How to Fish

Fishing is a great activity to enjoy with your family and friends that can be done at any age. It’s easy to learn how to fish, it just takes a little time and practice. In this section you can find more information and fishing tips on each step to learning how to fish.

Learn the Basics

These are some of the things you will need for a successful day on the water.

How to Catch Fish
How to Set the Hook

Learn how to set the hook in order to catch more fish.

How to Reel in Fish

Learn how to reel in fish with these two simple steps, get fishing tips and more.

How to Release Fish

Follow these steps to help ensure higher survival rates for your catch.

Fishing Gear & Tackle

A good angler is always prepared. This is all you need to get out on the water.

Fishing with Lures

Artificial lure choices are endless, methods for fishing with them are similar.

Fishing with Live Bait

Fishing with live bait allows you to catch a wide variety of fish. Learn more.

Places to Boat and Fish Nearby

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Fishing Knots and Rigs

Learn how to tie fishing knots and create basic fishing rigs.

Fishing Safety

Learn how to be prepared to be safe and comfortable in the outdoors.

Fishing Tips

Get fishing tips from professional anglers. Different types of fishing adventures.

When to Fish

Learn the best times to fish, what bait to use according to the season, tides and more.

Types of Fishing

All types of fishing offer a great opportunity to spend quality time with your family.

Fishing Glossary

There’s an amazing array of terms in the world of angling. Learn more right here.

Fishing and Conservation

Find out what you can do to support and protect our aquatic natural resources


Fishing is a great way to bond with your family. But remember, before you go you need to purchase your fishing license and check your state fishing regulations.