Entries Tagged as 'Test Fishing Knowledge'

ICast

We’re excited to announce that this year the Reel Keel Fishing Lure will be at ICast. It won’t just be the #400 Series and #300 Series, we have a brand new lure added to our line which will be available for sale after the ICast show. The three lures will be in a special tri-pack just for the show.

Our team will be decked out in KIKO Fishing Tee-shirts and hats and demonstrating how the Reel Keel casts, swims and acts like an injured bait fish in the Casting Tank. They will also be demonstrating how our new lure acts with the #400 Reel Keel to give it even more action and fishy appearance.

ICast is the world’s largest sportfishing trade show and this year is taking place in Orlando, FL from July 11-13. It represents 63 countries and annually hosts 7,000 members of the sportsfishing community. ICast is the best place to showcase the newest fishing gear, apparel and accessories.

Stay tuned for more news about ICast and our exciting new addition to our line-up.

Quiz Answers: Smallmouth Bass

If you still have not answered the questions from last month’s smallmouth bass profile newsletter, here they are:

  1. Q: What are some of the main differences between smallmouth bass and largemouth bass?
    A: Smallmouth prefer slightly cooler water temperatures and drop their eggs a few days later than largemouth bass. Smallmouth also prefer a rocky water bottom where largemouth prefer sandy bottoms.
  2. Q: What is the general rule when dealing with what smallmouth bass eat?
    A: They will eat the same things as largemouth bass but it is usually smaller.
  3. Q: How can smallmouth bass be easily overfished?
    A: Because of their willingness to bite they can be easily over fished.
  4. Q: Where does a smallmouth bass’s jaw extent to?
    A: Only to the middle of the eye.
  5. Q: Where can you find smallmouth bass in a natural lake in the late fall and winter?
    A: Steep-sloping points, irregular breakline that drop rapidly into deep water and gravel or sandy humps.
  6. Q: Where can you find smallmouth bass in rivers during the early spring through to spawning season?
    A: Shallow gravel shoals, shallow riprapped banks, back water with some moving water and tributaries with a rocky bottom.
  7. Q: What temperature do smallmouth bass spawn at?
    A: Upper 50s to low 60s
  8. Q: TRUE/FALSE: Spinner baits are NOT a dynamic shallow water lure for smallmouth bass.
    A: FALSE: spinnerbaits work best in weedy cover and at night.
  9. Q: Why is fly fishing for smallmouth bass so effective?
    A: Because they feed heavily on adult and larval forms of insects.
  10. Q: When do inline spinners work well for catching smallmouth bass?
    A: When smallmouth bass are crusing a rocky shoreline or other shallow clean-bottomed structure.

The Smallmouth Bass Quiz

What is the difference between an average smallmouth bass fisher and an excellent smallmouth bass fisher? If you know the answers to these simple questions, you are an excellent smallmouth bass fisher. If not, read the articles above to become an excellent smallmouth bass fisher. If you still cannot find the answer, do not worry. Next months newsletter will have the answers to these questions.

  1. Q: What are some of the main differences between smallmouth bass and largemouth bass?
  2. Q: What is the general rule when dealing what smallmouth bass eat?
  3. Q: How can smallmouth bass be easily overfished?
  4. Q: Where does a smallmouth bass’ jaw extend to?
  5. Q: Where can you find smallmouth bass in a natural lake in the fall and winter?
  6. Q: Where can you find smallmouth bass in rivers during the early spring through to spawning season?
  7. Q: What temperature do smallmouth bass spawn at?
  8. Q: TRUE/FALSE: Spinner baits are NOT a dynamic shallow water lure for smallmouth bass.
  9. Q: Why is fly fishing for smallmouth bass so effective?
  10. Q: When do inline spinners work well for catching smallmouth bass?