May 2014

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Boating Basics

A stitch in time saves nine, goes the saying, and those true words popped into my mind a few decades ago.  I had pulled over into a rest area because my trailer tire had a flat.

Bizarre Fish Foods

There are many benefits to artificial lures.

5 Boating Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

If you take your boat out on a regular basis, chances are pretty good that “IT” has happened to you more times than you’d care to mention.

The Perfect First Fishing Spot

People remember firsts because they’re unique.

Going My Way?

Location is everything.

How to Find the Best Freshwater Fishing Spots Near You

Convenience can be a key factor when it comes to spending more time on the water.

Top 100 Family Friendly Places to Fish & Boat in America

Getting out on the water to boat and fish is one of the best ways to enjoy the outdoors and spend time with your family.

C'mon, let's go fishin'

We were in between tides and a buddy and I stopped in a sandwich shop for some lunch.

Pier Pressure

Saltwater or freshwater, a fishing pier can be a great place to fish. Not only can the structure serve as habitat and a fish attractant, it is a handy access point to deeper water.
 

6 Saltwater Inshore Tackle Essentials You Don’t Want to be Without

You may have heard about the thrill of catching a redfish on a topwater lure or the joy of jigging for pompano off of the beaches, and now you're ready to give inshore fishing a try.

My New Pal, the Palomar Knot

I have always been an improved clinch knot guy.

Fishing Knots

Knots are our direct link to a fish. There is a direct connection between the quality of the fishing knots we tie and the number of fish we put in the net.  Here are some general points to consider while you rig up and a few videos to show how to tie three of the most popular fishing knots.   
 

6 Tips to Help You Keep Fishing Simple

Sometimes anglers like to make fishing more complicated than it needs to be… particularly after we've been doing it for a few years.

How (and When) to Register your Boat

If I think long and hard enough I can remember buying my first boat.  I prefer not to think of it ‘cause it makes me feel old.  That said, I do remember being far more interested in launching and running my boat than wanting to fill out the registration paperwork.

Purchase a Virginia Fishing License