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In addition to the feelings of elation and accomplishment that came along with the experience of catching your first fish, I’m sure you have fond memories of the person who was by your side when it happened.
One day last fall, I was walking the beach and saw a tangle of monofilament fishing line washed up on shore.
The number and size of fish caught by anglers are the most popular information.
When you have a “less than stellar” day of fishing, which excuses do you use? My list tends to include things like the weather, a lack of bait, the wrong bait, the fact that I forgot my lucky fishing hat or the fact that another boat or person was in my favorite spot.
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and as I’ve looked at the world around me I realize that I have a tremendous amount for which to be thankful.
One of the most effective ways to catch fish is to use natural bait.
Did you know that you are helping to support the Sport Fish Restoration Program when you buy fishing tackle, fishing equipment and boat fuel?
Was it the Rudolph sweatshirt complete with flashing light for a nose?
The Wildlife & Sport Fish Restoration Program (WSFR) is one of the industries best kept secrets. And it shouldn’t be, for every time boaters and anglers purchase gear, buy a fishing license or fuel up their boats they are supporting the program.
Not only is fall a great time to go fishing, but many people also get decked out in camouflage this time of year to go hunting. Some outdoor adventurers, like contributor Tom Keer, may even work in both activities during a brisk fall day.
The card or slip of paper in your wallet issued by your state fish and game agency, the paperwork on your boat, the identification numbers on your hull…
Sometimes, I flinch when I buy things. Insurance, that necessary evil, is one that I pay for every month but never seem to use. Gasoline for my truck; seems like every time I turn around I need to pump some more. I wonder about some of the expenses, but I never second guess buying my fishing license.
You may have heard the popular saying, "let 'em go and let 'em grow" as it pertains to releasing your catch.
In general the colder it gets, the grumpier I get. However, there is one bonus of numb fingers: steelhead.
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