Posted by: Andy Whitcomb
July 28, 2015

Andy Whitcomb

Carp Fishing Trip

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It is a rare body of water that does not contain the common carp, so every fishing trip could be a carp fishing trip. The presence of carp is not always a good thing but it looks like they are here to stay so we might as well make the most of it. In trout angler catalogues you can expect to find waders; in a catalogue of products targeting the carp angler, you may find…




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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: Tom Keer
July 22, 2015

Tom Keer

Where to Fish: Ponds and Lakes

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Anglers looking at a new, expansive body of water like a pond or lake will wonder where to fish.  Here are five ways to demystify the process and put a bend in your rod. Structure:  All fish like structure because it provides them with food and protection.  Tree deadfall provides shelter, while rocks, boulders and ledges are great ambush points.  Don’t overlook a dock or a float, they’re good spots, too. Weeds and grass beds: …




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Posted by: Andy Whitcomb
July 20, 2015

Andy Whitcomb

How to Maximize Family Fishing Time

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“Lack of time” is a major reason families do not go fishing or boating together. Although there are only so many hours in a day, it may be possible to “find” some free fishing time for these stress-relieving, fun, family activities. Here are a few ways to make family fishing time: Stay Organized. Utilize “down-time” (any time not fishing or boating) and make sure all of the fishing lures are sorted (by size, type, or…




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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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Posted by: Tom Keer
July 15, 2015

Tom Keer

Family Fishing Trip

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For the past week I’ve been on a family fishing trip.  We didn’t go to an exotic location visited by very few anglers (though that would have been cool!).  Instead, we hauled our boat to the public ramp that is three miles from our driveway.  After a short wait in the launch line we splashed and then cast off our lines for a five mile run to our favorite flat.   The seas were calm,…




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Posted by: Andy Whitcomb
July 13, 2015

Andy Whitcomb

Night Fishing Trip: Same Place, Different Results

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If you are looking for new places to fish, try your regular fishing holes… in the dark. A fishing trip at night is a whole new ballgame. With much of your vision hindered, other senses like touch/feel and hearing must step it up. Here are three reasons to try a fishing trip at night: Less fishing pressure. If you have avoided a location because it is shoulder-to-shoulder during the day, you will probably find a…




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Posted by: Debbie Hanson
July 12, 2015

Debbie Hanson

5 Things Anglers Should Never Do On a Fishing Trip

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Ever been on a fishing trip with a friend, and then see your friend start to shake his or her head at someone fishing in the same general area? If you are a new or beginning angler, you may have had to ask your fishing buddy what exactly that person did to elicit a “SMH” response. As for the answer, I’m guessing that it had something to do with someone not following ethical angling practices.…




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Posted by: Bruna Carincotte
July 10, 2015

LOVE TO BOAT? JOIN THE CLUB!

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For those who are either not quite ready for boat ownership or who prefer a different point of entry, boat clubs offer a relatively new solution that  provides many  attractive benefits to boating newcomers. So what do you need to know to get started? There are a few national-based boat clubs as well as regional and local clubs. Some have educational  training programs to  help club members understand how to operate a boat. They may…




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