Category Archives: Saltwater Fishing

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 »

Permit Fishing Down Under

Permit Fishing in Australia Permit are amongst the most desirable fish species any angler could hope to reel in – mainly due to the fact that they are so damn difficult to catch! These fish are incredibly elusive and have fantastic sight and senses, which of course makes it more than a challenge to get one the line! They are certainly the most difficult fly fishing target you are likely to ever encounter, and can be mostly found in schools… Read More »

Kite Fishing Anyone?

Kite Fishing: An Exciting Twist to an Age-Old Pursuit   You loved flying kites as a child and have fond memories of holding on to that string for dear life, as the flimsy paper and wood object soared into the deep blue sky. You also have pictures that remind you of the first fish you caught on the family camping trip to the lake, and how excited you and your parents were when you landed a 6 incher. As an… Read More »

These 4 Invasive Fish Species Can Make You Money

Get Paid to Catch Invasive Fish – Really? It is probably the last thing you think about when fishing. Whoever thinks about making money when enjoying the sport of fishing? The term “gone fishing” implies that you are off on a vacation of sorts away from the hustle and bustle of work, chores and other obligations. But what if you could make a few extra bucks without “working”, wouldn’t you? Across North America many invasive fish species are threatening the… Read More »