Category Archives: Fishing Tips & Other Wonderings

Fishing is so much more than tips and techniques, though you’ll find plenty of it here. It is also about getting away and getting in touch with ourselves, our friends and families. This page gets into all aspects of fishing. You may learn something new (or maybe just some nuance to an old approach) about a particular method for catching your favorite species, but you’ll also be exposed to more personal and thought-provoking content on topics and stories such what it is to approach fishing with a minimalist mindset, or one woman’s magical day with her family on the Texas Gulf Coast catching her first bull redfish.

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 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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recreational fishing sustainably

Taking Care of the Waters We Fish

Too much of a good thing can make something negative. People have to be careful not to overindulge and take advantage of something they deem to be positive. This principle directly applies to life in the outdoors. Avid outdoorsmen all have stories about a favorite location that was trashed by ...
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Fishing the Pactola Reservoir in the Black Hills, South Dakaota

The Beauty of the Black Hills: Water for Every Type of Angler

The Black Hills in South Dakota is the gateway to the West. In a matter of 40 miles, South Dakota turns from flat farmland into a gorgeous terrain filled with 7,000-foot peaks and crystal clear streams. This 1.2 million-acre expanse provides space for all sorts of outdoor activities ranging from ...
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How Technology and Social Media Are Changing the Way We Fish

Few activities are as heavily based on tradition as fishing. Due to the nostalgic nature of the sport, people don’t see the need to change something that has worked for years. A rod, reel and bait have always caught fish and that method shows no signs of needing to be ...
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Rigging Your Reel Right: Fishing Line Selection for Best Results

Success is found in the details. People who become great pay attention to the minor aspects of a situation and are often able to separate themselves from the rest of the crowd as a result. Anglers understand this mindset. They know how picky fish are and the importance of offering ...
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fishing for spawning springtime crappie

Fishing the Spring Crappie Spawn: The When, Where and How to Big Catches

Most lifelong anglers have memories from their younger years of fishing for crappie. It could be a hot evening bite off the dock that led to a few 15-inchers or a secret hole their dad knew of on their home lake. Not only are they delicious, but they also put ...
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river fishing tips

Learn How to Read a River to Find More Fish

Outdoor enthusiasts and reading don’t always go hand-in-hand. Most of their reading is research for the next adventure. Beyond that, it’s precious time wasted where they could be outside. For some activities, like fishing, reading isn’t saved only for the fishing reports and weather. Experienced anglers understand the importance of ...
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angler holding trophy northern pike catch

Fishing for Northern Pike, the Wolf of the Water

This Christmas Eve post spotlights one of the most sought-after freshwater gamefish on the planet, the Northern Pike. In life only a few things are certain, death, taxes and that the Northern Pike are biting. These hard-hitting fish are the most reliable big game predator around because of their incredibly ...
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gear list for ice fishing

Gear Checklist, Recommendations and Tips for Your Ice Fishing Adventure

Winter does two things for anglers. It either drives them inside for sixth months and forces them to count down until spring or it pulls them from their warm home to the nearest ice. Ice fishing has never been for the faint of heart. Getting up early, finding a spot ...
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