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You’ve got the gear – now how do you catch a fish? While “how to fish” is a pretty broad topic, here at Fishmasters we’ll cover everything you need to know to make a catch. Whether it’s how to cast with different types of rods and reels, how to tie knots, how to set up fishing rigs, or any other fundamental piece of fishing knowledge, we’re here to help.

There are endless techniques you can try when fishing. Learn the right way to do things, or try out a new style of fishing you’ve never used before. Fishmasters is here to provide all the information you need to make the most of your next fishing trip. Need to know the best time to catch a certain species? We’ve got you covered. Our fishing tips and tricks are sure to help you make a great catch. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced angler, there’s always more to learn.

fishing with a spinning reel

How to Spool a Spinning Reel

Fishing is one of the most relaxing and enjoyable activities. However, controlling the line twists and tangles can be a frustrating ordeal that can sometimes cause you to miss your day’s catch. The good news is...

fishing license

How Much is a Fishing License?

If you plan on going fishing, you’ll need a license – at least in most places. Fishing license laws and regulations change depending on your state and locality. Both price, availability, and other factors...

sustainable fishing

What is Sustainable Fishing?

Sustainable fishing means that anglers catch fish in a manner that there are enough fish left for reproduction. Fish habitats should be well-protected. Sustainable practices protect both fish and people whose livelihood...

how to use baitcaster reel

How to Cast a Baitcaster

Baitcasting reels have been around since the 1870s. Traditionally, they are best suited for larger freshwater fish. There are larger sized reels that are used to catch saltwater fish. Casting a baitcasting reel can be...

fish spawning

Fish Spawning and How It Affects Fishing

You may have heard the term spawn, but do you know what it means? Spawn is a word used to describe the fish form of reproduction. Spawning is essentially fish mating and producing offspring. What Does Spawn Mean? Spawn...

what do fish eat

What Do Fish Eat?

Before going out to sea to fish for your dinner, have you ever wondered what your fish might have had for their dinner? Fish at sea and the fish in your tank might have the same dietary needs, but how they get it is...

do fish sleep

Do Fish Sleep?

Something you may not have considered – do fish sleep? Sleep is an interesting, and not very well understood, area of study. Scientists still don’t really know why humans sleep, even though it’s known that sleep...

How to Fillet a Flounder

You had a nice day on the water and catch a few keeper flounder for dinner.  Now you need to figure out how to fillet a flounder and keep the most meat for the table.  Check out this video and he describes how to cut a...

how to fillet mahi mahi

Best Way to Fillet a Mahi Mahi

  You had a great trip offshore and hooked into a school of Mahi.  Now its time to take your fresh catch and clean it up for the dinner table.  So how do you fillet a Mahi Mahi properly?  Check out this video from...