Learn to Fish & Boat

Learning how to fish is easier than you think. Get all the information you need to go fishing and boating with your family and friends. Find information about how to fish, how to purchase your fishing license online, requirements for registering your boat, best places to fish, and more.

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EXPLORE FISH SPECIES

Learn about each species’ habitat, suggested fishing methods and recommended baits and lures. Use our Fish Species Explorer to find the freshwater fish or saltwater fish you expect to catch on your next fishing adventure.

Largemouth Bass
Largemouth Bass
The largemouth bass is the most popular freshwater game fish.

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Black Crappie
Black Crappie
Crappies are members of the sunfish and the black bass family.

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Flathead Catfish
Flathead Catfish
The flathead catfish is a popular food fish has an excellent flavor.

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All the Info you need to get out on the Water

How to Fish

Learn how to set the hook in order to catch more fish.

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Saltwater Fishing

Plan your next saltwater fishing adventure with your family and friends.

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Freshwater Fishing

Freshwater fishing is one of the types of fishing that is ideal for beginning anglers.

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How to Fly Fish

Fly fishing is fun, relaxing and easy to learn.

How to Fly Fish

Ice Fishing

Ice fishing is a unique experience that allows you to fish on a lake or river.

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Get Started Boating

Learn how to boat safely and responsibly with these tips from our boating experts.

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There's Always more to Learn

Ice Fishing Safety

Ice Fishing Safety

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Tips for making sure your ice fishing adventure is not only fun, but safe too.

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Fly Fishing Rods

Fly Fishing Rods

from How to Fly Fish

Learn how to select the best fly fishing rod for your next fly fishing adventure.

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