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All About Fishing

Guide To The Wonder of Freshwater Fishing

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By Rick Seaman

Since the beginning of time, mankind has sought fish as a food source. To most, catching fish was simply a means to an 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.

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All About Fishing

Throughout this 2,400 page website you can find information featuring fishing for the 8 most popular sport fish in all states. This includes where and how to fish for 5 species of bass, 2 species of crappie, 4 species of catfish, 16 species of sunfish, 5 species of trout, 7 species of salmon, plus walleye, sauger, saugeye, striped bass, hybrid stripers, and numerous other fish.

Fishing Lakes

Fishing Lake

There are over 1,100 fishing lakes covered here. Each lake has a separate page with information about fishing, fish species in the lake, lake size, location, photos, a video, amenities, weather, campgrounds, rental boats, marinas, launch ramps, contact information, and more. Also, information about ice fishing in each state is listed by lake, with a list of popular species for ice fishing in that lake. Also, included are tactics for how to fish lakes new to you, tips for stream fishing, and how to fish ponds.

Fish Species

Along with details about each species of fish, there are lists of popular fishing lures and baits used to catch specific species.

Fishing For Bass

Fishing For Big Bass

All about fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, redeye bass and shoal bass. Embark on a journey into the diverse realm of bass fishing, where the pursuit of largemouth, smallmouth bas, spotted, redeye, and shoal bass excites the angler in you. Learn to catch bass from calm freshwater lakes to winding rivers. Each bass species offers a unique challenge, testing your skill and patience. Whether casting topwater lures, or finesse fishing, the pursuit of bass will bring you back again and again.

Fishing For Crappie

Crappie Fishing

All about fishing for black crappie and white crappie. Explore the art of crappie fishing, where anglers pursue the elusive black crappie and the iconic white crappie. From serene ponds to large reservoirs, crappies offer excitement and challenge. Fishing for crappie is an ideal way to introduce kids to fishing.

Fishing For Walleye

Fishing For Walleye

All about fishing for walleye, its cousin the sauger, and saugeye which is the hybrid of the two. Familiarize yourself with the captivating world of fishing for walleye, as well as its cousin, the sauger, and the saugeye, a hybrid born of their union. Walleye are the tastiest of all freshwater fish and make excellent table fare.

Fishing For Catfish

Catfish Fishing

All about fishing for channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish and white catfish. Take a dive into the exhilarating world of fishing for the formidable channel catfish, the elusive flathead catfish, the majestic blue catfish, and the resilient white catfish. Each species presents a unique challenge, preferring water conditions varying from swift currents of rivers to the tranquil depths of lakes. Whether casting from shore or navigating by via fishing boats, the pursuit of catfish offers the potential of landing a giant catfish.

Fishing For Panfish

Panfish Fishing

All about fishing for bluegill, flier sunfish, green sunfish, hybrid sunfish, longear sunfish, pumpkinseed sunfish, redbreast sunfish, redear sunfish, rock bass, spotted sunfish, tilapia, warmouth, white bass, white perch, yellow bass and yellow perch. Discover the charm of panfish angling in pursuit of sunfish, perch, and the iconic bluegill. From serene ponds to major lakes and reservoirs, these vibrant species offer excitement and challenge to anglers of all levels. Panfish fishing promises unforgettable moments on the water for youth.

Fishing For Trout

Fishing For Rainbow Trout

All about fishing for rainbow trout, brook trout, brown trout, cutthroat trout and lake trout. Embark on a thrilling fishing adventure exploring the diverse world of trout fishing, in search of the prized rainbow trout, elusive brook trout, majestic brown trout, native cutthroat trout, and formidable lake trout.

Fishing For Salmon

Salmon Fishing

All about fishing for Atlantic salmon, coho salmon, chum salmon, chinook salmon, kokanee salmon, pink salmon and sockeye salmon. Consider the advice offered by legendary salmon angler, Timothy Kusherets who holds many world records for numerous species of salmon. Apply his proven tactics on your next salmon fishing excursion.

Fishing For Striped Bass

Early Morning Striped Bass Fishing

All about fishing for striped bass and hybrid stripers. If you desire to catch big fish, delve into the captivating realm of striped bass fishing, where anglers pursue the powerful striped bass and its hybrid-striper counterpart. Catches in the 20 to 50 pound range are not uncommon.

Fishing For Other Species

Fishing For Pike

All about fishing for northern pike, steelhead, muskie, and various other fish species. There are so many species of freshwater, sport fish to pursue. Some are small, others big, and some of them are giants. Check out some of the other fish species covered here in this website.

Noah Lent's First Bass

Additional information in this website also includes tips for taking kids fishing, This website is dedicated to those kindred spirits who have an in-born desire to fish, and seek knowledge about the science and sport.

Locating Information

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. 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. As an example, if you visit the Arizona bass fishing page, it will contain links to all other Arizona pages, as well as links to bass pages for all other states.

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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