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Spring Carp Tactics

Simple hook, line and sinker tactics produce big carp--although not just any setup will do. The right line, hooks and baits fool wary carp into biting. Then hang on tight!

Locating Carp in Early Season

Carp are among the first species to move shallow in spring, typically in shallow, soft-bottomed bays. Spot them visually, or fish where muddy water betrays their presence. Anchor up, cast out, and enjoy!

Fly fishing Carp

Mickey Johnson interviews flyfishing expert Dan Frasier on choosing and using fly patterns for carp. Matching the hatch is just as important for these wary "freshwater bonefish" as it is for wily trout.

Whitefish Late Summer Location

In late summer, schools of whitefish shift from deep basins to the edges of midlake structures, at or around the depth of the thermocline. Use your electronics to locate schools of roving fish, then vertically jig spoons or Jigging Rapalas to provoke strikes.

Fly fishing for Carp

Flyfishing is both fun and effective for spooky fish like carp. Charlie Moore discusses the essentials of reading fish activity, fly selection, and going toe-to-toe with heavy-duty carp on a flyrod.

White Bass Postspawn Surface Tactics and Behavior

After spawning, roving schools of white bass roam bays, flats and offshore basins. The fish feed aggressively, and reveal their location by "busting" baitfish on the surface. Cast small crankbaits, spinners, or jigs near the surface where fish are present.
Spring Carp Tactics

Spring Carp Tactics

Simple hook, line and sinker tactics produce big carp--although not just any setup will do. The right line, hooks and baits fool wary carp into biting. Then hang on tight!

Locating Carp in Early Season

Locating Carp in Early Season

Carp are among the first species to move shallow in spring, typically in shallow, soft-bottomed bays. Spot them visually, or fish where muddy water betrays their presence. Anchor up, cast out, and enjoy!

Fly fishing Carp

Fly fishing Carp

Mickey Johnson interviews flyfishing expert Dan Frasier on choosing and using fly patterns for carp. Matching the hatch is just as important for these wary "freshwater bonefish" as it is for wily trout.

Whitefish Late Summer Location

Whitefish Late Summer Location

In late summer, schools of whitefish shift from deep basins to the edges of midlake structures, at or around the depth of the thermocline. Use your electronics to locate schools of roving fish, then vertically jig spoons or Jigging Rapalas to provoke strikes.

Fly fishing for Carp

Fly fishing for Carp

Flyfishing is both fun and effective for spooky fish like carp. Charlie Moore discusses the essentials of reading fish activity, fly selection, and going toe-to-toe with heavy-duty carp on a flyrod.

White Bass Postspawn Surface Tactics and Behavior

White Bass Postspawn Surface Tactics and Behavior

After spawning, roving schools of white bass roam bays, flats and offshore basins. The fish feed aggressively, and reveal their location by "busting" baitfish on the surface. Cast small crankbaits, spinners, or jigs near the surface where fish are present.

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