You’ve probably have wanted to fish at some point in your life but came to a major hurdle: you know absolutely nothing about it! That’s alright, most people don’t know anything about fishing, but that can be easily fixed. Read on if you want a bit more information about fishing.
Watch your manners. Although it isn’t directly related to fishing, it is a rule for all sportspersons of any type – avoid littering. Just as you enjoy being in the great outdoors, there are many other people who get away from stress by relaxing in a clean, natural outdoor environment. Remember this before throwing your can in the water.
Make sure that you dispose of all fishing line carefully after your trip is over. Never toss any of the used line into the water. Not only does this litter the community, but it can pose a serious health risk to any birds, fish or other creatures that live in the water.
You can make earthworms that you are going to use for live bait more attractive to fish by increasing their size the night prior to your fishing expedition. All you have to do is take a stack of worms and place them in a flat container lined with newspaper, then place the container in your fridge. Take them out of the container the following morning. Cooler temperatures combined with higher humidity helps fatten worms.
Any fisherman needs to know how to set a hook. Especially when using lures, it is important to have a proper and fast hook set. You wouldn’t want to be fishing all day and finally experience a bite, and then lose the fish due to the fact that you failed to set the hook properly.
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.
Don’t forget to bring your sunscreen when you go fishing. Protecting yourself from the sun is important, even on overcast days, or in the middle of winter. You should apply sunscreen 30 minutes before going outside. Take a break to re-apply your sunscreen every two hours. Pay particular attention to your face, and neck.
While many people catch plenty of fish using artificial bait, you may have better luck catching a fish with something that is alive. Worms have been long known to be a good natural bait choice, but other options are very effective such as small crabs, and live shrimp.
Be sure to use correct casting technique when you are fly fishing. You need to have approximately 20 feet of line out in front of you when you cast. Try to avoid jerky motions, and cast a straight line. Most importantly, try to relax so your tense muscles will not ruin your casting.
A fish finder can be of great help in finding the best spot to go fishing when you’re on a boat. A fish finder is an electronic device that utilizes sonar to detect the presence of fish. Some fisherman will prefer to use their own skills rather than equipment to locate fish. Most who prefer not to use a finder feel that the sport is diminished when commercial tools are used to gain an advantage.
So, now that you know more about fishing, your lack of fishing knowledge should be gone. Finally the major hurdle that has been holding you back from enjoying one of the world’s finest hobbies has been eliminated. All you have to do is get out there, get some supplies, and start fishing.