Fishing vs. Hunting – 10 Reasons Why Fishing is Better

Fishing vs. Hunting - a fishing rod and reel and a gun and knife

My uncle is a great fisherman. At least, that is what I initially thought when I was young. Later I learned he was only a fishing enthusiast. Fishing is an activity that many people enjoy. Hunting is another such activity. Regardless, if you are looking at fishing vs. hunting, both give thrill and a fantastic …

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Fishing Requires Patience – Staying Where the Fish Are

Fishing requires patience: two men sitting on rocks in front of the ocean holding rods waiting for fish to bite

You see them all day long, running at top speed, back and forth, up and down the lake. Then at weigh-in, you hear the same guys, moaning and groaning about the lack of fish and overall bad luck. Everywhere they went they could not find fish. They had a good early bite but after they …

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Salmon Fishing Tips & Tricks – The 2 Factors For Success

A salmon jumping upstream in a river - what is the best time to catch salmon

Deep beneath the swirling currents of a north Pacific rip tide, a salmon lies, waiting for his next meal. The mature chinook is an eating machine, intent upon loading up on calories. Twenty feet above, a sparkling chrome flasher passes by. That’s not food. He’s not remotely interested. Next, a red and white wooden plug …

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Taking Kids Fishing – 9 Common Mistakes Adults Make

Taking Kids Fishing: Illustration of father and son sitting in a boat fishing in a lake

Adult anglers are always eager to see their offspring enjoy the thrill of catching that first fish. But while the intentions might be good, parents sometimes go about it the wrong way and alienate a promising lifelong fishing partner. Here are the top 9 mistakes adults make taking kids fishing and what to avoid: 1. …

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Fly Fishing Tips for Catching Walleye, Crappie and Perch

Man standing on rocks fly fishing in a lake

Fly fishing is a great sport and you can pursue it as a hobby or it can become a lifelong addiction. Once you get the hang of this amazing sport it will become all the more interesting as there is so much more to learn. Casting itself takes several attempts to master and is all …

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Can Fishing Worms and Fish Waste be Used in Composting?

Can fishing worms be used for composting? Sign saying "compost happens" hanging on a fence in the winter

What would you think if I told you that fishing worms and fish waste could be used in composting? It sounds like a good idea, but can they actually be used to make healthy soil for plants? In this article we’ll explore the question of whether or not fishing worms and fish wastes can be …

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Fly Fishing Tips for Beginners – Start Now!

Man fly fishing in a river

Fly fishing is a fun activity and an amazing sport enjoyed by anglers across the world. The best part is that it helps you get close to nature so that you can appreciate the beauty and serenity and catch some great fish such as walleye, crappie, and perch. For beginners, fly fishing may seem overwhelming as …

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Fly Fishing vs. Spin Fishing – Which is Better? Pros & Cons

Infographic for Fly Fishing Vs. Spin Fishing comparing its similarities and differences

All anglers are different so there’s no right or wrong answer to the debate on which type of fishing is better. However, both fly fishing and spin fishing are worlds apart. In fact, I can say that the only similarity between these two sports is that they involve fishing. So, which one to go for? …

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Crappie Fishing Tips for Spring, Summer, Fall and Wintertime

Crappie fishing tips: crappie lying on ground next to cabelas fishing rod and reel

Crappie fishing is a great way to relax in the summer and winter. It’s one of those activities that people can do for fun with the whole family or just by themselves. Crappie are found all across North America, which means you don’t have to travel too far to find them. They live in freshwater, …

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Types of Fishing Rods and Reels

Six types of fishing rods at ocean with different types of fishing reels attached to them

For many decades the wooden fishing pole was used for catching fish. However, today we have more advanced options available in graphite, fiber glass, and carbon fiber. Rods and reels are valuable components of a fishing tackle and require careful consideration before making a purchase. Having the right kind of rod and reel ensures that …

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