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Fishing With Kids

Let’s be honest: It’s not as simple as it sounds, even though we hear it all the time. “Take a kid fishing.”

It’s a meaningful mantra, and good advice.

But turning good intentions into a good morning on the water with a 7-year old isn’t the easiest thing on your Saturday morning to-do list.

Here are a few ideas to make sure those first fishing trips lead to many more.

Fishing Waders Buyer's Guide

Finding the correct wader can be a difficult task for some anglers depending on what and where they're fishing. It's not uncommon for anglers to own more than one pair of waders to avoid the many disadvantages that can come with having the wrong wader at the wrong time, but unless you have deep pockets you're probably going to have to compromise in some areas to find one wader to suit most, if not all of, your needs.

Fish Identification: Do You Know Freshwater Fish? Test Your Skill With This Quiz

Test Your Skill at Identifying Freshwater Game Fish Species

Think you’re a pro at identifying freshwater fish? Take this quiz and prove it! Through just 10 questions, we’ll see just how well you know some of the most popular freshwater fish species.

If you're an angler teaching someone how to fish or an angler seeking to comply with the fishing regulations and conservation requirements, you should know how to identify fish species. Here's a fun way to test your knowledge at identifying freshwater fish.

Best Places to Fish in Florida: Lake Kissimmee

Florida's Lake Kissimmee is Famous for Top Fishing

At 35,000 acres, Lake Kissimmee is the 3rd largest lake in Florida with a reputation as one of its better lakes for fishing bass and panfish. The anchor of the Kissimmee chain of lakes, it’s the most remote of Florida's 10 largest, highly acclaimed bass waters.

Best Places to Fish in Missouri: Lake of the Ozarks

Lake of the Ozarks is Famous for Dock Pattern Fishing

Located in a section of the Ozark Fisheries in Camden County, Missouri, Lake of the Ozarks is one of the Midwest’s oldest and most productive fisheries in the Show-Me State. It has gained a well-earned reputation as a bass factory that routinely plays host to national, regional and local bass fishing tournaments. Interestingly, it is also recognized as one of the most developed lakes in the nation.

Best Place for Bucket-List Fishing, Venice, Louisiana

Sitka and Seward, Alaska, are both competing for a place on the “Best Places for Fishermen” list. But so are Nootka Sound in British Columbia and God’s Lake in Manitoba. These distant destinations all have one thing in common—bucket-list fishing.