How to Fish

It’s easy to learn how to fish. This section covers everything from fishing for beginners and other fishing basics to in-depth details about gear and how to fish different environments. This is a beginner’s guide to fishing with info and fishing tips on each step-in learning how to fish.

Learn How to Fish

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

How to Catch Fish
How to Set the Hook

Learn how to catch more fish by properly setting the hook in two simple steps.

How to Reel in Fish

Learn how to reel in fish with these two simple steps, get fishing tips and more.

How to Release a Fish

Follow these steps to help ensure higher survival rates for your catch.

Fishing Gear and Tackle

A good angler is always prepared. This is all you need to get out on the water.

How to Fish with Lures

Artificial lure choices are endless, methods for fishing with them are similar.

How to Fish with Live Bait

Fishing with live bait allows you to catch a wide variety of fish. Learn more.

Fishing Safety

Learn how to be prepared to be safe and comfortable in the outdoors.

Fishing Tips

Get fishing tips from professional anglers. Different types of fishing adventures.

When to Fish

Learn the best times to fish, what bait to use according to the season, tides and more.

Types of Fishing

All types of fishing offer a great opportunity to spend quality time with your family.

Fishing Terms

There’s an amazing array of terms in the world of angling. Learn more right here.

Fishing and Conservation

Find out what you can do to support and protect our aquatic natural resources

Fishing Resources

Learn about online fishing resources, water conservation, fishing events near you


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.