10 tips for sight fishing carp

Targeting carp during the warmer months is an exciting way to spend time on the water.

These fish are abundant and fight hard. As an added bonus, few anglers pursue carp.

Sight fishing can take this experience to a whole new level. There’s nothing like seeing a 10-pounder swim right up and inhale your bait.

Late spring and early summer can be the best time of year to do this.

Here are some tips for sight fishing carp:

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A crash course on crappies

I’m going to be honest with all of you. I wanted to put together an article on tips for fishing spring crappies, but presenting myself as any sort of expert on the subject would be disingenuous.

Don’t get me wrong, I love fishing crappies. They fight hard, taste great, and are relatively available in my part of the world. But I haven’t spent much time exclusively targeting these fish.

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Worth the wait

I’m a firm believer that outdoors success doesn’t happen on a schedule.

There are so many variables that go into a productive hunting or fishing trip. After all, we’re dealing with wild animals.

Weather, photoperiods, population numbers, human pressure, and activity levels are just a handful of things one must consider when trying to drop that trophy buck or pin down a fish of a lifetime.

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How to recycle fishing line

We’ve all been there.

You’re enjoying a beautiful day on the water when, for some reason, you have to re-tie your fishing line.

Whether it is because of a tangle or it’s just time to switch baits, cutting and discarding fishing line is simply part of the experience.

But even though this frequent occurrence can become mundane, it’s important to be mindful of how you handle your scrap line.

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Nathan Woelfel Outdoors Podcast – Episode 25: The Guided Life w/Matt Tratz

I’m joined by Matt Tratz who hosts The Guided Life, a fishing and hunting show dedicated to presenting life in the outdoors in an educational and entertaining way. 

Matt and I discuss how to get the most out of your guided hunting and fishing trips and the pitfalls of filming outdoor adventures. 

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