Fishing Resources

Get a Fishing License Online -
When you purchase a fishing license, either online or at a store, you’re helping to protect, preserve and enhance the sport of fishing for today and for generations to come.

Places to Fish
Find fishing hot spots and fishing access information in your state. Whether you are headed for a weekend trip looking for a new fishing location, or simply exploring more of your local area. You help your overall catch rate by being prepared and knowing where to fish.

How-to Fish Basics
Learn fishing techniques; Where to fish; When to fish; and how to choose a rod and reel, baits, and lure, rigs,hooks,knots,and other fishing tackle that you need to get started.

Reference Guides
Always go prepared. Get the collection of downloadable documents that are must-haves for convenient reference. Print them and take them with you on your next trip.

Boating Resources
From ramp locations to safety and maintenance guides to fishing and boating magazines,  We have boating resources for very level of boater, from beginner to advanced.

Outdoor Kids
Visit our Outdoor Kids section for resources and fishing games for kids. You can also go directly to Teaching Your Kids to Fish . Take a kid fishing, you'll be glad you did.

Better Bass Fishing coverBetter Bass Fishing:
Secrets from the Headwaters by a Bassmaster Senior Writer
A new book about Better Bass Fishing presenting a holistic approach to angling by our own Robert Montgomery. Robert is a long-time Senior Writer for ESPN/BASS Publications. He writes mostly about conservation and fisheries-related environmental issues for BASS Times. His column, BASS Nation, runs regularly in Bassmaster Magazine.The links provided will take you to Barnes & Noble.



Tournament Fishing
For some, the challenge of fooling fish isn’t enough. Who can catch the most and biggest? That’s where the game gets really thrilling. The leader in competitive bass fishing is the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society. They have small, local club tournaments through the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation all the way up to the high-stakes, high-profile events you see on ESPN. Find a local club near you to get involved.