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.

Fishing Moon Phases to Maximize the Bite

Fishing Moon Phases to Maximize the Bite

Last Week's solar eclipse was an amazing experience for people living in North America, and especially so for those in the 14 U.S. states that enjoyed the good fortune of being in the path of totality, where the Moon completely blocked the Sun for less than 3 minutes.  It was ...
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First-Timer’s Guide to Buying the Perfect Fishing Boat

Buying Your First Fishing Boat - What You Need to Know Spend enough time fishing and, at some point, many of us will decide that we want a fishing boat - it's a given. You find yourself looking at boating magazines, doing online searches for articles on boat buying and ...
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Bass Pro Hooks Cabela’s – Now What?

Is This the End for an Iconic Outdoor Brand? We love the outdoors and we also love to buy things that enhance our enjoyment of our favorite outdoor sport, whether it be fishing, hunting or camping. Oh, that look we get on our faces when we walk into a Bass ...
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10 Tips for Sustainable Sport Fishing

Protecting Our Fish and the Future of Sport Fishing We hear a lot of talk about sustainable fishing practices and sustainably sourced fish (fish caught or harvested in a manner that promotes the future of fish populations, the environment and the livelihoods of those who make their living from fishing) ...
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5 Casts Every Fly Fisherman Should Master

5 Essential Fly Fishing Casting Techniques To anglers who fly fish, the cast is quite important to their success on the water. How you put the fly in the water plays a key role in whether or not you are going to catch fish. The fly fishing casting technique that is used is ...
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8 Types of Fishing Reels Most Commonly Used

 8 Most Used Types of Fishing Reels by Anglers Most of us who are involved with recreational fishing know what a reel is and the basics of what it does. However, we have many types of fishing reels, used for different types of fishing or situations. You might be asking yourself, ...
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economic data of sportfishing in usa

Recreational Fishing: Reeling in Big Dollars for the U.S. Economy

The Economics of Recreational Fishing in America Americans love the great outdoors, and this enthusiasm for hunting and fishing as well as other outdoor recreation has an economic value. Though this post also references other outdoor activities, the focus is on the recreational fishing industry. Recreational fishing, or sportfishing, is ...
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Boat Owners Insurance: Perhaps Not So Optional

Why You May Want to Reconsider Boat Insurance Fishing or just boating, for that matter, can bring great and fun adventure! However, it is not always incident-free - nothing is. So, having reaffirmed Murphy's law, I ask: does your boat have insurance? If it does, then you know how important ...
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Surf Fishing Tips for More Catches at the Beach

Surf Fishing Basics and Tips for Beginners and Anyone Who Wants to Catch More Fish from the Surf Surf fishing might be the most exciting form of land-based sportfishing. Why do I say this? Because of the challenge, versatility, and excitement it provides. Pure and simple, it's just a lot ...
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spinnerbait fishing tips

Spinnerbait Fishing for Versatility and Action

Fishing with Spinners The heightened senses of fish are well documented and this knowledge is used in the creation of tools that appeal to them. Any movement or vibration in the water is interpreted by the fish as prey. Fishing with a spinner allows the angler to mimic bait, or ...
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