As the landscape of the World Wide Web changes at lightning speed, so do many online trends. Communication and the exchange of information have become instantaneous and the rate at which we can find and receive information is incredible. A recent trend that has caught on with online anglers “fishing" for more information is online fishing forums.
There are many websites that offer online fishing forums where anglers can talk and discuss in an organized environment about the topics that appeal to them most. In general, online fishing forums have a main posting board where anglers can talk about general fishing subjects. Then usually there are more specific subjects sub- topics where specific popular topics can be addressed.
Online fishing photo galleries have become probably one of the most popular topics on online fishing forums. Now anglers can share a photo of their catch with thousands of other anglers and it has become a virtual bragging board.
However, the really useful part is that you can see who’s catching what species, when and where. Before the Internet, finding out that type of information was nearly impossible. You either had to be physically at the particular location and happen to know the person or you would have to wait to get to the location to see how the bite was.
With online fishing forums, you can have an immediate fishing forecast including the current bite, weather conditions and a sample of what anglers are currently catching. Also, other benefits are the local tips and information exchanged between anglers about particular locations or tackle used. It is like a gigantic online tackle box waiting to be discovered.
There are many great online fishing forums, just browse the internet and you will be sure to come upon one. Then you too, will be able to join in the fun and talk about your latest catch.
Author Troy Denson is http://www.BoldWater.com online Fishing Forum administrator. You can talk online to other anglers about fishing, tips, fishing tackle, marine art, fishing forecasts and fishing photo galleries at http://www.BoldWater.com/forum
©Troy Denson, 2005