Throw Chum a Long Way Tossing live baitfish into your targeted area before beginning to cast is a sure way to start a feeding frenzy. To throw them farther with less arm strain, make a bait-hurler. Cut the bottom out of a sturdy plastic gallon jug. Insert a 3-foot broom handle into the jug's neck, drill two holes through the neck and handle, and fasten them together with bolts and washers. Load it up with live bait, and toss. Field & Stream Online Editors
Design Your Campfire for Cooking Over Coals
When you’re cooking over a campfire, make your fireplace a double-wide. Build a fire on one side of the pit and keep adding wood to maintain a constant blaze. Rake coals from under the burning wood and spread them evenly on the other side to provide steady, even heat. Replenish the coals as needed. You’ll have much greater control over how fast food cooks and can avoid burned meals.