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Freshwater Fishing: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
What You Need To Know About Fluorocarbon...
Fluorocarbon fishing line has its good characteristics and some bad ones, too.
Tips for Catching Bass in Fall
Roger Lee Brown gives tips on catching fall bass
8 Bass Lures Fishermen Should Have
Here are my picks of the best bass lures.
September Fishing - Freshwater Fishing
September fishing is often tough. Here are some pattern that might work
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.
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 Kinds of Fish Taste Best?
What is the best tasting fish? Freshwater Fishing.
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.
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
What Are the Pros and Cons of Using Braid...
What is braid fishing line and what are its good and bad points?
Learning To Cast A Bait Casting Reel
How to learn to cast a bait casting reel.
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?
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 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.
Blobs of Jelly In Freshwater
Blobs of jelly in freshwater is actually colonies of Bryozoans
Spinnerbait Tactics
Joe H with Secret Weapon Lures shares 14 different ways to fish a spinnerbait
Fishing Line Confusion
What fishing line to buy? Freshwater Fishing.
Go Natural With Bucktail Jigs
Jim Pope tells how to rig and fish a bucktail jig
Fishing Tips: How to Maintain Your Spinning Reel
Lee McClellan tells how to clean and maintain your spinning reel.
Bluegill Fish
Bluegill are fun to catch and bite most every bait you can use.
How to Clean the Fish You Catch
How I clean fish, with step by step fish cleaning pictures
Lure Basics: It’s Not Magic
Basic Things You Should Know About Lures and How to Use Them
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 Are Hooks Sized?
How are hooks sized? Freshwater Fishing.
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 Choose the Right Fishing Line
How to choose the right fishing line.
How To Catch Muskie In All Seasons
Victor Beacham shares his tips on catching muskie in all seasons of the year.
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.
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.
How To Catch Chinook Salmon
The best time, lure and location for Lake Michigan trophy chinooks
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.
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.
Reasons You Are Not Catching Fish
There seems to be more reasons for not catching than for catching
A Fisherman's Guide to Crappie
Basic information about black and white crappie
How To Use Fishing Spoons
Captain Jim Hirt tells how to choose speed, color and size of your fishing spoon on Lake Michigan
How To Fish A Jig and Pig
A jig and pig is a great bait for big bass, especially in the winter
Reels: Gear Ratio and Speed Don’t Tell...
Gear ratio, spool size, and line levels affect line recovery.
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
Catching Cold Front Bass
Some tips on catching bass after a cold front.
A Fisherman's Guide to Alligator Gar
Fact sheet on alligator gar. Freshwater Fishing.
How To: Fish A Carolina Rig
How to fish a Carolina rig. Freshwater Fishing.
How Do Lures Visually Appeal to Fish?
Certain motions trigger strikes from predatory fish, and anglers can achieve this effect in their retrieves
There Are Many Different Kinds of Bream
There are many kinds of bream. 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?
Alabama's Best Bass Lakes
You won' go wrong fishing any of these lakes in Alabama for bass
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.
Why to Give Cold Water Bass Fishing a Try
Try these tips for catching bass in cold water.
Four Ways To Cook Bass Filets
Here are four of my favorite ways to cook bass filets.
Safe Boating Week
Know the rules of the road and carry all safety equipment for a safe fishing trip
Black Bass Species
There are 8 species of black bass in the United States.
Shallow Water Walleye
Tips on finding and catching walleye in shallow 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.
Starting Kids Fishing
The right time, species, and equipment for introducing children to fishing.
Night Bass Fishing
Joe Haubenreich with Secret Weapon Lures gives detailed info on catching bass at night.
Fishing At Night For Bass
Fishing at night makes sense for many reasons, especially here in Georgia
Spots To Catch Lake Guntersville Bass
Try these spots for Lake Guntersville Bass. Page 3.
How to Spool Line On a Spin Cast Fishing Reel
Take All Old Line Off Reel. Freshwater Fishing.
Fishing a Trick Worm
Fishing a Trick Worm can be productive
How To Choose A Bass Fishing Lure Color
How to choose a good color for bass fishing lures.
Are Freshwater Drum Good To Eat?
Donna says freshwater drum are underrated and are good to eat.
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?
Brainstorming Fishing Lures - Banjo Minnow
Making your own fishing lures can be fun. You can imitate commercial ones or come up with something new.
Boyd Duckett On Tough Fishing
Boyd Duckett discusses tough fishing in a couple of tournaments and searches for solutions.
Fishing Line Knots
Learn to tie a good knot and don't lose fish.
Cane Pole Fishing
Fishing with a cane pole. Freshwater Fishing.
Late Ice Panfishing
Bob Jensen explains how to target late ice panfish
Night Bass Fishing - Choosing A Light
How to choose a light to use while fishing for bass at night. Page 3.
Fish Kills in Ponds
Great info on fish kills in ponds, from the Alabama DNR
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 Is Monofilament Fishing Line
What is monofilament fishing line?
Top 8 Tackle Box Things You Need In Your...
Every fisherman needs these things in his fishing tackle box.
Big Catfish Pictures
Robbie Robinson with some of the big catfish he catches.
Three Plastic Worm Rigs
What are three plastic worm rigs?
Fishing A Spinnerbait
Ways to fish a spinnerbait. Freshwater Fishing. Page 2.
Bass Fishing On Lake Guntersville
Randy Tharp marks ten spots to catch bass on Lake Guntersville
Great Snakehead Fish Fact Sheet
Fact sheet on the Great Snakehead
Live Bait For Walleye
Ted Pilgrim says live bait is the way to go for walleye
Leadcore Line Rigging Tips
Captain Jim Hirt explains how to use leadcore line for fishing Lake Michigan
Five Species Of Alaska Salmon
Alaska coho salmon are also called silver salmon and are the most popular food fish. Page 3.
Trying To Catch Bass After A Cold Front
Trying to catch bass after a cold front
How To Sharpen Fishing Hooks
How to sharpen fishing hooks, with pictures
Jobs Making Money In the Outdoors
Jobs in the outdoor world to make money, like game warden and fishing guide.
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.
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.
How to Fish Worm Rigs
How to choose and fish different worm rigs.
The Top Features to Consider When Buying a New...
Casting and Retrieval Features Are Especially Important When Considering a New Baitcasting Reel
Yellow Perch Fact Sheet
Information about yellow perch. Freshwater Fishing.
Tying a Drop Shot Rig
How to tie a drop shot rig. Freshwater Fishing.
Handling Big Bass
Jim Shepherd shares some info from the Texas Wildlife folks on how to handle big bass.
What Are College Bass Fishing Teams?
What are college bass fishing teams?
Fish Kill in My Pond
A lot of my fish died in a fish kill in my pond due to low oxygen content.
Silver Carp Information
Silver carp are one species of the Asian carp species that are causing problems in the United States
Bassfan List of Top 200 Bass Pro Fishermen
Here is Bassfan.com's ranking of the top 200 pros - where is your favorite?
Lake Michigan Fishing Report
Captain Jim Hirt updates you on what the salmon and trout are hitting and where they are on Lake Michigan.
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.
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?
Catfish Fishing Basics
Ted Pilgrim shares the ways to catch catfish near you
Fishing Deep Away From the Bank
Skeet Reese gives some tips on deep water fishing.
Tying Knots - Freshwater Fishing
Tying a good knot can help you land more fish,
The Art and Science of Fishing
Boyd Duckett discusses the art and science of bass fishing
Fall Bass Fishing with A Jig and Pig
What colors, size and trailers work best in the fall for a jig and pig
Eating Catfish
Tips on care and cooking of catfish. Page 2.
When To Use Topwater Baits for Bass
Topwater baits provide exciting hits from bass. Here are some tips on when to use them.
Spots With GPS Coordinates To Catch Lake...
Spots With GPS Coordinates To Catch Lake Guntersville Bass. Page 4.
Matching Rods and Reels
Match your rod and reel and match the outfit to your fishing
Land The Fish You Hook
Tips from Captain Jim Hirt on the things that will help you land the fish you hook.
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.
More tests of fishing lines
Some of the test fishing lines are put through to find what qualities they have. Page 4.
Bottom Bouncer Rigging For Walleye
Gary Parsons tells how to rig a bottom bouncer to catch more walleye
Winterizing Fishing Tackle
Store your fishing tackle right so it will be ready next spring.
Build A Better Minnow Trap - Freshwater Fishing
Make a minnow trap to catch small fish for bait
Review of Duckett Rods
I used a couple of Duckett Rods and they are great
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.
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.
Troy Morrow Tells How To Fish the Alabama Rig
How to fish the Alabama rig with Troy Morrow
How to Set Up Downriggers for Fishing
How to set up downriggers for fishing and what to use to be successful fishing with downriggers
Ambassadeur 5500 C3 - Fishing Product Review
Ambassadeur 5500 C3 is a good reel according to R. Lantz Saylor
Fishing Technology Advances in Depthfinders and...
The changes in fishing technology over the past 35 years are amazing
Invasion of the Asian Carp
Asian carp are an invasive species causing problems in the US.
The Guide Knows Best
The Guide’s Way is Often the Best Way, So Pay Attention
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.
Catching Fish In Brackish Water
Catching fish in brackish water.
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.
How To Fish Crankbaits for Great Lakes Trout...
What Are Crankbaits for Catching Great Lakes Trout and Salmon
How To Remove Twists From Fishing Line
Here are several ways to remove twists from your fishing line.
Elite Bass Angler Disqualified At Guntersville
An Elite series angler was disqualified at Lake Guntersville. Here is Boyd Duckett's take on what happened
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.
How Can I Catch Walleye On Kabetogama Lake?
Bob Jensen tells how to catch walleye on Kabetogama Lake
Rigging Your Boat for Crappie Fishing
How to rig your boat for crappie trolling
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.
Crappie Fishing Patterns - Clark Hill Hotspots
Where to crappie fish at Clark Hill. Page 3.
Put Line on Spinning Reels
A simple How to on spooling line on spinning reels
How to Fish a Pond From Shore
Small-water fishing is often productive, especially in summer, if you use the right tackle and move around.
Choosing the Right Crankbait for Trolling for...
Which crankbaits should I troll for walleye? Page 2.
Shellcracker Fishing
Catching shellcracker bream is a lot of fun and they are good to eat, too.
Fishing A Jig and Pig
Fishing a jig and pig is a good way to catch big bass.
Lake Michigan Trophy Brown Trout
How to catch Lake Michigan trophy brown trout
Slip Bobbers For More Fish
Bob Jensen tells how to use bobbers to catch more fish.
Fish Recipes
A variety of ways to cook fish. Freshwater Fishing.
Bedding Time for Bream
When bream are bedding you can catch several kinds.
Fall Jigging Spoons
How to, where to and what you can catch jigging a spoon in the fall.
Rigging A Jig Head Worm
Different ways to rig a worm on a jig head for jig head worm fishing
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