How the COAF Field Team likes to set up bubble fly rigs when they opt to use spinning gear over fly fishing gear. These rigs work for non-fly fishermen as well as fly fisherman, too! Here are three rigs that have proven effective for the Team!
A simple quilting extension table made with parts from Home Depot, completed in less than an hour, and with minimal material costing ~$20. Has adjustable legs and can be readily modified to a number of sewing machines.
How to tie a Purple Marabou Orange Thing or PMOT for short. It is a simple pattern, fished on the bottom in short hops and pauses to entice hesitant Bass. It uses two marabou plumes tied along the hook shank, causing the fishing fly to ride hook bend up!
A simple recipe for broiling trout. Caught a 20" Rainbow Trout. Was thinking of making steaks with it, or grilling it on a plank. Then, decided to broil it instead. Made for a tasty meal!
It's best to get lessons from an expert. But if you want to use your new rod right away, the "start fast, stop fast" principle and our video will get you started.
Article provides information about jug lines we have used, and then explain how to make a jug line we currently use with our kayaks. Simple to make, easy to deploy, can be reset with minimal effort!
A shore fisherman's view of fishing in Galveston, TX. Provides useful information and tips on area piers and other fishing opportunities for the land-based fisherman.
What the City of Allen Field Team looks for when buying our next kayak for fishing!
How to make a fly line leader using a simple recipe. Also, ways to attach the leader to a fly line, and a bonus video on how attaching a leader to the lillian on a Tenkara rod!
This article provides instructions for tying a PMC Emerger - a fishing fly that uses minimal material and is simple to tie! It can be fished dry or wet and is used primarily for trout.
This article provides information about the Water Wolf Camera from a fisherman's standpoint. Includes suggestions and tips for using the camera in the field as well as videos of the camera in use!
A simple fly pattern made with three components - dry fly hook, saddle hackle, and ttying thread. Works well on Panfish and Trout. Do check it out!
This article provides instructions for tying a variant of the Damsel Fly. It does not have wings and does not require a foam cutter to form the body - simple and effective on Bass and Bluegill!
An online picture bulletin board for our Readers to share pictures of fish they have caught!
Variant of the Clouser Minnow - uses a bent back hook, craft fur instead of deer hair, and a weighted keel instead of dumbbell eyes. Simple and effective... the Field Team is really liking this one!
A sabiki rig is a set of small lures used to catch bait fish, but here is one variation that is used for catching White Bass (or Sand Bass). Do check it out!
Re-published Squidoo Lens about surfcasting without the surf. Hope our Readers find it useful!
How I modified an ultralight fishing rod and reel for use in micro fishing!
Originally published as a Squidoo Lens, this article is re-published and updated in HubPages, providing useful information and tips about Texas Rainbow Trout Fishing in community lakes and ponds!
Here is a recipe from the COAF Field Team for grilling Rainbow Trout on a plank (cedar, hickory, maple)! Easy to cook, makes for a tasty meal!
Good places for kayak fishing on the Texas side of Lake Texoma. Do check it out... and Good Luck and Good Fishing!
Here are three suggested fishing flies for Rainbow Trout for your fly box. Easy to tie, easy to fish,... give it a try next time you go trout fishing!
HubPages article that summarizes a recent trout fishing day trip to a popular park in Oklahoma. Check it out when you get a chance!
Article about one Texan's Trout Fishing Day Trip to the Lower Mountain Fork River - Beavers Bend State Park. Located in Southeast Oklahoma, the River offers year-round Rainbow and Brown Trout Fishing!
Short story re-published from Associated Content /Yahoo Voices. It's about two people who meet by chance - a decorated veteran and a beautiful actress! Do give it a read!
Article that provides useful information about fishing at Bob Hall Pier. Originally published as a Squidoo Lens, it is re-published as a HubPages article.
Article that provides suggested tips for creating YouTube Videos for the non-professional.
Tips for kayak enthusiasts who are interested in trolling for fish with their kayak, and for fishermen who would like to try their luck from a kayak!
In the spirit of Fathers Day, a son writes about lessons he learned while fishing with his Dad over the years. Do check them out; they may remind you about someone you know!
Article about the Balsa Popper Fly. Includes favorite videos and links that provide details on tying one. The article also has instructions on the author's variation of one!
This article provides instructions for tying a Tube Popper Fly - a variation of the Tube Fishing Fly concept applied to a Popper! Do give this one a try; like the flexibility if offers!
Here are details on making a simple mini balsa wood lathe. The lathe is used to make balsa wood popper bodies for fishing flies!
This article provides instructions for tying a Foam Damsel Fly that uses a minimum of material and is simple to tie! It is fished dry and has been a consistent producer of Bass and Panfish for us!
A Fish Tail Mount is a simple and inexpensive way to save a "trophy" fish and have it for dinner, too! This article provides instructions on making a simple fish tail mount!
COAF Griffith's Gnat: A variant of the Griffith's Gnat - a midge dry fly that has been a staple for many fly fishermen's fly boxes! This one uses a Size 12 Caddis Hook and Olive Tying Thread.
This article provides instructions for tying a COAF Damsel Fly - a variation of the Damsel Fly nymph pattern. This variant simulates a small minnow or crawdad swimming along the bottom!
This article provides instructions for tying a COAF San Juan Worm Ball - a variation of the San Juan Worm. It simulates two worms drifting in the water just waiting to be eaten by a lurking fish!
How to tie a Foam Rubber Spider Grasshopper, a variation of the Foam Spider. It is fished dry, and has been a consistent producer of Bass and Panfish for us!
A simple recipe for making dough bait that catches Catfish! Uses minimal ingredients and can be prepared in less than 30" and used immediately!
Results of a field study conducted by a group of fishermen, who enjoy fishing for stocked Rainbow Trout in Texas. From 2009-2013, the team collected data on lures and baits used for Rainbow Trout....
PowerBait is a popular dough bait for Rainbow Trout fishing. Here are four fishing rigs the COAF Field Team uses with PowerBait.
Another location along the Guadalupe River that offers Rainbow Trout Fishing is at the Lazy L&L Campground!
This article provides instructions on tying a variant of the Guadalupana. This variant calls for a smaller size hook and uses a grizzly hackle instead of an olive one that is tied palmer style.
One of the COAF Field Team's favorite lures for Bass is the Senko Worm - specifically, the 4" Yamasenko in Watermelon with Black and Red Flakes. It has been a consistent producer for the Team!
Each year Texas Parks and Wildlife stocks community lakes and ponds and a few tailraces/rivers with Rainbow Trout. Camp Huaco Springs is one location stocked through this Program!
Suggested spots to fish for rainbow trout on the Blue River in Oklahoma, specifically the area around Hughes Crossing.
Short article about jug line fishing - a fishing method that uses a float, line, and hook(s) and some cases weights. Includes favorite videos that provide details on ways to construct a jug line!
Ghost Shrimp are abundant along the beach and make excellent bait when surf fishing. HubPage provides details on making a Bait Pump to catch Ghost Shrimp!
In hopes of reducing the misses and improving hookup rates, here is a HubPage that offers a few quick tips when fishing with Nymphs for Trout!
Midges are a "must have" fishing fly for Trout fishermen. To assist others in their pursuit of Trout, here is a HubPage that provides useful information on Midge Fishing Flies!
Last article of a series of three HubPages intended to provide readers helpful information about duck hunting public lands in Texas.
Second article in a series of HubPages intended to provide readers helpful information about duck hunting public lands in Texas.
This article is the first in a series of articles intended to provide readers helpful information about duck hunting public lands in Texas.
Expanding on our HubPages article, "Fishing With Bread", here is a follow-on article that describes two fishing rigs I use when fishing with bread and how I bait them by molding the bread around the hook.
HubPage that provides insight on using Bread for bait in community lakes and ponds! Try it some time. You will be surprised what fish can be caught using this "Grocery Store Bait"!
HubPage that describes making a Tennis Ball fishing float that can be casted for distance using surfcasting gear!
HubPage with the intent to provide useful information to fishermen interested in fishing Denison Dam's tailrace.