Category Archives: Fishing Tips and Other Wonderings

Bristol Bay Is Safe - for Now!

Bristol Bay Is Safe – for Now!

A few months back I wrote a post about the looming threat that Alaska's Bristol Bay faced from an Environmental Protection Agency decision to phase out previous administration restrictions on mining operations in the bay's watershed. At the time, local fishermen, conservation groups, and the local community in general feared ...
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Tarpon Fishing Nicaragua Where Rainforest Meets the Caribbean

Guest post by Phil James The Caribbean sea has long held an allure as a place of mystery and adventure. It draws all kinds of souls to its shores - thrill seekers, sailors, nature lovers. But along its miles and miles of coastline, nowhere does this promise of adventure seem ...
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Winter Freeze Offers More Time for Fishing Gear Maintenance 

A Great Time to Get Your Fishing Gear in Order Winter is here. Boy, winter is here with a statement as a blanket of chill continues to cover the East Coast and spread across the U.S. in what has been one of the coldest winters in decades. So what is ...
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Bristol Bay Salmon: Drawing a Line in the Tundra

Bristol Bay Salmon: Drawing a Line in the Tundra

Alaska's Bristol Bay is a breathtaking place with a unique ecosystem rich in vast wetlands, winding rivers, streams, forests of spruce and alder, and home to many species of animals, birds, and fish. The bay is a pristinely beautiful ecosystem that supports thousands of human life and countless wildlife. But ...
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Halting the Decline: Young Hunters and Anglers Wanted!

Reconnecting Our Youth with Fishing and Hunting America's youth are spending a lot more time on indoor activities and less time out in nature. Outdoor activities like hunting and fishing have seen a drop-off in participation by the young in recent years. This has an impact our wild lands and ...
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Florida Fall Snook Season Open 2017

Florida Fall Snook Season Is Finally Here! Today is a very special day throughout the state of Florida for die-hard snook anglers. September 1st marks the opening of the fall snook season throughout the Sunshine State, and from coast to coast Florida recreational fisherman will finally be able to let ...
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Fishing Moon Phases to Maximize the Bite

Moon Phase Fishing for Right Bite Time Last Week's solar eclipse was an amazing experience for people living in North America, and especially so for those in the 14 U.S. states that enjoyed the good fortune of being in the path of totality, where the Moon completely blocked the Sun ...
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First-Timer’s Guide to Buying the Perfect Fishing Boat

Buying Your First Fishing Boat - What You Need to Know Spend enough time fishing and, at some point, many of us will decide that we want a fishing boat - it's a given.  You find yourself looking at boating magazines, doing online searches for articles on boat buying and ...
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Bass Pro Hooks Cabela’s – Now What?

Is This the End for an Iconic Outdoor Brand? We love the outdoors and we also love to buy things that enhance our enjoyment of our favorite outdoor sport, whether it be fishing, hunting or camping. Oh, that look we get on our faces when we walk into a Bass ...
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sustainable sport fishing practices

10 Tips for Sustainable Sport Fishing

Protecting Our Fish and the Future of Sport Fishing We hear a lot of talk about sustainable fishing practices and sustainably sourced fish (fish caught or harvested in a manner that promotes the future of fish populations, the environment and the livelihoods of those who make their living from fishing) ...
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5 Casts Every Fly Fisherman Should Master

5 Essential Fly Fishing Casting Techniques To anglers who fly fish, the cast is quite important to their success on the water. How you put the fly in the water plays a key role in whether or not you are going to catch fish. The fly fishing casting technique that is used is ...
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8 Types of Fishing Reels Most Commonly Used

 8 Most Used Types of Fishing Reels by Anglers Most of us who are involved with recreational fishing know what a reel is and the basics of what it does. However, we have many types of fishing reels, used for different types of fishing or situations. You might be asking yourself, ...
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