Author Archives: Dorado

About Dorado

John Pardal, aka Dorado, is the editor as well as an author for Reel Adventure Fishing. He has fished extensively up and down the U.S. Atlantic coast, throughout much of Florida and a bit of the Caribbean. John loves writing about all aspects of sportfishing and is passionate about conservation and promoting sustainable fishing.

10 Best Redfish Lures for Different Waters and Conditions

There are few saltwater fish more popular with anglers than redfish. Whether fishing Carolina grass flats or the Texas Gulf Coast surf, you can count on these fish to hit your bait like a ton of bricks and put up a fight. They are an exciting inshore gamefish. And for many, they are also considered good eating. But to entice these rugged inshore brawlers, you’ve got to have the right lure. While there are many out there that will catch… Read More »

Best Braided Fishing Line: Selection Guide and 5 Top Lines

Braided line is a great choice for strength and relatively good durability. A perfect match for baitcasting and spinning reels, it can perform well in saltwater and freshwater conditions. I use all kinds of line, but I always keep a spool of braided line for my reel handy because there are situations where it will outperform other types of line. The best braided fishing lines are going to be those that offer the best strength alongside with durability. There are… Read More »

Best Wheeled Coolers: Comprehensive Guide and Top Picks

Every angler needs a good cooler. Even if you aren’t taking all your catches home to cook, it always helps to have a good-sized cooler on hand, as you can use to store fresh catch or keep food and beverages cool as you enjoy a relaxing day of fishing. Moreover, you can use a cooler for countless other outdoor activities, like camping, tailgating, or days out at the beach, making it a worthwhile investment for many people. Of course, as… Read More »

5 Must-Have Multi-Tools That Will Simplify Your Fishing

Your gear is important to you and it should be. Rather than carrying a variety of different tools in your tackle box, you can carry it all in a multitool for fishing the size of a deck of cards. I remember the hook removers we had when I was a kid. It was about a foot long and in the most awkward and un-packable shape possible. Today, I carry a Gerber multi-tool that serves many purposes while fishing and it… Read More »

Not Just Surviving but Thriving: Fishing During the Pandemic

Very few areas of life remain untouched by this pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has by and large confined people to their homes with few exceptions. One casualty of the era of social distancing has been the unrestricted access to many of the activities we once enjoyed. As our federal and state governments struggle to get a handle on the Coronavirus, many of the activities we once took for granted are now grounded or subject to varying degrees of restriction from… Read More »

What to Look for in the Best Walleye Rods and 5 Budget Picks

Choosing a Walleye Rod A tap, tap on the line is a sure signal you’re on a fish. For walleye, the strength of the tap has nothing to do with the size of the fish, which is why you need a rod tip sensitive enough to feel the slightest tug. Once you set the hook, the rod needs some backbone or the added bend could give old ‘glassy eye’ a chance to get away. Personally, drift fishing like the example… Read More »

7 Key Benefits of Fishing in the Era of Social Distancing

Stress is at an all-time high for many people around the world as they grapple with the many changes to their social lives that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic brings with it. While many people are trying their best to make do with the forced isolation inside their homes and in any activities they conduct outside, some of us have a few secrets we’d like to share with them that might help out during this trying time. For those who want… Read More »

The Top 20 Fishing Piers in the United States

Fishing piers are a great way to access deeper water without a boat and often times they’ll offer sources of entertainment and, depending on the pier, it could be remote or right in the middle of the hustle and bustle of a major city. America’s best fishing piers are not to be overlooked and if you’re in the area of any of these piers, you should bring a pole and experience this unique way of fishing firsthand. Now, with that… Read More »

Bass Rod Buying Guide and 6 Best Bass Rods for the Money

Shopping for the best rod for bass fishing can seem similar to shopping for a vehicle. The massive amount of options available can be a bit overwhelming. The variety in price range combined with the different functions causes most people to shake their heads and just buy a popular model that has many solid reviews. While this isn’t a bad strategy, choosing a fishing rod should be a bit more personal. Depending on how serious you are as an angler,… Read More »

Top 10 Spring Trout Fishing Lures: Best Bets for Enticing Fickle Fish

For open water trout anglers, spring is a favorite time of year. The anticipation of warm weather, flowing water and hungry trout keeps many awake at night. Despite the numerous positives, spring fishing can be the most tricky time of year to fish. A variety of factors from weather to water level impacts the quality of fishing. Anglers must learn to be patient and understand that spring fishing can be hit-or-miss. There are several aspects of spring fishing, however, that… Read More »