When you go out fishing, your first goal is always to catch a fish. As you stare out at that water, you are always waiting for a fish to bite that hook. Being open to new ways of catching fish is always a good thing, and if you are willing to learn, here are some surprising ways to catch more fish.
When wading, use extreme caution. When wading through a river and fishing, walk carefully. Too much noise will scare fish away. Take your time and be sure you don’t disturb the riverbed.
Nothing is more important than fishing with a sharp hook. The hook is designed to keep your fish hooked while you try to catch and reel it in. Check to see that you have sharp hooks before every fishing trip, and replace those that have become dull and worn.
You should use sinkers if you fish during winter months. Sinkers will weigh down the line and allow bait to go deeper, hitting the warm waters where fish hide during the winter. The amount and size of the sinkers that are placed on the line is dependent upon the water’s depth.
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.
When using live bait to fish with, be sure that you bring a variety of bait. Certain fish prefer one kind of bait, while another fish may prefer another. You may want to visit a bait shop that offers a number of different bait prior to going on your fishing adventure.
Using larger bait can help you catch larger fish. Larger bait is more expensive when you buy it, but it also might guarantee an equally sized catch. The bigger the fish is, the bigger the food they’re going to want to eat.
When you are using grubs and are using a heavy line to fish with, make sure your grub has a sharp and strong hook. Stay away from hooks made with fine wire because bass can easily straighten these hooks. You can use thin wire hooks when fishing with light line because they are better suited for softer hook sets.
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.
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.
When going fishing, you want it to be cloudy. A cloudy sky means darker water; it is difficult for fish to see food. So fish are going to be looking for food as they can’t see any except for what is up top. It will always be best if you choose a time when the waters are generally warm, so fish will feel more free to move about in the water.
Never throw anything into the water, and this is especially true of old fishing line. While all litter will hurt the ecosytem, fishing line is especially detrimental. It can tangle up your fellow fisherman, but even worse is that it can tangle or kill the fish or even other wildlife like birds.
Catching fish is always the goal of any fisherman. Sitting and waiting for that fish means that you have a lot of time to think up new techniques for catching them. Use the tips from this article to give you new ideas and new methods for making the fish bite.