Tag - Fishing

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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SSAB HTUOMLLAMS

How to Catch Smallmouth Bass on Topwater Flies

Gamefish come equipped with a variety of different jaw structures, each of which tells a different story about how these fish evolved to hunt prey. Some species, like the channel catfish, have an obvious overbite—useful in pinning prey on the bottom. The brook trout has a jaw that occupies much of its face, a testament to how it evolved to eat during the relatively short growing season of northern latitudes and high-country streams (that is to say, all the...

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best states for fishing

Best States for Your Next Fishing and Camping Adventure

Summer is a great time to plan a fishing and camping adventure, but there are many states that have great camping during other seasons of the year. Here are some of the best states for fishing and camping spots. MISSOURI - SUMMER This state has diverse landscapes and winding rivers, lakes, springs, and streams. There are over fifty state parks, 1,000 miles of trails, and over 3,500 campsites. For fishing and camping in Missouri, find a campground along the Lake of the...

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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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Differeces with split grip rods

Three Differences with Split Grip Rods

As with many aspects of fishing gear, personal preference plays a large role. For example, when comparing split grip rods to the standard full grip rod type, there are reasons which can influence angler selection. Here are some factors which may help you decide if split grip fishing rods are right for you. 1. Weight Reduction Split grip rods are missing part of the grip and have more of the “blank” (interior rod component) exposed.   A full grip may weigh several...

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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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Winter Fly Fishing Flies

Five Flies for February 2019 – Winter Fly Fishing on the Colorado River…

February is here! It’s the last full month of real winter fishing for much of Colorado’s major rivers. As we progress through the month, a wider variety of aquatic insects will start to become increasingly more active. With that, comes a wider variety of bugs that can bring you success, especially on freestones. Exercise patience and persistence on freestones and you can be rewarded with quality fishing. “You’re gonna fight through some slush, that type of stuff, but it’s gonna...

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Handling Tips When Catching Dangerous Fish

How to Handle Dangerous Fish With Care When Catching Them

Catching dangerous fish can be an intentional feat for thrill-seekers, but any angler could find an unwelcome species at the end of their line. Dangerous fish to catch might be large in size, have sharp teeth, or wield venomous protrusions. Learning dangerous types of fish will help you understand how to best handle them for a safe and harmless release—for angler and fish alike. This article will cover handling tips for catching dangerous fish and a few common species...

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