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About.com Freshwater Fishing: Most Popular Articles



These articles are the most popular over the last month.



Published: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:25:44 +0000

 



What Are the Best-Tasting Freshwater Fish?

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

Some thoughts on bluegill, catfish, crappie, largemouth and smallmouth bass, freshwater drum, trout, walleye, and white bass as table fare.



8 Bass Lures Fishermen Should Have

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

Here are my picks of the best bass lures.



Pros and Cons of Mono, Fluorocarbon, and...

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

Here are the things you need to know about the three main categories of fishing line, nylon monofilament, fluorocarbon, and braid or microfilament.



What to Know About Fishing At Night

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

Practical tips on tackle, lights, noise, safety, and other factors that make fishing in the dark more productive.



Facts About Fishing Line Properties

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

What You Should Know About Breaking Strength, Diameter, Abrasion Resistance, Stretch, and Flexibility



8 Reasons Why You Are Not Catching Fish

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

Here are eight reasons, or excuses, for not catching fish, or for having a poor day of fishing, and what you can about them.



Freshwater Drum Fish Fact Sheet

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

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.



Tips for Catching Bass in Fall

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

Roger Lee Brown gives tips on catching fall bass



Fishing A Lake

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

What is lake fishing? Freshwater Fishing.



Are Freshwater Drum Good To Eat?

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

Donna says freshwater drum are underrated and are good to eat.



Top 10 What are the best bass lakes in Georgia

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

Here is my list of the top ten big lakes in Georgia for bass.



Bass Fishing Spots on Lake Guntersville

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

Try these spots for Lake Guntersville Bass. Page 3.



Large-Lake Fishing for Crappie

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

Where to find, and how to catch, crappies in large lakes and impoundments, where bigger fish, and large schools, are more likely to exist.



There Are Many Different Kinds of Bream

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

There are many kinds of bream. Freshwater Fishing.



What Is Monofilament Fishing Line

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

What is monofilament fishing line? Learn more about our top 7 picks for best monofilament fishing lines.



What Are the Pros and Cons of Using Braid...

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

What is braid fishing line and what are its good and bad points?



Lure Size Matters In Bass Fishing Success

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

When and how to match the size of lure to what the bass are feeding on, and when to use a larger lure to catch larger bass.



A Fisherman's Guide to Catching Catfish in Lakes

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

Catching catfish fishing in lakes, where to find them and what to use.



Best Colors for Plastic Worms

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

What are the top colors for plastic worms?



When To Use Topwater Lures for Bass

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

Here are the prime times and conditions to use topwater lures and enjoy exciting surface bass action.



Fishing Rods 101

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

This instructional primer details the basic components and categories of freshwater fishing rods.



5 Simple Ways to Cook Freshwater Bass Fillets

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

Cooking bass fillets by deep frying, baking with butter and onions, baking with hot sauce, breading and baking, and pan frying with Italian dressing.



Southern Fishing for Bass, Crappie, and Catfish...

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

Tips for catching bass, crappies, and catfish in southern waters during September.



How To Fish A Jig and Pig

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

A jig and pig is a great bait for big bass, especially in the winter



Catching Bass in Early Spring

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

Here’s advice on where to fish, how to play water temps, what lures to use, and what retrieves are best for early spring bass.



How to Make Sure You’re Using the Right...

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

Information on how to determine the wet breaking strength of a fishing line, and be able to fish with exactly the line strength you want.



What Does “Pound-Test” Mean on a...

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

The strength of most fishing lines is not exactly what their labels say. Here’s why.



World Record Bass From Georgia

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

The world record bass was caught near Jacksonville, GA. Here are some pictures of the signs there and info about the catch



June Catfish

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

Catfish are fun to catch and good to eat, and I fish for them with trotlnes, bankhooks and jugs



9 Steps for Tying Perfect Fishing Knots

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

Perfect knots are necessary in fishing and can be achieved by following these nine steps.



Basic Facts About Fishing With Crankbaits

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

Essential facts about depth attainment, hooksetting, retrieving, and trolling while using crankbaits.



How to Maintain Your Spinning Reel

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

Here are detailed instructions on how to clean and maintain your spinning reel, to keep it working smoothly.



Fishing for White Bass In Lakes

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

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.



Facts About the Life and Behavior of Walleye

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

Facts about the life and behavior of walleye.



Facts About the Life and Behavior of Flathead...

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

Facts about the life and behavior of flathead catfish.



Fishing Line: Facts About Abrasion Resistance

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

Abrasion resistance is hard to judge, but an important line property. Learn what affects it in different types of line.



How to Use Jigs and Spoons for Vertical Fishing

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

Info on vertical jigging techniques, how to determine the depth of your lure, using sonar while jigging, and what lures to use.



Facts About the Life and Behavior of Yellow Perch

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

Facts about the life and behavior of yellow perch, one of the most popular of all North American freshwater species.



Snakehead Fish

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

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?



The Top 5 Ways to Catch a Fish By Trolling

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

Here are the different ways to accomplish the task of fishing shallow or deep behind a moving boat.



10 Newest and Most Notable Lures for 2016

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

Newly introduced lures from Strike King, Mann’s, Berkley, Rebel, Bandit, Yo-Zuri, Savage, VMC, Terminator, and Arashi.



Facts About the Life and Behavior of Alligator...

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

Facts about the life and behavior of alligator gar, one of North America’s largest-growing inland fish.



Cane Pole Fishing

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

Fishing with a cane pole. Freshwater Fishing.



Facts About the Life and Behavior of Bluegill...

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

Facts about the life and behavior of bluegill (bream) sunfish, one of the most popular small species in North America.



The Proper Way to Fill a Fishing Reel with Line

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

Here’s the proper way to fill baitcasting, spinning, and spincasting reels with monofilament or braided line.



Red Fishing Line

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

Use red fishing line when fishing Lake Michigan - here is why red fishing line is good.



Basic Facts About Spinnerbaits

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

Here’s a primer on spinnerbait sizes, weights, and blade styles, plus retrieval actions.



A Fisherman's Guide to Crappie

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

Basic information about black and white crappie



What Is Fishing

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

What is fishing? Freshwater Fishing.



Bassmasters Classic Tournament

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

The Bassmasters Classic is still the most important tournament out there.



Five Critical Things to Know About Replacing...

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

Tips for setting the proper line level, partial spool refilling, removing old line, labeling, and knowing when to replace old line.



Catching Muskies Through the Seasons

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

When to fish, what places to fish, and what lures to use, to catch muskies in spring, summer, and fall.



How to Clean the Fish You Catch

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

How I clean fish, with step by step fish cleaning pictures



Carolina Rig Basics

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

How to rig and use this popular bottom-probing bass rig.



Fishing Line: The Truth About Breaking Strength

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

Most labels don’t tell the truth about the basic strength of the manufacturer’s line; it’s stronger than advertised, which is not necessarily a good thing.



Night Bass Fishing - Choosing A Light

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

Colors to use while night fishing for bass and other tips to help you catch fish. Page 2.



How To Catch Crappie by Trolling

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

How to catch crappie by trolling



What You Should Know About Catching Walleyes

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

This primer details finding and catching walleyes in rivers and lakes by casting, trolling and fishing with bait.



Catch & Release: How to Unhook Fish Properly

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

How to unhook a fish is one of the most important facets of proper releasing practices; here’s how, plus guidance on when to leave the hook in.



What I’m Using: Nylon-Fluoro Hybrid Line

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

A nylon-fluorocarbon blend, Yo-Zuri Hybrid is a castable line with low visibility, low stretch, and good abrasion resistance.



How to Maintain a Fishing Reel

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

Here are the actions you need to take to keep a reel ready for use.



Does Color of Fishing Lures Matter

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

Does the color of your fishing lure really matter?



How to Spool Line On a Spin Cast Fishing Reel

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

How to put line on a spin cast reel



Facts About the Life and Behavior of White Bass

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

Facts about the life and behavior of white bass, a popular species in many impoundments and larger river systems.



Learning to Cast a Baitcasting Reel

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

Learning to use a baitcasting reel requires proper setup, developing thumb control of the spool, and a lot of practice.



How to Introduce Children to Fishing (So They...

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

Here are the important points to know about having action and fun in starting children fishing, age, proper gear/season, good species, comfort, and more.



Fall Bass Fishing with A Jig and Pig

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

What colors, size and trailers work best in the fall for a jig and pig



Topwater Lures

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

Fishing topwater lures is fun and productive



Go Natural With Bucktail Jigs

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

Jim Pope tells how to rig and fish a bucktail jig



5 Keys to Trolling Success

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

Why depth control, speed, lure action, side and back placement, and boat control make a difference in trolling.



Fishing for Bass During the Shad Spawn

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

Bass go wild when the shad spawn, and you can have a lot of action with spinnerbaits and surface lures if you're in the right place at the right time.



How To Clean A Gar If You Catch One and Want to...

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

These pictures and instructions will help you clean a gar.



Bedding Time for Bream

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

When bream are bedding you can catch several kinds.



Facts About the Life and Behavior of Crappie

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

Facts about the life and behavior of crappie, which are among the most popularly sought sunfish species in North America.



Facts About 6 of the Most Common and Popular...

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

Facts about the life and behavior of green sunfish, longear sunfish, mud sunfish, pumpkinseed sunfish, redbreast sunfish, and redear sunfish.



What Are the Parts Of A Fishing Hook?

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

Here are the parts of fishing hooks.



Facts About Fishhook Patterns, Sizes, and Gauges

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

Knowing about hook patterns, sizes, and wire gauges will help you choose the right hook for a specific application. The particulars and attributes are detailed here.



Elite Bass Angler Disqualified At Guntersville

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

An Elite series angler was disqualified at Lake Guntersville. Here is Boyd Duckett's take on what happened



Fishing for Sunfish In Lakes

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

You can catch a lot of sunfish in lakes



Catching Bass in the Fall After Lakes Turn Over

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

Fishing improves after the turnover, and here’s what you can do to catch bass then.



Field Testing Raymarine’s Wi-Fish...

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

A field report on Raymarine’s affordable Wi-Fish sonar unit, which wirelessly sends depth, temp, and fish-locating info to a smartphone or tablet.



Catching Bass and Crappies in Muddy Water

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

Bass and crappie can be caught when the water is muddy. Here's advice on how to make fish-attracting noise, and what lure types and colors to employ.



Facts About Blueback Herring

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

Here are facts about blueback herring and how they affect fishing in freshwater.



How To Set Up For Multi-Rig Crappie Trolling

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

How to set up your boat to troll for crappie with multiple rods and jigs (spider rigs).



Live Bait For Walleye

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

Ted Pilgrim says live bait is the way to go for walleye



Tips for Fishermen: How to Catch Salmon and Trout

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

Captain Jim Hirt has a lot of experience catching salmon and trout on Lake Michigan. These articles will help you catch salmon and trout.



Hooks For Bass Fishing With Plastic Worms

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

Learn how shape, size, wire thickness, and other selection factors determine what hook to use with plastic worms for bass fishing.



Facts About the Life and Behavior of Channel...

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

Facts About the Life and Behavior of Channel Catfish



Bass Tournament Trails in Georgia

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

Georgia bass fishermen have a variety of tournament trails they can compete in, ranging from big lakes to small ones.



Lures, Tactics, and Places to Catch Bass in...

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

Lures, tactics, and places to catch freshwater bass in October and November



How To Choose A Bass Fishing Lure Color

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

How to choose a good color for bass fishing lures.



What You Should Know About Reels and Casting...

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

Features, functions, and factors that affect spinning, spincasting, and baitcasting reels and their use.



How to Fish a "Trick" Worm for Largemouth Bass

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

How to rig and retrieve a brightly colored slow-action soft plastic worm for largemouth bass.



The Top Features to Consider When Buying a New...

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

Casting and Retrieval Features Are Especially Important When Considering a New Baitcasting Reel



Catch More Salmon By Fishing the Zone

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

Captain Jim Hirt explains the zone and how to catch salmon



World Record Bass Bragging Rights

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

A Georgia bass has held the world record for over 70 years.



Top 10 Bass Lakes in Alabama

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

You won' go wrong fishing any of these lakes in Alabama for bass



Eight Species of Black Bass

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

There are 8 species of black bass in the United States.



10 Tactics to Catch Deep Summer Bass with...

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

How to find and catch bass in lakes and reservoirs when the water is warm by using deep-diving crankbaits.



How Anglers Can Help Prevent the Spread of...

2016-09-29T11:25:44Z

Exotic species can be very harmful to aquatic environments; here’s how, and what anglers can do to help prevent the spread of exotics.