When it comes to packable, portable, store-anywhere fishing rods, telescopic fishing rods are tough to beat. Here's are some of the best on the market, including one I never hit the trail without.
This article covers speckled trout fishing. It includes tips on tackle, gear, baits, and when and where to target speckled trout.
The best fishing rods for backpackers. These rods are the best combination of packability, durability, and fishability.
These ultralight spinning reels are guaranteed to provide you with the best combination of weight and function, keeping your pack light and your creel full.
A complete overview of what to look for in a salmon trolling reel, along with reviews of the top-performing models, and plenty of bonus salmon trolling tips!
The days are long and hot, the water's hot, the grease is hot, and the sun's rays cling to you like that weird kid from 8th grade. Its prime catfishing time across the country and I'm going to share some tips with you on how to maximize your success this summer.
Finding fall crappie is a lot easier than most people think. While the use of electronics gives some an advantage, this knowledge of basic location elements will help you greatly increase your catch rate this upcoming fall season.
Five of the best bass baits and lures on the market. Tips on how and when to effectively use these lures to catch more bass!
Headboats—relatively inexpensive charter boats that take out large groups of people fishing—are a great way to get out onto the great lake and find some jumbo yellow perch. Walk on or call in.
The Sea Striker Gotcha jerk jig is a great piece of fishing tackle and is the standard Bluefish/Mackerel catching lure on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
One of the truly great rivers of the Northwest, the Grande Ronde River of southeastern Washington hosts some of the best smallmouth fishing in the west.
This is a guide to trout fishing in the Ozarks. I grew up in the Ozarks and have spent many years fishing for Trout on our local streams (Niangua, Eleven Point, Roubideaux, Current, White rivers and Lake Tanycomo).
Sea fishing is a hugely popular sport around the world but the variety of tackle used and techniques employed can prove daunting for anyone just starting out. This page is a basic guide to tying some of the more simple yet common knots which you will require when sea fishing to help get you started and hopefully hooked on fishing.
This article explains how to catch blackfin tuna: everything from what tackle to use to what tactics work best.
This gorgeous prairie river flies well under the radar for most anglers, but for those that know it, this small gem offers solitude, beauty, and fantastic fishing for the open-minded fly fisher.
They're not called The Fish of 10,000 casts for no reason. If you want to make fewer casts between fish, you're going to need a solid grasp of the basics.
Tips for kayak enthusiasts who are interested in trolling for fish with their kayak, and for fishermen who would like to try their luck from a kayak!
Do you like topwater bass fishing? Read my review of the Rebel Pop-R to find out if the lure's worth adding to your tackle box.
Not all spinning reels are cut out to handle the demands of saltwater fishing. These top performing models are ready to handle tough conditions and big fish.
Lurking in the shallows of rivers and lakes in Central and South America you'll find the wolf fish. Here's my technique for catching, killing and preparing this prehistoric looking beast.
North Denver Fishing is a great way to explore the nature side of the city. The lakes are the perfect getaway from the busy city!
If you want to know which baits work best for catching giant flatheads and monster blue catfish you need to read this page. There are pics of the baits too. If you don't get a bite you can't catch the monster catfish!
Better known for football and wheat fields, the rolling hills of the Palouse offer fly fishers with more opportunities for fly fishing than you would think. Some are unusual, some are spectacular, but all are worth an evening of your time the next time you're in town.
Learn to clean and gut a trout. Improper care of fish pose serious health risks, and can cause the fish to taste poorly and make it spoil sooner. Several tips for handling your freshly caught fish.
This article talks about how to catch crawfish, crawdads, or crayfish, whatever you prefer to call them.
One of my favorite spots in Michigan, the Sylvania Wilderness Area, is a small backcountry canoe camping reserve with great fishing for Smallmouth Bass.
The meat of the blue crab is considered by many to be the sweetest and best tasting of all crabs. You won’t get the large sections of meat that you get from the king crab or the snow crab, but the flesh from the blue will be tastier. Also, you...
St Catherines is a small hamlet across Loch Fyne from the town of Inveraray. The jetty is showing the worse for wear but still makes an excellent fishing spot at lower stages of the tide, particularly for summer mackerel. Page includes an easy and original suggested recipe for cooking up your catch.
Loch Etive is a deep water sea loch on the West Coast of Scotland. It is fished usually by boat and its twenty-four mile length contains a wide variety of species for the keen sea angler to target at any time of year.
Everything you need to know to start catching lots of delicious surf perch! Gear, rigs, bait, tips, and places to go!
Another location along the Guadalupe River that offers Rainbow Trout Fishing is at the Lazy L&L Campground!
Countdown of the best Yellow Perch fishing baits, and how to fish them effectively. Perch love these!
Still fishing, drift fishing, trolling & casting. These are the four basic methods for catching crappie. The only decision left to us: use live bait or plastic?
There are many very good reasons for this being the case. For instance, good smells, wet air, good sounds, cooling, meditiation by cloud, and windy leaves.
Everything you need to know to catch Dungeness Crab. Includes gear, best baits, best traps, and where and when to go. Also, bonus tips from a veteran crabber! Fill the cooler in record time!
Learn how to crab fish with a net. It's cheap and easy to get ready, and with a few simple steps, you'll be catching and enjoying crab in the next crabbing season!
If you're looking for the ultimate in lazy fishing, this has got to be it. Here's how I catch fish using nothing more than a plastic bottle, some cornmeal and a rock.
PowerBait is a popular dough bait for Rainbow Trout fishing. Here are four fishing rigs the COAF Field Team uses with PowerBait.
Top-reviewed braided fishing lines, along with knots, gear, and rigging tips to give you an edge on the water.
I love to fish for fun - I'm not a professional fisher. North Dakota has many lakes and rivers rife with fish. Here is my experience on South Hoffer's Lake and a section of the McClusky Canal.
Wade fishing is one of the best ways to fish for river smallmouth if you like the exercise and don't want to deal with a boat. Check out my tips on the best baits to use for catching smallmouth bass in the river.
Learn the ins and outs of fishing at the pier located at Fort Clinch State Park on Amelia Island, Florida. Included are tips on baits, best spots, and tactics, along with photos and videos.
These ultralight spinning rods are guaranteed to provide you with the best combination of weight and function, capable of handling even the burliest back-country trout.
Information about crabbing, stone crab season, and blue crab season in Florida, along with regulations, great locations, and tips. Discount crab traps, crab nets, photos, maps, and videos included.
Fly Fishing for Women is an article designed to get you started fly-fishing. It includes essential gear, types of casts, terminology and all the necessary information to get you on the water catching fish. Written for anyone wanting to learn to fly fish.
How the COAF Field Team likes to set up bubble fly rigs when they opt to use spinning gear over fly fishing gear. These rigs work for non-fly fishermen as well as fly fisherman, too! Here are three rigs that have proven effective for the Team!
A look at a specific shore fishing mark, just beyond Inveraray, Argyll, Scotland. This page looks at the fishing ground, tackle required, advisable bait and the species of fish which are likely to be caught.
Southern Flounder are a very tasty fish highly sought after by anglers. This article will help the reader increase his catch. Includes tips on where to look for flounder, gear, tackle and baits.
Covering the basics of what spearfishing is, how to spearfish using a Hawaiian sling or pole spear, and tips to catch bigger fish while spearfishing!
A count-down of 5 time-proven trout lures, all guaranteed to put more fish in the boat! Includes size and color recommendations, as well as tricks for rigging and effectively fishing each one.
How to tie a Foam Rubber Spider Grasshopper, a variation of the Foam Spider. It is fished dry, and has been a consistent producer of Bass and Panfish for us!
How to make a fly line leader using a simple recipe. Also, ways to attach the leader to a fly line, and a bonus video on how attaching a leader to the lillian on a Tenkara rod!
Big perch are an overlooked species which offer the serious angler the opportunity to catch specimen sized fish without devoting endless time and effort to the chase. And these days there's more and more waters with big perch in them.
Bream fishing is one of my favorite fishing pastimes. It is also one of the best ways to introduce kids to fishing. This article contains tips and advice for both novices and veterans alike.
One of my favorite methods for catching striped bass is drifting bait through the current. Here's a few tips for striper bait and tackle.
Downrigger trolling is often the most productive method of salmon fishing. Learn how to select an effective downrigger rod and discover the best-performing models on the market.
How to rig Buzz Bombs, how to fish with Buzz Bombs, and easy modifications to catch more fish. A must-read for anyone interested in this time-proven lure.
Suggested spots to fish for rainbow trout on the Blue River in Oklahoma, specifically the area around Hughes Crossing.
Being wedged between the world-famous fly fishing states of Montana, Idaho, and Colorado, it seems like a no-brainer that Wyoming would be a fly fishing Mecca. Wyoming, however, is still largely under the radar in the angling world, and the Ham's Fork River is a forgotten gem.
The Grande Ronde is a river of legend for steelhead. Use this guide to figure out which stretch is the best for your trip, and come fall in love with one of the best rivers in the inland Northwest.
A practical guide to get started trout fishing. Tips and advice on how to catch trout, including rods and reels, trout bait, trout rigs, trout lures and when and where to go trout fishing.
How do you chose the best fisherman's tide watch? Find the features that matter and get some ideas no one else will dare..
Working in Saudi Arabia gave me the chance to enjoy the excitement of fishing and diving in the Red Sea. See photos of some of our catch including moray eel and puffer fish.
The best baitcasting reels for every budget, as well as casting and maintenance tips to improve your casting distance and accuracy while keeping your spool backlash-free.
Everything you need to know to get started trolling! Includes necessary gear, and species-specific strategies for getting more fish in the boat. Also, tips that even the veteran angler can use to increase his fishing success!
Saltwater fishing tips for how to catch sheepshead, including location, best baits, fishing gear, and technique. Video included!
Flathead, Shovel Cat, whatever you call them, these cats are some of the best fighting freshwater fish in the continental US. Read on below and I'll share some tips and tricks I have used to land some of these behemoths.
There are few things more frustrating than a bad snarl of fishing line on a good day of fishing. Use these proven tips to keep your line tangle-free.
How to catch salmon by mooching, including salmon mooching rods and reels, mooching rigs and setups, bait, and mooching technique.
This article describes the basics of fishing for anyone who wants to learn to fish but is primarily written for the woman desiring to learn the basics in fishing.
Countdown of five of the best trout baits of all time! Includes rigging tips, as well as scent and color suggestions. All guaranteed to help catch you more trout!
Four top-performing rockfish lures, including one local favorite of tournament fishermen. Learn how to rig and fish them to catch big rockfish.
Fishing and other outdoor pursuits can be hungry work. This page helps you decide which foods are practical and best suited to your trip, so you can get the most out of your chosen outdoor adventure.
Everything you need to know to get set up to catch trout. Includes rod, reel, line, and tackle suggestions. Tips from a well-seasoned angler.
How to catch sheepshead (also known as sheephead and convict fish.) All you need to know about tackle, bait, and how to catch more fish.
Wedding ring lures are a classic that can land trout, panfish, walleye, landlocked salmon, and many other freshwater fish. Here are some proven tips on how to use the wedding ring lure effectively.
When targeting fish at a specific depth, line counter fishing reels provide unbeatable trolling depth control. Keep your lures in the strike zone for more bites all day long.