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.
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.
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.
Every hunter and fisherman should head out to an expo to meet like-minded individuals and stay up to date on all the latest gear releases. They are a wonderful experience to have in an increasingly digital world—it’s nice to meet other enthusiasts in person. Fortunately, the team here at iSportsman has rounded up some of the best hunting and fishing expos happening throughout the rest of June. Give expos a chance and see if you can make it to one of these many locations—you won’t regret it.
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.
Although there are no short-cuts to catching bass, some spots are so sure to harbor fish that anglers should go out of their way looking for them on waters they work. Such bass hangouts are called “structure,” and the following five are among the most dependable places to yield bass to anglers.
Did I really just suggest fish on grilled cheese? Yes I did! Now wait a moment before you leave this recipe and just hear me out. I too was hesitant and distrusting of this notion of fish on a grilled cheese sandwich. Fish and cheese has never been a pairing that comes to my mind, but this Smoked Trout and Pear Grilled Cheese Sandwich is amazing!