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How to find good fishing spots near you

It’s time to mix up your usual old routine and try out some new local fishing spots. Here are ideas for tracking down some good fishing spots near you. 

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Bring on Fall… and the Pike Fishing!

Depending on where you live, you might already be feeling a slight nip in the air, a sure harbinger that autumn is just around the corner. I know that’s certainly true where I live in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, and I hear much the same from my friends in northern states like Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan.
 

The Shocking Truth

As my family continues the quest for the perfect boat, we have reflected on some fun boating memories. I have been on the water in an assortment of vessels and, as strange as it may sound, a significant part of my boating experience has been on a “shock boat.” In fact, I met (caught?) my wife electro fishing.

Back a trailer down a ramp like a pro

For whatever reason, some things in life just don’t come easy. Patting your head and rubbing your belly is one.

Safe Boating: When the Water Gets Rough

I just returned from a remarkable pike fishing adventure on Lake Athabasca in northern Saskatchewan. If your dream fishing trip involves big (I mean 40 inches or longer) northern pike, this is a great place to consider.

A Military “Thank You,” with No Strings Attached. Just Fishing Line.

Americans are immensely proud and grateful for our military and their sacrifices to help keep our country safe. We try to show our appreciation through a variety of ways.

Get Ready for ‘Cane Season

Planes were meant for flying, boats were meant for sailing.  Unfortunately, hurricane season is the time of year when we’re most likely to see a boat fly.

Do You Stretch Before You Fish?

You should! Granted, an afternoon of fishing isn’t the same type of athletic challenge as a basketball game or triathlon, but you can still hurt yourself if you don’t stretch out.

My Banana Split

Years ago when I was setting up a marlin trip out of Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii, my guide warned, “And NO bananas!”

Angling for Carp

More than ever before, Americans are discovering the exciting world of sport-fishing for carp. It’s not difficult to understand why.

Casting with the Wind

I’ve had some of my best fishing days when the wind has been blowing hard.  It never ceases to amaze me that though I can’t cast very far into a strong headwind, the fish oftentimes wind up right at my feet.
 

Fish Photo 101

We all love to snap photographs of our favorite fishing moments. What better memento of a great experience on the water than an image of you and the one that didn’t get away?

Just Get There

While channel surfing the other evening, I stumbled across a show called “Bait Car.”  This was NOT the bait-related fishing show I had hoped to see.  (However, it did bring back some memories.)

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