Have you turned down many fishing trips because you were intimidated by the activity? Increase your fishing comfort level with the sound advice below and find out what a truly relaxing and pleasurable experience fishing can be.
Caution should be exercised when drinking while fishing! While many people feel that fishing is the perfect sport for a beer or other alcoholic beverages, care must be taken, especially when fishing from a boat. Additionally, alcohol is a quick route to stupid, but serious mistakes, such as a hook in someone’s eye, or the loss of the day’s catch.
It is important to remember not to count your fish before they are caught. This means that even if you feel a big pull on your rod, don’t get too excited until the fish is completely pulled in. There are still several things that could go wrong, so you don’t want to end up disappointed.
Be prepared before you head out to fish. Plan to be in the water for a few hours and bring the necessary tools with you. This can include a lunch, some sunscreen, a few drinks, extra fishing line and hooks, and the tools you need to make simple repairs to your rod and reel. If you don’t do this, you might find that you have to leave your favorite spot before you have a chance to catch even one fish.
Consider the color of the water, as well as the light quality, when choosing your bass bait. Believe it or not, in murky waters or on overcast days many fish respond better to more natural-looking dark lures than to their flashy alternatives. On the other hand, clear waters and bright days are perfect for red, white and yellow lures.
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.
Be careful of fires if you’re going to fish on the bank. Some people smoke as they fish, which is why you must be careful that the hot ashes do not create a fire. Even though the bank is wet, there can be some dry areas that can catch on fire very quickly.
When you are out fishing, it is imperative that you have the right kind of gear for the job. The decision between live bait and lures really depends on what type of fish you are going for. You need to learn the types of lures that works best in every fishing situation.
Fish are always going to be around regardless of what time of day it is, but there are a couple of times of the day that they are more active. Early in the morning and in the middle of the evening are the best times to catch fish because these are their best feeding times.
Remember that fishing is meant to be a way to relax, see nature, and enjoy a beautiful day. If you are feeling yourself becoming stressed, you are probably putting too much emphasis on the act of catching the fish and not enough on just enjoying the day and being outside.
Now you know the many things are involved with fishing, from the kind of fish you want and where to find them, to the skill and equipment you need. Many people love to fish because it’s both simple and complex. What you’ve read here can help you to conquer the fish in the water, and bring a few home for dinner.