Do You Need a Fishing License but Don't Know How to Apply for One?

Since the weather is getting warmer and in some parts of Massachusetts the flowers are beginning to pop their heads out of the soil. Some of you might be wondering about getting your fishing licenses renewed or for first timers get your first one! Some of you that don’t not know there is a State agency that does these types of licenses and they are found at Department of Fish and Game. If you check out their website you will find a great deal of information that is out there on the rules and regulations on how much you can catch. First click on the website at the bottom of the page and go to license information. Listed will be all of the Fishing, Hunting, and Trapping rules that you need to know before you go fishing.

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Massachusetts Striper Fishing: Lynn Harbor and the Saugus River

The estuarine Saugus River extends from the inner shores of Nahant Beach — 45 minutes out of Boston — to the marshes and marsh fisheries inland close to routes 1 and 128 and the historic Saugus Iron Works. The area, which includes Revere’s and Lynn’s Rumney Marshes, presents to kayak fishing entthusiasts and reliable inshore striped bass kayak fishing area that includes both deepwater areas and tidal-trench marshes.

You can shore fish, flyfish, and small-boat fish the area. The fishery’s expansive flats and shallows flats extend from Revere’s Point of Pines to Nahant Beach in Lynn.

The Saugus River separates the Rumney Marshes from Rever Broad Sound. The area is one of critical environmental concern, laced by an intricate maze of canals and saltwater embayment.

The river and associated bay and marshes fill with stripers during the spring migration. You’ll also find good bottom fishing here on black-back flounder. At …

Top 5 Inexpensive Fishing Rods

Generally a fishing rod is something you do not want to cheap out on. You generally get what you pay for with fishing rods. However, there are some inexpensive fishing rods that give you a great deal of bang for your buck. For most fishermen’s budgets, we can consider “inexpensive” to be anything under fifty dollars. We’re going to take a look at five of them right now.

Shakespeare Ugly Stick Spinning Rod ($29.99-39.99: Cabela’s)

This is one of the pricier of the inexpensive rods. However, when you consider the quality and durability of an Ugly Stick, this rod is worth far more than you are paying for it. I have Ugly Sticks that are over 25 years old and are still in perfect condition. These rods are available in lengths from 4’8″ to 9′ and in actions from ultra-light to medium-heavy. My favorite would have to be the one …

Red Drum Fishing in the Carolinas

Red drum are one of the most popular saltwater fish in the Carolinas, and fishing for redfish is often simple and rewarding.

Red drum, North Carolina’s state saltwater fish, are known internationally as the behemoths of the Cape Hatteras surf and locally as the hard-fighting redfish of many canals, inlets, and beaches in both Carolinas. While fishing for bull red drum with 13-foot rods, long pendulum casts and huge lead weights in a spraying surf makes a romantic picture, smaller redfish (often called puppy drum) are taken more often all along the beaches and waterways.

Red drum are nearly year-round residents of the Carolinas. They roam from the ocean beaches up the rivers to nearly fresh water. Redfish are especially fond of old docks and shellfish beds, and in the ocean they congregate around the holes in sandbars near deep sloughs.

The smaller redfish don’t leave the estuary marsh areas …

Budget Shark Fishing Gear

Shark fishing can present the saltwater angler with a unique set of challenges. A four-foot shark can strip off hundreds of feet of line right off a reel. As if trying to keep enough line in the reel isn’t enough, your reel has to withstand the pounding of a thrashing shark. get your dog supplies from DoggieToys.Deals

Shark fishing gear, if you let it, can take a sizable chunk out of your wallet. How much to spend will come down to how often the gear will be used. If you are already an experienced shark chaser, you probably have spent the sums necessary to be outfitted. But if this is your first trip, we’ll cover the gear that can take you beyond your first trip.

Shark fishing supplies come in two forms, cheap and value. When I was younger, I went on a week long backpacking trip, using cheap gear. …

Budget Friendly Fishing Vacations

If you are one of those people that love to fish, there are plenty of opportunities out there for a group of people to go out and have a great fishing vacation, while staying on a budget.

We have all heard about “the one that got away.” Now you can have a chance to show your skills at fishing and enjoy a vacation all in one. The best thing is that you will not have to spend a lot of money to do something that you enjoy.

There are dozens of internet sites that you can research to find that dream fishing vacation. If you and some of your buddies would like to go together, you will not only have a good time, but could cut your vacation budget down significantly.

One of the vacation packages that I found while searching the internet: http://www.realadventures.com/vacations/445913_fishing-florida-southeast-lake-okeechobee.htm is a Florida getaway, which has …

Tips to Have Fun Fishing at the Beach

Fishing at the beach is an excellent recreational activity as long as you remember to bring your sunblock. In this article, I’m going to give you some other tips to use when you are planning a little fishing the next time you are at the beach.

One piece of equipment that you are going to need is a good fishing pole. If you are taking your fishing game onto a pier, then you are going to want a pole that bends less because you are going to be taking the fish pretty much straight out of the water rather than pulling them in at a wider angle.

You will also need weights for your fishing line and some different types of hooks. You can try to determine how much weight you need to put on the line by how much the current is moving. Obviously, the quicker the water is …

Seattle, Washington: Summer Fishing at Green Lake Park

Seattle has loads of parks with plenty of summer fun, but one of my favorite activities is summer fishing at Green Lake Park. Located just off the historic Highway 99 (now known as Aurora Avenue) and north of downtown, Green Lake is one of the larger urban parks in Seattle (The Seattle Zoo is next door). For anglers, it offers a variety of opportunities for several different fish species. When planning a trip there, consider these tips for catching fish here.

Take a small tacklebox, not a huge, heavy tool-box variety one with you. Most people fishing this lake fish from the shore, and you’ll need to spend a lot of time walking around to find the best spots. Stay comfortable to keep your fishing more enjoyable. Bring a small variety of lures, but if you have a favorite, be sure to bring several of them. There are quite a …

The Idiot's Guide to Fishing

I grew up in the country of North Carolina and with that came a love for a few “country boy” activities. I grew up wasting time by hunting, skeet shooting, mudslinging, four wheeling, and a lot more activities, but one of my more favorite things to do is go fishing. This has inspired me to write the idiots guide to fishing.

The first thing you are going to need to do is decide what type of fishing you are going to do. Is it going to be salt or fresh water? If you live in a land locked state then this is easy. I prefer fresh water because usually you do not have to travel far from home to find some source of fresh water. Now you need to decide if you are going to a pond, river, or lake. Where I am from, we have ponds on every road, …

Summer Fishing at Burke Lake in Virginia: Tips and Techniques to Get that Bass

As a child, and even a young man, I used to curse out loud if I heard someone talking about “Burke Lake.” The place just always seemed to leave me frustrated, and the only fish I could ever catch were small bluegills. Even that was rare, as usually I came home completely empty, and getting a tug on the fishing line was actually a good day. I’m not sure if it was due to being a terrible fisherman, too much pressure on the lake, or a combination of both. However, the past five years have provided some outstanding fishing at this lake, whether its spring, summer, or fall. Sorry, I don’t fish in the winter, because that’s when hunting occurs.

Spring has so many opportunities for Bass, Bluegill, and Crappie, but summer isn’t a joke either. The keys to success at Burke Lake are, show up really early in the …