Author Archives: Bailey Kennedy

About Bailey Kennedy

Bailey is a freelance writer and blogger-for-hire with a passion for hunting, fishing, and conservation. Her love for fishing originated when she realized that big game hunting seasons in July are rather sparse in her home state of Idaho. Since then she's moved to two continents and back again, but remains committed to her hunting and fishing heritage.

5 Best Inshore Spinning Reels – Guide and Review of Top Picks

Whether you live on the coast of the Carolinas, are planning a vacation to Hawaii, or are finally taking that Alaskan fishing trip, inshore fishing is a great compromise between deep-sea fishing (and all its expensive equipment) and freshwater fishing (with its limited seasons and species). However, there are some definite gear needs for inshore saltwater anglers and a reliable user-friendly spinning reel should be right up there with a rod that can take a beating, as well as a… Read More »

Mystery and Anticipation: Why We Fish

One of mankind’s oldest pastimes, fishing is a unique intersection between leisure and adventure activities today. Being a fisherman encompasses both fighting marlin on a deep-sea voyage and kicking back with family at the local lake. In a society obsessed with technological advancement, it’s something of a novelty that such a primal activity is still such a booming recreational industry. So, what is it? Why do we still feel the need to outwit game fish when one can hardly throw… Read More »

Lake vs River Fishing: Adjusting Tactics and Gear for Success

Maybe you’ve just moved, or perhaps you are looking to branch out, but for many the swap from fishing in lakes to fishing in rivers or vice versa can mean a disappointing trip or two if you don’t do a bit of research ahead of time. Even a fairly popular and often predictable fish such as bass (small or largemouth) can require a change of rigging and strategy when making the switch between types of bodies of water. THE MAIN… Read More »

These Top 10 Sit-On-Top Fishing Kayaks Won’t Break the Bank

For generations, kayaks have been the vessel of choice for fishermen, straight back to the Native peoples on the Bering Sea in Alaska. They even hunted seals from the light boats! So, as the fishing season ramps up, a kayak just might be next on your list for ways to fish your local waters, or even to take on the road to more distant locales. If you’re new to kayak fishing though, the selection can be hellish, because everyone and… Read More »

Top Ten Steelhead Fishing Destinations in the US

I vividly remember my childhood drives to school along the South Fork of the Clearwater River in central Idaho as a spectator sport, watching all the figures in chest waders dotting the river’s surface and hoping to see one of them land a fish. Spring steelhead were running up the still icy flow, and they certainly attracted more than a few fishermen looking to snag one of these large and tasty fish. Not much has changed since my childhood, and… Read More »

Minimalist Fishing – The Answer to Fishing in a Complicated World?

On your last fishing trip did you find yourself dragging what seemed like a few hundred pounds of equipment? How about noticing yourself spending longer planning than actually fishing? If you’re anything like me, the desire to head out fishing spur-of-the-moment can quickly be curtailed by the amount of work that excursion would entail. If any of that sounds like you, then this article introducing you to a minimalist approach to fishing could be the answer you’re looking for. In… Read More »

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 »