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.

trout fishing on fly rod and reel

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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insurance for small recreational fishing boats

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 on florida beach - gulf coast

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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Braided Fishing Line vs Mono – Which is Better?

Braid vs Mono: Which is the Better Fishing Line? It has become one of the longest on-going debates between anglers for some time now – which is better, monofilament or braided fishing line? Depending on who you talk to, the answer to this question can vary greatly. Some, typically veteran ...
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Renting a boat for fishing: 6 Essential Tips to Follow

Boat Rental Tips to Make Your Fishing Trip Fun and Safe There are plenty of places to rent boats near you. Boat rental companies can be found all over the US and Canada - you can find them located near rivers, lakes, campgrounds, beaches, parks and so on. Renting a ...
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river fish dead from pollution

The 5 Biggest Threats to Recreational Fishing

What Are the Threats to Recreational Fishing? Recreational fishing is under threat. Fish populations are dwindling, and they show little sign of recovery at the moment.  While recreational fishing is unlikely to ever be as hit as hard as the commercial fishing industry, those of us who engage in sportfishing are not ...
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fishing drone

Drones: Future of Fishing and Hunting or High Tech Threat to Wildlife?

Will There Ever Be a Place in Fishing and Hunting for Drones? Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) also commonly known as drones have become extremely popular with hobbyists and outdoor recreation enthusiasts. Drones were previously mainly used in military operations to track and hit enemy targets, but they are increasingly being used in ...
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