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Determining the Right Fly Fishing Rod Length for Beginners

To determine the right fly fishing rod length for beginners, think first about your intended applications. Here are the factors you need to consider.

Minnesota’s LakeFinder is angler’s best friend

Anglers who want to make the most of their Minnesota fishing trips should explore LakeFinder, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ web-based fishing tool. Loaded with lake-by-lake fish population information, stocking reports, contour maps and other helpful information, LakeFinder helps you find the kind of fishing you want.

8 Things to Remember if You Get Stuck Fishing in Bad Weather

List of things to remember if you get stuck fishing in bad weather. These safety tips can be helpful in a situation when weather and fishing plans aren't ideal

6 Illegal Fishing Methods and Destructive Practices

Here are some of the Illegal fishing methods that destroy habitat, decimate fish populations, and threaten our economy. 

How to Gut a Catfish - And Skin It At the Same Time

Follow these quick and easy detailed instructions on how to gut a catfish while simultaneously skinning it, and the result will be delicious table fare.

5 Reasons You Don't Want a Boating Without License Fine

Reasons why you want to avoid a boating without license fine. What boaters need to know about a fine for boating without a license, learning how to boat

3 Reasons for Northeast Boating

There are many boating opportunities in the Northeast. Here are three reasons to go boating in this part of the country. 

Where to Fish in March: Best Fishing in the U.S.

Where to fish in March and the species you’ll catch. Springtime bucket list for unbeatable fly fishing, light tackle, or offshore fishing opportunities.

10 Ice Fishing Accessories for Hard Water Success

List of ice fishing accessories for winter hard water trips. Find out about the best ice fishing accessories, to have ready, be prepared for your ice fishing trips

Saltwater vs Freshwater Fishing Rods: What to Know Before You Buy

Learn fundamental differences between saltwater vs freshwater fishing rods. Which type of saltwater vs freshwater rods to use for certain techniques, situations

Top Lake of the Ozarks Fishing Tips for Bass Anglers

Lake of the Ozarks fishing tips for bass anglers. Best time of year for Lake of the Ozarks fishing, plus spawn behavior and best baits to use.

Fishing Basics for Beginners: The Gear You Need to Get Started

You don’t need a big boat and fancy gear to learn how to fish. We’re breaking down the essential fishing equipment for beginners. 

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