Guide To The Wonder of Freshwater Fishing
Since the beginning of time, mankind has sought fish as a food source. To most, catching fish was simply a means to an end...food for the family. To some, the pursuit was the awakening of an instinct that drew them to the water in search of the thrill of the "tap, tap" - something only a true fisherman really understands. Visit the Bass Knowledge Center.
This website is dedicated to those kindred spirits who have an in-born desire to fish, and seek knowledge about the science and sport.
Bass. Learn how to locate and catch largemouth, smallmouth, spotted, redeye and shoal bass.
Catfish. Find ways to catch big blue, white, channel and flathead catfish.
Crappie. Learn tips for locating black and white crappies - plus tricks for catching them.
Walleye. Look into the world of these toothy critters. This tasty fish is found in cool, clear water.
Panfish. Learn to catch bluegill, warmouths, redears, fliers, perch, white bass and other sunfish.
Trout. Locate and catch rainbow, brown, cutthroat, brook and lake trout.
Salmon. Atlantic, coho, chum, chinook, pink and sockeye salmon reside in both salt and fresh water.
Striped bass. Stripers grow to over 60 pounds and often migrate in large schools.
Steelhead. Steelhead are rainbow trout that venture from fresh water into the ocean.
Other species. Muskie, northern pike, sturgeon, gar and other species are listed by state.
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Fishing in all states
The information in this site is organized by subject, state and species. From this home page you can access a general overview page for each state with links to categories of information. Access specific species information at the top of this page. Locate information by subject using the upper portion of navigation. Access the home page for each state using the state navigation below. The videos section offers a selection of topics with videos covering a variety of species and tactics. We offer an excellent book about fishing for bass which shares years of experience to benefit new and experienced bass anglers alike.
The home page for each state offers links to state-specific information both by subject and by species. Also listed are the major angling waters located in the state and connections to other information specifically relevant to that state.
Topic-specific pages within a given state will offer connections to other state pages offering additional information on that subject. If you visit the Arizona bass fishing page page, it will contain links to all other Arizona pages, as well as links to bass pages for all other states.
Lures, fish finders and GPS navigation information is available through the navigation on the main menu pages. Also find information about taking kids fishing and local urban lakes, listed by state.
There are ten major lakes in Mexico commonly fished by Americans in the central and northern regions of Mexico. If you have an interest in catching big bass in Mexico, please visit the Mexico bass lakes map page.
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Fish for bass, catfish, crappie, walleye, trout, musky, pike and other species - with a special focus on lakes.
Learn the latest techniques and secrets for approaching a new lake. If you belong to a club or organization we would like to list it for the benefit of our visitors. We also list guide services and related organizations. Enjoy the fishing, share the knowledge and protect our fisheries.