How to Prepare for Kayaking – Tips for Beginners

Many vacation travelers regularly attend a lake or river for water sports. However, we know people for whom this year’s kayaking trip will be the first. We come to the aid of beginners and answer the question: how to prepare for kayaking? What to bring on a kayaking trip? The first thing you’ll probably think … Read more

Fish Facts: Wild Goldfish

Wild Goldfish are native to China but are now found in Lakes, ponds, and sloughs across the USA. They might be found where ever there is a combination of warm water, soft bottom and vegetation. Goldfish can hybridize with common carp and can compete with native fish. They should not be release into the wild. … Read more

Fish Facts: Mayan Cichlid – Cichlasoma Urophthalmus

The Mayan cichlid is native to some Central American waters of southeastern Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. The mayan cichlid is not native to Florida, where this one was caught, but have established themselves in Southern portions of Florida. The Mayan cichlid has a general appearance of North American sunfishs. The body is of … Read more

Fish Facts: Cutthroat Trout – Oncorhynchus Clarkii

Picture of a live Cutthroat Trout feeding on the waters surface through a hole cut in the ice by ice fisherman. The fish looks alot like a brown trout from above when the throat isn’t visible but the number of spots on the tailfin is a clear indication that this is not a brown trout.

Fish Facts: European Perch – Perca Fluviatilis

The European perch (Perca fluviatilis) is found in Europe and northern Asia. It is usually dark green with red fins. It has been introduced into both New Zealand and Australia for commercial purposes. European perch occurs in slow-flowing rivers and deep lakes. They are most common in some of the brackish waters of the Baltic … Read more

Fish Facts: Giant Damsel – Microspathodon Dorsalis

Giant Damsel as the name implies is huge for a damsel fish. Most damsel fish raach only a few inches in length, but the Giant Damsel as you can see gets quite a bit larger. They range in the Pacific ocean from the central Gulf of California to the Galapagos islands and from north of australia … Read more