Offshore Fishing Basics: How to Clean and Care for Your Fishing Rod

If you’re a new angler, choosing a new fishing rod is an exciting investment. You’ll be spending a lot of time with this important piece of equipment, so you want to make sure it stays in good shape for as long as possible. Fishing equipment isn’t difficult to clean and care for, it just takes Read More

3 Tips for Choosing the Right Inflatable Life Vest

Lifejackets are a necessity on any offshore fishing trip. The classic foam lifejackets that have reigned supreme for decades may offer safety, but they are also bulky and difficult to store. Inflatable vests offer safety and reliability in a much more compact package, making them increasingly popular among offshore anglers. There are a number of Read More

New Study Shows Billfish Should Be Kept in Water to Avoid Mortality

Did you know that it is illegal to remove a billfish from the water if you do not intend to retain it? Many anglers are unaware of this rule, but a new study shows that it exists for good reason. This is because it has been shown that even only a few minutes in the Read More

How to Choose the Best Billfish Bait

Fishing for MD is excited to debut Team FFMD at the Jimmy Johnson National Billfish Championship in Key Largo, FL on March 9th. To get into the spirit of the event, in today’s blog we’re offering some tips, tricks, and advice for the best bait to use when targeting billfish. Whether you’re looking for marlin, Read More

How to Choose the Best Pair of Polarized Sunglasses

A good pair of polarized sunglasses are a must for any serious offshore angler. They help to reduce the glare caused by the sun’s rays reflecting off the ocean water, allowing you to see clearly even in extremely bright situations. But how do you know how to choose the best sunglasses for you? Read on Read More

Fishing for MD Honored to Participate in MDA New Brand Launch

On January 29th, Fishing for MD (Muscular Dystrophy) was honored to participate in the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s (MDA) New Brand Launch. Held at Carnegie Hall in New York City, the event was an inspiring opportunity to celebrate the work of MDA, meet other individuals living with muscle disease, and learn how MDA is increasing its Read More

Saltwater Fishing Safety Tips from Fishing for MD

While saltwater fishing is generally a pretty safe sport, there are many things that can go wrong which can lead to injury. From hooks that get caught in your finger instead of the fish to the unpleasant results of sun poisoning, a saltwater fishing trip can quickly be ruined by an unintentional injury. Luckily, most Read More

4 Fishing Essentials That Every Offshore Angler Should Carry

During any offshore fishing trip, there are certain essentials you should always have on hand to ensure a safe and successful trip. By stashing the following items in a backpack or tacklebox, you’ll be prepared to handle any situation during your next offshore fishing excursion, even if you’re fishing off a friend’s boat or on Read More

When Lightning Strikes: Staying Safe on Your Offshore Fishing Trip

The threat of a thunderstorm can quickly turn a fun offshore fishing trip into a frightfest. If your boat is struck by lightning, the effects can be catastrophic: blown out through-hulls, fried electronics, and possibly even death. It’s estimated that about 1000 boats are struck by lightning every year: While this may not sound significant, Read More

How To Fly Your Fishing Flags Properly: Tips From Fishing for MD

The protocol for flying your fishing flags from your boat can be complicated. Depending on whether you want to sport a signal flag or a pennant, national flag or burgee, the rules regarding where and how they should be displayed can vary. Today, we’re going to talk about how to properly fly different types of Read More