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The Top 10 Best Locations for Boating in the United States

By Boating

The following list is comprised of constant favorites of sailors, power cruisers, anglers and watersports fans for seasonal or year-round boating, and is not in a specific order.

San Juan Islands– Here, instead of palm trees and tropical fish, there are forests filled with pine trees and the sea life includes killer whales! Located in the Pacific Northwest, each island and town has a distinct charm of its own.

San Francisco Bay- It is extremely windy with relatively calm seas. Sailors and power boaters love it.

Lake Havasu– It is located on the border between Southern California and Arizona. Young boaters often party here, making the area seem like an endless Spring Break celebration. Havasu attracts many sport boats, but there are also plenty of houseboats and pontoon boats.

Lake Champlain– This lake is on the border of Vermont and New York State. It is 125 miles long, and stretches into Canadian waters. There are 80 islands to enjoy. There are many historical sites along the lake as well.

Isle Royale National Park– This is the second largest island in the Great Lakes. Isle Royale can be found on Lake Superior. There are hundreds of shipwrecks to explore if you enjoy diving, but the water can be cold, so make sure to bring your gear and thick wet suits!

Mackinac Island– This is also in the Great Lakes, on Lake Huron. Summer is a busy time of year for this lake. Each year, the Chicago Yacht Club hosts a challenging race, with a distance of over 300 miles, up Lake Michigan.

Newport, Rhode Island– This is a boater’s paradise. The sunsets are so beautiful. Newport has a distinguished boat show each September for power boaters and sail boaters.

Chesapeake Bay– It is almost 200 miles long and up to 30 miles wide. About half of the Bay is in Maryland and the other half is in Virginia. Rockfish fishing is popular, but any kind of boating is common.

South Florida– From Fort Lauderdale all the way through the Florida Keys to the Key West, fishing is extremely popular. The eastern coast is a common place for center console fishing boats.

Northwest Florida– Tampa Bay on the western coast of the state is great for paddle boarders, kayakers, fishermen and sailors. There’s so much to do, from dock dining, beach camping, and cruising.

Buy some of our affordable artwork to commemorate your boating and fishing adventures! https://www.fishayetrading.com/

 

Source: https://www.discoverboating.com/resources/boating-destinations

4 Reasons Why Some Art is so Expensive

By Art, Food for thought

The term “artist” describes a painter, illustrator, graphic designer, sculptor, novelist, poet, filmmaker, and even a musician. Art is such a broad term because there are so many various forms of art. Art is defined as “works produced by human creative skill and imagination.” So, if everyone has the potential for creative skill and imagination, why is some art SO expensive?

Here are a few reasons why some art is extremely costly:

  1. It’s hard to put a value on art.

The value of art is determined by the perceiver. The same piece of art can be meaningful to one person, and completely meaningless to another. However, factors like the size of the artwork, the age of the artwork, the artist, and if it has been bought before are important to take into consideration when placing a value on a piece of art.

  1. Supply and demand.

Many pieces of artwork receive an increased value after the artist has passed away because artwork by that person becomes limited. The demand for this artwork increases, which also increases the cost.

  1. Art is seen as an easy investment.

Art’s value is constantly changing. One day, it could be worth a million dollars, but a decade later, it could be worth so much more than that. Because of this, wealthy people sometimes purchase art for the purpose of gaining more wealth rather than to have the artwork.

  1. Practicing art is expensive.

The supplies needed to create good-quality art can be very costly. Creating art also takes a lot of time. It’s also difficult for artists to sell their work for a reasonable price locally. This is why artists are usually called starving artists. Because the mediums to create the artwork are expensive, and it takes hours upon hours to finally have the piece of artwork completed, the value of the art increases tremendously.

Our art is not as costly as many other pieces of art that’s out there! We have cool, affordable art that will decorate your house perfectly! Take a look at our nautical print gallery and let your creative imagination run wild! https://www.fishayetrading.com/wall-art/

 

Source: https://www.feelgoodnow247.com/7-reasons-why-some-art-is-so-expensive/

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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/

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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/.