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If you know how fish behave, you'll increase your chances of catching them. See how they use their senses, what food they prefer, how they use cover and why certain fish thrive in some bodies of water and not others.
Next, it's critical to have the right equipment and know how to use it. Find out what to look for before purchasing a rod and reel. Use the right knots and know how to cast. These basics will serve you regardless of the fish you're chasing.
Finally, learn some of the basic gamefish techniques that will land fish consistently. Different baits and lures require different techniques, and we show you how the experts produce the best catches of every important freshwater fish.