Freshwater Fishing: Most Popular Articles
Fluorocarbon fishing line has its good characteristics and some bad ones, too.
Here are my picks of the best bass lures.
Catching catfish fishing in lakes, where to find them and what to use.
Fishing at night can be productive but there are some problems, too. These tips will help you when you go fishing at night.
What kind of line to use on a spinning reel, how to spool it and how to remove line twist.
What is the best tasting fish? Freshwater Fishing.
Lee McClellan gives suggestions on picking the right fishing rod
What are the top colors for plastic worms?
Equipment, fishing line, abrasion
Jim Shepherd shares some info from the Texas Wildlife folks on how to handle big bass.
Here is my list of the top ten big lakes in Georgia for bass.
These tough mono lines will do the job for you if you are fishing cover and need abrasion resistance.
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 are the best hooks for bass fishing?
Colors to use while night fishing for bass and other tips to help you catch fish. Page 2.
How to learn to cast a bait casting reel.
Here are four of my favorite ways to cook bass filets.
What is braid fishing line and what are its good and bad points?
Fishing at night makes sense for many reasons, especially here in Georgia
Blobs of jelly in freshwater is actually colonies of Bryozoans
Joe H with Secret Weapon Lures shares 14 different ways to fish a spinnerbait
Lee McClellan tells how to clean and maintain your spinning reel.
Should you choose an invisible fishing line or a line that has a color you can see? Page 3.
How I clean fish, with step by step fish cleaning pictures
How to choose a light to use while fishing for bass at night. Page 3.
Victor Beacham shares his tips on catching muskie in all seasons of the year.
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 fishing line to buy? Freshwater Fishing.
Should you try to remove the hook from a fish that has swallowed it if you are going to release it?
There seems to be more reasons for not catching than for catching
The world record bass was caught near Jacksonville, GA. Here are some pictures of the signs there and info about the catch
How are hooks sized? Freshwater Fishing.
Joe Haubenreich with Secret Weapon Lures gives detailed info on catching bass at night.
Bluegill are fun to catch and bite most every bait you can use.
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.
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.
Captain Jim Hirt explains how to use leadcore line for fishing Lake Michigan
Fact sheet on alligator gar. Freshwater Fishing.
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 choose the right fishing line.
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.
You won' go wrong fishing any of these lakes in Alabama for bass
Captain Jim Hirt tells how to choose speed, color and size of your fishing spoon on Lake Michigan
Fishing a Trick Worm can be productive
Store your fishing tackle right so it will be ready next spring.
Catching fish in the south in late July can be tough, but these tips should help if it is hot where you fish.
A jig and pig is a great bait for big bass, especially in the winter
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 put line on a spin cast reel
Donna says freshwater drum are underrated and are good to eat.
Ted Pilgrim says live bait is the way to go for walleye
The best time, lure and location for Lake Michigan trophy chinooks
Basic information about black and white crappie
Catfishing basics are the things you need to get started catching catfish. Cover these basics to start catching catfish where ever you fish.
Lee McClellan explains how to catch suspended bass
How to choose a good color for bass fishing lures.
How to tie a drop shot rig. Freshwater Fishing.
There are many kinds of bream. Freshwater Fishing.
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?
These sunfish were caught by readers of fishing.about.com - send in your pictures of sunfish including bluegill, shellcracker, redbreast and others.
How to fish a Carolina rig. Freshwater Fishing.
Ways to fish a spinnerbait. Freshwater Fishing. Page 2.
What are three plastic worm rigs?
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 with a cane pole. Freshwater Fishing.
How to catch hot weather walleye
Try these spots for Lake Guntersville Bass. Page 3.
Ted Pilgrim shares the ways to catch catfish near you
Gary Parsons tells how to rig a bottom bouncer to catch more walleye
Topwater baits provide exciting hits from bass. Here are some tips on when to use them.
Skeet Reese gives some tips on deep water fishing.
You can catch a lot of sunfish in lakes
Lightning can be dangerous and fishermen face it often.
Lures to use to catch trophy lake trout on Lake Michigan
Bowfin are mean and ugly, and they will tear up your tackle
Jim Pope tells how to rig and fish a bucktail jig
Fishing topwater lures is fun and productive
There are 8 species of black bass in the United States.
Jobs in the outdoor world to make money, like game warden and fishing guide.
Make a minnow trap to catch small fish for bait
There are five species of salmon that live in Alaska waters and come up Alaska rivers to spawn.
Every fisherman needs these things in his fishing tackle box.
How to rig worms for bass fishing
Some of the test fishing lines are put through to find what qualities they have. Page 4.
Use red fishing line when fishing Lake Michigan - here is why red fishing line is good.
Match your rod and reel and match the outfit to your fishing
A lot of my fish died in a fish kill in my pond due to low oxygen content.
An Elite series angler was disqualified at Lake Guntersville. Here is Boyd Duckett's take on what happened
Store your fishing line so it will be ready to use next spring. Page 3.
How to set up downriggers for fishing and what to use to be successful fishing with downriggers
Perfect knots are necessary in fishing and can be achieved by following these nine steps.
Lights, Safety and When To Go - some more tips from Joe on night fishing for bass. Page 4.
Which crankbaits should I troll for walleye? Page 2.
A curly tail grub will catch any predator fish that swims.
Catfish are plentiful, fun to catch and good to eat. All about different kinds of catfish and catfish records.
How to tell the age of bass. Freshwater Fishing.
What are college bass fishing teams?
When bream are bedding you can catch several kinds.
Fishing for yellow perch in lakes.
Freshwater fishing articles courtesy of The Fishing Wire
Know the rules of the road and carry all safety equipment for a safe fishing trip
Robbie Robinson with some of the big catfish he catches.
Winterize your fishing gear so it will be ready to use next spring. Page 2.
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.
Tying a good knot can help you land more fish,
Do fish attractants work? Freshwater Fishing.
Catching fish in brackish water.
Captain Jim Hirt updates you on what the salmon and trout are hitting and where they are on Lake Michigan.
How to catch and care for nightcrawlers for fishing.
How to choose and fish different worm rigs.
Learn what to use and where to fish in lakes for northern pike, common in northern US states and across the northwest.
Fishing a jig and pig is a good way to catch big bass.
You can catch small river walleyes in many places. Wherever walleyes live, there are small rivers that are home to these walleyes.
Spots With GPS Coordinates To Catch Lake Guntersville Bass. Page 4.
Roger Lee Brown gives tips on catching fall bass
Scott Suggs tells why he likes fishing at night and ways to catch bass while fishing at night
How to catch walleye by trolling crankbaits
What is monofilament fishing line?
Bob Jensen tells how to use bobbers to catch more fish.
A circuit breaker on a trolling motor can be a problem
These pictures and instructions will help you clean a gar.
Georgia bass fishermen have a variety of tournament trails they can compete in, ranging from big lakes to small ones.
What is lake fishing? Freshwater Fishing.
Jay Yelas tells how upsizing your baits helps catch summertime bass.
Tips on care and cooking of catfish. Page 2.
Ambassadeur 5500 C3 is a good reel according to R. Lantz Saylor
Captain Jim Hirt explains the zone and how to catch salmon
Here are several ways to remove twists from your fishing line.
Some people driving a boat should not be!
Baitcasting reels have good, bad and ugly characteristics.
How to rig your boat for crappie trolling
Mike Anderson shares his secrets on bating a catfish hole, from your Mining Co Guide
Randy Tharp marks ten spots to catch bass on Lake Guntersville
How to fish the Alabama rig with Troy Morrow
Robert Fisher tells of his experience catching and eating bowfin
Some tips on catching bass after a cold front.
Different ways to rig a worm on a jig head for jig head worm fishing
Captain Mike Gerry talks about the importance of color in bass fishing baits
Spinning reels are very popular and work better than other kinds of fishing reels for some kinds of fishing.
Where to crappie fish at Clark Hill. Page 3.
Do fish scents help you catch fish? I sometimes use them
Pictures of fishing brush piles and a hump at Clarks Hill
Make a list so you will always have everything you need on your next fishing and camping trip.
Tips from Captain Jim Hirt on the things that will help you land the fish you hook.
Learn to tie a good knot and don't lose fish.
A simple How to on spooling line on spinning reels
Captain Jim Hirt explains how to catch Lake Michigan brown trout
Fact sheet on the Great Snakehead
How to sharpen fishing hooks, with pictures