General fishing news
We knew coral anatomy was horrifying, but we had no idea it was this horrifying. There’s a one-minute skippable ad at the five-minute mark.
The introduction of quagga mussels poses a considerable threat and can potentially cost Idaho hundreds of millions of dollars in actual and indirect costs. The ...
The U.S. House Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2024 would have a devastating impact on fish and habitat as it reduces funding by 14% for ...
Check out these 8 awesome autumn equinox family activities that will help you and your kids fully enjoy the start of fall together.
Having appropriated the title from Charles Dickens, it’s only natural to poach the story’s moral from Abraham Lincoln, Jesus, and George Costanza: A Tim divided cannot stand. This story, you see, is a tale of internal conflict, for which Confucius is said to have said, “He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior”—precisely the nifty sort of circular logic that made the old bearded hypothesizer a household name.
NOAA Fisheries has released an updated National Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Policy and multi-year national and regional implementation plans. The updated policy will help guide NOAA Fisheries’ approach to ...
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Once upon a time, people made things with their hands: beautiful cane fishing rods and exotic salmon flies. Hardy’s did this the best and were ...
A primer on fishing and bike packing on the Deschutes. The lower 100 miles of the Deschutes provide ample space to create your own fish/biking ...
We’ve all heard of the “hopper-dropper,” the ubiquitous, two-fly method for summer trout all over the world. But what about the “popper-dropper” for bass, panfish and other warmwater fish? Well, it’s a thing, and I can attest to its effectiveness.
A couple of years ago, while fishing in the Big Thicket National Preserve in southeast Texas, I was introduced to the method, and I’ve used it a few times since in places like north Florida and even in eastern Idaho, where we have something of an unknown, but robust, population of smallmouths in the Snake River.
In 2008 got my first taste of the bayou. This is what I saw…
Hardy Fly Fishing, a name synonymous with innovation and master craftsmanship, is proud to announce the release of its latest masterpiece: The 1912 Perfect Fly ...
Behind the brand of RIO Products and an inside look at what it takes to create a fly line.
National Wildlife Refuge Week 2023 is from October 8-14. It’s a special time to celebrate biodiversity and animal habitats.
To celebrate their 40 years in business, the folks over at Costa have released the brand-new King Tide frames.
Summer goes by fast. When you have time to get out and fish, you just gotta go for it.
There’s a mirror near our front door. It’s the last thing I see before heading off to the river, and I normally give it a quick glance to make sure everything’s in order. Two shoes? Tick. Crumpled sweatshirt? Tick. Counter-cultural Rastafarian neck-warmer that nobody ever notices, cool hat, glasses, etc. Tick. I nod to myself, smile at the absurdity of it all, and head for the door. That’s me in the mirror.
Cheech shows us how to tie the Hen Bugger, a versatile little pattern that's certainly timely, with fall right around the corner.
Overview of freshwater fishing spots in Florida to visit this fall. Which waterways, species are likely to be most active during autumn in the Sunshine State
Apache trout are native to the White Mountains in Arizona, which are located in the eastern part of the state.
With fall approaching, it's the perfect time to bust out a trout spey rod and start swinging flies for fish as they pack on the pounds ahead of winter.
I don't want to live on that kind of island
No, I don't want to swim in a roped off sea
Too much for me, too much for me
I've got to be where the wind and the water are free.
— Jimmy Buffett, Cowboy in the Jungle
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed removing the Apache trout from the list of endangered species, per the FWS website.
In a big move to reduce waste, RIO Products has announced that all of their lines starting in fall 2023 will ship on compostable spools.
The fall fishing season is upon us, and fly-fishing gear manufacturers are pushing out some new items worth a look.
From a stipper caddy to a new Scandi shooting head, a conscientiously constructed cold-weather wading jacket to a new rotary tying vise and a few items in between, here’s a quick look at some of the most promising new items for September.
The New York Times just published an in-depth, surprisingly accurate retelling of all the issues on the Big Hole.
Summary of tips for attending fall boat shows. How to maximize your time at upcoming boat shows, comparison shop for boats, avoid big crowds, find seminars
If you've ever wondered what exactly goes into building a high-end graphite fly rod, then you should read through this story from Tim Schulz over at Hatch Magazine.
When I stepped through the double entry doors under the small gable roof at the entrance to the Orvis Rod Factory last June, I expected to be greeted by old men with silver-gray beards, half-frame reading glasses, brass pocket watches, and full-length canvas shop aprons.
A story of an angler who went on an unexpected fly fishing adventure among women in Montana
The Miracle Piglet is a trout fly tied up by Nordic Anglers on YouTube, and I'm honestly not sure how you beat that wonderful name.
The biggest problem with a hatchery system, according to this new research, is the impact the hatchery fish have on the genetics of wild fish.
The post Understanding Global Impacts of Hatchery Fish on Wild Salmonids appeared first on MidCurrent.
Perhaps more than any other subcategory of the fly fishing universe, the world of Spey and two-hand casting seems to be under constant evolution. Rod makers are consistently building not just improved but wholly new two-hand offerings and linemakers, at a similar clip, are developing new tapers, heads, tips, and line systems to help anglers make the most of their double-handed weapon of choice.
Check out these 5 hidden gem boating destinations that offer boaters the chance to connect with nature, go fishing, and relax on the water.
Celebrate National Grandparents Day with these 7 activities for spending time and making memories with your grandparents.
A friend recently sent me a link to this Outdoor Life article. He said he thought I’d find it interesting. I have strong suspicions he wanted to poke the bear. Regardless of his motive, I was both intrigued and irritated. The article sought to answer the burning question: When a wild animal we’ve hunted lays dead and reduced to our possession, did we “kill” the animal or “harvest” it?
Tips on how to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month this year. Suggestions on which activities to participate in locally.
For over 100 years, hatcheries have been producing fish in an effort to mitigate human impacts on the natural environment. Whether to increase stocks to fuel the demands of commercial and recreational fisheries, counteract the effects of habitat loss, or rescue species on the brink of extinction, hatcheries have been employed all over the planet as a tool to undo damage to fish populations caused by human beings.
National Hunting and Fishing Day was created to celebrate how anglers and hunters contribute to fisheries and wildlife management and conservation programs
We drift quietly to the lee side, set the anchors, and slip over the aluminum gunnels into the cool turquoise water. Crystal clear. Rocky bottom. Surface slick as glass. Smallie haunts. But being a day short of the smallmouth season opener, we wade instead to shore and dive into the dense, hardy cover that keeps this thin spit of island from blowing away in the Lake Michigan winds.
Some thoughts on how National Grandparents Day 2023 is an opportunity to share the experience of fishing with your grandchildren
Sockeye salmon are integral parts of the ecosystem. Their journey from ocean back to freshwater birthplace provides the opportunity to anglers to target and harvest these fish.
Wakeboarding is a popular boating activity. Although it may seem intimidating at first, here are some tips that may help beginners wake up to the fact that sometimes “getting towed” can be fun.
With these fun camping activities and ideas, from fishing to Spike Ball, you and your family will have a memorable Labor Day weekend camping trip!
Practical advice about things to consider when planning to visit any of the best family-friendly boating destinations
The late summer Chinook and Coho salmon run into the rivers from the open waters of Lake Michigan is one of the best times to fish for them. Lake Michigan is accessed by four states but Manistee, Michigan is one of the best departures points to target salmon when they are on the move.
Labor Day 2023 is the last weekend before school starts. It’s the perfect time for one last camping and fishing trip. But what is Labor Day for?
Kayaking for beginners is all about getting your feet wet and choosing the best kayak for beginners that will keep you steady and dry!
List of best boating accessories for summer that make boat days feel like mini vacations, contribute to comfort, feel-good boating experiences with family
Learning how to fly fish can feel intimidating. These tips will help you to get started and support you as you continue your learning on the water.
If you’re wondering what and where to target, this summary of popular saltwater fishing species in August addresses how the quarry varies by region and method
Tips on where to go family fishing trips in August before the kids go back to school. Overview of tips that cover where to go, what to catch, what to know
Tips on finding your best self on the water, achieving mindfulness, well-being through water activities, how time on the water contributes to self-care
Before summer comes to an end, there’s still time for the best saltwater fishing trips in August, with options on each coast, and along the gulf.
List tips and tricks for hiking during the summer as well as three waterfall hikes
List of essential tips for surf fishing in the Southeast, how to catch everything from pompano in Florida to flounder in North Carolina, surf fishing baits
Fishing action off a pier in August can be hot. Here are a few tips to help find ways to catch fish by using these popular freshwater and saltwater structures.
Summary of wake surfing tips for beginners, broad overview of beginner wake surfing techniques, wake surfing safety, how to balance on a wake surfing board
Tips on where to go fishing with kids, finding best spots when fishing with kids, where to take kids fishing this summer, types of fishing activities for kids
List of camping essentials and fishing gear for the summer
How to be a part of World Nature Conservation Day, small ways you can help protect our planet’s ecosystems, create a healthier environment.
Basic tips, guidance on paddle boarding for beginners. Where to learn SUP, paddle boarding gear you need to get started, what to know about safety, and more
Beginning boaters will need gear that is affordable and reliable. Here’s a brief guide to determine which equipment should be acquired first and why.
Whether you want to go fishing, boating, hiking, or biking, or relax under the stars, here are five July camping vacations to book this summer!
Fishing in the ocean can be intimidating. Here’s how to tackle saltwater fishing and the three best locations for a chance at some great saltwater fishing action.
Discover the best 5 July RV travel destinations for fishing, hiking, and boating, as well as for strolling shops, restaurants, and historic sights.
List of ways to participate in Latino Conservation Week by getting involved with a local cause, supporting Latino leaders, and spreading the word about conservation in person and social media
Here are the 8 best National Parks to visit in summer, each with phenomenal natural features, comfortable temperatures, and fewer crowds.
Summary of summer fishing trip planning tips for new anglers. Key tips for planning a fishing trip that’s comfortable, enjoyable for beginners, families
No matter where or how you boat, these July 4th boating ideas will help you enjoy our national holiday on the water
List of ways an outdoor lifestyle benefits your health. Learn how spending time outdoors can boost your psychological, physiological health for the better
List of Great Outdoors Month ideas to help boost appreciation of nature, provide relaxing experiences outdoors, make lasting memories with family this summer
The summer is a fantastic time to head outdoors and escape to nature. Here are 13 easy ways to find peace and quiet, and get away from it all.
With so many lakes across the country, how does one decide where to go boating? Here are the three characteristics shared by the best boating lakes.
No brakes, no stop signs, and sometimes no indication of hazards make it imperative to distinguish how to drive a boat in a safe manner
Campers often go fishing. And fishing can be one method to provide a meal for hungry campers. How those fish are cooked depends on your camping load. Here are three categories of camping and cooking fishing.
List of best fishing spots in June for species like trout, walleye, catfish. Check out these popular summer fishing destinations from Alabama to Wisconsin
Which species is the most popularly farmed, and most popularly consumed, catfish in the U.S.? Learn this and other facts relative to National Catfish Day
9 Father’s Day activity ideas Dad will love, from seeing live music to baking and watching retro cartoons to playing soccer with his kids.
All you need to kickstart an amazing summer are the best June camping destinations and summer camping activities the whole family will enjoy.
List of ways to get involved on World Oceans Day by making sustainable seafood choices, eliminating single-use plastics, sharing ocean conservation messages
Day-to-day family life can be hectic, so National Kids’ Day and these 9 National Kids’ Day activities can help you refocus on what matters most.
Ideas for group outdoorsy activities that can bring people together during AAPI HIstory Month
List of ways to honor World Environment Day on June 5th, specific action steps to reduce plastic pollution, help protect our ecosystems, wildlife, health
Required by most states to operate and register a boat, a boat safety course is important for learning how to be a safe, lawful, and responsible boater
List of five summer boat vacation destinations for families, best places across the country that offer easy boating access, watersports, campgrounds on the water
List of free fishing days coming up in seven different states, which species to target, tips on where to fish, baits or lures to use on a free fishing day
You can avoid a nerve-wracking boat-launching experience at a public ramp by following this practical and knowledgeable advice.
Overview of women’s fishing clothing features to consider. How fabrics, functional details, sun protection, design make a big difference in comfort on the water
Read fun ways to celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week 2023! National Fishing and Boating week runs this year from June 3-11. Get on board!
From fishing to boating, camping and self-soothing, here are 10 mental health awareness activities for you and your kids to try this month.
There are many ways to enjoy the water this summer. Here are 15 water sport activities, including several new water sports, to try this year.
Eight ways to celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week with family while giving back to our nation’s waterways, setting an example of sustainable fishing
The West Coast is a massive fishery with tremendous opportunities in both freshwater and saltwater. The first step in preparing to fish the west coast in spring is to conduct some online research regarding your target species. Here’s why.
List of girls’ weekend trip ideas that include plenty of outdoor activities. Check out summer girlfriend getaways focused on camping, hiking, fishing, more
Five ways National Safe Boating Week, sometimes referred to as National Boating Week, can help save lives, importance of sharing safe boating tips, boating info
May can be a great month for fly fishing. However, this is a transitional period and anglers need to be able to adapt to possible changes.
Before you hit the trail, check out these hiking tips and the best 2-3 day backpacking trips to consider for your first, or next, hiking weekend.
Give mom the gift of the great outdoors this year with these 7 outdoor Mother’s Day gift ideas that will help you make new memories together.
Summary of six kayaking, boating activities you can try with your family this summer to boost your mental health, support well-being, make memories on the water
When traveling, a fishing boat rental can be a great way to fish a new body of water. Here are some boat rental tips to know before you arrive.