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: Andy
May 21, 2013

Andy

Memorial Day Weekend!

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The much-anticipated Memorial Day Weekend is almost here. And, if you are not sure where to go boating and fishing, check out our Places to Boat and Fish Map.  Here are a few reminders for enjoying the summer kickoff. 1) Between the power-fishing glitter bass boats, the lounging pontoons boats, the jet skis and kayaks, the boat traffic in some places may seem almost parade-like with a celebration of watercrafts. Be prepared to share the…

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Posted by: Stephanie
May 17, 2013

Stephanie

Bike. Fish. Live.

Combine biking and fishing for a great outdoor activity

I’m sure many of you out there have hobbies that you love outside of fishing. Accessibility, time constraints and convenience can even push this “competing” hobby into the forefront from time to time, conjuring images of a dusty and forgotten rod in the corner of the garage.  For me, this activity is cycling. Seeing that I live about 1.5 miles from my office in Alexandria, Virginia, it literally takes me less time to bike to…

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Posted by: Tom K.
March 14, 2013

Tom K.

Sweet Home Alabama

If Virginia is for Lovers then Alabama is for anglers.  Who knew that there were 47 reservoirs, 23 lakes, and 77,000 miles of rivers and streams?  Some of the 11 million fishermen who fish in the state, that’s who.  And while other areas offer trails that focus on history or wine, the Alabama Bass Trail is oriented towards fishing.   Jacob DeBin with an eight pound largemouth from Lake Autauga.   The warming temperatures are…

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Posted by: Andy
March 12, 2013

Andy

Give Me a Break

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For students, Spring Break is rapidly approaching.  For some this means heading to the mountains, others, perhaps a trek south to Florida or Texas. These few days are associated long road trips and wild parties; however, I am not the only one who uses Spring Break as a time to get in more fishing. For example, Bassmaster Elite angler Jonathon VanDam used to leave school in Michigan to fish Lake Okeechobee in Florida with friends.…

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Posted by: admin
March 7, 2013

Great Spring Fly Fishing Destinations:

Lees Ferry, Arizona, and Delaware River, New York/Pennsylvania Whether you’re on spring break, or you just want to break away—and you’re thinking a little fly fishing adventure might be the trick to shake off the last effects of winter—there are many great destinations to consider.  But when I think of classic spring fly-fishing action, two spots always come to mind, and they’re on opposite sides of the country. The first is Lees Ferry, Arizona.  This…

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Posted by: Stephanie
November 30, 2012

Stephanie

Wild Animal Encounters

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One of the great appeals of fishing is that it puts us in close connection with nature.  I’ve always said that if an angler doesn’t take time to regularly soak in the views around him/her, they’re really not getting the most out of fishing, regardless of how many fish they actually catch. But let’s face it, there are times when encounters with wild animals are more than exhilarating—they can be downright dangerous and frightening.  Trust…

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Posted by: Stephanie
November 28, 2012

Stephanie

Great Fishing States: Texas

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I’m fortunate enough to get to travel—and fish—for work (I know, it’s a tough job, but somebody has to do it).  As such, I’m often asked where my favorite places to go are.  I usually answer that I am fond of the Great Lakes states, because those are where I was born and raised.  And I live where I do now (Colorado) with good reason.  But the one place that keeps luring me back, season…

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Posted by: Tom K.
September 11, 2012

Tom K.

Fishing and Camping

There are a lot of activities that go along well with fishing, and for me, camping is one of the best.  The smell of coffee, pancakes and sausage in the morning is tough to beat, and if I follow it up with a day of fishing I’m a happy man. The smell of a steak grilling on that same pit is the perfect end to the day. The fall is my favorite time for a fishing…

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Posted by: Stephanie
August 13, 2012

Stephanie

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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