many hunters go through this pain. Get gloves, important bow hunting supplies, in order to prevent this kind of painful mistake. You’ll definitely be grateful that you did.

With bow hunting quickly becoming a new favorite in those seeking old-fashioned adventure, there are many new additions to the sport that people interested in it should get to know. One important aspect about bow hunting is the breaking of the “safety zone”. This must be done to get a clean shot at the prey. While traditional firearms hunters can stay at a relatively safe distance from their prey, a bow hunter must creep up on the prey and get inside a danger zone with the animal. This means that the animal could charge or attack at any moment within the danger zone. The hunter should be aware at all times because of this.

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