Lets say you want to fish a new lake and you don’t know where to start. One easy place to start is the local bait store or tackle shop. You can get many useful tips here such as what the fish are biting on, or where there are public places to fish.
Another place to look as you already know, is the internet. There are forums here and there dedicated to particular places to fish. Forums let you ask any questions you may have. The only downside is that you might not get a reply quick enough to use the information. By planning ahead and asking where the fish are before you go, you can have a much more productive day fishing.
And finally, don’t be afraid to ask someone who is fishing. Its very common to ask someone if they are having any luck, what they have caught, and what they are using for bait. Typically people are helpful when it comes to what works that day.