Every year, millions of outdoor enthusiasts enjoy flexing rod and reel in pursuit of the perfect catch. While fishing is a fun way to spend some free time in the sun, a little bit of research can go a long way when it comes to actually catching fish. Reading this article will make fishing even more fun.
Being patient is the key to fishing. Fishing takes a lot of time, as well as dedication. You will find times when hours or days go by where you don’t get a bite. It’s important to not get upset and drive yourself nuts.
Bass fishing is a great place to start for the beginning fisherman. The reason being because bass take bait more easily than other fish, and they fairly easy to find. As you progress in the sport, you may find that you still like the challenge of bass fishing.
Plumper live bait is much more appealing to fish; it also is easier to place on your fishing hook. Allow the bait to fatten up overnight before your fishing trip. Just put some worms into a flat container into the fridge. Then, take these worms out the following morning. The humidity and cooler temperature will fatten them up.
The clinch knot is the preferred method of attaching a lure or hook to your fishing line. Just like threading a needle, you will slip the tip of the line through the eye of the hook. Proceed by looping the line around itself 5 times before securing it by passing it through the eye again and into the first loop. Complete it by tightly pulling the end into the loop.
Bass fishermen usually prefer grubs that are light-colored rather than dark-colored. Try grubs that are white or yellow. Salt and pepper colored grubs are also very popular with the fish you want to catch. Translucent grubs often include reflective flecks which can attract more fish. Whenever you run into a bite drought, try switching to a grub that is the same color as the water.
For a different fishing experience from a favorite location, try casting your line at night. You need a head lamp to help you see well enough to cast your line and reel in fish; you should also turn on your boat’s external lights. You may catch very different fish at night than you do when you fish during the day.
Take advantage of the natural current. If you can feel or see a current, that is your cue to go with it. Casting your lure and twitching your rod a few times gives a very attractive effect to passing fish. You may catch more fish this way.
If you want to catch a bigger fish, try using bigger bait. The idea itself is simple enough–increase the size of your bait proportionally with the size of your intended prey. Two kinds of bait that work well for catching larger fish, such as Pike or Muskie, are Crappie and Bluegill.
Pack some bug spray on your fishing trips. A fishing trip means getting in touch with nature; unfortunately, this applies to mosquitoes as well. It is crucial that you take along bug spray to ensure that mosquitoes and other bugs don’t ruin your trip. Try to begin your fishing trip after dawn and before dusk to avoid prime mosquito time. Don’t get bitten. This should always be avoided when fishing.
If you are having a tough time fishing and not catching anything, you should try changing the bait you are using to a different color. Different fish prefer different colors of lures, so change them up occasionally. Put bait of many varying colors into the tackle box that you take with you.
Before fishing in unfamiliar territory, you should take a few minutes to explore nearby bait and tackle shops. Here, you can meet experienced fishermen who are more familiar with the area. At the local bait shop, talk with the employees and other fisherman. It is also good form to purchase a few local flies and a hat. If you seem more interested in the area, locals will befriend you more. You might get some fishing advice or even an invitation to join them on a fishing trip.
Very few baits will work in a similar way for all species of fish. Take the time to become familiar with how to work with bait, including worms and jigs. For example, jigs do best in moderately murky water where their trademark motion is more likely to catch the eye of lurking fish. Brightly colored lures work well in clear water where the fish can spot them easily.
Plastic worms are an excellent choice if you don’t know what you’ll be up against on your trip. Plastic worms can be seen easily from water. They are very inexpensive, easy to find in bait stores, and capable of attracting a huge variety of fish. There is not a need to buy live bait.
A depth finder is a very useful instrument for fishing from a boat. As its name implies, a depth finder records the water depth so the fisherman can adjust his technique accordingly.
Fishing is an awesome way to enjoy yourself and relax. It doesn’t matter if you are new to fishing or a seasoned pro, there’s always the opportunity to learn new ideas. Use what you went over here the next time you’re out fishing.
by Tommy Lyngmo