Plan the Perfect Float Trip Using Distance Calculation

Planning the perfect fishing and floating trip requires a plan. Whether floating and fishing a familiar river or a river new to you, knowing the distances between put-in and take-out is crucial. Information about the distance between points of interest is important to maximize fishing time, to ensure you get home safely, and to have [...]

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 [...]

3 Reasons to Love Your Local Fly Shop (And Why They Love You)

Fly shops are the one place where all anglers are welcome. Without them, fly fishing would be a hell of a lot harder to do, and let's be honest; anytime you see a fly shop, your eyes probably light up like a dog staring at a treat. Everyone loves to visit the local shop, but [...]

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. [...]

Embrace the Weather: Fishing in Rain, Snow, and Sun

It can be easy to get out of bed to go fishing when it's sunny, 75 degrees, and the cooler stocked. Some of us opt out on bad weather days, citing any excuse to convince ourselves we’re still tough. If you’re not going fishing on these days, you’re missing out on some great fishing opportunities. [...]

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 Reasons to Get Wet and Go Fishing this Winter

Every winter boat ramps across the country clear up, access points lose a few bootprints, and fish go unbothered for months. The cold weather is tough on us all, but few anglers realize just how rewarding winter fishing can be. You likely won't put up big numbers of fish, but you'll have less rust to [...]

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 [...]

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