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Freshwater Fishing: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
8 Bass Lures Fishermen Should Have
Here are my picks of the best bass lures.
What You Need To Know About Fluorocarbon...
Fluorocarbon fishing line has its good characteristics and some bad ones, too.
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.
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.
Handling Big Bass
Jim Shepherd shares some info from the Texas Wildlife folks on how to handle big bass.
Fishing Line: Facts About Abrasion Resistance
Equipment, fishing line, abrasion
Best Colors for Plastic Worms
What are the top colors for plastic worms?
What Kinds of Fish Taste Best?
What is the best tasting fish? Freshwater Fishing.
How to Choose the Right Fishing Rod
Lee McClellan gives suggestions on picking the right fishing rod
Top 10 What are the best bass lakes in Georgia
Here is my list of the top ten big lakes in Georgia for bass.
Four Ways To Cook Bass Filets
Here are four of my favorite ways to cook bass filets.
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.
Learning To Cast A Bait Casting Reel
How to learn to cast a bait casting reel.
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.
Night Bass Fishing Tips and Techniques
Colors to use while night fishing for bass and other tips to help you catch fish. Page 2.
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
What Are the Best Hooks for Bass Fishing?
What are the best hooks for bass fishing?
Fishing At Night For Bass
Fishing at night makes sense for many reasons, especially here in Georgia
What Are the Pros and Cons of Using Braid...
What is braid fishing line and what are its good and bad points?
Fishing Tips: How to Maintain Your Spinning Reel
Lee McClellan tells how to clean and maintain your spinning reel.
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.
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 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?
Fishing Line Confusion
What fishing line to buy? Freshwater Fishing.
Night Bass Fishing - Choosing A Light
How to choose a light to use while fishing for bass at night. Page 3.
How To Catch Muskie In All Seasons
Victor Beacham shares his tips on catching muskie in all seasons of the year.
How to Clean the Fish You Catch
How I clean fish, with step by step fish cleaning pictures
Reasons You Are Not Catching Fish
There seems to be more reasons for not catching than for catching
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.
Bluegill Fish
Bluegill are fun to catch and bite most every bait you can use.
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 Choose the Right Fishing Line
How to choose the right fishing line.
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.
Night Bass Fishing
Joe Haubenreich with Secret Weapon Lures gives detailed info on catching bass at night.
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.
A Fisherman's Guide to Alligator Gar
Fact sheet on alligator gar. Freshwater Fishing.
Leadcore Line Rigging Tips
Captain Jim Hirt explains how to use leadcore line for fishing Lake Michigan
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 Use Fishing Spoons
Captain Jim Hirt tells how to choose speed, color and size of your fishing spoon on Lake Michigan
Staying Safe Fishing In Lightning
Lightning can be dangerous and fishermen face it often.
Are Freshwater Drum Good To Eat?
Donna says freshwater drum are underrated and are good to eat.
How To Fish A Jig and Pig
A jig and pig is a great bait for big bass, especially in the winter
There Are Many Different Kinds of Bream
There are many kinds of bream. Freshwater Fishing.
Alabama's Best Bass Lakes
You won' go wrong fishing any of these lakes in Alabama for bass
How to Catch Suspended Bass
Lee McClellan explains how to catch suspended bass
Winterizing Fishing Tackle
Store your fishing tackle right so it will be ready next spring.
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.
Late July Fishing Patterns
Catching fish in the south in late July can be tough, but these tips should help if it is hot where you fish.
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.
Fishing a Trick Worm
Fishing a Trick Worm can be productive
How To Catch Chinook Salmon
The best time, lure and location for Lake Michigan trophy chinooks
How to Spool Line On a Spin Cast Fishing Reel
How to put line on a spin cast reel
A Fisherman's Guide to Crappie
Basic information about black and white crappie
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.
How To Choose A Bass Fishing Lure Color
How to choose a good color for bass fishing lures.
Hot Weather Walleyes
How to catch hot weather walleye
Live Bait For Walleye
Ted Pilgrim says live bait is the way to go for walleye
Black Bass Species
There are 8 species of black bass in the United States.
Tying a Drop Shot Rig
How to tie a drop shot rig. Freshwater Fishing.
Fishing A Spinnerbait
Ways to fish a spinnerbait. Freshwater Fishing. Page 2.
How To: Fish A Carolina Rig
How to fish a Carolina 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.
Bottom Bouncer Rigging For Walleye
Gary Parsons tells how to rig a bottom bouncer to catch more walleye
Fishing Deep Away From the Bank
Skeet Reese gives some tips on deep water fishing.
Topwater Lures
Fishing topwater lures is fun and productive
Three Plastic Worm Rigs
What are three plastic worm rigs?
Fishing for Sunfish In Lakes
You can catch a lot of sunfish in lakes
Fish Kill in My Pond
A lot of my fish died in a fish kill in my pond due to low oxygen content.
Top 8 Tackle Box Things You Need In Your...
Every fisherman needs these things in his fishing tackle box.
Trophy Lake Trout Fishing Lures
Lures to use to catch trophy lake trout on Lake Michigan
Catfish Fishing Basics
Ted Pilgrim shares the ways to catch catfish near you
When To Use Topwater Baits for Bass
Topwater baits provide exciting hits from bass. Here are some tips on when to use them.
Go Natural With Bucktail Jigs
Jim Pope tells how to rig and fish a bucktail jig
Bowfin - Fish or Monster
Bowfin are mean and ugly, and they will tear up your tackle
Jobs Making Money In the Outdoors
Jobs in the outdoor world to make money, like game warden and fishing guide.
Night Fishing For Bass - Lights, Safety and...
Lights, Safety and When To Go - some more tips from Joe on night fishing for bass. Page 4.
Wormin' Ways For Fishing
How to rig worms for bass fishing
Cane Pole Fishing
Fishing with a cane pole. Freshwater Fishing.
Spots To Catch Lake Guntersville Bass
Try these spots for Lake Guntersville Bass. Page 3.
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 Fish Worm Rigs
How to choose and fish different worm rigs.
Matching Rods and Reels
Match your rod and reel and match the outfit to your fishing
Choosing the Right Crankbait for Trolling for...
Which crankbaits should I troll for walleye? Page 2.
Big Catfish Pictures
Robbie Robinson with some of the big catfish he catches.
More tests of fishing lines
Some of the test fishing lines are put through to find what qualities they have. Page 4.
Safe Boating Week
Know the rules of the road and carry all safety equipment for a safe fishing trip
How to Set Up Downriggers for Fishing
How to set up downriggers for fishing and what to use to be successful fishing with downriggers
Elite Bass Angler Disqualified At Guntersville
An Elite series angler was disqualified at Lake Guntersville. Here is Boyd Duckett's take on what happened
Red Fishing Line
Use red fishing line when fishing Lake Michigan - here is why red fishing line is good.
Fishing A Jig and Pig
Fishing a jig and pig is a good way to catch big bass.
Slip Bobbers For More Fish
Bob Jensen tells how to use bobbers to catch more fish.
Build A Better Minnow Trap - Freshwater Fishing
Make a minnow trap to catch small fish for bait
Fishing A Lake
What is lake fishing? Freshwater Fishing.
Catching Fish In Brackish Water
Catching fish in brackish water.
Catching Northern Pike In Lakes
Learn what to use and where to fish in lakes for northern pike, common in northern US states and across the northwest.
Slinging Spinnerbaits
Spinnerbaits catch a lot of bass and are versitile fishing lures. Here is a variety of ways I like to fish them.
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?
What Is Monofilament Fishing Line
What is monofilament fishing line?
Do Fish Scents Make Sense?
Do fish scents help you catch fish? I sometimes use them
Catfish and Bullheads - How Big is Big?
Catfish are plentiful, fun to catch and good to eat. All about different kinds of catfish and catfish records.
Will I Catch Walleye by Trolling Crankbaits?
How to catch walleye by trolling crankbaits
Bedding Time for Bream
When bream are bedding you can catch several kinds.
9 Steps for Tying Perfect Fishing Knots
Perfect knots are necessary in fishing and can be achieved by following these nine steps.
Fishing for Yellow Perch In Lakes
Fishing for yellow perch in lakes.
Fishing At Night with Scott Suggs
Scott Suggs tells why he likes fishing at night and ways to catch bass while fishing at night
Fishing with Nighcrawlers You Catch
How to catch and care for nightcrawlers for fishing.
Winterizing Fishing Line
Store your fishing line so it will be ready to use next spring. Page 3.
Eating Catfish
Tips on care and cooking of catfish. Page 2.
How To Remove Twists From Fishing Line
Here are several ways to remove twists from your fishing line.
Crappie Fishing Patterns - Clark Hill Hotspots
Where to crappie fish at Clark Hill. Page 3.
Freshwater Fishing Articles From The Fishing Wire
Freshwater fishing articles courtesy of The Fishing Wire
Rigging A Jig Head Worm
Different ways to rig a worm on a jig head for jig head worm fishing
Shellcracker
Shellcracker facts.
Winterizing Fishing Gear
Winterize your fishing gear so it will be ready to use next spring. Page 2.
Bass Fishing On Lake Guntersville
Randy Tharp marks ten spots to catch bass on Lake Guntersville
What Can I Catch On a Curly Tail Grub?
A curly tail grub will catch any predator fish that swims.
Catfish Secrets - Freshwater Fishing
Mike Anderson shares his secrets on bating a catfish hole, from your Mining Co Guide
Fishing Line Knots
Learn to tie a good knot and don't lose fish.
Go Bigger With Summertime Bass Baits
Jay Yelas tells how upsizing your baits helps catch summertime bass.
How To Clean A Gar If You Catch One and Want to...
These pictures and instructions will help you clean a gar.
Troy Morrow Tells How To Fish the Alabama Rig
How to fish the Alabama rig with Troy Morrow
Lake Michigan Fishing Report
Captain Jim Hirt updates you on what the salmon and trout are hitting and where they are on Lake Michigan.
Spots With GPS Coordinates To Catch Lake...
Spots With GPS Coordinates To Catch Lake Guntersville Bass. Page 4.
Tying Knots - Freshwater Fishing
Tying a good knot can help you land more fish,
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.
Put Line on Spinning Reels
A simple How to on spooling line on spinning reels
Catching Cold Front Bass
Some tips on catching bass after a cold front.
How Top Tell the Age Of Bass
How to tell the age of bass. Freshwater Fishing.
Bowfin
Robert Fisher tells of his experience catching and eating bowfin
Ambassadeur 5500 C3 - Fishing Product Review
Ambassadeur 5500 C3 is a good reel according to R. Lantz Saylor
Circuit Breaker On Trolling Motors
A circuit breaker on a trolling motor can be a problem
Midday Salmon Fishing Techniques
How to catch midday salmon on Lake Michigan
Catch More Salmon By Fishing the Zone
Captain Jim Hirt explains the zone and how to catch salmon
Do Fish Attractants Work?
Do fish attractants work? Freshwater Fishing.
Fish Kills in Ponds
Great info on fish kills in ponds, from the Alabama DNR
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Baitcasting...
Baitcasting reels have good, bad and ugly characteristics.
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 Sharpen Fishing Hooks
How to sharpen fishing hooks, with pictures
Bass Fishing and Color Of Baits
Captain Mike Gerry talks about the importance of color in bass fishing baits
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.
Hooks and Shad From Bass
I cleaned some spotted bass and found hooks in the stomachs of two, and many shad. Page 26.
Three Fishing Rigs You Should Know - ...
Roger Lee Brown, The Bass Coach, explains Texas, Carolina and floating worm fishing rigs, from your Mining Co Guide
Lure Basics: It’s Not Magic
Basic Things You Should Know About Lures and How to Use Them
How To Catch Brown Trout By Fishing the Zone
Captain Jim Hirt explains how to catch Lake Michigan brown trout
What Are College Bass Fishing Teams?
What are college bass fishing teams?
Boating Rules of the Road
Some people driving a boat should not be!
Fishing and Camping Checklist
Make a list so you will always have everything you need on your next fishing and camping trip.
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