With nearly 44 million freshwater anglers in the U. S., freshwater fishing consistently tops the list of favorite outdoor sports. What hooks people on fishing? Maybe it’s the variety. Lakes, rivers and streams all offer great freshwater fishing and the list of gamefish—trout, bass, tarpon, bonefish, sunfish, muskie, bluegills—goes on and on. Or maybe it’s because freshwater fishing can be as much about spending time with family and friends enjoying the outdoors as much as it is about reeling in the big one.
Whether you want to find helpful freshwater fishing tips and resources or are interested in researching different types of fly fishing boats, explore our site today to discover the unique joys that freshwater fishing can bring to your life.
Selecting your Freshwater Fishing Gear
With nearly 8 million Canadians listing fishing as their preferred leisure activity, recreational anglers outnumber participants in most other outdoor sports. Successful anglers mix patience, skill, finesse, and sometimes brawn to land their catch. Having the right equipment makes it easier to achieve success and enjoy the sport.
When I’m flipping in real heavy grass, I like to dab a little crazy glue on the hook and slide my worm up on it. It anchors the worm in place so you won’t lose it. I’ve won tournaments with that technique.
- Steve Kennedy
So it’s time to sell your boat or trade it in. It’s all part of the fun. Here are some approaches and tips to trading-in or selling your boat so that you can get your next one.
Before catching fish, anglers must locate them. Unless you live in the middle of the great southwestern deserts there should be a body of fishable water within an hour of your home.
To catch fish the angler must first locate them. Fish are found nearly everywhere there is water with enough food, oxygen and cover. Near your home there should be a body of water that has fish living in it. But to catch a fish, first you must learn to understand where they are hiding.