Minimalist Fishing – The Answer to Fishing in a Complicated World?

On your last fishing trip did you find yourself dragging what seemed like a few hundred pounds of equipment? How about noticing yourself spending longer planning than actually fishing? If you’re anything like me, the desire to head out fishing spur-of-the-moment can quickly be curtailed by the amount of work that excursion would entail. If any of that sounds like you, then this article introducing you to a minimalist approach to fishing could be the answer you’re looking for. In… Read More »

Fish Finder Buyer’s Guide: 5 Key Buying Points and 5 Top Fish Finder Values

Fishing is one of those sports that harks back to simpler times when man pitted himself against nature with only his wits and a few tools. This is one of the reasons that we continue to do it – because it perhaps fulfills an intrinsic need from back in our hunter-gatherer days. The only issue is that when man confronts nature, nature usually wins. Let’s face it, it’s called fishing and not catching for a reason, and I have certainly… Read More »

Fly Gear Essentials: 10 Must-Haves of a Great Fly Fishing Kit

Guest Post by Tobias Dimick — Fly fishing can no doubt be a challenging sport to learn. However, by learning about the various fly tackle components and removing some of the mystery around how to put together a solid fly fishing kit, it will greatly benefit you in the long run. We wrote this basic fly fishing kit guide to help you take some of the guesswork out of the buying process by laying out what you’ll need to put together… Read More »

Is the Atlantic Striped Bass Headed for Another Crisis?

By Bailey Kennedy – Whether you call them stripers, linesiders, rockfish or one of the many other monikers hung on the Atlantic striped bass, fishermen along the eastern seaboard agree the fish’s combination of size and fight make it a fun challenge to catch. (Check out what Dave Miller has to say about them here.) However, striper populations have taken a turn for the worse and blame is being laid at the door of pollution, overfishing, and mismanagement with other… Read More »

Lithium-Ion and the Evolution of Electric Ice Fishing Augers

If you’re looking to buy a new fishing auger for the winter season you’ve likely seen an increase in electric ice fishing augers.  Like traditional power tools, gas operated devices are quietly being replaced by electric alternatives, namely because significant improvements in battery technology, in particular, lithium-ion batteries, have made them much more reliable than previously. Of course, many people continue to use their gas-powered tools as they’re still very functional and reliable – fishing augers are no different. However,… Read More »

Bass Fishing Buyer’s Guide: Essential Gear for Largemouth

Welcome to our Bass Fishing Buyer’s Guide! This is a comprehensive rundown of the most critical equipment you need to catch largemouth bass. We’ll start with rods and reels, then take a look at three different types of fishing line, discussing when you should choose one type over another. We’ll wrap up with an overview of bass lures. When it comes to selecting lures, the industry has created an overwhelming array of options. Our goal is to simplify the matter… Read More »

10 Top Holiday (& Any Occasion) Gift Ideas for Your Favorite Fisherman

The Holiday Season is here once again and it’s time to start thinking about gift-giving. But what do you give your fisherman – the guy or gal – who has everything? Well, that last part may be a misnomer because no matter how long you’ve been at it, no one has everything when it comes to fishing. Plus, even when you think you may have everything you need, you may not have enough of it. When it comes to fishing,… Read More »