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Is a longer fishing rod better?

Asked: Karine Bélanger, Last Updated:

Longer rods (over 7 feet) will cast farther than shorter rods of the same power and action, and shorter (

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  • Is it true that a shark in a fish tank?

    There is a widely recited saying that sharks kept in fish tanks won't grow to their full size. A shark in a fish tank will grow 8 inches, but in the ocean it will grow to 8 feet or more. The shark will never outgrow its environment and the same is true about you.

  • What kind of water is best for fish?

    The best water for aquarium fish is tap water Tap water is the most recommended aquarium water of choice for freshwater fish. It is also cheaper than RO water. The benefits from RO water is not necessary unless you have a saltwater aquarium, or if your tap water is of terrible quality.

  • How big can a tiger shrimp get?

    The largest of 300 commercially available shrimp species worldwide, tigers can grow to 13 inches, but harvest size averages 9 to 11 inches.

  • Why is it bad to eat carp?

    Carp are bottom-feeding fish, which makes them much more likely to pick up toxins, chemicals, and generally unpleasant flavors from the wild. (Surprisingly enough, their mercury levels are low since they generally don't eat other fish.)

  • Which fish should not be eaten?

    Atlantic and Pacific Bluefin, Albacore, Yellowfin…they are all to be avoided. Canned tuna is one of the most consumed fish in the U.S., and that's depleting the fisheries. (Here are four canned fishes you should avoid at all costs.)

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    They are packed with B12, zinc, copper, selenium, and many other useful nutrients but low in calories and carbs. However, smoked oysters are usually high in sodium, so it's not really good to consume frequently. So can smoked oysters make you sick? The answer will be yes if you eat them overboard.

  • How do clams dig so fast?

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    Can you fry fish frozen? It's true, you don't! You can skip the thawing process altogether and cook frozen fish straight from the freezer. You'll have to add a few minutes to the cook time in your recipe to account for the lack of thawing, but you can poach, steam, bake, broil or grill fish straight from the freezer!

  • How do you drain tuna in oil?

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  • How long does a rusty crayfish live for?

    Rusty crayfish tend to live for three or four years. Once they reach maturity, males molt twice a year while females molt once after releasing their young.

  • Is it legal to have a puffer fish?

    Not totally banned, but you do need a license to sell or serve puffer fish in the U.S. Called "fugu" and served as a delicacy in Japan, puffer fish (AKA blowfish) can be deadly if not prepared properly. According to the FDA: "[S]ome puffer fish contain the toxins tetrodotoxin and/or saxitoxin.

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    Redfish range in January and February from extremely-deep water to water so shallow their tails and dorsal fins will break the surface. These tactics of inshore and near-shore captains will catch redfish this winter.

  • How long can a fish survive in a bag?

    Some say that fish can last 9 or 10 hours in a bag (or even a day or two in some cases). However, it's best for you and your fish if you stick to leaving your fish in the bag for 5 to 7 hours. A lot of fish can stay alive without oxygen for 2 days in shallow water.

  • Which is better tuna in oil or water?

    According to the USDA, 1/2 cup of canned tuna in oil contains 145 calories, while 1/2 cup of canned tuna in water has only 66 calories. When it comes to omega-3 fats — healthy fats that the American Heart Association says may reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes — canned tuna in water is also the better bet.

  • How do you make fish pellets food?

    Homemade pellets meet both these demands.

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    Researchers have found that oily fish, such as mackerel, salmon, sardines or mussels, could help protect our hearts and brains from disease. They are found to be rich in an important type of polyunsaturated fat called omega-3, which has been shown to help lower blood pressure.

  • Can shrimp die from molting?

    On the other hand, if you put them in a tank that has much softer water than what they are used to, their exoskeleton becomes too flex and malleable. As a result, it may not crack at all or the underlying layer of the shell will be too weak and shrimp will die during a molt or shortly after that.

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    The coating keeps the food from sticking to the pan while cooking. The flour and other dry ingredients seal in moisture to prevent the food from becoming tough. The coating helps to brown the food and provide a crunchy surface.

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    Although prawn crackers are lower in calories and fat than crisps, they're still a very unhealthy “treat” to give your pup. However, they are not toxic and safe for dogs to eat. That means if you're tucking into a takeaway and your dog swipes a dropped prawn cracker it shouldn't cause them any harm.

  • Why can you eat sushi but not raw meat?

    Also, any raw fish you consume at a sushi restaurant are caught in colder waters and frozen before you eat them. “This kills the encysted worms and other parasites,” Tauxe says. Unfortunately, freezing doesn't kill parasitic E. coli and many of the harmful microorganisms you'd find in meat, Muller says.

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