Do you have a desire to learn how to fish, but no one in your social circle has shown you? Well, now is your chance! Start by reading this article for some simple, yet effective fishing tips.
In order to catch the maximum amount of fish, be sure that the hook is always sharp. If not, the fish won’t be attracted to your bait and you won’t be able to catch anything. Sharpen your hook prior to the day you intend to fish so you don’t have to mess with it on the big day.
If you plan on using a boat to fish, be sure to keep the floor as dry as possible. You certainly don’t want to fall and possibly injure yourself. Use a towel or mop to make the floor as dry as possible before each trip.
Keep on eye on nearby birds as you fish. If the birds are diving in a particular location, there is a good chance that there are fish located there. Out of anything in the water, birds like to eat fish the most. By monitoring their behavior, your fishing adventure will be a successful one.
Make time to check your fishing line on a regular basis to make sure that it has not frayed, knotted or kinked. If it is then cut away the offending piece and then re-knot it onto the lure. You do not want to be reeling in a fish only to have the line snap.
To improve your success while fishing, avoid “hot spots” or busy fishing locales. You are more likely to catch fish in waters that haven’t been stirred up by other boats. If you must fish near others, use a different type or different color of bait to make your offer more appealing.
If you are fishing on a river, you must understand that there is going to be a current that you must follow. Rivers are broken down into several pockets of fish, where you should position yourself to catch the highest volume. Positioning your boat in an area that is calm will help maximize your results.
When fishing in colder months and especially when ice fishing, wear plenty of layers, and bring spare clothing. You can always remove extra layers, but you can’t put on clothes you didn’t bring. Fishing is often a wet business, and in the cold, wet clothing can be a killer. Swap out wet clothes for dry when you can.
Look at the wind when you decide you want to fish. If it’s windy out, fish will most likely go with the current which usually puts them at one particular area in the lake. Cast against the wind so that your line will follow the current. If there is too gusty of a wind though, the fish will more than likely stay too low in the water to where you aren’t able to reach them.
So you have decided you want to take up fishing as a hobby. When you are just starting with fishing, you should keep your equipment pretty simple. It depends on what you are type of fish you are fishing for when it comes to equipment. Most beginners start with lightweight tackle. The essential beginner’s equipment should include a rod and reel, 12 lb. test line, small and medium sized hooks (for live bait fishing), a couple of bobbers, a few artificial lures, some sinkers, a pair of pliers, a net, and a pocket knife. Don’t forget to check your state’s laws to see if you need a fishing license for the body of water where you plan on fishing.
Learning how to fish does not have to be stressful. So many people love fishing because it’s enjoyable and easy to get into. This is why a lot of people enjoy fishing because it helps them relax, but hey, go out there and learn that for yourself.