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Freshwater Fishing: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
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.
Blobs of Jelly In Freshwater
Blobs of jelly in freshwater is actually colonies of Bryozoans
A Fisherman's Guide to Catching Catfish in Lakes
Catching catfish fishing in lakes, where to find them and what to use.
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.
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
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 Clean the Fish You Catch
How I clean fish, with step by step fish cleaning pictures
7 Ways to Keep Boat Gas from Ruining Your Fishing
What to know about ethanol and non-ethanol fuel use in boats, and how to take care of your fuel to avoid breakdowns.
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.
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?
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?
Night Bass Fishing Tips and Techniques
Colors to use while night fishing for bass and other tips to help you catch fish. Page 2.
How Are Hooks Sized?
How are hooks sized? Freshwater Fishing.
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.
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.
Some Ideas for these Slow Fall Fishing Days -
How to catch fish on slow fall fishing days.
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 Are the Best Hooks for Bass Fishing?
What are the best hooks for bass fishing?
There Are Many Different Kinds of Bream
There are many kinds of bream. Freshwater Fishing.
Fishing Tips: How to Maintain Your Spinning Reel
Lee McClellan tells how to clean and maintain your spinning reel.
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.
Why to Give Cold Water Bass Fishing a Try
Try these tips for catching bass in cold water.
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.
How to Spool Line On a Spin Cast Fishing Reel
How to put line on a spin cast reel
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.
September Fishing - Freshwater Fishing
September fishing is often tough. Here are some pattern that might work
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.
Spinnerbait Tactics
Joe H with Secret Weapon Lures shares 14 different ways to fish a spinnerbait
Reasons You Are Not Catching Fish
There seems to be more reasons for not catching than for catching
Spots To Catch Lake Guntersville Bass
Try these spots for Lake Guntersville Bass. Page 3.
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.
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.
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.
Fishing Line Confusion
What fishing line to buy? Freshwater Fishing.
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 Use Fishing Spoons
Captain Jim Hirt tells how to choose speed, color and size of your fishing spoon on Lake Michigan
Night Bass Fishing - Choosing A Light
How to choose a light to use while fishing for bass at night. Page 3.
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?
A Fisherman's Guide to Crappie
Basic information about black and white crappie
Big Catfish Pictures
Robbie Robinson with some of the big catfish he catches.
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
Tips for Catching Bass in Fall
Roger Lee Brown gives tips on catching fall bass
How To Catch Muskie In All Seasons
Victor Beacham shares his tips on catching muskie in all seasons of the year.
Bass Fishing On Lake Guntersville
Randy Tharp marks ten spots to catch bass on Lake Guntersville
How To Choose the Right Fishing Line
How to choose the right fishing line.
Fishing Line Knots
Learn to tie a good knot and don't lose fish.
Beating the Brush for Bass
What you should know about casting to flooded bushes, shoreline shrubs, and the tops of trees when fishing for largemouth bass.
Black Bass Species
There are 8 species of black bass in the United States.
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.
Cane Pole Fishing
Fishing with a cane pole. Freshwater Fishing.
Four Ways To Cook Bass Filets
Here are four of my favorite ways to cook bass filets.
Great Snakehead Fish Fact Sheet
Fact sheet on the Great Snakehead
Alabama's Best Bass Lakes
You won' go wrong fishing any of these lakes in Alabama for bass
How To Clean A Gar If You Catch One and Want to...
These pictures and instructions will help you clean a gar.
Go Natural With Bucktail Jigs
Jim Pope tells how to rig and fish a bucktail jig
How To Fish A Jig and Pig
A jig and pig is a great bait for big bass, especially in the winter
A Fisherman's Guide to Alligator Gar
Fact sheet on alligator gar. Freshwater Fishing.
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
Jobs Making Money In the Outdoors
Jobs in the outdoor world to make money, like game warden and fishing guide.
Catching Big Bluegill Ice Fishing
How to catch big bluegill through the ice.
Crappie Fishing Is Best In Lakes
You can catch crappie in many lakes.
How Top Tell the Age Of Bass
How to tell the age of bass. Freshwater Fishing.
How To Catch Chinook Salmon
The best time, lure and location for Lake Michigan trophy chinooks
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
Fishing for Sunfish In Lakes
You can catch a lot of sunfish in lakes
Five Species Of Alaska Salmon
There are five species of salmon that live in Alaska waters and come up Alaska rivers to spawn.
Lure Basics: It’s Not Magic
Basic Things You Should Know About Lures and How to Use Them
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.
How To Choose A Bass Fishing Lure Color
How to choose a good color for bass fishing lures.
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.
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
Patterns for Lake Guntersville Bass Fishing
These patterns will catch Lake Guntersville bass. Page 2.
Reels: Gear Ratio and Speed Don’t Tell...
Gear ratio, spool size, and line levels affect line recovery.
Shellcracker Fishing
Catching shellcracker bream is a lot of fun and they are good to eat, too.
Live Bait For Walleye
Ted Pilgrim says live bait is the way to go for walleye
What Is Fishing
What is fishing? Freshwater Fishing.
Catfish Fishing Basics
Ted Pilgrim shares the ways to catch catfish near you
Matching Rods and Reels
Match your rod and reel and match the outfit to your fishing
What Are Trash Fish?
What are trash fish, how do you catch them and can you eat them?
Staying Safe Fishing In Lightning
Lightning can be dangerous and fishermen face it often.
Bedding Time for Bream
When bream are bedding you can catch several kinds.
Tying a Drop Shot Rig
How to tie a drop shot rig. Freshwater Fishing.
What Is a Downrigger, and How Does It Work?
A primer on the features and uses of downriggers, which are the best devices you can use for controlled-depth trolling.
How To: Fish A Carolina Rig
How to fish a Carolina rig. Freshwater Fishing.
Bowfin - Fish or Monster
Bowfin are mean and ugly, and they will tear up your tackle
Bottom Bouncer Rigging For Walleye
Gary Parsons tells how to rig a bottom bouncer to catch more walleye
Fishing for Yellow Perch In Lakes
Fishing for yellow perch in lakes.
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 Sharpen Fishing Hooks
How to sharpen fishing hooks, with pictures
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.
Trophy Lake Trout Fishing Lures
Lures to use to catch trophy lake trout on Lake Michigan
5 Notable New Fishing Kayaks
Details on the newest fishing kayaks from Old Town, Jackson, Eddyline, Pelican, and NuCanoe.
Eating Catfish
Tips on care and cooking of catfish. Page 2.
Tying Knots - Freshwater Fishing
Tying a good knot can help you land more fish,
Essential Facts You Need to Know About Fishing...
Essential facts about depth attainment, hooksetting, retrieving, and trolling while using crankbaits.
The Art and Science of Fishing
Boyd Duckett discusses the art and science of bass fishing
How To Remove Twists From Fishing Line
Here are several ways to remove twists from your fishing line.
Will I Catch Walleye by Trolling Crankbaits?
How to catch walleye by trolling crankbaits
What Does “Pound-Test” Mean on a...
The strength of most fishing lines is not exactly what their labels say. Here’s why.
What Is Monofilament Fishing Line
What is monofilament fishing line?
What Can I Catch On a Curly Tail Grub?
A curly tail grub will catch any predator fish that swims.
Fishing a Trick Worm
Fishing a Trick Worm can be productive
Hot Weather Walleyes
How to catch hot weather walleye
Catch & Release: How to Unhook Fish Properly
How to unhook a fish is one of the most important facets of proper releasing practices; here’s how, plus guidance on when to leave the hook in.
Rigging Your Boat for Crappie Fishing
How to rig your boat for crappie trolling
Walleye Tips
Bob Jensen says it is time to catch walleye and here are some tips to help.
Catching Fish In Brackish Water
Catching fish in brackish water.
Do Baas Have A Sense of Scents
Can bass smell? Do the scents we put on baits make a difference?
What Are College Bass Fishing Teams?
What are college bass fishing teams?
Robert Fisher tells of his experience catching and eating bowfin
Walleye Fact Sheet
Basic information about walleye. 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.
How to Catch Suspended Bass
Lee McClellan explains how to catch suspended bass
Get Better Use Out of Your Spinning Tackle
Casting accurately and getting distance with spinning tackle, plus info on other reel features.
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.
Night Bass Fishing
Joe Haubenreich with Secret Weapon Lures gives detailed info on catching bass at night.
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Baitcasting...
Baitcasting reels have good, bad and ugly characteristics.
Fishing A Lake
What is lake fishing? Freshwater 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.
Fishing In Lakes To Catch Walleye
Catching walleye in lakes, where and how.
Creating Your Own Hotspot With Fish Attractors
Where and how to place wood, brush, and plastic attractors to enhance fishing for bass, crappie, and bluegill.
Fish Kills in Ponds
Great info on fish kills in ponds, from the Alabama DNR
Ambassadeur 5500 C3 - Fishing Product Review
Ambassadeur 5500 C3 is a good reel according to R. Lantz Saylor
Snakehead Fish Information
Information about snakehead fish, and invasive species
Lake Michigan Fishing Report
Captain Jim Hirt updates you on what the salmon and trout are hitting and where they are on Lake Michigan.
Catching and Cooking Bowfin
James Luke tells how they catch bowfin and cook them, too!
Crappie Fishing Patterns - Clark Hill Hotspots
Where to crappie fish at Clark Hill. Page 3.
How Can I Catch Walleye On Kabetogama Lake?
Bob Jensen tells how to catch walleye on Kabetogama Lake
Fishing A Spinnerbait
Ways to fish a spinnerbait. Freshwater Fishing. Page 2.
Do Fish Scents Make Sense?
Do fish scents help you catch fish? I sometimes use them
Rigging A Jig Head Worm
Different ways to rig a worm on a jig head for jig head worm fishing
Pictures of Striped Bass Hybrids and White Bass
Pictures of striped bass Hybrids and White Bass and the proud angelers that caught them.
Crappie Fishing Information
Information to help you catch crappie
Fishing Line: Facts About Abrasion Resistance
Equipment, fishing line, abrasion
How To Fish Crankbaits for Great Lakes Trout...
What Are Crankbaits for Catching Great Lakes Trout and Salmon
Fishing Brush at Clark's Hill Lake
Pictures of fishing brush piles and a hump at Clarks Hill
Do Fish Attractants Work?
Do fish attractants work? Freshwater Fishing.
Fishing Deep Away From the Bank
Skeet Reese gives some tips on deep water fishing.
Pond Fishing
Fishing ponds is a great way to catch fish
Fishing Line: The Truth About Breaking Strength
Most labels don’t tell the truth about the basic strength of the line
Yellow Perch Fact Sheet
Information about yellow perch. Freshwater Fishing.

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