Posted by: Tom Keer
October 2, 2013

Tom Keer

How to Keep a Fish in the Catch and Release World

A few months ago I hooked a striped bass. The fish was clearly a migrating fish, and I knew that because of its color.  There were pronounced black lines, vibrant colors of green and purple, and it was covered in sea lice.  Resident fish adopt nature’s camouflage and turn a paler brown and white, and because I caught this fish on the flats and it still had those distinctive colors I knew it was passing…

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Posted by: Stephanie Vatalaro
September 24, 2013

Stephanie Vatalaro

Make Someone Fall for You Hook, Line, and Sinker.

Whether you want to make someone fall in love with you for the first time, or all over again, the answer may be closer than you think: a date on the water. A new survey conducted among men and women currently in relationships reveals that two-thirds of couples have gone fishing or boating with their spouse or significant other. Those who have been out on the water together describe their experience as relaxing, exciting, playful…

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Posted by: Debbie Hanson
August 5, 2013

5 Ways to Turn Fishing into a Learning Experience for Kids

Every time you take a kid fishing, you have the opportunity to teach them fundamental fishing skills and lessons that they can use for years to come. Since kids are naturally inquisitive, youth is not only the perfect time to show them how to tie simple knots, use basic tackle properly, how to rig different baits or release the fish, but also to teach them the reasons why certain knots, baits and hooks work better…

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Posted by: Stephanie Vatalaro
July 26, 2013

Stephanie Vatalaro

Ocean Fishing for Reds

There’s nothing I love more than spending time outside with my kids. Which is why I cherish our beach vacations so much — we’re always outside and on the go. Whether it’s biking to the Salty Dog and back, body surfing or showing off our preposterous Kadima skills, our crew is all about finding great ways to spend quality time outdoors. And last summer we came up with yet another when one of our close…

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Posted by: Stephanie Vatalaro
June 20, 2013

Stephanie Vatalaro

Tips for Fishing with your Kids from Angler David Walker

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 Whitcomb
June 11, 2013

Andy Whitcomb

Father’s Day Suggestions

  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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Posted by: Andy Whitcomb
May 28, 2013

Andy Whitcomb

Learning to Cast from a Boat

When taking a novice angler fishing on a boat, perhaps as a mentor or on a free fishing day, here are a few things to share: 1) One of the great parts of fishing from a boat is that you are going closer to the fish. Sometimes, you may even find yourself directly over fish. Long, forceful casts may not be necessary. A stealthy approach will be helpful too. Save the loud voices for the…

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Posted by: Andy Whitcomb
May 7, 2013

Andy Whitcomb

Take Mom Fishing

Mother’s Day is almost here so many will be thinking about flower bouquets or blooming plants. In fact, the National Public Garden Day is always set for the Friday before Mother’s Day. But have you ever thought of taking “Mom” fishing? Laura Starkey Heflin has fished on Mother’s Day.  She happens to be a professional bass tournament angler. However, not all their time together has been about fishing. She recalls fondly when her son, Jesse,…

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Posted by: Andy Whitcomb
March 5, 2013

Andy Whitcomb

Don’t Flip Out: Tips for Teaching Kids to Handle Fish

  When taking a kid fishing, eventually an actual fish will be landed.  What happens next can affect the chances of a return trip. If the goal is to admire the catch, then watch it swim away, here are a few tips for proper fish handling (for you or for the kiddies): 1. The best thing to do is leave the fish in the water. However, holding the fish for a photo is often in…

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Posted by: Tom Keer
February 7, 2013

Tom Keer

Go Hard or Go Home

A long time ago it was common for my football coach to get complaints from me and my teammates during our summer two-a-days.  Coach’s phrase was “go hard or go home.”  At one point he got tired of saying it and had t-shirts made with the saying broadcasted in plain view.  Now that I think about it, that saying relates to ice fishing too. I’m no weatherman, and while the Groundhog called for an early…

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