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Essential Checklist For A Beginner Angler

Learning any new sport or activity for the first time can seem overwhelming. If you’re interested in learning how to fish, there is naturally new gear, techniques, and environments that come along with it. Getting started is easier than you think. Start with basic beginner fishing gear and become acclimated to the act of getting out and fishing as often as possible. Researching and reading is a great method for learning, but nothing compares to casting lines firsthand and building your skills through experience. Here’s a beginner fishing gear checklist that will get you started right away. 1. ROD AND REEL Start with a spinning rod and reel combo that’s already assembled and can cross-over from freshwater to shallow saltwater....

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Large Mouth Bass - What you need to know!

LARGEMOUTH BASS The largemouth bass is the most popular freshwater game fish in the U.S. Learn more about how you can identify a largemouth bass, where to catch it and what bait and lures to use.     REGION Midwest, South, Northeast, West CATCH EASE Easy HABITAT Lake, Pond HOW TO IDENTIFY A LARGEMOUTH BASS   The largemouth bass closely resembles the smallmouth bass and other species i.e., spotted bass, redeye bass, etc. Together these fishes form a group that is referred to as the black basses. The largemouth can be distinguished from most similar species by the fact that its mouth extends at least to, and often beyond the rear edge of the eyes. Also, its first and second dorsal...

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Best Types Of Fishing Line

MOST POPULAR TYPES OF FISHING LINE There are several types of fishing line, but the two most commonly used are monofilament and braid. Monofilament is made from nylon and is one long continuous filament, whereas braided fishing line is made up of several super-strong, very thin fibers made from material similar to Kevlar braided together to form a line that is basically round in cross section. 1. MONOFILAMENT LINE Advantages : Monofilament is the most popular type of fishing line and comes in a great variety of strengths and colors. Mono is less expensive than other lines, stretches to absorb shocks, is abrasion resistant, and uniformly round in cross section, which helps keep it neat on the spool. Monofilament is easy...

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Florida Favorites - Best Reef Fish

Florida isn’t known as the Fishing Capital of the World for nothing. The state is a peninsula sandwiched by the Gulf of Mexico to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east and filled with acres of rivers, lakes, and ponds throughout. Saltwater fishing is wildly popular due to the accessibility to thriving reefs and wrecks in nearshore state waters that hold abundant Florida reef fish. Here are a few favorite species for Florida reef fishing. YELLOWTAIL SNAPPER A beautiful Florida reef fish characterized by its deeply-forked yellow tail and markings, the yellow tail snapper is known to be one of the best eating fish. They’re small in size, averaging around 10-inches which makes them a fun catch for...

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Bass Fishing For Beginners - Best Baits For Bass

How you approach winter bass fishing depends a lot on where you live. The more northerly you are and the colder the winter gets, the less chances you have to do it and the more you may be inhibited by frozen conditions. The more southerly you are, the more chances you have to do it, given that air and water temperatures are relatively mild. If you live in-between geographically, you seldom have to fight frozen water, but you do have to deal with cold water temperatures and sometimes uncomfortable weather conditions. As a rule, winter bass fishing action will likely be better where it’s warm and bass are more active, tougher and less predictable where it’s cold and bass are less active....

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