The sound of water, the waves hitting your boat, as well as the frogs can be relaxing to hear. However, the frustrated sounds of a fisher who wasn’t able to catch anything today are far from relaxing. Continue reading and learn a few tips that can help you to bring home more fish and avoid making those disappointing sounds.
If you find that you are losing too many fish from a favorite lure, be sure you check your hooks. Dull or bent hooks can make it difficult to catch fish. Change your hooks often so that your lures catch fish without hassle.
Fishermen should carry a digital scale with them on their adventures. This helps you to determine which catches are worth keeping, as well as to record your own personal bests.
Bring a camera if you wish to return a fish but want to show others what you have caught. This can make a great souvenir too. This way you can spare the life of a fish you are not interested in consuming and have your memento of it as well.
Lighter colored grubs are the bait of choice for many bass fishermen. Gray, chartreuse, white or yellow grubs are especially effective. Translucent grubs are great because they reflect light and attract fish. If you’re having issues catching fish, try using a grub that is the same color as the water.
Take care to not cause a fire when fishing on shore. There are a lot of people who smoke when they’re fishing. If you are one of those people, make sure that your embers or tossed cigar or cigarette don’t start a fire. Although the bank may be wet, the surrounding foliage may be dry.
Whenever you fish, you need to have the proper gear. The type of bait or lures depends on the kind of fishing you will be doing. You have got to figure out which kind of lure is best for various fishing scenarios.
You don’t want your fishing trip to be memorable because you spent the day freezing in the pouring rain. Do not go fishing until you check what the weather will be like. Looking at it about a week in ahead of time and the day before is good. If it seems like the weather is going to be really bad, re-schedule your fishing trip.
Don’t fight with the fish you’re catching if you want to release them later. In many cases, the fight injures or exhausts the fish. If the fish can’t be reeled in easily, just let it go rather than fighting it.
When the big fish that you have caught is struggling to get freed, stay calm. Don’t reel in the fish while it’s swimming away. You want to try and let your rod’s drag do all of the work for you. One you have set the hook, you must set your drag. Keep your rod at around a 45-degree angle to the water and keep it aimed at the fish.
Its a great feeling to see the reaction of loved ones when they notice your catch for the day. All that you have read here will boost your confidence, helping you get better at fishing, so apply what you know now, and go catch something!