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How Does Weather Affect Fishing May 7, 2021

 

Weather conditions of all types affect fish behavior. From dreaded cold fronts and soaring barometric pressure to a walleye chop, light rain, or leaden skies, Mother Nature plays a hand in our favorite pursuit.

Thankfully, if you don't like the fishing weather conditions you've been dealt for the day, you typically don't have to wait long until everything changes.

Light rain is good for fishing, as the rain helps you hide from the fish. It also washes bait and other insects into the water. Fish feed a lot more in such conditions. On the other hand, very heavy rain is not good for fishing. This is because fish will find it increasingly difficult to see the bait. The water's current can affect them, too, making them move very slowly. 

 


Hook & Tackle at DUNHAMS Sporting Goods April 20, 2021

The new Spring/Summer collection of Hook & Tackle apparel is now available at Dunham's Sporting Goods. Get you Sun Protection gear on!


Top 5 Bass Fishing locations in the USA February 24, 2021

Here are Hook & Tackle's top picks for the best BASS fishing in the United States.

1. Lake Guntersville in Alabama is located in North Alabama between Bridgeport and Guntersville. Alabama's largest lake contains 69,000 acres and stretches 75 miles.

2. Lake Okeechobee in Florida is over 730 square miles of the best fishing in the USA. Florida is know as the Fishing Capital in the World.

3. Lake Fork in Texas one of the best lakes for Large Mouth Bass. Lake Forth covers over 43 miles. Like they say everything is big in Texas!

4. Chickamauga Lake in Tennessee with a total length of 810 miles and offers some of the largest striped and largemouth bass. The state record to thsi date is 15.3 pounds.

5. Lake Erie in Pennsylvania offers an abundance of smallmouth bass in the Lake, yet many largemouth are found on the bayside, Anglers catch over 1 million fish per year out of this lake! WowA!

 


Miami Beach Brings Back the Miami International Boat Show in 2022 January 20, 2021

The city of Miami Beach will be hosting the 2022 Miami International Boat Show. Save the dates February 17-22, 2022

They are teaming up with the Miami Yacht Show and Superyacht Miami, creating the first joint production of South Florida’s preeminent winter boat shows.

The Miami Beach convention center was under major renovations for over 4 years making the show make a move to Key Biscayne. With the renovations completed, the show will be featured in an new state of the art 21st Century convention center with more space and room .

Hook & Tackle has been a major supplier for over 30 years and look forward to being back!


Catch & Release - Fishing December 31, 2020

Catch and release is a practice within recreational fishing intended as a technique of conservation. After capture, the fish are unhooked and returned to the water. Often, a fast measurement and weighing of the fish, followed by photography of the catch is worthwhile

From Anglers Unlimited, Upon releasing a fish, most anglers figure that if it swims away, it’s just fine and will survive. Unfortunately, this isn’t necessarily true. In studies on hooking mortality, biologists hold fish for observation, usually for a number of days. What they’ve found is that a fish which appears all right at the time of release may have suffered trauma, injury from the hook or damage from handling, which leads to death later on. That the fish swims away under its own power doesn’t assure its survival.