I've been performing weddings as a side gig for going on two years now. One of my trademarks is seamlessly working a few things related to the couple's interests into the ceremony. But the next couple? They like fishing and the Grateful Dead. If you know any literary allusions or jokes or stories or what have you that could tie fishing into a wedding, that would be much appreciated. If you know the Dead well enough to recommend romantic or relationship-oriented lyrics from their catalog, also good. If you can somehow do both of those things and find Dead lyrics that invoke love and fishing, YOU ARE A MIRACLE AND I LOVE YOU.
So I am spending next week on a friend's sailboat, mostly in the Canadian San Juan islands. I was menu planning and it occurred to me: The ocean is FULL OF FISH. Couldn't I just drop a line overboard as we cruise and pull it up later with a tasty fish dinner attached? Or when we are anchored off shore overnight? And if so what simple gear would do the trick? I own basic freshwater spinning gear.
What's a good, straightforward book that will teach me how to fish in various environments and for different fish? [more inside]
Im almost positive I watched a documentary, linked on the blue, about a family living in the woods in an idyllic rural part of either Canada or Alaska. I cannot for the life of me find it, but I'll bet you can help me! [more inside]
I'm curious as to some of your favorite fishing spots, whether they are local or they were part of a fishing trip. [more inside]
My formerly very outdoorsy and active Dad, who will soon be 75, broke his leg. The recovery threatens to be very boring for him, and I'd like to keep him entertained and also keep him from driving his new wife bonkers since he can't do projects. Ideas? [more inside]
I'd like to add to my husband's very small library of books that have to do with fishing. Not limited specifically to just fishing, but more or less general maritime activities, such as crabbing, or boat-building, or mysteries of the deep....that sort of thing. [more inside]
My memaw turns 80 (!) next year and to celebrate, she wants to go fishing somewhere warm. We'd like to go in early March. Where would you recommend? [more inside]
What are the current regulations for or against the use of less-than-10hp two stroke boat motors in British Columbia? Is their use currently permitted? [more inside]
Looking for some suggestions for fishing spots near to Kerhonkson, NY, in late June. Snow flake details inside. [more inside]
In the next couple weeks myself and a friend will be heading over to Mattawoman Creek in Maryland to try to nail some Snakeheads from our kayaks, somewhere from 2-5 days total. I'm looking for campgrounds, tackle shops, launching areas...whatever you can suggest. [more inside]
How many fish are killed for every fish oil pill I consume? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a stream/river/lake or two within an hour of Leesburg, VA to go fly fishing this weekend? Push comes to shove I'll just drive up to Harper's Ferry and wade into the Potomac, but something a bit more secluded and slower flowing would be better.
What are some good, cheap fishing lures for saltwater fishing in the PNW? [more inside]
I just acquired a couple of light-duty (i.e. inappropriate for river salmon) fishing rods, I've received a primer in selecting tackle and setting everything up, I know my knots, I've got my permits and a Discover Pass, and my cooler is ready for some fresh catch. Where, within a 40 minutes' drive of Seattle, can I go catch delicious fish that I can cook and eat? Any recommendations for location-specific books or other resources geared toward an absolute beginner who is more enthusiastic about the food than the sport? [more inside]
We're celebrating our 20th anniversary this summer (yay!) and we're trying to find a place to stay for a week in the western/northwestern US to celebrate this milestone. The catch is that this destination needs to be some place new to us. A few other particular requirements below the fold. [more inside]
Please tell me the minimum set of things I need to buy if I want to catch a fish in a reservoir in Wisconsin? [more inside]
Anyone have any suggestions for camping within 8 hours of Northeast PA? [more inside]
Suggestions for things to do in Acadia National Park? [more inside]
We will be leaving next week for a vacation to Michigan and would like to embark upon a Great Lake fishing trip of some kind. We're staying near Honor, MI and are happy to drive up to Traverse City if necessary. Can you recommend a charter fishing outfit - preferably one that is LGBT-friendly? [more inside]
I'm going to buy a filleting knife as a gift. Which make should I buy? [more inside]
Fishing and boating in Oregon's inland waters while on vacation - sanity check on regs and permits, please? [more inside]
Please tell me everything you know about fishing from the shores of the San Francisco Bay. Bonus points for East Bay specifics. [more inside]
I'm looking for a gift for someone who just bought an ancient 35-foot yacht that she intends to spend the next couple of years renovating, and then live in. I want it to be kind of a house-warming gift, but, y'know, for a boat. [more inside]
what cool surf-fishing gadget/accessory can i get my dad? [more inside]
Neoprene of plastic? 3mm or 5.5mm? Pockets or no pockets? Help me choose my first pair of waders! [more inside]
I went fishing with my friends for the first time last week. I enjoyed it. Help me fill in the gaps on safety though for the next that I go. Will gloves help? [more inside]
Trout fisherpeople. I must feed my family (or eat at sonic) I will be at Gastons weekend after next. I plan to do the lazy man and fish from the bank rather than venturing out in a boat (rod and reel not fly). Give me a list of what I need in my trout tool box. I'm starting out clean. No rod, no reel, no other equipment including line, sinkers and bait. I'll have a knife and I think I remember how to clean a trout but that's about it. Any equipment, bait, technique, etc. advice greatly appreciated. I do not want to end up eating at the hotel restaurant although it is tasty. I want to buy as much of what I might need before i get there. Prices escalate as you near the site. Thanks (cleaning pointers also appreciated).
What techniques can I use to get close to the fish in the creek behind my home (for the purpose of getting underwater photographs)? [more inside]
Camping near Montreal, Quebec: Looking for a campsite that allows dogs (not just service dogs). Also would like to be able to go fishing. Scenic a plus. (In case it matters, there are six in our group, plus one dog.) Thanks!
What are some good fly-fishing rivers/lakes in the Adirondacks that have a nice hike to get too?
So, I'm a Canadian eh. Icefishing season is still going strong for another week and a half or so, and I'd like to wrangle a few jackfish out of the local lake. Does anyone have any advice on doing this? I live on the lake, which is awfully convenient, and I've caught jackfish there before, so I know that they're down there. Now what's the easiest way to get them above the ice?
So how's the fishing on Cape Cod this time of year? [more inside]
Need recommendations please for an Alaskan fishing trip. [more inside]
Potent Potables: Ice fishing edition. I'm in charge of the non-beer booze for an ice fishing weekend. Suggestions? [more inside]
My cat recently started entertaining himself by putting his toys in the toilet. How do I make him stop? [more inside]
When is really the best time to fish for salmon in the Puget Sound / Georgia Straight area? Is it exclusively a late fall/early winter sport? [more inside]
What are some do's and don'ts to boating, fishing, and (possibly) swimming while 20-40 miles from land? I'm not an idiot adrenaline junkie or a nervous Nancy or ignorant of any fishing experience but I would always rather do things 'right' than learn the hard way, even if 'right' is subjective. [more inside]
I'm starting to fish in the Boston area. Can you catch atlantic salmon at any point somewhere around boston? Google offers no help.
Camping in the New River Gorge, seeking recommendations for picking a camping area. [more inside]
Need some great, beginner-level books on fishing. Bonus points if they're in Spanish. [more inside]
What are great places to fish, boat and camp driving distance from central Maryland? [more inside]
Help me catch a fish! [more inside]
Vancouver/Surrey: camping/fishing late October [more inside]
Good to outstanding fishing locations along I-75 in October. A new dimension to a routine road trip. [more inside]
Why wasn't I invited on this fishing trip? [more inside]
Has anyone ever eaten those marshmallow baits that you see in bait shops? If so, how were they?
How hard is it to tie on backing, fly line and leader on a fly fishing rod for a novice ( but handy)fly fisherman? [more inside]
Favourite Toronto-area fishing holes? [more inside]
Fishing Hat Creek: where should we go? [more inside]
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