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It's with good reason that anglers love to catch cod. They're easy to catch and delicious to eat. An offshore trip usually includes seeing whales, so pack your gear and sail the high seas.
Learn about strongest fishing knot for beginners. Find out why the Palomar Knot is a good terminal knot to start with, get easy steps to tie this knot here.
Shad are a dominant prey item in much of the United States. Because of this, there are many types of shad lures. Here are some tips for this effective presentation.
Fishing season in Chicago is about to kick up a notch, so grab your gear and hit these four spots.
Decide where to go fishing in bay area, CA with these family freshwater, saltwater spots. Find top bay area fishing spots for your next California fishing trip
The Chesapeake Bay is a huge sport fishing area which is tremendously important to the region. Here’s why.
Folks in these lake regions are serious boaters. Boats are part of their everyday life.
Learn about Florida freshwater fish that are fun to catch, perfect for family fishing trips. These five fish species may not be popular, but are worth pursuing
Depending on where you fish, the type of fish caught may vary greatly. Knowing how to identify freshwater fish is important. Here are some helpful tips.
One reason we have so many fish to catch is because of strong conservation practices. These three groups are some of the many great organizations that enhance rivers, lakes and habitat. Get involved and help improve our fisheries!
Learn about best saltwater fishing Orlando spots within a short drive. Areas close to Orlando offer inshore, offshore saltwater fishing for the family
The Atlantic croaker is a feisty small fish that is very common and not difficult to catch. Here are some tips.
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