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What You Need To Know About Fluorocarbon...
Fluorocarbon fishing line has its good characteristics and some bad ones, too.
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.
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
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.
Five Critical Things to Know About Replacing...
Tips for setting the proper line level, partial spool refilling, removing old line, labeling, and knowing when to replace old line.
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.
What Are the Pros and Cons of Using Braid...
What is braid fishing line and what are its good and bad points?
8 Bass Lures Fishermen Should Have
Here are my picks of the best bass lures.
Want a Great Angling Gift? How About A Lifetime...
Conservation, adults, and especially youth benefit long-term from this convenience and money-saving purchase.
Winter Fishing Memories
These ways I have caught fish in the winter may help you.
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.
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.
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.
Top 10 What are the best bass lakes in Georgia
Here is my list of the top ten big lakes in Georgia for bass.
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.
Why to Give Cold Water Bass Fishing a Try
Try these tips for catching bass in cold water.
Catching Big Bluegill Ice Fishing
How to catch big bluegill through the ice.
Fishing Tips: How to Maintain Your Spinning Reel
Lee McClellan tells how to clean and maintain your spinning reel.
A Fisherman's Guide to Catching Catfish in Lakes
Catching catfish fishing in lakes, where to find them and what to use.
Essential Facts You Need to Know About Fishing...
Essential facts about depth attainment, hooksetting, retrieving, and trolling while using crankbaits.
How To Choose the Right Fishing Line
How to choose the right fishing line.
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.
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.
What Are the Best Hooks for Bass Fishing?
What are the best hooks for bass fishing?
How to Clean the Fish You Catch
How I clean fish, with step by step fish cleaning pictures
Best Colors for Plastic Worms
What are the top colors for plastic worms?
Fishing Line Confusion
What fishing line to buy? Freshwater Fishing.
A Fisherman's Guide to Crappie
Basic information about black and white crappie
Finding Biting Fish Under the Ice
How To Find Biting Fish Under the Ice
Spots To Catch Lake Guntersville Bass
Try these spots for Lake Guntersville Bass. Page 3.
Learning To Cast A Bait Casting Reel
How to learn to cast a bait casting reel.
Bluegill Fish
Bluegill are fun to catch and bite most every bait you can use.
How To Fish A Jig and Pig
A jig and pig is a great bait for big bass, especially in the winter
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.
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
A Fisherman's Guide to Alligator Gar
Fact sheet on alligator gar. Freshwater Fishing.
Lure Basics: It’s Not Magic
Basic Things You Should Know About Lures and How to Use Them
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 Monofilament Fishing Line
What is monofilament fishing line?
Fishing Line Knots
Learn to tie a good knot and don't lose 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.
Bass Fishing On Lake Guntersville
Randy Tharp marks ten spots to catch bass on Lake Guntersville
Get Better Use Out of Your Spinning Tackle
Casting accurately and getting distance with spinning tackle, plus info on other reel features.
Jobs Making Money In the Outdoors
Jobs in the outdoor world to make money, like game warden and fishing guide.
Night Bass Fishing Tips and Techniques
Colors to use while night fishing for bass and other tips to help you catch fish. Page 2.
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.
Spots With GPS Coordinates To Catch Lake...
Spots With GPS Coordinates To Catch Lake Guntersville Bass. Page 4.
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.
Reasons You Are Not Catching Fish
There seems to be more reasons for not catching than for catching
Tying Knots - Freshwater Fishing
Tying a good knot can help you land more fish,
Spinnerbait Tactics
Joe H with Secret Weapon Lures shares 14 different ways to fish a spinnerbait
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
Blobs of Jelly In Freshwater
Blobs of jelly in freshwater is actually colonies of Bryozoans
Go Natural With Bucktail Jigs
Jim Pope tells how to rig and fish a bucktail jig
Tying a Drop Shot Rig
How to tie a drop shot rig. Freshwater Fishing.
Fish Recipes
Recipes for cooking fish. Freshwater Fishing.
Cane Pole Fishing
Fishing with a cane pole. Freshwater Fishing.
How To: Fish A Carolina Rig
How to fish a Carolina rig. Freshwater Fishing.
Patterns for Lake Guntersville Bass Fishing
These patterns will catch Lake Guntersville bass. Page 2.
Winterizing Fishing Tackle
Store your fishing tackle right so it will be ready next spring.
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?
Rigging Your Boat for Crappie Fishing
How to rig your boat for crappie trolling
Animal Planet's River Monsters
Animal Planet's River Monsters series season two premieres on Sunday, April 25 at 10:00 PM
Walleye Fact Sheet
Basic information about walleye. Freshwater Fishing.
How To Use Fishing Spoons
Captain Jim Hirt tells how to choose speed, color and size of your fishing spoon on Lake Michigan
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.
Tips for Catching Bass in Fall
Roger Lee Brown gives tips on catching fall bass
Troy Morrow Tells How To Fish the Alabama Rig
How to fish the Alabama rig with Troy Morrow
Reels: Gear Ratio and Speed Don’t Tell...
Gear ratio, spool size, and line levels affect line recovery.
How To Choose A Bass Fishing Lure Color
How to choose a good color for bass fishing lures.
Yellow Perch Fact Sheet
Information about yellow perch. Freshwater Fishing.
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Baitcasting...
Baitcasting reels have good, bad and ugly characteristics.
Silver Carp Information
Silver carp are one species of the Asian carp species that are causing problems in the United States
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.
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.
Elite Bass Angler Disqualified At Guntersville
An Elite series angler was disqualified at Lake Guntersville. Here is Boyd Duckett's take on what happened
Matching Rods and Reels
Match your rod and reel and match the outfit to your fishing
Tie an Improved Clinch Knot
A simple How to on tying an improved clinch knot
Great Snakehead Fish Fact Sheet
Fact sheet on the Great Snakehead
Does Weather Affect Ice Fishing
Bob Jensen discusses the effects of weather on ice fishing
Crappie Fishing Is Best In Lakes
You can catch crappie in many lakes.
Christmas Gifts for Fishermen
Here are some gifts most any fisherman would love to find under the tree or in the stocking.
Winter Fishing Information
Links to information about fishing in cold weather, from ice fishing to what to use for bass in the south.
Invasion of the Asian Carp
Asian carp are an invasive species causing problems in the US.
9 Steps for Tying Perfect Fishing Knots
Perfect knots are necessary in fishing and can be achieved by following these nine steps.
Big Catfish Pictures
Robbie Robinson with some of the big catfish he catches.
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?
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?
Catching Early Ice Walleye
Catching early ice walleye. Freshwater Fishing.
Crappie Fishing Information
Information to help you catch crappie
Four Ways To Cook Bass Filets
Here are four of my favorite ways to cook bass filets.
Trophy Lake Trout Fishing Lures
Lures to use to catch trophy lake trout on Lake Michigan
Black Bass Species
There are 8 species of black bass in the United States.
Night Bass Fishing - Choosing A Light
How to choose a light to use while fishing for bass at night. Page 3.
How To Siphon A Fishing Pond
I ended up building two siphons for my fishing pond - this shows both, side by side. Page 2.
Are Freshwater Drum Good To Eat?
Donna says freshwater drum are underrated and are good to eat.
What Is Fishing
What is fishing? Freshwater Fishing.
Don’t Let a Snap or Swivel Cause a...
Follow this advice to avoid a weak link in your terminal gear.
Bassfan List of Top 200 Bass Pro Fishermen
Here is Bassfan.com's ranking of the top 200 pros - where is your favorite?
Crappie Fishing Patterns
Catching Clark Hill Crappie - Crappie fishing patterns that should work for you, too.
Five Species Of Alaska Salmon
There are five species of salmon that live in Alaska waters and come up Alaska rivers to spawn.
More tests of fishing lines
Some of the test fishing lines are put through to find what qualities they have. Page 4.
Fishing for Yellow Perch In Lakes
Fishing for yellow perch in lakes.
Fishing for Sunfish In Lakes
You can catch a lot of sunfish in lakes
Fishing Brush at Clark's Hill Lake
Pictures of fishing brush piles and a hump at Clarks Hill
What To Wear When Fishing In Winter Weather
Choose the right clothes and you can stay warm in winter
Ice Trolling
Can you troll under ice? Freshwater Fishing. Page 2.
Boat Maker Genmar Files For Bankruptcy
Boat manufacturer Genmar files for bankruptcy
Live Bait For Walleye
Ted Pilgrim says live bait is the way to go for walleye
Catching Crappie on Lake Talquin
Fishing for crappie on Lake Talquin, Florida
Fishing a Trick Worm
Fishing a Trick Worm can be productive
Making A Fly Tying Bench
Fritz made his own fly tying bench for a whole lot less than buying one would have cost, and he got the satisfaction of making it himself.
How To Clean A Gar If You Catch One and Want to...
Cleaning a gar, step four. Freshwater Fishing.
Crappie Fishing Patterns - Clark Hill Hotspots
Where to crappie fish at Clark Hill. Page 3.
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.
Fishing At Night For Bass
Fishing at night makes sense for many reasons, especially here in Georgia
Winter Crappie Fishing
Catching winter crappie at Clark's Hill - this technique may work for you.
Rod and Reel Maintenance - Freshwater Fishing
Keeping your fishing equipment in condition to catch fish
What Is Fall Turnover?
What happens during fall turnover?
What Are Trash Fish?
What are trash fish, how do you catch them and can you eat them?
How to Spool Line On a Spin Cast Fishing Reel
How to put line on a spin cast reel
Leadcore Line Rigging Tips
Captain Jim Hirt explains how to use leadcore line for fishing Lake Michigan
How To Sharpen Fishing Hooks
Use a file or battery powered sharpening stone to put a point on your hooks. Page 2.
Smallmouth Bass Fishing In the Snow:
Lee McClellan tells why smallmouth fishing in the snow is productive and what lures to use.
Catching Fish In Brackish Water
Catching fish in brackish water.
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.
Night Bass Fishing
Joe Haubenreich with Secret Weapon Lures gives detailed info on catching bass at night.
How To Catch Crappie by Trolling
How to catch crappie by trolling
How To Remove Twists From Fishing Line
Here are several ways to remove twists from your fishing line.
Put Line on Spinning Reels
A simple How to on spooling line on spinning reels
Fish Feeding Schedules
Do fish feed on a schedule you can use to catch them? Here are some thoughts and ideas on that topic.
Bowfin - Fish or Monster
Bowfin are mean and ugly, and they will tear up your tackle
Fall Jigging Spoons
How to, where to and what you can catch jigging a spoon in the fall.
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.
Ambassadeur 5500 C3 - Fishing Product Review
Ambassadeur 5500 C3 is a good reel according to R. Lantz Saylor
Top 10 Freshwater Fishing Games
These fishing games vary a lot. Some are free, some cost you, some you can play online.
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.
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.
Season Two of Animal Planet's River Monsters
Season two of Animal Planet's River Monsters promises to show some big, ugly, dangerous fish.
Christmas Gifts For the Fisherman
Ten great fishing gifts for Christmas
Atlantic Sturgeon Fact Sheet
Information about Atlantic Sturgeon
Bowfin
Robert Fisher tells of his experience catching and eating bowfin
Top 10 Fish Recipes
Top ways to cook fish.
Three Kinds Of Lure Retriever
There are three types of lure retriever that you can buy or make.
Top 8 Tackle Box Things You Need In Your...
Every fisherman needs these things in his fishing tackle box.
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