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April 2018

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. 

Time to enjoy Minnesota’s walleye and northern pike fishing

Minnesota’s northern pike and walleye seasons open in May and continue into February 2019. Here’s some helpful advice for walleye and pike anglers.

Best Salmon Lures for Rivers: A Primer on River Salmon Lures

Learn why spinners, drift rigs, spoons, flies, and certain diving plugs are the best salmon lures for rivers, plus expert advice on how and where to use them.

5 Jacksonville Kayak Fishing Spots Worth Exploring

Check list of Jacksonville kayak fishing spots, decide which one you want to try first. Catch spotted seatrout, flounder while kayak fishing Jacksonville FL

Best Northern California Fishing Options

Northern California is a giant area, approximately 2/3 of the state with a fishing line in the sand drawn somewhere below Fresno.

Sturgeon Fishing in Minnesota

Minnesota has many unique opportunities for trout fishing throughout the year and across the state. Many Minnesota streams are the best in the Midwest for trout fishing. 

Improved Clinch Knot: Fishing Knot Tying Steps

The improved clinch fishing knot is an easy and reliable terminal knot to tie when attaching a hook, swivel, or fly to your leader line or tippet.

Trout Streams of Minnesota

Minnesota has many unique opportunities for trout fishing throughout the year and across the state. Many Minnesota streams are the best in the Midwest for trout fishing. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has many resources to select your next fishing spot.

Planning Your Trip for Tuna Fishing in San Diego

Tuna fishing in San Diego is a big trip for big fish. Be prepared.

5 Reasons to Get Your Fishing License Online

Get fishing license online, learn benefits that come along with getting your fishing license online. Save time, start fishing sooner, avoid lines, wait times

Best Beginner Fly Rods: What to Look For

Choosing a fly rod for a beginner doesn’t have to be intimidating.

How To Use a Fishing Net Step by Step

Live bait makes for charged up fish! Here’s your step by step guide for how to use a fishing net to catch your own bait.

Saving species through fish and wildlife conservation

Getting involved in conservation makes sense for everyone.  Anglers benefit from more fish to catch while everyone enjoys a clean, healthy environment.

Todo por el Amor a la Pesca

Estas son algunas de las historias de pesca de mujeres apasionadas a esta actividad. Estas historias se recolectaron durante marzo el mes de la mujer.

Pam Corwin's fishing story

Check Pam Corwin's fishing story received during our Women’s History Month campaign. Check for fishing stories and adventures.

Annastasia Tolley's fishing story

Check Annastasia Tolley's fishing story received during our Women’s History Month campaign. Check for fishing stories and adventures. 

All for the love of a Fish

Back in the day just about everyone I knew was a fisherman.  I use the word 'fishermen' intentionally because they were all guys.

Boat Trailer Registration Tips for First-Timers

Get boat trailer registration tips for first-time boat owners. When you register boat trailer it can be quick, simple, get on the water faster with these tips

Easy to Follow Rock Fishing Safety Tips

Rocks can serve as handy casting platforms as long as it is done safely. 

4 Benefits of booking Fishing Guides and Charters

For those thinking of getting into recreational fishing, it's important to first test the waters with a professional who can show you the ropes. Read on to save yourself from some lessons otherwise learned the hard way!

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