What Does Realistic Fishing Do When The Fish Won’t Bite?
In this episode we find out what does Realistic Fishing do when the fish won’t bite? There are quite a few fishing related activities to keep me busy when I can’t go fishing. Today I’m sending a giveaway winner his prize and I check the mail at the Post Office. After that I go to my local Walmart to see if I can find any deals on fishing lures. Since I couldn’t find anything that I really want, I head back to the studio to open the package sent from New York. It includes some nice Flying Lures and a few other things like tackle boxes. Continue reading
In this episode I’m out here cleaning up trash at the new trout fishing spot at Don Fox Park in Tennessee. Realistic Fishing is known for cleaning up local parks when the localities and the companies hired to keep them clean fail to do so. Parks with streams or creeks are particularly prone to the buildup of litter and trash. Combined trash from visitors throwing things on the ground and litter washing in from upstream means even more cleanup is necessary. Unfortunately, trashy parks are such a problem, this is the 9th video in my Park Clean Up Series.
I’m honestly surprised at the amount of trash that was laying around Don Fox Park. This is a very popular park in Wilson Co TN, complete with a nice playground, walking track and trails. There are usually quite a few cars in the parking lot whenever I drive by and I was shocked at how many people just kept walking the trails, chatting with friends or on their phones and walking past all the trash and not even giving it another thought.
It really is unfortunate that no one else wanted to pick up the trash that was laying around. Hopefully all of the bags of garbage I removed from the park today will make it a more pleasant experience for fishermen and everyone else who visits. People were looking at me like I was crazy for cleaning up the park. I think they are crazy for not pitching in. A few people may help clean up the park at times but I know from the looks I got many of them don’t. I assume people would be losing their minds and telling everyone they know if this trash caused someone to get sick or hurt.
My First Stocked Trout of the Season! Trout Fishing at a New Location!
In this episode I caught my first trout of the season! Trout fishing at a new location can definitely be challenging, but I did manage to catch something. Using some pink PowerBait Trout Bait and letting it drift in the current of a small creek, I was able to catch a stocked rainbow trout. I’ll have to go back to this park again and see if I can catch more trout in the future. I am getting pretty excited for the upcoming trout season. This video also starts off the giving season here on Realistic Fishing.
Finding Fish at a NEW Fishing Spot! Bank Fishing at a Public Park
In the first episode this week: I’m out there finding fish at a new fishing spot. Despite sometimes having to compete for space, bank fishing at a public park can be rewarding. When I first start this fishing trip, I’m not catching any fish. Instead of giving up , I move over to a different spot at the same park. I end up catching a couple of small fish so that gives me some hope. I move one more time trying to find more fish. I settle across the way and finally start catching some big bluegill.
Removing a Deer Skeleton from My Fishing Spot – Realistic Fall Fishing
In the first episode this week: I am removing yet another deer skeleton from my fishing spot. Unfortunately, sometimes realistic fall fishing consists of dragging deer carcasses out of the water so you can fish. This truly is a disgusting endeavor, but totally worth the effort so I can get back to fishing at The Log. This is the second deer skeleton I have removed from this public park in the last few weeks. Some jerk is dumping deer here after they get what they want, leaving the rest to rot in the water. They stink and really are just plain gross.
I am starting to feel like I am the only one who cares that my park is being littered with deer carcasses. A few weeks ago I found a deer that was dressed and dumped in the water at my favorite winter fishing spot, IN THE WATER on the shoreline. I made a call and reported it to the local game warden, but nothing happened. Almost a week later, I ended up dragging it out of the water so I could continue to fish there. Now, a couple weeks later at the very same spot, I notice another deer in the water! Once can be a fluke, but twice is a pattern. I am getting tired of finding dead animals dumped at the park.
Gulp Minnows vs Live Worms – Which Bait Will Catch More Fish?
In the first episode this week: I’m out there fishing Gulp Minnows vs Live Worms. Which bait will catch more fish today? I start things off with the Gulp Minnows and things do not go so well. After about 10 casts, I still can’t catch any fish. After switching things over to the live bait, I start catching fish. I end up catching a good variety of bluegill in many sizes and I caught one pretty large fish. I even feed one to a blue heron that looked hungry. After fishing for a while and finally making some progress, someone else comes to join the party. He starts fishing near me and casting in my direction so feeling uncomfortable, I leave.
Realistic Fishing Pet Peeve! I Didn’t Want to Fish Anymore (Blooper)
In this episode: We find a Realistic Fishing Pet Peeve, literally! After this happened I really didn’t want to fish anymore because this blooper is sort of annoying. I’m out there fishing, minding my own business and catching some bluegill for a video. I catch a few fish on a Realistic Rig and then I catch a few more fish on a float rig. Eventually I make my way to the boat ramp to catch a few more. Just after I catch my second fish at the ramp, something annoying happens and I just give up.
Fishing with Artificial Bait for Crappie & Bluegill
In this episode, I’m out there float fishing for crappie and bluegill from the bank. Even with no live bait I’m able to catch black crappie and bluegill. I’m using an artificial minnow fished around 5 feet below a weighted float and the water I’m fishing in is maybe 10ft deep. There is a pretty large log sitting on the bottom and sticking out of the water and I hope the fish will be hanging out there. The first fish I end up catching is a black nosed crappie which is a variation of the black crappie.
Realistic Fishing When Its Cold – Fall Bank Fishing for Panfish (Easy)
In the first episode this week: Its time for some Realistic Fishing when its cold outside. Fall bank fishing for panfish can be easy and fun as long as you can handle the cold. Today I’m out there fishing with two easy rigs, a float rig and a realistic rig. I catch a bunch of bluegill on a Gulp Minnow. Then, I switch things over to the larger PowerBait Minnow hoping for a crappie. I do end up catching catching one, but it also turns out to be a bluegill.