Being out on the water casting a line is one of life’s great pleasures and chances are you’re probably aware how damaging the sun’s rays can be. That’s why sunscreen is on every packing list and why we wear hats and sun protective clothing outdoors. But did you know that different materials – even different fabrics – offer different protection from the sun’s damaging rays? Here we will explain the differences and what all those UV, UPF, SPF ratings mean. We’ll even show you how to choose the best protection.
If you're like most, you've spent your share of Thanksgivings in the deer blind with family or good friends. For me, I've commenced turkey day in fishing fashion off the shoreline looking for diving gulls and bait dancing across the water.
These Christmas lights in Kokomo, Indiana are on point. If we weren't so obsessed with the winter trout bite, we would all turn our houses into a sea of flashing fishing displays "if you catch my drift".
You know, those friends or family members that prefer wetting a line over pretty much everything else. Their tuff, funny, hardworking, great storytellers and well never around, but you know exactly what they are doing.
It is, however, nice to see science back up the claim. Most of us who partake in the fishing sport already know that sitting on your favorite honey hole with an iced down six-pack and a good fishing rod does wonders for the soul.
We're full-blown BFCM mode here at the Reel Sportswear warehouse and we thought we would share some of our favorite jams we listen to when packaging your orders and working around the shop. We have added a couple of playlists for your ears to munch on, turn it up, tell your friends and subscribe to get all the new music we throw your way.
The hustle and bustle is upon us. That's right, it's time to dust off the holiday welcome mat, pull down the Christmas tree, and start shopping for your closest friends and family. Unfortunately, our favorite procrastinators have SIX FEWER DAYS this year to pull off a holiday miracle but don't worry, Reel Sportswear is here to help!
Although we are huge proponents of catch & release, we do love ourselves some tasty redfish. There's something to say about heading out early in the morning, landing a couple of slot sized redfish and cookin' up some fresh dinner that evening. Redfish filets are moist, mild, and flaky. The mild, sweet flavor and moist white meat make for an incredible meal.
Fish is one of the healthiest proteins on the planet. (Sorry, Chicken...) It’s heart-healthy, contributes to brain health and usually tastes fantastic! Most peeps batter up that flakey goodness and deep fry it, but if you are looking to jump into uncharted waters, here’s a kick-ass recipe that our friend Capt. Alan White has cooked up.
FAIR. Water clear; 63-64 degrees; 0.93’ low. Largemouth bass are fair and have been active this past week among coves, points, and creeks. Primary bait has been plastic worms, some small to medium size spinners and jerkbaits.
GOOD. 64 degrees. Water clarity: clear tea-stained; visibility two to four feet in most areas. Speckled trout action has slowed some; trout are showing up on six to seven-foot flats with mud shell bottoms.
The Port of Corpus Christi is already in the midst of work to deepen and widen the Corpus Christi Ship Channel, a massive $327 million undertaking being done in conjunction with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
No matter the species an angler pursues, the basic building blocks for success are the same; you must figure out where they are and what they are eating. From white trout on Pensacola beaches to Tarpon in Florida Bay to tuna off the Louisiana Coast, finding the fish is the first step. Sit in a roomful of fishermen, and you’ll hear talk about grass, cover, structure, depth and current because those are often the keys to finding fish.
Gradually, over the last three decades, populations have been in decline and the abundance of flounder across their entire geographic range are at near-record lows. Fishery managers from Texas to North Carolina are grappling with difficult management decisions as previous actions taken by the states have only manufactured temporary results.