Kayaking is one of my greatest summertime joys. There’s nothing quite like cruising down a river with a group of friends while enjoying the beautiful scenery passing me by. One great way to add to the kayaking experience is by fishing, and there’s no better tool to help know where the fish are going to be than a kayak fish finder. Having one can be a game-changer, providing valuable insight into underwater structures and fish locations. It’s important to know what’s good and what’s not though, so I’ve compiled a sampler of some great fish finders for your angling adventures—from advanced sonar technologies to user-friendly interfaces, these will help you succeed while on the water.
Exploring our country’s beautiful rivers and lakes is a great way to experience the natural wonder of our world. There’s something pristine about being on the water and going with the flow of a river that you just can’t replicate anywhere else, and one of the best ways to get on the water is by kayaking. It’s one of my favorite ways to recreate in the outdoors; in fact, I just did a trip down the James River here in Virginia a little while ago, and it’s the highlight of my year so far. I try to help as many people get out on kayaks as I can and everyone I’ve taken tells me they love it!
Now, you might think kayaking is too difficult or expensive to try out if you’ve never done it before, but I’m here to tell you that it’s actually easy and affordable — you just need to make sure you have the right gear to get started. So, if you want to experience the joy of kayaking, check out the kayaks below to get started.
Though the best time of year to fish for trout is springtime, summer bites are still possible. All you need is to gain an advantage over all the other anglers casting for the same big catch. iSportsman is here to help, with these four trout baits sure to give you the upper hand this summer.
Prime time for bass fishing is spring and summer, and with the weather remaining hot it’s the perfect time to get out on the water. Cool off by catching some bass this summer with these three bass lures perfect for reeling in huge fish.
If you're an avid fisherman, you know that a good fillet knife is essential for preparing your catch, but with so many options on the market, it can be overwhelming to choose the right one. That's why we've put together the ultimate guide to top fillet knives, so you can make an informed decision and ensure that your best fishing buddy is always by your side — or your tackle box. Read on to discover the best fillet knives on the market and take your fishing game to the next level.
Though most seasoned anglers favor walleye fishing in spring right before and after spawning, the summer nights and fall months ahead are just as good for fishing for walleye. We reached out to industry experts for the best recommendations for walleye lures and baits to ensure bites all year long.
Anglers are always looking for the one gadget or gizmo that will give them an edge over their quarry. Some of us literally have storage units full of rods, reels, baits and accessories that were bought with the idea “this is the ONE thing I need to catch more fish!”
We all know how that goes. It’s also a big reason anglers in Indiana spend almost $800 million dollars every year. Unfortunately for my bank account, it appears that Your Faithful Correspondent accounts for a significant portion of that yearly total.
The funny thing is that one of the all-time best angling tools was developed in the mid-1600’s; about the same time that angling actually became “a thing.” Today, your iPhone 6 or Android device even includes one of these valuable instruments: a barometer.
“Fishing the fronts” is an old axiom of veteran fishermen across America. The theory is that if anglers can be on the water just before foul weather strikes, the fishing bonanza can be better than striking a gusher oil well in Texas.
Predicting when a front will hit isn’t easy, just ask any weatherman. And no angler should plan all his fishing around fronts. But since all serious anglers are weather watchers anyway, it makes sense to try and time trips just before a warm or cold front is expected.
Summer fishing season is in full swing, and that means it's time to break some records! Before you go out trying for the catch of your dreams, take a moment to admire some amazing fish that you have to see to believe. Hopefully, this roundup will inspire you on your next angling adventure.
Summer fishing season is right around the corner, and there’s no better time to get a fishing license or renew an old one. It’s important to find the best deals when it comes to fishing licenses, and many active-duty servicemen and veterans don’t make use of all the benefits available to them. Did you know that nearly every state offers some form of discount or exemption for fishing licenses? We’ve gathered some of the best deals accessible to those who served in our distinguished military.