Father’s Day and Fishing

Father’s Day and Fishing

For many fishermen, their dads are the ones to get them into the sport. Many of us have our first memories fishing with our dads at our side, whether it’s learning fishing techniques or reeling in our first catch. Father’s Day happens to be right around the corner, and this time of year is the perfect time to take the dads in our lives for some bonding over fishing! Many states happen to have free fishing days aligned around early to mid June. Free fishing days typically remove fishing license requirements. Not only are these days excellent opportunities for new fishermen to try their hand at the sport, but they also provide great bonding time for fathers and their kids. While some states have already had their free fishing days, other states still have theirs on upcoming dates. Be sure to check your state’s recreational department for more info on...
Opah Gear - Jun 14, 2021
3 Day Weekend Fishing Trip Ideas

3 Day Weekend Fishing Trip Ideas

Memorial Day is next week, and with it a three day weekend. Three day weekends are perfect opportunities for an extended fishing trip out at sea. Here are a few popular places that offer a variety of fishing catches   Florida KeysThe Florida Keys are widely recognized as one of the best sport fishing spots in the world. As home to the only living coral barrier reef in the US and excellent weather year round, several prized species will be biting at any given time. The Keys are home to fish species such as bonefish and tarpon known for their fight, and are also one of the best places to pursue billfish such as swordfish and marlin. Texas Gulf Coast While Texas has plentiful inshore fishing opportunities, the offshore fishing off the Gulf of Mexico provides a very different experience. The cities of Galveston and Freeport in particular provide excellent launching...
Opah Gear - May 24, 2021
Tuna Facts For Tuna Season

Tuna Facts For Tuna Season

Tuna are popular catches for good reason. As one of the few warm blooded fish, tuna are able to enter colder waters and swim faster than most other fish, and have populations spread across the oceans. This unique trait lends itself to their speed and size, making for memorable battles with fishermen.Tuna is in high demand in dishes such as sushi, and also offers nutritional value as a lean protein and rich source of vitamins and minerals. WIth tuna season fast approaching, here are some facts about some of the most notable tuna species.  Bluefin Tuna are legendary for their size and fatty flesh. The three species of Bluefin Tuna are Atlantic, Pacific, and Southern. The largest members of these species have been known to reach up to 8 feet long and weigh 1500 pounds. Japan is responsible for roughly 80% of bluefin demand, as high quality bluefin tuna is...
Opah Gear - May 10, 2021
The Best Way to Plan a Fishing Trip

The Best Way to Plan a Fishing Trip

For many, the unofficial start of summer is Memorial Day, which falls on May 31 this year. While many fishermen plan big fishing trips around the holiday, others make plans around other factors.  Here are a few insights on the best times to go fishing this month and beyond.  Many fishermen like to plan fishing trips around the moon phases. The moon’s influence on the tides in turn seems to have an effect on fish activity, with peak activity being around the new moon and full moon. This May, the new moon falls on May 11, while the full moon is on May 26. Weather plays another factor. The presence of rain, wind, and heat all have an effect on whether certain fish species will be biting or not. Good or bad weather will also definitely affect the fisherman himself while waiting for the fish to bite. Of course, Memorial...
Opah Gear - May 03, 2021
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