When fishing with jerkbaits for muskie, using a stiff wire leader is always a good idea, as stiff wire provides security against bite-offs and improves lure presentation. When casting with bucktail spinners or trolling with crankbaits, you can instead use a heavy fluorocarbon leader.
Posts from: March 2021
In order to fish for carp the European way, you will need strong 3lb carp rods, baitrunner or big pit reels, as well as 15 to 20lb monofilament mainline, 2 to 3oz weights, 20 to 30lb braided leader material, and size 2 to 6 wide gap carp fishing hooks.
Most notably, walleye are the bigger of the two species. When it comes to colors, sauger have a dark-golden to brassy body coloration, while walleye are generally more light-golden to olive green in color. Saugers also have big, dark spots on their bodies, which walleye lack entirely.
Northern pike grow to a much bigger size than pickerel. Checking body coloration, as well as dot and bar patterns, are other reliable ways of identifying these two species, as pickerel have a chain-like pattern on its sides, while pike have plenty of short, light bar-like spots all over its flanks.
Roach have a bluish to silvery body colouration, while rudd will have a yellowish-brown or often even golden colour to them. Rudd have an upturned mouth, while the roach’s mouth will be downturned and the eyes of roach are red, while rudd eyes are yellowish in colour.
Can bass and catfish actually coexist? Do they eat the same prey? Do they eat each other? And which of the two species is the stronger fighter on the rod? The answers to all of these questions will be presented in this article on the interesting topic of bass vs. catfish.