Pond and lake fishing. Stream and river fishing. What’s the difference? Water is water, and fish are fish, right? Yes. But from there, it gets a bit more involved.

Each type of freshwater fishing presents its own set of challenges, whether it’s still water (lakes and ponds) or moving water (rivers and streams). Each environment has its own ecosystem and structure. As with all types of fishing, getting to know the habitat of the fish and how they behave in it, will help you find them. And catch them too.

Are big fish biting in your area today? Find out using the FishBrain Fishing Forecast below. It helps you determine when to get out on the water for specific species in your area using geological data of catches and weather reports.