When winter takes hold, there aren't that many East Coast gamefish species that become easier to catch. That's what makes the blue catfish so unique. The colder the water, the more tightly they group up, making them easier to find. They also have no problem eating on the chilliest of days. To wrap up "Hook Shots" Season 5, host Joe Cermele and bass pro/F&S blogger Dave Wolak head to North Carolina's Lake Gaston looking for a few more epic fish fights before Santa comes down the chimney. Find out if they got the early Christmas presents they were looking for.
Learn more about the tactics and tackle used during this episode, plus all the info you need to make this same trip.
Joe Cermele explains why you should chase chain pickerel on the fly, and shows you how to tie a killer bug for these ravenous mini muskies
Elite Series Bass Pro Bill Lowen shares a few tips for jerkbaiting prespawn smallmouth when the going gets tough.
By Joe Cermele
You may recall a few months ago I ran a post about how much I just adore articulated streamers. They're pretty much all I use for trout these days. Well, after the Somerset Fly Show, I now also adore Fish Skull's Articulated Shanks. Check out the video. Fly tyers...this one's for you.
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