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Choosing The Right Fishing Rod

Choosing The Right Fishing Rod

A good rod may not instantly make you a better angler but a poor rod will be a limiting factor for any angler. Generally, a good rod will help and...


Types of Reels: The advantages & drawbacks

Types of Reels: The advantages & drawbacks

With so many reel options available, how can you possibly make an informed decision? The first step is knowing the types of reels that are available.


Learn About Cast Nets

How to Throw a Cast Net

Whether for live bait or for live bait chumming, learning how to throw a cast net is one of the best means to fill the bait well before going fishing. Jose Wejebe demonstrates the best way to throw a cast net for distance and spread.

Cast Net Structure and How it Works

This is an underwater view of what the net looks like in action. This is a 5ft net.


USA Fisheries

U.S. fisheries are among the world’s largest and most sustainable. Seafood harvested from U.S. federally managed fisheries is inherently sustainable as a result of the U.S. fishery management process.

NOAA Fisheries, also known as the National Marine Fisheries Service, is an office of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration within the Department of Commerce. They manage five regional offices and work in partnership with Regional Fishery Management Councils to assess and predict the status of fish stocks, set catch limits, ensure compliance with fisheries regulations, and reduce by catch.

Click on this map to view an interactive map depicting the different fishing regions and the fish species most common to these areas. Click on a State to find the most common fish species.

USA Fisheries Map

 


Fishing Knots – Know Before Hitting The Water

Snell Knot

No need to spend all Summer learning to tie knots, these five types will quickly prepare you before you hit the water.

Different situations call for different knots. The knots needed for tying fishing line to a hook are different from the knots needed to join two sections of line together.