Skip to main content
Category

Fishing

More Fish, More Fun! Planning a Successful Fishing Trip

By Fishing, Uncategorized

Happy June! Summer is right around the corner, and many people are already planning their Summer vacation trips. Fishing is a popular activity this season, especially if you’re going on a camping trip! Not sure where to start or what you need to pack for a successful fishing experience? No worries! We have some tips for you!

  1. Know your location. Knowing information about your chosen location is important in many different aspects, and can contribute to a safe and fun trip! Some examples may be: What is the weather forecast? What type of fish are in that area? Is the area generally busy with other fishermen? How are the water levels at your location?
  2. Hire a fishing guide. If it’s within your budget for your trip, hiring a guide is one of the most beneficial things you can do. Guides likely know all the best spots, and you’ll get to learn a ton of new information about the area.
  3. Pack good food. Do you need to bring food for all of your meals, or do you have dinner plans at a local spot? At the very least you should bring lots of water and high-quality snacks!
  4. Bring the right gear. It’s a good idea to have sunscreen, sunglasses, water storage and a first aid kit. In addition, consider bringing a camera, a backup rod, extra flies, and a waterproof layer in case of a turn in the weather! Don’t forget to prepare your gear before you leave for your trip!
  5. Know the rules and regulations. Be responsible and take the steps to get the proper fishing license before your trip. Many areas have catch and release only laws, barbless hook laws, artificial lures only, catch limits, size limits, and open and closed seasons. Make sure you know these rules, and follow them for the water bodies you’ll be visiting. 

Source: https://hikingandfishing.com/planning-a-fishing-trip/

11 Great Fishing Spots to Visit in Massachusetts

By Fishing, Fun facts, Uncategorized

Spring and Summer is the perfect time to load up your boat and spend some quality time on the water. Massachusetts offers a diverse amount of fishing opportunities. Check out these spots that we love to visit!

  1. Gloucester – Nestled at the very top of the state on Cape Ann, fishing is a way of life here! Don’t forger to stop and enjoy the amazing views.
  2. Wachusett Reservoir – Are you a fan of freshwater fishing? Wachusett Reservoir is one of the best-known known spots to target Bass, Sunfish, Trout species, and even Atlantic Salmon.
  3. Castle Island, South Boston – This destination has convenient access to a fishing pier, Pleasure Bay, or as locals call it, “The Bowl.” When you’ve finish fishing for the day, Boston has plenty more charms for you to explore!
  4. Plymouth Harbor, Plymouth – There’s no denying the harbor’s rocky shores should be on this list. It has an abundance of Bluefish and Striped Bass of all sizes! If you venture out from shore, you can also find some sought after species, such as Bluefin Tuna.
  5. Norton Reservoir – No boat? No problem! The reservoir is perfect for angling as the watershed is super shallow. Wade through the water for some Perch, which are the most common catch here.
  6. Martha’s Vineyard – Only a short ferry ride from Cape Cod lies this fisherman’s dream spot. They even have “Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby,” which is great for beginners and seasoned fishermen alike.
  7. Hyannis – Both tourists and fishermen love this destination. This village lies in the heart of Cape Cod, and there are endless amounts of fish to be caught here. From Seabass to Swordfish, you’re guaranteed to find some fish here.
  8. Nantucket Island – Fishing is a year-round affair on the island. A slew of species including Scup, Bluefish, Stripers, Fluke, and Bonito come close to land, to live and feed in the warm waters.
  9. Scargo Lake – This lake is regularly stocked with some good catches. If you love trout, then don’t forget to stop here on your next trip!
  10. Orleans – A popular spot for deep sea fishing, Orleans has regular charters that depart from Rock Harbor in search of some big catches!
  11. Provincetown – Last, but certainly not least! This is arguably the best spot in the state. Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on one side and Cape Cod Bay on the other, there’s no doubt you’ll have endless opportunities here.

Don’t forget to check out our shop to commemorate your fishing adventures!

Fish Aye Trading Company

Source: https://fishingbooker.com/blog/top-fishing-spots-massachusetts/

Become a Retailer of our Unique Nautical Products

By Art, Fishing, Gyotaku

If you are looking for those unique nautical artwork pieces for your store, you have come to the right place! We are the Go-To for all things unique and nautical. All of our products are made right here in the USA, off the beautiful coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Everything is handmade and eco-friendly, and also available for wholesale purchasing. We have wall art, tabletop items, and much more. You can view all of our products here: https://www.fishayetrading.com/. With a minimum order of $250 we can get you started today. We normally ship your items within 2 to 3 days of purchase. Normal profit is 50%!

Never heard of Gyotaku Fish Art? Fish Rubbing originated in the Orient back in the early 1800′s. It has been used to preserve records of fisherman’s catches. As time has moved on, people have found the prints to be visually pleasing. The Art of Gyotaku is a delicate and ever-changing art form. The potential to create new and different works increase with each new design. Each fish rubbing is unique. The set up can be changed in a variety of ways. We can use a broad range of prints or inks. The printing stock can vary from the gentlest rice paper to a much firmer canvas. The basic method remains relatively simple. Apply paint or ink to the actual fish and lay your paper or canvas on top of it. Then rub over the entire fish and gently peel the paper off to have a look at your new creation. It is also a wonderful way to stay close to the ocean and appreciate the beauty and variety of marine life. Also, it is said that it brings good luck to the fisherman. We are looking forward to showcasing our products in your store and helping to add to your profit in 2022!

If you are interested in starting a wholesale account with Fishaye Trading Company, please fill out our online form here: https://www.fishayetrading.com/contact/wholesale/. Once we have reviewed your information we will supply you with the next steps via email. Thanks for thinking about Fishaye for your shop!

JD fishing

Saltwater Fishing Tips

By Fishing

Due to the different types of saltwater fish and number of saltwater fishing tips and techniques that can be applied, learning all the tricks when it comes to how to saltwater fish can be a challenge for both seasoned anglers and beginners.

Just remember, the types of fishing tackle and gear that is used for saltwater fishing differs considerably based on the species and the specific fishing techniques that are applied. Other saltwater fishing tips to keep in mind:

  1. Make sure to have a valid saltwater fishing license.
  2. Check a local tide chart when planning your inshore saltwater fishing trip. One of the most important inshore fishing tips is to plan your trips based on tidal movement.
  3. Choose the right spinning rod and reel combo. Start out with a 7-foot, medium weight spinning rod and reel combo that’s rated for 10 to 20-pound test line.
  4. Use live or natural baits or your favorite fishing lures. Natural baits, such as shrimp or baitfish, offer you the best opportunity for consistent action.
  5. Make sure to keep your live bait in a covered bucket or in a live well.
  6. Consider fishing from a public pier to start. Public piers are great places to gain experience with inshore saltwater fishing gear, rigging baits, and landing fish.
  7. When practicing catch and release, keep your catch out of the water only as long as you can hold your own breath.

Learning how to saltwater fish is as much about the adventure as it is about the fish. Many of the sport fish species can be big and mean, and the water can be big and bad. From shallow saltwater flats to deep ocean fishing, saltwater anglers chase everything from dainty speckled trout to massive blue marlin in some of the most intense and inspirational surroundings on earth.

We hit the water every chance we get here at Fishaye Trading Company. We love fishing and we love creating amazing artwork for you. Ready for some fish prints to add to your nautical collection? Take a look at our print gallery and let your creative imagination run wild! https://www.fishayetrading.com/wall-art/.

Source: https://www.takemefishing.org/how-to-fish/types-of-fishing/saltwater-fishing/

Want to become a retailer of Fishaye?

By Art, Fishing

Are you interested in becoming a retailer of our unique nautical artwork and products? Look no further!

Retailer Information:

  • Minimum Order – $250
  • Your Profit – 50%
  • We typically ship your items in 2-3 days
  • Unparalleled Customer Service
  • Market Expansion

We have many interesting products to choose from, such as: placemats, sillipint cups, wall art, driftwood trays, and much, much more. You can view our full product line here: https://www.fishayetrading.com/.

What is (Gyo = fish Taku = imaging)?

Fish Rubbing originated in the Orient back in the early 1800′s. It has been used to preserve records of fisherman’s catches. As time has moved on, people have found the prints to be visually pleasing.The Art of Gyotaku is a delicate and ever-changing art form. The potential to create new and different works increase with each new design.Each fish rubbing is unique. The set up can be changed in a variety of ways. We can use a broad range of prints or inks. The printing stock can vary from the gentlest rice paper to a much firmer canvas.The basic method remains relatively simple. Apply paint or ink to the actual fish and lay your paper or canvas on top of it. Then rub over the entire fish and gently peel the paper off to have a look at your new creation.It is also a wonderful way to stay close to the ocean and appreciate the beauty and variety of marine life.Also, it is said that it brings good luck to the fisherman.

We are looking forward to showcasing our products in your store and helping to add to your profit in 2021! You can find more information on becoming a retailer and sign up here: https://www.fishayetrading.com/contact/wholesale/.

boat

Unique Items for Coastal Homes

By Fishing

Fishaye Trading Company is here to help you find items to decorate your coastal home. These aren’t just any items though, they are unique Gyotaku Fish Art pieces. Artist and owner, John Doherty, has his own method of Gyotaku. “First, I mix up paint or ink and then apply it directly on the fish. Next, I simply cover the fish with fine paper or fabric and gently rub.” The Gyotaku technique that is used allows accurate images of fish to be turned into art.

Fishaye produces a lot of different products using this technique. A broad range of prints and inks can be used on anything from fragile rice paper to a firm canvas.

Some of the products that Fishaye offers include:

  • Nautical Wall Art: All Gyotaku fish prints (collages, metal, and nautical prints) are IGEN prints on premium matte paper and some include a 1/8” thick clear acrylic and foamcore backing.
  • Trays: There are two different types: driftwood and melamine. Driftwood trays are made from genuine pieces of driftwood with two galvanized dock cleats as handles. Melamine trays are thick, dishwasher safe and excellent quality.
  • Tabletop Accessories: These whimsical tabletop accessories (bowls, placemats, boarder placemats, plates, and Sillipint cups) are all made with original Gyotaku artwork and will stand out in your house. These accessories allow a no-fuss clean up, so don’t worry about putting them away when guests come over.
  • Nautical Art Accessories: Just like all of the other products, these small home accessories (single light switch plates and notecards) also use the Gyotaku technique. Single light switch plates are made of metal with the lobster image baked in the and then sealed. They are sturdy, chip resistant, and perfect for any beach house. The unique notecards come in a variety pack with ten different images and include envelopes. These would be great to send to friends and family!

All of these products are made in the United States of America, off of the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Products that use wood are made with reclaimed cedar wood, so no trees are harmed in the creating of our work.

To check out all of Fishaye Trading Company’s work or to find a current location that sells our products, visit out website: https://www.fishayetrading.com/.

Fishing: Good for the Body & Soul

By Fishing

When you think of fishing, you no doubt have a preconceived vision of what it’s all about. Some see it as a sport or an obsession, while others see it as a hobby to do with friends or in solitude – no doubt accompanied by an adult beverage of your choice. It can be all those things, but did you know that it can be healing to your soul and beneficial to your body? No…well, let’s talk!

  • It has fitness benefits! Yes, it may not seem like much of a workout to cast your line and reel it back in – but do that for about two hours and you’ve given yourself a low-impact cardio workout without ever setting foot in a gym. Head down to the local pond and reel in a couple of fish. Once you get the hang of that, try more active techniques like fly fishing. Up for a real challenge? Try your hand at pelagic fishing offshore for the full body work out!
  • Fresh air detoxifies our lungs. Spending time in nature with a fishing pole fills our lungs with clean air that is rich with oxygen.
  • Being around water is especially good for you. This is because moving water produces negative ions, tiny charged particles that have been shown to boost the immune system, increase metabolism, and regulate your sleep patterns.
  • A boost of Vitamin D. That’s right – being out in the sunshine can also boost your immune system and your mood. But, don’t forget the sunscreen!
  • Unplug…we live in a fast-paced, app-filled world where focusing on one thing has never been more of a challenge. Fishing has a mindful, meditative effect on the brain. According to a 2012 study, even a single trip can improve short-term concentration. Repeated sessions can build up a person’s attention span more permanently, helping them do better in education, work, and generally throughout their lives.

Other added benefits are making time to spend with buddies, eating healthier (if you’re taking your catch of the day home!) and bonding with your family on fishing trips.

So, there you have it! It may all sound like the biggest fish story you’ve every heard, but give it a try. Throw caution to the wind, take a day off and cast that line – what do you have to lose?