Is the Atlantic Striped Bass Headed for Another Crisis?

By Bailey Kennedy – Whether you call them stripers, linesiders, rockfish or one of the many other monikers hung on the Atlantic striped bass, fishermen along the eastern seaboard agree the fish’s combination of size and fight make it a fun challenge to catch. (Check out what Dave Miller has to say about them here.) However, striper populations have taken a turn for the worse and blame is being laid at the door of pollution, overfishing, and mismanagement with other… Read More »

Lithium-Ion and the Evolution of Electric Ice Fishing Augers

If you’re looking to buy a new fishing auger for the winter season you’ve likely seen an increase in electric ice fishing augers.  Like traditional power tools, gas operated devices are quietly being replaced by electric alternatives, namely because significant improvements in battery technology, in particular, lithium-ion batteries, have made them much more reliable than previously. Of course, many people continue to use their gas-powered tools as they’re still very functional and reliable – fishing augers are no different. However,… Read More »

Bass Fishing Buyer’s Guide: Essential Gear for Largemouth

Welcome to our Bass Fishing Buyer’s Guide! This is a comprehensive rundown of the most critical equipment you need to catch largemouth bass. We’ll start with rods and reels, then take a look at three different types of fishing line, discussing when you should choose one type over another. We’ll wrap up with an overview of bass lures. When it comes to selecting lures, the industry has created an overwhelming array of options. Our goal is to simplify the matter… Read More »

10 Top Holiday (& Any Occasion) Gift Ideas for Your Favorite Fisherman

The Holiday Season is here once again and it’s time to start thinking about gift-giving. But what do you give your fisherman – the guy or gal – who has everything? Well, that last part may be a misnomer because no matter how long you’ve been at it, no one has everything when it comes to fishing. Plus, even when you think you may have everything you need, you may not have enough of it. When it comes to fishing,… Read More »

My Tenerife Fishing Holiday: Small Fish, Big Fun!

By Damion Fryer Light Rock Fishing in Tenerife for Mini Species It’s 6.50 am, there’s not a cloud in the sky, the sun’s just making an appearance on the horizon and it’s already 24 degrees Celsius (about 75 degrees Fahrenheit). As I gently flick my rod tip, looking down into the crystal clear water at the marina, I can clearly see my 2” pink Power Shirasu, which is rigged on a size 10 1.4g jig-head hopping and dancing its way… Read More »

Orvis Hydros HD Trout Fly Line Review

By Kevin Brown There comes a time in all of our journeys as fly fishermen when it’s time to replace that old fly line we’ve been fishing with for probably way too long, and that’s most likely starting to show signs of heavy wear. Or sometimes we just want to try something new. Whatever the reason for the switch, it always feels great to cast a brand new line, and the Orvis Hydros HD Trout WF fly line is no… Read More »

Like Candy: Fishing Nymphs for More Trout

By Kevin C. Brown Despite common thought concerning the method in which fly fisherman most often catch trout (dry flies), many non-fly fishermen may be surprised to discover the majority of the trout that are caught by fly fishermen are actually caught on tiny patterns that imitate aquatic insects called nymphs. They are some of the best trout fishing lures to be found anywhere. You could call them trout candy, they are so effective! I would be lying though if… Read More »