If your home is anything like ours here at the Minneapolis Fishing Examiner, magazines end up stacked on the coffee table, in the kitchen, and yes – even in the bathroom (or in our house, the “Reading Room”). Magazines fill that void between heading out to the lake and having enough time to sit down and read a book.
For your shopping list, we have compiled a list of some of our favorite fishing-related magazines:
- One of the first fishing-related magazines that we ever picked up, In-Fisherman still ranks very high on our list. Practically growing up with editorials by Doug Stange (followed later by watching his ice fishing adventures “live” on the In-Fisherman series of videos), and constantly planning my childhood fishing adventures around the lunar calendar in every issue. If you read no other fishing magazine, you owe it to yourself to track this one down. Sign yourself up, and give a gift to a friend.
- Another stand by that has been on our coffee table for years, Field & Stream is not completely dedicated to fishing – but the hunting, survival, and conservation articles are every bit as well written and informative as the fishing articles. Above all else, Bill Heavey’s stories on the last page of every issue never fail to bring a smile to our face – and all too often hit a little too close to home. Click here for subscription information.
- This magazine subscription idea comes with a twist – technically, there is no cost to subscribe to Minnesota Conservation Volunteer. Instead, they recommend an annual donation of $25. For your donation, you (or your designated recipient) will enjoy great articles from all over Minnesota, with a focus on advocating conservation and careful use of Minnesota’s natural resources. Sign yourself up, or give a gift subscription today!
- For the crazed muskie hunter in your life (or aspiring chaser of the great toothy one), a one year Muskies, Inc. membership will make a great gift – and fits into this article because your membership includes a subscription to their exclusive publication, Muskie Magazine. Sign yourself up, sign up the angler in your life, or sign up the whole family – start here. There are also several local chapters throughout the state, so there should be one close to you.
Be sure and find a sneaky way to see if that certain someone on your shopping list already has one of these magazines before buying them a subscription (our recommendation? check their “reading room”…), or pick up an issue at your local sporting goods store and give it to them in their stocking – with an offer to pick up the tab for a subscription if they are interested.
Do you have any other fishing-related magazines sitting in your pile? We are always looking for more to read, leave us a comment below! Or are you looking for more great angler-themed shopping ideas? Follow our entire series of articles leading up to Christmas.