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. …

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 …

Fishing in San Diego, California

Fabulous fishing in San Diego’s waters and places where you can reel them in. You can be sure that you will have an abundance of choices to reap the catch of the day. A great spot for fishing in San Diego is the El Capitan Resevoir. At this wonderful place you will catch cappy and bass. Bring along all that you need so that you can spend the afternoon enjoying your favorite past time. You might also catch a carp, sunfish or catfish during the time that you spend there. Make it an all day affair with a picnic along. For catching some trout, you will want to try Lake Cayamaca. Don’t forget your camera because you will find some wonderful scenery. For another choice, from December until September Lake Murray has bass, trout and catfish, too.

You will find ample fishing off of the pier at Ocean Beach. …

Ecological Impact of Plastic Lures: Fishing Responsibly by Using Alternatives for Soft Lure Baits

It is a matter of course that fishing involves the use of sinkers and lures. The toxic effects of lead in the environment are well documented, but the use of soft plastic fishing lures has not widely been considered a source of marine debris. The American Sportfishing Association documented expenditures by recreational fishers in 2006 for lures, flies, and artificial baits totaled $902.7 million. Some projections claim 25 million soft plastic lures are lost in the field each year.

Ecological Impact of Soft Plastic Lures

Plastic is one of the chief culprits in problems associated with marine debris. It is long lived in the environment and takes hundreds of years to degrade. Soft plastic fishing lures are designed to attract fish, and they break into small, easy to ingest pieces with time.

Another environmental issue tied to use of soft plastic lures is their composition. A plasticizer, comprising a large …