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Check our inspiring and educational blog articles about fishing and boating written by experts. Get fishing tips and tricks and read personal stories from anglers who live and breathe fishing and boating. Learn new fishing skills, boating resources, fishing etiquette, conservation and more.

Free Fishing Days 2019: How to Take Full Advantage

Learn about free fishing days 2019, how you can take advantage of state free fishing days, tips to make the most of free fishing weekends with friends, family

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Potential world record muskie in Minnesota

A potential world record muskie was found during the spring of 2019 in Minnesota’s Mille Lacs Lake by fisheries biologists conducting a fish population assessment. Those with an interest in trying to catch that fish – or other big fish – will find this blog helpful.

Follow These Easy Double Turle Knot Instructions

Double turle knot instructions for tying one of the more secure fly fishing knots to attach your fly to your tippet. Follow these easy steps to learn how

How to Find a Fishing Place Near You

How to find a fishing place near you. Check out the TakeMeFishing.org fishing map powered by FishBrain and discover the best places to fish near you.

"What Color are Safe Water Markers?” and Other Buoy Questions

Important safety information is provided by buoys and markers. Here are several types of markers to help with safe boating.

Fishing Without a License in New Jersey: Where You Can and Can’t

You can go saltwater fishing without a license in New Jersey, but not freshwater fishing, although there are other requirements and some exceptions. Here’s the details.

How to Find Fishing Spots Near Me: No Boat, No Problem

Tips on finding "fishing spots near me no boat." Where to fish without a boat, advice on shore fishing, helpful resources for accessible fishing spots

Surf Casting Basics: Tips and Techniques For Beginners

Surf casting basics for beginners who are ready to hit the suds. Surf casting techniques and tips for distance and accuracy.

Where is it Legal to Tie Up Your Boat When It's Not Docked?

Find out where is it legal to tie up your boat when it's not at the dock. Learn where to tie up a boat, what is a mooring buoy, and how to use a mooring buoy

14 Important Things To Know About Safe Wading Techniques

An enjoyable and productive day of fishing while in the water, particularly in rivers and current, can be achieved if you follow these safe wading techniques.

10 Pier Fishing Gear Essentials to Get You Started

List of pier fishing gear essentials that beginning anglers can use to get started. Helpful pier fish tackle tips, suggested tackle to use for pier fishing

3 Types of Fish for Fly Fishing in Illinois

There are many opportunities for Illinois fly fishing. Here are 3 types of fish that can be caught on the fly in Illinois.

Take These Precautions to Protect Yourself from Marine Bacteria

Take these steps to help to protect your family from harmful marine bacteria this summer. Avoid warm marine waters if you have open cuts, other precautions

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