Category Archives: Fish Species

Striped Bass Fishing

Fishing for Stripers, Never Boring They are called rockfish, linesiders and stripers, but the one thing these rugged and powerful fish are never called is boring. One of the things that makes striped bass such a favorite with anglers is the fact that they are anadromous, meaning they can be caught in freshwater (and also brackish water) as well as saltwater. The species can be found naturally along the Atlantic coast from Canada down to northern Florida. They are an… Read More »

Surf Fishing Tips for More Catches at the Beach

Surf fishing might be the most exciting form of land-based sport fishing. Why do I say this? Because of the challenge, versatility and excitement it provides. Pure and simple, it’s just a lot of fun! Technically speaking, surf fishing can include many types of shore fishing, from jetty and rock fishing to pier fishing. But when we refer to surf fishing, we are generally talking about fishing from a saltwater beach and casting into the surf. While it may look… Read More »

Ciguatera: Danger on the Reefs

What is Ciguatera? Ciguatera is a foodborne illness that is the result of consuming seafood that are contaminated with ciguatoxins. While harmless to the fish it has contaminated, ciguatera is poisonous to humans and can lead to all kinds of horrible ailments. The cause of ciguatera links back to small marine organisms (or plankton) called dinoflagellates that produce the ciguatoxin, which attaches itself to various algae found in reefs. This happens to be regularly consumed by the smaller herbivorous fish,… Read More »

Meet the Twins – Arctic Char and Dolly Varden

Can you see the difference? Can you tell the difference between the Arctic Char and the Dolly Varden? Both belong to the char clan but even the most perceptive angler may not be able to tell them apart. For a long time it was the belief that both these fish belong to the same Arctic Char (or Arctic Charr) species. While even scientists have been at odds for years as to whether the Arctic Char and Dolly Varden are of… Read More »

Mille Lacs Muskie

Fishing Lake Mille Lacs for Massive Muskie     The muskellunge, better know as Muskie, or musky, for short is a very popular species of fish that is found in abundance at Mille Lacs Lake in Minnesota as well as throughout many other regions of North America. But here at Mille Lacs the fishing is something special, locals and visitors will tell you. As a matter of fact, not only is it one of the best Muskie lakes in Minnesota,… Read More »

How to Catch More Largemouth Bass in Any Season

Luring The Largemouth Bass Anytime The largemouth bass is probably the most popular and sought-after freshwater fish in the North American continent, ranging in its native waters from Canada down to Mexico. They have also been introduced throughout many other parts of the world due to their hardiness and adaptability. You can distinguish the largemouth bass from the smallmouth bass by a wide jaw that extends past the eyes. They have a deep notch between the two dorsal fins and… Read More »

The 5 Biggest Threats to Recreational Fishing

What Are the Threats to Recreational Fishing? Recreational fishing is under threat. Fish populations are dwindling, and they show little sign of recovery at the moment.  While recreational fishing is unlikely to ever be as hit as hard as the commercial fishing industry, those of us who engage in sport fishing are not oblivious to the fact that the bite is not quite what it used to be. Rightfully so, more and more anglers are becoming concerned for the future of their… Read More »