Plastic worms are the most versatile bait available to the bass angler because they exploit the most fundamental weaknesses of the bass. Black bass are opportunistic predators that look for easy to capture, easy to swallow meals and nothing short … Continued
Trout trollers like to troll with spoons and plugs. These baits allow you to cover water quickly and when the trout are in an aggressive mood they can be quite deadly. On the other hand, when the trout are … Continued
People have been telling me to write an article about fishing knots for years, but until now I’ve resisted. Why now? Honestly I’ve wanted to present my “notes on knots” to the readers of the Fish Sniffer for a long … Continued
Most anglers start off their day by checking out weather reports or just looking outside; do I go or not? Just remember that when you look outside and your neighbor’s tree is blowing over, it might not be a bad … Continued
Traditionally mid-November marks the high water mark for Delta striper fishing. This is the time of the year when the bulk of the striper population is holding in the west Delta. Since the water temperature is typically in the middle … Continued
A lazy crowd of people were sauntering down Main Street in Rio Vista on a balmy October afternoon. I emerged from the waterfront holding a large fish. The crowd started to stir as I walked up to the Rio Vista … Continued
Here in the Northern California foothills fall is in the air. We’ve had a bit of rain, nighttime temperatures are dipping and if you look at the ridges the leaves on the hardwoods have gone from green to brown and … Continued
I’d like to tell you that I have a definitive answer about the importance of lure color, but I don’t. There are some clues that hint to how important color MAY be in certain situations, but beyond that, the influence lure color has when it comes to triggering strikes seems to be more a matter of faith than hard science.