Use a Map
If you are planning to go freshwater fishing, you might want to check a topographical map of that body of water before you head out. The map will give you an idea of the depth of the water and also show you the location of any sunken man-made fish cribs. With this information, you will be able to choose where you want to go fishing.
Use a Slip Bobber
If you are going freshwater fishing, you can use a slip bobber. This is a bobber with a hole going through it. You can tie a knot and a stopper above the bobber so that you can decide where the bobber stops and how deep you want your line to go. This helps in maintaining casting quality.
What Bait to Use
The best type of bait to use for freshwater fishing are minnows, worms, wax worms, and crayfish. You will also need to find out what bait is best for the fish you want to catch. If you are planning to use artificial baits, you might want to stick with crankbaits and spinners.
Tom Forlander recommends taking a light lunch when you go freshwater fishing because you could be out there the whole day catching fish.