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Best Knot to Tie Braid To Mono Leader Depends on These Factors

Learn best knot to tie braid to mono leader in different situations, the best knot for mono to braid can depend on the type of fishing, type of technique

Opportunities for a Fishing License for the Disabled Angler

Discounted fishing licenses are available for disabled anglers. Learn where to find out if it applies to you.

9 Sea Fishing Tackle Tips for Beginner Offshore Anglers

Sea fishing tackle tips for the beginner offshore angler. Learn tackle tips for trolling and bottom fishing to make your time on the deep sea more efficient. 

5 Erie Canal Fishing Tips to Apply This Spring

Erie Canal fishing tips for anglers of all experience levels, learn which species you can catch on Erie Canal fishing trips, fishing tips on where to go

Places to fish without a license


Find places to fish without a license and learn more about where to find free fishing days in your state.
 

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.

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