Category Archives: Spearfishing

New Page on the Site- Hand Tied Flies!

Hello to everyone stopping by! We have added a new page to the site called “Hand tied flies”. It displays pictures of the flies I tie in my tiny shop and use for both freshwater and saltwater fishing. As I tie more flies and come up with new patterns I will update it weekly and  as more fish are caught using each individual fly I will add to the description and captions what fish it catches and how it was fished. Below is a link to the new page.

Thanks for stopping by and please feel free to leave comments on the new page and new photos on which flies you like. If  you really like one of my flies I will make one or two for you to try out yourself. I am not currently selling them as I am new to making flies but I look forward to the day I have enough interest in my flies to sell them.

Come back later this week for our next post covering why weather affects the behavior and feeding patterns of fish during weather changes.

What topics would you like to see on our next few blogs?

Hey Everybody and thank for stopping by  Apto Outdoors.

I can write every week about things I love to do or things I have done, but I would like to write based on topics suggested by my readers. Leave a comment on topics you would like to see coverered over the next 2 weeks and I will do my best to cover it. Please feel free to leave a comment at the bottom section of this post of the topic you want to see covered. Thank you for stopping by and our first Reader-Suggested Blog will be posted Monday February 6th.

As always stay safe enjoy your outdoor adventures and come back by to request and read the next 2 weeks of user submitted blog topics!

The largest Black drum I have ever caught. Sabine Pass, Texas on Cut mullet.
The largest Black drum I have ever caught. Sabine Pass, Texas on Cut mullet.

When the fish don’t bite

Some days the weather is perfect, water is beautiful, and winds are 0-5 knots. A perfect fishing day but with one problem, The fish won’t bite.

During these situations it is easy to get frustrated, say some choice words, and end the day on a horrible note. What is just as easy to do however and much more productive is to always have a backup plan given the fish don’t bite. Whether its dive gear, a body board, or spearfishing gear always have something on hand so your day isn’t a loss.

It never fails that when I think I won’t need something such as my body board, a few hours of fishing with no fish landed the swells started to pick up and the wind switched offshore. I was not only upset that I wasn’t catching fish but that I had not brought my back up plan. Cue the wife! luckily my amazing wife had thrown my body board in the back of the jeep without me knowing, having seen me make this mistake of not bringing it before she thought ahead and ended up saving the day. While we didn’t catch any fish a random summer swell is much appreciated and i took advantage of a bad fishing situation and turned it into an enjoyable afternoon.

An Outer Banks summer swell
An Outer Banks summer swell

In conclusion, Always be prepared for a way to salvage your day. You can’t always outsmart the fish and having a backup plan will save your soul from some added frustration and stress!