Freshwater Fishing

Freshwater fishing is often ideal for beginning anglers since it can be enjoyed from shore or land using a simple tackle set up. Grab your freshwater fishing license, read these fishing basics then head out to one of the many freshwater lakes, reservoirs, ponds, streams and rivers.


These are the freshwater fishing basics you need to know to learn how to catch fish.

How to Catch Fish
Freshwater Fishing Rods

Choosing the best freshwater fishing gear starts with fishing rods, and other fishing gear

Freshwater Fishing Tackle

There are all kinds of fishing accessories and supplies. Bobbers, leaders, and swivels.

Freshwater Bait

Good natural freshwater bait include worms, leeches, minnows, crayfish, crickets.

Best Freshwater Fishing

Different types of freshwater fishing. From fishing lakes and ponds to fishing rivers.

When to Freshwater Fish

Learn the best times to freshwater fish. Best times to catch different fish species.

Freshwater Bait and Lures

Learn about the differences between natural freshwater bait and fishing lures.

Freshwater Fish Species

Freshwater fishing basics about the most common fish species you can catch.

Best Freshwater Fishing Gear

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

Freshwater Fishing FAQ

From fishing tips for beginners to advanced tips for seasoned anglers. Check our FAQs.


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.