How to catch better fish with plastic worms?

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I live in Texas and I fish this small creek near my house, there are a lot of fish in there, I've caught fish up to 6 pounds! Lately I've been trying out worms but haven't had much luck (I have never used worms much before) I really want to get good with worms. Any tips on what color worm and how to fish it? Any specific worms that you like? The creek is about 15 feet across, 2-4 feet deep, about 6 inches of clarity, but you can't see anything below that. Please help!

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in a creek, i would probably choose a critter. a lizard or crawdad or creature bait. if you want to get better at fishing them, try to focus on making it behave like a critter making his way along the bottom. not it any hurry, stopping to wiggle on branches and rocks, climbing up on flat reeds, whatever. i would choose dark colors for a muddy creek in texas. black with charteuse or black with blue pearl are good options in that part of the country.

How to catch redfish and trout with gulp shrimp or cut mullet?

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I am wading about forty feet out. Is this far enough if the water is two feet tall? Also I am around grasses that are half a foot tall. Im fishing with cut mullet and gulp shrimp. Any tips or rig ideas?

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If the fish arent feeding aggressively I'll use a steady retrieve from the bottom, If they are active then I would use a jerking action. For the cut mullet I would fish it on the bottom but you would catch a lot more fish using live bait with a poppin cork. Another good lure is a mirrolure topwater.

How to inshore fish in the summer?

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I dont seem to catch anything nice and was wondering what to do and what colors to use and bait for a fifteen pound rod capacity? Thanks also where like pilings or surf?

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dark colors are key, you want to catch them in a surf because there is more oxygen there. hope i helped.

How to know if a caught fish is diseased?

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I am going to catch fish on the coney island pier, in NY. And I heard that some fish there are sick or diseased, or poisonous because the water is polluted. But I wanted to catch fish and eat them. How do I know if when I catch a fish it is diseased or sick?

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Unless you have access to a testing lab,you can't find out if there are potentially harmful toxins or contaminants in it.The one way to see if there is an obvious problem is to examine the fishes liver.If it looks discolored,or has lesions or blotches on it,or is mushy,and not firm and healthy looking it's probably unfit to eat.You would be well advised to not eat any fish from that area,if you've been told that they are contaminated,it's not worth the risk of getting sick from them.There are several untreatable illnesses that could be contracted from doing this,one is mercury poisoning.

How to catch painted turtles in a pond?

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I have seen lots of them in this pond near my house. How to I catch them?

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Im not telling you because I am going to assume that your going to illegally take one and kill it by putting it in a plastic container without uv lights or anything and will try to keep it. It belongs wild and should stay that way. As for the idiot above me..... Why would you hook and rip a turtles mouth intentionally

How to ocean fish, like tuna, or swordfish, injest mercury? Is it in their food chain?

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I understand that tuna contain high levels of mercury, (high being some, which equals more than any I want in my body)...

My question is do they get this mercury from the bait fish that they feed on? I am assuming so but understand that sardines for example are not considered to be high in mercury. So my real concern is that if I eat a lot of sardines will I increase my exposure to mercury?

Thanks.

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Mercury gets into the water and soil as byproducts of gas, coal and oil used. Algae convert it to methylmercury and fish get it from eating the algae. Bigger fish get it from eating the smaller fish that have eaten the algae. mercury is a toxin that is not easily detoxed from the body of fish, or humans, so it builds up in our system, and theirs, due to gradual consumption over long periods of time.

How to properly use the drag adjustment knob on a fishing reel?

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I was just wondering how do you use the drag adjustment knob the on the top on the fishing reel? Cause I've noticed if you make it to tight, it wont cast out far.

Thank you.

Answer: 
You don't really mean the drag adjustment . You are referring to the tension adjustment that allows you to cast different weights of lures without back lashing. To adjust this you need to tie on a lure you will be using and hod the rod out and level with the ground. Hit the thumbar and and the lure should slowly fall to the ground and the spool should not create an over run of line when the lure hits the ground. If it falls too fast an over run will be created . You need to tighten the tension until it is adjusted correctly. If i doesn't fall at all you need to loosen it up just slightly. And you are correct.If the spool tension is too tight it will not cast far at all.If it is too loose it will back lash every cast.

How to identify a freshwater or saltwater catfish?

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We live in an area with brackish water...so the catfish could be freshwater or saltwater. How do you tell the difference between a saltwater catfish and a freshwater catfish, based ONLY on it's physical appearance?

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The catfish you catch in brackish waters are of the saltwater variety, known as hardhead catfish. Freshwater cats couldn't live in the brackish water because of the salt content. You'd have to move mush farther inland to catch the freshwater catfish. Most saltwater cats aren't fit for eating. The exception would be the gaftopsail catfish.

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