Beginner’s Guide on How to Catch Fish

Have you ever wanted to learn how to catch fish? Do you want to know how to catch more fish? From setting hooks to choosing bait, to cleaning, the information you need is here. If you ever wanted to learn to fish carp, catfish, or even how to catch trout, this section is for you.

How to Choose Bait

Learn to fish more effectively by knowing the merits of natural and artificial bait.

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How to Set the Hook

Learn how to catch more fish by properly setting the hook in two simple steps.

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How to Set the Drag

Learn how to set the drag with these simple instructions and fishing tips here.

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How to Cast

Learn how to cast your fishing rod using different types of reels with these steps.

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How to Cast a Baitcaster

Learn how to cast a baitcaster in nine easy steps. Follow these simple tips to cast better

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How to Reel in Fish

Learn how to reel in fish with these two simple steps, get fishing tips and more.

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How to Land a Fish

Once you have reeled in a fish, follow these tips to help you land your catch safely.

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How to Release a Fish

Follow these steps to help ensure higher survival rates for your catch.

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How to Clean a Fish

Learn more about the many ways to clean and prepare your catch.

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Keeping Fish Fresh

Get the most enjoyment out of your catch by learning how to keep fish while fishing.

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How to Store Fish

Once you have caught your fish, you will need to learn the proper way to store your catch.

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How to Fillet A Fish

Learn how to fillet a fish in four easy steps. Filleting a fish is easier than you think.

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How to Make Fish Bait

Learn how to make fish bait with this easy to follow homemade recipe. Follow these steps.

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How to Catch Carp

Learn to fish carp: what tackle to use, which baits to use, and where to go.

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How To Catch Catfish

Find out how to catch catfish, fishing lures you can use, catfishing techniques and more.

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How to Catch Seatrout

Learn how to catch trout, specifically sea trout, which lures to use, tips and more info.

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How to Catch Bluegill

Learn tips and tricks for catching this popular, year-round sport fish for beginners.

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How to Catch Lake Trout

If you are a beginner, learn lake trout fishing tips to catch this feisty game fish.

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How to Rig a Popper

Learn the basics of rigging this proven topwater lure effectively for beginners.

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How to Cast a Fly Rod

Learn the fundamentals of how to cast a fly rod for beginners and different methods.

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Fishing at Walt Disney World®

Reel in the fun with guided fishing at the Walt Disney World® Resort.

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FishSmart Conservation Project

Learn more about the FishSmart Red Snapper and Red Drum Conservation Project.

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How to Find Fishing Spots

Get tips for locating the perfect fishing spots to optimize your catch rates.

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First Catch Centers Events

Check out the next fishing and boating event at a First Catch Center near you.

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Get Inspired. Get Your Fish On.

If you want to feel something real. It’s time for you to get your fish on.

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Women Anglers

We are encouraging all women to go out and create their next fishing and boating adventure

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Raise the Tide

Share your passion for fishing and help us encourage other women to go out fishing.

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I Am An Angler

The face of fishing is changing and we’re here to tell the stories of all anglers.

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How to Catch Bluefish

Learn the best tips to attract and hook this popular and widely available fish species.

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Trout Fishing Basics

Get tips and tricks for landing this highly popular and plentiful species of fish.

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Bass Fishing Basics

Learn the best bass fishing tips and techniques to catch more of these plentiful fish.

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