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About.com Freshwater Fishing: Most Popular Articles



These articles are the most popular over the last month.



Published: Mon, 12 Dec 2016 11:22:23 +0000

 



What Are the Best-Tasting Freshwater Fish?

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

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



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

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

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



Fishing A Lake

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

What is lake fishing? Freshwater Fishing.



Facts About Fishing Line Properties

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

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



Bass Lures Fishermen Should Have

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

Read the picks of the best bass lures. Learn about plastic worms, spinnerbaits, jigging spoons, topwater plugs, tail spinners, and more.



What to Know About Fishing At Night

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

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



Crappie Fishing In The Winter

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

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 Is Monofilament Fishing Line

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

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



What Is Fishing

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

What is fishing? Freshwater Fishing.



8 Reasons Why You Are Not Catching Fish

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

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



Large-Lake Fishing for Crappie

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

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



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

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

What is a braid fishing line? Read about its good and bad points, from being able to tie knots, cutting braids, lack of stretch, and more.



How To Catch Crappie by Trolling

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

How to catch crappie by trolling



World Record Bass From Georgia

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

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



Freshwater Drum Fish Fact Sheet

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

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.



Bassmasters Classic Tournament

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

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



Fishing Rods 101

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

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



Facts About the Life and Behavior of Yellow Perch

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

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



How to Clean the Fish You Catch

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

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



Field Testing Raymarine’s Wi-Fish...

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

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.



Snakehead Fish

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

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?



Are Freshwater Drum Good To Eat?

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

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



Top 10 What are the best bass lakes in Georgia

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

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



A Fisherman's Guide to Crappie

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

Basic information about black and white crappie



When To Use Topwater Lures for Bass

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

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



5 Keys to Trolling Success

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

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



The Top 5 Ways to Catch a Fish By Trolling

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

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



The Proper Way to Fill a Fishing Reel with Line

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

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



Five Critical Things to Know About Replacing...

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

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



9 Steps for Tying Perfect Fishing Knots

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

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



Facts About the Life and Behavior of Walleye

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

Facts about the life and behavior of walleye.



Why to Give Cold Water Bass Fishing a Try

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

Try these tips for catching bass in cold water.



Facts About the Life and Behavior of Flathead...

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

Facts about the life and behavior of flathead catfish.



How to Maintain Your Spinning Reel

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

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



Lure Size Matters In Bass Fishing Success

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

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.



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

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

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



10 Newest and Most Notable Lures for 2016

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

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



A Fisherman's Guide to Catching Catfish in Lakes

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

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



Fishing Line: Facts About Abrasion Resistance

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

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



Basic Facts About Fishing With Crankbaits

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

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



What Does “Pound-Test” Mean on a...

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

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



Facts About the Life and Behavior of Channel...

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

Facts About the Life and Behavior of Channel Catfish



There Are Many Different Kinds of Bream

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

There are many kinds of bream. Freshwater Fishing.



Winter Fishing Memories

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

These ways I have caught fish in the winter may help you.



Facts About the Life and Behavior of Common Carp

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

Facts about the life and behavior of common carp.



Top 10 Bass Lakes in Alabama

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

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



Best Colors for Plastic Worms

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

What are the top colors for plastic worms?



Crappie Fishing Information

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

Information to help you catch crappie



How To Fish a Jig and Pig Bait

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

A jig and pig is a great bait for big bass, especially in the winter. Read about how and when this type of bait is typically used.



Facts About the Life and Behavior of Crappie

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

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



What You Should Know About Reels and Casting...

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

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



Catching Muskies Through the Seasons

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

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



Facts About Blueback Herring

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

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



How To Set Up For Multi-Rig Crappie Trolling

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

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



Field Testing the Rapala Shadow Rap

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

This field-test report evaluates the Rapala Shadow Rap, a hard jerkbait that sinks slowly but realistically when paused during the retrieve.



What I’m Using: Nylon-Fluoro Hybrid Line

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

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



How Anglers Can Help Prevent the Spread of...

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

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



June Catfish

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

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



How to Spool Line On a Spin Cast Fishing Reel

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

How to put line on a spin cast reel



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

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

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.



Learning to Cast a Baitcasting Reel

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

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



Facts About Freshwater Sunfish

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

Facts about sunfish, a scientifically defined group of species which includes many of the most popular angling targets in North America.



How to Use Jigs and Spoons for Vertical Fishing

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

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



Bass Tournament Trails in Georgia

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

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



Basic Facts About Spinnerbaits

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

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



Reels: Gear Ratio and Speed Don’t Tell...

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

How gear ratio, spool size, and line levels affect the amount of line retrieved when you turn the handle on a fishing reel.



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

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

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



How to Use a Sideplaner to Troll Up Fish

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

How to spread out the horizontal trolling area you cover by using in-line planers and trolling boards.



Go Natural With Bucktail Jigs

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

Jim Pope tells how to rig and fish a bucktail jig



Cold Water Can Make for Tough Winter Bass Fishing

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

Bass are hard to catch when the water is very cold in winter. Here are the reasons why, and some tactics that work to catch bass.



Bass Fishing Spots on Lake Guntersville

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

Randy Tharp marks ten spots to catch bass on Lake Guntersville



Fishing Line Knots

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

Learn to tie a good knot and don't lose fish.



10 Ways to Take Good Care of Your Fishing Line

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

Here’s what you need to do to make sure that you’re always using fishing line that is in top shape.



5 Simple Ways to Cook Freshwater Bass Fillets

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

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



Finding Biting Fish Under the Ice

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

How To Find Biting Fish Under the Ice



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

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

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.



Dress Properly for Cold Weather Fishing

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

Here's guidance on what will keep you warm for fishing during the winter.



Fishing Line: The Truth About Breaking Strength

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

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.



How To Choose A Bass Fishing Lure Color

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

How to choose a good color for bass fishing lures.



Bass Fishing's No. 1 Question: Where Are The...

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

You have to find them before you can catch them and here are the top places to look.



Fishing Definition of Trash Fish

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

What are trash fish, how do you catch them and can you eat them?



Topwater Lures

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

Fishing topwater lures is fun and productive



How To Choose the Right Fishing Line

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

How to choose the right fishing line.



Crappie Fishing Patterns at Clarks Hill

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

Where to crappie fish at Clark Hill. Page 3.



Facts About the Life and Behavior of Bluegill...

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

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



Eight Species of Black Bass

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

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



Fishing for Sunfish In Lakes

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

You can catch a lot of sunfish in lakes



How To Sharpen Fishing Hooks

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

Here are the steps and tools used to create a triangled point on a single or treble fish hook.



If At First You Don’t Succeed, Change...

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

Certain times and situations dictate a change in lures; here’s what to do, and not do, to improve your success.



How to Get Better Use Out of Spinning Tackle

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

How to cast accurately and improve distance with spinning tackle, plus info on spool size and diameter, drag washers, and continuous anti-reverse features.



What Are Anadromous Fish?

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

Salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, and American shad, among others, fit the description of fish that ascend natal tributaries to spawn.



What to Know About Length and Action to Select...

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

Various factors determine the rod that best suits a certain need, with length and action being of foremost influence.



Red Fishing Line

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

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



Does Weather Affect Ice Fishing

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

Bob Jensen discusses the effects of weather on ice fishing



Do Old Lures Still Catch Fish?

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

Older lures are still effective if used in the right places, and if they were good products to start with.



Does Color of Fishing Lures Matter

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

Does the color of your fishing lure really matter?



What Are the Parts Of A Fishing Hook?

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

Here are the parts of fishing hooks.



Facts About the Life and Behavior of Alligator...

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

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



About Bowfin - An Occasional, and Strange, Catch

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

Information about bowfin, an aggressive, ugly, prehistoric-looking battler that anglers occasionally hook in lakes and rivers in the Southeast.



How to Set Up a Texas Rig for Worms and Soft...

2016-12-12T11:22:23Z

Details on how to set up a Texas rig for worms and soft plastic lures, plus info on fixed vs siding sinkers, choosing sinker weights, and choosing hook sizes.