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surf casting basics for beginners

Surf Casting Basics for Beginners

Surf fishing is a time-honored method of fishing that’s been enjoyed by landlubbers for decades. While gear and tackle have seen significant advancements since the days of the cane pole, much of the technique and strategy remain the same. This post will cover surf casting basics for beginners who are ready to hit the suds. First, let’s make sure you’re properly geared up before we dive into surf casting techniques. You’ll need a 10 to 12-foot surf casting rod with...

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HOW TO FIND A FISHING PLACE NEAR YOU

How to find a fishing place near you

The gear is packed up, the rods are rigged, and the weather is perfect. You’re ready for a fun-filled day of fishing, but you’re not sure where to go. Maybe you’re looking to try somewhere new or you’re visiting a new city, but you found yourself frantically wondering how to find a fishing place near you. Many applications are available for smart phones, which may represent an option for you. No matter what the scenario, there’s an easy tool that...

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Saltwater or Freshwater Fishing Rods: What to Know Before You Buy

If you're wondering what the differences are between saltwater and freshwater fishing rods, those differences are actually a lot easier to distinguish than you might think. When considering which saltwater vs freshwater rods to buy, just take a few key factors into account. When selecting the right saltwater vs freshwater fishing rods for your angling adventures, you should first consider the fishing techniques you plan to use. In other words, will you be trolling offshore for kingfish or casting crankbaits...

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10 common fishing mistakes to avoid

10 Common Fishing Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

Learning often happens through the process of trial and error, but if you know about some of the most common fishing mistakes, you can avoid making them. Check out this list of some of the top fishing mistakes, so that your time on the water will be safer and more successful. [dropcap color="color" ]1[/dropcap]. Not checking the Weather Conditions Always check the weather forecast before making plans to head out on the water, and continue to monitor conditions while fishing via...

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Beach Fishing Tips For Beginners

8 Beach Fishing Tips for Beginners

The best part about beginner beach fishing is that anyone can do it! It is simple, safe and you can get some great fish just like those out there on a boat. It is much cheaper too. If you’re just starting out and learning how to catch fish, beach fishing is a great way to build your skills and get some catches under your belt. Here are 8 beach fishing tips for beginners that will have you casting in...

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Channel Catfish Fishing Tips

12 Channel Catfish Fishing Tips You Should Know

One of the very first fish I pulled out of the water as a kid, was a catfish. Widely available, relatively aggressive, and good to eat, the channel catfish is one of America’s most popular fish species. Here are twelve top channel catfish fishing tips, with emphasis on finding these cats in lakes. (A side note: your fishing license allows you to fish for any catfish species, but make sure to check on size and bag limits for channel...

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Tips to Catching Bass Before Winter

3 Tips for Catching Bass Before Winter

Catching bass before winter settles is a challenge. Cool temps, lethargic fish, and limited bait options are a few added challenges that anglers in the North deal with. So, if you are one of the lucky fishermen who live in a state where the water freezes in the winter. This article is for you. If you aren’t, mazeltov; every fisherman in the Midwest is likely (at least somewhat) jealous of you. If you are, I am sure you want...

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Catching a Largemouth Bass

How to Catch a Giant Largemouth Bass

Catching a largemouth bass can be very rewarding but also challenging. Their life existence can go up as living on average up to 16 years. A predatory fish, the giant largemouth bass is very agile in hunting for smaller fish. They will put up also quite a fight when they find themselves at the end of a lure or hook. They can evade easily and their warning bells will go up quickly when they detect abnormalities in the water. Learning to catch these...

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Fishing Boat Saty Tip

Top Fishing Boat Safety Tips

When on the water, there is nothing more important than safety. As a boater, it is your duty to yourself, your passengers and fellow boaters, to operate your vessel responsibly and with a full understanding of smart practices and fishing boat safety requirements. Here are some fishing boat safety tips that you need to know. 1. Take a Boater Safety Course A safety course is the ideal way to learn all about boating safety and requirements. It can be completed online...

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8 White Perch Fishing Tips & Techniques

One of the most popular species to target on the U.S. and Canadian Atlantic coast is a small, silvery fish called the white perch. The white perch are a relative of the striped bass, but are smaller in size, typically measuring in at 8-10 inches which makes them an ideal (and delectable) panfish. They are generally found in brackish waters and freshwater ponds and are most prominent in the Chesapeake Bay and New England region. Here are some useful white...

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