Freshwater Fishing: Most Popular Articles
Equipment, fishing line, abrasion
Fluorocarbon fishing line has its good characteristics and some bad ones, too.
Jim Shepherd shares some info from the Texas Wildlife folks on how to handle big bass.
Here are my picks of the best bass lures.
Catching catfish fishing in lakes, where to find them and what to use.
Fishing at night can be productive but there are some problems, too. These tips will help you when you go fishing at night.
What kind of line to use on a spinning reel, how to spool it and how to remove line twist.
What is the best tasting fish? Freshwater Fishing.
Lee McClellan gives suggestions on picking the right fishing rod
What are the top colors for plastic worms?
Blobs of jelly in freshwater is actually colonies of Bryozoans
These tough mono lines will do the job for you if you are fishing cover and need abrasion resistance.
Here is my list of the top ten big lakes in Georgia for bass.
What is braid fishing line and what are its good and bad points?
What are the best hooks for bass fishing?
Joe H with Secret Weapon Lures shares 14 different ways to fish a spinnerbait
Colors to use while night fishing for bass and other tips to help you catch fish. Page 2.
How to learn to cast a bait casting reel.
Lee McClellan tells how to clean and maintain your spinning reel.
What fishing line to buy? Freshwater Fishing.
How to choose the right fishing line.
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.
Victor Beacham shares his tips on catching muskie in all seasons of the year.
How I clean fish, with step by step fish cleaning pictures
How are hooks sized? Freshwater Fishing.
Captain Jim Hirt has a lot of experience catching salmon and trout on Lake Michigan. These articles will help you catch salmon and trout.
Fishing at night makes sense for many reasons, especially here in Georgia
Should you choose an invisible fishing line or a line that has a color you can see? Page 3.
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.
The world record bass was caught near Jacksonville, GA. Here are some pictures of the signs there and info about the catch
There seems to be more reasons for not catching than for catching
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.
Bluegill are fun to catch and bite most every bait you can use.
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.
How to choose a light to use while fishing for bass at night. Page 3.
Here are four of my favorite ways to cook bass filets.
Joe Haubenreich with Secret Weapon Lures gives detailed info on catching bass at night.
Fact sheet on alligator gar. Freshwater Fishing.
A jig and pig is a great bait for big bass, especially in the winter
Captain Jim Hirt tells how to choose speed, color and size of your fishing spoon on Lake Michigan
Roger Lee Brown gives tips on catching fall bass
You won' go wrong fishing any of these lakes in Alabama for bass
Catfishing basics are the things you need to get started catching catfish. Cover these basics to start catching catfish where ever you fish.
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.
Should you try to remove the hook from a fish that has swallowed it if you are going to release it?
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?
Captain Jim Hirt explains how to use leadcore line for fishing Lake Michigan
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.
How to tie a drop shot rig. Freshwater Fishing.
There are many kinds of bream. Freshwater Fishing.
How to fish a Carolina rig. Freshwater Fishing.
Basic information about black and white crappie
Store your fishing tackle right so it will be ready next spring.
The best time, lure and location for Lake Michigan trophy chinooks
Ways to fish a spinnerbait. Freshwater Fishing. Page 2.
There are 8 species of black bass in the United States.
These sunfish were caught by readers of fishing.about.com - send in your pictures of sunfish including bluegill, shellcracker, redbreast and others.
What are three plastic worm rigs?
Donna says freshwater drum are underrated and are good to eat.
How to choose a good color for bass fishing lures.
Jim Pope tells how to rig and fish a bucktail jig
Topwater baits provide exciting hits from bass. Here are some tips on when to use them.
Fishing with a cane pole. Freshwater Fishing.
Fishing a Trick Worm can be productive
Ted Pilgrim says live bait is the way to go for walleye
You can catch a lot of sunfish in lakes
Store your fishing line so it will be ready to use next spring. Page 3.
Fishing topwater lures is fun and productive
Jobs in the outdoor world to make money, like game warden and fishing guide.
Gary Parsons tells how to rig a bottom bouncer to catch more walleye
Match your rod and reel and match the outfit to your fishing
Which crankbaits should I troll for walleye? Page 2.
Lures to use to catch trophy lake trout on Lake Michigan
Try these spots for Lake Guntersville Bass. Page 3.
How to rig worms for bass fishing
Lightning can be dangerous and fishermen face it often.
How to put line on a spin cast reel
What are college bass fishing teams?
Ted Pilgrim shares the ways to catch catfish near you
How to set up downriggers for fishing and what to use to be successful fishing with downriggers
Every fisherman needs these things in his fishing tackle box.
There are five species of salmon that live in Alaska waters and come up Alaska rivers to spawn.
Some of the test fishing lines are put through to find what qualities they have. Page 4.
The Lower the Gear Ratio, the Greater the Cranking Power
Do fish attractants work? Freshwater Fishing.
What is monofilament fishing line?
An Elite series angler was disqualified at Lake Guntersville. Here is Boyd Duckett's take on what happened
Learn what to use and where to fish in lakes for northern pike, common in northern US states and across the northwest.
Winterize your fishing gear so it will be ready to use next spring. Page 2.
How to tell the age of bass. Freshwater Fishing.
Make a minnow trap to catch small fish for bait
Sinkers for fishing plastic worms come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and colors.
Catfish are plentiful, fun to catch and good to eat. All about different kinds of catfish and catfish records.
Use red fishing line when fishing Lake Michigan - here is why red fishing line is good.
Robbie Robinson with some of the big catfish he catches.
Skeet Reese gives some tips on deep water fishing.
Fishing for yellow perch in lakes.
Randy Tharp marks ten spots to catch bass on Lake Guntersville
Fishing a jig and pig is a good way to catch big bass.
Here are several ways to remove twists from your fishing line.
What is lake fishing? Freshwater Fishing.
Lights, Safety and When To Go - some more tips from Joe on night fishing for bass. Page 4.
Most black lights on the market drain your batteries,have poor suction cups and won't hold your lights firmly to your boat. Punisher Lures is an exception.
Catching fish in brackish water.
Bowfin are mean and ugly, and they will tear up your tackle
Know the rules of the road and carry all safety equipment for a safe fishing trip
When bream are bedding you can catch several kinds.
September fishing is often tough. Here are some pattern that might work
Lee McClellan explains how to catch suspended bass
How to choose and fish different worm rigs.
How to catch walleye by trolling crankbaits
Tips on care and cooking of catfish. Page 2.
Perfect knots are necessary in fishing and can be achieved by following these nine steps.
A simple How to on spooling line on spinning reels
Captain Jim Hirt updates you on what the salmon and trout are hitting and where they are on Lake Michigan.
Tying a good knot can help you land more fish,
A lot of my fish died in a fish kill in my pond due to low oxygen content.
Georgia bass fishermen have a variety of tournament trails they can compete in, ranging from big lakes to small ones.
How to catch hot weather walleye
Do fish scents help you catch fish? I sometimes use them
Captain Jim Hirt explains how to catch Lake Michigan brown trout
These tips may help you find bass on new waters or even on places you have fished in the past.
Where, when and how i fish a drop shot rig
You can catch small river walleyes in many places. Wherever walleyes live, there are small rivers that are home to these walleyes.
How to sharpen fishing hooks, with pictures
Learn to tie a good knot and don't lose fish.
Invisible fluorocarbon swivels from Aquateko have a place in your tacklebox
Some tips on catching bass after a cold front.
These pictures and instructions will help you clean a gar.
Spinnerbaits catch a lot of bass and are versitile fishing lures. Here is a variety of ways I like to fish them.
How to fish the Alabama rig with Troy Morrow
Silver carp are one species of the Asian carp species that are causing problems in the United States
Spinning reels are very popular and work better than other kinds of fishing reels for some kinds of fishing.
Different ways to rig a worm on a jig head for jig head worm fishing
Bob Jensen tells how to use bobbers to catch more 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?
Here is Bassfan.com's ranking of the top 200 pros - where is your favorite?
Sometimes a double Fluke rig will draw strikes with a single Fluke will not. Here is how to tie it with a sliding swivel.
Bob Jensen tells how to catch walleye on Kabetogama Lake
Spots With GPS Coordinates To Catch Lake Guntersville Bass. Page 4.
Captain Jim Hirt explains the zone and how to catch salmon
A curly tail grub will catch any predator fish that swims.
How to rig your boat for crappie trolling
When you should use downriggers and where downriggers will work for you
Top ways to cook fish.
How to catch bass in shallow water.
Baitcasting reels have good, bad and ugly characteristics.
How to catch and care for nightcrawlers for fishing.
Great info on fish kills in ponds, from the Alabama DNR
Make a list so you will always have everything you need on your next fishing and camping trip.