PORT ARTHUR — The best time to fish is when you can and that does not always jive with the right barometric conditions but if you are able to fish when you see conditions lining up to your advantage, avoid the “bluebird sky” days and seek out right before and two to three day after a front hits for best fishing.
Lack of Fish Knowledge: Most anglers know their gear fairly well and are familiar with a set of fishing techniques however many lack in a knowledge of the actual fish they pursue.
By doing a deep study of the diet, metabolism, mating cycles and behavior of fish anglers can avoid simple mistakes and greatly increase opportunities to score, especially on super-sized specimens.
Take speckled trout for example.
To this day I talk with many anglers who believe trout migrate into the Gulf in winter and will not come back until early spring.
The reality is there is no mass migration to the Gulf and trout remain in the bay and channel systems throughout winter, typically staying in the deeper areas and moving shallow when things warm up.
By simply knowing that, an angler can open up a good three months of trout fishing they weren’t bothering with and at a time when catching a big one is highly likely.
In the Thursday edition we will look at specific mistakes made by saltwater anglers and finish with a look at bass fishing no-nos.
(To contact Chester Moore, e-mail him at email@example.com . You can hear him on “Moore Outdoors” Fridays from 6-7 p.m. on Newstalk AM 560 KLVI and watch his WebTV series at www.Godsoutdoors.com.)