Posted by: Elizabeth
August 13, 2012

Elizabeth

Top 8 State Parks for Boating and Fishing

Cave Lake State Park

  With roughly 365 million trillion gallons of water on our planet, it can be difficult to decide where’s best to drop anchor and throw out a line. Then, for us fishermen and women, add in, can I fish there, is it a good place for the family, is there a boat ramp, what species should I plan to catch, … and the planning process can become much more than you bargained for. Well, thanks…

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Posted by: Tom K.
August 9, 2012

Tom K.

Fishing and Boating Weathervanes

Sometimes we just can’t get enough of fishing and boating.  Our first step begins with the innocent purchases of shirts and hats pockmarked with fish and boats.  Later on we spackle living room walls with pictures and paintings of our favorite species and craft.  As if that’s not enough, some of us decorate the outside of our homes.  Laugh now, but don’t be surprised if you wind up with a weathervane that tells the world…

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Posted by: Kirk
August 8, 2012

Kirk

Tips for Fishing Clear Water

Many lakes and rivers throughout the country are at the lowest and clearest they will be all year. A lot gets written about how to fish dirty, high water in the runoff season, but not many anglers talk about things that matter when the water is especially clear. These conditions can be just as tough, or tougher, when it comes to catching fish. For one, factors like sunlight and shadows matter more in clear water…

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Posted by: Andy
August 7, 2012

Andy

Park It.

ElDoradoTimber2E

  According to the National Association of State Park Directors, there are over 6000 state parks across the country.  Too many to choose from?  Nature’s Waterpark Showdown, has championed eight state parks.  This list, created by the Facebook fans of Take Me Fishing, is a great place to start. Each park is very accessible, not only for boats with ramps or rentals, but also for dining alfresco. A classic family outdoor activity features the great…

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Posted by: Tom K.
August 2, 2012

Tom K.

Toothy Critters

Angela Keer shows that Bogagrips are important for landing bluefish.

The bluefish arrived in full force the other day.  I love to see them arrive as they’re great for kids and snake-bit fishermen.  You’ve got to have some bad juju if you can’t catch a bluefish in a blitz.  They’re perfect for kids and anglers looking for a tug and they’re the saltwater version of a mess of sunfish found in a farm pond.  Once you hook up, though, they’ll test your tackle as well…

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Posted by: Kirk
August 1, 2012

Kirk

The Midseason Clean

Now that we’ve reached August, many of us are right in the thick of our fishing seasons. For fly anglers, it’s grasshopper time, which affords some of the best dry fly action of the year. While many bass and pike have hunkered down in deeper waters to ride out the dog days of summer, they’re still very catchable if you work the dropoffs and submerged structures, especially in the mornings and evenings. I like to…

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