Fishing Tips, Tools and Gear

Fishing Tips, Tools And Gear

Fresh Water; Salt Water; Craft; Gear; Safety

Flashback to the ‘Alien Fish’ That Caught Australian Angler by Surprise


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This Australian angler had to turn to the internet for help identifying this tiny river monster. Tee Hokin was fishing near the Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory, Australia, earlier this month when she hooked into a fish unlike anything she’d ever seen. She said it didn’t feel like a fish at first, leading […]

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Goliath Tigerfish: Description, Plus Info on Fishing for the Freshwater Predator

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The goliath tigerfish is known as the Bully of the Congo. Here’s some pertinent info about the spectacular species. The goliath tigerfish (Hydrocynus goliath) is an incredibly large and vicious predatory fish that definitely lives up to its name. This fish is native to the Congo River basin, the Lualaba River, Lake Upemba, and Lake […]

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Fishing Hemostats: What Are They? Alternative Uses Like Knot Tying and Barb Pinching

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Fishing Hemostats

Fishing hemostats have a great reputation as a fishing tool. Here’s why you need a pair. Medically speaking, a hemostat is a tool from the surgical community used primarily as an instrument for preventing the flow of blood from an open blood vessel by the compression, or pinching, of that vessel. Sure, but that’s just […]

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Pike eat Pike World

Several weeks ago I blogged about “Scary Stuff” and how a little thrill now and then keeps us alive.  In our outdoor pursuits, knowing there are big, bad predators out there is what makes the “wild”, well, wild.  It is what makes it worth the time spent there. I get the same feeling on the …

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Fine Fish

A month ago I blogged about a Nebraskaland story that highlighted Fort Robinson as Nebraska’s Fishing State Park.  Justin Haag wrote that story.  At the time it was published, I knew there was a companion story to come.  Well, it is here.  This one reviews the history of the waters and fisheries around Ft. Rob, …

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Old Jon Boat Turned Into Awesome Glass-Bottom Boat

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This homemade glass-bottom boat is awesome! We recently shared a video of YouTube fishing celebrity Alex Peric, aka apbassing, attempting to repair a huge hole in a boat using Flex Seal and window screens. This attempt failed quite spectacularly. And now they have a Jon boat with two huge holes in it. Junk, right? Wrong, […]

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Lake Okeechobee: All There is to Know About This Famous Florida Fishing Hotspot

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Every fisherman needs a trip to Lake Okeechobee at some point in their lives. The word Okeechobee roughly means “big water” in the Seminole Indian language, but for bass fishing enthusiasts around the nation it means big largemouth bass and lots of them. Also known as the Inland Sea and more appropriately the Big O, […]

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Gear Review: Biolite 200 Headlamp

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Biolite 200 Headlamp

I tested the Biolite 200 Headlamp and believe I may have found the last headlamp I’ll need. Biolite has been on the scene for a while, making quality, battery-powered smokeless fire pits and campstoves, as well as recharging power banks, camp lights, and headlamps. They’re doing their part to rid the outdoor gear space of […]

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Time

I guess daylight savings time ends this weekend. Whatever. Don’t forget to turn your clocks back an hour Saturday night.  That is a relatively easy task for most of us, but a little more work for some: Sorry, I could not resist.  I thought it was funny. I wonder if they have to move the …

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