Debbie Hanson 4/30/2019 Are you ready to learn how to fish with crankbaits for bass? You might be searching online for “how to fish with crankbait” since spring and summer are two prime seasons for crankbait fishing. Crankbaits can be one of the most effective […]
Month: April 2019
A saltwater fishing net is a critical tool that almost every angler should have, regardless of the style of fishing you do. These types of nets are used to safely and harmlessly land fish so that they can be dehooked and released. Of course, there […]
Tilapia is a fish species that originated from the Middle East and Africa. If you are wondering where to fish for tilapia, they primarily inhabit the Southeast U.S. They are known to be great table fare for their mild taste, making it one of the most-consumed fish in the U.S. and a common staple of many commercial seafood suppliers.
Tilapia tend to be flighty and are herbivores who aren’t easily tempted by baits which adds to the challenge of catching one. Similar to grass carp, tilapia are often stocked to help control aquatic vegetation. Here are tips from seasoned tilapia anglers about where to fish for tilapia.
Where to Fish for Tilapia
- By state: Florida, Alabama, and Texas are where you’ll want to begin your exploration of where to catch tilapia fish.
- By water type: Tilapia often inhabit brackish or fresh water estuaries.
- By water body: Most ponds, rivers, canals, and lakes.
- By season: The tilapia spawning season affects where to catch tilapia fish. You can find them spawning in shallower water typically throughout the year, but they will stop when the water temperature drops below sixty degrees.
- By bait: As herbivores, it’s difficult to catch a tilapia on a baitfish. Stick with bread balls, peas, or corn. Sometimes, tilapia will go for earthworms or artificial lures that resemble tiny fish or invertebrates.
- By tackle: Light tackle is needed for tilapia fishing. Use 4-to-8 pound test line rigged on a small spinning reel with small #4 or #6 size hooks.
Use our interactive map to find more tips on where to fish and boat. If you zoom in close on a particular water body in your area, you can click the “Fish Species” button to see what catches have been reported there. Be sure your fishing license is up-to-date before you go. Happy fishing!
Planning your upcoming family fishing or boating trips can now be even easier if you use the new Take Me Fishing skill for Amazon Alexa. If you haven’t heard about Amazon Alexa or how an Alexa skill actually works, don’t worry. These simple guidelines will […]
Learning often happens through the process of trial and error, but if you know about some of the most common fishing mistakes, you can avoid making them. Check out this list of some of the top fishing mistakes, so that your time on the water […]
If you are thinking about purchasing a pre-owned boat, you might be wondering about the steps you need to take to transfer boat registration or title paperwork.
To start, it’s important to understand that a boat registration isn’t technically transferrable. In some states the registration number may be transferred to the new owner (if available), but the new owner of the boat will always receive new registration paperwork that has been filed using the new owner’s name and contact information.
The title of a boat, on the other hand, is transferrable from one owner to the next. These are a few of the steps you may have to follow when completing a boat title transfer.
- Check with the fish and wildlife agency or department of motor vehicles in your state to be sure you understand the laws that apply to transferring a boat title. Most states have similar requirements to transfer boat title paperwork as they do to transfer a car title.
- Before you can have the title to your pre-owned purchased boat transferred into your name, the seller must fill out the transfer section on the back of the title and sign it. You will also need to find out if your state requires this step to be completed in the presence of a notary.
- Complete an application for the title at a tax collector’s office or with a license plate agent. States that require boat titles will provide an application form that you need to fill out with your name, address, and other important information regarding the boat you have purchased.
- Pay any titling fees, registration fees, and sales tax.
- Once the boat title transfer has been made, be sure to keep your title on file in a safe place at home.
Be aware that some states (such as Arizona, Colorado, New Hampshire, and North Dakota) do not require a boat to be titled or have the requirement to transfer boat title paperwork. In these instances, the buyer should obtain the detailed bill of sale from the seller and copies of bills of sale going back to the owner of record and the original state issued registration card if the boat is registered in a non-title state.
While you won’t have to go through a boat registration transfer, you will need to keep your boat registration paperwork aboard your newly acquired vessel. Part of learning how to boat is making sure you have valid title and registration documents based on your state’s requirements.
Andy Whitcomb 4/17/2019 What might be considered unique fishing equipment depends greatly on how many species you target. Unique fishing gear to you may be something other anglers use all the time. Additional fishing factors such as versatility of techniques, locations, and conditions also can […]
Fishing with lures is a highly-rewarding style that is popular among many anglers. Lure fishing for beginners can seem overwhelming based on the variety of brands, styles, colors, and materials, available in the tackle market. Research “lure fishing for beginners” for the style of fishing […]
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Ken Schultz 4/10/2019 When looking at a new rod, reel, or rod-and-reel package, the subject of balancing a fishing rod comes up while pairing these two essential fishing gear components. The topic of balancing a fishing rod, or balanced tackle in general, actually comprises two […]