Trout Fishing Tips
Can you remember the last great trout fishing time you had? I can remember a number of times when fishing Lake Michigan for lake trout or steel head trout. I live in a small town on Lake Michigan called Pent water, Michigan and have fished Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, and Lake Superior for trout over the years.
I started out about 30 to 35 years ago in the North port area fishing for lake trout. These Lake Trout were in 100 to 125 feet of water. This was before the introduction of salmon so the idea of down riggers was not even thought of and at the time I didn't even have wire line as that came later for me. We made our first down riggers. We used 8 or 10 inch pulleys and wire that some of the fisherman used to troll with. I don't even remember how we mounted them but they did work. We would take an open faced spinning reel with 12 to 15 pound test line and then attach cowbells onto the end of the line with a lure 18 to 24 inches behind the cowbells. To get the cowbells down on the bottom we put a three-way swivel between the main line and the cowbells, then we would attach a 18 inch leader with five bell sinkers to the three-way swivel. This would usually get the bait down to the lake bottom.
Lake trout normally stay near the bottom of the Great Lakes so as long as we could feel the bell sinkers tick the bottom we knew we were in the right place for Lake Trout.
Cowbells were used as a attractor to attract lake trout. They consisted of a string of blades 18 to 24 inches in length and the blades were usually silver in color. You drag these along the bottom with the sinkers kicking up a little sand and you can catch Lake Trout.
That was tough fishing back then but today with down riggers and a great selection of lures and all of our new electronic equipment it is much easier. By the way even with all that trouble we did catch Lake trout and after that the salmon were introduced, but that is another story.
One last note about our trout fishing sport. We must take additional steps to protect our great fishery. That means not only impose strict rules and regulations on the companies of the world today to protect our environment but also see to it that our governments enact strict regulations on the shipping companies, so they do not release any evasive aquatics into our waterways, such as the Great Lakes ( the world's largest supply of freshwater).
Have a nice day and catch lots of fish.
For many years, I always wanted to walk at Annapurna base camp trek, but I did not have a job, I felt ashamed to go. Fears cross your mind, what do I do if I can not do it, what I fail, how difficult it will be, do I deal with height. Questions that can be answered by advice from others in theory, but actually in practice only. Using good words, "you will never know until you go". If you're dreaming or desperate in life, you sometimes have to cry and go for that.
The first time I went to Nepal I was a traveler who did not have any experience with a skilled track. I joined a group of companies with an internationally well known company and well-established culture and lifestyle. Together with the group, we completed a simple journey near Pokhara. This gave me a taste of walking and my eyes longed to the horizon and the snow rose to Annapurna base camp trek. I enjoyed our short trip, the organization, the joy of being in the group and the convenience of having the management and security of having a guide. But as many people do, I felt that something was crazy, a journey if anything] was a bit "too" was stubborn and it was hard to understand the real meaning of people and the Nepal culture.
Although our journey took from Jomsom to Muktinath, my heart was intending to Annapurna base camp trek, swith the flexibility of employing our own guide and porter, I split from my friend and towards the way to the base camp. This trip was perhaps one of the most challenging moments of my life. My porter was there for me to lead the way and carry the load of my pack, but he was quite unobtrusive to allow me to absorb my ideas and to incorporate a great cleaner of this region. The top we had more difficulty.
The only Annapurna campaign is probably one of the inspirational features I've been. Set in the center of the major Himalayas, it is like a bowl of mountainous fish, soundless, unfamiliar and completely out of this world.
I know one thing simple, if I went alone I could not do it, if I went with the group they would not enjoy or learn much about Nepal, Himalaya people living here and finally about me. I appreciate my door/guide to show me the way and know that he came from a well-known company that would have prevented us from the comfort that I could not leave any future trip to Nepal.
If your person wants to go alone, it is wise to employ a guide or porter who people and the culture of the area you are moving. Not only for security but for you to get better, more experienced experience.