Freshwater Fishing Tips

Freshwater fishing tips can help you tackle any lake, river, pond or stream like an expert angler. Becoming a great freshwater angler requires the right gear and a little know-how so check out these freshwater fishing tips and get on the right track.

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How to Hold a Pike

Whether holding a pike to remove the hook or take a picture -- or whatever reason has you holding a live fish, there is one tried and true grip among avid anglers.

How to Hold a Walleye

You've reeled in a big, beautiful walleye. This fine catch deserves a picture, but it's putting up quite the fight, and that jaw full of teeth is less than inviting. If only you knew the best way to hold a walleye.

How to Skin a Catfish

He may not be the most beautiful fish in the sea, but the catfish you just caught can be mighty tasty. There's just one problem -- he has to be skinned first.

How Trout Fishing Lures and Baits Work

You'll be trout fishing at a company retreat next week. Unfortunately, the last time you went fishing, you were eleven years old and attempting to catch tadpoles in the nearby creek. Learn the lingo that goes along with lures and live bait.

How Walleye River Fishing Works

You wake up early on a Saturday in late March. You take a step outside. There's an exciting hint of warmth in the air that lets you know winter has finally passed, and spring is here. Get out your gear -- it's time to fish.

Top 4 Redfish Locations

Hankering for a big fish with a big fight? Consider fishing for redfish. And if you're willing to do a little traveling, you can experience great redfish adventures throughout the entire year.

Top 3 Pike Fishing Techniques

If you've ever fought what you thought was a big catch on your line only to pull in a little pike, you know how tough these toothy fish can be. But if you want to catch a pike, you don't have to leave it to chance.

How Top Water Bass Fishing Works

Top water bass fishing uses lures that float on shallow water, and it's a pastime that pros or novices can enjoy. What does it take to catch a bass with a top water lure?

How the Salmon Spawn Works

Even if you've never stood on the edge of a river and watched salmon making their way upstream, you've probably seen dramatic footage of the event on TV. What's the logic behind the salmon spawn, and what's the best way to catch spawning fish?

How Lake Trout Fishing Works

Whether you're looking for trophy-sized fish, peaceful scenery, good flavor or a good fight, think about fishing for lake trout. You might get a lot of fight -- and a lot of fish.

Top 3 Walleye Fishing Techniques

The walleye is priced for its tender, flavorful fillets -- and for the challenge it presents even the most experience fisherman. And the harder a fish is to catch, the more fun it is to catch it.

Top 4 Catfishing Techniques

Catfishing can be tricky if you're not a seasoned fisherman. Which type of bait is best? How long do you leave your lines before checking them? Learn everything you need to know to reel in the catch of a lifetime.