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Fishing Tips for Fishing Methods

This section of the Apex Fishing Tips website contains fishing tips for different methods of fishing. We've collected and field tested fishing tips for all the popular fishing methods, including ice fishing, surf fishing and fly fishing. Along with some amazing fishing tips, we give you historical information about each fishing method listed below and some amazing pictures of anglers using those fishing methods. We also give you access to additional resources that can be helpful in learning more about that method of fishing. Once you've mastered your new fishing method, read our fishing tips for fish species and improve your odds of catching bigger fish, more often.

To get started, select a fishing method from the dropdown menu below or choose one from the list.

There are many different fishing methods you can use to catch fish in North America and worldwide. The fishing tips in this section will help you learn about and become more efficient with all the different fishing methods. As a responsible angler, it doesn't matter what fishing method you use, you should always follow local fishing laws and regulations. This includes following minimum length requirements and creel limits. For novice anglers, a daily creel limit is the number of a specific fish species you're allowed to keep in one day of fishing. Minimum length requirements are the minimum length a fish species need to be in order to take it.

Minimum length requirements and creel limits aside, there are other important local fishing laws and regulations you need to follow. The most important one is an up to date fishing license for the jurisdiction where you're fishing. The fees collected from fishing licenses help fund fish stocking programs and the care of natural resources related to fishing. We also recommend that you practice catch and release if you're not going to consume the fish you catch. This practice helps keep fish populations healthy and enables other anglers a chance to catch the fish you caught. If you're looking to create a replicate mount of the fish you caught, all you need to do is take a clear picture of every side and take measurements of its the length, width and girth.