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Idaho girl, 12, sets new yellow perch world record

News - largest yellow perch caught while ice fishing

Idaho Fish and Game says Tia Wiese went ice fishing with her dad last March at Lake Cascade and landed a giant perch. "I couldn't quit smiling," Tia told Fish and Game. "It was the biggest perch I've seen. I was kind of hoping it was a state record." Tia and her father, Gary, went to Cascade to have the perch weighed on a certified scale. It came in at a whopping 2 pounds 11.68 ounces.

Read more... February 24, 2015 posted by N.C Lip

Hunting The Snakehead

Freshwater - a compilation of snakehead hunts

During a snakehead fishing trip for Chinese New Year's dinner, the idea of compiling my previous hunts came to mind. Sometimes with results, sometimes without. Most of them came from casual trips for light reading..

Read more... February 19, 2015 posted by N.C Lip

Essential Rigs

Technical - a compilation of reliable rigs, proven by time & results

Knowledge of rig is equally important as the knot itself. The more rigs one can tie, the more approach he can dish out at his quarry...

Read more... February 12, 2015 posted by N.C Lip

2015 Is Here

News - happy new year

Right now I'm working on several articles & being a porch monkey at the same time. Probably that's why none of them gets completed.

I'll try to get one uploaded by the next two weeks. Other than wishing you guys a Happy New Year 30 days late, a 'Dropper Loop' has been added to the 'Knots 1 - The Fundamentals' under the Technical section. Saltwater anglers ought to check it out.

Read more... January 30, 2015 posted by N.C Lip

Java Barb

Freshwater - glitters of silver in the water

If there ever was an award for being a gourmandizing species, then this fish is sure to be nominated. While its average size may be a few inches, Java Barb makes up for that in number. A shoal of 50 strong can easily finish a loaf of bread in no time ...

Read more... November 14, 2014 posted by N.C Lip

208 lbs skate caught off British shores

News - considered to be the largest ever caught from British shores

Daniel Bennett, 26, recently reeled in what is considered to be the largest fish ever caught from British shores. The Yorkshire, England, fisherman caught a massive common skate, weighing an estimated 208 pounds, while he was sifting with members of The Whitby Bass Club off the northern tip of the Isle of Skye in Scotland.

Read more... November 08, 2014 posted by N.C Lip

New record sheepshead in Delaware

News - fisherman catches new record sheepshead in Delaware

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources has confirmed that a sheepshead fish caught in Lewes last month has set a new state record. The 17.1-pound fish measured 28 inches long and had a girth of 24 inches.

Read more... October 29, 2014 posted by N.C Lip

Line Twist

Technical - dreaded mini curls - causes, prevention & fix

Line twist is a condition where nylon monofilament on a reel forms multiple twist onto itself. Sometimes it can be so bad that fishing is rendered impossible...

Read more... September 20, 2014 posted by N.C Lip

Line Lay

Technical - something fishy about your line alignment?

Let's clear things up before we jump to the conclusion that any uneven line lay is a shortcoming. Some reels are designed to have line lay slightly tapered either towards the top or bottom...

Read more... September 02, 2014 posted by N.C Lip