Open Angler Blog

Best Fishing Destinations for Spring Break (and what to eat when you're there)

Are you planning to charter a fishing boat for Spring Break? If yes, good for you! You’re a step ahead of the curve. If not, what are you waiting for!? Charters book up quickly, but don’t worry - there’s still time. Click here to search for and book your perfect Spring Break trip. We’ll wait. Read More

How To: Fishing with Kids

It's never too soon to start teaching a child to fish. Whether its your own son or daughter, a favorite niece or nephew, or just a special person in your life; sharing your passion not only helps you bond but will hopefully also carry on the tradition of angling to the next generation. In a time when electronics seem to rule the brain, you can at least be confident that you've prepared your little one with a life skill. Read on for some useful tips about what to expect and how to prepare your child based on their age. Rule of thumb - the tinier the tot, the shorter the attention span. We'll start with the youngest:  Read More

Planning your next fishing trip? Spring for Oregon!

Fishing in Oregon offers a little something for everyone. Depending on your location and time of year, you're likely to catch a variety of fish in Oregon between the many rivers, tributaries and coastlines therein. Here we'll discuss spring fishing in Oregon, as it is just around the corner, though the dates are still TBA. Plan for the last week of March and first week of April for spring Chinook fishing, and the later weeks of April for bottom fishing. Be sure to act soon because these trips book up quickly. Read More

How to keep your fishing tackle in tact this winter (and all your other gear, too!)

We’re a lucky bunch. As anglers, we’re never truly forced to give up our fishing hobby just because the weather changes. Sure - some aspects of the ritual may vary when the temps begin to fluctuate. Your clothing, equipment, type of boat, and of course location may not always be the same, but where there’s water, there’s fish, and where there’s fish, there’s us. If you’re one of our buddies in the north who has made the switch over to your winter fishing gear, here are some tips for how to maintain your unseasonal accoutrement. Read More

Your State-by-State Guide to a Seafood Supper this Thanksgiving

Whether you’re a pro angler or simply someone who enjoys recreational fishing, we’re willing to bet that your typical Thanksgiving spread resemble one another’s pretty closely. Outside the usual cast of characters - ie turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, etc. - variations start to occur by region, state, and even neighborhood. With that in mind, we’re taking a look at some of the most commonly fished species in each state to see which seafood preparation might appear on your table this holiday season, versus that of your fellow patriot’s across the country. Please enjoy the most comprehensive Seafood Thanksgiving Menu ever compiled! Region: Northeast Popular state fish: Haddock, Cod, Yellowtail Flounder, Scallops, Lobster Read More

Oh Snap! Everything you need to know about the mini Snapper season this November 10-12

NOAA Fisheries Announced a Limited 2017 Red Snapper Season in South Atlantic Federal Waters for the First Time Since 2014... And we want to see your catches! Tag @OpenAngler on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter and we'll share your best snapper shots with our fans. Per the American Sportfishing Association, Anglers are also encouraged to use the following best fishing practices during the season:   Read More

5 Ways to Stay Booked All Year Round

Want to Stand Out?   Daylight Saving: whether you love it or leave it, here at Open Angler HQ, we're taking advantage of the extra hour and reviewing listings on our site, and making sure it's easy for our customers to book trips year-round.   If you find yourself with an extra hour, login to your account and take advantage of these tips to help keep your books full even as the season changes.   1. Ensure your pricing is up-to-date.   Read More

Featured Fishing Destination: San Diego

Looking for year-round fishing in some of the most pristine waters you'll ever see? Try San Diego! With the current season boasting a veritable cornucopia of bucket-list worthy species, October is the month to book a charter in "America's Finest City." From A to Z, you can expect to catch anything from Albacore to Yellowtail. Not sure where to start? Here's our guide to help you find the perfect trip to take advantage of San Diego's sportfishing scene.   Read More

Noteworthy News for Anglers

What's up? The number of people fishing!  A new report from the U.S. Fish and Willdlife Service reveals that the number of people participating in recreational fishing is on the rise. We haven't seen numbers this high in 30 years, and there's never been a better time to take advantage of this upward trend for both the casual dabbler and the avid angler alike. Read More

Reel Tales: On the Water with Open Angler

Welcome to Reel Tales: On the Water with Open Angler! Here, you'll find the 4-1-1 on a recent trips from anglers and trip providers, with tips, photos, and invaluable information about where the fishing is hot (or not) this month. Enjoy! Offshore Charter | Charleston, SC | September 2, 2017 photo courtesy of Capt. Pete Ferrara   Trip Provider: Capt. Pete Ferrara of Bushwacker Fishing Charters Angler: Steven W. and friends from Atlanta, GA Read More