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Catching Bass In November
Boyd Duckett tells how to find and catch bass in Novemher
What Kinds of Fish Taste Best?
What is the best tasting fish? Freshwater Fishing.
Pros and Cons of Mono, Fluorocarbon, and...
Here are the things you need to know about the three main categories of fishing line, nylon monofilament, fluorocarbon, and braid or microfilament.
Bass Fishing In November is Specail On...
Captain Mike Gerry says November is a special time of year for bass fishing on Guntersville
Late Fall/November Fishing Patterns
This is a good time to catch fish in my area of the world
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.
How to Choose the Right Fishing Rod
Lee McClellan gives suggestions on picking the right fishing rod
What Are the Pros and Cons of Using Braid...
What is braid fishing line and what are its good and bad points?
Facts About Fishing Line Properties
What You Should Know About Breaking Strength, Diameter, Abrasion Resistance, Stretch, and Flexibility
Crappie Fishing In The Winter
Crappie fishing at Christmas can be an excellent way to fill up your freezer. These tips I use in Georgia might help you where you fish.
What to Know About Fishing At Night
Practical tips on tackle, lights, noise, safety, and other factors that make fishing in the dark more productive.
What Is Monofilament Fishing Line
What is monofilament fishing line? Learn more about our top 7 picks for best monofilament fishing lines.
8 Bass Lures Fishermen Should Have
Here are my picks of the best bass lures.
Bass Fishing Spots on Lake Guntersville
Try these spots for Lake Guntersville Bass. Page 3.
What I’m Using: Shimano’s Curado...
The Shimano Curado baitcasting reel has been improved continuously since being introduced in 1991, and is reliable for demanding situations.
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.
Tips for Catching Bass in Fall
Roger Lee Brown gives tips on catching fall bass
Why to Give Cold Water Bass Fishing a Try
Try these tips for catching bass in cold water.
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.
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.
Crappie Fishing Is Best In Lakes
You can catch crappie in many lakes.
A Fisherman's Guide to Crappie
Basic information about black and white crappie
Bluegill Fish
Bluegill are fun to catch and bite most every bait you can use.
Yellow Perch Fact Sheet
Information about yellow perch. Freshwater Fishing.
A Fisherman's Guide to Catching Catfish in Lakes
Catching catfish fishing in lakes, where to find them and what to use.
Fishing A Lake
What is lake fishing? Freshwater Fishing.
There Are Many Different Kinds of Bream
There are many kinds of bream. Freshwater Fishing.
Best Colors for Plastic Worms
What are the top colors for plastic worms?
Catching Fish In Cold Water
Catching fish in cold water can be tough, but fishing in cold water can be great! Here are some tips that should work for you.
Are Freshwater Drum Good To Eat?
Donna says freshwater drum are underrated and are good to eat.
How To Fish A Jig and Pig
A jig and pig is a great bait for big bass, especially in the winter
Top 10 What are the best bass lakes in Georgia
Here is my list of the top ten big lakes in Georgia for bass.
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.
How to Clean the Fish You Catch
How I clean fish, with step by step fish cleaning pictures
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.
Fishing Line Confusion
What fishing line to buy? Freshwater Fishing.
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.
How To Catch Crappie by Trolling
How to catch crappie by trolling
How Are Hooks Sized?
How are hooks sized? Freshwater Fishing.
What Does “Pound-Test” Mean on a...
The strength of most fishing lines is not exactly what their labels say. Here’s why.
Fishing Tips: How to Maintain Your Spinning Reel
Lee McClellan tells how to clean and maintain your spinning reel.
Learning To Cast A Bait Casting Reel
How to learn to cast a bait casting reel.
Rigging Your Boat for Crappie Fishing
How to rig your boat for crappie trolling
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.
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
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?
A Fisherman's Guide to Alligator Gar
Fact sheet on alligator gar. Freshwater Fishing.
Winter Fishing Memories
These ways I have caught fish in the winter may help you.
Alabama's Best Bass Lakes
You won' go wrong fishing any of these lakes in Alabama for bass
Walleye Fact Sheet
Basic information about walleye. Freshwater Fishing.
What Is Fishing
What is fishing? Freshwater Fishing.
Matching Rods and Reels
Match your rod and reel and match the outfit to your 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.
Great Snakehead Fish Fact Sheet
Fact sheet on the Great Snakehead
Fishing Line: Facts About Abrasion Resistance
Equipment, fishing line, abrasion
How To Use Fishing Spoons
Captain Jim Hirt tells how to choose speed, color and size of your fishing spoon on Lake Michigan
Crappie Fishing Information
Information to help you catch crappie
Jobs Making Money In the Outdoors
Jobs in the outdoor world to make money, like game warden and fishing guide.
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?
What To Wear When Fishing In Winter Weather
Choose the right clothes and you can stay warm in winter
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?
Reels: Gear Ratio and Speed Don’t Tell...
How gear ratio, spool size, and line levels affect the amount of line retrieved when you turn the handle on a fishing reel.
What Are the Best Hooks for Bass Fishing?
What are the best hooks for bass fishing?
Fishing Line: The Truth About Breaking Strength
Most labels don’t tell the truth about the basic strength of the manufacturer’s line; it’s stronger than advertised, which is not necessarily a good thing.
Catching Bass in the Fall After Lakes Turn Over
Fishing improves after the turnover, and here’s what you can do to catch bass then.
Facts About the Life and Behavior of Yellow Perch
Facts about the life and behavior of yellow perch, one of the most popular of all North American freshwater species.
What I’m Using: Nylon-Fluoro Hybrid Line
A nylon-fluorocarbon blend, Yo-Zuri Hybrid is a castable line with low visibility, low stretch, and good abrasion resistance.
Pitching For Bass with Boyd Duckett
Boyd Duckett tells why pitching for bass is a good method, what to use and where to pitch
Four Ways To Cook Bass Filets
Here are four of my favorite ways to cook bass filets.
Night Bass Fishing Tips and Techniques
Colors to use while night fishing for bass and other tips to help you catch fish. Page 2.
Facts About the Life and Behavior of Walleye
Facts about the life and behavior of walleye.
Tying a Drop Shot Rig
How to tie a drop shot rig. Freshwater Fishing.
Red Fishing Line
Use red fishing line when fishing Lake Michigan - here is why red fishing line is good.
Fall Bass Fishing with A Jig and Pig
What colors, size and trailers work best in the fall for a jig and pig
Go Natural With Bucktail Jigs
Jim Pope tells how to rig and fish a bucktail jig
Does Bait Size Matter In Bass Fishing?
Does bait size matter when bass fishing?
Blobs of Jelly In Freshwater
Blobs of jelly in freshwater is actually colonies of Bryozoans
Spinnerbait Tactics
Joe H with Secret Weapon Lures shares 14 different ways to fish a spinnerbait
Catching Fish In Brackish Water
Catching fish in brackish water.
Big Catfish Pictures
Robbie Robinson with some of the big catfish he catches.
Bassfan List of Top 200 Bass Pro Fishermen
Here is Bassfan.com's ranking of the top 200 pros - where is your favorite?
How To Choose A Bass Fishing Lure Color
How to choose a good color for bass fishing lures.
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 Line Knots
Learn to tie a good knot and don't lose fish.
Facts About the Life and Behavior of Bluegill...
Facts about the life and behavior of bluegill (bream) sunfish, one of the most popular small species in North America.
9 Steps for Tying Perfect Fishing Knots
Perfect knots are necessary in fishing and can be achieved by following these nine steps.
Fishing In Lakes To Catch Walleye
Catching walleye in lakes, where and how.
Winter Bass Patterns - Freshwater Fishing
Bass are hard to catch while fishing in the winter. Here are some reasons why bass fishing is tough, and some tactics that work to catch bass.
How To Choose the Right Fishing Line
How to choose the right fishing line.
Blueback Herring and Effects on Freshwater...
Here are some facts about blueback herring and how they affect fishing in fresh water.
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.
The Top Features to Consider When Buying a New...
Casting and Retrieval Features Are Especially Important When Considering a New Baitcasting Reel
7 Ways to Keep Boat Gas from Ruining Your Fishing
What to know about ethanol and non-ethanol fuel use in boats, and how to take care of your fuel to avoid breakdowns.
Nile Perch Fact Sheet
Information about Nile Perch. Freshwater Fishing.
How To Catch Muskie In All Seasons
Victor Beacham shares his tips on catching muskie in all seasons of the year.
What You Should Know About Reels and Casting...
Features, functions, and factors that affect spinning, spincasting, and baitcasting reels and their use.
Do Fish Attractants Work?
Do fish attractants work? Freshwater Fishing.
How to Get Better Use Out of Spinning Tackle
How to cast accurately and improve distance with spinning tackle, plus info on spool size and diameter, drag washers, and continuous anti-reverse features.
Reasons You Are Not Catching Fish
There seems to be more reasons for not catching than for catching
Lures, Tactics, and Places to Catch Bass in...
Lures, tactics, and places to catch freshwater bass in October and November
Bassmasters Classic Tournament
The Bassmasters Classic is still the most important tournament out there.
Silver Carp Information
Silver carp are one species of the Asian carp species that are causing problems in the United States
Bedding Time for Bream
When bream are bedding you can catch several kinds.
Rigging Reacting and Record Keeping for Lake...
The three Rs help ou catch lake Michigan fish
Cane Pole Fishing
Fishing with a cane pole. Freshwater Fishing.
Winter Fishing Information
Links to information about fishing in cold weather, from ice fishing to what to use for bass in the south.
Lure Basics: It’s Not Magic
Here are important facts about lures and how to use them, because appearance is secondary to knowing your quarry and using lures properly.
What Are the Best Periods of Fish Activity?
Using sun and moon positions to predict periods of fish activity
Catching Big Bluegill Ice Fishing
How to catch big bluegill through the ice.
Facts About the Life and Behavior of Crappie
Facts about the life and behavior of Crappie
How to Catch Stripers in the Fall
Several fishing options exist when you know what stripers are eating and you find a concentration of fish.
Jig Head Worm
Jig head worms are very popular for bass fishing but what are they?
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
Rod and Reel Maintenance - Freshwater Fishing
Keeping your fishing equipment in condition to catch fish
How to Stay Warm While Fishing
How to be prepared for open-water fishing in cold weather.
Black Bass Species
There are 8 species of black bass in the United States.
Facts About the Life and Behavior of Atlantic...
Facts about the life and behavior of Atlantic sturgeon, which are federally listed as threatened or endangered throughout their range.
Night Bass Fishing - Choosing A Light
How to choose a light to use while fishing for bass at night. Page 3.
Robert Fisher tells of his experience catching and eating bowfin
Fishing for Sunfish In Lakes
You can catch a lot of sunfish in lakes
Threadfin Shad Information
Information about threadfin shad
Fall Jigging Spoons
How to, where to and what you can catch jigging a spoon in the fall.
What’s Trending in Fishing Gear for Late...
An overview of what’s trending in rods and reels, lures, electronics, and accessories for the last of 2015 and first of 2016.
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Baitcasting...
Baitcasting reels have good, bad and ugly characteristics.
Crappie Fishing Patterns at Clarks Hill
Where to crappie fish at Clark Hill. Page 3.
How To Siphon A Fishing Pond
I needed to get the water level down in one of my small ponds so I could build a dock. Here is how I bult a siphon system out of PVC, with pictures.
Information On Fishing A Drop Shot Rig
Where, when and how i fish a drop shot rig
Bowfin - Fish or Monster
Bowfin are mean and ugly, and they will tear up your tackle
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.
Catching Crappie on Lake Talquin
Fishing for crappie on Lake Talquin, Florida
Why You Should Pay Attention to Water Temperature
How and why fish behavior is related to shallow and deep water temperature, plus information about the thermocline.
Shellcracker Fishing
Catching shellcracker bream is a lot of fun and they are good to eat, too.
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.
Profile of White Bass
Information about white bass. Freshwater Fishing.
What Can I Catch On a Curly Tail Grub?
A curly tail grub will catch any predator fish that swims.
10 Newest and Most Notable Lures for 2016
Newly introduced lures from Strike King, Mann’s, Berkley, Rebel, Bandit, Yo-Zuri, Savage, VMC, Terminator, and Arashi.
Many More People Fish Than Was Known, But Not...
A recent report finds that more people fish over time than was previously known, but many are casual or less frequent participants, which has implications for resource managers.
Live Bait For Walleye
Ted Pilgrim says live bait is the way to go for walleye
Basic Facts About Spinnerbaits
Here’s a primer on spinnerbait sizes, weights, and blade styles, plus retrieval actions.
Essential Facts You Need to Know About Fishing...
Essential facts about depth attainment, hooksetting, retrieving, and trolling while using crankbaits.
Finding Biting Fish Under the Ice
How To Find Biting Fish Under the Ice
Gar - Jurassic Park Fish - Fishing For Gar
Gar look like they are holdovers from the time of dinosaurs. Gar are ugly but they fight good if you can hook them.
How Top Tell the Age Of Bass
How to tell the age of bass. Freshwater Fishing.
The 12 Commandments for Practicing Catch-and-Re...
These are the right procedures to follow for releasing fish unharmed.
How to Control and Cure Line Twist on Fishing...
Faulty Lures, Loose Drag, and Poor Landing Technique Cause the Problem, but You Can Cure It
Smallmouth Bass Fishing In the Snow:
Lee McClellan tells why smallmouth fishing in the snow is productive and what lures to use.
12 Ways to Avoid Line Twist, Snarls, and Tangles
These tips will help you catch more fish by preventing casting and retrieving problems when using spinning tackle.
Catfish Fishing Basics
Ted Pilgrim shares the ways to catch catfish near you
What Are Trash Fish?
What are trash fish, how do you catch them and can you eat them?

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