Category: Fishing

Tips For Successful Autumn Fishing

A man fishes in a river amid beautiful fall foliage

As summer waves its final goodbye and those crisp, amber-hued days of autumn begin to creep in, a new fishing season beckons. But there’s more to post-summer fishing than just enjoying the beautiful scenery – you must adapt your fishing strategies to the unique challenges of the season. Here’s what you need to know about… Read more »

Why You Should Go on A Fishing Trip in 2023

Two people fishing on a boat as the sun rises

Since it’s so early in the year and lakes and rivers in many places are still frozen or close to it, it’s likely you haven’t fished at all yet in 2023. This time of year is defined by great anticipation. Anglers all over are making plans to get back out on the water as soon… Read more »

It’s Never Too Late to Get into Fishing

Two men hold up the small fish that they caught at a river

Fishing can be a relaxing and rewarding experience available to people of all ages. While some people are birth-to-death fishermen, others take longer to get into it. Maybe your parents weren’t into fishing, or you didn’t grow up near a body of water or you just didn’t have the resources or time to commit to… Read more »

Tips For Taking Children on Their First Fishing Trip

A man fishes in a boat with his son

If you’re a parent who has long enjoyed fishing as a hobby, chances are you’re going to want your children to join you out on the water at some point. But planning the logistics of fishing with one or more children can be hectic. It will require more preparation and your day will take a… Read more »

How Should You Approach Fishing in the Wind?

Fishing in Rough Waters

Fishing in windy conditions can be both a blessing and a curse. Depending on where you’re fishing, the wind can attract certain fish closer to the shore, which is great for anglers! However, the wind can also make fishing more difficult and less enjoyable for the angler. Because of this, many anglers will usually avoid… Read more »

The Proper Technique to Reeling in a Big Catch

Man on a boat reels in a 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

A close up view of a man holding a fishing rod

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 »