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Freshwater Fishing: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
What You Need To Know About Fluorocarbon...
Fluorocarbon fishing line has its good characteristics and some bad ones, too.
Spooling Line On A Spinning Reel
Scott Suggs tells what kind of line to use on a spinning reel, how to spool it and how to remove line twist.
Fishing for Catfish in Lakes
Catching catfish fishing in lakes, where to find them and what to use.
Choosing the Right Fishing Rod
Lee McClellan gives suggestions on picking the right fishing rod
Fishing Line: Facts About Abrasion Resistance
Equipment, fishing line, abrasion
Best Tasting Fish
What is the best tasting fish? Freshwater Fishing.
Top 10 What are the best bass lakes in Georgia
Here is my list of the top ten big lakes in Georgia for bass.
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.
Top 8 Bass Lures
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.
Crappie
Basic information about black and white crappie
Best Colors for Plastic Worms
What are the top colors for plastic worms?
Winterizing Fishing Line
Store your fishing line so it will be ready to use next spring. Page 3.
Spinning Reel Maintenance Made Easy
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.
Spinnerbait Tactics
Joe H with Secret Weapon Lures shares 14 different ways to fish a spinnerbait
Alligator Gar Fact Sheet
Fact sheet on alligator gar. Freshwater Fishing.
Four Ways To Cook Bass Filets
Here are four of my favorite ways to cook bass filets.
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
Reasons You Are Not Catching Fish
There seems to be more reasons for not catching than for catching
What Is the Prime Time for Northern Pike
What is the best time of year to go pike 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 Fish A Jig and Pig
A jig and pig is a great bait for big bass, especially in the winter
Good and Bad of Braid Fishing Line
What is braid fishing line and what are its good and bad points?
Handling Big Bass
Jim Shepherd shares some info from the Texas Wildlife folks on how to handle big bass.
How To Choose the Right Fishing Line
How to choose the right fishing line.
Winterizing Fishing Tackle
Store your fishing tackle right so it will be ready next spring.
Spots To Catch Lake Guntersville Bass
Try these spots for Lake Guntersville Bass. Page 3.
How Are Hooks Sized?
How are hooks sized? Freshwater Fishing.
Alabama's Best Bass Lakes
You won' go wrong fishing any of these lakes in Alabama for bass
Flathead Catfish
Fact sheet on flathead catfish, including world record size.
Bluegill Fish
Bluegill are fun to catch and bite most every bait you can use.
Cane Pole Fishing
Fishing with a cane pole. Freshwater Fishing.
Hooks for Bass Fishing
What are the best hooks for bass fishing?
Cleaning Fish- Freshwater Fishing
How I clean fish, with step by step fish cleaning pictures
Bass Are On The Beds In the Spring
When bass are bedding should you try to catch them?
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.
Jobs Making Money In the Outdoors
Jobs in the outdoor world to make money
Fishing for Bass in Cold Water
Try these tips for catching bass in cold water.
Muddy Water Fishing
How can you cope with muddy water when fishing
The 12 Commandments for Catch-and-Release
Know the right steps for releasing fish properly
Spooling Line On Spin Cast Reel
How to put line on a spin cast reel
There Are Many Different Kinds of Bream
There are many kinds of bream. 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 there and anywhere else you fish.
Bedding Time for Bream
When bream are bedding you can catch several kinds.
Troy Morrow Tells How To Fish the Alabama Rig
How to fish the Alabama rig with Troy Morrow
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.
Fishing At Night For Bass
Fishing at night makes sense for many reasons, especially here in Georgia
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.
Night Bass Fishing - Choosing A Light
How to choose a light to use while fishing for bass at night. Page 3.
Fishing with Nighcrawlers You Catch
How to catch and care for nightcrawlers for fishing.
Spring Walleye Fishing Tips
Some tips to help you catch spring walleye
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?
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.
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.
Fishing Line Confusion
What fishing line to buy? Freshwater Fishing.
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?
Tying a Drop Shot Rig
How to tie a drop shot 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.
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.
How To: Fish A Carolina Rig
How to fish a carolins rig. Freshwater Fishing.
How To Catch Bass In Early Spring
How To Catch Bass In Early Spring
How To Choose A Bass Fishing Lure Color
How to choose a good color for bass fishing lures
Fishing A Spinnerbait
Ways to fish a spinnerbait. Freshwater Fishing. Page 2.
Catching Fish In Cold Water
Catching fish in cold water. Freshwater Fishing.
How To Use Fishing Spoons
Captain Jim Hirt tells how to choose speed, color and size of your fishing spoon on Lake Michigan
Catfish Fishing Basics
Ted Pilgrim shares the ways to catch catfish near you
Live Bait For Walleye
Ted Pilgrim says live bait is the way to go for walleye
What Is Monofilament Fishing Line
What is monofilament fishing line?
How To Catch Muskie In All Seasons
Victor Beacham shares his tips on catching muskie in all seasons of the year.
Red Fishing Line
Use red fishing line when fishing Lake Michigan - here is why red fishing line is good.
Crappie Fishing Patterns - Clark Hill Hotspots
Where to crappie fish at Clark Hill. Page 3.
Night Bass Fishing
Joe Haubenreich with Secret Weapon Lures gives detailed info on catching bass at night.
Fishing a Trick Worm
Fishing a Trick Worm can be productive
Shellcracker
Shellcracker facts.
Silver Carp Information
Silver carp are one species of the Asian carp species that are causing problems in the United States
Spots With GPS Coordinates To Catch Lake...
Spots With GPS Coordinates To Catch Lake Guntersville Bass. Page 4.
Post Spawn Bass Fishing
Scott Suggs tells how to catch post spawn bass
Are Freshwater Drum Good To Eat?
Donna says freshwater drum are underrated and are good to eat.
Invasion of the Asian Carp
Asian carp are an invasive species causing problems in the US.
Winterizing Fishing Gear
Winterize your fishing gear so it will be ready to use next spring. Page 2.
Top 8 Tackle Box Things You Need In Your...
Every fisherman needs these things in his fishing tackle box.
Fishing for Bedding Bass
Bedding bass can be hard to catch.
Matching Rods and Reels
Match your rod and reel and match the outfit to your fishing
Bass Fishing On Lake Guntersville
Randy Tharp marks ten spots to catch bass on Lake Guntersville
How To Remove Twists From Fishing Line
Here are several ways to remove twists from your fishing line.
Elite Bass Angler Disqualified At Guntersville
An Elite series angler was disqualified at Lake Guntersville. Here is Boyd Duckett's take on what happened
More tests of fishing lines
Some of the test fishing lines are put through to find what qualities they have. Page 4.
Bowfin - Fish or Monster
Bowfin are mean and ugly, and they will tear up your tackle
Three Plastic Worm Rigs
What are three plastic worm rigs?
Fishing Shad - All About This Fishing Baitfish
Information about shad, from the Alabama DNR
Shellcracker Fishing
Catching shellcracker bream is a lot of fun and they are good to eat, too.
Fishing Top Water Baits Early In the Spring
You can catch bass early in the spring on top water baits.
Trophy Lake Trout Fishing Lures
Lures to use to catch trophy lake trout on Lake Michigan
Fishing for Sunfish In Lakes
You can catch a lot of sunfish in lakes
What Can I Catch On a Curly Tail Grub?
A curly tail grub will catch any predator fish that swims.
Rigging Your Boat for Crappie Fishing
How to rig your boat for crappie trolling
Fishing A Lake
What is lake fishing? Freshwater Fishing.
Leadcore Line Rigging Tips
Captain Jim Hirt explains how to use leadcore line for fishing Lake Michigan
Fishing For Spawning Bass
Jay Yelas gives tips on fishing for bass on the bed.
Black Bass Species
There are 8 species of black bass in the United States.
Topwater Lures
Fishing topwater lures is fun and productive
Lake Michigan Trophy Brown Trout
How to catch Lake Michigan trophy brown trout
When To Use Topwater Baits for Bass
Topwater baits provide exciting hits from bass. Here are some tips on when to use them.
Wormin' Ways For Fishing
How to rig worms for bass fishing
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?
Patterns for Lake Guntersville Bass Fishing
These patterns will catch Lake Guntersville bass. Page 2.
Do Fish Scents Make Sense?
Do fish scents help you catch fish? I sometimes use them
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 Catch Brown Trout By Fishing the Zone
Captain Jim Hirt explains how to catch Lake Michigan brown trout
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Baitcasting...
Baitcasting reels have good, bad and ugly characteristics
How To Catch Coho Salmon On Lake Michigan
How to catch coho in Lake Michigan from Captain Jim Hirt.
How To Fish High Water
How to fish high water. Freshwater Fishing.
How Top Tell the Age Of Bass
How to tell the age of bass. Freshwater Fishing.
Blobs of Jelly In Freshwater
Blobs of jelly in freshwater is actually colonies of Bryozoans
Fishing Deep Away From the Bank
Skeet Reese gives some tips on deep water fishing
Big Catfish Pictures
Robbie Robinson with some of the big catfish he catches.
Invisible Fluorocarbon Swivels from Aquateko
Invisible fluorocarbon swivels from Aquateko have a place in your tacklebox
Slip Bobbers For More Fish
Bob Jensen tells how to use bobbers to catch more fish.
What Are College Bass Fishing Teams?
What are college bass fishing teams?
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.
Freshwater Fishing Articles From The Fishing Wire
Freshwater fishing articles courtesy of The Fishing Wire
Catching Bass in Early Spring
Largemouth bass, water temperature, early spring, slow retrieve
Build A Better Minnow Trap - Freshwater Fishing
Make a minnow trap to catch small fish for bait
Crappie Fishing Information
Information to help you catch crappie
Fishing Brush at Clark's Hill Lake
Pictures of fishing brush piles and a hump at Clarks Hill
Crappie Fishing Patterns
Catching Clark Hill Crappie - Crappie fishing patterns that should work for you, too.
Yellow Perch Fact Sheet
Information about yellow perch. Freshwater Fishing.
Do Fish Attractants Work?
Do fish attractants work? Freshwater Fishing.
Tying Knots - Freshwater Fishing
Tying a good knot can help you land more fish,
How To Catch Chinook Salmon
The best time, lure and location for Lake Michigan trophy chinooks
Bottom Bouncer Rigging For Walleye
Gary Parsons tells how to rig a bottom bouncer to catch more walleye
Pictures Showing How To Clean A Gar
These pictures and instructions will help you clean a gar.
Crappie Pictures and Fishermen That Caught Them
Pictures of crappie and fishermen that caught them.
Information On Alabama Crappie
Information on Alabama crappie. Freshwater Fishing.
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.
Go Natural With Bucktail Jigs
Jim Pope tells how to rig and fish a bucktail jig
Ambassadeur 5500 C3 - Fishing Product Review
Ambassadeur 5500 C3 is a good reel according to R. Lantz Saylor
Fishing At Night with Scott Suggs
Scott Suggs tells why he likes fishing at night and ways to catch bass while fishing at night
Night Fishing Lights
Night Fishing Lights - Lights Night Fishing
Fish Kill in My Pond
A lot of my fish died in a fish kill in my pond due to low oxygen content.
Great Snakehead Fish Fact Sheet
Fact sheet on the Great Snakehead
Three Fishing Rigs You Should Know - ...
Roger Lee Brown, The Bass Coach, explains Texas, Carolina and floating worm fishing rigs, from your Mining Co Guide
Eating Catfish
Tips on care and cooking of catfish. Page 2.
Fishing and Camping Checklist
Make a list so you will always have everything you need on your next fishing and camping trip.
How to Set Up Downriggers for Fishing
How to set up downriggers for fishing and what to use to be successful fishing with downriggers
Crappie Fishing Is Best In Lakes
You can catch crappie in many lakes.
Downrigger Presentations For Lake Michigan
When you should use downriggers and where downriggers will work for you
Crappie Fishing - Crappie Fishing Tackle
Tackle for crappie fishing. Freshwater Fishing. Page 2.
Walleye Fact Sheet
Basic information about walleye. Freshwater Fishing.

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