Fishing websites that’ll lure you in.

June 2019

There’s something about fishing that brings people back, again and again, in pursuit of those mysterious creatures beneath the water.

The feel of rod in hand, anticipation and excitement about what might take the bait at the end of the line define the thrill of the sport.

In a time when life is more hurried and complicated than ever, it’s no wonder so many people enjoy the simple sport of fishing. For many, it’s a way to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and connect with nature.

Though the implements and methods used have evolved throughout centuries, the basic sport of fishing transcends time. In ancient times, humans fished with pieces of bone fashioned into hooks and lengths of vine used as line. The oldest-known painting of an angler using a rod or staff comes from Egypt and dates to about 2000 B.C. Greek philosophers Plato and Aristotle repeatedly mention angling in their writings, and Greek writer Plutarch wrote of a fishing match between Antony and Cleopatra. In the second and third centuries A.D., Roman rhetorician Claudius Aelian wrote about Macedonian trout anglers using artificial flies as lures.

Here are some “reely” good fishing-related websites and blogs worth a cast!

Laura Emery, Field Editor

Bass Fishing — bassresource.com

An authoritative website on bass fishing, Bass Resource has information on just about everything you want to know about bass fishing. Along with interesting articles, you’ll find tips, photos, links and tricks about bass fishing.

Fishing for Kids — fishing.boyslife.org

Here you’ll find advice, videos, a blog, educational articles and other fun, engaging fishing-related content — including a Name That Fish quiz and Funny Fish Jokes. This is the perfect fishing website for kids.

Fishing Blogs — bumpywater.com

If you’re looking for a fishing blog with some humor and an edge, this is one to visit. Bumpy Water is a “journal/memoir/bloggy kind of thing” that shares “ruminations, observations, mostly true fish stories and occasional tips.”

takemefishing.org/blog

This is another blog worth checking out for inspiring and educational articles about fishing and boating written by experts. Get fishing tips and tricks and read personal stories from anglers who live and breathe fishing and boating.

Virtual Fishing Hole — takemefishing.org

TakeMeFishing.org, a website owned and run by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation, wants to entice people to spend more time on the water boating and fishing, and conserving our aquatic resources. It’ll lure you in with a slew of informative articles, tips and tricks, helpful resources and beautiful fishing imagery.

Saltwater Fishing — saltwatersportsman.com

SaltwaterSportsman.com is a great how-to site for saltwater fishing and is very visually appealing. Featuring local authorities from around the country, Saltwater Sportsman provides the regional insight and expertise to help anglers catch more and bigger fish, right in their own backyard. Here, you can also find the latest techniques, destinations, strategies and gear reviews with plenty of how-to articles, blogs, photo galleries, detailed illustrations and videos that cover all aspects of saltwater fishing, from tying fishing knots to buying a new boat, and everything in between.

Fishing Central — fishing.com

Whether you want to learn the basics of fishing and discover which fish you can catch in each body of water, acquire a fishing license and brush up on fishing regulations, or plan the perfect fishing excursion and purchase a fishing boat, this is the place to go. You can even find delicious recipes for everything from tuna to salmon.

Web “Catch” of the Day — fishing.about.com

About.com’s fishing articles and resources section offers fishing weather forecasts across the United States, as well as product reviews, family fishing trip advice, beginners’ info and recipes for cooking your catch. There is also a section where you can find “fishy humor,” as well as a “bragging board” where you can post your fishing pictures. This is a must-visit website because it contains a huge amount of informative articles. There is sure to be something for everyone.