One of the big reasons I like KastKing as a company is there Company Vision and Company Mission Statement. If you ever checkout their website, they talk about "Affordable Innovation" and "Keeping Fishing Fun." How could anyone be opposed to these things? To help meet that Mission Statement and Company Vision, KastKing is always producing high-quality products that are very … [Read more...] about KastKing Crixus Fishing Rod Review
In case you missed it, some exciting fishing news came out from KastKing before the annual ICAST convention in Orlando, Florida that took place on July 10 - 12, 2019 (in case you were wondering, ICAST stands for International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades and is where all the new exciting fishing news tends to come from). Part of that exciting news was the release … [Read more...] about KastKing Resolute Fishing Rod Review
Kayaks are not especially lightweight, nor should they be. If you're going to enjoy the water you need to make sure that the boat you use can hold your weight and handle any challenges that the outdoors bring your way. Portable kayaks often come in two forms: inflatable models and folding models. So how much does a portable kayak actually weigh and how much of a difference … [Read more...] about How Much Does a Portable Kayak Weigh?
If you have been following our website recently, you have probably noticed I have been using a lot more spincast reels here recently since I've been teaching my youngsters how to fish. You also probably noticed I'm also a big fan of KastKing and their fishing gear. So, I was very excited to see KastKing starting to produce spincast reels! What are the best KastKing spincast … [Read more...] about The Best KastKing Spincast Reels
Admittedly, I've always been more of a spinning rod and spinning reel angler. That is why you have seen so much of our site dedicated to fishing stories and spinning rod and reel reviews. However, now that I'm teaching my young children how to fish, I've taken a dive right into the world of spincast reels. This means that it is easier for me to pick up an already paired … [Read more...] about The Best Abu Garcia Spincast Rod and Reel Combos
When I first heard this "rumor" about walleye actually being perch, I didn't believe it, either. How could two fish that looked different and grew to such vastly different sizes be in the same family? However, far from being a rumor, that idea turned out to be fact. The walleye does belong to the perch family and thus would be considered a perch. Walleye belong to the fish … [Read more...] about Are Walleye Really a Perch?
One of things I remember about fishing with my Grandpa was that he always had spincast reels on his fishing rods. My dad however, never owned a single spincast reel and made me learn how to cast with a spinning reel by sending me into a field with a heavy sinker tied to my line and having me cast away. Teaching my younger children (ages 5 & 3) how to fish has led me back … [Read more...] about The Best Abu Garcia Spincast Reels
The first time I heard that people used other lures other than crankbaits when fishing for northern pike, I was actually confused. Why would anyone use anything other than crankbaits when they caught so many dang pike? There's no question that crankbaits are consistently some of the best lures around for pike fishing. Veteran anglers, guides, and professionals all have … [Read more...] about Are Crankbaits Good for Pike Fishing?
The term panfish is one you're going to hear a lot if you spend time fishing or any amount of time around anglers. While this is a very commonly used term that can be heard in many parts of the country, or even across the world, it doesn't refer to one species of fish. There is no "panfish" species. Even as a kid this made me wonder, just what is a panfish? What makes … [Read more...] about Complete Panfish Guide: What Is a Panfish?
At first I thought this was an odd question for so many anglers to be asking, but the more I thought about it the more I realized just how many memories I had directly tired to the clarity or muddiness of water. Sometimes the water was so clear you could see exactly where the large fish were hovering whether in the trout stream or bass sunning themselves in the shallows of the … [Read more...] about How Does Water Clarity Affect Fish?
When you are newer to fishing, or if you are just looking for a nice new rod and reel combination - sometimes it is nice to grab a prepared combination from a manufacturer. After all, they are the ones creating this equipment and should know what reel and rod combinations will work the best together! And when it comes to finding a great prepared combination spinning rod and … [Read more...] about The Best Abu Garcia Spinning Rod and Reel Combos
Fishing has been a passion of mine since I was a young child. The first rod and reel that I can remember saving all my money for so I could purchase on my own was a Quantum rod that I paired with an Abu Garcia reel. That reel was my favorite spinning reel of all-time, and ever since that moment I've almost always paired my fishing rods with an Abu Garcia Spinning Reel. So, … [Read more...] about The Best Abu Garcia Spinning Reels