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18 Awesome Fishing Strategies To Try Out

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18 Awesome Fishing Strategies To Try Out
Fishing is one of the most practical hobbies anyone can learn. If you learn how to fish, then you learn what it takes to actually fend for yourself. Go ahead and read through this article and see just how fun and easy fishing can be. You'll be sure to enjoy the tips that you read here.

1. If you use Shad as bait for bottom-feeding fish, cut the tails off before putting the fish on your hook. While your bait travels to the bottom, this technique will prevent it from spinning on your line, and prevent tangles. In addition to this, the scent from the cut tail releases a scent that will draw fish to the bait.

2. Do not ever forget to wear a life jacket when you are fishing. Make sure that it is securely fastened. You also want to make sure that the one you have is the right size. This is very important, because if it is too large it can slip over your head if you fall into the water.

3. Bass fishing is a good place to start for a novice. Compared with other fish, bass are less crafty and tend to be easier to catch. Even fishing experts enjoy the fight a bass can offer, and many continue to fish for them just for the sport and excitement.

4. Observe the birds while you fish. If you discover that birds are diving near a certain location, it is a good indicator that there are many fish at that spot. Fish is a bird's favorite water-borne food, and when it dives it is looking for a meal. By monitoring their behavior, your fishing adventure will be a successful one.

5. If you have your eye on a large fish, it is recommended that you use a larger lure or bait. It may cost you more to purchase large bait, but the payoff will be a large catch! This makes a lot of sense because bigger fish would normally eat larger things in the water, making them interested in bigger baits.

6. A sharp knife should be kept in the tackle box. This tool is important and without it, serious issues could arise. It should be sharp, have a rust-proof blade and of high quality.

7. If you plan on releasing fish as you catch them, be sure you wet your hands before letting them back in the water. It will make it easier for you to unhook the fish and will make its transition back to its natural habitat less strenuous. Just a splash of water is all you need.

8. 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.

9. Anyone fishing should use quality fishing equipment. Fishing rods and reels come in all shapes and sizes and at all different price ranges. While you don't need to break the bank when purchasing a rod and reel, you do want to make sure that it will get the job done.

10. If you are fishing in a new area, pick up a reference guide. A reference guide can teach you a lot about the local waters, fish that can be found there, and favored forms of bait. This can help you to fish in the best spots and catch more with the bait that you choose.

11. Always make sure you are properly licensed to fish in the state and the waters that you are fishing in. In the U.S., fishing licenses are issued by state and have various durations.

12. Be mindful of the colors of your lures with relation to the water color. You want to use bait that these fish are going to see. In murky water, be sure to use bright, easily visible colors. When the water is clear though, you want to use darker colors that don't blend with the surroundings.

13. Knowing where to fish is very important if you want to successfully catch a lot of fish. There are certain times of the day and certain spots which are preferable to catching fish. If you aren't in the right spot, you could be waiting endlessly for hours and not catch a single fish.

14. If you are salt water fishing, make sure that your fishing line can handle a higher pound testing weight. The testing weight helps to determine the load that the line can handle. In salt water, your fish will be larger than they are in fresh water and therefore, a higher pound testing weight is necessary.

15. In fly fishing, the cast is the most important part. Practice your casting well before leaving on your fishing trip. If the weather isn't right to go fishing, then take that time to get in some casting practice. If you manage to hook something in the process, you know that all your practicing is worthwhile.

16. While you are being patient, it is also important to remain calm and rather quiet when fishing. Being loud will not only annoy other fishermen around you, but it will also not help you in your efforts either. Just like you're supposed to let the lure hit the water with the least amount of noise, so should you make the least amount of noise when fishing.

17. If you choose to release a fish back into the water after catching it, you should consider using single hooks without barbs. The use of these types of hooks will ensure the hook can be safely removed from the fish.

18. So are you ready to go fishing? You should now feel like you can catch lunch or dinner for yourself, now that you understand what fishing is all about. When it comes to fishing, there is something unique about it, as well as, how practical it is that it can be both a hobby and a way of making a fine meal.

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  • JRichard Hogate
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