I still remember getting my first fishing rod at the age of 6. A little Zebco spincast rod and reel combo. While it wasn’t the most sophisticated piece of fishing gear around, I still fondly remember taking it to the lake with friends to catch rainbow trout and smallmouth bass. [Read more…] about Best Fishing Rods and Poles for Kids (2019)
If you’ve ever neglected to lubricate a fishing reel until you could literally feel the internal gears grinding – then you’ll know how important proper reel maintenance is. Forgetting to perform proper maintenance can lead to seized reels, corrosion, and a shorter lifespan for your precious reels.
Regularly applying fishing reel grease and oil will go a long way to extend the life of your fishing gear. [Read more…] about Best Fishing Reel Oil & Grease:
Extend the Life of Your Reels!
Planning a crab boil for your friends and family? Maybe you’re a recreational crabber wondering how many crabs you’re allowed to keep? Either way, one of the most commonly asked questions by both crab fishermen and enthusiasts is “how many crabs are in a bushel”? [Read more…] about How Many Crabs Are in a Bushel?
Crab Measurements Explained
Much like the French, bass love a mouthful of fresh frog! In fact, frogs and other amphibians make up a large proportion of both largemouth and smallmouth bass’s diet in many bodies of water. Because of this, soft plastic frog lures may be the most exhilarating way to fish for bass and pike.
The humble yellow perch is one of the most prolific freshwater fish across North America. From experienced anglers to first-timers, there’s nothing quite like filling up a cooler with these tasty panfish. [Read more…] about Yellow Perch Fishing Tips:
Locate, Catch & Cook
Bowfin get a pretty bad rap. If you consider some of their local nicknames – mudfish, dogfish, mud pike, and swamp trout – it’s no wonder.
They really don’t deserve all that bad press though. The fact is they’re robust fighters, will bite on a wide variety of baits and lures, and despite having a reputation for doing the opposite, they help to keep local game fish populations healthy. [Read more…] about Bowfin Fishing Tips:
Catch a Living Dinosaur!