Family Fishing Vacations in the Midwest
Posted by: Karen Fowler
Fishing is a relaxing, enjoyable past-time that the whole family can enjoy. Although catching fish is very rewarding, but there is a lot more to fishing than that. There's a challenge in finding the fish as well as figuring out the best ways to catch them. You will feel a sense of accomplishment and learn patience and how to work towards goals. There are different meanings to fishing to different people but regardless, you're sure to enjoy the outdoor elements whether you're fishing for sport or simply as a hobby. You'll win some and lose some in the fishing game and there's a certain amount of skill involved in this great outdoor past-time. The following links will provide you a vast amount of information so you'll be catching the big one in no time at all:
How to Fish
- How to Fish Like a Pro - Here beginners can find sport fishing and fishing tricks and tips.
- How to Fish Elkader's Turkey River PDF - This resource can be used to learn how to fish in rivers containing dams.
- How to Fish in Nevada - The Nevada Department of Wildlife offers a few helpful tips on fishing. You'll also find some tips on how to get set-up.
- How to Night Fish for Channel Cats PDF - This article discusses how to catch channel cats at night at Lake Jennings.
- American Boating Association - The American Boating Association provides information on how to fish in rivers and streams.
- Catching Large Kokanee PDF - This article provides tips on how to catch Kokanee fish by fishing expert, Phil Johnson.
- Georgia Fishing - Henry Cohen, fly-fishing expert, explains how to catch bigger fish when fishing on Lake Sidney Lanier.
- Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission - The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission offers tips on fishing in freshwater.
- Learn How to Fish - This is a great resource to learn about both fresh and saltwater fishing. You'll also learn about tackle and techniques.
- Idaho Fish and Game - Here you can learn fishing basics, what waters are family friendly, and how to identify different fish.
- Illinois Department of Natural Resources - The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has some great tips on fishing safety.
- The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation - The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation offers some tips on fishing safety. You'll also find a lot of other fishing information and advice on this website.
- Indiana Department of Natural Resources - The Indiana Department of Natural Resources provides advice on how to stay safe while ice fishing.
- Safe Fishing Practices PDF - Although intended for those fishing in California, the basics of these safety tips can be applied anywhere.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Here you can learn some recommendations commercial fishing safety.
- Fishing Safety - Read these fishing guidelines and tips for an improved fishing experience.
- Safety Rules PDF - This is a brief list of 20 fishing safety rules.
- South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks - Here you can learn boating and personal watercraft safety tips to use on your next fishing trip.
- Sportsmanship and Safety PDF - This guide provides advice on fishing sportsmanship and safety.
- Rock Safety PDF - This guide provides tips on staying safe while rock fishing.
Types of Fish
- Minnesota Department of Health - The Minnesota Department of Health offers advice on which fish, sport-caught or store bought, are safest to consume.
- Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - This an A to Z list of the fish that can be found in Minnesota.
- Texas Parks and Wildlife - Here you can learn about the different types of fish that can be found in Texas.
- Types of Fish - Here you can read about Bass, Trout, Salmon, Pike, Catfish, Sunfish, and Walleye.
- Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources PDF - This is a guide to the 244 native fish found in Kentucky.
- Animal Planet - Animal Planet lists the top 10 most endangered fish species.
- U.S. News and World Report - Here you can learn about the 11 best fish that are environment - friendly and high in Omega-3.
- Fish Species - Learn about different fish species through pictures, descriptions, species significance, and their biology and habitats.
- United States Environmental Protection Agency - This is a list of questions and answers in regards to the 2010 national listing of fish advisories.
- Iowa Department of Natural Resources - This is a listing of the fish that can be found in Iowa.
Other Informative Fishing Sites
- Alaska Department of Fish and Game - Here you can read about salmon in Alaska as well as find lots of other information about fishing in Alaska.
- ASA - This is the website for the American Sport fishing Association where you can learn and connect with others who enjoy sport fishing.
- IGFA - This is the website for the International Game Fishing Association. The website provides valuable information on fishing as well as fishing "how-to" videos.
- FSFA - Florida is known for its warm weather and sandy beaches. There are also many great places for fishing. Visit the Florida Sport Fishing Association's website to learn more about Florida sport fishing.
- PAA - This is the website for the Professional Anglers Association. You can read industry news, learn about upcoming tournaments, and view photo albums among other things.
- Cyber Angler - Visit this online fishing magazine where you can read articles, fishing reports, and find out where to locate reefs.
- Catch Magazine - This is an online magazine about fly fishing.
- Florida Sportsman - With the Florida Sportsman online magazine, you can get an inside look at fishing tournaments. They also offer a variety of valuable fishing seminars.
- Fishing in Northern Ohio PDF - This guide advises you on the best places in Northern Ohio to take the kids fishing.
- East Tennessee - This is a list of frequently asked questions for those who are looking for great places to fish in East Tennessee.a