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Fishing is a sport that is generally associated with fishing rods, nets or spears to catch fish for food or as a recreational activity also known as “angling”. It is done on waters that contain suitable species to be caught in fresh, brackish and salt water. The equipment used to fish varies considerably depending on the method of angling employed. Fishing can be done from boats, bridges, piers and from the shore and is a world-wide sport as well as an important way of providing subsistence food for human consumption.

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Posted In Bait and Spincasting on Monday, June 18th 2018
While fly fishing is an extremely effective method of fishing, the art of the fly rod is not a skill that every fisherman possesses.
Posted In Bait and Spincasting on Sunday, June 17th 2018
For the average fisherman this might be a simple question to answer, spinning hands down.
Posted In Bait and Spincasting on Sunday, June 17th 2018
Lures that glow in the depths can be more effective than those that don
Posted In Bait and Spincasting on Sunday, June 17th 2018
For the fish lurking in the depths gazing up at the surface backlit by the sun above, bait on the surface is “easy pickings”.
Posted In Bait and Spincasting on Saturday, June 16th 2018
Two forms of very effective bass fishing that will work no matter what part of the country you are from will be worms and jigs.
Posted In Bait and Spincasting on Saturday, June 16th 2018
Spoons are a lure that have been around for a long time in the fishing world. They are effective on a wide selection of fish in both fresh and saltwater.
Posted In Bait and Spincasting on Saturday, June 16th 2018
The stickbait is an indispensable lure in many sizes for many species of fish.
Posted In Bait and Spincasting on Saturday, June 16th 2018
Spinning rods and reels are among the easiest of fishing gear to master.
Posted In Bait and Spincasting on Saturday, June 16th 2018
Jigs are by definition intended to be fished vertically in an up and down movement.
Posted In Bait and Spincasting on Friday, June 15th 2018
Artificial lures have a long history in the fishing world.
Posted In Bait and Spincasting on Friday, June 15th 2018
Fishing with traditional tackle usually involves the weight at the end of the line to pull the line from the reel during the cast.
Posted In Bait and Spincasting on Friday, June 15th 2018
The ultimate in challenge for fishing is giving the fish the upper hand and using technique and skill to overcome the brute strength of the fish.
Posted In Bait and Spincasting on Thursday, June 14th 2018
While artificial lures are a highly effective method of fishing, for some species of fish there is no more reliable a method of catching fish than using live bait.
Posted In Bait and Spincasting on Thursday, June 14th 2018
One of the most effective lures that appeal to a wide variety of fish is the tube and worm types.
Posted In Bait and Spincasting on Thursday, June 14th 2018
Fish feed wherever they can find food. The world of water as it relates to fish is comprised of 3 zones, the surface, the water column and the bottom.
Posted In Bait and Spincasting on Thursday, June 14th 2018
Each type of fishing rod has its different reels and casting techniques that can be used with it.
Posted In Bait and Spincasting on Thursday, June 14th 2018
The spinning rod has been a long time favorite for many species.
Posted In Bait and Spincasting on Thursday, June 14th 2018
Spinnerbaits can be an essential lure for bass fishing and a variety of other types of fish species.
Posted In Bait and Spincasting on Thursday, June 14th 2018
The steelhead trout is basically a sea-run rainbow trout, or a trout that has lived a substantial portion of its life in salt water.
Posted In Chest and Hip Waders on Friday, June 15th 2018
Boots come in a variety of types and styles, but the ones that are used the most while fishing are waders.
Posted In Cold Water Species - Trout on Monday, June 18th 2018
Somehow it seems like the only bugs that get all the press in the spring are mosquitoes, no-see-ums, black flies and ticks.
Posted In Cold Water Species - Trout on Monday, June 18th 2018
No we’re not talking about pots of gold at the end of the rainbow. We’re talking the treasures that lie beneath the waters around the country known as the rainbow trout.
Posted In Cold Water Species - Trout on Sunday, June 17th 2018
To make a list of what “trout” eat might very well at some point in time include anything and everything that could be on the surface or below.
Posted In Cold Water Species - Trout on Sunday, June 17th 2018
Ask fly fishermen their favorite time of year to fish feathers and you’re likely to get a variety of responses.
Posted In Cold Water Species - Trout on Saturday, June 16th 2018
Catching summer brookies, especially big summer brookies, is never an easy pursuit.
Posted In Cold Water Species - Trout on Saturday, June 16th 2018
The steelhead trout is a fish of the west primarily, although some do exist in the Great Lakes region.
Posted In Cold Water Species - Trout on Saturday, June 16th 2018
There are certain instances in nature when different species within a common family might occasionally interbreed and produce a sterile hybrid with physical characteristics.....
Posted In Cold Water Species - Trout on Friday, June 15th 2018
New Hampshire has some remarkable trout fishing with many ponds, rivers and lakes stocked yearly with trout of all sizes.
Posted In Cold Water Species - Trout on Friday, June 15th 2018
Desiderius Erasmus said, “Humility is truth.” I am constantly amazed with how little I actually know about the outdoors sometimes.
Posted In Cold Water Species - Trout on Friday, June 15th 2018
There is more to trying out a new fly than just tying it on and hoping for the best.
Posted In Cold Water Species - Trout on Friday, June 15th 2018
Winters come and winters go and will affect the amount of water to be expected in the streams and rivers for the upcoming trout and salmon seasons...
Posted In Cold Water Species - Trout on Friday, June 15th 2018
When the ice begins to recede and the streams and rivers swell with the spring run-off, the trout fisherman’s world begins
Posted In Cold Water Species - Trout on Friday, June 15th 2018
When it comes to the fly, no fish get the attention as do the trout and salmon.
Posted In Cold Water Species - Trout on Friday, June 15th 2018
The brook trout is the native trout to the ponds, streams, rivers and lakes of the Northeast.
Posted In Cold Water Species - Trout on Friday, June 15th 2018
The beaver, Castor canadensis, is a creature that creates environments and habitat for many different species of wildlife
Posted In Cold Water Species - Trout on Friday, June 15th 2018
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Posted In Cold Water Species - Trout on Thursday, June 14th 2018
Well February is here and although it can be the coldest month of the year, it also portends the coming of warmer weather sooner rather than later.
Posted In Cold Water Species - Trout on Thursday, June 14th 2018
So revered are trout around the country that most states have certain waters where they are managed to provide trophy trout fishing for anglers.
Posted In Cold Water Species - Trout on Thursday, June 14th 2018
The brown trout is an imported species native to Europe and Asia that has been introduced to North America because of its tolerance of warmer less pure water systems than the native brook trout.
Posted In Cold Water Species - Trout on Thursday, June 14th 2018
When the waters of spring finally find that time of year again when fly fishermen begin to probe the nooks and crannies with their feathered delights, there are two ways to see the experience.
Posted In Cold Water Species - Trout on Thursday, June 14th 2018
The more time we spend becoming “experienced” in the outdoors with whatever our areas of interest might happen to be, ...
Posted In Cold Water Species - Trout on Thursday, June 14th 2018
We've all seen it before, the surface of the smooth water all around us seems alive with boils and the noisy slurps of feeding trout feeding on the hatch of the day.
Posted In Cold Water Species - Trout on Thursday, June 14th 2018
There have always been two perspectives when it comes to trout fishing in rivers and streams and to some degree in ponds and lakes as well.
Posted In Cold Water Species - Trout on Thursday, June 14th 2018
The definition of a thermocline is a thin, distinct layer within the water column where the temperature changes quicker than it does in either the layer above it or the layer below it.
Posted In Cold Water Species - Trout on Tuesday, June 12th 2018
The late winter reminder storms that dump their foot or so of snow and then flee off ahead of temperatures in the high 30’s and lower 40’s are often accused of more than their share of “cabin fever”.
Posted In Cold Water Species Salmon on Saturday, June 16th 2018
When the ice on the lakes begins to recede and more and more water becomes available for the hungry salmon to be found in...
Posted In Cold Water Species Salmon on Saturday, June 16th 2018
The Landlocked salmon is technically known as the Landlocked Atlantic Salmon which explains its existence and origin fairly obviously
Posted In Cold Water Species Salmon on Saturday, June 16th 2018
Salmon come in several species and types that are found in North America and Canada.
Posted In Cold Water Species Salmon on Thursday, June 14th 2018
Spring fly fishing for landlocked salmon or lake trout is a time honored tradition in the big waters of the Northeast and elsewhere that salmon are found.
Posted In Cusk and Catfish on Monday, June 18th 2018
The hornpout is actually scientifically known as the brown bullhead catfish.
Posted In Cusk and Catfish on Sunday, June 17th 2018
Ask an angler when the best time to fish for any particular species is and you’ll have about 12 month’s-worth of opinion.
Posted In Cusk and Catfish on Friday, June 15th 2018
No, I’m not talking about taking Fluffy with you fishing relying on her keen sense of smell to tell you where to cast your “stink bait” to catch a few fish.
Posted In Cusk and Catfish on Thursday, June 14th 2018
The cusk is not a commonly sought after fish of the north, which is truly unfortunate if you have never tasted one.
Posted In Didymo and Felt Soled Waders on Sunday, June 17th 2018
Didymo is the common shortened name for Didymosphenia geminate, a type of freshwater algae.
Posted In Fly Fishing Basics on Sunday, June 17th 2018
Fly lines are all categorized by their “weight”.
Posted In Fly Fishing Basics on Saturday, June 16th 2018
When it comes to what kind of fish you might catch on a fly, it might just be easier to list the kinds of fish you won
Posted In Fly Fishing Basics on Saturday, June 16th 2018
Beyond the basic cast with a fly rod there are two other notable casts that are utilized, one more often than the other.
Posted In Fly Fishing Basics on Saturday, June 16th 2018
The fly rod is a simple tool once mastered.
Posted In Fly Fishing Basics on Friday, June 15th 2018
Fly reels are primarily considered storage spools for small fish on a fly rod.
Posted In Fly Fishing Knots on Sunday, June 17th 2018
Knotting techniques used in fly tying are crucial and simple to do once you understand the principles behind them.
Posted In Fly Fishing Overview on Monday, June 18th 2018
The tools the fly fisherman has at his disposal are fairly simple in design but might be extensive considering the various types of fishing he might experience.
Posted In Fly Fishing Overview on Monday, June 18th 2018
Fishing is a tactical activity that, unlike hunting, does not require a harvest to be considered “successful”.
Posted In Fly Fishing Overview on Saturday, June 16th 2018
Fly fishing is, in all of its subtle nuances, a simple pursuit.
Posted In Fly Fishing Overview on Saturday, June 16th 2018
There are three stages of aquatic insect life that are imitated by trout flies.
Posted In Fly Fishing Overview on Saturday, June 16th 2018
The early days of fly fishing were an exciting opportunity to catch trout that had before been unattainable through more traditional methods of angling.
Posted In Fly Fishing Overview on Saturday, June 16th 2018
When aquatic insect larvae transform from their “nymph” stage as part of the maturation process,...
Posted In Fly Fishing Overview on Friday, June 15th 2018
Fly fishing is a sport that has managed to find its way into virtually every fishing opportunity there is.
Posted In Fly Fishing Overview on Friday, June 15th 2018
There are many foods that trout will feed on during the course of the year at any given time.
Posted In Fly Fishing Overview on Friday, June 15th 2018
There is a period of time in the late summer and early fall when the fish begin to gorge themselves on protein rich natural foods in preparation for the colder weather ahead ...
Posted In Fly Fishing Overview on Thursday, June 14th 2018
It occurred to me that there are two types of fly fishermen, one of which is convinced they will study the various hatches and insects and the like...
Posted In Fly Fishing Overview on Thursday, June 14th 2018
Insects, as they pertain to “fish food”, come in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors.
Posted In Fly Fishing Schools on Friday, June 15th 2018
There is a lot to be said about learning the right way to do things in the first place to prevent the mistakes from becoming hard habits to break
Posted In Fly Line Mfg Links on Saturday, June 16th 2018
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Posted In Fly Reel Tidbits on Saturday, June 16th 2018
The fishing line used by the fisherman is arguably the most important aspect of the process of fishing
Posted In Fly Reel Tidbits on Friday, June 15th 2018
There are three types of fly reels that are available for the fly fisherman.
Posted In Fly Rods on Monday, June 18th 2018
Fly rods, unlike all other types of rods, are chosen not for their ability to cast their lure accurately or for distance....
Posted In Fly Rods on Sunday, June 17th 2018
I thought I would take editorial license to coin a term used to describe a little known malady within the fly casting world, “castitis”.
Posted In Fly Rods on Saturday, June 16th 2018
The bamboo fly rod has always held a certain mystique within its finely crafted length......
Posted In Fly Rods on Friday, June 15th 2018
Beyond the argument of what fly rod is best for what fish or situation, the manufacturer of the “best” fly rod is often the topic for debate among fly fishermen.
Posted In Fly Rods on Thursday, June 14th 2018
Fly rods, unlike all other types of rods, are chosen not for their ability to cast their lure accurately or for distance....
Posted In Fly Rods on Thursday, June 14th 2018
Fly rods are fishing rods designed to cast flies, end of story right?
Posted In Fly Tying on Sunday, June 17th 2018
Trying to write an article on tying any one of the hundreds of flies there are seemed a bit foolish, so I thought I would tell you how to tie a generic wet fly
Posted In Fly Tying on Sunday, June 17th 2018
The summer is usually recognized for its "hatches" as emerging adult insects make it to the surface...
Posted In Fly Tying on Saturday, June 16th 2018
While hair and feathers are the essentials to the fly, sometimes the other materials are overlooked a bit for their importance in adding the final touch.
Posted In Fly Tying on Friday, June 15th 2018
Fly fishermen, especially those who tie their own feathered creations to fool fish, are definitely a different breed of fishermen.
Posted In Fly Tying on Friday, June 15th 2018
The applications of hair on artificial flies are many.
Posted In Fly Tying on Friday, June 15th 2018
The exact origination of the fly tying process is not an exact date but probably began around the mid 19th century in England.
Posted In Fly Tying on Thursday, June 14th 2018
The fly tying tools of the trade are fairly basic and an investment of a few dollars that will provide a lifetime of use.
Posted In Fly Tying on Thursday, June 14th 2018
With so many patterns of flies including dries, wet, nymphs, streamers, terrestrials, etc., it is difficult to list all of the potential materials there are for tying flies.
Posted In Fly Tying on Thursday, June 14th 2018
Fly tying has a lot of materials that require organization if you intend to tie them regularly.
Posted In Invasive Species on Sunday, June 17th 2018
Invasive species are examples of man’s ignorance and thoughtlessness.
Posted In Lines and Leaders on Sunday, June 17th 2018
There are 4 sections of line attached to each other that are spooled on a fly reel making the ready to fish “line”.
Posted In Lines and Leaders on Saturday, June 16th 2018
The fishing line used by the fisherman is arguably the most important aspect of the process of fishing
Posted In Lines and Leaders on Thursday, June 14th 2018
Fishing lines come in so many colors, sizes and uses that trying to mention them all is pretty much impossible.
Posted In Lines and Leaders on Thursday, June 14th 2018
Fly lines are unique in the fishing world as they are the backbone of the fly fishing world.
Posted In Nets and Creels on Friday, June 15th 2018
Creels in today’s times of catch and release are becoming a thing of the past.
Posted In Nets and Creels on Thursday, June 14th 2018
The fishing net is an important part of catch and release fishing today.
Posted In Nets and Creels on Thursday, June 14th 2018
Nets are an easy way to calm a fish down after bringing them in from a battle.
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Posted In Nymphing on Sunday, June 17th 2018
I was recently reminded that you are never too old to learn, especially when it comes to trout fishing.
Posted In Nymphing on Sunday, June 17th 2018
The nymph is the larval stage of insect life that is found year round on the bottom of the streams...
Posted In Nymphing on Thursday, June 14th 2018
The dragonfly is one of the fastest flying insects in the world.
Posted In Panfish on Monday, June 18th 2018
The white bass is an important sport species primarily in the Midwest but is found in many locations such as Pennsylvania, the Great Lakes and Manitoba where they were introduced in the 1960’s.
Posted In Panfish on Monday, June 18th 2018
Anyone who has fished the ponds, lakes, rivers and streams of the Northeast are familiar with the yellow perch, affectionately known as “green and yellows” ...
Posted In Panfish on Saturday, June 16th 2018

The black crappie, (pronounced croppy), is a member of the “panfish” family and a favorite of fishermen who like to catch fish for the frying pan.
Posted In Panfish on Saturday, June 16th 2018
The bluegill is a sunfish with a reputation for being a fighter on the line and a fine food fish on the table
Posted In Panfish on Friday, June 15th 2018
While trout, salmon and bass sometimes seem to get a majority of the press, there will always be those fishermen who have a soft spot for panfish in their hearts.
Posted In Panfish on Thursday, June 14th 2018
The “bream” or the Redear sunfish is a southern panfish...
Posted In Panfish on Thursday, June 14th 2018
The yellow perch is a very common fish that is related to the walleye and sauger but yet in a totally different family than the white perch.
Posted In Panfish on Thursday, June 14th 2018
If you happen to live in the south, the crappie is as commonly sought as might be trout in the northeast.
Posted In Panfish on Thursday, June 14th 2018
The white crappie is a delicious panfish that is found across Canada and the US.
Posted In Panfish on Thursday, June 14th 2018
The white perch is really not a perch but a member of the bass family
Posted In Pike and Walleye on Monday, June 18th 2018
The pickerel is the smallest member of the pike family behind the northern pike and muskellunge.
Posted In Pike and Walleye on Saturday, June 16th 2018
The northern pike is an important gamefish of Canada where they are called “jackfish” and in the northern waters of the US where they are found.
Posted In Pike and Walleye on Saturday, June 16th 2018
The walleye is an important gamefish that is common in most northern waters where northern pike are found.
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Posted In Rod Manufacturers on Sunday, June 17th 2018
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Posted In Rod Manufacturers on Sunday, June 17th 2018
I would like to formally welcome and introduce our readership to our newest expert member BambooFred.
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Posted In Spincast Reel Info and Mfgs on Sunday, June 17th 2018
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Posted In Spincast Reel Info and Mfgs on Sunday, June 17th 2018
Spinning rods are an all-around favorite way to fish for a wide variety of fishermen.
Posted In Spincast Reel Info and Mfgs on Saturday, June 16th 2018
It’s no secret that big fish usually live in big water.
Posted In Spincast Reel Info and Mfgs on Saturday, June 16th 2018
Ultra-light spinning reels are a fun way to put your gear on a par with the size fish you’re fishing for.
Posted In Spincast Reel Info and Mfgs on Thursday, June 14th 2018
For the fisherman who wants to know how far he can cast, there is no other way to find out than with an open faced spinning reel.
Posted In Spincast Reel Info and Mfgs on Thursday, June 14th 2018
Spinning reels can be used for many different species of fish.
Posted In Artificial Lures on Saturday, June 16th 2018
Spoons are a lure that have been around for a long time in the fishing world.
Posted In Artificial Lures on Thursday, June 14th 2018
Soft plastic swimbaits are an amazing way to catch a wide variety of fish.
Posted In Artificial Lures on Thursday, June 14th 2018
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Posted In Baitfish on Monday, June 18th 2018
Posted In Baitfish on Sunday, June 17th 2018
ural bait is a consideration all to itself when it comes to feeding the fish what they are accustomed to eating.