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Freshwater Fishing: Most Popular Articles

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Tips for Catching Bass in Fall
Roger Lee Brown gives tips on catching fall bass
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.
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.
A Fisherman's Guide to Catching Catfish in Lakes
Catching catfish fishing in lakes, where to find them and what to use.
What Are the Pros and Cons of Using Braid...
What is braid fishing line and what are its good and bad points?
Fishing Line: Facts About Abrasion Resistance
Equipment, fishing line, abrasion
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.
9 Steps for Tying Perfect Fishing Knots
Perfect knots are necessary in fishing and can be achieved by following these nine steps.
How to Choose the Right Fishing Rod
Lee McClellan gives suggestions on picking the right fishing rod
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.
Best Colors for Plastic Worms
What are the top colors for plastic worms?
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.
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
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.
Spots To Catch Lake Guntersville Bass
Try these spots for Lake Guntersville Bass. Page 3.
Bluegill Fish
Bluegill are fun to catch and bite most every bait you can use.
A Fisherman's Guide to Crappie
Basic information about black and white crappie
Learning To Cast A Bait Casting Reel
How to learn to cast a bait casting reel.
Reasons You Are Not Catching Fish
There seems to be more reasons for not catching than for catching
Reels: Gear Ratio and Speed Don’t Tell...
Gear ratio, spool size, and line levels affect line recovery.
Lure Basics: It’s Not Magic
Basic Things You Should Know About Lures and How to Use Them
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.
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.
Fishing Tips: How to Maintain Your Spinning Reel
Lee McClellan tells how to clean and maintain your spinning reel.
Fishing Line Confusion
What fishing line to buy? Freshwater Fishing.
Go Natural With Bucktail Jigs
Jim Pope tells how to rig and fish a bucktail jig
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.
Late Fall/November Fishing Patterns
This is a good time to catch fish in my area of the world
Alabama's Best Bass Lakes
You won' go wrong fishing any of these lakes in Alabama for bass
How to Clean the Fish You Catch
How I clean fish, with step by step fish cleaning pictures
How To Fish A Jig and Pig
A jig and pig is a great bait for big bass, especially in the winter
How To Choose the Right Fishing Line
How to choose the right fishing line.
Lake Michigan Trophy Brown Trout
How to catch Lake Michigan trophy brown trout
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.
A Fisherman's Guide to Alligator Gar
Fact sheet on alligator gar. Freshwater Fishing.
Bass Fishing On Lake Guntersville
Randy Tharp marks ten spots to catch bass on Lake Guntersville
How Are Hooks Sized?
How are hooks sized? Freshwater Fishing.
Fall Turnover and Its Effects On Fishing
Fall turnover on lakes and ponds changes fishing and affects the fish in the lake. Here is some info about what turnover is and what happens.
How To Use Fishing Spoons
Captain Jim Hirt tells how to choose speed, color and size of your fishing spoon on Lake Michigan
There Are Many Different Kinds of Bream
There are many kinds of bream. Freshwater Fishing.
Invasion of the Asian Carp
Asian carp are an invasive species causing problems in the US.
Catching Bass In November
Boyd Duckett tells how to find and catch bass in Novemher
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
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 Fall Turnover?
What happens during fall turnover?
What Are the Best Hooks for Bass Fishing?
What are the best hooks for bass fishing?
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.
Night Bass Fishing Tips and Techniques
Colors to use while night fishing for bass and other tips to help you catch fish. Page 2.
Why to Give Cold Water Bass Fishing a Try
Try these tips for catching bass in cold water.
Fall Bass Fishing with A Jig and Pig
What colors, size and trailers work best in the fall for a jig and pig
Tying a Drop Shot Rig
How to tie a drop shot rig. Freshwater Fishing.
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.
Threadfin Shad Information
Information about threadfin shad
What Is Monofilament Fishing Line
What is monofilament fishing line?
Silver Carp Information
Silver carp are one species of the Asian carp species that are causing problems in the United States
Elite Bass Angler Disqualified At Guntersville
An Elite series angler was disqualified at Lake Guntersville. Here is Boyd Duckett's take on what happened
Jobs Making Money In the Outdoors
Jobs in the outdoor world to make money, like game warden and fishing guide.
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.
Four Ways To Cook Bass Filets
Here are four of my favorite ways to cook bass filets.
Patterns for Lake Guntersville Bass Fishing
These patterns will catch Lake Guntersville bass. Page 2.
How To Choose A Bass Fishing Lure Color
How to choose a good color for bass fishing lures.
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 Catch Muskie In All Seasons
Victor Beacham shares his tips on catching muskie in all seasons of the year.
Black Bass Species
There are 8 species of black bass in the United States.
How To Catch Chinook Salmon
The best time, lure and location for Lake Michigan trophy chinooks
Fishing At Night For Bass
Fishing at night makes sense for many reasons, especially here in Georgia
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?
Bass Fishing In November is Specail On...
Captain Mike Gerry says November is a special time of year for bass fishing on Guntersville
Cane Pole Fishing
Fishing with a cane pole. Freshwater Fishing.
What Is Fishing
What is fishing? Freshwater Fishing.
Three Plastic Worm Rigs
What are three plastic worm rigs?
Fishing Line Knots
Learn to tie a good knot and don't lose fish.
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?
Yellow Perch Fact Sheet
Information about yellow perch. Freshwater Fishing.
Are Freshwater Drum Good To Eat?
Donna says freshwater drum are underrated and are good to eat.
Fishing Shad - All About This Fishing Baitfish
Information about shad, from the Alabama DNR
Fishing A Spinnerbait
Ways to fish a spinnerbait. Freshwater Fishing. Page 2.
Tying Knots - Freshwater Fishing
Tying a good knot can help you land more fish,
Live Bait For Walleye
Ted Pilgrim says live bait is the way to go for walleye
Great Snakehead Fish Fact Sheet
Fact sheet on the Great Snakehead
How to Spool Line On a Spin Cast Fishing Reel
Tie new line to the spool or the backing
Fall Jigging Spoons
How to, where to and what you can catch jigging a spoon in the fall.
Red Fishing Line
Use red fishing line when fishing Lake Michigan - here is why red fishing line is good.
Big Catfish Pictures
Robbie Robinson with some of the big catfish he catches.
Winter Fishing Memories
These ways I have caught fish in the winter may help you.
Crappie Fishing Is Best In Lakes
You can catch crappie in many lakes.
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.
To Net or Not To Net? And What’s Best for...
Some nets are better than others for landing fish that are to be released.
Crappie Fishing Patterns - Clark Hill Hotspots
Where to crappie fish at Clark Hill. Page 3.
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 I’m Using: Mann’s 1-Minus for...
Mann's 1-Minus a great plug for catching ultra-shallow bass and other species in clear or dinghy water.
Troy Morrow Tells How To Fish the Alabama Rig
How to fish the Alabama rig with Troy Morrow
Fishing a Trick Worm
Fishing a Trick Worm can be productive
Crankbait Fishing Keys
Captain Mike Gerry gives some tips on crankbait fishing.
Five Species Of Alaska Salmon
There are five species of salmon that live in Alaska waters and come up Alaska rivers to spawn.
Winterizing Fishing Tackle
Store your fishing tackle right so it will be ready next spring.
Do Fish Attractants Work?
Do fish attractants work? Freshwater Fishing.
Walleye Fact Sheet
Basic information about walleye. Freshwater Fishing.
Eating Catfish
Tips on care and cooking of catfish. Page 2.
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.
What Are College Bass Fishing Teams?
What are college bass fishing teams?
How To Remove Twists From Fishing Line
Here are several ways to remove twists from your fishing line.
Night Bass Fishing
Joe Haubenreich with Secret Weapon Lures gives detailed info on catching bass at night.
More tests of fishing lines
Some of the test fishing lines are put through to find what qualities they have. Page 4.
Rigging Your Boat for Crappie Fishing
How to rig your boat for crappie trolling
Catching Fish In Brackish Water
Catching fish in brackish water.
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Baitcasting...
Baitcasting reels have good, bad and ugly characteristics.
Fish Recipes
A variety of ways to cook fish. Freshwater Fishing.
Fishing Deep Away From the Bank
Skeet Reese gives some tips on deep water fishing.
Slow Rolling A Rattle Trap To Catch Fish
Jerry Adams share s his tips on fishing a Rattle Trap
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.
Trying To Catch Bass After A Cold Front
Trying to catch bass after a cold front
Matching Rods and Reels
Match your rod and reel and match the outfit to your fishing
Fishing for Sunfish In Lakes
You can catch a lot of sunfish in lakes
The Difference in Pitching and Flipping
Captain Mike Gerry explains the difference between flipping and pitching
September Fishing - Freshwater Fishing
September fishing is often tough. Here are some pattern that might work
Do Fish Scents Make Sense?
Do fish scents help you catch fish? I sometimes use them
Blueback Herring and Effects on Freshwater...
Here are some facts about blueback herring and how they affect fishing in fresh water.
Crappie Fishing Information
Information to help you catch crappie
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.
What Are Trash Fish?
What are trash fish, how do you catch them and can you eat them?
Night Bass Fishing - Choosing A Light
How to choose a light to use while fishing for bass at night. Page 3.
Bass Fishing and Color Of Baits
Captain Mike Gerry talks about the importance of color in bass fishing baits
Fish Kill in My Pond
A lot of my fish died in a fish kill in my pond due to low oxygen content.
Trophy Lake Trout Fishing Lures
Lures to use to catch trophy lake trout on Lake Michigan
Green Sunfish Fact Sheet
Green sunfish are common in much of the US and are good to eat.
Fishing in Estuaries
Fishing in Estuaries. Freshwater Fishing.
Stroking A Jig For Bass Fishing
Captain Mike Gerry explains stroking a jig
What To Wear When Fishing In Winter Weather
Choose the right clothes and you can stay warm in winter
Fall Is Buzzbait Fishing Time
Captain Mike Gerry says fall means buzzbait fishing on Lake Guntersville
Wormin' Ways For Fishing
How to rig worms for bass fishing
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.
When To Use Topwater Baits for Bass
Topwater baits provide exciting hits from bass. Here are some tips on when to use them.
Hobie Mirage Pro Angler Fishing Kayak
The Hobie Mirage Pro Angler fishing kayak was designed just for the fisherman.
Invisible Fluorocarbon Swivels from Aquateko
Invisible fluorocarbon swivels from Aquateko have a place in your tacklebox
Crappie Fishing Patterns
Picking crappie jigs. Freshwater Fishing. Page 5.
Some Ideas for these Slow Fall Fishing Days -
How to catch fish on slow fall fishing days.
Bass Patterns
Fritz talks about how to pattern bass
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.
Top 8 Tackle Box Things You Need In Your...
Every fisherman needs these things in his fishing tackle box.
Bowfin
Robert Fisher tells of his experience catching and eating bowfin
How Top Tell the Age Of Bass
How to tell the age of bass. 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.
Night Fishing Lights
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.
Bassfan List of Top 200 Bass Pro Fishermen
Here is Bassfan.com's ranking of the top 200 pros - where is your favorite?
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