AMFisH blog post – Spring fishing tips to selecting the right baits for early season fishing!

Hi AMFisHers! Early spring fishing is just about here and it seemed like a great time to write a short blog post about tips on how to select the right baits for the early season.

This is a short video review of what size of baits to start off with and how/when to consider progressing up in size during the fishing season.

After the long winter months fish usually start getting very active once the ice melts off the lakes and open water is vibrant.  Spring is all about rejuvenation so we as #AMFisHers, anglers and fishing enthusiasts must remember one key thing come spring and that is size will matter!

Any baitfish from the previous year either were lucky enough to have survived the harsh reality of being eaten and have grown to a decent size or they were eaten.  Come spring fish will spawn the next generation of baitfish which will start off a very small fry of bait. Now taking this into consideration in the early months, the best approach for success in to match that same size of bait with your lures.

I would suggest looking through your tackle boxes and bait trays, to find all the baits you have between that 2 inch to 3 inch size and make sure these are lean skinny body style baits. This range in size is a great range to start with and why the baits need to be lean and skinny is that baitfish will not have grown much at all, so they will not have a chunky body style yet, they will be very skinny and with a long styled body.  Find these types of baits and add them into a spring “go to” fishing tackle tray!

As spring progresses and summer approaches you can increase the size of baits, both the length and girth of the baits you are using to once again match the size of the bait as it grows. The number two things to have at the top of the list for what baits fish will react to most are, does the bait have a body profile that the fish can relate to having seen or see regularly and two does that bait move and swim like something the fish have seen and reacted to in their natural environments. These two things are so critical when it comes to catching or not catching fish and they are far more important than color or scent.

Spring is a great time of year to catch high numbers of fish and some good quality fish, so you don’t want to be out there using the wrong baits and missing out on that hungry spring feeding frenzy!

Hope you found this post helpful and if you have any questions feel free to ask me.

The AMFisH guy…tight lines!

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This weeks AMFisH fishing vlog – Benefits of fishing in a kayak – fishing.

Hi fellow AMFisHers! This weeks AMFisH(LEARN more here: fishing vlog is about the benefits of fishing in a kayak.

I have mainly fished from shore and in boats my entire life and a few years ago I decided to purchase a fishing kayak to tackle fishing in a completely different way than I had ever done before.

What I can tell you in my eyes opened up to the surplus of water I could get into and fish that I could never do before from shore or in a boat. In this video you will see I have paddled into a small cover that is about 8 to 10 inches deep, with a lot of great spots to find a bass sunning itself. When you see me paddle back out into the deeper water, you will understand that trying to get in this area from shore or in a boat is next to impossible. Does it make fishing this area from a boat totally impossible, no it does not BUT it makes it much more complicated as I can sit out in the deeper water and cast into the cove, but not being able to see clearly as to what I am casting to will only result in spooking any fish in the cove.

The advantages of fishing from a kayak are quite high to any angler, I mean look at things like being able to drop in almost anywhere on a lake, zero gas expense to operate the kayak, accessing water on the lakes you fish, where fish may not have even seen a bait before, these things alone are enough to have me signing up for kayak fishing!


I have accessed some very remote areas on lakes I fish that I could never find a way to access before, this is where my eyes opened up to an entirely new world of fishing. Being able to paddle into a spot that is merely inches deep is quite amazing if you ask me and catching fish you have never caught in those remote areas is even more amazing! Fishing from a kayak has allowed me to add several new spots to my fishing spot list on the waters I fish that I had always struggled to find a way to fish in the past.

I would recommend doing your homework on what kayak will suit your needs best, as there are a lot to choose from with various pros and cons to each. There will be a link in the video screen that will take you to a previous kayak video I shot, that goes over key items you should consider while looking at fishing kayaks and I suggest you give that a watch to help you along.


Kayak fishing is quite an inexpensive way to keep yourself on the water, which explains why it has been picking up a lot more popularity over the last couple of years! If you are looking for a challenging new way to fish or are just looking for a better option to shore fishing, consider getting yourself into a fishing kayak that will allow you to fish more efficiently and be more affective on your outings.

Hope you found this video helpful and feel free to contact me should you have any questions about kayak fishing or to review your kayak fishing needs further.

The AMFisH guy…tight lines!

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