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Welcome to Whether you're a novice fisherman preparing to cast your first rod, or a seasoned angler taking on remote waters, there's much to know about the sport. Our expert team of fishing enthusiasts joined forces to bring you a comprehensive guide to angling, covering everything from licensing to greening initiatives.

Before you set foot inside a boat, your first step is acquiring a license to fish, which is why we've broken down your available options by state. Whether you want to cast your rod into the vast salt waters of the ocean, or a quaint freshwater stream, here you'll find the proper instructions on how to go about applying for the fishing license you need. In addition, you'll also find everything from your home state's most important fishing organizations to fishing education, and charter recommendations to choice destinations.

Prior to your fishing trip, utilize our content as a checklist to ensure you are fully prepared. Read about bait and tackle, rods and reels, apparel, equipment and boat supplies in our Gear section, so you can gather everything you need. On our Tools page, you can find helpful information about weather and tides, fishing charts, fishing knots and smartphone apps to make the most out of your excursion.

Visit our Environment section to find out about the health benefits associated with fishing, along with tips on how to go green on the water. If you're in need of advice on how to improve your skillset, our How To page can guide you through instructions on fishing, cleaning your catch, luring and more.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.