Types Of Freshwater Fish
The types of freshwater fish that you can pursue are so various it may surprise most anglers. But, even if you like to pursue only one type of freshwater fish, it's helpful to know of the wide-variety of freshwater fish in your area that will give you a whole new gauntlet of options for the upcoming season.
- Game fish. Besides bass, other types of predatory game fish includes walleye and trout. These popular categories also feature other sub-categories, such as rainbow trout, brook trout, etc. Trout and walleye typically require specialized equipment to catch them but are extremely fun to catch!
- Non-game fish. If you’re not interested in pursuing popular game fish, than there are plenty of non-game fish that might be worth your efforts. Some of these non-game fish include suckers, carp, gars, and other fish depending on your area. These type of fish can be fun to catch and will hit almost any type of bait.
- Pan fish. Pan fish come in a variety of sizes and types, such as perch, crappie, and bluegill. Pan fish fight hard, hit almost any type of live bait, and are easy to catch. Pan fish are a great type of fish to introduce young anglers to the world of fishing!
- Bass. There’s a wide-variety of bass in your local waters that will make a great choice when you’re looking for a predatory fish to pursue this season. Some of the more popular types of bass include sand bass, rock bass, stripers, largemouth and smallmouth bass. Each of these types of bass feed on smaller fish or amphibious creatures. Bass also hit a wide-variety of baits which makes them fun to catch!
- Esox. Esox are another popular category of game fish that have razor-sharp teeth, grow to enormous lengths, and will make a real trophy for most anglers. Esox include pike and muskies; which have various sub-categories like trout and walleye. Esox require specialized equipment that’s typically much heavier than standard fishing equipment. Make sure that you release each esox you catch to ensure that this rare fish continues to thrive!
- Catfish. Catfish are another type of fish that grow to large sizes and fight like no other. Some types of catfish include flatheads, bullheads, blues, and channel catfish. Most of these types of catfish can be caught with same variety of techniques which allows anglers to fish for a variety of catfish at the same time.