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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.
Catching Big Bluegill Ice Fishing
How to catch big bluegill through the ice.
What Are the Pros and Cons of Using Braid...
What is braid fishing line and what are its good and bad points?
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.
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.
Finding Biting Fish Under the Ice
How To Find Biting Fish Under the Ice
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.
Spots To Catch Lake Guntersville Bass
Try these spots for Lake Guntersville Bass. Page 3.
8 Bass Lures Fishermen Should Have
Here are my picks of the best bass lures.
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.
Top 10 What are the best bass lakes in Georgia
Here is my list of the top ten big lakes in Georgia for bass.
Does Weather Affect Ice Fishing
Bob Jensen discusses the effects of weather on ice fishing
A Fisherman's Guide to Crappie
Basic information about black and white crappie
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.
Spots With GPS Coordinates To Catch Lake...
Spots With GPS Coordinates To Catch Lake Guntersville Bass. Page 4.
Winter Fishing Memories
These ways I have caught fish in the winter may help you.
Bass Fishing On Lake Guntersville
Randy Tharp marks ten spots to catch bass on Lake Guntersville
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.
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.
A Fisherman's Guide to Catching Catfish in Lakes
Catching catfish fishing in lakes, where to find them and what to use.
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.
Fishing Tips: How to Maintain Your Spinning Reel
Lee McClellan tells how to clean and maintain your spinning reel.
Essential Facts You Need to Know About Fishing...
Essential facts about depth attainment, hooksetting, retrieving, and trolling while using crankbaits.
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.
How Are Hooks Sized?
How are hooks sized? Freshwater Fishing.
Bluegill Fish
Bluegill are fun to catch and bite most every bait you can use.
Rigging Your Boat for Crappie Fishing
How to rig your boat for crappie trolling
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 Line Confusion
What fishing line to buy? Freshwater Fishing.
Elite Bass Angler Disqualified At Guntersville
An Elite series angler was disqualified at Lake Guntersville. Here is Boyd Duckett's take on what happened
Learning To Cast A Bait Casting Reel
How to learn to cast a bait casting reel.
Why to Give Cold Water Bass Fishing a Try
Try these tips for catching bass in cold water.
Alabama's Best Bass Lakes
You won' go wrong fishing any of these lakes in Alabama for bass
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.
Best Colors for Plastic Worms
What are the top colors for plastic worms?
Patterns for Lake Guntersville Bass Fishing
These patterns will catch Lake Guntersville bass. Page 2.
A Fisherman's Guide to Alligator Gar
Fact sheet on alligator gar. Freshwater Fishing.
Tying Knots - Freshwater Fishing
Tying a good knot can help you land more fish,
There Are Many Different Kinds of Bream
There are many kinds of bream. Freshwater Fishing.
Fishing Line Knots
Learn to tie a good knot and don't lose fish.
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.
Yellow Perch Fact Sheet
Information about yellow perch. Freshwater Fishing.
How to Clean the Fish You Catch
How I clean fish, with step by step fish cleaning pictures
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
How To Choose the Right Fishing Line
How to choose the right fishing 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.
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.
Reasons You Are Not Catching Fish
There seems to be more reasons for not catching than for catching
Tying a Drop Shot Rig
How to tie a drop shot rig. Freshwater Fishing.
Jobs Making Money In the Outdoors
Jobs in the outdoor world to make money, like game warden and fishing guide.
Get Better Use Out of Your Spinning Tackle
Casting accurately and getting distance with spinning tackle, plus info on other reel features.
How To Fish A Jig and Pig
A jig and pig is a great bait for big bass, especially in the winter
What Are the Best Hooks for Bass Fishing?
What are the best hooks for bass fishing?
Ice Trolling
Can you troll under ice? Freshwater Fishing. Page 2.
Lure Basics: It’s Not Magic
Basic Things You Should Know About Lures and How to Use Them
Crappie Fishing Information
Information to help you catch crappie
How To: Fish A Carolina Rig
How to fish a Carolina rig. Freshwater Fishing.
Black Bass Species
There are 8 species of black bass in the United States.
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.
Spinnerbait Tactics
Joe H with Secret Weapon Lures shares 14 different ways to fish a spinnerbait
Fishing for Yellow Perch In Lakes
Fishing for yellow perch in lakes.
Crappie Fishing Is Best In Lakes
You can catch crappie in many lakes.
Walleye Fact Sheet
Basic information about walleye. Freshwater Fishing.
Crappie Fishing Patterns - Clark Hill Hotspots
Where to crappie fish at Clark Hill. Page 3.
Cane Pole Fishing
Fishing with a cane pole. Freshwater Fishing.
Using A Depthinder Ice Fishing
A depthfinder is important. Freshwater Fishing. Page 2.
What I’m Using: Still Cameras for Fishing...
Rough conditions and close quarters dictate the author’s photography needs, especially in regards to a waterproof camera.
Tie an Improved Clinch Knot
A simple How to on tying an improved clinch knot
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?
Red Fishing Line
Use red fishing line when fishing Lake Michigan - here is why red fishing line is good.
What Is Monofilament Fishing Line
What is monofilament fishing line?
Live Bait For Walleye
Ted Pilgrim says live bait is the way to go for walleye
What Is Fishing
What is fishing? Freshwater Fishing.
Information On Alabama Crappie
Information on Alabama crappie. Freshwater Fishing.
Are Freshwater Drum Good To Eat?
Donna says freshwater drum are underrated and are good to eat.
Four Ways To Cook Bass Filets
Here are four of my favorite ways to cook bass filets.
How To Catch Muskie In All Seasons
Victor Beacham shares his tips on catching muskie in all seasons of the year.
Crappie Fishing Patterns
Catching Clark Hill Crappie - Crappie fishing patterns that should work for you, too.
Big Catfish Pictures
Robbie caught this big flathead cat. Page 3.
Night Bass Fishing Tips and Techniques
Colors to use while night fishing for bass and other tips to help you catch fish. Page 2.
Stranded Ice Fishermen On Erie
Over 100 ice fishermen were stranded on Lake Erie.
Bedding Time for Bream
When bream are bedding you can catch several kinds.
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.
Reels: Gear Ratio and Speed Don’t Tell...
Gear ratio, spool size, and line levels affect line recovery.
Night Bass Fishing - Choosing A Light
How to choose a light to use while fishing for bass at night. Page 3.
Trophy Lake Trout Fishing Lures
Lures to use to catch trophy lake trout on Lake Michigan
Leadcore Line Rigging Tips
Captain Jim Hirt explains how to use leadcore line for fishing Lake Michigan
Go Natural With Bucktail Jigs
Jim Pope tells how to rig and fish a bucktail jig
Late Ice Panfishing
Bob Jensen explains how to target late ice panfish
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.
Bassfan List of Top 200 Bass Pro Fishermen
Here is Bassfan.com's ranking of the top 200 pros - where is your favorite?
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?
How To Choose A Bass Fishing Lure Color
How to choose a good color for bass fishing lures.
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Baitcasting...
Baitcasting reels have good, bad and ugly characteristics.
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.
How to Spool Line On a Spin Cast Fishing Reel
Take All Old Line Off Reel. Freshwater Fishing.
How To Siphon A Fishing Pond
I ended up building two siphons for my fishing pond - this shows both, side by side. Page 2.
Troy Morrow Tells How To Fish the Alabama Rig
How to fish the Alabama rig with Troy Morrow
How To Catch Crappie by Trolling
How to catch crappie by trolling
Fish Recipes
A variety of ways to cook fish. Freshwater Fishing.
How To Tie A Double Fluke Rig for Fishing
This shows a double Fluke rig. Freshwater Fishing. Page 2.
Catching Shallow Bass In January
Captain Mike Gerry says your best bet for big bass on Guntersville in January is in shallow water.
Fishing Brush at Clark's Hill Lake
Pictures of fishing brush piles and a hump at Clarks Hill
What Can I Catch On a Curly Tail Grub?
A curly tail grub will catch any predator fish that swims.
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.
Spring Walleye Fishing Tips
Some tips to help you catch spring walleye, like softbait jerking.
More tests of fishing lines
Some of the test fishing lines are put through to find what qualities they have. Page 4.
How To Catch Bass In Early Spring
How To Catch Bass In Early Spring
What I’m Using: Polarized Fit-Over Style...
What I’m Using: Four Decades of Fine-Tuning My Fit-Over Sunglasses Have Lead to Jonathan Paul
Catching Early Ice Walleye
Catching early ice walleye. Freshwater Fishing.
Catching Fish In Brackish Water
Catching fish in brackish water.
End Of Season Ice Fishing
Bob Jensen gives some tips to take advantage of the good fishing near the end of ice fishing season.
Matching Rods and Reels
Match your rod and reel and match the outfit to your fishing
Ice Fishing Information
Why this southern boy wants to go ice fishing.
Invasion of the Asian Carp
Asian carp are an invasive species causing problems in the US.
Fishing a Trick Worm
Fishing a Trick Worm can be productive
Put Line on Spinning Reels
A simple How to on spooling line on spinning reels
What Are College Bass Fishing Teams?
What are college bass fishing teams?
How To Use Fishing Spoons
Captain Jim Hirt tells how to choose speed, color and size of your fishing spoon on Lake Michigan
Hobie Mirage Pro Angler Fishing Kayak
The Hobie Mirage Pro Angler fishing kayak was designed just for the fisherman.
Ice Fishing Shelter Selection
Bob Jensen describes how to select an ice fishing shelter
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 for Sunfish In Lakes
You can catch a lot of sunfish in lakes
Great Snakehead Fish Fact Sheet
Fact sheet on the Great Snakehead
Do Fish Attractants Work?
Do fish attractants work? Freshwater Fishing.
Winter Crappie Fishing
Catching winter crappie at Clark's Hill - this technique may work for you.
Top 8 Tackle Box Things You Need In Your...
Every fisherman needs these things in his fishing tackle box.
Fishing Line: The Truth About Breaking Strength
Most labels don’t tell the truth about the basic strength of the line
Ice Fishing Bass
Brian caught this nice bass while ice fishing in New Hampshire. Page 12.
Boat Maker Genmar Files For Bankruptcy
Boat manufacturer Genmar files for bankruptcy
Catching Crappie on Lake Talquin
Fishing for crappie on Lake Talquin, Florida
Ice Fishing Rainbow
Step onto a lake you're unfamiliar with and you'll immediately realize you'd better do your homework if you want to hook the illusive rainbow trout. Page 13.
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.
Eating Catfish
Tips on care and cooking of catfish. Page 2.
Shellcracker Fishing
Catching shellcracker bream is a lot of fun and they are good to eat, too.
Build A Better Minnow Trap - Freshwater Fishing
Make a minnow trap to catch small fish for bait
Lake Conroe Fishing Report
What are the fish biting on Lake Conroe right now?
Ice Fishing Perch
Brian Knippers caught this yellow perch while ice fishing in New Hampshire. Page 11.
Top 9 Top Reasons For Kayak Fishing
There are many reasons for kayak fishing.
Blobs of Jelly In Freshwater
Blobs of jelly in freshwater is actually colonies of Bryozoans
Ranger Fishing Boats Introduces New Boat for...
Ranger shows off its new saltwater boats.: inshore fishing boats snook redfish saltwater boats center console boats ranger boats
Ten Safety Tips For Ice Fishing
Be safe on the ice follow these tips
Ice Fishing Tips
Use these ice fishing tips to catch more fish when the water is hard on top
Pro Bass Fisherman Bassfan Top 200 Rankings
Bassfan ranks the top 200 pro bass fishermen: kevin vandam bass fisherman jason barber pro bass tim horton
Fish Feeding Schedules
Do fish feed on a schedule you can use to catch them? Here are some thoughts and ideas on that topic.
Green Sunfish Fact Sheet
Green sunfish are common in much of the US and are good to eat.
Crappie Fishing - Crappie Fishing Tackle
Tackle for crappie fishing. Freshwater Fishing. Page 2.
Winter Fishing Information
Links to information about fishing in cold weather, from ice fishing to what to use for bass in the south.
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