Don’t forget these 10 items the next time you go fishing.

1. Rod/reel/line. Bring a spare if you have one.

2. Bait/flies. Whether fresh or manufactured, be sure to have enough for what you need.

3. Hooks. It’s helpful to have extra hooks in case of snags or in the chance that the big one gets away with your hook.

4. Sinkers/bobbers. Have extra on hand for unforseen snags and line breaks.

5. Stringer. You will need something to hold the Read the rest of this entry »

Are you a parent who loves fishing and would like to show your children just how fun the sport can be as well? If so, then you might be wondering how to best go about teaching your child more about the sport. After all, while it is not something that a child will easily be able to master overnight, there are some basic techniques and lessons you can teach them as a way of getting them to better understand the art of fishing. From there, they will have the best Read the rest of this entry »

Children of the past learned the art of river fishing by tagging along with fathers, grandfather or other relatives when they would head down to the local river with a pole and bait. Modern children, however, frequently have no chance at all to learn to fish in a river. If you fish on regular basis for recreation or to put food on your table, you should consider teaching the young children in your life to fish as well. You will not only be teaching them a valuable life skill, you will also be providing them with pleasant lifelong memories. Read the rest of this entry »

Getting children started in ocean fishing is very simple. The most enjoyable and easiest way to begin them fishing in the ocean is in-shore.

In-shore fishing refers to water of less than 10′ in depth and normally within sight of the shoreline. Fish are plentiful in this area, and it is relatively simple to get young children interested.

Using simple fishing gear like a spin-cast reel and rod is recommended for beginning anglers. A popping cork and shrimp or squid is a great Read the rest of this entry »

Thinking about going fishing but all you know about the sport is what you’ve seen watching fishing shows on direct tv? There are a few items you’ll need before you head out so heed our advice and get them before you go
A Hat: Fishing may seem easy but once that sun comes out and starts beating down on you you’ll wish they guys would hurry up and bite already. A hat protects your head and also serves as a place to store your extra hooks.
Bait: The type of fish you’re looking for will determine your bait so ask a bait shop professional. Standard worms usually work well unless you’re out for smaller fish in which case it’s a good idea to use canned corn (yes, canned corn) to lure them in.
A Sonar: Nowadays fishing is far more high tech than ever so if you’re going out on the lake to catch them a sonar is helpful. It can tell you when you hit a pocket of fish and also when you’re too shallow – both good things to know.

Teaching young children to lake fish is one of the most important things a fisherman can do. Teaching young children to fish creates a lasting impression that the young child will remember forever. Kids will understand that fishing is a worthwhile activity and fun to do. However, for the fishing expedition to create a lasting impression, you must find the best ways to teach kids.

Select age appropriate rods and reel for the youngster. Make sure the fishing rod is Read the rest of this entry »

The value of family togetherness cannot be understated. Life is fleeting and short to say the least. Gathering the family around the fire to share stories after dinner is no longer possible for most people because life moves too fast now and there are many things like cell phones, video games and personal music players that encourage solo activity.

Still, there is one thing that can be assured to create a cocoon from the cacophony of life’s distractions. In the Shakespearean sense, fishing is the thing. Perhaps it’s the history or even the mystery of being out on Read the rest of this entry »

River fishing can pose a challenge even for the most experienced fisherman. As a fisherman, you will need to consider things like weather, location and pole. The most important thing to consider is the type of bait you will be using. The bait you choose will depend on the species of fish you are wanting to catch.

Most fish will respond well to live bait. Live bait includes things like night crawlers, insects, minnows and frogs. This type of bait is the easiest to use and can be purchased just about anywhere. Live bait can be used during all weather conditions and water depths.

Prepared bait is best for catching bass, carp, catfish and trout. The most common types of prepared bait include dough balls, corn, hot dogs, chicken liver, cheese balls and cereal balls. This bait should only be used for deep water fishing. Before casting, make sure the bait is securely fastened to your hook.

Using artificial bait can be tricky. Artificial bait is made of man made materials like rubber and plastic. This type of bait can be used in any water conditions and can be used to catch bluegill and crappie. Finding the right bait is trial and error.

Lake fishing can be a fun way to experience the outdoors and wind down after a long day. The most common and effective way to catch fish on a lake is with the use of bait. Deciding on which bait to use is dependent on the type of fish sought. The most standard bait used for lake fishing is a worm. Bass, trout, carp and even catfish can be caught on a lake with the use of worms. Be sure to use fresh worms that are lively enough to Read the rest of this entry »

The Strait of Juan de Fuca is famous nationwide for its excellent salmon fishing. The fresh water running into the ocean provides the perfect habitat for salmon to live and breed, and many fish can be caught as they’re headed farther up stream towards Canada.

Five species of salmon can be found in the Strait during the course of any given year, and the movements and locations of each species are tracked to provide you with the opportunity to catch your biggest fish yet. Read the rest of this entry »

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