When it comes to fishing, people spend large amounts of money on videos and seminars to learn the best techniques. If you just want some good advice on fishing, the following article will teach you ways to get more from your fishing trips without having to spend a fortune.
Don’t blind the fish! While shiny lures are often very effective at attracting specific species, the reflection of the sun can blind a fish and send it swimming away. Matte lures can be equally as effective while they won’t scare off as many fish as a metallic lure would, so consider using both when you fish.
Fishing should always be undertaken with a group of people who understand the importance of quiet. Unlike many other sports, fishing requires long periods of time with no sound at all and very little movement. This helps to lure the fish closer to your spot without scaring them off.
Try fly fishing out! There are numerous reasons to try fly fishing; however, you should understand that it is much different from most other types of fishing. You will have to buy different equipment and clothing if you want to be a fly fisher.
If your favorite lure is letting too many fish get by you, consider checking your hooks. Often, fishermen forget that hooks can become blunt or twisted, which makes catching new fish a challenge. So, if you are attracting fish with your lure, but are often losing them, try sharpening your hooks or replacing them.
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.
Keep a knife that is sharp in your tackle box. This is an important tool to carry with you. Be certain to have a fishing knife that is sharp, of good quality and that will not rust.
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.
Give other anglers their space. If you spot another angler catching many fish you might be tempted to fish close to them. Don’t do this. Not only are you invading their space, but you could be risking your safety. If they make an error with their cast or if the wind catches it, the hook could go into you.
When fishing, it is very important to keep noise to a minimum. Believe it or not, fish are extremely sensitive to noise. If you are sitting on the side of a lake or pond fishing, keep your voice level low and do not have a radio beside you blaring music or the ballgame. If you are fishing from a boat, refrain from banging around inside of your boat and from tossing your anchor noisily overboard.
Noon is often the best time to have a break during fishing. Fish are highly cautious during this period of time, and thus more unlikely to go for your bait, given the sun’s high angle. Have yourself a nice. leisurely lunch and pick up your fishing rod again when the light fades a bit.
Before you start fishing, you need to survey your surroundings and make sure that all other people are not in harm’s way. If you do not do that, then there is a chance that you can snag someone with your hook and hurt them pretty badly. Safety should always be your number one concern.
Some fishermen do not know that the larger the number of the hook is, the smaller the hook size. This is helpful prior to your fishing expedition when buying your tackle. You have to consider the right size hook for the fish you intend to catch. If the hook is too big, you might miss out on a great catch, if it is too small, your fish might get off the hook easily.
Although fishing is a popular way to get away from it all, never fish alone. If there’s an accident or your boat breaks, you don’t want to be isolated with no one to help.
Location is everything when you are fishing. Make sure you know when you are fishing somewhere that not only are there fish there, but that you are ready with the right techniques, and equipment for that specific location. Veteran fishermen are good people to talk to as well for finding great locations to go fishing.
The ultimate goal of fishing is catching a fish. As you get better, you will reach your goals much sooner. You have now gained some valuable insights that will make you a better fisherman. The more you fish, the better you get at it.