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Month: May 2019

Catching Fish and Making Memories

Catching Fish and Making Memories

Denise Wagner 5/30/2019 Growing up in rural Oklahoma, fishing was part of life — something I took for granted and didn’t fully appreciate until many years later. One of my first fishing memories is sitting on the bank of one of our farm ponds with my dad […]

10 Best State Parks for Boating With Family This Summer

10 Best State Parks for Boating With Family This Summer

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Tight lines on the Tongass National Forest

Tight lines on the Tongass National Forest

Craig Roghair, USDA Forest Service Assistant National Fish Program Lead

National Fishing and Boating Week is held every year to recognize the importance of recreational boating and fishing for enthusiasts, their friends and family, for the environment and the economy.

Fishing especially plays a huge role in how the USDA Forest Service manages water. Part of the Forest Service’s mission is to provide clean, abundant water for drinking, agriculture, to sustain ecosystems as well as provide places for visitors to fish, boat, swim and more.

The Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska manages rivers, streams and lakes, including the land around them to provide just these kinds of world-class recreational opportunities.

The Tongass is unique in a few ways. It is by far the largest national forest at nearly 17 million acres. It is also situated in Alaska, which is one of the nation’s wettest states. Nearly 95,000 square miles—or 14 percent of it—is comprised of water.

It is not just the amount of water, but the quality of the water and of the fishing experiences to be found there that makes the Tongass a destination for fishers from all over the country and the world.

But every fishing journey begins somewhere, and for National Fishing and Boating Week, the Tongass National Forest and their partners are hosting eight free family fishing events across the forest.

While getting kids into fishing is the focus, experienced fishers will be on hand to help the whole family learn to catch trout, salmon, lingcod, rockfish and more.

For the more experienced fishers looking for a new challenge, the Tongass be the first stop on the path to a Master Caster certification through the Western Native Trout Challenge. The Challenge is led by the Western Native Trout Initiative, and is part of a multi-state effort to invite fishers to catch 18 species in 12 western states. Fishers register to compete with proceeds going toward species conservation.

To learn more about National Fishing and Boating Week or to learn more about fishing and boating on your national forests: URL.


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Content provided by USDA Forest Service

Family fishing time on our nation’s National Forests & Grasslands is a tradition, and one of the ways to celebrate the arrival of summer for millions of Americans.  It’s quality time with family, it’s fun and it’s way to connect to Nature. 

Did you know that the USDA Forest Service has more than just Smoky the Bear, it has 193 million acres, 220,000 miles of fishable rivers and streams, and more than 10 million acres of lakes to enjoy and explore.  From world class fishing for salmon, steelhead, and trout, to secluded bass and pike lakes, to easily accessible ponds for panfish and perch, to big rivers for catfish and sturgeon, the USDA Forest Service has recreational fishing opportunities for everyone. USFS Fisheries Program

For those looking to catch their first fish there are more than 150 Kids Fishing Events sponsored by the USDA Forest Service and our partners across our Eastern and Southern regions alone.

Contact your local National Forest & Grassland to find out about their next Kids Fishing Event.

Learn more about how we are getting families fishing and about the many fish habitat conservation projects that the Forest Service and partners do to support recreational fishing.

Come Fish Your National Forest!

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1. Tubing

Tubing behind a boat requires a specially-designed towable tube. An inflatable PVC tube is wrapped with a durable nylon covering that allows the tube to glide over the water easily. Riders aren’t required to hold a handle as the tow rope connects directly to the tube. Riders can glide along leisurely or launch over the boat wake for a high-flying adventure.

2. Kneeboarding

Kneeboarding is a great entry-level activity to the world of boating sports. The rider is positioned on their knees in a molded pad that’s secured to the top of the board. The rider grips a handle that is connected to the boat with a rope and can cruise along the water.

3. Wakeboarding

Wakeboarding is a more advanced sport that requires a specialized board with boots secured to it. The rider begins in-water with their feet in the boots and must rise up when the boat accelerates, turning the board into a cruising position. Riders criss-cross the wake and can learn all types of jumps, grabs, and tricks.

4. Wakeskating

Wakeskating is similar to wakeboarding except without the restriction of the boots. A wakeskate has a grip-tape surface like a skateboard and riders typically wear special skate-style shoes for grip.

5. Wakesurfing

A huge craze for all ages, wakesurfing is a popular sport that requires a small surfboard and a big wake. The rider starts behind the boat holding a tow rope and surfs the wake until they can let go of the rope and ride the wake freely on the board.

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