The sound of birds by the water, the crashing waves or the sounds of your friends laughing can be very relaxing. Disappointing is the sound of the fish-less fisherman. We’ve provided you with many tips here to help you better your technique and catch a lot of fish.
When fishing, clothing and gear that blends in color-wise with the scenery is crucial. Clothing that makes you more visible to the fish might spook them. Be sure to wear earth tones.
Be cautious when wading in the water. Standing still is ideal, as you won’t make much noise, but if you need to move from one place to another, walk slowly so as to avoid splashing. If you make a lot of noise, you’ll scare the fish because sound does travel under water. Take your time and be sure you don’t disturb the riverbed.
When you are going out to fish on a boat, try to dry the floor surface as best as possible. Also be sure there are no sharp objects lying around on the floor of the boat. It would not do you good to fall on a sharp object. To dry the floor, use a towel or a mop.
To ensure safety on your fishing trip, check the weather. In addition to checking the weather prior to leaving, it is advisable to listen to the radio while fishing in case the weather changes.
The improved clinch knot is a good knot to use when you attach your lure or hook to your fishing line. Put your line into the hook’s end and make 5 turns around your line and then pass the end into the eye and through the first coil. Complete your knot by pulling your end into the loop, doing it as tightly as possible.
Look for nearby fish when going deep sea fishing. You could see floating wood or debris. Many times fish will be in the area of debris. If you notice seagulls feasting on smaller fish in an area of the water, larger fish are probably swimming just below.
Excellent weather can often make the difference between having a fantastic fishing adventure or a horrible experience. Don’t ever head out for a day of fishing without checking the weather first. You should check the weather a week ahead of time to make plans and perhaps a day before you go fishing. Do not hesitate to cancel the trip if the forecast does not look too good.
If you need to break for any reason while fishing, do so at high noon. Due to the sun’s angle at that time, fish are sometimes hesitant to bite. Get out of the heat and have yourself a nice lunch. When it isn’t quite as bright out, get back to fishing.
Go when the time and temperature is right to catch fish. When fishing bass, bigger bass are most likely to feed at dusk and dawn. If you fish at these optimal times, make sure the water is at least 50 degrees.
If you are looking for a different fishing experience at your favorite fishing spot, try fishing after dark. Use a head lamp always so you can see where you’re going, and use a lighting system on your boat. You might find you catch fish which are considerably different from your daytime catch.
If you are impatient, change positions within the area on an hourly basis. This will allow you not to get frustrated and you will also have the benefit of observing new scenery. Perhaps, you will happen to find a hot fishing spot!
If you are not having any luck fishing, stick it out. You have to have patience when fishing. Stay at least 30 minutes in any area before giving up on it. There are many factors that can affect how good the fishing is in a particular area; this includes the time of day, the amount of movement, and much more so be patient.
When you go to a new area to fish, chat with the local fishermen in a bait shop. It’s nice to support the community by purchasing local fishing gear and fishing flies. The locals tend to be nicer to people who take an interest in their area. If you are lucky, they will give you some good advice and possibly invite you to go fishing with them.
Always bait your hook the right way to avoid losing bait. Live bait can be especially tricky to hook properly. A technique that is very effective is to lengthwise thread your hook through your worm. You will prevent the worm from slipping from the hook.
If you’re not trying to catch anything in particular when you go fishing, stick with the standard plastic worm. You can see plastic worms easily in the water–and so can the fish. They are very affordable and easy to find; luckily, they can also attract many different kinds of fish. You need not waste money by purchasing live bait.
If you’re making use of salted worms, their flavor needs to be revived after a few casts. This is doubly important when fishing in fast-moving or murky water. All you need to do to return the salt to the worm’s surface is to take it in your hand and quickly rub it.
It will be more than worth spending a few minutes learning how to fish when you see your family’s amazement as you show off your latest catch. The more you know and can accomplish, the greater your confidence will be. Use what you have learned, and go out and catch that fish!
by Sue Waters