Three Top Tips to Find a Boat Launch Near Me

Finding places to fish can be challenging. Finding places to launch a boat or raft may not be easy either. When you do find a boat ramp, is it public or private, improved or unmaintained, is there adjacent parking, and so on. If a great day of fishing begins and ends at the boat launch [...]

Take the Pledge: No Fish Dry July

Water temperatures are rising in many of the country's trout streams. Even a few seconds of being out of the water can be fatal for a trout. As water temps increase, the amount of dissolved oxygen in the water decreases. Less dissolved oxygen means it is very difficult for a trout to recover from being [...]

Trout and Water Temperature: To Fish or Not to Fish

As summer hits its peak across the country, many anglers focus on fishing for trout. Trout are a cold water species. When long days and bright sunshine compact like they do in summer, it is important to be aware of the effects of water temperature on trout. For the next few weeks, anglers who care [...]

Understanding streamflows and CFS charts: Go with the flow

10,000, 825, 250. Can you guess why these numbers matter? Understanding streamflows and CFS charts allow you to go with the flow and have an enjoyable fly fishing trip. Need a hint? These are streamflow volumes from CFS charts for three well-known trout streams across the country. CFS, aka Cubic Feet Per Second, is as [...]

Summer is a Good Season for Smallmouth Bass Fly Fishing

Smallmouth bass—aka smallies, bronzebacks, brownies, and brown bass—are gaining traction as a favorite of fly fishers. If you've never caught a smallie on a fly, now is the time for summer fly fishing for smallmouth bass. As water temperatures rise in many trout rivers, it is nice to know other options may exist.  Fishing a [...]

5 Keys to Planning Your Next DIY Fishing Trip (And How to Make it the Best One Yet)

For many of us, fishing trips are our most anticipated events of the year, and we often lose countless hours in the planning, packing and preparation. And while we all dream of extravagant adventures in far-away places, the truth is some of the best fishing trips you'll ever take are the ones you plan yourself. [...]

5 Ways Satellite Imagery Helps You Find More Fish

Since the creation of satellite imagery, anglers have been using it to find new waters, and to get a better understanding of the ones they're already familiar with. However, there is more to it than simply looking at an overhead view of the water. You can learn a lot about a fishery from an aerial [...]

3 Ways Topo Maps Help You Find More Fishing Spots

One of the most important aspects of reading a map is knowing how topography works. Once you have a basic understanding, it becomes easy to read, and easy to put in practice. However, topo maps are better for fishing than most people realize. Obviously it shows you how steep the terrain is in the area [...]

MSLBMDA and Project Healing Waters Host Annual Brewfest November 10

Maintain States Lumber & Building Material Dealers Association will be hosting their annual Brewfest Thursday, November 10th at the Mile High Station in Denver, CO. A night of beer, food, and fellowship, the event will last from 6-9 p.m. Proceeds will go towards benefiting Project Healing Waters, a Volunteer organization that helps disabled military personnel [...]

Enter the #FaiIOnTheFly Contest and Win

Fly fishing and failures go hand-in-hand, and we want to see some of your best. Enter the #FaiIOnTheFly Contest and win one of several gift cards, a fly rod, fly lines, and more. Share your greatest fishing fails on the gram to be entered for your chance to win an awesome prize package including a [...]

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