Category Archives: Fish Species

Find content on freshwater and saltwater fish species and get tips, techniques and all-around timely advice to help you maximize your catch, whether you are targeting bass or marlin.

fly angler trout fishing in river-stream

Trout Fishing in Rivers and Streams: 101 Basics and Beyond

Trout fishing in rivers and streams can be a challenge but it is also one of the best ways to catch fish. Consider that streams and rivers are quite different from still water such as lakes, reservoirs, and ponds in terms of temperature and food supply. Water temperatures are typically ...
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Fishing for Rainbow Trout, Top Game Fish West of the Rockies

Fishing for Rainbow Trout, Top Game Fish West of the Rockies

The Rainbow Trout: America’s Western Fish The Oncorhynchus mykiss, or simply known as the rainbow trout, is one of America’s most recognizable fish. With a vast distribution on the west side of the Continental Divide and a fighting spirit that is second to none, it is also a solidly top ...
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Flood Tide Fun: Fly Fishing for Tailing Redfish

When summertime comes around, every fly fisherman from Florida to North Carolina starts dreaming about one thing: flood tides. A few times a month the moon coordinates with the sun and the wind to generate conditions that are perfect. In places where fly fishing is difficult because the water is ...
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fly reel and rod for saltwater fishing

Saltwater Fly Reel Buying Guide: Must-Have Features and 5 Top Values

Watching line tear through the water with blazing speed can help prove whether or not a fly reel is worth the investment. For saltwater fly fishermen, it takes even less time to find out the value. Big fish and fast runs test the mechanical parts and the salty air and ...
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Reflections: Fly Fishing for Striped Bass on Martha’s Vineyard

Striped bass are one of the most popular species of fish among fly fishermen because they can be pursued in a variety of arenas. Being from North Carolina, I thought the only way to catch striped bass in the ocean was with giant surf rods in the wintertime standing on ...
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best walleye rods on a budget

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 ...
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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 ...
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best bass fishing lakes in the u.s.

Top 10 Bass Destinations in America and How to Fish Them

Bass fishing is an American pastime that rivals the likes of baseball and NFL football. Starting in the spring and stretching into the late fall – and even into winter- people can head to the lake and you'll find numerous anglers in search of some of the best fighting freshwater ...
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bass fishing rod selection guide

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

Shopping for the perfect bass fishing pole 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 ...
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fishing with lure for spring rainbow trout

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 ...
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