Whole lotta fishing still going on

August has started and many people begin to bemoan the thought that summer is coming to an end.  With many school years beginning and many vacation days used up, it’s no wonder that people start to feel that something they enjoy is coming to an end.  A bright spot that can bring happy thoughts into…

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July Big-game fishing

The 4th of July in the United States of America commemorates the Declaration of Independence, which was ratified by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776.  Today the USA has become what is considered the most powerful country in world.  The 4th of the July is also the date on which perhaps the world’s…

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Fishing in America

Americans fishing in the United States.  National Fishing and Boating Week, National Hunting and Fishing Day, National Fishing Month and Free Fishing Days have all been created and are held to promote fishing in America.  Well, this Saturday, June 18th is National Go Fishing Day.  Collectively all of these reflect the popularity of fishing in…

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Fishing Season Begins

Hey, hey the first of May . . . outdoor fishing starts today. Well not really. People can fish outdoors every day of the year if they like. However, beginning in May the number of fishing contests that are held in America explodes. Historically in America May has more fishing contest opportunities than any other…

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High School Fishing

High school bass fishing has become more and more popular with each passing year.  The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) conducts annual surveys of high school sports participation.  The last published survey for 2019 showed 192 schools held bass fishing events engaging over 2,000 students.  Today the number of schools in just…

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Carp in America

The Carp Anglers Group (CAG) is North America’s longest running carp fishing organization. Established in 1993 it is dedicated to its mission to Support, Protect & Encourage Catch & Release Carp Angling. The CAG Spring Big 4 is one of their two annual events.  The Spring Big 4 begins March 15 and runs through June…

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A Lakeside Companion

When you look at your favorite lake, what do you see? Beautiful blue water? A place for a refreshing dip in summer’s heat? A surface on which to paddle a canoe or kayak, float on an air mattress, or cruise in a boat? Favorite spots to catch fish for sport or the dinner table? Your…

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Prescription: Ice Fishing

We’ve all been dealing with COVID now for over 2 years.  It’s made us pause to think about what is the safe thing to do to prevent getting it.  We may not be doing things we typically do or, we do them less frequently.  Wearing masks and avoiding indoor gatherings with people outside of your…

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