Spring is just around the corner and your daydreams of catching the big one will once again turn into reality. Not so fast. Do you have your fishing gear in order, do you have a fishing license, do you know where the best fishing is, for at least one of these things the answer is probably a big NO. If getting a fishing license is one of those no’s, it may be easier than you think. Most, if not all, states now allow you to purchase your license online. The Sportsman’s Connection has taken the hard work out of finding online information. Be sure to check out regulations where you want to fish. Some types of fish require you to purchase a stamp in addition to a license or to get some other special endorsement. Know the regulations and bag limits. Not knowing the regulations will not exempt you from receiving a citation. The Sportsman’s Connection can help you to find the regulations and rules for your state. If you are new to the area, you are probably wondering where are the best fishing spots, or how do I find them.
One of the best ways is to find a local who fishes a lot and get the inside scoop. The problem with this is that they will tell you about the places that everyone knows about, but they will keep the really good spots to themselves. If you are lucky, you will find someone who will invite you to go with them on one of their excursions. You can also go to a sporting goods store and ask. The person behind the counter may or may not know, but there is surely someone there who is knowledgeable and will spill the beans. If all else fails, here is a website that gives you the best fishing sites in all 50 states. These sites may not be accessible to you or maybe overcrowded, but if you can make it to one of them you are sure to find other fishermen that are willing to give you tips on location, bait, tackle, and techniques that will be helpful. If