Freshwater Fishing For Beginners

Freshwater Fishing For Beginners

Quick Navigation How to Get Started in Fishing10 Freshwater Fishing BasicsFishing Gear Tips & TricksFishing Season Regulations and Open TimesFreshwater Fishing SpeciesPreparing for a Fishing TripTypes of Freshwater FishingFreshwater Fishing BaitFishing with your...
Introduction to Bait Casting Reels

Introduction to Bait Casting Reels

Before you begin shopping for casting reels you have to take into consideration what you are casting for. Casting reels have become the favorite of many professional anglers for bass and other species. Granted they are a little harder to fish with than a spinning...
Carp Fishing Tackle

Carp Fishing Tackle

Essential Carp Fishing Tackle Carp is a type of freshwater fish. It is a term used for fish that are from the Cyprinidae Family. They originated from Asia and Europe and they can grow very big, up to 20 pounds. Common carp species that are fished are Silver carp,...
9 Tips For Setting up Your Fly Rod

9 Tips For Setting up Your Fly Rod

Our fly fishing basics – rigging and setup guide is a useful tool for beginning fly fishers. Use the information below to put your rod and reel together and get ready for your first ventures on the water. Setting up your equipment is not too difficult but you...
What Should I Have in My Tackle Box?

What Should I Have in My Tackle Box?

The warm season is approaching, so you know what that means: it’s fishing time. Therefore, you must be prepared for it. If your experience with fishing is limited, you might need some help with getting the equipment you need. I know that when I first started fishing I...
What Is Light Tackle Fishing?

What Is Light Tackle Fishing?

If you aren’t acquainted with light tackle fishing, you might have some questions on the topic. For starters, light tackle is a system that includes a specific rod, reel, and line size, in order to make it easier to use light baits. It means using downsized, more...
Essential Saltwater Tackle (Feb 2018)

Essential Saltwater Tackle (Feb 2018)

The Essentials Rods- more than one for most saltwater excursions Reels- to match your rods Line- probably braided Tackle- probably a variety in a tackle box “Tools”- Knife, Scissors, Net, Gloves, Pliers Cooler with Ice Fishing License Tape Measure Appropriate clothing...
How to fish for Walleye

How to fish for Walleye

A freshwater fish native to the northern United States and the majority of Canada, Walleye (Sander vitreus) is a close relative to the European Zander, known also as the pikeperch. It can sometimes be called the yellow walleye, distinguishing it from the blue walleye...
How to Spool a Spinning Reel with Braided Line

How to Spool a Spinning Reel with Braided Line

Much like spooling mono line on a spinning reel.  The most important thing to remember, just like braiding any line is to keep the correct tension, so you don’t get twisting or knots. Line can get slippery, so go slowly and make sure you’re pulling it...
Classic Spinning Reel Spooling Techniques

Classic Spinning Reel Spooling Techniques

How do you spool line on a spinning reel? Include the traditional way using pencil and having someone hold it. There’s nothing that can put a stop to your perfect fishing day than a tangled line, and fixing it grows so frustrating that you start losing...
Early Spring Creek Fishing

Early Spring Creek Fishing

High, fast, stained, and darn cold – those are the conditions you’ll most likely run into with early spring fishing, as thawing ice creates so much runoff, along with regular showers, can turn the water into a fast-running mess. But it’s also the time of the...
7 Types of Fishing Lures You Can Catch More Fish With

7 Types of Fishing Lures You Can Catch More Fish With

If you’ve been shopping for lures lately, you know that there are so many sizes, shapes, and types that it’s hard to even keep track, with each best used in different conditions and for species of fish. But lucky for you, we’ve created this beginners guide to the...
Salmon Run 2018 – Fishing the Great Lakes

Salmon Run 2018 – Fishing the Great Lakes

As the days get shorter and the summer draws to an end, so begins one of the most exciting and challenging seasons for fisherman all around the Great Lakes; the King Salmon run! Kings are prized for their tasty fillets but are sought by most for the drag-screaming,...
How to Restring a Fishing Reel

How to Restring a Fishing Reel

Adding line to your new or existing reel can be an easy process.  There are very few tools needed and always easier with a friend!  In this guide we will show you how to string a push botton (spin-casting), spinning, baitcaster and fly fishing rod & reel combo....
Difference between Closed and Open Faced Spinning Reels

Difference between Closed and Open Faced Spinning Reels

Types of Spinning Reels When it comes to spinning reels, there are two types to choose from – closed faced open faced Closed Faced Spinning Reels If you’re learning to fish, the closed faced spinning reel is a great choice. It’s mostly trouble free, and is...
Gear Guide for Panfish Fishing

Gear Guide for Panfish Fishing

PANFISH FISHING TACKLE Angling for panfish is a great place to start for beginner fishers. Stories of fish that weigh 30 pounds plus may sound exciting, but the actual experience can quickly become depressing. Beginner anglers are often ill-prepared for game at that...
Beginner Salmon Fishing Tackle

Beginner Salmon Fishing Tackle

SALMON FISHING TACKLE FOR BEGINNERS For most people, one image comes to mind when someone mentions salmon: an excited fish dramatically swimming against the current and jumping up waterfalls. You’ll be glad to know that streams aren’t the only place salmon are found....
Essential Tackle for Trout Fishing

Essential Tackle for Trout Fishing

Basic Trout Fishing Tackle These fish are found in abundance and can be caught with basic tackle. These fish are known to always put up a fight. So be prepared to get active. Some essential equipment for trout fishing are listed below. Bait and Lures: There are...
What is a spinning rod?

What is a spinning rod?

Introduction to Spinning Rods There are two basic types of rods dominating modern day fishing – baitcasting and spinning. The decision to buy one over the other is driven by the choice of reel, and that is driven by techniques and targeted species of fish. The...
Types of Fishing Line

Types of Fishing Line

Want to make that big catch? Looking for consistent success on your outings? Just want a peaceful morning on the water? Regardless of why you’re going fishing, the fishing line you choose to use affects your experience. The good news is, we’re here to help you make...
Bass Fishing Tackle Basics

Bass Fishing Tackle Basics

Introduction to Bass Fishing Tackle Bass fishing is one of the most common sports. People love it because bass can be found all over the country, it is easy to learn to fish and bass can grow up to 20lbs. Beginners will need to choose fishing tackle that is versatile...
Walley Fishing Basics

Walley Fishing Basics

Walleye also known as Pickerel are one of the most popular sport fish. They are normally dark olive and yellowish gold in color. They are characterized by their spiny dorsal fin and many sharp teeth. To catch walleye, you will need an array of fishing equipment for...
How to choose a baitcaster Rod

How to choose a baitcaster Rod

Beginners Guide to Baitcasting Rods There are two basic types of rods dominating modern day fishing – baitcasting and spinning. The decision to by one over the other is driven by the choice of reel, and that is driven by techniques and targeted species of fish....
Fishing Terms – Commonly Used Fishing Words

Fishing Terms – Commonly Used Fishing Words

Fishing is a popular activity people like to participate in for sport or leisurely passing the time. The variety of fish to catch is vast and all the characteristics that make details and ways of fishing are huge. For beginners, fishing can be a little overwhelming....