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10 Tips for When the Fish Won’t Bite

We’ve all been there. Some days the bait barely hits the surface before fish take it. Other days … not so much. I experienced it firsthand recently with Ronnie Green of the Discovery Channel’s A Fishing Story. Out on Ronnie’s boat in Tampa Bay in the shadow of the Howard Frankland Bridge. With perfect conditions and in Ronnie’s local fishing hole, we thought our preparations were just right. Armed with his expert knowledge of his home waters, we were all confident we’d have a big day.

Well, as it sometimes goes with fishing, our plans didn’t work out so well. We knew the fish were down there by watching our fishing camera and fish finder, but it was a high pressure day and we only managed to get one bite. Yeah, I know ... next I’m supposed to say “a bad day fishing is better than a good day at work!” like some sort of 1980s T-shirt ... but we all know that’s just what we say to make ourselves feel better about a slow day. We wanted to catch something!

So we put together this guide of the best tips and tricks to turn around a slow day:

Make Fishing A Family Affair This Father’s Day - And Every Trip!

These days, it has become incredibly common for the TV or computer to be a kid’s guide to the world. But it doesn’t have to be! As parents, we know that there are few things as valuable as time spent with our kids. This Father’s Day is the perfect time to get your family together and go outdoors! Fishing is an immensely valuable sport, and a perfect way to bring your family together. Here’s why you should celebrate Father’s Day by starting a new family hobby:

Finding The Perfect Father’s Day Gifts For The Angler In Your Life

Is your dad the hardest guy to shop for? The macaroni noodle art, or a tie, is great, but that doesn’t fly when you’re not 12! We want to make it easy to give your favorite guy something he’ll love and actually want to use this Father’s Day. For anyone with a fisherman father/spouse, here are some great suggestions of things he wouldn’t necessarily buy for himself, but he’d really love to have!

Top 10 Issues Anglers Face When Casting & Retrieving - Part 1

When you’re first learning the ins and outs of fishing, it can feel like every little thing that can go wrong does. Here’s a secret: even pros with decades of experience still slip up. It may not be as often, and their years of experience means that they have the knowledge to fix the issue themselves, but someone who’s been fishing for 30 years is still going to get tangled up every now and then. So, if you want to make your fishing experience a bit more enjoyable, keep in mind these top issues that anglers face so you can know to avoid them:

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