Posted by: Debbie Hanson
December 13, 2015

Debbie Hanson

Handmade Fishing Gifts That Win Hearts

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Kids love crafts, so encourage them to make some easy fishing gifts that they can give to friends and family during the holidays. I bet every angler you know would appreciate one or two fishing gifts that have been handmade with care. If you’re having a difficult time coming up with a few quick ideas, don’t worry! Check out these great handmade fishing gifts that are simple to make and sure to be loved.  …




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Posted by: Tom Keer
October 21, 2015

Tom Keer

10 Safety Tips for Fishing with Kids

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A family day on the water is ideal, and to keep it fun you’ll need a few safety tips for fishing with kids.  The joy of watching a child catch a first fish, a personal record, or a new species is easily overshadowed by injury.  Here are 10 tips on how can you keep the kids safe and sound! Protective eyewear.  Polarized sunglasses are ideal for reducing eye strain and for spotting fish, but they’re invaluable…




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Posted by: Debbie Hanson
October 11, 2015

Debbie Hanson

Fishing Safety Rules for Kids that Every Parent Should Know

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The best fishing days are safe fishing days. With all of the excitement that often surrounds an upcoming fishing trip, don’t forget to run through a list of fishing safety rules for kids beforehand. Parents and fishing mentors need to remember that proper preparation, guidance and constant adult supervision are requirements when taking kids fishing. Below is a list of fishing safety rules for kids that parents can use as an easy reference:    …




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Posted by: Johana Reyes
September 14, 2015

Celebremos el Mes de la Hispanidad en Familia

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Este año el mes de la Herencia Hispana se celebrará de Septiembre 15 a Octubre 15. Es un tiempo para celebrar nuestra historia, cultura y costumbres de todas aquellas personas que viven en los Estados Unidos y son provenientes de España, México, el Caribe, Centro y Sur América. En el mes de la Herencia Hispana también se celebran las independencias de cinco países en Centro América, incluyendo Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador y Costa Rica…




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Posted by: Debbie Hanson
September 5, 2015

Debbie Hanson

5 Surprising Ways Free Fishing Days Can Reduce Stress

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While most states offer free fishing days during National Fishing and Boating Week, which takes place annually during first full week of June, don’t forget to check for additional free fishing days that are offered at other times throughout the year. Since fishing provides some fantastic stress-relieving benefits, it’s a missed opportunity not to take advantage of the days when fishing licenses aren’t required to decompress while on the water. Many of the stress-relieving benefits…




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Posted by: Tom Keer
August 26, 2015

Tom Keer

Family Fishing Trips in the South

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It’s starting to cool off down South, so plan a family fishing trip as the fishing gets hot.  Here are some places to go for salt and freshwater fishing: Guntersville, Alabama: I’ve talked about Lake Guntersville before because it’s featured in the Bassmaster Classic.  The lake is loaded with largemouth bass, crappie and cats. Oak Mountain State Park is another great bet, too. And made the 2015 Top 100 places to fish and boat list!…




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Posted by: Tom Keer
August 19, 2015

Tom Keer

Kayak Fishing is a Quiet Ride

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Saltwater fishing takes on a whole new dimension with a fishing kayak.  Not only can you get to places you previously couldn’t reach by boat or by boots, but the quiet ride makes them perfect for getting up close and personal.   Fishing Kayaks Offer Freedom There are two types of hard-chine fishing kayaks.  The first features an open cockpit with either one or two seats.  Water stays out of the boat.  In the event…




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Posted by: Debbie Hanson
July 26, 2015

Debbie Hanson

Don’t Overlook These 5 Places to Fish

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You may think that big cities and landlocked locations don’t have the same types of productive fishing opportunities that coastal areas do. If that’s the case, it’s time to change your thought process when considering new places to fish. Check out the below five places to fish across the U.S. that are worth further investigation. Each place mentioned was voted into the 2015 list of America’s Top 100 Family Fishing and Boating Spots.    …




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Posted by: Debbie Hanson
July 19, 2015

Debbie Hanson

5 Family Fishing Selfies We Love

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What do you do when you’re out on the water, having a great time with your family and you want to “capture” the moment to remember forever? You take a family fishing selfie of course! I mean, it’s pretty much impossible not to love a family fishing photo that has a group of people, all crowded together to fit within the camera lens, with gigantic smiles on their faces. On that note, I am in…




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Posted by: Bruna Carincotte
July 17, 2015

2015 Fishing Statistics

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The 2015 Special Report on Fishing shows important fishing statistics. Over 46 Million of people are hooked on fishing in the U.S. which shows that fishing remains among the most popular outdoor activities for adults. Another great fishing statistics found in the report is that the traditionally male-dominated activity now welcomes a greater high percentage of female participants. Spending time with family and friends continue to be the largest reason to participate in fishing, but…




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