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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.
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.
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
Spots To Catch Lake Guntersville Bass
Try these spots for Lake Guntersville Bass. Page 3.
What Are the Pros and Cons of Using Braid...
What is braid fishing line and what are its good and bad points?
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.
Bass Fishing On Lake Guntersville
Randy Tharp marks ten spots to catch bass on Lake Guntersville
A Fisherman's Guide to Catching Catfish in Lakes
Catching catfish fishing in lakes, where to find them and what to use.
Spots With GPS Coordinates To Catch Lake...
Spots With GPS Coordinates To Catch Lake Guntersville Bass. Page 4.
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.
Catching Big Bluegill Ice Fishing
How to catch big bluegill through the ice.
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
A Fisherman's Guide to Crappie
Basic information about black and white crappie
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.
Patterns for Lake Guntersville Bass Fishing
These patterns will catch Lake Guntersville bass. Page 2.
Essential Facts You Need to Know About Fishing...
Essential facts about depth attainment, hooksetting, retrieving, and trolling while using crankbaits.
Why Anglers Fall Out of Fishing Boats
Falling out of a boat while fishing is not uncommon; here’s a number of reasons why and some ideas on what to do about it.
Best Colors for Plastic Worms
What are the top colors for plastic worms?
Alabama's Best Bass Lakes
You won' go wrong fishing any of these lakes in Alabama for bass
Fishing Tips: How to Maintain Your Spinning Reel
Lee McClellan tells how to clean and maintain your spinning reel.
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.
End Of Season Ice Fishing
Bob Jensen gives some tips to take advantage of the good fishing near the end of ice fishing season.
How Are Hooks Sized?
How are hooks sized? Freshwater Fishing.
Learning To Cast A Bait Casting Reel
How to learn to cast a bait casting reel.
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 Line Confusion
What fishing line to buy? Freshwater Fishing.
How To Catch Bass In Early Spring
How To Catch Bass In Early Spring
What Are the Parts Of A Fishing Hook?
Here are the parts of fishing hooks.
Late Ice Panfishing
Bob Jensen explains how to target late ice panfish
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.
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 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.
Crappie Fishing Is Best In Lakes
You can catch crappie in many lakes.
How To Choose the Right Fishing Line
How to choose the right fishing line.
Fishing Line Knots
Learn to tie a good knot and don't lose fish.
Bluegill Fish
Bluegill are fun to catch and bite most every bait you can use.
Big Catfish Pictures
Robbie Robinson with some of the big catfish he catches.
A Fisherman's Guide to Alligator Gar
Fact sheet on alligator gar. Freshwater Fishing.
What Are the Best Hooks for Bass Fishing?
What are the best hooks for bass fishing?
Spring Walleye Fishing Tips
Some tips to help you catch spring walleye, like softbait jerking.
There Are Many Different Kinds of Bream
There are many kinds of bream. Freshwater Fishing.
How To Fish A Jig and Pig
A jig and pig is a great bait for big bass, especially in the winter
Why to Give Cold Water Bass Fishing a Try
Try these tips for catching bass in cold water.
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.
Stranded Ice Fishermen On Erie
Over 100 ice fishermen were stranded on Lake Erie.
Elite Bass Angler Disqualified At Guntersville
An Elite series angler was disqualified at Lake Guntersville. Here is Boyd Duckett's take on what happened
How to Clean the Fish You Catch
How I clean fish, with step by step fish cleaning pictures
Blueback Herring and Effects on Freshwater...
Here are some facts about blueback herring and how they affect fishing in fresh water.
Finding Biting Fish Under the Ice
How To Find Biting Fish Under the Ice
Does Weather Affect Ice Fishing
Bob Jensen discusses the effects of weather on ice fishing
Rigging Your Boat for Crappie Fishing
How to rig your boat for crappie trolling
Spinnerbait Tactics
Joe H with Secret Weapon Lures shares 14 different ways to fish a spinnerbait
Get Better Use Out of Your Spinning Tackle
Casting accurately and getting distance with spinning tackle, plus info on other reel features.
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.
Crappie Fishing Information
Information to help you catch crappie
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.
Lure Basics: It’s Not Magic
Basic Things You Should Know About Lures and How to Use Them
Jobs Making Money In the Outdoors
Jobs in the outdoor world to make money, like game warden and fishing guide.
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.
Trophy Lake Trout Fishing Lures
Lures to use to catch trophy lake trout on Lake Michigan
How To Choose A Bass Fishing Lure Color
How to choose a good color for bass fishing lures.
What Is Monofilament Fishing Line
What is monofilament fishing line?
Crappie Fishing Patterns
Picking crappie jigs. Freshwater Fishing. Page 5.
Bedding Time for Bream
When bream are bedding you can catch several kinds.
Yellow Perch Fact Sheet
Information about yellow perch. Freshwater Fishing.
Reasons You Are Not Catching Fish
There seems to be more reasons for not catching than for catching
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?
Live Bait For Walleye
Ted Pilgrim says live bait is the way to go for walleye
Tying Knots - Freshwater Fishing
Tying a good knot can help you land more fish,
How To Catch Crappie by Trolling
How to catch crappie by trolling
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 Patterns - Clark Hill Hotspots
Where to crappie fish at Clark Hill. Page 3.
Tying a Drop Shot Rig
How to tie a drop shot rig. Freshwater Fishing.
Cane Pole Fishing
Fishing with a cane pole. Freshwater Fishing.
What Is Fishing
What is fishing? Freshwater Fishing.
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.
How To: Fish A Carolina Rig
How to fish a Carolina rig. Freshwater Fishing.
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.
Troy Morrow Tells How To Fish the Alabama Rig
How to fish the Alabama rig with Troy Morrow
Night Bass Fishing Tips and Techniques
Colors to use while night fishing for bass and other tips to help you catch fish. Page 2.
Catching Crappie on Lake Talquin
Fishing for crappie on Lake Talquin, Florida
Bassfan List of Top 200 Bass Pro Fishermen
Here is Bassfan.com's ranking of the top 200 pros - where is your favorite?
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.
Leadcore Line Rigging Tips
Captain Jim Hirt explains how to use leadcore line for fishing Lake Michigan
Winter Fishing Memories
These ways I have caught fish in the winter may help you.
Red Fishing Line
Use red fishing line when fishing Lake Michigan - here is why red fishing line is good.
Tie an Improved Clinch Knot
A simple How to on tying an improved clinch knot
Walleye Tips
Bob Jensen says it is time to catch walleye and here are some tips to help.
How To Catch Muskie In All Seasons
Victor Beacham shares his tips on catching muskie in all seasons of the year.
Fishing for Yellow Perch In Lakes
Fishing for yellow perch in lakes.
Information about the Bassmasters Classic
Everything to daily weigh-in live coverage to the history of the Classic to my personal experience is here.
Four Ways To Cook Bass Filets
Here are four of my favorite ways to cook bass filets.
Fishing a Trick Worm
Fishing a Trick Worm can be productive
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?
Information On Alabama Crappie
Information on Alabama crappie. Freshwater Fishing.
Unbelievable Catch - 5 Bass Weighing Over 45...
Dean Rojas sets new BASS fishing record for a five bass limit, bringing in five weighing over 45 pounds.
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.
How to Spool Line On a Spin Cast Fishing Reel
How to put line on a spin cast reel
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
Walleye Fact Sheet
Basic information about walleye. Freshwater Fishing.
More tests of fishing lines
Some of the test fishing lines are put through to find what qualities they have. Page 4.
Bassmasters Classic Info - Live Coverage On The...
Live coverage of the Bassmasters Classic on the internet!
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.
Put Line on Spinning Reels
A simple How to on spooling line on spinning reels
Fishing Jerkbaits for Prespawn Bass
An interview with tournament pro bass fisherman Cliff Crochet in which he talks about his preference for fishing jerkbaits for prespawn bass.
Silver Carp Information
Silver carp are one species of the Asian carp species that are causing problems in the United States
9 Steps for Tying Perfect Fishing Knots
Perfect knots are necessary in fishing and can be achieved by following these nine steps.
Night Bass Fishing - Choosing A Light
How to choose a light to use while fishing for bass at night. Page 3.
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Baitcasting...
Baitcasting reels have good, bad and ugly characteristics.
Five Species Of Alaska Salmon
Alaska coho salmon are also called silver salmon and are the most popular food fish. Page 3.
When to Set the Hook on Crappie with Sam Heaton
Information on when to set the hook when crappie fishing.
Crappie Fishing - Crappie Fishing Tackle
Tackle for crappie fishing. Freshwater Fishing. Page 2.
Fishing Brush at Clark's Hill Lake
Pictures of fishing brush piles and a hump at Clarks Hill
What Are Some Basics of Catfishing
Catfishing basics are the things you need to get started catching catfish. Cover these basics to start catching catfish where ever you fish.
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.
Boat Maker Genmar Files For Bankruptcy
Boat manufacturer Genmar files for bankruptcy
Barriers To Success When Fishing Swimbaits
Things that make it more difficult to fish swimbaits. Page 2.
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.
Blobs of Jelly In Freshwater
Blobs of jelly in freshwater is actually colonies of Bryozoans
Fishing A Spinnerbait
Ways to fish a spinnerbait. Freshwater Fishing. Page 2.
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.
Invasion of the Asian Carp
Asian carp are an invasive species causing problems in the US.
Using A Depthinder Ice Fishing
A depthfinder is important. Freshwater Fishing. Page 2.
What Are College Bass Fishing Teams?
What are college bass fishing teams?
Eating Catfish
Tips on care and cooking of catfish. Page 2.
Matching Rods and Reels
Match your rod and reel and match the outfit to your fishing
Shellcracker Fishing
Catching shellcracker bream is a lot of fun and they are good to eat, too.
Change Your Fishing Tactics to Trigger a Strike
When you’re not having success or can’t wait the fish out, try a different tactic or retrieve; here’s some advice on doing this.
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.
Ice Fishing Shelter Selection
Bob Jensen describes how to select an ice fishing shelter
Bottom Bouncer Rigging For Walleye
Gary Parsons tells how to rig a bottom bouncer to catch more walleye
Lake Michigan Trophy Brown Trout
How to catch Lake Michigan trophy brown trout
How To Remove Twists From Fishing Line
Here are several ways to remove twists from your fishing line.
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.
Qualities of the Best Pro Bass Fishermen
Boyd Duckett looks at the pro bass fishermen
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.
Threadfin Shad Information
Information about threadfin shad
Choosing the Right Crankbait for Trolling for...
Which crankbaits should I troll for walleye? Page 2.
How To Sharpen Fishing Hooks
Use a file or battery powered sharpening stone to put a point on your hooks. Page 2.
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.
Ice Trolling
Can you troll under ice? Freshwater Fishing. Page 2.
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?
New World Record Bass
Has a new world record bass been caught?

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