1. How long will the trip be? 2. Which lake to fish? 3. Where can I... 4. More specific lake info. 5. Even more Information 6. Need a little more tackle? 7. Want to talk fishin' 8. Get the News 9. Check list for a fishing tripReady to go on a fishing trip but not real sure how to go about planning it?
Maybe you're an experienced fisherman, and just wanting a new lake to go to, or you're needing a 'things to do checklist' to help you plan a trip.
Maybe you just want to learn how to make your time spent at the AnglerNet Website more productive.
Below is a kind of 'walk-thru' of the site. This walk-thru is meant to help visitors navigate through the site more easily. However, feel free to just browse around if that's what you like. Whether you're going fishing for the day, or a month-long vacation, AnglerNet can help you pick a lake, find where to stay, what to take, and everything else you'll need for a successful fishing trip.
1. How long will the trip be?
Two weeks, a weekend, just for the day? Knowing how long you'll be going for, helps to decide where to go and what time to leave. (You don't want to spend all your daylight hours driving, if you only have one day to fish).
2. Which lake to fish?
Where can I launch my boat?
Choosing a lake from the dropdown box in the sidebar menu, takes you to a large detailed colored map for that lake. The icons on the map are all 'hotlinked' to information for that location. Campgrounds, resorts, r.v. parks, and launches are listed below the map also. Selecting one of these links will give you an online brochure for that resort or campground.
Once you've decided where to stay, you'll want to know how to get there. The Street Maps icon will link you to a screen that lists all the resorts, campgrounds, etc. for that lake. Choose the location you're interested in, then type all the information asked for in the form at the bottom of the screen. In the form window, you'll be given a detailed streetmap showing where that resort or campground is located! Make sure you print this map out, it'll come in handy if you're going to a lake you haven't been to before.
Also, listed here are some of the resorts, marinas, campgrounds and boat launches we've already seen.
5. Even more Information.
6. Need a little more tackle or some
supplies? Have more than what you can use or just want to clean out the garage?
7. Want to talk to real people
If you'd rather talk one to one, then you'll want to try out our Talk Fishin' real time chat forum also listed under Fish Tales. Just select a chat room and the options you'd like for your chat session, then go ahead and visit. One way to get the most out of both the Message Board and the Talk Fishin' Chat Forum, is to leave a message on the AnglerNet Message Board, telling a friend or another AnglerNet user, to meet with you at the Talk Fishin' Chat Forum at a specific time.
8. Get the News.
9. Check list for a fishing trip:
(If you're hiring a guide you may need nothing more than a lunch. Some guides allow you to bring a favorite rod and reel if you have one. Check with your guide for what you'll need).
(Don't forget that just because its warm where you are, doesn't mean it'll be warm where you're going. Nights even in the summer months can get cool. Same goes the other way too. It can get extremely hot at the California valley lakes).
Though AnglerNet will try to provide you with all the necessary details for planning your fishing trip, give yourself plenty of time to make the necessary arrangements. Reservations for Guides, Resorts, and Campgrounds need to be made sometimes months in advance. Try to have your equipment, supplies, bait & tackle, food and everything else, ready to go before you leave on your trip. Having to hunt this stuff down on the way can be a hassle. Being prepared makes for a better time and a more successful fishing trip.