Category: Tips & Advice

25 Best Fishing Places in the United States

  This week, we’ve decided to share with you some of the greatest fishing locations in the United States of America. If you ever plan to take your RV out of the garage and go on an adventure either by yourself or with your friends and family, you need to check out these angling spots if you consider yourself a fisher of any kind. To cut it short, our list is composed of twenty-five amazing places where you simply have to practice your fishing skills whenever you have the time. We made sure to include a variety of locations so as to meet the expectations of anglers across the U.S., and even those of people who might be less inclined to travel for long distances. Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts As the home of one of the oldest fishing tournaments in the country, this place is considered one of the greatest locations to catch Bluefish and Striped Bass. Of course, depending on the particular area in Martha’s Vineyard you’re going to fish, you can also target bonito, false albacore, and in the South Side, you can even reel in bunker and mackerel. There are several tackle shops available in the area, such as Coop’s Bait & Tackle and Larry’s Tackle Shop, so you don’t even have to take all of your gear with you. Green River, Utah If fly fishing is...

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How to select a rod depending on your specific necessities

Getting the right fishing equipment depends on your intentions, needs, and a whole lot of details pertaining to your angling conditions. You need to look at the type of technique that you regularly use, the line that you want to utilize, and last but not least, the species you are pursuing. Just like not all rods and reels are made to be the same, the same goes for the fish you are targeting. Some are heavier; others are lighter. Some prefer certain water conditions, while others have different feeding or behavioral habits. Despite their size, some small fish can put up a serious fight, and so make it considerably harder for you to reel them in. It goes without saying that all of these fish have various preferences when it comes to the bait or lure they like and respond to.   Freshwater vs. Saltwater rods It used to be that freshwater rods were less reliable and durable compared to their saltwater counterparts. Nowadays, though, things have changed a lot as most manufacturers don’t even bother with using different materials for one and the other. If you start doing your research on the matter, you’ll notice that many anglers have used their freshwater setups in saltwater, as well, without compromising their durability or efficiency. All they did was give the rods a good rinse after having used them. The...

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Why you should get a rod and reel combo

We’ve tackled the benefits of rod and reel combos in other articles we’ve published over time. However, since we have never addressed the issue individually, we thought we might put together a short list of the advantages that such setups seem to offer and tell you how they’ve become to be rather popular over the years.   The benefits of getting a rod and reel combo One of the first things that you ought to take into account when you’re sifting through the many choices available out there is that a combo can be used right out of the box. If you have little to no experience when it comes to fishing in general, getting a combo is a good idea for your level of skills and expertise. Besides, if you do decide to go down this road, you need to be aware of the fact that the manufacturing engineers have chosen the pole and reel in such a way so that they fit perfectly. Some line has to be wound onto the spool and that’s all you have to do to start angling right after you’ve received the package at your home. Another factor that you should give some thought to is that purchasing a rod and reel requires quite a bit of research beforehand. You need to decide on the power and action of the pole, the...

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Types of fishing. The basics

Fly fishing Of all the techniques that we’ll be tackling in this article, fly fishing is the most basic one. At least, that’s what beginning anglers tend to think. All you need is a fly rod, a line, and several artificial flies. As for the location that this technique can be employed in, you can use it successfully in mountain streams, but also in lakes and ponds. One of the most important benefits ensured by fly fishing is that it doesn’t take a toll on a beginning fisher’s budget. Most of the equipment is reasonably priced, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use the technique to target a broad array of species. Commonly, fly fishing is used for catching salmon and trout, but the variety of species you can use the technique for is next to infinite. In terms of size, fly rods can range from 6 feet to 15 feet, especially as the latest trend suggests the use of longer poles in smaller streams. An average dimension would be around 9 feet, in which case you’d be able to use the equipment both in fresh and salt water.   Surf fishing This general term refers to angling while standing on the shoreline or wading in the surf. Beach casting is another synonym used by some anglers. In most cases, this technique is employed in saltwater. The rod that...

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5 Benefits of Eating Fish (And 3 Risks)

    Whether you’re a health nut or not, it’s quite likely that you might have heard by now that eating fish on a regular basis can help you take your health to a whole new level. What makes this type of food healthy, and are there any risks involved with consuming fish regularly? We’ve asked ourselves the same questions and have come up with some of the answers. While there are many publications that will tell you that eating any kind of fish is healthy all the time, it doesn’t all come down to that. Some are great for your brain and heart, but others might do you more harm than good. While browsing through several sources, we couldn’t help noticing that most of the online articles you might come across either focus on the beneficial effects of consuming fish regularly and forget all about the risks, or concentrate on the latter without downright advising Internet users to stay away from fish. It’s not all black and white, and that’s what you should always keep in mind with regard to your diet. We’ve put together 5 essential reasons to integrate fish into your daily diet and 3 risks of consuming some particular species. To find out more on the topic, just keep on reading.     Benefits   Your brain could use some fish right now Despite the...

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