Freshwater Fishing

Your next fishing story is only a cast away!

Freshwater fishing is a sport enjoyed by anglers of all ages and the best part is that you can get started with just a rod, reel and bait. Here, you’ll find a collection of resources that will benefit you whether you’re a beginner or a lifelong trawler. Get freshwater fishing how-to guides, info on fish species, lures, bait, accessories, gear and more.

Boat Fishing

A faster way to reach your favorite fishing spot

Sure, shoreline fishing is fun but you can’t beat the fishing adventures you have when casting your line from a boat! Whether you paddle your boat or use a trolling motor, you’ll never fish the same way again. Explore the different watercraft for fishing, tips and tricks to master the sport and discover which is right for you.

0 FEATURED 2022 07 Best Bow Mount Trolling Motors
Freshwater Boat Fishing

Bow Mount Trolling Motors

If you’re after ultimate control over your fishing boat – you can’t beat a bow mount trolling motor. These cutting-edge …

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0 FEATURED 2022 07 Best Trolling Plates for Outboard Motors
Freshwater Boat Fishing

Trolling Plates for Outboard Motors: Drift and Troll Like a Pro!

When it comes to trolling, getting your outboard motor to cooperate can be a real challenge. Trolling often requires you …

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0 FEATURED 2022 09 Best Inflatable Fishing Boats 2022
Freshwater Boat Fishing

Inflatable Fishing Boats 2022

Back in the day, if you wanted to fish on the water you basically had two options. Either haul a …

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Lures & Bait

Attract your next big catch!

Wonder which lure catches Walleye? How do you keep your bait fresh while fishing in the summer? Here, you’ll find the answers to these questions and more. Get details on the top-performing gear, guides on lures and types of bait for catching certain species of fish.

0 FEATURED 2022 07 10 Best Pike Lures
Freshwater Lures & Bait

10 Best Pike Lures: Catch Monster Northerns!

Northern pike are notoriously aggressive predators, and chase down prey with incredible bursts of speed, mouthfuls of razor-sharp teeth, and …

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0 FEATURED 2022 08 Best Frog Lures for Bass Fishing
Freshwater Lures & Bait

Frog Lures for Bass Fishing (and How to Fish With Them)!

Much like the French, bass love a mouthful of fresh frog! In fact, frogs and other amphibians make up a …

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Rods & Reels

Find your perfect rod and reel combo.

From fishing reel gear ratios to everything you wanted to know about the best spinning reels for each type of fishing, you’ll find it here! We’ve got hands-on reviews, guides, “best of” lists and more.

0 FEATURED 2022 08 Best Fishing Rod Storage Racks
Fishing Rods & Reels

Fishing Rod Storage Racks: Organize and Protect your Fishing Poles

If you’re like most anglers, once you start accumulating rods, they end up strewn all over your garage, shed, or …

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Fishing Reel Gear Ratios Explained
Fishing Rods & Reels

Fishing Reel Gear Ratios Explained

If you’ve been shopping around for fishing reels, there’s a good chance you’ve come across the perplexing world of fishing …

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0 FEATURED 2022 07 Best Shimano Spinning Reels
Fishing Rods & Reels

Shimano Spinning Reels (Inshore, Offshore, Freshwater, Surfcasting & More)

Shimano has been a legendary name in the fishing reel game for decades – and for good reason – they …

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Freshwater Fishing Gear

Grab the right gear.

Using the right gear when freshwater fishing is critical and can make a difference in how successful your fishing trip turns out. We have hands-on reviews, buying and comparison guides and more to help you make an informed decision on your next fishing gear purchase.

0 FEATURED 2022 08 Best Fishing Slings Shoulder and Messenger Bags
Freshwater Gear

Fishing Slings, Shoulder & Messenger Bags

What do you do if you want the convenience of a full-sized fishing backpack, but don’t want to haul all …

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Best Fishing Leaders
Fishing Gear

Fishing Leaders (Fluoro, Mono, Wire & More)

Fishing leaders are little more than an afterthought to many anglers – but they really deserve more attention. After all, …

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0 FEATURED 2022 07 Best Culling Systems for Tournament Fishing
Fishing Gear

Culling Systems for Tournament Fishing

Ask ten tournament anglers what the best culling system is, and you’ll probably get twelve different answers! It’s a hotly …

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Check out all our articles on freshwater fishing gear that extends beyond rods, reels, lures, and bait. 

Freshwater Fishing Guides

Gain new knowledge in freshwater fishing.

Freshwater fishing is a sport where learning something new is always a possibility. Check out our freshwater fishing guides from fish species to the best fishing spots to how to organize and store your rods.

0 FEATURED 2022 07 Fishing Hooks 101 Complete Guide
Fishing Guides

Fishing Hooks 101: Complete Guide to the Most Popular Fish Hook Types

Fishing hooks might not appear that complex, after all how different can these little barbed pieces of metal be? Well, …

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0 FEATURED 2022 08 37 Best Gifts for Fishermen
Fishing Guides

37 Gifts for Fishermen: You’ll Have Him Hooked!

Buying the right gift for the fisherman (or fisherwoman) in your life can be a little tricky. With so many …

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0 FEATURED 2022 07 Trout Fishing for Beginners
Freshwater Guides

Trout Fishing for Beginners: A to Z Trout Fishing Basics

Learning to fish for trout is one of those pastimes everyone should have the opportunity to experience. Trout are plentiful …

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