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Freshwater Fishing: Most Popular Articles

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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.
What Kinds of Fish Taste Best?
What is the best tasting fish? Freshwater Fishing.
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.
A Fisherman's Guide to Catching Catfish in Lakes
Catching catfish fishing in lakes, where to find them and what to use.
Blobs of Jelly In Freshwater
Blobs of jelly in freshwater is actually colonies of Bryozoans
How to Clean the Fish You Catch
How I clean fish, with step by step fish cleaning pictures
How to Spool Line On a Spin Cast Fishing Reel
How to put line on a spin cast reel
8 Bass Lures Fishermen Should Have
Here are my picks of the best bass lures.
Pros and Cons of Mono, Fluorocarbon, and...
Here are the things you need to know about the three main categories of fishing line, nylon monofilament, fluorocarbon, and braid or microfilament.
Night Bass Fishing Tips and Techniques
Colors to use while night fishing for bass and other tips to help you catch fish. Page 2.
Are Freshwater Drum Good To Eat?
Donna says freshwater drum are underrated and are good to eat.
Best Colors for Plastic Worms
What are the top colors for plastic worms?
What Are the Pros and Cons of Using Braid...
What is braid fishing line and what are its good and bad points?
How to Choose the Right Fishing Rod
Lee McClellan gives suggestions on picking the right fishing rod
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.
Do Baas Have A Sense of Scents
Can bass smell? Do the scents we put on baits make a difference?
What Are the Best Hooks for Bass Fishing?
What are the best hooks for bass 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.
Top 10 What are the best bass lakes in Georgia
Here is my list of the top ten big lakes in Georgia for 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?
How To Clean A Gar If You Catch One and Want to...
These pictures and instructions will help you clean a gar.
Fishing Tips: How to Maintain Your Spinning Reel
Lee McClellan tells how to clean and maintain your spinning reel.
Late July Fishing Patterns
Catching fish in the south in late July can be tough, but these tips should help if it is hot where you fish.
Big Catfish Pictures
Robbie Robinson with some of the big catfish he catches.
Learning To Cast A Bait Casting Reel
How to learn to cast a bait casting reel.
Bluegill Fish
Bluegill are fun to catch and bite most every bait you can use.
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.
There Are Many Different Kinds of Bream
There are many kinds of bream. Freshwater Fishing.
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.
Hot Weather Walleyes
How to catch hot weather walleye
Reasons You Are Not Catching Fish
There seems to be more reasons for not catching than for catching
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.
Spinnerbait Tactics
Joe H with Secret Weapon Lures shares 14 different ways to fish a spinnerbait
How Are Hooks Sized?
How are hooks sized? Freshwater Fishing.
How To Catch Muskie In All Seasons
Victor Beacham shares his tips on catching muskie in all seasons of the year.
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 Crappie
Basic information about black and white crappie
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
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.
Alabama's Best Bass Lakes
You won' go wrong fishing any of these lakes in Alabama for bass
Four Ways To Cook Bass Filets
Here are four of my favorite ways to cook bass filets.
How To Siphon A Fishing Pond
I needed to get the water level down in one of my small ponds so I could build a dock. Here is how I bult a siphon system out of PVC, with pictures.
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.
Night Bass Fishing - Choosing A Light
How to choose a light to use while fishing for bass at night. Page 3.
Fishing Line Confusion
What fishing line to buy? Freshwater Fishing.
Catching Big Bluegill Ice Fishing
How to catch big bluegill through the ice.
Catfish Fishing Basics
Ted Pilgrim shares the ways to catch catfish near you
A Fisherman's Guide to Alligator Gar
Fact sheet on alligator gar. 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?
How To Choose the Right Fishing Line
How to choose the right fishing line.
How To Use Fishing Spoons
Captain Jim Hirt tells how to choose speed, color and size of your fishing spoon on Lake Michigan
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.
How To Fish A Jig and Pig
A jig and pig is a great bait for big bass, especially in the 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.
Fishing Line Knots
Learn to tie a good knot and don't lose fish.
Red Fishing Line
Use red fishing line when fishing Lake Michigan - here is why red fishing line is good.
Leadcore Line Rigging Tips
Captain Jim Hirt explains how to use leadcore line for fishing Lake Michigan
Live Bait For Walleye
Ted Pilgrim says live bait is the way to go for walleye
Five Species Of Alaska Salmon
There are five species of salmon that live in Alaska waters and come up Alaska rivers to spawn.
Fishing for Sunfish In Lakes
You can catch a lot of sunfish in lakes
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?
What Kind of Kayak Do I Need?
Here are the most important things to consider before getting a kayak for fishing.
Night Bass Fishing
Joe Haubenreich with Secret Weapon Lures gives detailed info on catching bass at night.
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.
Bass Fishing On Lake Guntersville
Randy Tharp marks ten spots to catch bass on Lake Guntersville
9 Steps for Tying Perfect Fishing Knots
Perfect knots are necessary in fishing and can be achieved by following these nine steps.
How To: Fish A Carolina Rig
How to fish a Carolina rig. Freshwater Fishing.
How To Sharpen Fishing Hooks
How to sharpen fishing hooks, with pictures
Cane Pole Fishing
Fishing with a cane pole. Freshwater Fishing.
How To Tie A Double Fluke Rig for Fishing
Sometimes a double Fluke rig will draw strikes with a single Fluke will not. Here is how to tie it with a sliding swivel.
Bedding Time for Bream
When bream are bedding you can catch several kinds.
What’s Trending in Fishing Gear for Late...
An overview of what’s trending in rods and reels, lures, electronics, and accessories for the last of 2015 and first of 2016.
Elite Bass Angler Disqualified At Guntersville
An Elite series angler was disqualified at Lake Guntersville. Here is Boyd Duckett's take on what happened
Bottom Bouncer Rigging For Walleye
Gary Parsons tells how to rig a bottom bouncer to catch more walleye
How to Catch Suspended Bass
Lee McClellan explains how to catch suspended bass
Jobs Making Money In the Outdoors
Jobs in the outdoor world to make money, like game warden and fishing guide.
Bowfin
Robert Fisher tells of his experience catching and eating bowfin
Eating Catfish
Tips on care and cooking of catfish. Page 2.
Catching Fish In Brackish Water
Catching fish in brackish water.
What Are Trash Fish?
What are trash fish, how do you catch them and can you eat them?
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.
Bowfin - Fish or Monster
Bowfin are mean and ugly, and they will tear up your tackle
Fishing for Yellow Perch In Lakes
Fishing for yellow perch in lakes.
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.
Fishing Deep Away From the Bank
Skeet Reese gives some tips on deep water fishing.
Lure Basics: It’s Not Magic
Basic Things You Should Know About Lures and How to Use Them
Spots With GPS Coordinates To Catch Lake...
Spots With GPS Coordinates To Catch Lake Guntersville Bass. Page 4.
Tying a Drop Shot Rig
How to tie a drop shot rig. Freshwater Fishing.
Tie an Improved Clinch Knot
A simple How to on tying an improved clinch knot
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.
Tying Knots - Freshwater Fishing
Tying a good knot can help you land more fish,
Fishing a Trick Worm
Fishing a Trick Worm can be productive
Crappie Fishing Is Best In Lakes
You can catch crappie in many lakes.
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Baitcasting...
Baitcasting reels have good, bad and ugly characteristics.
Essential Facts You Need to Know About Fishing...
Essential facts about depth attainment, hooksetting, retrieving, and trolling while using crankbaits.
Green Sunfish Fact Sheet
Green sunfish are common in much of the US and are good to eat.
Trophy Lake Trout Fishing Lures
Lures to use to catch trophy lake trout on Lake Michigan
Catching Northern Pike In Lakes
Learn what to use and where to fish in lakes for northern pike, common in northern US states and across the northwest.
How To Catch Chinook Salmon
The best time, lure and location for Lake Michigan trophy chinooks
Catching and Cooking Bowfin
James Luke tells how they catch bowfin and cook them, too!
Reels: Gear Ratio and Speed Don’t Tell...
Gear ratio, spool size, and line levels affect line recovery.
Summer Fishing Tricks
Ted Pilgrim shares three summer fishing tricks that put fish in the boat.
Fish Feeding Schedules
Do fish feed on a schedule you can use to catch them? Here are some thoughts and ideas on that topic.
How to Set Up Downriggers for Fishing
How to set up downriggers for fishing and what to use to be successful fishing with downriggers
When To Use Topwater Baits for Bass
Topwater baits provide exciting hits from bass. Here are some tips on when to use them.
Bassfan List of Top 200 Bass Pro Fishermen
Here is Bassfan.com's ranking of the top 200 pros - where is your favorite?
Fishing In Lakes To Catch Walleye
Catching walleye in lakes, where and how.
How Top Tell the Age Of Bass
How to tell the age of bass. Freshwater Fishing.
Will I Catch Walleye by Trolling Crankbaits?
How to catch walleye by trolling crankbaits
Walleye Tips
Bob Jensen says it is time to catch walleye and here are some tips to help.
Staying Safe Fishing In Lightning
Lightning can be dangerous and fishermen face it often.
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.
Yellow Perch Fact Sheet
Information about yellow perch. Freshwater Fishing.
What Can I Catch On a Curly Tail Grub?
A curly tail grub will catch any predator fish that swims.
Fishing A Lake
What is lake fishing? Freshwater Fishing.
Facts About the Life and Behavior of Common Carp
Facts about the life and behavior of common carp.
Walleye Fact Sheet
Basic information about walleye. Freshwater Fishing.
Fishing At Night with Scott Suggs
Scott Suggs tells why he likes fishing at night and ways to catch bass while fishing at night
How Can I Catch Walleye On Kabetogama Lake?
Bob Jensen tells how to catch walleye on Kabetogama Lake
Crappie Fishing Information
Information to help you catch crappie
Patterns for Lake Guntersville Bass Fishing
These patterns will catch Lake Guntersville bass. Page 2.
What Is Monofilament Fishing Line
What is monofilament fishing line?
How To Remove Twists From Fishing Line
Here are several ways to remove twists from your fishing line.
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.
Why to Give Cold Water Bass Fishing a Try
Try these tips for catching bass in cold water.
It’s Time to Recycle Soft Plastic Lures
Proper disposal of used or discarded soft plastic lures, and especially recycling them, should become standard procedure for anglers, and be supported by the industry.
Rigging Your Boat for Crappie Fishing
How to rig your boat for crappie trolling
Stroking A Jig Will Catch Bass
Stroking a jig will catch bass. Freshwater Fishing.
Matching Rods and Reels
Match your rod and reel and match the outfit to your fishing
Choosing the Right Crankbait for Trolling for...
Which crankbaits should I troll for walleye? Page 2.
Night Fishing For Bass - Lights, Safety and...
Lights, Safety and When To Go - some more tips from Joe on night fishing for bass. Page 4.
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 Is Fishing
What is fishing? Freshwater Fishing.
Facts About the Life and Behavior of Bluegill...
Facts about the life and behavior of bluegill (bream) sunfish, one of the most popular small species in North America.
6 Basics for Catching Big Largemouth Bass
Essential considerations for catching big bass include attitude, location, seasonal and daily timing, lures and baits, and landing savvy.
Build A Better Minnow Trap - Freshwater Fishing
Make a minnow trap to catch small fish for bait
What I’m Using: PFDs for Fishing
Large-vest, low-profile, and inflatable PFDs for General Boat Fishing and Kayak Fishing.
Baiting Bluegill
An unusual way to bait a hole for bluegill.
Fishing Brush at Clark's Hill Lake
Pictures of fishing brush piles and a hump at Clarks Hill
What Does “Pound-Test” Mean on a...
The strength of most fishing lines is not exactly what their labels say. Here’s why.
Blueback Herring and Effects on Freshwater...
Here are some facts about blueback herring and how they affect fishing in fresh water.
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.
Rigging A Jig Head Worm
Different ways to rig a worm on a jig head for jig head worm fishing
Three Plastic Worm Rigs
What are three plastic worm rigs?
New World Record Bass
Has a new world record bass been caught?
More tests of fishing lines
Some of the test fishing lines are put through to find what qualities they have. Page 4.
Fishing Line: The Truth About Breaking Strength
Most labels don’t tell the truth about the basic strength of the line

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