Budget Friendly Fishing Vacations: Perfect for Family Time

This year pack it up and head out for a fishing vacation in the great outdoors. What could be better family time then the wilderness and your family? Without the T.V. catching our attention we are able to focus on building a better relationship and spending some quality time, with the ones that matter the most. Maybe you just want some time alone with your wife to show her how the boys live, you are taking your sons fishing for the first time to show them the ropes, or just want the whole family to come together fishing makes perfect.

Figuring out what to pack can be the easy part. Find a location can be a tad trying. Then on top of that the budgets we all have ourselves tied to can make things a little more difficult. If you have the money to shell out to head to Alaska, …

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 …

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 …

Tips on Saltwater Fishing

Saltwater fishing is popular around the world. Some people fish for work and others fish for fun. Most fish caught in salt water can be eaten. Others are caught for the sport, these fish include the sailfish, marlin and sharks. Basic saltwater fishing equipment includes rods and reels, line, bait and lures. Most fishermen use fishing rods made from graphite or fiberglass. These rods are between five and twelve feet long. Make sure you use fishing line that is strong. Keep a good hold on the line when your fish is hooked. Too much tension can break the line. Once the fish is hooked you can reel it in or use other devices to bring the fish up. Those consist of nets, leaders and gaffs. If the fish is large it is better to use one of these devices to pull in a large fish.

Their are several different types …

Fishing Tips for Big Spring Flounder

The spring fishing season brings flounder into inshore waters, and anglers pursue them in many different ways. Quite a few traditional flounder fishermen are content to drift or troll the inlets dragging live bait on the bottom and letting the boat do the work for them. But for those anglers seeking larger flatfish, anchoring up and casting to structure is a better tactic.

Big flounder love to orientate themselves around hard structure inshore. Docks, bridges, piers, jetties, and oyster beds near marsh grass are great places to find them. These larger female fish are a bit lazier than their smaller male cousins and prefer to lie in wait around some sort of baitfish-attracting structure (like pilings or rocks) that will bring a steady flow of straggling small fish (mullet, pogies, spot, croaker, pinfish, etc) when the tide really starts moving either in or out.

Here are some tips for catching …

Fishing for Striped Bass Off Cape Ann, Massachusetts

I’ve kayak fished the western shores of Gloucester, Ma. for ten years and for pretty good reason other than being a native: place has plenty of advantages: not much in the way of on-water congestion, or what anglers call pressure, an ample supply of fish, and countless ledges and outcroppings and coves and inlets that attract numerous species of fish, chief among them striped bass and bluefish, and for those with deeper interests, bottomfish like cod, pollock and the occasional wolf fish.

Kayak fishing here is also a fast way to become familiar with the endless variety of habitat favored by stripers. Chunk one area – say Halibut Point’s rocky shelves and drop-offs – then troll or jig sandy Coffins, Wingaersheek, or Cranes Beaches four miles distant, and you’ll soon get an idea of the pretty-much-anywhere-there’s-water haunts of striped bass.

Paddle from one area to another, eye on the …

Fishing Gems in Urban Tulsa

Fishing in and around Tulsa : r/tulsa

Ask a Tulsa local where they like to fish and chance are they will tell you about Keystone, Eufala and other massive reservoirs miles outside of the city. These lakes are great places to wet a line, but often overlooked by these fishermen are the myriad of fishing opportunities in urban Tulsa. Many of these are places not commonly thought of as fishing destinations, but they make for a great places for a few hours of relaxed fishing with friends.

Many of the public parks in Tulsa have small ponds available to the public for fishing, like Hunter Park in south Tulsa. Some of these ponds are located near jogging and biking paths or playgrounds, and are generally pretty small. However, they are stocked with fish and often hold a mixture of warm-water species, including largemouth, bluegill and catfish. These places are great for taking people just learning to fish, …