Home > Tips

How to Get Ready for Fishing Season

NEWSLETTER SIGNUP Sign-up to receive our monthly newsletter with interesting blogs about fishing and boating. Get fishing tips and tricks and read personal stories from anglers who live and breathe fishing and boating. Learn new fishing skills, boating resources, fishing etiquette, conservation and more. Please complete the following fields to subscribe to

Read More

How to Submit a Fishing License Name Change

While individual states may have different guidelines for submitting a fishing license name change, they all require the name on your driver's license or state issued identification card to match your fishing license. For example, if you get married, you should contact your state agency directly to make sure you are

Read More

Minnesota’s lake maps help you catch fish

Have you ever seen fishing boats clustered in one area yet few anywhere else? There’s a reason for this, and the reason relates to what’s invisible to the naked eye: underwater points, ledges, saddles, humps and holes. Yet you too can find these prized fishing destinations by simply downloading a topographic lake

Read More

Dacron Fishing Line Knots You Need to Know

Dacron is a type of braided line that is composed of polyester fibers weaved together. It’s most often used for offshore fishing styles such as trolling, bottom fishing, or targeting large fish like sharks and tuna. Dacron fishing line knots can be used to secure braided line to reels and to

Read More

Cursos de Navegación en Español

Content and images provided by U.S. Power Squadrons.Ya sea un crucero al atardecer o un viaje de pesca con tu familia, ¡un día en el agua es realmente divertido! Al igual que cuando te subes a un automóvil, la seguridad no es algo en que piensas necesariamente, pero aún asi,

Read More

The Fishery Conservation and Management Act

While individual states are responsible for freshwater fisheries management within their borders, saltwater fisheries are overseen by the federal government. Until recently, the chief federal law defining this oversight has been the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. Originally signed into law in 1976, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act

Read More

Do You Brake for Splake?

If someone asks to take you fishing for splake in the spring, your first response might be, “fishing for what?!”  A “splake” is a trout hybrid between the cross of a brook trout and a lake trout. The “-lake” second part of the name makes sense, but while researching spring

Read More