Welcome to Apex Fishing Tips, this section of our website is about freshwater fishing and how to catch fish in freshwater. You can find freshwater throughout North America and they're home to some of the most popular game fish. We're going to show you how to catch bigger fish, more often in freshwater.
Below you'll find 7 freshwater fishing tips that will improve your chances of catching fish in freshwater. Freshwater is home to many of the most sought out game fish, like largemouth bass, crappie and catfish. Freshwater can be found in lakes, rivers, ponds and streams. Continue down below to learn how to catch fish in freshwater.
Along with 7 freshwater fishing tips we give you a detailed checklist of all the fishing tackle you'll need when you go freshwater fishing. We've also provided you with some amazing pictures of anglers fishing in freshwater. If you need more information on freshwater fishing, you can use the additional resources we've provided at the bottom of this page.
Freshwater fishing is a broad definition that includes fishing for species of fish that live in bodies of water that contain freshwater instead of saltwater. Anglers can freshwater fish in ponds, creeks, lakes and rivers. Even though water covers about 70% of our planet, only 3% of it is freshwater. Out of the total of that 3%, only 1% of it is accessible on the surface. That's why it's important we protect our freshwater resources.
Some of the most popular game fish live in freshwater, like largemouth bass, catfish, bluegill and crappie. Some species of fish can live in both freshwater and saltwater. Many species of salmon are anadromous, meaning they hatch in freshwater, then move to the ocean to later return to freshwater to reproduce. However, many of the landlocked freshwater lakes and ponds only have a few dozen species of fish living in them..
The below freshwater fishing checklist has the fishing gear and tackle you might need when fishing in freshwater.
A picture of someone freshwater fishing in a lake.
(Credit: Ray F. / Flickr)
A picture of someone freshwater fishing in a pond.
(Credit: Maggie Metcalf / Flickr)
A picture of someone freshwater fishing in a river.
(Credit: Pat / Flickr)