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.

vintage fishing tackle and reels

Vintage Tackle: Preserving Sport Fishing’s Past

Most anglers have fond memories of learning how to fish. Often taught by a father or grandfather, fishing is one of those rare pastimes that passes down from generation to generation, giving families the chance to bond and create lasting memories. For older anglers, learning to fish was quite a ...
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Line and Lure Colors: How They Impact Your Fishing Success

When visiting most tackle stores - whether online or offline - you’re likely to come across a huge selection of lines and lures in almost every color imaginable. While some might assume this is just to catch the eye of a browsing angler, the color of fishing lines and lures ...
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Bristol Bay Is Safe – for Now!

A few months back I wrote a post about the looming threat that Alaska's Bristol Bay faced from an Environmental Protection Agency decision to phase out previous administration restrictions on mining operations in the bay's watershed. At the time, local fishermen, conservation groups, and the local community in general feared ...
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Tarpon Fishing Nicaragua Where Rainforest Meets the Caribbean

Guest post by Phil James The Caribbean sea has long held an allure as a place of mystery and adventure. It draws all kinds of souls to its shores - thrill seekers, sailors, nature lovers. But along its miles and miles of coastline, nowhere does this promise of adventure seem ...
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fishing tackle maintenance and repair

Winter Freeze Offers More Time for Fishing Gear Maintenance 

A Great Time to Get Your Fishing Gear in Order Winter is here. Boy, winter is here with a statement as a blanket of chill continues to cover the East Coast and spread across the U.S. in what has been one of the coldest winters in decades. So what is ...
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Bristol Bay Salmon: Drawing a Line in the Tundra

Alaska's Bristol Bay is a breathtaking place with a unique ecosystem rich in vast wetlands, winding rivers, streams, forests of spruce and alder, and home to many species of animals, birds, and fish. The bay is a pristinely beautiful ecosystem that supports thousands of human life and countless wildlife. But ...
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Halting the Decline: Young Hunters and Anglers Wanted!

Reconnecting Our Youth with Fishing and Hunting America's youth are spending a lot more time on indoor activities and less time out in nature. Outdoor activities like hunting and fishing have seen a drop-off in participation by the young in recent years. This has an impact on our wild lands ...
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Florida Fall Snook Season Open 2017

Florida Fall Snook Season Is Finally Here! Today is a very special day throughout the state of Florida for die-hard snook anglers. September 1st marks the opening of the fall snook season throughout the Sunshine State, and from coast to coast Florida recreational fisherman will finally be able to let ...
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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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promoting sustainable sport fishing practices

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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