A popular adage suggests that 10% of fishermen catch 90% of fish. Most successful anglers readily admit that there is no single “fishing secret.” Instead, each angler learns an extensive set of techniques of a lifetime of fishing.

Some fishing techniques are time tested and work as well today as they did centuries ago. Others are constantly evolving as fish modify behavior in response to their environments.

For more information concerning freshwater fishing tips and techniques, see the following articles:

Best Times to Go Freshwater Fishing

Effects of Weather on Freshwater Fishing

Small Lake Fishing Techniques

Baits and Scents


Tackle Problems and Solutions

Fish Behavior

Effective Fishing Techniques Part I

Effective Fishing Techniques Part II

Alternative Fishing Methods

Darkhouse Spearfishing

Estimating the Weight of Freshwater Fish