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What do fishing regulations mean by "no bait?"

Alaska Department of fish and Game: Statewide Definitions Bait means any substance applied to fishing gear for the purpose of attracting fish by scent, including fish eggs in any form, natural or ...
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What do fishing regulations mean by "no bait?"

Yes it means no bait as in absence of bait. Single as apposed to double, triple, ... hooks Fish will strike at lures / spinners. Especially if they don't have much experience with fisherman. ...
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Getting started fishing

Go to your local fishing shop. They usually can give you some solid advice. Good fishing gear does not have to be expensive, even for larger fish. Once you get really specialized, you might need an ...
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What type of fishing lure is this?

Unless there is a certain terminology for "backside" plugs, this is a plug (or as I know it: a wobbler. No idea which term is more commonly used around where you live). Wikipedia Link I had to bust ...
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Fish aren't biting, how to get more bites?

It would be good to know if you are certain that there actually ARE fish bigger than the palm of your hand in the area. But let's assume that there are. Whenever I come across suspicious fish that won'...
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Can ocean/saltwater fishing gear be used for freshwater/lake fishing?

It will be fine. There is no issue going from salt to fresh. Usually saltwater gear includes lines and tackles that are supposed to catch bigger fish deeper in the ocean so you should probably try the ...
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Can ocean/saltwater fishing gear be used for freshwater/lake fishing?

Should work fine if he is set up for smaller fish. Even a set up for large fish would work but you would need to put a light line on it. Saltwater reel is designed to withstand the corrosive effects ...
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Cleaning top inside of old Plano tackle box

This is likely caused by soft baits eating the plastics. Older plastics weren't made to resist the solvents that make soft baits soft and squishy. Check out: https://www.bassmaster.com/tips/charlie-...
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Basic setup for trout fishing

Tons of rod and reel packages out there to get you started. I've had plenty of success with the basic Shimano rod/reel combos that are under $50. For bait and lures you have a some choices: ...
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Can ocean/saltwater fishing gear be used for freshwater/lake fishing?

Yes they will work but may not be ideal from a professional standpoint, for recreational fishing that you are not overly serious about it will work fine. The major difference is that generally ...
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Rainbow trout fishing on a small, deep lake in eastern Ontario

Beautiful area and picturesque lake for boat-in camping. But good luck trying to catch a Rainbow Trout. Three of us camped there for 3 full days a week ago (14,15,16 Sept 2023) and didn't get even a ...
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Fishing reel line capacity

It's not something I've ever considered before, but it's a good question. A few possible answers I guess. If there's a decent amount of depth from the lip of the spool to the line, there's less risk ...
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How do I use these lures from a basic fishing kit?

What you have is two jigs and a spinner (on the right). The basic idea is that you cast them out and then reel them back in and the fish think they are small fish swimming by and try and eat them. ...
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Do fish hooks have a lead coating?

It is not common for hooks to have a lead coating, at least in my locale (US southwest). They are most often brass, steel with a brass plating, plain steel, or stainless steel. Brass may have varying ...
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Do fish hooks have a lead coating?

Some hooks have a lead weight moulded into the shank. You would not eat that easily but why do you care when the other danger is putting the hook through your own lip while eating the fish? There ...
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How to achieve tension in fishing line?

Try a little more weight. Get a Leatherman pliers/knife combination and some weights to test some things. You can obtain pinch-on lead weights that can be quickly attached to your line with your ...
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What is the name and availability of this lure?

I just googled Mepps and aglia long - and got this, it's not identical in colour but is in shape and manufacturer. Mepps is a fairly well known brand of fishing lures. This seems to be one of their ...
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Reel locks when reeling in then bail flips open. What am I doing wrong?

Although the video provided to illustrate your issue was short, it appeared to me that spinning reel in question is a Pflueger President? But I could be wrong. I understand wanting the bail to close ...
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How do I use these lures from a basic fishing kit?

Jigs - what you have on the left - can be bounced off the bottom, or suspended beneath a float (typically on a slip line with a stop of some type). From what I understand about ice fishing, they can ...
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Finding fish offshore

My dad used to take us fishing with a net in the Caribbean. As I recall, the locals's traditional net is just like a wider, deeper tennis court net. You have floats on top and weights on the bottom. ...
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Can anyone identify this fishing-related tackle/object?

Per your Can anyone identify this fishing-related tackle/object? comment, it looks like you found your answer. To push it off the Unanswered questions page, I copied it here: Okay so, I've figured ...
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How to release the line from a pre-spooled reel on a newly purchased Ugly Stik fishing rod?

The grey triangular thing is a line keeper to keep the line tidy when you do not have the rod set up. Typically you would hold the working end (aka tag end) of the line in one hand and give a wrap ...
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Sea fishing rod all rounder

For anything surf or pier fishing I would recommend at least a 9 ft pole for casting far. I'm a big fan of Shimano Terez rods.
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Sea fishing rod all rounder

For extremely similar purposes here in Florida I use a 7 ft. medium heavy rod with a spinning reel that can handle 12-30lb test line and lure weights in the 1/2 to 2oz range. Use the same rods/reels ...
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How do fly fishing lures work?

For fly fishing, there are two types of flies, wet and dry. The wet flies are designed to sink and bitten by the fish underwater, while the dry lures are designed to sit on top and the fish will come ...
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Telescopic surf fishing rods - Are less segments better?

Like most things its a tradeoff. More segments, Smaller collapsible size, More eyelets to run the string through Can be more expensive. Fewer segments, Fewer parts to break Fewer weak joints I ...
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What type of fishing lure is this?

The name of it was a bomber. Back in the 50s. Very good old lure back then. Or plug. Have used them often in younger years. They were a good fish catcher & have been for years. It seems lures ...
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What do fishing regulations mean by "no bait?"

Usually, this means that the area is designated for fly fishing with single hook flies. This type of regulation is usually found in streams where the goal is catch and release fishing.
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Can elk hair be replaced by deer hair when tying a dry fly?

Elk is a little bit nicer to work with. It lays flatter. I think sika is the best. Sika is a small deer; lovely to work with.
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