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IT'S YOUR TURN TO REPORT ON WHERE THE FISH ARE. HOW DEEP ARE THEY? HOW WARM IS THE WATER? WHAT TIME OF DAY ARE THEY BITING? WE'LL PUT IN OUR INFO FOR THE LOCAL AREA, BUT CAN'T COVER THE HOLE US, SO PLEASE SEND IN YOUR INFO, AND LEARN FROM WHAT OTHERS HAVE TO SAY. GOT SOME PICTURES, SEND THEM ALONG AND WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO PUBLISH THEM. IF YOU SEND IN AN ARTICLE ABOUT FISHING, AND HAVE A BUSINESS TO PROMOTE, WE WILL  TRY TO GIVE YOU SOME SPACE FOR YOUR AD.         THE SITE IS FOR SALE $300.00. AND AS YOU CAN SEE THE SITE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION.      LETS TALK          TOM            863 465 7061





As it says at the top of the page we can't cover the whole U.S.

and since it's freezing in the north, I think I'll just stay

here in Florida, thank you.
 Yesterday  a couple of friends and I decided to do a little

fishing which would be the first time in 3 weeks that we found

the time.

 We didn't have a lot of time so we only fished about 1 hour for

bass before switching to bluegills. We landed and released 6

bass all of which were in the weeds in 6'8" of water. Not 7' or

5' but 6'8". When we marked them there were a lot of fish, but

the wind was blowing strong and it was hard to hold position.

You fisherman know what that is like. So on to the bluegill

fishing. We marked fish in 7 to 10' of water and  dropped anchor

at about 8 1/2 feet. Fished for about another 1 1/2 hours and

caught 36 nice fat gills.The bait was both worms and crickets.

The worms worked best for us that day..Although we didn't have a

lot of time.Just a little time on the water, will make you a new

man or women. Oh,Yes, did I mention how good the fish were? Save

the scrap from the fish for a chum bag. If you don't use a chum

bag when you are fishing for pan fish, try it you will have a

pleasant surprise. Till next time Tom Helm



 

WATER TEMPATURE FOR FISH

Adapted for this use. Courtesy of www.FineFishing.com

Fishing and Lake Maps
Good anglers understand that knowing how to read fishing and lake maps is indispensable both for catching the right fish and for finding large quantities of them. Fortunately, it’s easy to gain a basic knowledge of these maps – knowledge that will help even novice fishermen improve their skills.

A contour map is perhaps the most useful. It helps determine the depth of the water, which is invaluable information because fish are found at certain depths depending on the species and time of year. Basically, the lines on the contour map all represent a certain depth, which anglers can use to their advantage if they know what depth the fish tend to gather in each season.

After reading a contour map or any of the other fishing and lake maps, anglers should visit the areas they believe hold fish to do some in-person "fact finding." The map will likely indicate many areas with the right depth for fish. Only a site visit can tell you which of those areas is actually home to a good number of fish.

Local bait and tackle shops can be great places to find maps that pertain to the lake or other waterway closest to the shop.

Original article adapted for this use. Courtesy of www.FineFishing.com

Freshwater Fish Temperature Chart
There are regional differences and acclimatization differences in the temperature ranges for fish species. This is a general guideline for most areas and most times of the year.

Species Lower Avoidance Optimum Upper Avoidance
American Shad 60 66 85
Atlantic Salmon 45 62 na
Atlantic Sturgeon 56 66 70
Black Crappie 60 70 75
Bluegills 58 70 75
Brook Trout 44 58 70
Brown Bullhead 65 74 85
Brown Trout 44 56-66 75
Burbot  52 
Carp 75 84 88
Pickerel 60 66 74
Channel Catfish 55 82-89 90+
Chinook Salmon 44 54 60
Chum Salmon  57 
Coho Salmon 44 54 60
Flathead Catfish 81 85 90
Freshwater Drum  74 
Grass Pickerel  78 
Grayling   65
Green Sunfish 73 87 91
Kamloops Trout 46 47-55 60
Kokanee  52-55 
Lake Trout 42 50-57 60
Landlocked Atlantic Salmon 42 50-58 65
Largemouth Bass 50 65-75 85
Longnose Gar  92 
Muskellunge 55 63 72
Northern Pike 56 63 74
Pink Salmon  50 
Pumkinseed  81 
Rainbow Trout 44 61 75
Rock Bass  70 
Shortnose Gar 81 87 94
Smallmouth Bass 60 65-68 73
Sockeye Salmon  55 
Spotted Bass 71 75 80
Steelhead Trout 38 48-52 60
Sunfish 50 58 68
Tench   80
Walleye 50 67 76
White Bass 62 70 78
White Crappie  61 
White Perch  89 
Yellow Bass  81 
Yellow Perch 58 68 75
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YOU CAN GO FISHING AND HAVE FUN WITH THE FAMILY AT A VERY LOW COST.

     So you want to have some fun fishing with the family but don't have much money to spend. You can do that.Here is what to do to get out, have some fun with the family and not feel guilty about spending money needed for paying bills.

    First stop will be Walmart or Kmart and shop for some fishing gear. You will need a rod, reel, hooks, sinkers, and a bobber. The real can be bought for $3.95 and a rod for $4.95. The real will include the line, so try to get one with 8 pound test on it. This will allow you to use the rod for panfish and bass. Next grab some light sinkers, a bobber, and some small hooks. This will cost you about another $4.00. This means that you are ready to go fishing, and it only cost you $12.00. Yes, this cheap rod and real will work just fine. You will be surprised how easy it casts. Now for bait, go out in the yard and dig for worms, or turn over rocks to find them. Also look for crickets or grasshoppers. Find a lake where you can fish from shore, or go to a public fishing pier. Bait your hook and take turns at fishing. Also check the rivers and streams in your area.

     If you have dreamed of being a pro bass fisherman and have a couple of extra bucks, just start with one bait. I would suggest that you buy a small package of plastic worms, 6 inches long. Pick the color BLACK, if you can only afford one package. If the rod you bought, has 8 or 10 pound line on it, you are set to bass fish. You will need a different hook, that is big enough to string the worm on. Cast the worm out and retrieve it slooooowly. Lift and drop the end of the pole as you retrieve the line. Throw the bait close to weeds or brush. If you get a hit, remember you have light line on the reel so take it easy, and don't try to bring the fish in too fast. Also make sure the drag is set, to slip, so that the line dosen't  break. When you have a little more money to spend, just buy another fishing rod and reel, so two of you can fish at the same time.

It is always a good idea to talk to the people at the tackle shop. You want to ask them where the fish are biting, what they are biting on and where can you fish from shore closest to that spot. Don't be affraid to ask questions, thats the way you learn to fish. The people at the store will be glad to assist you, because if you catch fish you will come back and buy something when you are ready to add to your tackle box.

     Sure it is more fun fishing from a boat, and your chances of catching fish improve, because you can get out on the water and look for weed beds that hold fish. If you get to the point that you can afford a boat your time on the water will be a very pleasant treat, and just the time you spend on the water will be a relaxing time. With or without a boat fishing is a great way to spend time with the family. And let me tell you, THOSE FISH ARE REALLY GOOD eating.  You will love the fishing, and your family will love you for it. This will be one of the things that the kids will remember all of their lives. So scrap up about $15.00 bucks and spend day after day fishing with the family. Thats what parents do.Let me know how you make out on your first fish outing. More later- Tom Helm




 

INFO ABOUT FLORIDA

Florida was the 27th state in the USA; it was admitted on March 3, 1845.
 State Abbreviation - FL
State Capital - Tallahassee
Largest City - Jacksonville
Area - 65,758 square miles [Florida is the 22nd biggest state in the USA]
Population - 15,982,378 (as of 2000) [Florida is the fourth most populous state in the USA, after California, New York and Texas]
Name for Residents - Floridians
Major Industries - tourism, agriculture (oranges, grapefruit, tomatos), electronics

Major Rivers - St. Johns River, St. Marys River, Suwannee River
Major Lakes - Lake Okeechobee, Lake George
Highest Point - A hill in Walton County - 345 feet (105 m) above sea level
Number of Counties - 66
Bordering States - Georgia, Alabama
Bordering Bodies of Water - Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico

Origin of the Name Florida - Florida was first seen by the Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon on Palm Sunday on April 2, 1513 - he then named the "Pascua de Florida," meaning "Feast of Flowers" and claimed it for Spain
State Nickname - The Sunshine State
State Motto - "In God we trust."
State Song - "Swanee River"

Florida State Symbols and Emblems:
STATE BIRD  MOCKINGBIRD
STATE MAMMAL   PANTHER
STATE FRESHWATER FISH   LARGEMOUTH BASS
STATE MARINE MAMMAL     MANATEE
STATE REPTILE           ALLIGATOR
 

 

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