Fishing For Fun

Traditional fish traps, Hà Tây, Vietnam.
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Fishing came about due to the need for food, survival of the fittest. The cave men needed to feed their families. Fish are swimming around aimlessly. Sharpen a stick, have a quick hand, and the family has a meal. The meal is good. The family wants more. The cave man sharpens more sticks. The rest is history.

Jump to today and fishing is still a way to catch food. It is also a competitive sport. There are record books recording the biggest trout fish, the heaviest bass. There are entire lines of fishing equipment for any type of fishing you might be interested in. There are fishing expeditions. Hence, you can plan your own trip with the guys, the kids or the whole family if they are interested, or you can have one planned for you. People have made a living out of fishing. Restaurants are serving all kinds of fish, and obviously they need to have an ongoing supply.

What is the best time of year for fishing? What is the best place for fishing? The answers to these questions lie in the type of fishing you are planning to do. Tuna fishing is a night sport, the boats leave at night and the best tuna are caught off the shore. Crabbing is done close to the shore, and may or may not be considered fishing. Crabs are not caught with a fishing pole.

There are seasons for fishing, times of the year when you have the best chance to catch the particular type of fish you are seeking. The research is endless. Fishing for a living can be grueling, exhausting work, fishing for sport just as grueling, mastering techniques and making sure to have just the right bait, tackle and line for the type of fish desired. Whether they fish for a living, for leisure, or for sport, fisherman love their fish, and everything that comes with them.

Types of Fish in Canada

A fisherman’s paradise, Canada is home to some of the best fishing spots in the world, with thousands of lakes, streams and rivers. Beneath these crystal clear waters reside dozens and dozens of fish species both native and introductory. If you’re planning a fishing trip to Canada (and you should) here’s what you can expect to catch.

Rainbow Trout: Practically the national fish of Canada, this specie is found in almost every fishing destination in the country, as well as 44 other countries, and all over the world, with the exception of Antarctica. Good spots to find it include Alice Lake or Lac le Juene in British Columbia, or in north central Ontario. Rainbow trout will eat pretty much anything, so you don’t have to be picky with your bait. They can live up to 11 years.

Coho: While popular outside of Canada (It’s the backbone of some fishing industries in Alaska and the state fish in part of Japan) coho is a fish specie that can be found in British Columbia as well, in the Stikine River (alongside the rainbow trout) or in the irreverently difficult to pronounce Anhluut’ukwsim Laxmihl Angwinga’asanskwhl Nisga’a. (just look for it under Nisga’a Park). Coho, especially in their ocean phase, are extremely tasty, and will pursue bait to the ends of the earth. Sometimes it’s hard to tell who’s chasing who.

Burbot: The only cod-like fish to live in fresh water. Burbot share Babine Lake with rainbow trout (they’re everywhere!!) cutthroat and char, and is sometimes called “poor man’s lobster” due to the similar taste. Burbot caviar is popular in parts of Scandinavia. Burbot are extremely aggressive, and the biggest one ever caught was 22 lbs. Lake Erie is home to large numbers of burbot as well.

These are just a few of the many excellent species of fish to be found in Canada, and there’s plenty more where these came from.

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Preparing for Your Fishing Trip: From Licenses to True Religion Jeans

True Religion jeans, grab your gear, and hit your favorite fishing hole. The most important decision of your day should be which fishing hole to go to. Then, decide whether you’re going fishing for the day or making a weekend trip out of it.

Depending on what area you live in, the best fishing holes may vary. Lake Greenwood in South Carolina allows you to park your car right at your fishing spot. Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan have access to Lake Erie, which provides plenty of lake trout, bass, stripper, walleye, salmon, crappie, catfish, and panfish. Seattle offers about five different types Pacific Northwest fish, including salmon, tuna, trout, halibut, and steelhead. And, of course, Canada has a huge number of its own fishing hot spots. Before fishing any of these places, you’ll want to make sure you know what the fishing license rules are. If you’re required to have one by state law, you’ll want to get one before planning your trip.

If you’re planning a weekend fishing trip, you’ll also want to take into consideration where you’ll stay. Many fishing holes offer camp sites. If you prefer to stay at a hotel, you’ll want to book one within walking or a short driving distance from the fishing hole you plan to fish in. Keep in mind, camping out makes your fishing trip much more fun. You can fish late at night, cook your dinner, and sleep under the stars. Then, wake up early to get a head start on your day’s fishing. Since most fish come out when it’s darker and quiet, late at night or very early morning are your best bets for catching a lot of fish.

So pack your bags, grab your gear, pull on your True Religion jeans, and enjoy your trip.

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Best Lakes for Fishing

Lake Wallenpaupack
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Fishing is a popular sport along with football, basketball and baseball. It is popular because it is fun for everyone despite that it can be somewhat stressful to catch some fishes. And since it is fun for the whole family, going to a lake to fish can be a way to spend more time with the people you love. If you are traveling to different places, why not stop and fish while on a vacation?

Stop on by to South Carolina for some fishing to do. Lake Greenwood is a well known lake that many people like to fish at since you can park your recreational vehicle at the spot. The lake is shaped as a long salamander and it goes up to 68 feet as being how shallow the lake is. The website list some interesting articles and tips. The website is located at http://campinggreenwoodsc.com/fishing.aspx. If you wanted to learn what other activities are at the base or some ideas, this site is neat.

Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan are taking away the spotlight from Pennsylvania. They have the Lake Erie, which offers fishes such as lake trout, bass, stripper, walleye, salmon, crappie, catfish and panfish. Lake Wallenpaupack has the crappies and strippers while Allegheny Reservoir offers 12,000 acres of bass, walleye and panfish which the three of them are located in the northern side of Pennsylvania. They have other lakes for some more fishing spots.

Seattle offers at least five different types of fishes which the Pacific Northwest is famous for: salmon, tuna, trout, halibut, and steelhead. If you do plan to come to Seattle, make sure to purchase a fishing license and have some fun along with checking out different places while you are here. The Pike Place Market has many fishes to sell which is how they have so many on a daily basis. Lake Washington and Lake Union are some popular destinations to do some fishing, boating, and sailing.

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