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Home > Take Me Fishing Blog > November 2011
Here’s a little project that will get you ice fishers ready for the upcoming season: Make yourself a custom ice fishing bucket
“You have to wonder about a food that everyone agrees is great, except that sometimes, it tastes like what it is.” –P.J. O’Rourke.
About 20 minutes from my home on the bayside of Cape Cod, Massachusetts is where the Pilgrims first landed in the New World.
We all have certain goals for our fishing. For the trout fly fisher, catching a rainbow or a brown over 20 inches long is a thrill, especially if you can do that on a dry fly.
Depending on your region, crappie may also be called “papermouths”, ”specks”, “slabs”, “calico bass”, or perhaps “sac-au-lait.”
My friend has a sailboat named “Aphrodite.” I couldn’t exactly remember the significance of the Greek goddess (it’s been a while since I was in high school), and when I looked her up it said she symbolizes love, beauty and pleasure. Aphrodite was born out of sea foam, and hers is the absolutely perfect name for the sleek sailboat that cuts through the waves and brings her crew joy in beautiful surroundings.
There are many factors to consider when choosing a fishing boat—especially a boat like a flats skiff designed for use in shallow water.
As a frequent shore angler, I sometimes catch myself looking longingly at a passing boat angler. However once on a boat, the shore is the place to be. A classic “grass is always greener” sort of thing.
Rowboats and dinghies are ideal for a simple getaway. These aluminum or wooden boats can be powered by a pair of oars or a small outboard.
What does a fishing writer do with a few days of “vacation” time? This might come as a shock to you, but, well… I go fishing.
Anglers are nothing if not creative and opportunistic – they even exhibit some ingenuity in a pinch. I’m not sure if the following examples are a good representation of those traits, however, or if instead they merely illustrate that anglers also have a good sense of humor.
As the weather cools off we anglers start to think about taking down the rods that we’ve had assembled since the spring.
If you think you might be in the market for a boat next spring, now is actually the time to get your shopping experience started in earnest.
When considering the various uses and activities for boating, hunting often is overlooked. Perhaps, because hunting boats are too well camouflaged and just never seen.
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