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What You Need To Know About Fluorocarbon...
Fluorocarbon fishing line has its good characteristics and some bad ones, too.
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.
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.
Bass Fishing In November is Specail On...
Captain Mike Gerry says November is a special time of year for bass fishing on Guntersville
How to Choose the Right Fishing Rod
Lee McClellan gives suggestions on picking the right fishing rod
Why to Give Cold Water Bass Fishing a Try
Try these tips for catching bass in cold water.
Fishing Line: Facts About Abrasion Resistance
Equipment, fishing line, abrasion
9 Steps for Tying Perfect Fishing Knots
Perfect knots are necessary in fishing and can be achieved by following these nine steps.
What Are the Pros and Cons of Using Braid...
What is braid fishing line and what are its good and bad points?
Late Fall/November Fishing Patterns
This is a good time to catch fish in my area of the world
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.
Tips for Catching Bass in Fall
Roger Lee Brown gives tips on catching fall bass
Winter Fishing Memories
These ways I have caught fish in the winter may help you.
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.
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 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.
Reels: Gear Ratio and Speed Don’t Tell...
Gear ratio, spool size, and line levels affect line recovery.
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.
Lure Basics: It’s Not Magic
Basic Things You Should Know About Lures and How to Use Them
Top 10 What are the best bass lakes in Georgia
Here is my list of the top ten big lakes in Georgia 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.
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.
A Fisherman's Guide to Catching Catfish in Lakes
Catching catfish fishing in lakes, where to find them and what to 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.
A Fisherman's Guide to Alligator Gar
Fact sheet on alligator gar. Freshwater Fishing.
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.
Learning To Cast A Bait Casting Reel
How to learn to cast a bait casting reel.
Fishing Tips: How to Maintain Your Spinning Reel
Lee McClellan tells how to clean and maintain your spinning reel.
Invasion of the Asian Carp
Asian carp are an invasive species causing problems in the US.
A Fisherman's Guide to Crappie
Basic information about black and white crappie
Fishing Line Confusion
What fishing line to buy? Freshwater Fishing.
Best Colors for Plastic Worms
What are the top colors for plastic worms?
How Are Hooks Sized?
How are hooks sized? Freshwater Fishing.
How To Fish A Jig and Pig
A jig and pig is a great bait for big bass, especially in the winter
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
Spots To Catch Lake Guntersville Bass
Try these spots for Lake Guntersville Bass. Page 3.
What To Wear When Fishing In Winter Weather
Choose the right clothes and you can stay warm in winter
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.
Alabama's Best Bass Lakes
You won' go wrong fishing any of these lakes in Alabama for bass
Bluegill Fish
Bluegill are fun to catch and bite most every bait you can use.
Spinnerbait Tactics
Joe H with Secret Weapon Lures shares 14 different ways to fish a spinnerbait
How to Clean the Fish You Catch
How I clean fish, with step by step fish cleaning pictures
There Are Many Different Kinds of Bream
There are many kinds of bream. Freshwater Fishing.
How To Choose the Right Fishing Line
How to choose the right fishing line.
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.
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.
How To Use Fishing Spoons
Captain Jim Hirt tells how to choose speed, color and size of your fishing spoon on Lake Michigan
Great Snakehead Fish Fact Sheet
Fact sheet on the Great Snakehead
Silver Carp Information
Silver carp are one species of the Asian carp species that are causing problems in the United States
Cane Pole Fishing
Fishing with a cane pole. Freshwater Fishing.
Bass Fishing On Lake Guntersville
Randy Tharp marks ten spots to catch bass on Lake Guntersville
Black Bass Species
There are 8 species of black bass in the United States.
What Are the Best Hooks for Bass Fishing?
What are the best hooks for bass fishing?
Fishing Line Knots
Learn to tie a good knot and don't lose fish.
Catching Early Ice Walleye
Catching early ice walleye. Freshwater Fishing.
What Is Monofilament Fishing Line
What is monofilament fishing line?
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.
Reasons You Are Not Catching Fish
There seems to be more reasons for not catching than for catching
Spots With GPS Coordinates To Catch Lake...
Spots With GPS Coordinates To Catch Lake Guntersville Bass. Page 4.
Go Natural With Bucktail Jigs
Jim Pope tells how to rig and fish a bucktail jig
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.
Jobs Making Money In the Outdoors
Jobs in the outdoor world to make money, like game warden and fishing guide.
What Is Fishing
What is fishing? Freshwater Fishing.
Tying Knots - Freshwater Fishing
Tying a good knot can help you land more fish,
How To: Fish A Carolina Rig
How to fish a Carolina rig. Freshwater Fishing.
Tying a Drop Shot Rig
How to tie a drop shot rig. Freshwater Fishing.
Finding Biting Fish Under the Ice
How To Find Biting Fish Under the Ice
Blobs of Jelly In Freshwater
Blobs of jelly in freshwater is actually colonies of Bryozoans
Walleye Fact Sheet
Basic information about walleye. 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.
Patterns for Lake Guntersville Bass Fishing
These patterns will catch Lake Guntersville bass. Page 2.
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.
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.
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?
Rigging Your Boat for Crappie Fishing
How to rig your boat for crappie trolling
Yellow Perch Fact Sheet
Information about yellow perch. Freshwater Fishing.
Five Species Of Alaska Salmon
There are five species of salmon that live in Alaska waters and come up Alaska rivers to spawn.
Matching Rods and Reels
Match your rod and reel and match the outfit to your fishing
What Are the Parts Of A Fishing Hook?
Here are the parts of fishing hooks.
How to Spool Line On a Spin Cast Fishing Reel
Take All Old Line Off Reel. Freshwater Fishing.
Staying Warm While Fishing
You can go fishing in most winter weather if you are prepared for it.
Crappie Fishing Information
Information to help you catch crappie
What Are Trash Fish?
What are trash fish, how do you catch them and can you eat them?
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Baitcasting...
Baitcasting reels have good, bad and ugly characteristics.
Elite Bass Angler Disqualified At Guntersville
An Elite series angler was disqualified at Lake Guntersville. Here is Boyd Duckett's take on what happened
Crappie Fishing Patterns - Clark Hill Hotspots
Where to crappie fish at Clark Hill. Page 3.
What Are College Bass Fishing Teams?
What are college bass fishing teams?
Fall Jigging Spoons
How to, where to and what you can catch jigging a spoon in the fall.
Troy Morrow Tells How To Fish the Alabama Rig
How to fish the Alabama rig with Troy Morrow
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.
How To Choose A Bass Fishing Lure Color
How to choose a good color for bass fishing lures.
Ice Fishing Shelter Selection
Bob Jensen describes how to select an ice fishing shelter
How To Catch Muskie In All Seasons
Victor Beacham shares his tips on catching muskie in all seasons of the year.
Making A Fly Tying Bench
Fritz made his own fly tying bench for a whole lot less than buying one would have cost, and he got the satisfaction of making it himself.
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?
Fall Bass Fishing with A Jig and Pig
What colors, size and trailers work best in the fall for a jig and pig
Treatments to Prevent Fish Kills In Ponds
More info on fish kills in ponds, from the Alabama DNR. Page 2.
Fish Recipes
A variety of ways to cook fish. 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.
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?
Crappie Fishing Is Best In Lakes
You can catch crappie in many lakes.
More tests of fishing lines
Some of the test fishing lines are put through to find what qualities they have. Page 4.
Winterizing Fishing Tackle
Store your fishing tackle right so it will be ready next spring.
Barriers To Success When Fishing Swimbaits
Things that make it more difficult to fish swimbaits. Page 2.
How To Remove Twists From Fishing Line
Here are several ways to remove twists from your fishing line.
Red Fishing Line
Use red fishing line when fishing Lake Michigan - here is why red fishing line is good.
Live Bait For Walleye
Ted Pilgrim says live bait is the way to go for walleye
Staying Warm Winter Fishing
I fish year round and the way I dress allows me to stay comfortable.
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.
Night Bass Fishing - Choosing A Light
How to choose a light to use while fishing for bass at night. Page 3.
How To Catch Chinook Salmon
The best time, lure and location for Lake Michigan trophy chinooks
Eating Catfish
Tips on care and cooking of catfish. Page 2.
Hobie Mirage Pro Angler Fishing Kayak
The Hobie Mirage Pro Angler fishing kayak was designed just for the fisherman.
Bowfin - Fish or Monster
Bowfin are mean and ugly, and they will tear up your tackle
Fishing Rods
Information on fishing rods, from picking a rod to reviews of specific rods.
How To Catch Crappie by Trolling
How to catch crappie by trolling
Top 8 Tackle Box Things You Need In Your...
Every fisherman needs these things in his fishing tackle box.
Invisible Fluorocarbon Swivels from Aquateko
Invisible fluorocarbon swivels from Aquateko have a place in your tacklebox
Fish Kill in My Pond
A lot of my fish died in a fish kill in my pond due to low oxygen content.
Leadcore Line Rigging Tips
Captain Jim Hirt explains how to use leadcore line for fishing Lake Michigan
Three Plastic Worm Rigs
What are three plastic worm rigs?
Fishing A Jig and Pig
Fishing a jig and pig is a good way to catch big bass.
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?
Smallmouth Bass Fishing In the Snow:
Lee McClellan tells why smallmouth fishing in the snow is productive and what lures to use.
Blueback Herring and Effects on Freshwater...
Here are some facts about blueback herring and how they affect fishing in fresh water.
What Is Fall Turnover?
What happens during fall turnover?
Fishing Articles from Bass Tackle Depot
Fishing articles from Bass Tackle Depot
Fishing a Trick Worm
Fishing a Trick Worm can be productive
Winter Fishing Information
Links to information about fishing in cold weather, from ice fishing to what to use for bass in the south.
Top 10 Freshwater Fishing Games
These fishing games vary a lot. Some are free, some cost you, some you can play online.
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.
Sheffield Lock-Back Pocket Knife
Pocket knife with clip and lanyard excellent for fishing
Lake Michigan Trophy Brown Trout
How to catch Lake Michigan trophy brown trout
Do Fish Scents Make Sense?
Do fish scents help you catch fish? I sometimes use them
Catching Fish In Brackish Water
Catching fish in brackish water.
Fishing A Spinnerbait
Ways to fish a spinnerbait. Freshwater Fishing. Page 2.
Night Bass Fishing
Joe Haubenreich with Secret Weapon Lures gives detailed info on catching bass at night.
Tie an Improved Clinch Knot
A simple How to on tying an improved clinch knot
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.
Season Two of Animal Planet's River Monsters
Season two of Animal Planet's River Monsters promises to show some big, ugly, dangerous fish.
Ten Safety Tips For Ice Fishing
Be safe on the ice follow these tips
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 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.
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.
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