Learning how to fish .com was developed to be a complete online freshwater fishing guide. It was created to introduce fishing knowledge for the beginning angler and fishing enthusiasts through a series of how to fish articles, how to fish tips and fishing instructional videos.

Fishing Equiptment

Questions on fishing tackle? We explain the basics about fishing rods & reels, fishing line and fishing lures.

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Fishing Glossary

We have assembled definitions on common and not so common types of fishing words, phrases and terms used in the fishing world.

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Safety Tips

Safety and first aid on the water while fishing is of the utmost importance, whether it be from shore or on a boat especially when fishing with small children.

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Learn the fishing basics

Hooks, sinkers, bobbers and how to rig, how to tie fishing knots, how to fish with live bait.

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Catch Photo & Release

Understand the practice of Catch Photo & Release fishing and how to effectively handle and release fish safely. Click here to read more.

Fish ID

Learn more about each species of fish and expand your fishing knowledge, visit our Fish ID section.

The fishing information provided is a cooperative effort of the many fine outdoor professional writers, fishing guides, resorts, Radio & TV personalities, and tackle manufactures of Outdoor Network and FishingInfo.com. We encourage you to explore our website and hope the fishing information provided is helpful and will make you a better angler in catching more fish.

Thanks and Good Fishing!
The Staff of Outdoor Network

Fishing Articles

Learn about how weather patterns . understand fishing strategies and successes through reading fishing maps, learn why fish use structure and cover, learn about the underwater world of fish the different types of water, classifications and seasonal changes that occur while fishing.  We have articles regarding walleye, muskie, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, northern pike, crappie, perch, bluegill, and catfish.

Success through Fishing Maps

By Russ Warye, author of Fishing the North Country books, guide and researcher.Catching fish starts with preparation! Yes, a big statement…but in the end s … Read moreSuccess through Fishing Maps

Fall Walleyes and Rocks

With a mouth full of predator teeth, big walleyes look like they could chew up underwater rocks. Instead, fall walleyes often frequent rocky bottoms while feedi … Read moreFall Walleyes and Rocks

The Eyes Have It

The rich colors of an above-water sunset belie the low light conditions fish face as they play out nature’s game of predator and prey. Read all about the art an … Read moreThe Eyes Have It


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