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.

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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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