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What You Need To Know About Fluorocarbon...
Fluorocarbon fishing line has its good characteristics and some bad ones, too.
A Fisherman's Guide to Catching Catfish in Lakes
Catching catfish fishing in lakes, where to find them and what to use.
8 Bass Lures Fishermen Should Have
Here are my picks of the best bass lures.
Great Tips for Fishing at Night
Fishing at night can be productive but there are some problems, too. These tips will help you when you go fishing at night.
What Kinds of Fish Taste Best?
What is the best tasting fish? Freshwater Fishing.
A Fisherman's Guide to Flathead Catfish
Learn about the Flathead Catfish (Pylodictis olivaris), one of the biggest catfish species and a great sport fish that can put up a great fight.
Top 7 Tough Monofilament Fishing Lines
These tough mono lines will do the job for you if you are fishing cover and need abrasion resistance.
How to Choose the Right Fishing Rod
Lee McClellan gives suggestions on picking the right fishing rod
Top 10 What are the best bass lakes in Georgia
Here is my list of the top ten big lakes in Georgia for bass.
What Are the Pros and Cons of Using Braid...
What is braid fishing line and what are its good and bad points?
Best Colors for Plastic Worms
What are the top colors for plastic worms?
What Are the Best Hooks for Bass Fishing?
What are the best hooks for bass fishing?
There Are Many Different Kinds of Bream
There are many kinds of bream. Freshwater Fishing.
Bluegill Fish
Bluegill are fun to catch and bite most every bait you can use.
A Fisherman's Guide to Crappie
Basic information about black and white crappie
Night Bass Fishing Tips and Techniques
Colors to use while night fishing for bass and other tips to help you catch fish. Page 2.
Freshwater Drum Fish Fact Sheet
Freshwater Drum are so widespread you are likely to catch one while fishing for some other kind of fish. Don't complain, just enjoy the fight.
So Many Choices
There are a lot of different kinds of fishing lines available - monofilament, co-filament, fused lines and braided lines. Here's a look at them. Page 2.
How to Clean the Fish You Catch
How I clean fish, with step by step fish cleaning pictures
Reasons You Are Not Catching Fish
There seems to be more reasons for not catching than for catching
How to Spool Line On a Spin Cast Fishing Reel
Tie new line to the spool or the backing
A Fisherman's Guide to Alligator Gar
Fact sheet on alligator gar. Freshwater Fishing.
The Proper Way to Fill a Fishing Reel with Line
Here’s the proper way to fill baitcasting, spinning, and spincasting reels with monofilament or braided line.
Muddy Water Fishing
Late winter and early spring rains often muddy up the lakes. Learn how to fish in muddy water, including tips, types of jigs to use, and more.
Spots To Catch Lake Guntersville Bass
Try these spots for Lake Guntersville Bass. Page 3.
Learning To Cast A Bait Casting Reel
How to learn to cast a bait casting reel.
Invisible and colors of fishing lines
Should you choose an invisible fishing line or a line that has a color you can see? Page 3.
What Is the Best Time to Go Northern Pike Fishing
Prime time for big pike is when the water temperatures are under 65 F, give or take. It is believed that once water temps reach these higher levels, big pike become somewhat stressed and the bite subsides.
Fishing for White Bass In Lakes
Details on the best way to go fishing in lakes for white bass, including what part of a lake you'll likely find them, recommended bait and suggested tackle.
How to Spool Line On A Spinning Reel for Fishing
What kind of line to use on a spinning reel, how to spool it and how to remove line twist.
Spinnerbait Tactics
Joe H with Secret Weapon Lures shares 14 different ways to fish a spinnerbait
What To Do About A Hook In A Fish Stomach
Should you try to remove the hook from a fish that has swallowed it if you are going to release it?
World Record Bass From Georgia
The world record bass was caught near Jacksonville, GA. Here are some pictures of the signs there and info about the catch
Are Freshwater Drum Good To Eat?
Donna says freshwater drum are underrated and are good to eat.
Fishing Tips: How to Maintain Your Spinning Reel
Lee McClellan tells how to clean and maintain your spinning reel.
How To Fish A Jig and Pig
A jig and pig is a great bait for big bass, especially in the winter
Bedding Time for Bream
When bream are bedding you can catch several kinds.
Alabama's Best Bass Lakes
You won' go wrong fishing any of these lakes in Alabama for bass
Essential Facts You Need to Know About Fishing...
Essential facts about depth attainment, hooksetting, retrieving, and trolling while using crankbaits.
How Are Hooks Sized?
How are hooks sized? Freshwater Fishing.
Night Bass Fishing - Choosing A Light
How to choose a light to use while fishing for bass at night. Page 3.
How To Catch Muskie In All Seasons
Victor Beacham shares his tips on catching muskie in all seasons of the year.
How To Choose the Right Fishing Line
How to choose the right fishing line.
Fishing Line Confusion
What fishing line to buy? Freshwater Fishing.
Live Bait For Walleye
Ted Pilgrim says live bait is the way to go for walleye
Fishing Line Knots
Learn to tie a good knot and don't lose fish.
Crankbaits - How To Choose A Crankbait -...
How do you choose which crankbait to buy and which one to fish with? What shape should you fish today? Why fish a crankbait instead of a worm or spinnerbait?
Blobs of Jelly In Freshwater
Blobs of jelly in freshwater is actually colonies of Bryozoans
Big Catfish Pictures
Robbie Robinson with some of the big catfish he catches.
Red Fishing Line
Use red fishing line when fishing Lake Michigan - here is why red fishing line is good.
Fishing for Sunfish In Lakes
You can catch a lot of sunfish in lakes
Bass Fishing On Lake Guntersville
Randy Tharp marks ten spots to catch bass on Lake Guntersville
9 Steps for Tying Perfect Fishing Knots
Perfect knots are necessary in fishing and can be achieved by following these nine steps.
Spots With GPS Coordinates To Catch Lake...
Spots With GPS Coordinates To Catch Lake Guntersville Bass. Page 4.
Go Natural With Bucktail Jigs
Jim Pope tells how to rig and fish a bucktail jig
Cane Pole Fishing
Fishing with a cane pole. Freshwater Fishing.
How To Fish High Water
How to fish high water. Freshwater Fishing.
Four Ways To Cook Bass Filets
Here are four of my favorite ways to cook bass filets.
Tips for Fishermen: How to Catch Salmon and Trout
Captain Jim Hirt has a lot of experience catching salmon and trout on Lake Michigan. These articles will help you catch salmon and trout.
Snakehead Fish
Snakehead fish are not native to the US but are being found in some states. What problems can they cause and what can you do?
Sunfish Pictures - Bluegill, Shellcracker,...
These sunfish were caught by readers of fishing.about.com - send in your pictures of sunfish including bluegill, shellcracker, redbreast and others.
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Baitcasting...
Baitcasting reels have good, bad and ugly characteristics.
Catfish Fishing Basics
Ted Pilgrim shares the ways to catch catfish near you
Black Bass Species
There are 8 species of black bass in the United States.
How To Use Fishing Spoons
Captain Jim Hirt tells how to choose speed, color and size of your fishing spoon on Lake Michigan
Tying Knots - Freshwater Fishing
Tying a good knot can help you land more fish,
Crappie Fishing Is Best In Lakes
You can catch crappie in many lakes.
How To: Fish A Carolina Rig
How to fish a Carolina rig. Freshwater Fishing.
Shellcracker Fishing
Catching shellcracker bream is a lot of fun and they are good to eat, too.
Lure Basics: It’s Not Magic
Basic Things You Should Know About Lures and How to Use Them
Spring Walleye Fishing Tips
Some tips to help you catch spring walleye, like softbait jerking.
Trophy Lake Trout Fishing Lures
Lures to use to catch trophy lake trout on Lake Michigan
Bowfin - Fish or Monster
Bowfin are mean and ugly, and they will tear up your tackle
Yellow Perch Fact Sheet
Information about yellow perch. Freshwater Fishing.
Bottom Bouncer Rigging For Walleye
Gary Parsons tells how to rig a bottom bouncer to catch more walleye
Elite Bass Angler Disqualified At Guntersville
An Elite series angler was disqualified at Lake Guntersville. Here is Boyd Duckett's take on what happened
Tie an Improved Clinch Knot
A simple How to on tying an improved clinch knot
What Is Fishing
What is fishing? Freshwater Fishing.
Jobs Making Money In the Outdoors
Jobs in the outdoor world to make money, like game warden and fishing guide.
Five Critical Things to Know About Replacing...
Tips for setting the proper line level, partial spool refilling, removing old line, labeling, and knowing when to replace old line.
Fishing for Yellow Perch In Lakes
Fishing for yellow perch in lakes.
Fish Feeding Schedules
Do fish feed on a schedule you can use to catch them? Here are some thoughts and ideas on that topic.
How To Clean A Gar If You Catch One and Want to...
These pictures and instructions will help you clean a gar.
Green Sunfish Fact Sheet
Green sunfish are common in much of the US and are good to eat.
Eating Catfish
Tips on care and cooking of catfish. Page 2.
Fishing The Shad Spawn
Bass go wild when the shad spawn and you can load the boat if you are in the right place at the right time.
Night Bass Fishing
Joe Haubenreich with Secret Weapon Lures gives detailed info on catching bass at night.
Reels: Gear Ratio and Speed Don’t Tell...
Gear ratio, spool size, and line levels affect line recovery.
Walleye Fact Sheet
Basic information about walleye. Freshwater Fishing.
Walleye Tips
Bob Jensen says it is time to catch walleye and here are some tips to help.
Leadcore Line Rigging Tips
Captain Jim Hirt explains how to use leadcore line for fishing Lake Michigan
Crappie Fishing Information
Information to help you catch crappie
How To Choose A Bass Fishing Lure Color
How to choose a good color for bass fishing lures.
Fishing Brush at Clark's Hill Lake
Pictures of fishing brush piles and a hump at Clarks Hill
Blueback Herring and Effects on Freshwater...
Here are some facts about blueback herring and how they affect fishing in fresh water.
Fishing Deep Away From the Bank
Skeet Reese gives some tips on deep water fishing.
Get Better Use Out of Your Spinning Tackle
Casting accurately and getting distance with spinning tackle, plus info on other reel features.
Fishing Small Rivers for Walleye
You can catch small river walleyes in many places. Wherever walleyes live, there are small rivers that are home to these walleyes.
Fishing Shad - All About This Fishing Baitfish
Information about shad, from the Alabama DNR
Fishing a Trick Worm
Fishing a Trick Worm can be productive
How To Remove Twists From Fishing Line
Here are several ways to remove twists from your fishing line.
How Can I Catch Walleye On Kabetogama Lake?
Bob Jensen tells how to catch walleye on Kabetogama Lake
Crappie Fishing Patterns - Clark Hill Hotspots
Where to crappie fish at Clark Hill. Page 3.
Catfishing Time
Its time to catch some catfish. Here is how to catch them and some good ways to cook them.
Tying a Drop Shot Rig
How to tie a drop shot rig. Freshwater Fishing.
Catfish and Bullheads - How Big is Big?
Catfish are plentiful, fun to catch and good to eat. All about different kinds of catfish and catfish records.
How Top Tell the Age Of Bass
How to tell the age of bass. Freshwater Fishing.
Patterns for Lake Guntersville Bass Fishing
These patterns will catch Lake Guntersville bass. Page 2.
Catching Northern Pike In Lakes
Learn what to use and where to fish in lakes for northern pike, common in northern US states and across the northwest.
The Difference in Pitching and Flipping
Captain Mike Gerry explains the difference between flipping and pitching
Build A Better Minnow Trap - Freshwater Fishing
Make a minnow trap to catch small fish for bait
Catching Fish In Brackish Water
Catching fish in brackish water.
Great Snakehead Fish Fact Sheet
Fact sheet on the Great Snakehead
Fishing A Spinnerbait
Ways to fish a spinnerbait. Freshwater Fishing. Page 2.
When To Use Topwater Baits for Bass
Topwater baits provide exciting hits from bass. Here are some tips on when to use them.
What Is Monofilament Fishing Line
What is monofilament fishing line?
Bowfin
Robert Fisher tells of his experience catching and eating bowfin
Pictures of Flint River Bass
These bass were caught on the Flint River in Georgia. Shoal and largemouth bass live in the river, one of the few places in the world where shoal bass live.
Invasion of the Asian Carp
Asian carp are an invasive species causing problems in the US.
Hobie Mirage Pro Angler Fishing Kayak
The Hobie Mirage Pro Angler fishing kayak was designed just for the fisherman.
Wormin' Ways For Fishing
How to rig worms for bass fishing
Catching and Cooking Bowfin
James Luke tells how they catch bowfin and cook them, too!
Top 8 Tackle Box Things You Need In Your...
Every fisherman needs these things in his fishing tackle box.
Fishing At Night with Scott Suggs
Scott Suggs tells why he likes fishing at night and ways to catch bass while fishing at night
Staying Safe Fishing In Lightning
Lightning can be dangerous and fishermen face it often.
Catfish Secrets - Freshwater Fishing
Mike Anderson shares his secrets on bating a catfish hole, from your Mining Co Guide
What Is Fishing Gear
What is fishing gear? Freshwater Fishing.
Fishing A Lake
What is lake fishing? Freshwater Fishing.
Rigging Your Boat for Crappie Fishing
How to rig your boat for crappie trolling
Bassfan List of Top 200 Bass Pro Fishermen
Here is Bassfan.com's ranking of the top 200 pros - where is your favorite?
Lake Michigan Fishing Report
Captain Jim Hirt updates you on what the salmon and trout are hitting and where they are on Lake Michigan.
Baiting Bluegill
An unusual way to bait a hole for bluegill.
Fishing During A Locust or Cicada Hatch
A Locust or Cicada hatch makes for some interesting fishing
Snakes I Have Encountered Fishing
If you fish you will have encounters of the the slithery kind!
How To Catch Coho Salmon On Lake Michigan
Spring fishing season on Lake Michigan to most means only one thing: Coho salmon fever. Find out how to best catch these prized fish.
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Spinning...
Spinning reels are very popular and work better than other kinds of fishing reels for some kinds of fishing.
Ambassadeur 5500 C3 - Fishing Product Review
Ambassadeur 5500 C3 is a good reel according to R. Lantz Saylor
Circuit Breaker On Trolling Motors
A circuit breaker on a trolling motor can be a problem
Choosing the Right Crankbait for Trolling for...
Which crankbaits should I troll for walleye? Page 2.
Rigging A Jig Head Worm
Different ways to rig a worm on a jig head for jig head worm fishing
Trying To Catch Bass After A Cold Front
Trying to catch bass after a cold front
Blue catfish receives world record status from...
IGFA recognizes new world record blue cat
How To Tie A Double Fluke Rig for Fishing
Add your dropper line and tie on the second hook. Page 6.
More tests of fishing lines
Some of the test fishing lines are put through to find what qualities they have. Page 4.
Bass Tournament Trails In Georgia
Georgia bass fishermen have a variety of tournament trails they can compete in, ranging from big lakes to small ones.
MinnKota Model 812 Autopilot Review
Jack was not happy with his new trolling motor.
Matching Rods and Reels
Match your rod and reel and match the outfit to your fishing
Silver Carp Information
Silver carp are one species of the Asian carp species that are causing problems in the United States
Fishing In Lakes To Catch Walleye
Catching walleye in lakes, where and how.
Free Your Lures! – From a Snag
Finesse is preferable to brute strength when it comes to freeing a snagged lure, but sometimes you have to poke or simply pull. Here are the right approaches.

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