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!
When fishing in rivers or lakes, the best place to fish is where the water switches from being shallower to getting really deep. The fish forage for food in these areas and they will be ready for you to scoop them up. Be careful if you are wading, though, as you could slip where the grade changes.
You should always wear sunscreen when fishing – even in cool weather. It is very easy to get a sunburn when you are near the water. This is because the sunbeams are reflected back up toward you.
Seek the best spot in which to fish, and then cast your line upstream from there. This drags the hook and bait right by the fish. When you have this natural motion going you help the fish become attracted to any bait you have. This useful technique works even better if the area happens to be underneath any type of obstruction.
When you are fishing, stay quiet. Fish are not attracted to loud noises. Yet, if you are silent and don’t make a sound you’ll have a much better chance at catching a fish.
Try and locate deep-water areas. If you are fishing on a river, try fishing in the the deepest parts of the water. In warm weather, you will find quite a few fish in deep water. Fish will also gather around rocks, ledges and debris. If you chance upon a perfect fishing spot, take note of its location for future visits.
It is generally a great idea for anyone who catches and releases to keep a disposable camera in their tackle box. These cameras are cheap and will allow you to take pictures of all your catches without worrying about losing expensive camera equipment. It is a great way to document your best catches.
Wet your hands before pulling a fish out of the water. If your hands are wet, the fish’s skin won’t get dehydrated. You don’t want to dry out a fish you plan to throw back.
If you are fishing in deep seas, stay attuned to signs of nearby fish. Maybe you might see wood or other debris floating in the water. Spots like this often contain many fish. Also, if you spot seagulls eating smaller fish, it is likely that there are some larger fish just under the surface of the water.
Pay attention to the weather. Wait a few days after a storm or a cold front. If the water is cold, fishes will stay at the bottom and not look for food. Usually, the water starts warming up again two days after a cold front has passed through an area.
When you are fly fishing, choose a line that is matched to your rod no matter what size fish you are after. If your line and rod are mismatched, you will not be able to improve your casting skill. Quite often, if you are having trouble casting, it is because your line is too light for the action of your rod.
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.