Why does anyone need a good fishing alarm? This was a question I once wondered about myself, but some time and experience on and around many different waters taught me that sometimes this was a really great piece of fishing gear to have. One of the really cool things about fishing is just how many different styles are out there. Growing up in Iowa, Dad often took us to … [Read more...] about Best Fishing Bite Alarms Reviewed
If you're new to ice fishing, it's understandable if you forget some basic pieces of small but useful (and important) pieces of equipment. While certain things like top notch ice fishing rods or gas powered ice augers make sense and are hard to forget, then you have things like polar gaffs, fishing bite alarms, or yes even ice skimmers. While they might be little in comparison … [Read more...] about Best Ice Skimmers Reviewed for Winter Anglers
Some people are perfectly fine with three seasons for fishing. Then there's the group that stares death daggers at you at the mere idea that there's a season where no fishing takes place. This dedicated group of four season anglers might have it easy in a state like Florida, but what about those of us used to terms like "Severe wind chill, frozen over lakes, and double … [Read more...] about Best Ice Augers for Ice Fishing Season
While I tend to prefer small ultralight rods for ice fishing, there are many people I know who are firmly in the corner of using telescopic fishing rods as their equipment of choice for when the lakes freeze over thick and the ice fishing season hits full swing. And hey, when it's time to go fishing, you want to know what your best options are no matter what the … [Read more...] about Best Telescopic Ice Fishing Rods for Winter Fishing Success!
Whether you're dealing with a tricky Y-bone while carving up a northern pike or creating large fillets from your latest catch of bass, walleye, or salmon, you'll find your entire fishing trip experience becomes much more enjoyable when you have a truly quality knife that will help you cut up the fish and de-bone those fillets quickly, easily, and accurately. There is a huge … [Read more...] about Best Fillet Knives Reviewed
While I was thinking a little bit more on tips, tactics, and pictures where I show off my history of catching impressive hauls of northern pike and/or walleye (and those posts will still yet come at some point), in my 100 posts reflection I said I wanted a lot more posts on fishing and well, this certainly counts! The hardest part for me will be not overusing the term "fish … [Read more...] about Best Portable Fish Lip Scales
Remember the last time you excitedly showed off your new pair of fishing pliers to your fellow anglers? Of course not. Because as useful and important they are as a tool, pliers don't have anywhere near the sexiness of that brand new bass rod, high action open-faced reel, or that brand new fishing boat conveniently left on the trailer in the driveway to show off to any fellow … [Read more...] about The Best Fishing Pliers Available for Anglers
There's something special about spring time for those of us who enjoy fishing (especially if, unlike Dad, you don't live in Florida and can't fish 24/7 365 days a year). The ice breaks, the temperature starts warming up, and it is time to clean out whatever part of the garage the old fishing gear is being stored in. First find your protective fishing rod tubes. You know, the … [Read more...] about Best Fishing Rod Tubes: Protect Your Best Fishing Rod