April 2014

What’s Cooking?

April 19th was National Garlic Day.

6 Things to Consider When Buying a Fishing License

Maybe you’ve seen your friends posting largemouth bass pictures on Instagram or were inspired by your cousin who recently reeled in a 150-pound tarpon on a trip to the Florida Keys.

4 of the Best Reasons to Go Fishing with Mom

Fishing… it has a way of bringing families together.

Fishing Regulations: Why they are Important

A bunch of my fishing buddies and I got into a hot debate last week.

Trout Fishing Round 2

Opening Day of Trout in Pennsylvania seemed a huge success. There was a heavy turnout.  Vehicles were packed into every possible pull off near stocked streams, and the banks were lined with eager anglers.  I saw a lot of kids fishing and many stringers destined for the frying pan.

10 of the Weirdest Boating Words You Have Ever Heard

So, you have been thinking about buying a boat so that you can get to some of those coveted fishing spots you have been hearing about. 

Crossing State Lines

In our wanderings we sometimes cross state lines.


Though officially called “northern pike,” cool water anglers on familiar terms with this fish frequently refer to them as simply, “northerns.”

The Importance of Fishing Licenses

From the time I was 16 I could predict that I would get a fishing license for Christmas.  It was a guaranteed gift and it was one that probably took the sting out of some of the necessities that I disappointingly received (like socks).  When the clock struck midnight on December 31st I was set-to-jet.

Read the Signs

Successful anglers are puzzle solvers. They take cues from nature for lure selection, such as fly fishermen “matching the hatch” during an aquatic insect emergence.

Questions to Ask Before Fishing Unfamiliar Waterways

Sometimes anglers get a bit overzealous in the quest for a trophy catch or food for the dinner table.

Early Season Trout Tactics

In the early season, there isn’t much of a reason to get up at the crack of dawn to go trout fishing.  The water is cold and the fish are lethargic

Trout Scout

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission has begun stocking trout in streams around Pennsylvania.

9 Weird Fishing Terms and What They Mean

You finally booked your first offshore charter fishing trip. Admittedly, you’re a little nervous and uncertain of what to expect, but are open to learning more about angling as well as the terminology that goes along with it.

Purchase a Fishing License