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Outdoors with Big Country: Off-Season Fishing

FISHING TACKLE

KENTUCKY (1/15/13) - It's mid-winter now and most outdoor-related hunters are usually looking for a good spot for ducks or coyotes. However, if you aren't into those types of hunts, there is always the option of fishing.

You can always find a pond or lake to catch a few fish throughout the year, assuming the weather is kind. On the other hand, with the heavy rains that has pounded the state of Kentucky, the water has been on the rise. I once heard an old timer say, "The water is muddy enough now that you could track a coon across a lake."

My recommendation is to get all your gear out and go through all your tackle boxes. This is a good opportunity to straighten up all your baits, hooks, weights, bobbers, swivels and everything else in preparation for that perfect fishing day that could come at any time.

I like to remove all the old fishing line off my reels as well, and I clean my reel spools and lubricate all possible parts. While working on improving your tackle box and equipment, it's a good idea to have a small set of screwdrivers and a small knife, or fisherman's clippers, nearby to make the job easier. I also like to inspect all my rods and reels for any damage or burrs that might cut into your fishing line.

Personally, I have different boxes for different items. I have boxes full of plugs, crank baits, Crappie jigs, Striper jigs, plastic baits, terminal tackle, pliers, clippers, flashlights and a small tape measure.

If you are suffering from Cabin Fever right now, as most outdoorsmen are, this is a great time to get all your water gear ready as well. Get that boat rigged up like you want it. Check your batteries, motor and gas lines, and bearings and ties. Be as organized as possible before that first warm spell hits, and you'll find that your first Spring fishing trip will be far more successful.

Good luck to all outdoorsmen during the Spring season, and may your trips be successful.

Until next time, Big Country will see you in the woods or on the water.

Randy Adams
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