Fishing

Fishing is an ancient activity that is among the world's most popular pastimes. Fishing can be very relaxing and serene. It can also be an exciting event for the whole family. With so many types of fishing, the possibilities are endless.

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How Fish Fraud Works

That red snapper you're enjoying for dinner might well be tilapia since 87 percent of snapper in the U.S. is mislabeled. Why is fish fraud so widespread?

5 Wackiest Ways to Go Fishing

Deep-sea fishing used to seem extreme. Not anymore. Now, days where you fish by hand or reel in 200-plus pound marlins -- from a kayak -- are considered just another day on the water.

Dogtooth Tuna

Not exactly known for being the most attractive fish in the sea, the dogtooth tuna has, in recent years, become increasingly sought after by sport fishermen seeking a challenge.

Fly Fishing

If you've ever watched a fly fisherman wade into the river and begin to dance his glinting line above the rushing water, you've probably developed an envy of his art -- not to mention his gear.

Helicopter Fishing

When you saw the words "helicopter fishing," you probably assumed we were going to tell how to emulate "Madman of the Sea" and "Man vs. Fish" host Matt Watson's feat of diving from a chopper into the Pacific Ocean and landing on the back of a big marlin.

Ice Fishing

There's no standard rule of thumb for what kind of person might undertake the sport of ice fishing, aside from being able to deal with bitterly cold weather.

Jet Ski Fishing

Have you seen the clip of "Man vs. Fish" and "Madman of the Sea" host Matt Watson wrestling with a marlin from the precarious perch of a Sea-Doo? Looks a bit extreme, doesn't it?

5 Tips for Removing Fish Hooks

Catch-and-release is becoming more and more popular among fishermen who want to make sure the fishing in their favorite spot remains good. It's the purest sort of fishing, practiced by anglers who enjoy the thrill of the fight but want to give a worthy adversary the opportunity to go on living -- and perhaps to fight the line another day.

How to Choose Your Bait when Fishing

Different bait works for different fish and different fishing locations, so it's important to know how to choose your bait when fishing. Learn how to choose your bait when fishing in this article.

How to Choose Your Hooks when Fishing

It's important to know how to choose your hooks when fishing. Learn how to choose your hooks when fishing from this article.

Fishing Pictures

Fishing pictures show pictures of fishermen and their catch. See pictures of fishing and fly fishing, and even pictures of ice fishing.

How are fishing quotas set?

Without fishing quotas, we might reach a day when there's no surf in surf and turf. Overfishing is a huge problem and could lead some fish to extinction. How's fishing regulated?

Top 4 Crappie Fishing Tips

Any angler will agree -- there's nothing like the thrill of the catch. And if that catch is tasty, well that's even better. Crappie fishing is one of the most popular and productive types of fishing. Check out our helpful crappie fishing tips.

How Muskie Trolling Works

Go big or go home, right? Ask any angler about the greatest win of the game and you're likely to get the same response. Once called the catch of 10,000 casts, muskie have become the most popular of game fish, due in part to their elusive behavior.

Top 10 Bass Fishing Lures

Bass fishing lures come in every imaginable color, shape and size and texture. So how do you know which one is right for your next fishing trip? We'll show you 10 of the best.

How the Muskie Spawn Works

A great way to find fish is to seek out their spawning grounds. At the first signs of spring all across the United States, fish begin migrating toward their favorite reproductive spots. The key is to be ready when they are.

How the Trout Spawn Works

Trout spawning is a very exciting moment in the lifecycle of the trout. The trout spawn is a perfect example of reproductive processes found in the natural world. So head down to your local lake or river and see some trout spawn.

How to Clean Panfish

Cleaning panfish is a messy business. So how do you do it without ruining the meat -- or your kitchen counter?

Top 3 Perch Fishing Tips

With nearly 165 species in its family tree, freshwater perch just might be the most abundant fish in North America. That abundance -- plus the tasty meat -- might explain why anglers are hooked on perch.

Top 3 Tips for Catching Muskie

Known in full as muskellunge, the muskie -- or musky -- can be quite the magnificent catch, but it's not without hard work. What do you need to know to catch a muskie worth mounting?

Top 4 Bluegill Fishing Tips

Regardless of whether you have fond childhood memories of rod-and-reel fishing with Grandpa, you might still like to learn a few tips about catching bluegill -- aka sunfish, bream or perch.

Top 4 Pike Locations

Imaging your fishing pole being attacked by a car traveling at highway speed -- that's what it's like when a pike hits your line. What are the best places to fish for this ferocious predator?

Top 4 Salmon Locations

Some salmon travel up to 3,000 miles on their quest to spawn in natal waters. What are the best spots along the way for you to do a little fishing?

How are fishing reports created?

Can't get a bite? Fishing reports can give you a heads-up about weather conditions, water temperatures and fish behavior before you even hit your chosen body of water. But how are they created?


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