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Fishing during fall provides anglers with a chance to catch more fish, so get ready and plan your next fishing trip. Here is a list of the favorite freshwater fish species to catch this fall.
List of tautog fishing tips that apply to gear, where to go, when to fish for tautog. Tautog fishing techniques you can use to catch this Mid-Atlantic species
A father tells the story of his family going fishing together for the first time. Neither the mother or father grew up fishing and the family sets out to learn together.
Selecting the correct fly fishing hook sizes can be complex. If you’re new to fly fishing, here are basic things to consider when choosing fly hook sizes.
Learn where to catch crawfish in Southern California, why catching these crawfish helps with conservation, where to catch crawfish in California creeks
Fisheries biologists and local organizations in Texas work together to supplement degraded natural fish habitat in aging reservoirs with long-lasting, environmentally friendly artificial fish attractors.
Saltwater shore fishing rigs can seem complicated, but you can keep it simple if you focus on the best bait location.
Find out which carp fishing knots you need to know to start carp fishing today. Learn which simple carp fishing knots and rigs are best in which situations
Those who want to explore new fishing waters are in luck as the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has maps for more than 30 different water trails on the state’s major rivers. These maps are available at DNR offices and online, and they provide details on launch sites, campsites, private campgrounds and more.
If you want to be a serious angler, you’ll need to learn to tie different types of knots. Each type has its own benefits and uses.
Learn the secrets to using an open face rod and reel like a pro.
Here are a few places to learn more on obtaining boat insurance. Unfortunately boats can cause, or become damaged.
Recreational anglers can stay safe and learn from commercial fishing safety issues by following this important list of boating and fishing dos and don’ts
Hispanics are joining the fishing and boating community in record numbers – more than 4 million Hispanics went fishing last year! Let’s learn more about them.
Getting a fishing license is quick and easy. Here’s a quick beginner’s guide on how to get a fishing license and why it’s important.
These are a collection with best practices for boat hurricaine preparation and how to secure a boat for a hurricane
Boating license restrictions for motorboats may stipulate the legal age of operators, as well as whether a boating safety education course must be completed
Learn how to tie a loop in fishing line using one of three different knots. Each type of fishing line loop knot has helpful uses you should know about
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