Practically everyone remembers their first fishing conquest! Maybe your dad or granddad took you up to the lake, or maybe you went with a group of friends. Fishing is a pleasurable pastime that can be enjoyed by all, and the information here will show you how to achieve success when you fish.
Don’t select fancy gear if you’re a novice. Equipment that costs a lot doesn’t have to be necessary and doesn’t make fishing easier. It also doesn’t guarantee more catches. Choose gear that is in line with your budget, and you will be happier when you use it.
Sunscreen should be on the list of items you bring with you when fishing, regardless of temperature. Sunburn can quickly occur due to the reflection of the sun’s harmful rays off of the surface of the water.
Respect the native wildlife. Whether you are fishing, hunting, or hiking, leave the environment as you found it. Remember that you need to treat the environment well since fish, animals and other humans live here too. Try to make as little impact on the land as possible while you are fishing.
It is critical that you know what kind of fish you want to catch, as well as the bait that will attract them. For example, catfish go for raw chicken liver, whereas bream fish like certain insects, like crickets. Most likely you will not be very successful if the bait you use is the wrong kind for attracting the fish you want to catch.
A quality rod goes a long way towards improving your fishing experience. The higher quality you buy, the better durability you get; the same can be said about lower quality as the lower quality you buy, the lower durability you get. Purchasing good quality equipment will save you money in the long run, because you will not need to keep replacing poor-quality rods.
Some fish, such as walleye, prefer some types of live bait over others. Increase your chances of catching a lot of fish by bringing a few dozen leeches as backup bait. Add an inch or so of water to the bottom of a ventilated container; this will ensure that the leeches are kept alive overnight.
Fish that you do catch really should not be wasted. If you are only going to throw fish out, rather than eat them, that’s wasteful. If you’ve fished up too many fish to eat for yourself, throw some of them back or give them to friends.
Stay calm if you are lucky enough to hook a big one. A large fish will likely put up a fight, so do not reel it in too quickly or you risk breaking your rod. You should set your drag and wait for the fish to get tired before you can gently reel it in.
Remove your line from the water while your partner is reeling in a fish, and have them do the same for you. This will ensure that your lines don’t cross, and you will be able to help your friend pull in the line.
Take the tips that you have just learned, and share this knowledge with your loved ones. They may be shocked at all that you know and appreciate the fact you would like to assist them in becoming better fishermen. This will help you bond with others in your social circle and create shared memories that will last a lifetime.