You wake up early on a Saturday in late March. You take a step outside. There's an exciting hint of warmth in the air that lets you know winter has finally passed, and spring is here. Get out your gear -- it's time to fish.
WHAT'S INSIDE: FISHING
- Fish Conservation
- Freshwater Fishing Tips
Catch and release is a way to fish that both proves your skill as a fisherman and demonstrates ecological responsibility. But this works only if you know how to remove the hook without injuring the fish. It takes practice to be able to set a fish free as quickly as possible, because the longer you take, the less of a chance the fish has of surviving. Take this quiz to learn about how to remove a fish hook safely.
When it's time to spawn, bass waste little time. In fact, the entire spawning process can occur in as little as three weeks. The male bass is responsible for most of the spawning duties, such as building a nest and attracting a mate.