History of Ice Fishing

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When the temperature drops in winter, some people spend their time inside, huddled around a toasty fire and wishing for spring. Others embrace the chill and the potential for winter activities. For example, in many places in North America, where the frigid temperatures coat lakes in thick layers of ice, small huts sprout up on the frozen surfaces. This is a sign that the ice fishermen are trying their luck. How did this … Read More →

Best Movies About Fishing

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Although a relatively straightforward sport, fishing has inspired a variety of entertaining movies – from family favorites and high-spirited dramas to horror films that might forever after spoil your enjoyment of the ocean. For your viewing pleasure, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best movies about fishing. Whether you’re an avid angler or a fishing newbie, you’re sure to enjoy these excellent films.

Crappie Fishing Tips

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Fishing is one of the most popular hobbies in America, and it gives you the perfect opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors. Whether you want some time to yourself, an outing with your best buddies, or some bonding time with your family, you can accomplish your goal with a fishing trip. Crappies make an excellent target for beginners, because they typically don’t put up a fight. Found in lakes and rivers throughout the … Read More →

Fishing and Millennials

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According to the American Sportfishing Association (ASA), from 1980 to 2011, the proportion of young people (ages 18-34) who fished declined by 16 percent. In addition, many millennial anglers leave the sport from one year to the next, creating a high “churn” rate. So although the number of female anglers is 5% higher amongst millennials than older age groups, many of these young women quickly abandon fishing to pursue other … Read More →

Fishing Memories

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Whether it is a part of your weekend routine or a way to relax during summer vacation, fishing is a way for family and friends to connect and create lasting memories to cherish for a lifetime. Rather than spending hundreds of dollars on a vacation, video games, or tickets to a theme park, you can pack your car with food and supplies to enjoy a day of relaxation and good conversation. … Read More →

Fishing in the USA: America’s #1 Pastime

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I don’t want to rock the boat, but it’s time to set the record straight. Although many people claim that baseball holds the title of America’s #1 pastime, the sport lacks the history and significance of another important hobby: fishing. According to History.com, “references to games resembling baseball in the United States date back to the 18th century” (source). Fishing, on the other hand, dates back to the Upper Paleolithic period … Read More →

Fun Facts About Fish

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Did you know that fish have been swimming in our oceans, lakes, and rivers for more than 500 million years? To put that amazing fact into perspective, dinosaurs did not start traversing this planet until a little less than 250 million years ago. Another interesting fact: more than 25,000 species of fish exist, which is more than all mammal, bird, reptile, and amphibian species combined. Would you like to learn … Read More →

Benefits of Using Spincast Reels for Kids and Beginners

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Many fishing novices yearn to fish like professional anglers, so they purchase baitcasting or spinning reels. However, children and beginners often struggle to manage these reels. Although heavy-duty and long-lasting, these reels aren’t very forgiving. So if you’re inexperienced or new to the sport, be sure to check out the benefits of using spincast reels.

Common Freshwater Dock Fish

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People fish on docks for a variety of reasons – they’re everywhere, they’re convenient to access – but the biggest draw of dock fishing is the fact that fish, from rare species to common freshwater dock fish, just love to hang out in the shade. No matter what your preferred bait or the depth of the water, even novice anglers find that dock fish almost beg to be caught. Whether you’re fishing for … Read More →

Fishing-Themed Birthday Party Ideas

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Even as the years pass and technology transforms our world, fishing remains a popular pastime. Children are still fascinated by the sport, the various techniques anglers use, and the undersea world in general. If your child adores fishing, why not center his or her birthday around the beloved hobby? For help, use our fun and simple fishing-themed birthday party ideas below. With a little creativity and persistence, you can craft … Read More →

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