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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.
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.
Fishing Line: Facts About Abrasion Resistance
Equipment, fishing line, abrasion
Blobs of Jelly In Freshwater
Blobs of jelly in freshwater is actually colonies of Bryozoans
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.
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 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
Catching Bass In November
Boyd Duckett tells how to find and catch bass in Novemher
Top 10 What are the best bass lakes in Georgia
Here is my list of the top ten big lakes in Georgia for bass.
Bluegill Fish
Bluegill are fun to catch and bite most every bait you can use.
Best Colors for Plastic Worms
What are the top colors for plastic worms?
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.
Spinnerbait Tactics
Joe H with Secret Weapon Lures shares 14 different ways to fish a spinnerbait
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
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.
Late Fall/November Fishing Patterns
This is a good time to catch fish in my area of the world
Fishing Tips: How to Maintain Your Spinning Reel
Lee McClellan tells how to clean and maintain your spinning reel.
Bass Fishing In November is Specail On...
Captain Mike Gerry says November is a special time of year for bass fishing on Guntersville
Go Natural With Bucktail Jigs
Jim Pope tells how to rig and fish a bucktail jig
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 to Clean the Fish You Catch
How I clean fish, with step by step fish cleaning pictures
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.
Learning To Cast A Bait Casting Reel
How to learn to cast a bait casting reel.
Lure Basics: It’s Not Magic
Basic Things You Should Know About Lures and How to Use Them
Reels: Gear Ratio and Speed Don’t Tell...
Gear ratio, spool size, and line levels affect line recovery.
How Are Hooks Sized?
How are hooks sized? Freshwater Fishing.
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.
Spots To Catch Lake Guntersville Bass
Try these spots for Lake Guntersville Bass. Page 3.
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 Are the Best Hooks for Bass Fishing?
What are the best hooks for bass 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 Choose the Right Fishing Line
How to choose the right fishing line.
Fishing Line Confusion
What fishing line to buy? Freshwater Fishing.
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
Are Freshwater Drum Good To Eat?
Donna says freshwater drum are underrated and are good to eat.
A Fisherman's Guide to Alligator Gar
Fact sheet on alligator gar. Freshwater Fishing.
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.
Reasons You Are Not Catching Fish
There seems to be more reasons for not catching than for catching
Elite Bass Angler Disqualified At Guntersville
An Elite series angler was disqualified at Lake Guntersville. Here is Boyd Duckett's take on what happened
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.
What Is Fishing
What is fishing? Freshwater Fishing.
How To Fish A Jig and Pig
A jig and pig is a great bait for big bass, especially in the winter
Silver Carp Information
Silver carp are one species of the Asian carp species that are causing problems in the United States
Cane Pole Fishing
Fishing with a cane pole. Freshwater Fishing.
How To: Fish A Carolina Rig
How to fish a Carolina rig. Freshwater Fishing.
What Is Monofilament Fishing Line
What is monofilament fishing line?
Four Ways To Cook Bass Filets
Here are four of my favorite ways to cook bass filets.
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
Fall Bass Fishing with A Jig and Pig
What colors, size and trailers work best in the fall for a jig and pig
Why to Give Cold Water Bass Fishing a Try
Try these tips for catching bass in cold water.
How To Use Fishing Spoons
Captain Jim Hirt tells how to choose speed, color and size of your fishing spoon on Lake Michigan
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?
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.
Tying a Drop Shot Rig
How to tie a drop shot rig. Freshwater Fishing.
Invasion of the Asian Carp
Asian carp are an invasive species causing problems in the US.
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?
Tying Knots - Freshwater Fishing
Tying a good knot can help you land more fish,
Spots With GPS Coordinates To Catch Lake...
Spots With GPS Coordinates To Catch Lake Guntersville Bass. Page 4.
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.
Black Bass Species
There are 8 species of black bass in the United States.
Yellow Perch Fact Sheet
Information about yellow perch. Freshwater Fishing.
Patterns for Lake Guntersville Bass Fishing
These patterns will catch Lake Guntersville bass. Page 2.
Fall Jigging Spoons
How to, where to and what you can catch jigging a spoon in the fall.
Fishing At Night For Bass
Fishing at night makes sense for many reasons, especially here in Georgia
Fishing A Spinnerbait
Ways to fish a spinnerbait. Freshwater Fishing. Page 2.
Big Catfish Pictures
Robbie Robinson with some of the big catfish he catches.
Great Snakehead Fish Fact Sheet
Fact sheet on the Great Snakehead
Three Plastic Worm Rigs
What are three plastic worm rigs?
Night Bass Fishing
Joe Haubenreich with Secret Weapon Lures gives detailed info on catching bass at night.
Winter Fishing Memories
These ways I have caught fish in the winter may help you.
Jobs Making Money In the Outdoors
Jobs in the outdoor world to make money, like game warden and fishing guide.
Walleye Fact Sheet
Basic information about walleye. Freshwater 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.
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
Rigging Your Boat for Crappie Fishing
How to rig your boat for crappie trolling
Red Fishing Line
Use red fishing line when fishing Lake Michigan - here is why red fishing line is good.
How To Catch Muskie In All Seasons
Victor Beacham shares his tips on catching muskie in all seasons of the year.
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.
What Is Fall Turnover?
What happens during fall turnover?
How To Remove Twists From Fishing Line
Here are several ways to remove twists from your fishing line.
Lake Michigan Trophy Brown Trout
How to catch Lake Michigan trophy brown trout
Winterizing Fishing Tackle
Store your fishing tackle right so it will be ready next spring.
How To Catch Chinook Salmon
The best time, lure and location for Lake Michigan trophy chinooks
Fishing a Trick Worm
Fishing a Trick Worm can be productive
What To Wear When Fishing In Winter Weather
Choose the right clothes and you can stay warm in winter
Fish Recipes
A variety of ways to cook fish. Freshwater Fishing.
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.
Fishing Shad - All About This Fishing Baitfish
Information about shad, from the Alabama DNR
When To Use Topwater Baits for Bass
Topwater baits provide exciting hits from bass. Here are some tips on when to use them.
Live Bait For Walleye
Ted Pilgrim says live bait is the way to go for walleye
Blueback Herring and Effects on Freshwater...
Here are some facts about blueback herring and how they affect fishing in fresh water.
The Difference in Pitching and Flipping
Captain Mike Gerry explains the difference between flipping and pitching
How Top Tell the Age Of Bass
How to tell the age of bass. Freshwater Fishing.
Catching Fish In Brackish Water
Catching fish in brackish water.
Catching Crappie on Lake Talquin
Fishing for crappie on Lake Talquin, Florida
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?
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.
Crankbait Fishing Keys
Captain Mike Gerry gives some tips on crankbait fishing.
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.
This bluegill weighed over a pound.
This bluegill weighed over a pound. Linda caught it in my lower pond. Page 3.
Eating Catfish
Tips on care and cooking of catfish. Page 2.
Hobie Mirage Pro Angler Fishing Kayak
The Hobie Mirage Pro Angler fishing kayak was designed just for the fisherman.
Night Bass Fishing - Choosing A Light
How to choose a light to use while fishing for bass at night. Page 3.
What Are Trash Fish?
What are trash fish, how do you catch them and can you eat them?
Do Fish Attractants Work?
Do fish attractants work? Freshwater Fishing.
Five Species Of Alaska Salmon
There are five species of salmon that live in Alaska waters and come up Alaska rivers to spawn.
Crappie Fishing Is Best In Lakes
You can catch crappie in many lakes.
GPS Fishing Tips On Lake Michigan
Captain Jim explains some of the reasons to use a GPS while fishing.
Matching Rods and Reels
Match your rod and reel and match the outfit to your fishing
Leadcore Line Rigging Tips
Captain Jim Hirt explains how to use leadcore line for fishing Lake Michigan
Trophy Lake Trout Fishing Lures
Lures to use to catch trophy lake trout on Lake Michigan
What Are College Bass Fishing Teams?
What are college bass fishing teams?
How To Sharpen Fishing Hooks
How to sharpen fishing hooks, with pictures
Crappie Fishing Information
Information to help you catch crappie
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Baitcasting...
Baitcasting reels have good, bad and ugly characteristics.
Tie an Improved Clinch Knot
A simple How to on tying an improved clinch knot
Fishing A Jig and Pig
Fishing a jig and pig is a good way to catch big bass.
Fishing with Nighcrawlers You Catch
How to catch and care for nightcrawlers for fishing.
Winter Bass Patterns - Freshwater Fishing
Bass are hard to catch while fishing in the winter. Here are some reasons why bass fishing is tough, and some tactics that work to catch bass.
Hybrid Bass Fishing On Lake Conroe
How to catch hybrid bass on Lake Conroe
Do Fish Scents Make Sense?
Do fish scents help you catch fish? I sometimes use them
Information On Alabama Crappie
Information on Alabama crappie. Freshwater Fishing.
Wormin' Ways For Fishing
How to rig worms for bass fishing
Fall Is Buzzbait Fishing Time
Captain Mike Gerry says fall means buzzbait fishing on Lake Guntersville
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.
Crappie Fishing Patterns - Clark Hill Hotspots
Where to crappie fish at Clark Hill. Page 3.
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.
Fishing Deep Away From the Bank
Skeet Reese gives some tips on deep water fishing.
How To Clean A Gar If You Catch One and Want to...
Here are the tools needed to clean a gar
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.
Stroking A Jig For Bass Fishing
Captain Mike Gerry explains stroking a jig
Summer Fishing Tricks
Ted Pilgrim shares three summer fishing tricks that put fish in the boat.
Fall Bass Fishing Tips
Captain Mike Gerry offers some tips on catching fall bass on Lake Guntersville
More tests of fishing lines
Some of the test fishing lines are put through to find what qualities they have. Page 4.
Safety Checklist for Kids Fishing
What you need for kids safety when you take them fishing.
Slow Rolling A Rattle Trap To Catch Fish
Jerry Adams share s his tips on fishing a Rattle Trap
Invisible Fluorocarbon Swivels from Aquateko
Invisible fluorocarbon swivels from Aquateko have a place in your tacklebox
The Art and Science of Fishing
Boyd Duckett discusses the art and science of bass fishing
Land The Fish You Hook
Tips from Captain Jim Hirt on the things that will help you land the fish you hook.
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