Guide to Fishing License Requirements and Fishing Regulations in Rockford and Northern Illinois

The odd and variable weather has made for some interesting fishing inland for bass, catfish and bluegill and on Lake Michigan for coho, lake trout and steelhead; those two threads lead thisNothing says spring better than the words–let’s go fishing! With spring and warmer weather quickly approaching, it’s time to get the boat ready, and get the fishing poles and tackle box out. Fishing provides many hours of recreation and enjoyment during the spring and summer season-so make sure you’re prepared!

Rockford Illinois is located approximately 90 miles west of Chicago-and very close to the Wisconsin stateline. The many waterways located here provide recreation and opportunities to fish, whether it’s a relaxing family outing or a weekend with the guys. The Rock River, Kishwaukee River, Olson lake at Rock Cut State Park, or the Sugar River forest preserve are some local favorites. If you’re up for a short trip, the Rock River along Illinois Rt 2 between Rockford and Oregon Illinois is both scenic and relaxing, with places to pull off road and picnic. Illinois has many beautiful areas away from …

Top Five Saltwater Fishing Locations in Cape May County, NJ

Cape May County, NJ has some excellent locations for saltwater fishing. Many are commonly known, but even more are close-held secrets shared by just a few successful fishermen. This article will detail five great locations that will maximize your chances of hooking into some fish. I have fished each of these locations over the last 30 years, and depending on the season, the following locations will yield striper, tog, weakfish, bluefish, and flounder with consistency.

The Stone Harbor free bridge between Stone Harbor and Wildwood is a great spot for every species. The current and depth make this a very productive location for striped bass, and bluefish. If you are able to get close enough, the pillars are home to some very nice sized tog as well. You can either fish directly from the bridge, or the sod banks along side. Just be sure you fish the Wildwood side, as …

Fly Fishing Techniques for Beginners

If you’re getting into fly fishing for the first time, you probably aren’t sure what you’re getting yourself into. There’s numerous fly fishing techniques that more experienced fly fishermen can tell you about, because fly fishing dates back to hundreds of years ago. Get to know the basics of fly fishing first, here are a few that can help you get a better understanding of how fly fishing works.

Fly fishing is a method of fishing using artificial flies that are cast out by using a fly rod and a fly line. The thing with fly fishing is the weight of the fly line is what carries the hook into the air.

There is different types of fly fishing such as wet and dry fly fishing, experienced fishermen will tell you that wet fly fishing is the best way for anglers to become more adapted to sub-surfaced fishing. When fly …

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 …

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 …

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, …

Father's Day Gift Ideas for Fishing Dads

Best Father's Day Gifts for FishermenIf your dad likes to fish, there are plenty of items to choose from for Father’s Day. Depending on the price range depends on what you will get your dad. Most items come in an array of styles and prices. You can spend $5 or $500 and still make your fishing dad extremely happy. Here are a few gift ideas for Father’s Day for your fishing dad.

Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Fishing Dads

Fishing rod – Anyone who has ever fished, knows the first thing you need to fish is a fishing rod. Some fishing rods come complete with a rod and reel. If you are looking at the more expensive fishing rods you may have to purchase the reel separately. If you are on a limited budget, Wal-mart has rods starting at $20 and goes over $100.

Lures – When shopping for fishing lures it is important to …

Fishing for New Job Opportunities

Job searching seems like a simple concept but does require some forethought about how you are going to approach the act of finding another job. There are two different philosophies when it comes to job searching. You can bring a pole or you can bring a net when fishing for jobs.

When we use a pole we typically go to the best places to find the fish. We will spend considerable amount of time researching where the best fish hang out, what type of lure to use and what methods we should use to catch them. Even though we don’t catch a lot of fish we are more likely to catch the big one.

A narrow search for a job is a lot like fishing with a pole. Some people prefer only to apply to those jobs which fit their criteria perfectly. They spend a lot of time reading the …

Ways for Parents to Share Fishing

Are you a parent who is enthusiastic about fishing? If so, are you looking for a good way to get your kid in on the act? Fishing is an activity that can be a lot of fun and something you can share with your entire family. By reading this article, you will learn how to share fishing with your child.

First Way: The biggest thing you have to do is take him with you. If you do not do this, it is hard to share fishing with him.

Second Way: It is necessary to be her teacher. Before you start fishing, you should explain and demonstrate all of the things that will have to be done in order for your expedition to be successful.

Third Way: You should give him his own fishing gear in order to be able to participate. He would probably not be happy if he could …