RESPONSIBLE FISHING

Responsible fishing is important to the future of the sport. Responsible fishing protects the fish and the waters they swim in. Fishing responsibly can help ensure that future generations can enjoy the sport as well.

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How to Choose Your Bait when Fishing

Different bait works for different fish and different fishing locations, so it's important to know how to choose your bait when fishing. Learn how to choose your bait when fishing in this article.

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  • 5 Wackiest Ways to Go Fishing
    5 Wackiest Ways to Go Fishing

    Deep-sea fishing used to seem extreme. Not anymore. Now, days where you fish by hand or reel in 200-plus pound marlins -- from a kayak -- are considered just another day on the water. See more »

  • 5 Ways to Fish Responsibly
    5 Ways to Fish Responsibly

    There's something fishy going on at your favorite pond. Since many of your fellow anglers don't practice responsible fishing techniques, the pond's inhabitants have decided to leave you high and dry. See more »

  • Deadly Devotion: Crab Fishing Quiz
    Deadly Devotion: Crab Fishing Quiz

    Crab fishing has been named both the deadliest occupation in the United States and the "Worst Job with the Best Pay." Indeed, only the bravest fishermen choose to face the icy waters, frequent storms and dark days that are the Alaskan crab season. See more »

  • Do fish feel pain?
    Do fish feel pain?

    When you accidentally step on a puppy's paw, it yelps. If you stub your toe, you yelp (or mutter a four-letter word), too. What about fish? Does it hurt when they get hooked? How can we tell? See more »

  • How can fish bait spread disease?
    How can fish bait spread disease?

    If your idea of bait is a harmless little worm, think again. Some fish bait contains viruses that infect entire lakes and rivers, causing skeletal deformation and even death for the fish that eat it. What happens if you eat one of these fish? See more »

  • How can you catch a fish without a rod and reel?
    How can you catch a fish without a rod and reel?

    The wilderness is known for its lack of grocery stores and restaurants, so if you accidentally wander off into the woods without a trusty tool like a fishing pole, knife or gun -- are you out of luck? Or is there a way to keep your belly full? See more »

  • How is a crab boat like a floating city?
    How is a crab boat like a floating city?

    Out on the frigid and treacherous sea, a crab boat is certainly nowhere near a grocery store or a hospital. What's aboard to keep this floating community operating? See more »

  • How to Remove a Hook Without Injuring the Fish
    How to Remove a Hook Without Injuring the Fish

    Many fishermen release the fish they catch. But those fish don't always survive their battle wounds. It takes special skill to help a fish back into the water. How do you do it? See more »

  • Is sport fishing bad for the environment?
    Is sport fishing bad for the environment?

    When you compare the environmental effects of sport fishing to the impact that commercial fishing has, recreational anglers don't make too much trouble for Mother Nature. But are there ways to lessen their stamp on marine environments? You betcha. See more »

  • Should fisherman always catch and release?
    Should fisherman always catch and release?

    In some cases, you're not doing the fish population a favor when you release a fish back into the water. How do you know which fish to keep and which to return? See more »

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