Family Fishing Events with the USDA Forest Service
Which Texas Rig Knot Should You Be Tying?
Select a state to find fishing and boating information:
Get A Fishing License
Get started fishing today, purchase your fishing license online, check regulations and more.
Register A Boat
Register your boat today. Learn how to register your vessel, boating laws and more.
Home > Take Me Fishing Blog > June 2015
One of the best parts of buying a new boat is the series of sea trials that accompany the purchase. The sea trial, also known as a shakedown cruise, is a way to test the boat to make sure that you know if you’re buying the one best suited to your needs.
The freshwater drum does not get enough respect as a sport fish.
Any angler who has thrown a 10 to 12-foot cast net over a dozen times in an attempt to capture enough live bait for a day of fishing understands the value of keeping that bait alive for as long as possible.
Every trip out on the water is an opportunity for adventure.
One of the most important angling skills is learning how to catch fish by reading the water.
One of the amazing aspects of fishing is that you have the opportunity not only to connect with a remarkable underwater creature, but then you can release it and maybe, just maybe, catch it again… BIGGER.
Since June is National Great Outdoors Month, it's the ideal time to create a great new summer playlist using music that fits the outdoor theme.
Now that you’ve got a corker of a fish in the boat it’s time to think about how to filet a fish. Here are some tips for making the job easy. Get the cleaning done and get the party started!
The composition of your fishing rod can affect the way it feels and performs. Here are some of the differences between rod materials.
He provided endless hours of patient instruction, and ecstatically cheered you on when you reeled in your #FirstCatch.
You may be surprised to learn that even the simple act of purchasing your fishing license helps to contribute towards fishing conservation efforts.
Great Outdoors Month is upon us, and without question Great Outdoors Month is a thoroughly American idea. The month celebrates our country’s natural heritage by encouraging us all to take advantage of the open space that we all enjoy.
If you have plans to camp this summer, don’t forget the fishing rods.
What could be better than a day of fishing?
This topwater lure is a favorite not only of largemouth bass, but of the bass angler.
My trailer tire was flat, just in time for National Fishing and Boating Week. I figured that when I cranked on the lug nut it’d pop off with rust. I was shocked when it spun effortlessly, and I smiled.
We are very pleased to announce the 2015 Top 100 Places to Fish and Boat in the U.S!
Subscribe to our Newsletter
Sign-up to receive our monthly newsletter with interesting blogs about fishing and boating. Get fishing tips and tricks and read personal stories from anglers who live and breathe fishing and boating. Learn new fishing skills, boating resources, fishing etiquette, conservation and more.
Please complete the following fields to subscribe to our newsletter.
What information would you like?
Click on your state to find out where to buy a fishing license, types of fishing licenses available, age requirements, fishing regulations and fishing license online options.
Click on your state to find out how to register your boat, requirements, regulations and to get more information.