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Freshwater Fishing: Most Popular Articles

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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.
8 Bass Lures Fishermen Should Have
Here are my picks of the best bass lures.
Fishing Line: Facts About Abrasion Resistance
Equipment, fishing line, abrasion
A Fisherman's Guide to Catching Catfish in Lakes
Catching catfish fishing in lakes, where to find them and what to use.
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 Kinds of Fish Taste Best?
What is the best tasting fish? Freshwater Fishing.
September Fishing - Freshwater Fishing
September fishing is often tough. Here are some pattern that might work
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.
9 Steps for Tying Perfect Fishing Knots
Perfect knots are necessary in fishing and can be achieved by following these nine steps.
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.
How to Choose the Right Fishing Rod
Lee McClellan gives suggestions on picking the right fishing rod
What Are the Pros and Cons of Using Braid...
What is braid fishing line and what are its good and bad points?
Spinnerbait Tactics
Joe H with Secret Weapon Lures shares 14 different ways to fish a spinnerbait
Top 10 What are the best bass lakes in Georgia
Here is my list of the top ten big lakes in Georgia for bass.
Best Colors for Plastic Worms
What are the top colors for plastic worms?
Blobs of Jelly In Freshwater
Blobs of jelly in freshwater is actually colonies of Bryozoans
Learning To Cast A Bait Casting Reel
How to learn to cast a bait casting reel.
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.
Go Natural With Bucktail Jigs
Jim Pope tells how to rig and fish a bucktail jig
Lure Basics: It’s Not Magic
Basic Things You Should Know About Lures and How to Use Them
Fishing Tips: How to Maintain Your Spinning Reel
Lee McClellan tells how to clean and maintain your spinning reel.
Top 8 Tackle Box Things You Need In Your...
Every fisherman needs these things in his fishing tackle box.
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.
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.
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 Clean the Fish You Catch
How I clean fish, with step by step fish cleaning pictures
Night Bass Fishing Tips and Techniques
Colors to use while night fishing for bass and other tips to help you catch fish. Page 2.
Bluegill Fish
Bluegill are fun to catch and bite most every bait you can use.
What Are the Best Hooks for Bass Fishing?
What are the best hooks for bass fishing?
Reasons You Are Not Catching Fish
There seems to be more reasons for not catching than for catching
How To Fish A Jig and Pig
A jig and pig is a great bait for big bass, especially in the winter
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.
A Fisherman's Guide to Crappie
Basic information about black and white crappie
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.
Alabama's Best Bass Lakes
You won' go wrong fishing any of these lakes in Alabama for bass
Fishing Line Confusion
What fishing line to buy? Freshwater Fishing.
How To Catch Chinook Salmon
The best time, lure and location for Lake Michigan trophy chinooks
A Fisherman's Guide to Alligator Gar
Fact sheet on alligator gar. Freshwater Fishing.
Spots To Catch Lake Guntersville Bass
Try these spots for Lake Guntersville Bass. Page 3.
How To Use Fishing Spoons
Captain Jim Hirt tells how to choose speed, color and size of your fishing spoon on Lake Michigan
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 Catch Muskie In All Seasons
Victor Beacham shares his tips on catching muskie in all seasons of the year.
How Are Hooks Sized?
How are hooks sized? Freshwater Fishing.
Reels: Gear Ratio and Speed Don’t Tell...
Gear ratio, spool size, and line levels affect line recovery.
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.
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.
There Are Many Different Kinds of Bream
There are many kinds of bream. Freshwater Fishing.
How To Choose the Right Fishing Line
How to choose the right fishing line.
Are Freshwater Drum Good To Eat?
Donna says freshwater drum are underrated and are good to eat.
How To: Fish A Carolina Rig
How to fish a Carolina rig. Freshwater Fishing.
Bass Fishing On Lake Guntersville
Randy Tharp marks ten spots to catch bass on Lake Guntersville
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
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.
Four Ways To Cook Bass Filets
Here are four of my favorite ways to cook bass filets.
Spots With GPS Coordinates To Catch Lake...
Spots With GPS Coordinates To Catch Lake Guntersville Bass. Page 4.
Jobs Making Money In the Outdoors
Jobs in the outdoor world to make money, like game warden and fishing guide.
Fishing A Spinnerbait
Ways to fish a spinnerbait. Freshwater Fishing. Page 2.
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?
Cane Pole Fishing
Fishing with a cane pole. Freshwater Fishing.
Fishing At Night For Bass
Fishing at night makes sense for many reasons, especially here in Georgia
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?
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?
Night Bass Fishing - Choosing A Light
How to choose a light to use while fishing for bass at night. Page 3.
Fishing a Trick Worm
Fishing a Trick Worm can be productive
What Is Fishing
What is fishing? Freshwater Fishing.
Red Fishing Line
Use red fishing line when fishing Lake Michigan - here is why red fishing line is good.
Yellow Perch Fact Sheet
Information about yellow perch. Freshwater Fishing.
Tying a Drop Shot Rig
How to tie a drop shot rig. Freshwater Fishing.
Elite Bass Angler Disqualified At Guntersville
An Elite series angler was disqualified at Lake Guntersville. Here is Boyd Duckett's take on what happened
Patterns for Lake Guntersville Bass Fishing
These patterns will catch Lake Guntersville bass. Page 2.
Silver Carp Information
Silver carp are one species of the Asian carp species that are causing problems in the United States
Black Bass Species
There are 8 species of black bass in the United States.
Fishing Line Knots
Learn to tie a good knot and don't lose fish.
How to Spool Line On a Spin Cast Fishing Reel
Tie new line to the spool or the backing
Troy Morrow Tells How To Fish the Alabama Rig
How to fish the Alabama rig with Troy Morrow
Big Catfish Pictures
Robbie Robinson with some of the big catfish he catches.
Night Bass Fishing
Joe Haubenreich with Secret Weapon Lures gives detailed info on catching bass at night.
How To Sharpen Fishing Hooks
How to sharpen fishing hooks, with pictures
Great Snakehead Fish Fact Sheet
Fact sheet on the Great Snakehead
Three Plastic Worm Rigs
What are three plastic worm rigs?
How To Choose A Bass Fishing Lure Color
How to choose a good color for bass fishing lures.
Invasion of the Asian Carp
Asian carp are an invasive species causing problems in the US.
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?
Five Species Of Alaska Salmon
There are five species of salmon that live in Alaska waters and come up Alaska rivers to spawn.
How To Remove Twists From Fishing Line
Here are several ways to remove twists from your fishing line.
Fall Bass Fishing with A Jig and Pig
What colors, size and trailers work best in the fall for a jig and pig
Winterizing Fishing Tackle
Store your fishing tackle right so it will be ready next spring.
The Top Features to Consider When Buying a New...
Casting and Retrieval Features Are Especially Important When Considering a New Baitcasting Reel
Crappie Fishing Patterns - Clark Hill Hotspots
Where to crappie fish at Clark Hill. Page 3.
Lake Michigan Fishing Report
Captain Jim Hirt updates you on what the salmon and trout are hitting and where they are on Lake Michigan.
What Are College Bass Fishing Teams?
What are college bass fishing teams?
Leadcore Line Rigging Tips
Captain Jim Hirt explains how to use leadcore line for fishing Lake Michigan
Fall Jigging Spoons
How to, where to and what you can catch jigging a spoon in the fall.
Handling Big Bass
Jim Shepherd shares some info from the Texas Wildlife folks on how to handle big bass.
Matching Rods and Reels
Match your rod and reel and match the outfit to your fishing
Catching Fish In Brackish Water
Catching fish in brackish water.
Fishing Brush at Clark's Hill Lake
Pictures of fishing brush piles and a hump at Clarks Hill
Get Mom (or Another Woman in Your Life) a...
Courses, books, clothing, trips, and other ideas for helping a woman who’d like to fish.
Tying Knots - Freshwater Fishing
Tying a good knot can help you land more fish,
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.
Rigging Your Boat for Crappie Fishing
How to rig your boat for crappie trolling
How to Control and Cure Line Twist on Fishing...
Faulty Lures, Loose Drag, and Poor Landing Technique Cause the Problem, but You Can Cure It
Why to Give Cold Water Bass Fishing a Try
Try these tips for catching bass in cold water.
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.
What Is Fall Turnover?
What happens during fall turnover?
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.
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
Crappie Fishing Is Best In Lakes
You can catch crappie in many lakes.
Put Line on Spinning Reels
A simple How to on spooling line on spinning reels
Lake Michigan Trophy Brown Trout
How to catch Lake Michigan trophy brown trout
Eating Catfish
Tips on care and cooking of catfish. Page 2.
Bedding Time for Bream
When bream are bedding you can catch several kinds.
Bassfan List of Top 200 Bass Pro Fishermen
Here is Bassfan.com's ranking of the top 200 pros - where is your favorite?
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
Build A Better Minnow Trap - Freshwater Fishing
Make a minnow trap to catch small fish for bait
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 Top Tell the Age Of Bass
How to tell the age of bass. Freshwater Fishing.
Blueback Herring and Effects on Freshwater...
Here are some facts about blueback herring and how they affect fishing in fresh water.
Green Sunfish Fact Sheet
Green sunfish are common in much of the US and are good to eat.
Land The Fish You Hook
Tips from Captain Jim Hirt on the things that will help you land the fish you hook.
Fishing Deep Away From the Bank
Skeet Reese gives some tips on deep water fishing.
Threadfin Shad Information
Information about threadfin shad
What Tackle Do You Need for Big Freshwater Fish?
Guidelines for reel types and line strengths for pursuing large specimens
Fishing Shad - All About This Fishing Baitfish
Information about shad, from the Alabama DNR
The Top 5 Ways to Catch a Fish By Trolling
Here are the different ways to accomplish the task of fishing shallow or deep behind a moving boat.
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.
How To Clean A Gar If You Catch One and Want to...
These pictures and instructions will help you clean a gar.
Invisible Fluorocarbon Swivels from Aquateko
Invisible fluorocarbon swivels from Aquateko have a place in your tacklebox
How to Fish Worm Rigs
How to choose and fish different worm rigs.
How To Fish Crankbaits for Great Lakes Trout...
What Are Crankbaits for Catching Great Lakes Trout and Salmon
Fishing for Sunfish In Lakes
You can catch a lot of sunfish in lakes
Pictures of Flint River Bass
These bass were caught on the Flint River in Georgia. Shoal and largemouth bass live in the river, one of the few places in the world where shoal bass live.
Trying To Catch Bass After A Cold Front
Trying to catch bass after a cold front
Slip Bobbers For More Fish
Bob Jensen tells how to use bobbers to catch more fish.
The Difference in Pitching and Flipping
Captain Mike Gerry explains the difference between flipping and pitching
Crappie Fishing Information
Information to help you catch crappie
Bowfin - Fish or Monster
Bowfin are mean and ugly, and they will tear up your tackle
Crankbait Fishing Keys
Captain Mike Gerry gives some tips on crankbait fishing.
Shellcracker Fishing
Catching shellcracker bream is a lot of fun and they are good to eat, too.
Big Lures, Big Fish; Small Lures Small Fish?
Here’s the rationale behind using big lures and using small lures.
Smallmouth Bass Bite In Small Streams In the Fall
Lee McClellan says smallmouth bite in small streams in the fall.
Hybrid Bass Fishing On Lake Conroe
How to catch hybrid bass on Lake Conroe
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Baitcasting...
Baitcasting reels have good, bad and ugly characteristics.
Top 10 Fish Recipes
Top ways to cook fish.
Catfish Fishing Basics
Ted Pilgrim shares the ways to catch catfish near you
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.
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