Category: Fishing

Florida Fishing Licenses: A Breakdown of What You’ll Need


Florida Fishing License

Florida is one of those rare angler’s paradises where all your fishing dreams can come true. Not every state offers a perfect combination of both fresh and saltwater fishing opportunities like the Sunshine State. In fact, it can be tough to choose whether you want to target snook and redfish in the mangroves inshore, mahi […]

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6 Steps to Cover All Your Ice Fishing Prep Needs


ice fishing prep

One of my all-time favorite parts of the year is here: the season of ice fishing. If you haven’t ice fished before, it’s an experience that is often hard to put into words. There’s an excitement factor mixed perfectly with a peaceful element. Then there’s this feeling of camaraderie with you and your buddies while […]

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Best Foul-Weather Jackets and Bibs for Outdoorsmen: Pro Lines From Simms, Gill, and More

Simms

Let’s face it: We often stay outside to hunt and fish when we should really go in. With that in mind, we truly believe you can stay out there all day in tough conditions and still have success with some of the included gear. Manufacturers such as Gill Fishing, Simms, and AFTCO–just to name a […]

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Authorities Search for Man Dragged Overboard By Yellowfin Tuna in Hawaii

Missing angler Mark Knittle.
Missing Angler Pulled Overboard

Hawaiian authorities are launching a missing person investigation after an angler was apparently pulled overboard while tuna fishing off Honaunau. According to the Hawaii Police Department, 63-year-old Mark Knittle was fishing with a friend this past Sunday, January 15 near C buoy. The location was only about four miles from the Honaunau boat ramp. It […]

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Freshwater Fish Have Extremely Unsafe ‘Forever Chemical’ PFA Levels, New Study Reveals


Freshwater Fish PFAs

Bad news for any angler who likes eating their catch: New research shows eating just one American freshwater fish is equivalent to consuming toxic water for a month. CBS News reports that the study, released by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency, has found that fish caught from freshwater lakes and rivers in the United States […]

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Fisherman Jigs Up Giant Bass in Highly Pressured Public Pond


Big Bass Public Pond

There’s a misconception with some anglers that big fish can only be caught from big waters. That’s the main reason many of the most popular bass waters in the world are also some of the largest lakes and streams. However, giant fish can be found just about anywhere, even smaller waters that are heavily fished […]

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Coast Guard Seizes 590 Pounds of Red Snapper From Mexican Fishing Crews


Mexican Fishing Crew

The U.S. Coast Guard finished out 2022 with a major fish poaching bust of five lancha boat crews caught illegally harvesting fish in Texas waters near Corpus Christi. The Coast Guard announced the arrests of 22 people from Mexico in a news release. The busts were part of a group effort on Dec. 22. The […]

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Women’s Gear Review: SheFly Go There™ Pants

Gabriela Zaldumbide

Playing outside is a priority for me. No matter what season it is, you can find me wandering around Colorado’s public lands. Hunting, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, backpacking, you name it; I’ve got outdoorsy adventures on my calendar year-round. As a result of my many outdoor hobbies, I’ve got an entire wall in my shop […]

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The Wilcraft: A Mobile, All-Season Ice Fishing Shelter


Wilcraft

As much as we enjoy ice fishing, it does have some faults. The main one is the difficulty of changing spots once you’ve gotten settled, especially if you’re using a permanent ice shelter. Then there’s the safety factor. Every angler has concerns about going through the ice in the dead of winter. Well, one Minnesota […]

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Angler Discovers Shipwreck While Fishing Crystal-Clear Ice of Lake Superior


Ice Fishing Shipwreck

The Great Lakes offer some of the best freshwater fishing in the country, as anglers flock to these waters in waves to target a huge variety of species that can be caught year-round. In fact, this part of the country is home to some of the most popular ice fishing honey holes, at least in […]

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