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Freshwater Fishing: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
To Stock or Not To Stock
Information about shad, from the Alabama DNR. Page 2.
Tips for Catching Bass in Fall
Roger Lee Brown gives tips on catching fall bass
What You Need To Know About Fluorocarbon...
Fluorocarbon fishing line has its good characteristics and some bad ones, too.
What Kinds of Fish Taste Best?
What is the best tasting fish? Freshwater Fishing.
8 Bass Lures Fishermen Should Have
Here are my picks of the best bass lures.
A Fisherman's Guide to Catching Catfish in Lakes
Catching catfish fishing in lakes, where to find them and what to use.
Fishing Line: Facts About Abrasion Resistance
Equipment, fishing line, abrasion
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.
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.
What Are the Pros and Cons of Using Braid...
What is braid fishing line and what are its good and bad points?
9 Steps for Tying Perfect Fishing Knots
Perfect knots are necessary in fishing and can be achieved by following these nine steps.
How to Choose the Right Fishing Rod
Lee McClellan gives suggestions on picking the right fishing rod
Best Colors for Plastic Worms
What are the top colors for plastic worms?
Top 10 What are the best bass lakes in Georgia
Here is my list of the top ten big lakes in Georgia for bass.
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.
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.
Lake Michigan Trophy Brown Trout
How to catch Lake Michigan trophy brown trout
Blobs of Jelly In Freshwater
Blobs of jelly in freshwater is actually colonies of Bryozoans
Spots To Catch Lake Guntersville Bass
Try these spots for Lake Guntersville Bass. Page 3.
Lure Basics: It’s Not Magic
Basic Things You Should Know About Lures and How to Use Them
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
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.
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.
Bluegill Fish
Bluegill are fun to catch and bite most every bait you can use.
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.
Reels: Gear Ratio and Speed Don’t Tell...
Gear ratio, spool size, and line levels affect line recovery.
Fishing Tips: How to Maintain Your Spinning Reel
Lee McClellan tells how to clean and maintain your spinning reel.
Alabama's Best Bass Lakes
You won' go wrong fishing any of these lakes in Alabama for bass
Learning To Cast A Bait Casting Reel
How to learn to cast a bait casting reel.
Threadfin Shad Information
Information about threadfin shad
Go Natural With Bucktail Jigs
Jim Pope tells how to rig and fish a bucktail jig
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.
How To Fish A Jig and Pig
A jig and pig is a great bait for big bass, especially in the winter
How to Clean the Fish You Catch
How I clean fish, with step by step fish cleaning pictures
Late Fall/November Fishing Patterns
This is a good time to catch fish in my area of the world
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.
Bass Fishing On Lake Guntersville
Randy Tharp marks ten spots to catch bass on Lake Guntersville
How Are Hooks Sized?
How are hooks sized? 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.
How To Use Fishing Spoons
Captain Jim Hirt tells how to choose speed, color and size of your fishing spoon on Lake Michigan
Spots With GPS Coordinates To Catch Lake...
Spots With GPS Coordinates To Catch Lake Guntersville Bass. Page 4.
A Fisherman's Guide to Alligator Gar
Fact sheet on alligator gar. Freshwater Fishing.
How To Choose the Right Fishing Line
How to choose the right fishing line.
There Are Many Different Kinds of Bream
There are many kinds of bream. Freshwater Fishing.
What Are the Best Hooks for Bass Fishing?
What are the best hooks for bass fishing?
Invasion of the Asian Carp
Asian carp are an invasive species causing problems in the US.
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 To: Fish A Carolina Rig
How to fish a Carolina rig. 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.
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.
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.
What Is Fall Turnover?
What happens during fall turnover?
Fall Bass Fishing with A Jig and Pig
What colors, size and trailers work best in the fall for a jig and pig
Tying a Drop Shot Rig
How to tie a drop shot rig. Freshwater Fishing.
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.
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?
What Is Monofilament Fishing Line
What is monofilament fishing line?
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 Catch Chinook Salmon
The best time, lure and location for Lake Michigan trophy chinooks
How To Catch Muskie In All Seasons
Victor Beacham shares his tips on catching muskie in all seasons of the year.
Catching Bass In November
Boyd Duckett tells how to find and catch bass in Novemher
Why to Give Cold Water Bass Fishing a Try
Try these tips for catching bass in cold water.
Fishing At Night For Bass
Fishing at night makes sense for many reasons, especially here in Georgia
Black Bass Species
There are 8 species of black bass in the United States.
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?
Silver Carp Information
Silver carp are one species of the Asian carp species that are causing problems in the United States
What Is Fishing
What is fishing? Freshwater Fishing.
Are Freshwater Drum Good To Eat?
Donna says freshwater drum are underrated and are good to eat.
Five Species Of Alaska Salmon
There are five species of salmon that live in Alaska waters and come up Alaska rivers to spawn.
Cane Pole Fishing
Fishing with a cane pole. Freshwater Fishing.
Jobs Making Money In the Outdoors
Jobs in the outdoor world to make money, like game warden and fishing guide.
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
Fishing Line Knots
Learn to tie a good knot and don't lose fish.
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.
How to Spool Line On a Spin Cast Fishing Reel
Tie new line to the spool or the backing
Elite Bass Angler Disqualified At Guntersville
An Elite series angler was disqualified at Lake Guntersville. Here is Boyd Duckett's take on what happened
Three Plastic Worm Rigs
What are three plastic worm rigs?
Crappie Fishing Is Best In Lakes
You can catch crappie in many lakes.
Live Bait For Walleye
Ted Pilgrim says live bait is the way to go for walleye
Big Catfish Pictures
Robbie Robinson with some of the big catfish he catches.
Bass Fishing In November is Specail On...
Captain Mike Gerry says November is a special time of year for bass fishing on Guntersville
What I’m Using: Mann’s 1-Minus for...
Mann's 1-Minus a great plug for catching ultra-shallow bass and other species in clear or dinghy water.
Fall Jigging Spoons
How to, where to and what you can catch jigging a spoon in the fall.
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.
Yellow Perch Fact Sheet
Information about yellow perch. Freshwater Fishing.
Fishing Deep Away From the Bank
Skeet Reese gives some tips on deep water fishing.
Crappie Fishing Patterns - Clark Hill Hotspots
Where to crappie fish at Clark Hill. Page 3.
Troy Morrow Tells How To Fish the Alabama Rig
How to fish the Alabama rig with Troy Morrow
Tying Knots - Freshwater Fishing
Tying a good knot can help you land more fish,
Walleye Fact Sheet
Basic information about walleye. Freshwater Fishing.
Fishing Shad - All About This Fishing Baitfish
Information about shad, from the Alabama DNR
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.
What Are College Bass Fishing Teams?
What are college bass fishing teams?
Fishing a Trick Worm
Fishing a Trick Worm can be productive
Winter Fishing Memories
These ways I have caught fish in the winter may help you.
Trying To Catch Bass After A Cold Front
Trying to catch bass after a cold front
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.
Red Fishing Line
Use red fishing line when fishing Lake Michigan - here is why red fishing line is good.
Rigging Your Boat for Crappie Fishing
How to rig your boat for crappie trolling
Crappie Fishing Information
Information to help you catch crappie
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.
Fish Recipes
A variety of ways to cook fish. Freshwater Fishing.
Crankbait Fishing Keys
Captain Mike Gerry gives some tips on crankbait fishing.
How To Remove Twists From Fishing Line
Here are several ways to remove twists from your fishing line.
Do Fish Attractants Work?
Do fish attractants work? Freshwater Fishing.
What Are Trash Fish?
What are trash fish, how do you catch them and can you eat them?
Slow Rolling A Rattle Trap To Catch Fish
Jerry Adams share s his tips on fishing a Rattle Trap
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.
Matching Rods and Reels
Match your rod and reel and match the outfit to your fishing
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.
Fishing in Estuaries
Fishing in Estuaries. Freshwater Fishing.
Eating Catfish
Tips on care and cooking of catfish. Page 2.
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.
Night Bass Fishing - Choosing A Light
How to choose a light to use while fishing for bass at night. Page 3.
Night Bass Fishing
Joe Haubenreich with Secret Weapon Lures gives detailed info on catching bass at night.
Catching Fish In Brackish Water
Catching fish in brackish water.
September Fishing - Freshwater Fishing
September fishing is often tough. Here are some pattern that might work
Blueback Herring and Effects on Freshwater...
Here are some facts about blueback herring and how they affect fishing in fresh water.
Fishing Brush at Clark's Hill Lake
Pictures of fishing brush piles and a hump at Clarks Hill
Some Ideas for these Slow Fall Fishing Days -
How to catch fish on slow fall fishing days.
The Difference in Pitching and Flipping
Captain Mike Gerry explains the difference between flipping and pitching
Fishing for Sunfish In Lakes
You can catch a lot of sunfish in lakes
Trophy Lake Trout Fishing Lures
Lures to use to catch trophy lake trout on Lake Michigan
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Baitcasting...
Baitcasting reels have good, bad and ugly characteristics.
What Can I Catch On a Curly Tail Grub?
A curly tail grub will catch any predator fish that swims.
Do Fish Scents Make Sense?
Do fish scents help you catch fish? I sometimes use them
Bass Fishing and Color Of Baits
Captain Mike Gerry talks about the importance of color in bass fishing baits
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.
Top 8 Tackle Box Things You Need In Your...
Every fisherman needs these things in his fishing tackle box.
Fishing with Nighcrawlers You Catch
How to catch and care for nightcrawlers for fishing.
How Top Tell the Age Of Bass
How to tell the age of bass. Freshwater Fishing.
Tie an Improved Clinch Knot
A simple How to on tying an improved clinch knot
Leadcore Line Rigging Tips
Captain Jim Hirt explains how to use leadcore line for fishing Lake Michigan
Fishing A Jig and Pig
Fishing a jig and pig is a good way to catch big bass.
Bowfin
Robert Fisher tells of his experience catching and eating bowfin
Invisible Fluorocarbon Swivels from Aquateko
Invisible fluorocarbon swivels from Aquateko have a place in your tacklebox
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.
Night Fishing Lights
Most black lights on the market drain your batteries,have poor suction cups and won't hold your lights firmly to your boat. Punisher Lures is an exception.
How To Sharpen Fishing Hooks
How to sharpen fishing hooks, with pictures
Green Sunfish Fact Sheet
Green sunfish are common in much of the US and are good to eat.
Fall Is Buzzbait Fishing Time
Captain Mike Gerry says fall means buzzbait fishing on Lake Guntersville
Smallmouth Bass Bite In Small Streams In the Fall
Lee McClellan says smallmouth bite in small streams in the fall.
Boat Maker Genmar Files For Bankruptcy
Boat manufacturer Genmar files for bankruptcy
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