Freshwater Fishing

Freshwater fishing is one of the types of fishing that is ideal for beginning anglers since it can be enjoyed from shore or from land using a simple tackle set up. There are freshwater lakes, reservoirs, ponds, streams and rivers where you can catch fish and enjoy a great day out on the water.

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Learn the Basics

These are some of the things you will need for a successful day on the water.

How to Catch Fish
Freshwater Rods

Fishing rods, or poles, are important pieces of fishing equipment.

Freshwater Tackle

There are all kinds of fishing accessories and fishing supplies.

Freshwater Bait

Good freshwater natural fishing baits include worms, leeches, minnows, crayfish, crickets.

Types of Freshwater Fishing

Learn more about each type of freshwater fishing. Each has its own ecosystem and structure

Freshwater Fishing Gear

Freshwater fishing rods and reels are just the start. Learn about all the other options.

Freshwater Bait and Lures

Some anglers like natural bait, some prefer lures. Here are some good things to know.

Places to Boat and Fish Nearby

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Freshwater Fishing FAQ

Here are some basic FAQ that will help you get out on the water and start catching fish.

Freshwater Species

These are the most common freshwater fish species you can catch on your next fishing trip.

When to Freshwater Fish

Learn when are the best times to freshwater fish.


Fishing is a great way to bond with your family. But remember, before you go you need to purchase your fishing license and check your state fishing regulations.