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What You Need To Know About Fluorocarbon...
Fluorocarbon fishing line has its good characteristics and some bad ones, too.
What Kinds of Fish Taste Best?
What is the best tasting fish? Freshwater Fishing.
8 Bass Lures Fishermen Should Have
Here are my picks of the best bass lures.
A Fisherman's Guide to Catching Catfish in Lakes
Catching catfish fishing in lakes, where to find them and what to use.
How to Choose the Right Fishing Rod
Lee McClellan gives suggestions on picking the right fishing rod
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.
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.
Best Colors for Plastic Worms
What are the top colors for plastic worms?
What Are the Pros and Cons of Using Braid...
What is braid fishing line and what are its good and bad points?
Top 10 What are the best bass lakes in Georgia
Here is my list of the top ten big lakes in Georgia for bass.
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.
A Fisherman's Guide to Crappie
Basic information about black and white crappie
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.
What Are the Best Hooks for Bass Fishing?
What are the best hooks for bass fishing?
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.
There Are Many Different Kinds of Bream
There are many kinds of bream. 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.
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.
Bluegill Fish
Bluegill are fun to catch and bite most every bait you can use.
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.
Elite Bass Angler Disqualified At Guntersville
An Elite series angler was disqualified at Lake Guntersville. Here is Boyd Duckett's take on what happened
Fishing Tips: How to Maintain Your Spinning Reel
Lee McClellan tells how to clean and maintain your spinning reel.
Spots To Catch Lake Guntersville Bass
Try these spots for Lake Guntersville Bass. Page 3.
Spinnerbait Tactics
Joe H with Secret Weapon Lures shares 14 different ways to fish a spinnerbait
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.
Reasons You Are Not Catching Fish
There seems to be more reasons for not catching than for catching
A Fisherman's Guide to Alligator Gar
Fact sheet on alligator gar. Freshwater Fishing.
Essential Facts You Need to Know About Fishing...
Essential facts about depth attainment, hooksetting, retrieving, and trolling while using crankbaits.
How to Clean the Fish You Catch
How I clean fish, with step by step fish cleaning pictures
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.
Learning To Cast A Bait Casting Reel
How to learn to cast a bait casting reel.
Fishing Line Confusion
What fishing line to buy? Freshwater Fishing.
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.
How To Fish A Jig and Pig
A jig and pig is a great bait for big bass, especially in the winter
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
Night Bass Fishing Tips and Techniques
Colors to use while night fishing for bass and other tips to help you catch fish. Page 2.
Bass Fishing On Lake Guntersville
Randy Tharp marks ten spots to catch bass on Lake Guntersville
How To Choose the Right Fishing Line
How to choose the right fishing line.
How Are Hooks Sized?
How are hooks sized? Freshwater Fishing.
Crappie Fishing Is Best In Lakes
You can catch crappie in many lakes.
Alabama's Best Bass Lakes
You won' go wrong fishing any of these lakes in Alabama for bass
Spring Walleye Fishing Tips
Some tips to help you catch spring walleye, like softbait jerking.
Spots With GPS Coordinates To Catch Lake...
Spots With GPS Coordinates To Catch Lake Guntersville Bass. Page 4.
How To: Fish A Carolina Rig
How to fish a Carolina rig. Freshwater Fishing.
How to Spool Line On a Spin Cast Fishing Reel
How to put line on a spin cast reel
How To Catch Bass In Early Spring
How To Catch Bass In Early Spring
Bedding Time for Bream
When bream are bedding you can catch several kinds.
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?
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.
How To Fish High Water
How to fish high water. Freshwater Fishing.
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.
Are Freshwater Drum Good To Eat?
Donna says freshwater drum are underrated and are good to eat.
Cane Pole Fishing
Fishing with a cane pole. Freshwater Fishing.
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?
How To Use Fishing Spoons
Captain Jim Hirt tells how to choose speed, color and size of your fishing spoon on Lake Michigan
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?
Jobs Making Money In the Outdoors
Jobs in the outdoor world to make money, like game warden and fishing guide.
Lure Basics: It’s Not Magic
Basic Things You Should Know About Lures and How to Use Them
Fishing a Trick Worm
Fishing a Trick Worm can be productive
Fishing Line Knots
Learn to tie a good knot and don't lose fish.
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.
Big Catfish Pictures
Robbie Robinson with some of the big catfish he catches.
Go Natural With Bucktail Jigs
Jim Pope tells how to rig and fish a bucktail jig
Black Bass Species
There are 8 species of black bass in the United States.
Live Bait For Walleye
Ted Pilgrim says live bait is the way to go for walleye
Night Bass Fishing - Choosing A Light
How to choose a light to use while fishing for bass at night. Page 3.
When To Use Topwater Baits for Bass
Topwater baits provide exciting hits from bass. Here are some tips on when to use them.
Fishing for Sunfish In Lakes
You can catch a lot of sunfish in lakes
Four Ways To Cook Bass Filets
Here are four of my favorite ways to cook bass filets.
Bass Are On The Beds In the Spring
When bass are bedding should you try to catch them?
Red Fishing Line
Use red fishing line when fishing Lake Michigan - here is why red fishing line is good.
Crappie Fishing Patterns - Clark Hill Hotspots
Where to crappie fish at Clark Hill. Page 3.
Tying Knots - Freshwater Fishing
Tying a good knot can help you land more fish,
How To Catch Muskie In All Seasons
Victor Beacham shares his tips on catching muskie in all seasons of the year.
How To Choose A Bass Fishing Lure Color
How to choose a good color for bass fishing lures.
Blueback Herring and Effects on Freshwater...
Here are some facts about blueback herring and how they affect fishing in fresh water.
What Is Fishing
What is fishing? Freshwater Fishing.
Bowfin - Fish or Monster
Bowfin are mean and ugly, and they will tear up your tackle
Blobs of Jelly In Freshwater
Blobs of jelly in freshwater is actually colonies of Bryozoans
Trophy Lake Trout Fishing Lures
Lures to use to catch trophy lake trout on Lake Michigan
Patterns for Lake Guntersville Bass Fishing
These patterns will catch Lake Guntersville bass. Page 2.
Fishing A Spinnerbait
Ways to fish a spinnerbait. Freshwater Fishing. Page 2.
Rigging Your Boat for Crappie Fishing
How to rig your boat for crappie trolling
How To Clean A Gar If You Catch One and Want to...
Cleaning a gar, step four. Freshwater Fishing.
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.
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Baitcasting...
Baitcasting reels have good, bad and ugly characteristics.
How To Remove Twists From Fishing Line
Here are several ways to remove twists from your fishing line.
Leadcore Line Rigging Tips
Captain Jim Hirt explains how to use leadcore line for fishing Lake Michigan
Get Better Use Out of Your Spinning Tackle
Casting accurately and getting distance with spinning tackle, plus info on other reel features.
Eating Catfish
Tips on care and cooking of catfish. Page 2.
Invasion of the Asian Carp
Asian carp are an invasive species causing problems in the US.
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.
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.
Tie an Improved Clinch Knot
A simple How to on tying an improved clinch knot
What Is Monofilament Fishing Line
What is monofilament fishing line?
Bowfin
Robert Fisher tells of his experience catching and eating bowfin
Silver Carp Information
Silver carp are one species of the Asian carp species that are causing problems in the United States
Shellcracker Fishing
Catching shellcracker bream is a lot of fun and they are good to eat, too.
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.
Catfish Fishing Basics
Ted Pilgrim shares the ways to catch catfish near you
Reels: Gear Ratio and Speed Don’t Tell...
Gear ratio, spool size, and line levels affect line recovery.
The Story of the All-time Largemouth Bass
The story of the world record largemouth bass, caught by 20-year-old farm boy George Perry in Georgia in 1932, not far from the site of golf’s Masters tournament.
9 Steps for Tying Perfect Fishing Knots
Perfect knots are necessary in fishing and can be achieved by following these nine steps.
More tests of fishing lines
Some of the test fishing lines are put through to find what qualities they have. Page 4.
Crappie Fishing Patterns
Catching Clark Hill Crappie - Crappie fishing patterns that should work for you, too.
Fishing Brush at Clark's Hill Lake
Pictures of fishing brush piles and a hump at Clarks Hill
Top 8 Tackle Box Things You Need In Your...
Every fisherman needs these things in his fishing tackle box.
Why to Give Cold Water Bass Fishing a Try
Try these tips for catching bass in cold water.
Walleye Fact Sheet
Basic information about walleye. Freshwater Fishing.
Green Sunfish Fact Sheet
Green sunfish are common in much of the US and are good to eat.
What Lures and Retrieves Are Best for...
Jigs and jig-spinner combos, fished slowly, are tops for catching yellow perch, crappies, and sunfish.
Lake Michigan Trophy Brown Trout
How to catch Lake Michigan trophy brown trout
Where to Find and Catch Early-Season Trout in...
Monitor surface temperature, know where to fish, stay shallow, and spread out your lures to catch trout in lakes in the spring.
Build A Better Minnow Trap - Freshwater Fishing
Make a minnow trap to catch small fish for bait
What Are College Bass Fishing Teams?
What are college bass fishing teams?
What to Do If You Fall Out of a Small Fishing...
How to be prepared in case you fall out of a fishing boat, and what to do if that happens.
Fishing Top Water Baits Early In the Spring
You can catch bass early in the spring on top water baits.
Five Tips to Catch More Spring Bass
Spring bass fishing is not always easy; when the action is slow, there are some places you can go and things you can do to have success.
Yellow Perch Fact Sheet
Information about yellow perch. Freshwater Fishing.
Crappie Fishing Information
Information to help you catch crappie
How Top Tell the Age Of Bass
How to tell the age of bass. Freshwater Fishing.
What to Know About Boating in Big Winds and...
Here’s why you should make safety the first concern when boating-fishing under windy conditions and in rough water.
Fishing Shad - All About This Fishing Baitfish
Information about shad, from the Alabama DNR
Night Bass Fishing
Joe Haubenreich with Secret Weapon Lures gives detailed info on catching bass at night.
Do Fish Attractants Work?
Do fish attractants work? Freshwater Fishing.
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.
Facts About the Life and Behavior of Crappie
Facts about the life and behavior of Crappie
Walleye Tips
Bob Jensen says it is time to catch walleye and here are some tips to help.
Tying a Drop Shot Rig
How to tie a drop shot rig. Freshwater Fishing.
Information On Alabama Crappie
Information on Alabama crappie. Freshwater Fishing.
Fish Kill in My Pond
A lot of my fish died in a fish kill in my pond due to low oxygen content.
Catfishing Time
Its time to catch some catfish. Here is how to catch them and some good ways to cook them.
Bottom Bouncer Rigging For Walleye
Gary Parsons tells how to rig a bottom bouncer to catch more walleye
Buying A Fishing Boat
Are the two happiest days in a boat owner's life the day he buys a new boat and the day he sells it?
Lake Guntersville Fishing Report
Fishing report on Lake Guntersville from Captain Mike Gerry
Put Line on Spinning Reels
A simple How to on spooling line on spinning reels
Staying Safe Fishing In Lightning
Lightning can be dangerous and fishermen face it often.
What Can I Catch On a Curly Tail Grub?
A curly tail grub will catch any predator fish that swims.
Will I Catch Walleye by Trolling Crankbaits?
How to catch walleye by trolling crankbaits
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.
Fishing for Bedding Bass
Bedding bass can be hard to catch.
Wormin' Ways For Fishing
How to rig worms for bass fishing
How To Catch Brown Trout By Fishing the Zone
Captain Jim Hirt explains how to catch Lake Michigan brown trout
Fishing with Nighcrawlers You Catch
How to catch and care for nightcrawlers for fishing.
Threadfin Shad Information
Information about threadfin shad
Three Plastic Worm Rigs
What are three plastic worm rigs?
When to Set the Hook on Crappie with Sam Heaton
Information on when to set the hook when crappie fishing.
Bassfan List of Top 200 Bass Pro Fishermen
Here is Bassfan.com's ranking of the top 200 pros - where is your favorite?
Catching Fish In Brackish Water
Catching fish in brackish water.
St Croix Fishing Rod Review
I think the St. Croix Avid Series AVC70MF Medium power fast action 7 foot rod is the best all-around bait casting rod I have tried.

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