Catching fish is a must if you’re fishing with partners and want to come out on top. No one wants to see their buddy catch a 10 pound trout, when they come up with nothing! This article will give you all the advice you need to catch the biggest, best fish your friends have ever seen!
You should give fly fishing a try! Fly fishing is a great activity that has a unique style and is different than any other kind of fishing. You should get the proper equipment if you are going to try fly fishing, including fly fishing rods, lures and different gear since you have to stand in water.
Before you leave to go fishing, always remember to check the weather report to make sure you are going to be safe. Better yet, take a weather radio with you so you can be warned if any severe weather pops up.
When you first start fishing, it’s important to know where to start fishing. You should start out in the shallows and then ease your way into deeper waters. Try starting in a small pond versus a large lake. You can start catching smaller fish to start with. This will help you work your way up to the bigger fish.
Before you buy your hooks and bait, think about what size of fish you’re planning on catching. The bigger the fish, the bigger hooks and bait you’ll need, but big bait will be wasted on smaller fish. You’ll also want the size of the weights and bobbers you purchase to be in line with what you’re hoping to catch.
Having a sharp knife is key when it comes to fishing, so be sure to pack one with you. This is a critical tool that you must not forget. Remember to have a fishing knife that is of high quality, sharp and rust resistant.
Sun block is one of the most important products to apply before you go into the water. When fishing, the sun will constantly beam on your skin, producing harmful rays that can cause redness and burns. Always apply a layer of sun block before your trip and halfway during your trip for maximum safety.
Clouds can be useful too. When it is cloudy, water becomes dark, and fish will search for food, though they are unable to see. They will likely be happy to grab the first bit of food that comes their way. Remember, however, fish become lethargic and not as ready to eat if the water is too cool.
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.
To catch the big fish lurking in the milfoil, use a lure that works around it instead of through it. Lures that snag milfoil will be less palatable to fish. Instead of using a sinker, go with a lighter, floating lure that you can skim along the top of the weeds to lure fish out.
Be sure to watch the fish’s movements closely when reeling it in. Once you note that the jumps are less frequent, this is a sign that the fish is tired, and once it rolls on its side, it’s ready to be caught. This is a tell-tale sign that it is time to begin reeling the fish in. It means it is exhausted. Don’t start pulling the line before it rolls to its side.
As a general rule, the best times to fish, particularly in a freshwater setting, is to fish either early in the morning, or at dusk. Fish tend to become less active in the middle of the day as the heat and bright sun can make them more lethargic and less likely to bite.
When you go fly fishing, until you hook a fish, most of your efforts are spent in repeatedly casting your line. Having a great casting technique will ensure that you catch some fish. If you’re having a bad day or there aren’t a lot of fish out, practice casting. If you manage to catch fish under less than ideal conditions, you’ll know that all your practice is worth it.
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.
Sure, competition can make or break friendships, but if you’re the one coming out on top, it won’t be you who’s crying! The best part is that, now that you know how to catch the best fish, you’ll be able to go back with your friends and share it amongst each other as a show of good will. Tasty, tasty good will.