Category: Fishing Tips

How Fishing in Salt Water Differs from Fresh Water

A boat sitting in the middle of a salt water body

If you’re like most anglers, you’ve fished in fresh water significantly more than salt water. In fact, you may have never fished salt water at all and, thus, haven’t thought about what type of adjustments you’ll have to make. If you’re gearing up for your first saltwater fishing adventure, you’re in for a thrilling adventure,… Read more »

Beyond the Basics: Items to Bring on Your Next Fishing Trip

Man on a boat reels in a fish

When planning for a fishing trip, we often focus on the essentials – rods, reels, bait, and tackle. However, there’s a list of not-so-obvious items that can significantly enhance your fishing experience, items you might not think of immediately but will be glad to have on hand. Whether you’re gearing up for your first trip… Read more »

Tips for Fishing in the Early Spring Cold

A man in a light jacket fishing on the side of a river

As the ice begins to thaw and the first signs of spring peek through, it’s an exciting time to get back on the water. Early spring fishing can be rewarding, but it’s also challenging due to the cold weather and water temperatures. Don’t let the cold dampen your spirit, though! With the right strategies and… Read more »

Common Fishing-Related Injuries and How to Avoid Them

A man standing in front of a pond holds his back in pain

Fishing should always be a relaxing and rewarding experience. Unfortunately, as with any physical activity, there is always a risk for injury. This risk increases every year that you age. The best way to prevent these maladies is to educate yourself about the most common fishing-related injuries and adequately prepare yourself to prevent them. Here… Read more »

What to Consider When Planning Your 2024 Fishing Trip

A father, son, and grandson on a fishing trip

With temperatures dropping and winter on its way, it’s certainly not the time of year we associate with “fishing weather.” But that just means it’s time to prepare for 2024! While you’re taking stock of the state of your gear and dreaming of your first outing of next year, you might also want to plan… Read more »

Take Your Fish from Catch to Plate with These Steps

A person begins to filet a fish on a cutting board

It takes many years and a lot of work to truly master the art of casting a line and reeling in a big catch. But what happens after you complete the catch? Maybe you throw the fish back. But maybe you’ve caught a good eating fish that you’ve always wanted to prepare for yourself. Here’s… Read more »

A Beginner’s Guide for Deep Sea Fishing

Two rods sit on the back of a boat that's still driving deep into the ocean.

If you’re ready for a sea-faring adventure that’s a step beyond the familiar shores of lake or river angling, you may be ready to give deep sea fishing a try.  After all, it’s nice to give yourself a new challenge every once in a while. It should go without saying that you’ll need to prepare… Read more »

Tips For Getting Someone into Fishing

Two men sit together on a dock, fishing together

If you’re a longtime angler, chances are you’ve enjoyed the company you’ve kept as much as the fishing itself. One of the best parts of the sport is that you get to do it with friends, family, and the people you really care about. Eventually, you’ll have someone in your life that you know would… Read more »

Simple Ways to Improve Your Fishing Success

Fishing gear such as a hat, pole, notebook, and more sit on a wooden desk

It doesn’t matter if you’ve been fishing since you could hold a rod or if you’re brand new to the sport this year – every angler wants to consistently improve. Of course, that’s easier said than done. Life is already so busy, not everyone has hours upon hours for practicing and learning about fishing. That’s… Read more »

What You Should Know About Fishing Calendar Periods

Two men begin fishing in a small boat as the sun rises

Every angler knows that time of year has a major impact on fishing. But it may be difficult to nail down how exactly each part of the year changes the equation. Luckily, fishing experts Ron and Al Lindler used their knowledge to divide the year into 10 calendar periods and published their findings in their… Read more »