Today’s AMFisH fishing blog post – tips for spooling line on a baitcasting reel.

Hi AMFisHers!   Spring fishing is almost here and I thought I would share a post with some tips in it for spooling line on to your baitcasting reels. First fishing line does not last for many years and it ages quicker is left in direct lights so keep your spools tucked away in a dark place.  Depending on how often you fish it is a good idea to get into the practice of changing it every season, mono and fluorocarbon for sure, with braid you can usually get away with cutting of

This weeks AMFisH fishing vlog – The AMFisH creation story, video #100!

Hi fellow AMFisHers!  This is a very special AMFisH fishing vlog that is going live this week, as it is the AMFisH creation story vlog as well as my 100th video that has gone live on my YouTube channel! AMFisH goes back many years to the time when I was in the mid teens and thinking of what wanted to do for a living or what I wanted to be part of as a career, a very confusion time for me as I knew fishing was what I wanted to do but had not idea how I would get to doing it. F

AMFisH daily blog post – spring fishing bait tips!

Hi fellow AMFisHers!   Spring is just around the corner and there are some key spring fishing strategies when it comes to what baits to use. Bait fish are their smallest in the very early months so throwing a huge bait does not make for a good choice.   You will want to stick to smaller baits, in the 3.5″ and shorter range, as well as slimmer profile baits with not too much body bulk. Spring is the time of year when everything is rejuvenating itself, small fry bait fish are s

This weeks AMFisH fishing vlog – my biggest Canadian largemouth bass catch, a 7lb monster!

AMFisHers!   This week s AMFisH fishing vlog is a short video of my biggest Canadian largemouth bass caught to date, 7lb monster! I was fishing a well known spot on a lake I fish a lot on and it was very close to sunset, when I decided to end the day fishing that spot.  I saw a huge breech and new something big was in the area on a feed so I continued to circle this massive weed/rock filled structure, using my go to bait double Colorado chartreuse spinnerbait with a twin boog

AMFisH daily blog post – specific baits for specific lakes.

Hi AMFisHers, This AMFisH daily blog post is about specific baits for specific lakes.   Over the years I have learned to have specific baits organized in individual tackle trays that I use on certain lakes. This is quite a unique strategy as you have baits in the trays that have worked well on a specific lake you fish and continue to add to that tray after each outing.   You success rate increases by a good 85%, simply due to the fact that you are using baits that have worked

This weeks AMFisH fishing vlog – what colour baits to use in stained and clear waters.

Hi fellow AMFisHers!  This weeks AMFisH fishing vlog is about what colour bait to use in stained and clear waters: I have been asked on numerous occasions while fishing as to what colour to use and if colour makes a big difference.  Well it was time I shot a video on this topic as there are many variables that come into play. The rule of thumb is when the sun is out go to a bright bait that will be visible to the fish and catch lots of flash.    On the flip side during an ove

AMFisH daily blog post – polarized glasses for fishing.

Hi fellow AMFisHers!  This AMFisH daily blog post is about polarized glasses for fishing. Polarized sunglasses not only protect your eyes from harmful rays of the sun, but they allow you to block out glare which in turn provides a clear detailed view of the water, structure, baitfish, fish, casting areas and much more. You can start off with a inexpensive pair like I did many years ago in the range of $12 to $18 and once you realize  how much you can benefit from them you can

AMFisH daily blog post – that one amazing bait that catches everything!

Hi AMFisHers!   This AMFisH fishing blog post is about that one amazing bait we all have that catches all species of fish, even on those hard days! If you don’t have one of these baits figured out yet just take a look back at what bait always catches fish and catches a variety of fish for you, that is the bait you are looking for. Mine is the CC shad crankbait from Cotton Cordell, in a black/silver colour pattern(see pic below).  This bait catches everything even on a tough o

Daily AMFisH blog post – rigging worm baits to be even more weedless

Hi AMFisHers !  This AMFisH blog post is about how you can rig your worms baits to be even more weedless. When you think of a weedless worm first thing that comes to mind is a Texas rigged worm, which is extremely weedless.  This blog is about adding another element of weedless to your worm. You will need a small willow blade, an O ring, swivel(optional) and a screw in worm spring.   You put the blade on the O ring, then slide the O ring o to the worm spring, from here you gr

AMFisH daily blog post – engage in fishing chats on social media and forums!

Hi fellow AMFisHers!   This AMFisH daily blog post is about engaging in fishing chats.   Fishing chats with fellow fishing people are a great way to spend some of your time! I have been part of various fishing chats on social media and on fishing forums and it’s a great way to interact/meet new people who love to talk fishing! I currently host a fishing chat on twitter that take place every Monday at 9pm Eastern time using the hashtag #justfishing.   I have met many local fis

This weeks AMFisH fishing vlog – rigging tube baits

Hi fellow AMFisHers!  This weeks AMFisH fishing vlog is about rigging tube baits: A tube bait is a soft plastic bait that resembles a crayfish, it is a hollow tube portion with a lower part that is a bunch of rubber strands that resemble the tentacles.  The picture below is what a regular standard tube bait looks like. These baits come on many different colours, sizes, styles, lengths, but the key thing about all of them is they have been designed to resemble a crayfish or cr

AMFisH daily fishing blog post – difference between flipping jigs and swim jigs.

Hi AMFisHers!   This AMFisH fishing blog post is about the differences between flipping style jigs and swim jigs. To many these baits look exactly the same but there are many differences between them that I will review in this post. A flipping jig(see picture below) is a jig that is made up of a plastic strand skirt, weed guard, jig head and hook, with many having a built in rattle chamber on the hook.  These jigs are designed to be fished in the thickest of cover, everything

Daily AMFisH fishing blog post – sqaure lipped crankbaits, what is the sqaure lip for?

Hi AMFisHers!   This AMFisH fishing bog post is about square lipped crankbaits.  Why the square lip?  What does it do?  How much different is it from a circular lipped crankbait which is the regular style. Above is a picture of a square lipped crankbait and as you can see the diving lip is totally square shaped, this design will displace water differently and the bait will wiggle differently when being retrieved.   The action is not exactly the same as a circular lipped cranb

This weeks AMFisH fishing vlog – fishing ambush points.

Hello fellow AMFisHers!  I have a great vlog up this week that’s all about fishing ambush points:http://youtu.be/yT6XRZ-frSk There are so many things to focus on while fishing and it does take some time to learn then all but when it comes to fishing ambush points and understanding if you know how to do this, you can really produce some good quality catches! Now what is an ambush point?   Where do you find them?  What are you looking for?  Any hidden area can be used as an amb

AMFisH fishing blog post – storing/cleaning your gear at the end of the season.

Hi AMFisHers!   Well the end of the fishing season has found many of us these past couple of months and now it’s time to store all that fishing gear away until spring. Well the question here is where do you start?   If you have several fishing rods and bait trays like I do you need to do things correctly to prevent serious rust issues.   I usually bring all my trays inside when the season ends,  keeping them in a nice warm house is much better than a cold moist garage. I set

This weeks AMFisH fishing vlog – what to do when a fish follows your bait back to the boat.

Hi AMFisHers!   Take a look at this great video I have up at AMFisH.ca this week, it’s about what to do when you have a fish follow your bait to the boat and it does not bite: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=rm_nmUah7x4 That almost helpless feeling we get when a big fish follows our bait right up to the side of the boat, take a good look then swims away….ugh what a horrible feeling. This will happen so it’s better to be prepared instead of not knowing

This week’s AMFisH fishing vlog – how to position your boat in the wind.

Hi fellow fishing people!   Take a look at the AMFisH fishing vlog that’s up it’s about how to position your boat in the wind: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GNR_Mkk4FE&feature=player_embedded We have all fished on those crazy windy day’s and it can be difficult to find a way to fish when the wind is doing whatever it want’s with the boat.   In this vlog I discuss some things that you can do to actually use the wind to your advantage. If you position yourself right in the m

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This weeks AMFisH fishing vlog – allowing your gear to do it’s job.

Hi AMFisHers!  This weeks AMFisH fishing vlog is about allowing your fishing your gear to do it’s job: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=yvxty71r1C8 This is a vlog I wanted to shoot as I have witnessed people that have fished with me that do not allow their gear to do what it is made to do. There is no need to torque with all your strength thinking you will cast further when I most cases you may actually snag something behind you and snap a rod in half.  

This weeks AMFisH fishing vlog – observe while fishing!

Hi AMFisHers!  This weeks AMFisH fishing vlog is about observing while fishing:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=s7bSnuBqg3s Observing while fishing has been something I have been doing since I was a little kid, not sure what it was that made me start but I was always looking along the shoreline for frogs and mice scurrying around, minnows jumping on the surface of the water, long reeds growing out of the water that were all of a sudden moving on a sti