Category Archives: Freshwater Fishing

There are more people who live near a body of fresh water than salt water. So, it goes without saying that there are more freshwater anglers than any other type. This page spotlights any and everything that has to do with freshwater fishing – posts on some of the most popular freshwater species, productive locations, tackle and tips to help you land more fish.

gear list for ice fishing

Gear Checklist, Recommendations and Tips for Your Ice Fishing Adventure

Winter does two things for anglers. It either drives them inside for sixth months and forces them to count down until spring or it pulls them from their warm home to the nearest ice. Ice fishing has never been for the faint of heart. Getting up early, finding a spot ...
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Targeting Monster Fall Muskie: Tackle and Strategy Tips

Targeting Monster Fall Muskie: Tackle and Strategy Tips

Fall is the time of year for the leaves to change, chili, cinnamon rolls, and pumpkin-spiced everything. Fall also gives you the best opportunity to land the MONSTER muskie (or musky) of your dreams. Throughout the summer, the fish of 10,000 casts has been bulking up, preparing for the long ...
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angler river bass fishing on bank of river

Lake vs River Fishing: Adjusting Tactics and Gear for Success

Maybe you’ve just moved, or perhaps you are looking to branch out, but for many the swap from fishing in lakes to fishing in rivers or vice versa can mean a disappointing trip or two if you don’t do a bit of research ahead of time. Even a fairly popular ...
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auger drilling hole for ice fishing

Lithium-Ion and the Evolution of Electric Ice Fishing Augers

If you’re looking to buy a new fishing auger for the winter season you’ve likely seen an increase in electric ice fishing augers. Like traditional power tools, gas-operated devices are quietly being replaced by electric alternatives, namely because significant improvements in battery technology, in particular, lithium-ion batteries, have made them ...
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fly fishing box of flies including caddis, bwo, adams, stone

Like Candy: Fishing Nymphs for More Trout

By Kevin C. Brown Despite common thought concerning the method in which fly fisherman most often catch trout (dry flies), many non-fly fishermen may be surprised to discover the majority of the trout that are caught by fly fishermen are actually caught on tiny patterns that imitate aquatic insects called ...
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saltwater striped bass fishing from a kayak

Striped Bass Fishing

Fishing for Stripers, Never a Boring Adventure They are called rockfish, linesiders, and stripers, but the one thing these rugged and powerful fish are never called is boring. One of the things that makes striped bass such a favorite with anglers is the fact that they are anadromous, meaning they ...
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fishing for arctic char

Meet the Twins – Arctic Char and Dolly Varden

Can you see the difference? Can you tell the difference between the Arctic Char and the Dolly Varden? Both belong to the char clan but even the most perceptive angler may not be able to tell them apart. For a long time, it was the belief that both these fish ...
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muskie fishing mille lacs minnesota

Mille Lacs Muskie

Fishing Lake Mille Lacs for Massive Muskie The muskellunge, better know as Muskie, or musky, for short is a very popular species of fish that is found in abundance at Mille Lacs Lake in Minnesota as well as throughout many other regions of North America. But here at Mille Lacs ...
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tips for catching more largemouth bass

How to Catch More Largemouth Bass in Any Season

Luring The Largemouth Bass Anytime The largemouth bass is probably the most popular and sought-after freshwater fish in the North American continent, ranging in its native waters from Canada down to Mexico. They have also been introduced throughout many other parts of the world due to their hardiness and adaptability ...
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fishing for asian carp

These 4 Invasive Fish Species Can Make You Money

Get Paid to Catch Invasive Fish - Really? It is probably the last thing you think about when fishing. Whoever thinks about making money when enjoying the sport of fishing? The term "gone fishing" implies that you are off on a vacation of sorts away from the hustle and bustle ...
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sunfish fishing tips

Sunfish Fishing

Sunfish, the common name for a family of mostly small freshwater fish. Freshwater sunfish are noted for their nest-building. The male hollows out a depression in the sand where the female lays her eggs. After fertilizing the eggs, the male guards the nest and the newly hatched young. One of ...
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northern pike fishing facts and tips

Northern Pike Fishing

A highly prized gamefish, the Northern Pike is fantastic to catch because of its sheer size, strength, and fighting ability. They are some of the biggest freshwater fish; anglers enjoy the challenge and excitement involved with explosive hits the aerial acrobatics. The Northern Pike (known simply as a Pike in Britain, ...
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