Fishing Information

Fishing Information

Why Do You Need a Tacklebox?

A tacklebox or a tackle bag is a necessity to store your fishing lures, bobbers, and hooks. A tacklebox is a necessity to store your expensive lures.

The Fish Dont Care What You Wear

The fish don't care what you wear. Waders, vests and hats for fishermen are necessities to brave the elements.

A Big Fish Story

Ketchikan, located in southeast Alaska, is a good place to fish for halibut. Sally and John Balch live in Ketchikan and have a favorite spot nearby to halibut fish.

Four Fly Fishing Tips

Good Fly PresentationObviously, the goal when casting a fly is to present the fly to the fish in a realistic manner. You are trying to simulate nature here.

10 Fishing Gems

Fishing Gem #1 - When Is Best?If you are in a boat and plan to anchor and bottom fish, get out there before the sun goes down and set up .Over many years, it has been noticed that a good bite usually starts 2 hours before sunrise.

What Has Happened to the Cod Stocks Off the Shores of Newfoundland?

The Newfoundland cod stocks. What has happened to cod fishing off the Grand Banks of Newfoundland? Several centuries ago, John Cabot, sailing under the English flag, found the richest fishing area the world would come to know.

Do You Know How To Clean A Fish?

Now that you have caught your dream fish, do you know how to clean? Good job. You must be so proud of yourself.

Do You Know How to Fillet a Fish?

Finally you've caught the perfect fish. Now, do you know how to fillet your fish? You can't be happier.

Do you Know How to Take the Perfect Picture of Your Fish?

Nothing is better than to snap a photo of your big fish that you just caught. You've spent the day out on the lake and then you feel a pull at the line.

The Yellowfins from HELL!

Hi Lee Palm/Red Rooster crew(San Diego - California)..

Understanding the Effects Moonlight on Swordfishing

In order to better understand why swordfish concentrate their feeding habits in certain depths on any given night or why the bite is better during different times of the month requires you to better understand how the effects of moonlight influence swordfish.Before you can understand how moonlight affects swordfish, you must understand the moon and its phases.

Importance of Artificial Light While Swordfishing

The use of light, either chemical or battery powered plays an important role in catching swordfish. There is no question that the use of artificial light increases the probability of catching a swordfish.

Fishing for Salmon? Do You Know the Different Salmon Species?

Did you know that there are five species of Pacific salmon and one species of Atlantic salmon? Further, did you know that all 5 species of Pacific salmon run wild in Alaska?We're proud of our wild salmon here in Alaska, and rightly so. On the one hand the wild salmon are great sport fish and we Alaskans love to spend gorgeous summer weekends challenging them.

Marine News Fall 2004 - Endangered and Threatened in Florida

Our oceans are home to many marine mammals, fish, turtles, corals and others. The delicate balance between man and the ocean is constantly being challenged by the demands of our society.

Swordfishing in South Florida

Southeast Florida Swordfishing - "Purple Fever"Once you have your tackle ready to go, let us describe a typical drift out in South Florida's Gulf Stream. We are basing this drift using 4 lines.

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The story of the 6-year-old boy who made his dad take him fishing  St. Paul Pioneer Press

Fathers are supposed to take their kids fishing. The boy knew this, even though the father didn't. So when he was 6, the boy started begging his dad to take him ...

Father's Day memories: When I think of my dad, he's fishing  Star Tribune

Memories spring, especially from Grandma and Grandpa's place in Frazee.

Caught Ovgard | Father's Day is a great time to take Dad fishing  East Oregonian

According to the American Sportfishing Association, there are about 60 million anglers in the United States. Of those, about 75%, or 46 million, fish in a given ...

Decent ocean fishing before windy end to week  Curry Coastal Pilot

Early in the week anglers were having lots of luck on the ocean with pleantiful bottomfishing to go along with a few Pacific halibut and Chinook salmon hauled in ...

Build fishing memories on Father's Day | Free  Harrison Daily

LITTLE ROCK — With only a few days left to look, many people are scrambling to find that perfect gift for their father, but no trinket, tie or bottle of.

Friday Fishing Report: Get latest reports on what's biting

Guntersville hosts the Bassmaster Elites next weekend, June 21-23, with daily take-offs and weigh-ins open to the public at Goose Pond on the south side of ...

Buckeye Angler | The Portage Lakes, Akrons bass fishing gem  Record-Courier

Travel and fish around the state of Ohio as much as I've had the opportunity to do, and you eventually get a grasp on what fisheries throughout the state are ...

Colorado man catches record fish the size of a 7-year-old child  The Denver Post

A Colorado man caugh a fish the size of a 7-year-old boy, setting a Utah record. He caught the trout in the Flaming Gorge Reservoir.

Captains treat Fallen Outdoors to Alabama’s great inshore fishing  Yellowhammer News

After a ride through the significant chop caused an unusual June north wind, Capt. Bobby Abruscato pulled back on the throttle and idled to one of his favorite ...

Fishing report, June 14, 2019  Mail Tribune

OCEAN OUTLOOK. COASTWIDE: A hazardous seas warning and a small-craft advisory is in effect through Saturday afternoon from Cape Blanco south into ...

New use of existing technology aims to fight slave-caught seafood  National Geographic

By using existing technology—satellites and AI—to monitor suspicious behavior at sea, activists are shining a spotlight on an industry that's rife with abuses.

DNREC & DMV announce two new Delaware Sport Fishing license plates

DNREC's Division of Fish & Wildlife has announced two new specialty sport fishing motor vehicle license plates are available from the Division of Motor Vehicles ...

Bass fishing with a fly rod? Try it – they're not just for trout anymore  USA TODAY

Fly-rodding for bass is just another way of throwing a lure out there,” says Orvis' Tom Rosenbauer. "It's not some black art. It's another kind of fishing rod."

Two teens killed after being struck by lightning while fishing in PA  WJW FOX 8 News Cleveland

MOUNT PLEASANT, Pa. -- Two teens were killed after being struck by lightning during a thunderstorm on Thursday. According to WPXI, Brendan McGowan, 18, ...

Lakenenland hosts annual South Shore Fishing Event for Kids

MARQUETTE COUNTY, Mich. (WLUC) - The annual South Shore Fishing Event for Kids took place at Lakenenland Saturday. Around 250 kids were in ...

Fishing program started in Beaumont develops champs  WDAM

Bass Tactix Youth Fishing Champ headed to National World Championship in Alabama.

Walleye fishing has been a bonanza -- if you can get on the water  Toledo Blade

PORT CLINTON — The Lake Erie walleye fishermen have been singing a happy tune this year because they have been blown away by the numbers of fish, and ...

Attaching Lights To Fishing Nets Reduces Amount Of Turtles Accidentally Caught By Up To 80%, Research Shows  CBS Philly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Scientists are testing a new way to keep fishing nets from catching sea turtles. Some studies show that attaching simple LED lights to ...

Hannibal Elks Lodge to hold third Fishing Extravaganza

Free rain or shine event includes fishing, education and lunch at Lake Hannibal Estates.

Filipino fishing boat sunk by suspected Chinese vessel in the South China Sea  Fox News

A Filipino fishing boat carrying 22 fishermen sank after being hit by a suspected Chinese vessel in the South China Sea, ratcheting up tensions in the disputed ...

An outdoors lesson from Dad on how fishing applies to life

My father was passionate about fishing and he passed that passion on to me,

Fish and Game opens chinook fishing season on Clearwater River  Idaho Statesman

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission reopened spring chinook salmon fishing on a portion of the Middle Fork of the Clearwater River east of Kooskia on ...

Teach Your Kids to Fly-Fish  Outside

Take your children fishing. Then do that over and over again for the rest of your life.

Fishing is free this weekend in Illinois  KWQC-TV6

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (KWQC) – Anyone can fish without a license all weekend in Illinois. The 2019 Illinois Free Fishing Days celebration runs June 14 – 17 in ...

Lafayette County Enforcement Officers host Youth Fishing Rodeo  WTVA

In honor of Father's Day tomorrow, Kids ages 11-15 got to participate in a fishing rodeo in Lafayette County.

Adding LED Lights To Fishing Nets Could Keep Sea Turtles From Getting Tangled Up, Scientists Say  CBS Philly

Some studies show that attaching simple LED lights to nets reduces the amount of turtles accidentally caught by up to 80%. 15 hours ago ...

Latrobe woman launches ladies' fishing gear line  Tribune-Review Archive

Kim Ranalla is bringing a feminine piece to the fishing gear market — and is hopeful it will help women feel comfortable in their own bodies. Ranalla, 48, of ...

Cops and Bobbers connects kids with police officers through fishing - WISC-TV3

Children and police officers gathered Saturday to go fishing at Lakeview Park in Middleton.

A 2-Week Delay for Los Cochinos Fishing Tourney  WHTC News

Blame the wet weather for a two -week delay in the second-annual Los Cochinos fishing tournament, which had been set for Saturday, June 15, 2019. Friday ...

Utah fish are active, hungry in 'quality waters' during June  St George News

ST. GEORGE — Your fishing line suddenly gives a distinct tug. “Did I snag it on something while reeling it in?” you ask yourself. But the line jerks again, and that ...

A day on the Kankakee: big-river bass fishing in The Region's back yard

KANKAKEE COUNTY, Ill. — Ask a random American fly fisherman to envision the ideal angling experience, and he might describe something out of Norman ...

Philippines Accuses Chinese Vessel of Sinking Fishing Boat in Disputed Waters  The New York Times

MANILA — The Philippines on Wednesday accused a Chinese vessel of ramming a Philippine boat in the disputed South China Sea, causing it to sink and ...

Recreational salmon fishing begins June 22  KIRO Seattle

Recreational salmon fishing off Washington's coast begins June 22, according to the Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Free fishing in Montana for Father's Day weekend  KXLF Butte News

MISSOULA – Whether you're tying on a salmon fly or threading a nightcrawler onto a hook, during Father's Day weekend, everyone in Montana can fish for free.

Lafayette County Law Enforcement Association Holds Youth Fishing Rodeo  WTVA

Kids ages 11-15 were able to fish with their Father's for the 19th annual event.

Fishing for Tips | Grizzly Weekender  Big Bear Grizzly

Round-up and count 'em. If you can't beat them, round them up. Carp are one of the more favorite targets for those who fish with a bow. On Saturday and Sunday ...

Child-sized trout earns Colorado man fishing record  Colorado Springs Gazette

A Colorado man snagged a monster-sized fish in Utah, shattering the state record for largest lake trout to be caught.

Advanced pier fishing techniques for anglers  The Daily Advance

Saturday, June 15, 2019. When it comes to pier fishing there are some tips and tricks that make some people stand out from the rest of the anglers. I know you ...

Annual fishing derby will honor memory of father-son anglers  News-Press Now

The Wolf River Chapter of Quail Forever/Pheasants Forever will host its sixth annual Gene & Bruce Hollabaugh Memorial Fishing Derby at the Hiawatha City ...

Smith: Lake Michigan charter outing provides fresh fish and perspectives  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

A charter fishing outing on Lake Michigan provides a catch of trout and salmon.

Possible drowning in Seabrook is just the latest of many

SEABROOK, Texas — Police in Seabrook have recovered the body of a man who may have drowned overnight. They say he was crabbing with his son shortly ...

To Fight Illegal Fishing, Countries Need Effective Port Controls  The Pew Charitable Trusts

One of the biggest threats to ocean health is illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing, which accounts for up to 1 in 5 wild-caught fish. IUU fishing ...

Lions event keeps on bringing families together for fishing fun  Niagara Gazette

PENDLETON — Bringing families together is at least half of what the Pendleton Lions' annual fishing derby is all about.

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for June 13  The Spokesman-Review

The Clark Fork River has been dropping quickly and should be ready to fish by this weekend. Caddis are out in big numbers. The Spokane River is still high, but ...

The tug is the drug: Regular NY bass fishing season starts Saturday

Send your fish photos to outdoors writer David Figura at

Wilson Wins Big on Rayburn  Fishing League Worldwide (FLW, LLC)

Kris Wilson pounded out another big limit – 24 pounds, 1 ounce – to win the Costa FLW Series Southwestern Division event presented by Mercury at Sam ...

Fishing report: Lake of the Woods and Devils Lake continue to produce walleyes; Red River catfish will spawn soon  Grand Forks Herald

Limits of walleyes and saugers, with the occasional trophy fish in the mix, are coming from 24 feet to 32 feet of water, Lake of the Woods Tourism said in its ...

High Plains Outdoors: Shark Fishing With The Family  HPPR

A potential client once asked Capt. Mike Williams to describe hooking, and landing a big shark. Williams, who has spent a lifetime fishing and guiding.

Check out the Outdoors calendar for meetings and fishing tournaments  The Advocate

LAFAYETTE KAYAK FISHING CLUB MEETING: 6 p.m., Pack & Paddle, 601 E. Pinhook, Lafayette. Call (337) 232-5854. Website:

Sam Rayburn Midday Update – Day 2  Fishing League Worldwide (FLW, LLC)

In terms of fish caught, tournament leader Kris Wilson had a tougher morning today than on day one. But a behemoth bass that will probably push the 8-pound ...

Registration still open for DNREC's Indian River Marina 'Kids Catch-All' fishing tournament June 21-23

The Indian River Marina, owned and operated by DNREC's Division of Parks & Recreation, is still accepting registrations for the 5th annual “Kids Catch-All” ...

Now you can renew hunting, fishing, trapping permits online automatically

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (The Missouri Department of Conservation has rolled out a new way to automatically renew your Missouri hunting, fishing and trapping ...

Hunting/fishing: Be wary of dangerous water conditions caused by storms  Reading Eagle

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission reminds boaters and anglers to take precautions.

Wilson Still in Control at Rayburn  Fishing League Worldwide (FLW, LLC)

A 9-plus-pound bass anchored Kris Wilson's day-two limit to help him stay in the lead at the Costa FLW Series Southwestern Division event presented by ...

When you can fish in Illinois for free (with no license)  WQAD Moline

All over the State of Illinois, anglers of all skill levels can try their hand at fishing for free for one weekend in June.

Things To Do Five best places to fish this summer in northern Arizona Clayton Klapper 4  ABC15 Arizona

PHOENIX — A heavier than normal winter snowfall has led to what looks like a great summer for fishing across northern Arizona! Here are five of the best lakes ...

Inside the “Big Nasty,” Chicago's Baddest Carp-Fishing Tournament

Last Sunday, a group of anglers convened in Jackson Park for an annual carp-fishing competition. But the real joy is in the chase.

Rockall fishing row an SNP 'political stunt'  BBC News

The first Irish skipper to return from Rockall since a fishing dispute erupted has said it is a "political stunt" by the Scottish National Party (SNP).

Plan to open federal lands to more hunting, fishing not expected to have much impact here  Monroe Evening News

A proposal from the Trump Administration to open up more federally protected land for hunting and fishing probably will not affect the Detroit River International ...

Hundreds of Trout Delivered to Kid's Fishing Pond in Sault Ste. Marie  9&10 News

Hundreds of fish found a new home in Sault Ste. Marie Friday. 400 rainbow trout were delivered to the Kid's Fishing Pond at Rotary Park by Cedarbrook Trout ...

Imagine being 90 years old and fishing and hunting over 250 days a year  Hatch Magazine

Can you imagine fishing and hunting over 250 days per year? Having the drive (or the time) to be on the water and in the woods that often, year after year, ...

Sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report on Chicago fishing includes perch reopening on Lake Michigan, Illin…  Chicago Sun-Times

The perch opener in Illinois, Illinois' frog opener, good flatheads and bluegill are in this sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report on Chicago fishing.

Fishing can be anything — a solo escape, date night, fun with friends or an adventure  Idaho Statesman

Here are a few examples of ways to enjoy fishing. Many of them are probably familiar, but if you see something you haven't tried before, give it a shot — like a ...

'Intensified talks' in Rockall fishing row  BBC News

Scottish and Irish governments have agreed to "intensify" discussions to resolve a row over fishing off Rockall. Irish fishing boat crews have been accused of ...

Marlin nearly strikes South Florida fishing competitor during Mexico tournament  WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports | Fort Lauderdale

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - Cellphone video from a fishing tournament in Mexico showed a striped marlin nearly slamming into a competitor based in ...

Palestine Plenty of fish in Gaza sea, but not for Palestinians  Al-Monitor

Israel has imposed a full naval closure on the Gaza Strip after repeatedly expanding and reducing the fishing zone for the past two months, claiming the ...

Fishing Buddies Turn Eco-Friendly Idea Into Booming Business  CBS Denver

LITTLETON, Colo. (CBS4) – Three friends from Littleton are finding success in the sportsman's world with a sustainable fishing business model. Erik Peiker ...

Montana fishing report: No license required to fish this weekend  Billings Gazette

Sunday is Father's Day and would be a good time to spend out on the water fishing.

Fishing day brings out a cast of kids to Cave Spring  Rome News-Tribune

Fishing children and adults line the bank around the pond in Rolater Park at the 2019 Trout Unlimited Kids Fishing Day in Cave Spring. R Steven Eckhoff.

Dragon boat race held in China's Fujian during summer fishing moratorium - Xinhua |  Xinhua

Photo taken on June 15, 2019 shows a dragon boat race kicking off in Shishi City, southeast China's Fujian Province during the summer fishing moratorium ...

Adventures Afield: Scour NH lakes for those monster fish  The Union Leader

I'VE OFTEN been asked: “What's the biggest fish you've ever caught?” I've also been asked less subtle questions like; “Why do you fish so much? … Don't you ...

Fishing report for week of June 12-18: Many successful ways to lure a bass at Valley reservoirs  Modesto Bee

Fishing report for week of June 12-18, 2019 for the central San Joaquin Valley, ocean and Delta compiled by Dave Hurley and edited by Roger George.

Fishing report: Local paddlers looking forward to first kayak tourney on Lake Jacomo  Kansas City Star

Here is the fishing report for lakes and reservoirs in the Kansas City area and in Kansas and Missouri for June 12, 2019.

Fed proposal would expand hunting, fishing at national wildlife refuges  CNN

Washington (CNN) Hunting and fishing would expand in the upcoming season on federally-owned land in 37 states under a new Interior Department proposal ...

Body of police chief found after falling off fishing boat  ABC News

Search and rescue crews have recovered the body of a Texas police chief and former Army paratrooper who went missing after he fell off a fishing boat in ...

Lawyers fear prosecutors are fishing for info as they house Death Row inmate with their client

The attorneys for a Dothan man charged in the brutal 1999 murder of two high school senior girls says investigators tried to use a Death Row inmate to ...

A new strategy is saving endangered California sea turtles from deadly fishing nets  Los Angeles Times

An innovative approach protects sea turtles from being caught in commercial fishing nets. The strategy may become more widely used in an era of climate ...

Laytonville man dies on fishing trip in Lake Mendocino, son missing  Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Authorities called off a search Wednesday evening for a missing Laytonville man a day after the body of his father was discovered floating in Lake Mendocino.

Fishing fleets have doubled since 1950—but they're having a harder time catching fish  Science Magazine

The number of boats harvesting seafood has increased significantly since the middle of the previous century, a new global analysis finds, and is much higher ...

Mark your calendar: 4 'free fishing days' remain this year in NY

Anglers can fish the *fresh* waters of New York on these days without a license.

Families Turn Out for Scanewa Fishing Derby  Centralia Chronicle

Gray skies didn't deter dozens of eager kids who turned out Saturday for the Lewis County Public Utility District's 26th annual fishing derby on Lake Scanewa.

Meet the Dangerously Beautiful Fish That Some Say Is Better Off Dead  The Daily Beast

It's not very often that your supper is just too pretty to eat but when it comes to dining on lionfish, it's almost a shame to kill it. The zebra-hued, monotone and ...

Tribal sustenance fishing bill headed to Gov. Mills' desk  Press Herald

AUGUSTA — Lawmakers gave final approval Monday to a bill regarded as a key step in resolving long-standing disputes between the state and tribal ...

He Claimed He Caught a Record-Breaking Fish. Now He’s Being Called a Liar.  The New York Times

Anglers are fiercely protective of fishing records. When Tom Volk caught a huge walleye in North Dakota, it led to social media outcry and a criminal ...

Snowy photo of fishing village in Greenland wins National Geographic travel photo contest  Yahoo News

A photo capturing a snow-covered, fishing village in Greenland at dusk and a small family spotlighted by overhead streetlights has been named the grand prize ...

In Detroit, 'trash fishing' is a thing and it's reeling in big catches  Detroit Free Press

The Trash Fisher group holds informal tournaments to see who can pluck the most garbage from the Detroit River.

VIDEO: Man and woman killed by lightning while fishing

Two 18-year-olds were killed Thursday afternoon when they were struck by lightning while fishing at a lake in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania.

Fishing for answers with new seafood marketing director  Juneau Empire

Jeremy Woodrow calls his new position at the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute a “lifelong dream.” It's not hard to see why, either. Woodrow, who on Monday ...

DEC seeking photos of women fishing in New York

It's the second phase of the DEC's Women HuntFishNY" photo contest.

Local man reels in state-record-breaking fish at Cheney Reservoir  Wichita Eagle

Trey Patterson was fishing for wiper fish when he caught what turned out to be a record-breaking bigmouth buffalo fish at the Cheney Reservoir in south-central ...

Veterans' group, coastal guides team on fishing trip

A group of Alabama guides donated their time for an inshore fishing trip from Dauphin Island on Monday.

Emerging Gear: Yakima Fishing, 600mm Lens, New Garmin GPS  GearJunkie

A peek at emerging products from the sometimes cutting-edge, sometimes quirky world of gear design. | 2019-06-13.

The Fishing Report: June 6, 2019

King fishing is starting to heat up around Southcentral Alaska.

Boat captain arrested for allegedly threatening, holding passengers hostage during fishing trip  Fox News

A Florida charter captain was arrested for boating under the influence of alcohol after reportedly threatening and holding his passengers hostage while on a ...

Texas teen reels in first tagged fish of 2019 STAR Tournament, netting new boat, truck

A 19-year-old man from Corpus Christi on Friday reeled in the first tagged redfish in the 2019 STAR Tournament, an annual fishing contest hosted by the Coastal ...

Trump administration plans major expansion of hunting, fishing in wildlife refuges  PBS NewsHour

OAK HARBOR, Ohio (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday announced what it called a major expansion of hunting and fishing in the nation's wildlife ...

The Golden Fish: Ailing Baxter man pulls living symbol of hope...  Brainerd Dispatch

BAXTER—It's something like an old Norse fairy tale—a man, stricken and down on his luck, sets out in his boat and comes upon a giant golden fish, mysterious ...

Officials close off fishing in section of Utah Lake State Park due to concerns over hooks

A rather popular fishing spot at Utah Lake State Park was closed off for good this week due to safety concerns caused by hooks left on law enforcement mooring ...

Cox and Dudley on their AOY Chances  Fishing League Worldwide (FLW, LLC)

June 12, 2019 by Sean Ostruszka. One tournament left. One title on the line. One point separating two anglers. One is a legend, and the other is on the verge of ...

Free Fishing Day in Vermont this weekend — but make sure you don't eat too many of these

Vermont is holding its Free Fishing Day June 8, which allows people to fish without a license. But you might want to be careful around these species.

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