Conventional Vs Spinning Reels For Saltwater Fishing 6 Factors To Consider

conventional vs spinning reels for saltwater fishing - One lady angler fighting a fish using a conventional reel and another sitting on the boat waiting for a bite using a spinning reel

As someone who has been fishing saltwater for over half a century, I understand that to have a good day on the water you need quality reliable gear. When it comes to saltwater fishing, your reel is one of the most important tools in your arsenal and can be the key to a successful fishing … Read more

Surviving The Sun – 5 Essential Sun Protection Tips For Saltwater Anglers

Sun protection for anglers - Ken Kuhn wearing his long-sleeved fishing shirt, long pants, wide-brimmed fishing hat, polarized sunglasses, and sunscreen.

As an angler myself, I know that spending the day out on the open water is one of the purest pleasures in life. However, the sun that sparkles on the waves is more than warmth and beautiful scenery; it’s a source of ultraviolet (UV) radiation that poses a real threat to our health. QUICK LOOK: … Read more

5 Proven Strategies For Land-Based Shark Fishing

Land-based shark fishing with angler standing on an elevated fishing platform fighting a shark

You’re probably here because you’ve heard about the thrill of land-based shark fishing. It’s a sport that’s gaining quite a following among anglers for the adrenaline rush and thrill of tackling these awesome ocean predators. But it’s much more than just about tossing a line into the surf and hoping for the best; it takes … Read more

Life Death and The Importance Of Personal Flotation Devices For Surf Fishing

The importance of personal flotation devices for surf fishing

Surf fishing is my favorite type of fishing. Catching fish while standing on the beach or wading in the surf is both thrilling and therapeutic. But if you are going to be wading in the surf, you should wear a personal floatation device (life jacket). You will encounter waves, currents, and sometimes unpredictable weather. Because … Read more

The Good The Bad And The Ugly Of Rip Currents 8 Tips for Beach Fishing Safety

Rip currents and beach fishing - aerial view of rip currents forming along the beach

Rip currents along the beachfront can be your best friend or your worst nightmare. They are great places to look for feeding fish in the surf, but if you get swept off your feet by one, they can be deadly. So, what exactly are Rip Currents? Rip currents are powerful, narrow channels of fast-moving water … Read more

Surf Fishing Maine 4 Top Spots For Fishing The Beaches Of The Pine Tree State

Surf Fishing Maine - Fisherman standing on a rocky shore and casting into the Maine surf

I’m always captivated by the rugged charm of the Maine coast, where the Atlantic Ocean kisses miles of varied shoreline. And anywhere the ocean meets shore there’s an opportunity for surf fishing. But Surf Fishing Maine? Yes, it is a thing and Maine has some great surf fishing for those willing to make a trip … Read more

The 4 Primary Factors In Solving The Challenge Of How To Find Fish In Unfamiliar Waters

How to find fish in unfamiliar waters - fisherman in the bow of his boat pointing to a likely fishing spot

I like to try new fishing destinations, but like most of us when faced with unfamiliar waters, the first question that comes up is how to find fish in these new waters. There is a certain excitement and anticipation when fishing an unfamiliar body of water for the first time. That excitement combined with the … Read more

7 Tips For Dealing With Seaweed And Vegetation While Surf Fishing

Dealing with Seaweed while surf fishing - Nice red drum on the beach with a line full of seaweed.

If you’ve ever spent any time surf fishing, you know that seaweed is just sometimes par for the course. It’s a natural part of coastal ecosystems, but as a fisherman, seaweed can make your outing challenging, to say the least. Surf fishing in these conditions requires a certain finesse and an understanding of how aquatic … Read more

Cast Away In Paradise The Ultimate Guide To Fishing Puerto Rico In 2024 And Beyond

Aerial view of just one of the many great beaches in Puerto Rico

Imagine casting your line into the shimmering blue waters of the Caribbean, surrounded by lush greenery and the gentle hum of island life. That’s exactly what awaits you when fishing Puerto Rico, an angler’s haven that’s fast becoming a bucket-list destination for fishing enthusiasts worldwide. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just hoping to experience … Read more

The 7 Top Beaches For Surf Fishing In Texas Your Guide To Exciting Angling Adventures

Portuguese Man of War jelly fish on the beach with the surf and sunrise in the background

Surf fishing in Texas offers some of the most inviting beach destinations around with 367 miles of open Gulf shoreline, most of it typified by rather broad, sandy beaches. Combined with a comparatively mild climate that permits almost year-round use of this recreational resource, Texas is a surf anglers’ paradise. Follow along as we take … Read more