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Stillwater fishing (or still fishing) is a simple, effective fishing method enjoyed by beginners and professionals alike. Learn more about this fishing technique and how you can catch more fish.
Unlike cast and retrieve fishing which requires continuous movement of the line, most new anglers start with stillwater fishing. Stillwater fishing (or still fishing) is a matter of putting your bait in the water and waiting for a fish to find it, making it one of the simplest and most effective fishing methods for beginners. Conversely, stillwater fishing may prove a bit more challenging when fly fishing as casting and retrieving the fly rod tends to disturb the surface. However, there are stillwater fly fishing techniques to help new anglers with the transition, especially when it comes to fly fishing for trout in still water.
Learn more about other fishing techniques with lures in our next section
The largemouth bass is the most popular freshwater game fish in the U.S. Learn more about how you can identify a largemouth bass, where to catch it and what bait and lures to use.
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