Posted by: Tom K.
July 22, 2013

Tom K.

Cape Cod National Seashore

  One reason I wanted to write about National Parks this month is because I live near one and that means that I am fortunate to have a lot of great fishing close to home.  The Cape Cod National Seashore is a 68-square mile park founded by Massachusetts native President John F. Kennedy in 1961. The 40 miles of beach runs from Chatham to Provincetown which is where the Pilgrims landed in 1620. That stretch…

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Posted by: Stephanie
July 17, 2013

Stephanie

How to Fit Your Child for a Life Jacket

Fitting Your Child for a Life Jacket

  We know that life jackets are synonymous with boating safety and that everyone on board should be wearing a life jacket each and every time on the water. But when it comes to matching the jacket with the person, one size does not fit all. This is especially true for children. An ill-fitting jacket can put your child in harm’s way. Too small and it will not be able to keep the body afloat;…

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Posted by: Tom K.
July 17, 2013

Tom K.

Acadia National Park: Maine’s One-stop Fishing Spot

Photo Credit: National Park Service Many of us who try to get in as much fishing as possible always run into two primary issues: time and money.  Maine’s Acadia National Park (www.nps.gov/acad/index.htm) could be the answer to that problem. In the park you’ll find freshwater, warm water, and saltwater fishing, all within 47,000 acres. The acreage may sound skimpy compared to other national parks, but this oldest National Park east of the Mississippi is still…

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Posted by: Debbie
July 15, 2013

Debbie

2 Family Fishing Games to Play on Your Summer Vacation

Fish-N-Boat Bingo

Summer is in full swing, which means it’s the perfect time to gather the kids for a family fishing trip. If you do a bit of research beforehand on the best places to boat and fish in the area of your vacation or staycation, you shouldn’t have too much trouble finding a suitable spot to wet a line. Although, from time to time, warm weather conditions or a slow bite can cause kids to get…

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Posted by: Tom K.
July 9, 2013

Tom K.

Everglades National Park

Photo Credit: National Park Service   For whatever reason it’s easy to think of a national park as being land based.  And at a million and a half acres, it’d be easy to think that the Everglades National Park (www.nps.gov/ever/index.htm) consists of a tremendous amount of land. One of the park’s outstanding attributes is that 1/3 of it, or 500 million acres, is water.  The fact that a tremendous amount of gamefish are in these waters…

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Posted by: Debbie
July 8, 2013

Debbie

How to Make a Family Fishing Brag Board

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In today’s digital age, we can easily share our fishing photos with friends and family through social media, but treasured memories that are captured on the water can also serve as great conversation pieces if they are part of your home décor. Remember the time you and your nephew caught that 8 lb bass while on summer vacation in Wisconsin? Don’t just post that photo to your Facebook profile or ours, but let it serve…

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Posted by: Tom K.
July 2, 2013

Tom K.

Summer Fun at Yellowstone National Park

Maybe it was due to the large number of geysers spread throughout the park or the abundant wildlife, but since it was created in 1872, Yellowstone National Park has attracted anglers from all over the world.  And with good reason; there are over hundreds of miles of some of the best wild trout rivers in the country.  Add to it some 200+ creeks and 45 lakes and you’ve got a fishing Valhalla, a place where…

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Posted by: Andy
July 1, 2013

Andy

F.L.Y. Fishing (Favorite Lures of Youth)

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Do you remember your favorite fishing lure as a kid? BassMaster Elite angler, Alton Jones said his favorite as a youth was to topwater lure, a Heddon Spook. Topwater lures are a great lure for kids because of the visual appeal. With most submerged lures, we are left to imagine the lure action and movement until it returns and we catch a glimpse.  With a topwater lure, you always know what it is doing. Twitch,…

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Posted by: Stephanie
June 20, 2013

Stephanie

Tips for Fishing with your Kids from Angler David Walker

David Walker and his daughter

Team Evinrude Angler David Walker stopped by to share some insights on fishing with his kids. Q: Who taught you how to fish? A: My dad liked to fish, so he would take me when I was really young. He was the one who first introduced me to it, but he had no idea that I would carry it to this extreme. A lot of it is self-taught, so that’s why I think it’s good…

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Posted by: Andy
June 11, 2013

Andy

Father’s Day Suggestions

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  I don’t know about you, but it is tough to buy gifts for my Dad. Chances are, he already has one or he does not need anything else cluttering up the tool bench. For me, my Dad introduced me to the wonders of fishing, and I’d like to return the favor with a fishing adventure for him. In fact, according to a 2013 nationwide survey, a family outing was named the best type of…

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