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About.com Freshwater Fishing: Most Popular Articles



These articles are the most popular over the last month.



Published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 11:29:51 +0000

 



What Are the Best-Tasting Freshwater Fish?

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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...

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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



Bass Lures Fishermen Should Have

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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



Facts About Fishing Line Properties

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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



Fishing A Lake

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

What is lake fishing? Freshwater Fishing.



8 Reasons Why You Are Not Catching Fish

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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



Five Critical Things to Know About Replacing...

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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



Freshwater Drum Fish Fact Sheet

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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.



Facts About Fishhook Patterns, Sizes, and Gauges

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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.



The First Thing Any Lure Has to Catch is You

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

Looking at red and firetiger colors, and how the first thing any lure has to catch is you.



Crappie Fishing In The Winter

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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



How to Achieve Better Fishing Through Observation

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

Observing water clarity, baitfish presence, gamefish movement, and other signs leads to catching fish.



Large-Lake Fishing for Crappie

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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...

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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.



Field Testing the Rapala Shadow Rap

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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



Snakehead Fish

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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?



Thunder & Lightning - What To Do When...

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

Anglers are often caught in the open when thunder and lightning occur; here’s what to do.



Are Freshwater Drum Good To Eat?

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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



Safe Boating Practices for Anglers

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

Be safe while boating and fishing; here’s how to recognize and deal with the dangers of dams, anchoring, current, navigation, and strong winds and waves.



How To Catch Crappie by Trolling

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

How to catch crappie by trolling



Using Spinnerbaits to Catch Bass

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

Where to fish a spinnerbait for bass, what retrieves to use, plus information about seasons, line and tackle, bait arms, blades, and more.



Top 10 What are the best bass lakes in Georgia

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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



How Anglers Can Help Prevent the Spread of...

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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



There Are Many Different Kinds of Bream

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

There are many kinds of bream. Freshwater Fishing.



What Is Fishing

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

What is fishing? Freshwater Fishing.



A Fisherman's Guide to Catching Catfish in Lakes

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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



Facts About the Life and Behavior of Flathead...

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

Facts about the life and behavior of flathead catfish.



How To Fish a Jig and Pig Bait

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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.



Bassmasters Classic Tournament

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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



The Proper Way to Fill a Fishing Reel with Line

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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



Fishing Rods 101

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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



Top 10 Bass Lakes in Alabama

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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



Facts About the Life and Behavior of Yellow Perch

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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



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

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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



Facts About the Life and Behavior of Walleye

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

Facts about the life and behavior of walleye.



Fishing for White Bass In Lakes

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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.



Fishing Line: Facts About Abrasion Resistance

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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



Bass Fishing Spots on Lake Guntersville

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

Try these spots for Lake Guntersville Bass. Page 3.



Facts About the Life and Behavior of Bluegill...

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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



World Record Bass From Georgia

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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



Field Testing Raymarine’s Wi-Fish...

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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.



What I’m Using: Nylon-Fluoro Hybrid Line

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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



A Fisherman's Guide to Crappie

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

Basic information about black and white crappie



What Does “Pound-Test” Mean on a...

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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



How to Get Better Use Out of Spinning Tackle

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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



Late Fall Fishing Patterns in Georgia

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

Tactics for largemouth bass, crappie, and hybrid stripers in large lakes in the fall in Georgia.



9 Steps for Tying Perfect Fishing Knots

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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



What You Should Know About Catching Walleyes

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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



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

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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



June Catfish

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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



5 Simple Ways to Cook Freshwater Bass Fillets

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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



Facts About the Life and Behavior of Crappie

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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



Tips for Catching Bass in Fall

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

Roger Lee Brown gives tips on catching fall bass. Read what the best conditions are for bass fishing, what you need to know, and what the best baits are.



Basic Facts About Fishing With Crankbaits

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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



Catching Fish In Cold Water

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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.



Facts About the Life and Behavior of Alligator...

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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



Lure Size Matters In Bass Fishing Success

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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.



Best Colors for Plastic Worms

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

What are the top colors for plastic worms?



How To Set Up For Multi-Rig Crappie Trolling

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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



How to Clean the Fish You Catch

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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



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

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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



What You Should Know About Reels and Casting...

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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



How to Maintain Your Spinning Reel

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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



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

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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.



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

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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



How to Catch Stripers in the Fall

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

Several fishing options exist when you know what stripers are eating and you find a concentration of fish.



Why to Give Cold Water Bass Fishing a Try

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

Try these tips for catching bass in cold water.



Tying a Drop Shot Rig

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

How to tie a drop shot rig. Freshwater Fishing.



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

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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.



Facts About the Life and Behavior of Nile Perch

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

Facts about the life and behavior of Nile perch, one of the largest of freshwater fish and most important commercially.



Facts About Freshwater Sunfish

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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



When To Use Topwater Lures for Bass

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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



Does Color of Fishing Lures Matter

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

Does the color of your fishing lure really matter?



What Are the Parts Of A Fishing Hook?

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

Here are the parts of fishing hooks.



Fall Bass Fishing with A Jig and Pig

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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



Catch & Release: How to Unhook Fish Properly

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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.



Carolina Rig Basics

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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



How to Use Jigs and Spoons for Vertical Fishing

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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



Basic Facts About Spinnerbaits

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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



Learning to Cast a Baitcasting Reel

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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



Hooks For Bass Fishing With Plastic Worms

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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



The Top 5 Ways to Catch a Fish By Trolling

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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



6 Basics for Catching Big Largemouth Bass

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

Essential considerations for catching big bass include attitude, location, seasonal and daily timing, lures and baits, and landing savvy.



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

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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



Catching Bass in the Fall After Lakes Turn Over

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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



Go Natural With Bucktail Jigs

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

Jim Pope tells how to rig and fish a bucktail jig



Eight Species of Black Bass

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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



5 Keys to Trolling Success

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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



Red Fishing Line

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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



Winter Fishing Memories

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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



Bass Tournament Trails in Georgia

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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



Dress Properly for Cold Weather Fishing

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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



10 Newest and Most Notable Lures for 2016

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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



How to Spool Line On a Spin Cast Fishing Reel

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

How to put line on a spin cast reel



Bedding Time for Bream

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

When bream are bedding you can catch several kinds.



Facts About the Life and Behavior of Channel...

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

Facts About the Life and Behavior of Channel Catfish



Facts About Blueback Herring

2016-12-04T11:29:51Z

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