Category: Fishing

The Proper Technique to Reeling in a Big Catch

Reeling in a Large Fish

Don’t let the surprise of catching a big fish ruin your chances of reeling it in! The technique to reeling in small fish is quite simple, just keep the tip of your rod up and reel away. Large fish, however, are more complicated. You need to be on high alert, have a strategic plan, and… Read more »

Your Guide for Registering for A Fishing License in Illinois

Illinois Fishing License

People from all over the country will travel to the State of Illinois because it has some of the best fishing grounds. Illinois is filled with more than a million acres of water. Lake Michigan is a very popular destination for salmon, and Cedar Lake attracts many bass anglers. Before you head out on the… Read more »

How to Choose the Best Fishing Lure for Your Trip

Fishing Lures

To have a successful fishing trip, you need the right tools. Once you find your perfect rod, the next step is to choose your lures. These three factors need to be considered to help determine the right lures for you: Identify the Fish You Are Catching Because there are many lure options, you should first… Read more »

Everything You Need to Know About Fishing in the Detroit River

Fishing on the Detroit River

If you’re an avid angler, then you may be familiar with the outstanding fishing that can be done in the Detroit River. The Detroit River will draw anglers in from across the country starting in the spring and early summer. It’s easy for anglers to enjoy their walleye fishing experience by the shore or by… Read more »

Choosing the Right Rod for Catfishing


Over recent years, catfish have been a popular target for many anglers. To help increase your chances of catching a catfish on your next trip, we’ve curated a list of some of our best tips, including determining which rod is best for the job. Let’s learn how to catch a catfish: Where to Catch a… Read more »

Buying A Used Fishing Rod: What You Need to Know

Tips for Buying a Used Fishing Rod

Buying a brand new fishing rod can be pretty expensive, leaving many fishers considering the purchase of a used rod. However, there are a few things to think about before purchasing used fishing rods.  Here are some of the things to keep in mind when you’re purchasing a used fishing rod.  Check the Overall Quality… Read more »

How I Became a Better Fisherman

Custom Fishing Rods

Sensitivity Over the years my fishing knowledge has improved greatly. Yet even as my knowledge improved, I did not dramatically increase my ability to catch fish. I am like anyone else and use a variety of baits, lures and techniques. If a fish hits a lure, I generally react appropriately. At first, using live bait… Read more »

The History of the Fishing Rod

History of Fishing Rods

Fishing has become one of the most popular outdoor activities in the U.S. over the course of time. As of right now, there are almost 50 million Americans who go fishing on an annual basis, and that number seems to continue to climb year after year. As a result, the fishing rods that are used… Read more »

Do Left-handed Anglers Have a Built in Advantage?

Left-handed Fishermen

Being left-handed can be tough. About 90 percent of Americans are right-handed, and as a result, most products are manufactured with right-handed people in mind. Scissors, computer mice, and other things that people use on a daily basis are better suited for those who use their right hands than those who use their left hands…. Read more »

A Guide to Selecting a New Fishing Pole

Arlington Way Fly Fishing Rods

Purchasing a new fishing pole is an important investment. Those who love to fish will often spend a decent amount of money replacing their existing pole with one that will work best for them. Before you decide to pull the trigger on a new fishing pole, you should take the time to consider a few… Read more »