Satisfy your craving to fishing not only through the waters but with your home PC too! Do not fret if it’s not the fishing season or the weather is not good for fishing. You can experience the rush and fun of bass fishing anytime and at the comfort of your own home. Free Bass Fishing Games are available for you in the internet.
Here are some bass fishing games and downloads you can come across on the Internet. They are free to download or play online, just make sure you check the system requirements included with the bass fishing games or software summary. Plug in and connect, here are some of the most exciting and realistic free bass fishing games for you.
1. Fishing Expert 4.0. Fishing Expert contains a database that queries your fishing conditions, and then provides you with one of over 400 proven fishing methods or patterns. It takes into account weather, time of year, types of water, wind conditions, spawning conditions, high/low pressure systems, and much more.
2. Pro Bass Fishing. Plunge yourself into a fishing adventure made more alive with splashing fish, jumping frogs, dancing water bugs, rippling water, bouncing rod tips and the biggest, hardest fighting bass fishes that ever landed on a PC. The fishing adventures are endless as you choose the lake, the hot spot, the species, the tackle – even the weather, its your game and your rules.
3. Rapala Pro fishing by Activision. Rapala Company is well known to every avid fisherman as they are taking in big bucks for the products and accessories and now a game is bearing their name. Drive fast on your bass boats and even air boats. Take the ultimate online bass fishing high with this free to try bass fishing game.
4. In-Fisherman Freshwater Trophies by global Star Software. Get the big boys out of the boat and be the In-Fisherman. Take the day off virtually and be the big man in the lake. Bag that trophy fish then strive for more. This free bass fishing game provides the bass fishing high that the real thing offers.
5. Pro Bass Fishing by Atari. LAN play and do fishing challenges with your friends and beat the popular on-line gaming portal, Game Spy Arcade. Enjoy the scenery of the northern and southern lakes. What’s up ahead will always be a surprise. Have that wonderful weekend get away with the boys anytime of the week and at the comfort of your own home.
6. Outdoor- Life: A Sportsman’s Challenge. the Sim – city meets the backwoods yokel cousins. Your ultimate hunting and fishing destination is right in your fingertips. Take those big bucks and monster bass flourishing as you market your outdoor paradise. You have complete control and power of everything you want in bass fishing all at the click of a mouse.
7. Championship Bass by EA Sports. This game provides computer anglers with small selection of lakes and rivers but have an extensive selection of lures and colors to choose from. Clean and simple play methods and not overly complicated. Good quality graphics with a huge amount of fun factor, something you can definitely expect from EA sports.
8. Trophy Bass 4 by Vivendi Universal games. Dubbed as the mother of all PC Bass fishing games, this game sets the standard of playability and “fishability”. Trophy Bass 4 is a game that provided tons of fun and demonstrated classic control of any fishing game. It has a large library of fishing tips thus you will learn real life fishing while playing this exciting game.
10. Trophy Bass 3D by Vivendi Universal Games. This game came up after Trophy Bass 2. This game came up with new and improved 3D rendered game engines. You must be familiar with the game series and make up with the speed of these game. The rush of adrenaline is like a jolt and the experience is breathtaking. Strap on for the ride of a lifetime!
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Fish The Right Plastic For The Condition
When choosing which plastic bait to use, you must factor in the conditions you’re fishing under, such as, water clarity, cover, temperature, sky conditions and the size of bass you want to catch.
You also want to know what the fish are feeding on and try to imitate it. Why fish a 10 inch worm if the fish are feeding on 3 inch shad? If the water is clear fish smaller lures with less action. The fish feed by sight more than sound in these conditions. In stained water fish creature baits where the legs and tails are moving. Also, worms with swimming tails are good too, it helps the bass find the lure.
In cold water use a more subtle lure like tubes and straight tailed worms that glide. Try a light color lure in clear skies and clear water, and a dark color lure in stained water and around dark. They make a better shadow than light colored lures.
For flippin and pitching try a crayfish, lizards or tubes.
Smaller lures will produce a lot more strikes but larger lures will usually catch more quality fish.
We all have a lure that is our favorite and it’s hard not to use it at every lake. But if you want to catch fish consistently, then you need to fish the right lure for the conditions.
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Fishing can mean different things to different people, but it all boils down to just a few things. Many anglers are out there for the excitement of the hunt and of course the battle to land that lunker. Others it’s just the peace, quiet, the fresh air and the beauty of nature, but they love to catch the odd fish to make it a perfect outing.
I’ve been fishing for over 50 years and even more frequently in the last 10 years; during this time I have learned a lot of countless things about fishing in general. The most important is that you can never know it all. Even a novice can show an old timer a trick or two.
Over the years I’ve seen hundreds of anglers come to the areas I fish full of enthusiasm and determination and they end up leaving frustrated and confused. With just a little advice this could have made for a better experience and more than likely created another fishing addict like myself. It may take some time to turn you into that pro, but the enjoyment of the sport would be more easily realised.
When starting out the very first thing you want is just basic information on where and when to fish. Sounds easy and generally just ask other anglers, lodge owners, bait store owners, heck just ask.
Now for the fishing equipment, the rod and reel. Sounds simple enough, but maybe not. As in most other sports, cheap or poor equipment will result in poor results. As an example I met a fellow from southern Ontario (Toronto) while fishing here at home for Northern pike and asked him how the fishing was. His remark was that he was going to rent a boat and give it a try. So I asked him if he would like to go out with me that evening and he accepted. I met him at the dock and told him to load his gear in the boat and offered him a life jacket and away we went. I did not notice what he had loaded at first except he had a nice big new tackle box, as we moved away I asked where is your rod and reel. He went on to open his new tackle box and proceeded to pull out one of those pocket fisherman rigs. Of course I had a hard time from not laughing out loud, but went on to offer him one of my other rigs already in the boat.
Once we hit the area I intended to troll he went on to politely say he wanted to use his own rod but asked what one of his lures he should use for northern pike. He had one large red and white spoon and I told him to use that and made sure he let out enough line for what we were doing. I believe I was praying for him to get the first strike and sure enough he did after about 15 minutes or so and the fun began.
Now this pike he had on was I would guess about 15 pounds, not that big but the struggle with that little, short toy he had was hilarious to watch. I did not believe he would get the fish to the boat but he did although to fast, I had the net and told him to slow down, he did not hear me as I leaned over to net the fish he had it reeled up to about 2 feet from the tip of that little rod, all that pike did was lean on the line and he was gone.
I must add here that he also had no leader on that rig. After that he was so excited and of course wanted to keep fishing, but asked if he could use one of my other rods which was fine because I wanted to see him really hook and land a nice fish. To shorten this story he did land 2 more northerns and a small walleye. Oh yes I did catch a fish, one walleye and one pike, but we had a new fishing addict here. The next day he went into town to the Canadian Tire store and got properly equipped.
I imagine that young man from southern Ontario had some great tall tales to tell when he got home. I wonder how big that one that got away is Now!
A light action graphite spinning rod and reel will handle most fish you will want to catch, plus it is light enough for the beginner to feel even the light hit of those walleye.
So just get out there relax, take your time. Bring some coffee or lunch or even better catch your lunch and cook on one of the many small islands all over these northern lakes. Mostly just enjoy it all the fresh air, wildlife and scenery. Enjoy it all while your watching that loon, deer or even a moose feeding, a big walleye might just swim up and inhale your bait sending that twitch up your line through your rod to your fingers. Set the hook and there’s lunch!
Well that’s enough from me time for supper and a 5 minute stroll down to the river and make a few casts and see what happens.
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Fishing In China
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A fishing vacation is never complete without fishing in the waters of Hong Kong, China. You may explore the fishing realms that the region has to offer. Hong Kong has once been known as an excellent port for fishing enthusiasts. Hong Kong will offer you the kind of fishing that you will never forget.
People may be after the food, shopping and the tourist spots of the region. But for people who are into fishing, Hong Kong can give more than what is expected of it as a city. To fish in Hong Kong is very exciting. You will be able to learn and experience the methods of fishing they have in Hong Kong.
Since it is surrounded by an ocean, this explains why most people fish in saltwater in Hong Kong. Targeting a fish is very simple. The ocean and the harbors are very accessible. You can fish in the harbors of Kowloon, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kwun Tong or the Hong Kong Island.
In Hong Kong, saltwater fishing is done everywhere in the surrounding ocean. There has never been a scarcity of fish in this region. You will find fish everywhere in the water. Tourists who come to fish can also visit Stanley, which is near Hong Kong. Stanley will be perfect for you if you are someone who wants peace, enjoy fishing quietly and away from the city life.
The Lamma Island and Sai Kung peninsula and are also spots recommended by local Anglers. These two places still have the features offered by a traditional fishing village. They also provide people with charter boats.
The Anglers in Hong Kong use the same saltwater fishing techniques that are used in the US. You can use your own techniques even if it’s deep sea fishing or surf fishing. Many people also use bloodworms or shrimps to catch fish.
Hong Kong, also provides fresh water fishing. Carp, Big Head Tilapia, and Edible Goldfish are the types of fish that you will catch in these water reservoirs. Tourists, however, have a difficulty trying the Freshwater fishing since they still need to supply a license to fish in Hong Kong.
Going to Hong Kong to fish does not require much planning for a fishing trip. You will be able to track down easily the hot spots of Hong Kong where you can enjoy fishing. Hong Kong is surrounded by water, which means that fishing is everywhere. You will be surprised that in a matter of hours, you are able to catch a bucketful of pan-sized fish.
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Tips For Archery Fishing
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Also known as Bow fishing, this is a sport wherein a fisherman uses archery equipment to fish.
A regular hunting bow can be used for fishing by simply attaching a reel to the front of the bow grip.
Archery fishing is especially favored by regular hunters when regular game like deer are off season. This way they can continuously hone their skills for whatever season it may be.
Before engaging in archery fishing, one must first take into consideration the following:
1. A fisherman must be duly licensed. Some states require that an individual have a state license to fish.
2. Equipment. Most states have a predetermined set of approved equipment for archery fishing.
3. Archery Safety Course. Still, some states require that an individual go through an approved safety course for archery fishing to ensure that the individual is well versed with the proper safety precautions and information regarding applicable laws in fishing.
4. Seasons. Bow fishing in some states can only be done in certain seasons. This is to allow the fish to spawn.
5. Species of fish. Some states have rules forbidding archery fishing for some species of fish.
The following skills are necessary for an individual to obtain and practice:
Knot tying. Though it may seem like a simple task, tying knots that will not slip (line for the arrow) are crucial in bow fishing.
Tuning. Tuning is making sure that the bow is at its best working condition. To ensure this, one has to continuously adjust the rest and calibrate the nock.
For a faster tuning process, one may shoot a regular bow-fishing arrow (without the tip) onto a target made of cardboard.
Marksmanship or targeting. Bow fishing and bow hunting, though similar on some aspects, really do differ on many things. Arrows for bow fishing are heavier, have larger arrow tips and, the most obvious one, has a string attached to the arrow.
And since fish are shot in the water, resistance differs as when compared to shooting in the air (for bow hunting of games)
There are various methods or ways of archery fishing. This includes the following:
1. Still hunting. A fisherman selects a place by the lake in which he would wait for passing fish to shoot its bow at.
2. Stalking. This can be done on foot or while on a boat. One is in constant motion in an attempt to locate fish.
3. Ambush. Fish that are best ambushed are the ones that are spawning since they tend to crowd thus increasing chances of target.
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The commercial fishing industry is a demanding and dangerous arena where the risks are as high as the rewards. Often working around the clock and dealing with some of the worst weather conditions possible, commercial fishermen know well the importance of having reliable equipment that can stand up to the most abusive environments and continue operating without fail. With fishing operations very often taking place at night, illumination is one of those pieces of equipment that plays a critical role in safety and productivity that cannot be compromised on.
Commercial fishing vessels typically employ HID lighting systems in the form of high pressure sodium fixtures on their working decks. Powerful and efficient, these lighting systems have provided an adequate if only just so form of lighting that’s been the standard for many years. Since these vessels are far offshore for extended periods and must rely on self contained sources of power, efficiency and power are key factors in determining the type of lighting to be used, and to date HPS systems have been the most practical.
Two of the biggest drawbacks with HPS lighting on commercial fishing vessels have been their very poor light quality and sensitivity to moisture. The light produced by a HPS lamp has a distinct orange/reddish coloration that produces poor contrasting and color reproduction, reducing visual acuity for those on the deck. HPS bulbs also run very hot, and any exposure to moisture while in operation can easily cause a bulb to shatter or even violently explode, and given the fact that these vessels are exposed to some of the wettest marine conditions possible, happens all too often. Despite all this, HPS systems have remained popular due to the long lifespan of the bulbs and their very high luminous efficiency on the order of 120 lumens per watt. The less energy consumed by lighting, the less fuel that is burned during operations, improving the amount of time a vessel can remain at sea pulling in catches and reducing the costs associated with fuel.
Modern lighting technologies however are changing all this and providing some distinct advantages that many commercial fishing operators are already capitalizing upon. In particular, LED lighting systems have come to the fore that offer to provide the durability and efficiency a fishing vessel needs, and not only this, but provide much better performance than the old HPS systems they are replacing. To why this is let’s look at some stats regarding the two types of lighting and how they stack up against each other.
Lumens per watt produced by HPS systems averages 120 lumens per watt and is one of the most efficient forms of lighting available.
Color temperatures for HPS range around 200 Kelvin, putting them below incandescent bulbs and resulting in light output with a distinct reddish/orange coloration. HPS renders colors poorly, has poor contrasting qualities, and is generally used in applications where these qualities are not considered very important such as street and parking lot lighting applications.
Bulb life for HPS lamps average 20-40,000+ hours of operational life and are among the longest lived light sources available. However, HPS lamps are prone to a phenomena known as “cycling” wherein as the bulb ages, it becomes harder for the ballast to maintain a high enough voltage to keep the lamp lit. Eventually the voltage needed to keep the bulb lit exceeds the ballasts maximum capacity, and the bulb goes out. Once the bulb cools down less voltage is needed to relight it, and the lamp comes back on. This cycle continues until the bulb fails entirely.
HPS bulbs are quite fragile since they are made of glass and become extremely hot while in operation. As a result, they require extensive protection in the form of heavy duty housings, extensive sealing, and vibration absorbing mounting assemblies in order to survive the harsh conditions of the marine environment. As little as a single drop of water contacting a hot HPS bulb is enough to cause it to fail explosively. Because of this, HPS lighting systems require frequent maintenance and inspection to prevent failures.
LED lighting averages 60 to 100 lumens per watt and is tied with fluorescent lighting for second place in the efficiency category.
Color temperatures for LED lights varies according to configuration and can be set at a specific parameter. LEDs are available in 2700K, 4500K, 5000K, 6000K, and higher color temperatures. LEDs used for commercial fishing applications are typically in the 4500K to 6000K range and as a result produce a very sharp white colored light. Additionally, LEDs provide very good contrasting and good color rendering, making them well suited to applications where high visual acuity is critical.
LED lamp life averages 50,000+ hours, and many fixtures are available which can reach 100,000 hours of operating life. Additionally, as LEDs age they do not experience significant changes in operation. LEDs simply grow dimmer over time, and most manufacturers consider LEDs to have reached the end of their useful life when they drop to 70% of their original lumen output.
LEDs are a solid state form of lighting that is highly durable and versatile. They have no glass and so can’t fail from shattering, and don’t run hot and so aren’t as likely to fail from exposure to minor amounts of water. LEDs are highly resistant to damage form impacts and vibrations as well, making them well suited to applications where rough handling and abusive conditions are encountered.
LEDs offer commercial fishing operators a lighting alternative that can provide highly efficient operation coupled with far better light quality than HPS systems. The light they produce is whiter and more intense with better contrasting and color reproduction, which in turn helps with visual acuity during the performance of complex tasks. LED boat light fixtures are also far more durable than HID systems, and are able to withstand rough handling that would cause premature failure of an HPS fixture.
Overall speaking, commercial fishing operators can improve the safety and productivity on their decks without compromising on lighting efficiency. More reliable, better performing, and more durable, LED boat lights represent a step up from old style HPS systems that’s hard to beat.
Watch The Fish Grab Your Bait Humminbird Fishfinder 535
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Looking for a great tool to lure the fish into your boat? Then check out the Humminbird Fishfinder 535. This is simply an excellent tool, loaded with features that will have you taking a second cooler for all the extra fish you will catch. Let’s take a look at its features.
The Fishfinder 535 has just the right amount of features. For example, you get high definition on a five inch UltraBlack contrast enhanced display. A very clear, black and white contrasting display that will allow you to see just what is below the surface in detail. You’ll need this to help anchor your spot. Then, you can count on the 20 degrees of sonar to give you a clear picture of what is below you and to the sides. This helps you locate your fish and plan your fishing action. You can count on this Fishfinder to find your fish in shallow water or up to 800 feet.
Other features that the Humminbird Fishfinder 535 has include Real Time Sonar to give you a virtually live picture to help you stay on your fish. It is so good that it takes 40 shots per second! Sonar Echo Enhancement that will allow you see even the smallest of movements below. You will know what’s below, what its doing and then you can plan how to get it into your boat. The easy tilt and swivel quick disconnect allows you to move it quickly and easily without the hassle of cables.
Why do you need the Humminbird Fishfinder 535? Besides all of these great features that are simply too cool not to have, the Fishfinder 535 delivers for you the best of the best in locating your fish. With its clear display and its very high tech sonar, you get the clearest picture of what is happening below your boat.
Then, you can easily make your plan to get your fish. Find them lurking under a structure or see them grab onto your bait. Entice them into your boat and go home every time with a full cooler.
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The Northern Queensland Coast is one roller-coaster ride of fabulous weather, romantic beaches, delicious food and adventure activities. The ocean forms the focal point of life in coastal Queensland, and hides many charms.
With such a love of water, it is not surprising that fishing forms a popular pastime and passion for many in land awash with water – inland as well as coastal – whether it is calm water estuarine fishing, calm water river fishing, fly fishing, light tackle sports fishing, reef fishing, heavy tackle game fishing, or beaches and headland fishing.
The area forms a paradise for all line lovers – the world’s largest ocean, the world’s largest living organism in the form of Great Barrier Reef, large freshwater rivers passing through undisturbed rainforests, large estuaries, isolated and undisturbed lakes, lagoons, bays and inlets with wharfs….everything you could imagine or want. And the range of fish available brings a delight to the gastronomically inclined as well.
The wonderful climate of Cairns ensures that the fishing season lasts throughout the year. The dozens of popular species have their peak periods during different months. For example, in the game fishing circles, while Black Marlin is mainly found from September to December, Blue Marlin is available from December to March. Before getting down to fishing proper it is very essential to know what it is that you want to do.
Fishing can be a frustratingly unrewarding experience at times, and different types of fish require different styles and different tackle. Not all are trained for or are capable of big game fishing, although there are enough opportunities here for the widest ranges of experience, or lack thereof!
Those who are fond of calm water estuary fishing can look forward to catching archer fish, barracuda, barramundi, batfish, catfish, dart, estuarine cod, flathead, salmon, tarpon or queenfish. Calm water river fishing can bring the prized barramundi, jungle perch, Saratoga or Black Bream.
Light tackle sports, suitable for most enthusiasts, can bring prized catch of barracuda, black marlin, blue marlin, sailfish, Spanish and spotted mackerel and yellowfin tuna. Those who want to get a real taste of the reef might love the eternal favorite barracuda, cod, coral trout, nannygai, red emperor and turrum.
For the real sportspeople, big fish await. You can chase the blue and black marlin, the mackerel tuna, northern bluefin tuna, striped marlin or the yellowfin tuna. As you can imagine, there are hundreds of varieties of fish occupying the ocean, and waterways in mainland Cairns.
Just cast line – you may well find something pulling at the other end.
Of course, there are numerous places where you can cast your net. Head north to the mighty Daintree river that gushes out in torrents during the rainy season. It provices plenty of freshwater, vast tidal zones and mangrove ecosystems.
So, in this wondrous region, you get your catch of both freshwater and marine fishes.
Head to Port Douglas for more exciting locations. The Anzac park is popular as a family fishing point, along with the countless jetties and wharfs jutting into the tranquil waters. The Captain Cook Highway, one of the most charming routes in the world, hosts a myriad of fishing locations. Apart from that you could go to Yorkeys Knob, Barron River, Trinity Inlet, Kings Point, Lake Tinaroo, Russell-Mulgrave, Mission beach, Cooktown, Seisia and Princess Charlotte Bay.
Fact is, the Cairns area is full of fishing possibilities. Anglers come here to get mesmerized, and they seldom leave disappointed.
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Fishing rod holders take the inconvenience out of fishing for a variety of reasons. For one, it is a convenient storage device especially when one is in a kayak. Rather than holding the paddle in between the legs while fishing, a fishing rod holder stores the rod in place therefore enabling anyone to carry multiple rods or (if one insists so) carry multiple paddles. It also makes trolling easy as a holder keeps the fishing rod in place as one travels to a number of fishing spots. Also, when unhooking a caught fish, rod holders keep the rod secure. More importantly, they help one catch more fish at the same time enabling a kayak look versatile and extremely well-designed.
Here are some tips that could prove helpful in order to determine the types of fishing rods one should purchase.
To attach or to not attach
There are basically two types of fishing rod holders, one that could be attached to the exterior of the kayak and one that is put in the flush. Both have different functions and both work well accordingly. The choice all depends on what one prefers to use and how.
To those who prefer the unattached
The unattached type of fishing rod holder comes in two forms, the straight and the angled. Most kayaks use the angled form. When this type is used, one has a good chance of being able to stroll because the rods veer away from the kayak.
To those who prefer the attached
If the straight type is used, one is able to keep the fishing rod in the middle of the kayak and therefore works best in keeping the rod in storage. This straight type of fishing rod holder is good for the Tower and Cobra Navigator model of a kayak.
The home-made fishing rod holder
One could just as make his or her very own personalized fishing rod holder using common PVC. Or one could also start out by getting a milk crate and attaching it to a kayak with the use of straps.
The alternative type of fishing rod
There is another type of fishing rod holder that could be placed just above the kayak. These are usually tubes that are called RAM as well as Titelock. As the latter’s name implies, it locks the rod in place and usually consists of a male and a female part. This part difference allows the two to be separated. Manufacturers that generally make this type of fishing rod are Attwood, Scotty and Roberts.
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