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What You Need To Know About Fluorocarbon...
Fluorocarbon fishing line has its good characteristics and some bad ones, too.
8 Bass Lures Fishermen Should Have
Here are my picks of the best bass lures.
How to Choose the Right Fishing Rod
Lee McClellan gives suggestions on picking the right fishing rod
How To Catch Bass In Early Spring
How To Catch Bass In Early Spring
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.
Spots To Catch Lake Guntersville Bass
Try these spots for Lake Guntersville Bass. 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.
A Fisherman's Guide to Catching Catfish in Lakes
Catching catfish fishing in lakes, where to find them and what to use.
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
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 Are the Pros and Cons of Using Braid...
What is braid fishing line and what are its good and bad points?
Best Colors for Plastic Worms
What are the top colors for plastic worms?
A Fisherman's Guide to Crappie
Basic information about black and white crappie
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.
Spots With GPS Coordinates To Catch Lake...
Spots With GPS Coordinates To Catch Lake Guntersville Bass. Page 4.
Elite Bass Angler Disqualified At Guntersville
An Elite series angler was disqualified at Lake Guntersville. Here is Boyd Duckett's take on what happened
Essential Facts You Need to Know About Fishing...
Essential facts about depth attainment, hooksetting, retrieving, and trolling while using crankbaits.
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.
Alabama's Best Bass Lakes
You won' go wrong fishing any of these lakes in Alabama for bass
There Are Many Different Kinds of Bream
There are many kinds of bream. Freshwater Fishing.
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.
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.
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.
Fishing Tips: How to Maintain Your Spinning Reel
Lee McClellan tells how to clean and maintain your spinning reel.
What Are the Best Hooks for Bass Fishing?
What are the best hooks for bass fishing?
Bluegill Fish
Bluegill are fun to catch and bite most every bait you can use.
Learning To Cast A Bait Casting Reel
How to learn to cast a bait casting reel.
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.
How To Fish A Jig and Pig
A jig and pig is a great bait for big bass, especially in the winter
Spring Walleye Fishing Tips
Some tips to help you catch spring walleye, like softbait jerking.
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.
How To Choose the Right Fishing Line
How to choose the right fishing line.
Patterns for Lake Guntersville Bass Fishing
These patterns will catch Lake Guntersville bass. Page 2.
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 Are Hooks Sized?
How are hooks sized? Freshwater Fishing.
Spinnerbait Tactics
Joe H with Secret Weapon Lures shares 14 different ways to fish a spinnerbait
Fishing Line Confusion
What fishing line to buy? Freshwater Fishing.
A Fisherman's Guide to Alligator Gar
Fact sheet on alligator gar. Freshwater Fishing.
Bedding Time for Bream
When bream are bedding you can catch several kinds.
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.
How to Spool Line On a Spin Cast Fishing Reel
Tie new line to the spool or the backing
Crappie Fishing Is Best In Lakes
You can catch crappie in many lakes.
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.
How to Clean the Fish You Catch
How I clean fish, with step by step fish cleaning pictures
Crappie Fishing Patterns - Clark Hill Hotspots
Where to crappie fish at Clark Hill. Page 3.
Get Better Use Out of Your Spinning Tackle
Casting accurately and getting distance with spinning tackle, plus info on other reel features.
Trophy Lake Trout Fishing Lures
Lures to use to catch trophy lake trout on Lake Michigan
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.
Lure Basics: It’s Not Magic
Basic Things You Should Know About Lures and How to Use Them
How To Use Fishing Spoons
Captain Jim Hirt tells how to choose speed, color and size of your fishing spoon on Lake Michigan
Why to Give Cold Water Bass Fishing a Try
Try these tips for catching bass in cold water.
Rigging Your Boat for Crappie Fishing
How to rig your boat for crappie trolling
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?
Black Bass Species
There are 8 species of black bass in the United States.
Tying Knots - Freshwater Fishing
Tying a good knot can help you land more fish,
Reasons You Are Not Catching Fish
There seems to be more reasons for not catching than for catching
How To: Fish A Carolina Rig
How to fish a Carolina rig. Freshwater Fishing.
Cane Pole Fishing
Fishing with a cane pole. Freshwater Fishing.
Live Bait For Walleye
Ted Pilgrim says live bait is the way to go for walleye
Bass Are On The Beds In the Spring
When bass are bedding should you try to catch them?
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?
Jobs Making Money In the Outdoors
Jobs in the outdoor world to make money, like game warden and fishing guide.
Crappie Fishing Information
Information to help you catch crappie
How To Choose A Bass Fishing Lure Color
How to choose a good color for bass fishing lures.
Fishing Line Knots
Learn to tie a good knot and don't lose fish.
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.
Fishing Top Water Baits Early In the Spring
You can catch bass early in the spring on top water baits.
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.
Night Bass Fishing Tips and Techniques
Colors to use while night fishing for bass and other tips to help you catch fish. Page 2.
Information On Alabama Crappie
Information on Alabama crappie. Freshwater Fishing.
Fishing a Trick Worm
Fishing a Trick Worm can be productive
Fish Attractors Are Magnets for Bass and Panfish
Bass, crappie, and sunfish are aggregated by natural brushpiles and plastic attractors placed by state fisheries agencies, individuals, and groups.
Leadcore Line Rigging Tips
Captain Jim Hirt explains how to use leadcore line for fishing Lake Michigan
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.
Go Natural With Bucktail Jigs
Jim Pope tells how to rig and fish a bucktail jig
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.
Crappie Fishing Patterns
Picking crappie jigs. Freshwater Fishing. Page 5.
Shellcracker Fishing
Catching shellcracker bream is a lot of fun and they are good to eat, too.
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.
Tying a Drop Shot Rig
How to tie a drop shot rig. Freshwater Fishing.
When To Use Topwater Baits for Bass
Topwater baits provide exciting hits from bass. Here are some tips on when to use them.
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?
Yellow Perch Fact Sheet
Information about yellow perch. Freshwater Fishing.
Blobs of Jelly In Freshwater
Blobs of jelly in freshwater is actually colonies of Bryozoans
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Baitcasting...
Baitcasting reels have good, bad and ugly characteristics.
Fishing Brush at Clark's Hill Lake
Pictures of fishing brush piles and a hump at Clarks Hill
Night Bass Fishing - Choosing A Light
How to choose a light to use while fishing for bass at night. Page 3.
Four Ways To Cook Bass Filets
Here are four of my favorite ways to cook bass filets.
What Is Monofilament Fishing Line
What is monofilament fishing line?
Are Freshwater Drum Good To Eat?
Donna says freshwater drum are underrated and are good to eat.
Catching Cold Front Bass
Some tips on catching bass after a cold front.
9 Steps for Tying Perfect Fishing Knots
Perfect knots are necessary in fishing and can be achieved by following these nine steps.
How To Catch Crappie by Trolling
How to catch crappie by trolling
Lake Guntersville Fishing Report
Fishing report on Lake Guntersville from Captain Mike Gerry
Reels: Gear Ratio and Speed Don’t Tell...
Gear ratio, spool size, and line levels affect line recovery.
Fishing for Sunfish In Lakes
You can catch a lot of sunfish in lakes
Big Catfish Pictures
Robbie caught this big flathead cat. Page 3.
Put Line on Spinning Reels
A simple How to on spooling line on spinning reels
Fishing At Night For Bass
Fishing at night makes sense for many reasons, especially here in Georgia
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.
Facts About the Life and Behavior of Crappie
Facts about the life and behavior of Crappie
Walleye Fact Sheet
Basic information about walleye. 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.
Elite Series Disqualification At Lake...
An Elite Series angler was disqualified at the Guntersville tournament. 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.
Top 8 Tackle Box Things You Need In Your...
Every fisherman needs these things in his fishing tackle box.
Build A Better Minnow Trap - Freshwater Fishing
Make a minnow trap to catch small fish for bait
Fishing for Yellow Perch In Lakes
Fishing for yellow perch in lakes.
Blueback Herring and Effects on Freshwater...
Here are some facts about blueback herring and how they affect fishing in fresh water.
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?
How To Clean A Gar If You Catch One and Want to...
Here are the tools needed to clean a gar
How To Catch Brown Trout By Fishing the Zone
Captain Jim Hirt explains how to catch Lake Michigan brown trout
Fishing Shad - All About This Fishing Baitfish
Information about shad, from the Alabama DNR
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.
How Top Tell the Age Of Bass
How to tell the age of bass. Freshwater Fishing.
Invasion of the Asian Carp
Asian carp are an invasive species causing problems in the US.
Catching White Bass In Kentucky
Catching white bass in Kentucky. Freshwater Fishing.
Catching Crappie on Lake Talquin
Fishing for crappie on Lake Talquin, Florida
How To Fish High Water
How to fish high water. Freshwater Fishing.
Fishing A Jig and Pig
Fishing a jig and pig is a good way to catch big bass.
Crappie Fishing - Crappie Fishing Tackle
Tackle for crappie fishing. Freshwater Fishing. Page 2.
Bassfan List of Top 200 Bass Pro Fishermen
Here is Bassfan.com's ranking of the top 200 pros - where is your favorite?
Tie an Improved Clinch Knot
A simple How to on tying an improved clinch knot
What Is Fishing
What is fishing? Freshwater Fishing.
Lake Michigan Trophy Brown Trout
How to catch Lake Michigan trophy brown trout
Lake Conroe Fishing Report
What are the fish biting on Lake Conroe right now?
Fish Kill in My Pond
A lot of my fish died in a fish kill in my pond due to low oxygen content.
Catching Fish In Brackish Water
Catching fish in brackish water.
How To Remove Twists From Fishing Line
Here are several ways to remove twists from your fishing line.
Fishing for Bedding Bass
Bedding bass can be hard to catch.
Invisible Fluorocarbon Swivels from Aquateko
Invisible fluorocarbon swivels from Aquateko have a place in your tacklebox
Fishing A Spinnerbait
Ways to fish a spinnerbait. Freshwater Fishing. Page 2.
Walleye Tips
Bob Jensen says it is time to catch walleye and here are some tips to help.
Late Ice Panfishing
Bob Jensen explains how to target late ice panfish
Catching Early Season Walleye On Jigs
How to use jigs to catch early season walleye.
Qualities of the Best Pro Bass Fishermen
Boyd Duckett looks at the pro bass fishermen
Hybrid Bass Fishing On Lake Conroe
How to catch hybrid bass on Lake Conroe
Fishing For Spawning Bass
Jay Yelas gives tips on fishing for bass on the bed.
Boat Motors - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly -...
I had good luck with OMC motors until recently: boat motors fishing boat buying a boat fisherman fellow
Matching Rods and Reels
Match your rod and reel and match the outfit to your fishing
Blue catfish receives world record status from...
IGFA recognizes new world record blue cat
How To Tie A Double Fluke Rig for Fishing
This shows a double Fluke rig. Freshwater Fishing. Page 2.
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.
Threadfin Shad Information
Information about threadfin shad
What Lures and Retrieves Are Best for...
Jigs and jig-spinner combos, fished slowly, are tops for catching yellow perch, crappies, and sunfish.
Kansas Flathead Catfish Fishing Story
Catching a big Kansas Flathead Catfish
Bowfin - Fish or Monster
Bowfin are mean and ugly, and they will tear up your tackle

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