The sounds of waves lapping against you boat, loons on the lake and frogs among the reeds are a great source of relaxation. However, the grumble of disappointment that accompanies not catching any fish is not. We’ve provided you with many tips here to help you better your technique and catch a lot of fish.
A fisherman should wear clothing that is similar to his surroundings. Although fish can not see well, they can see colors, and you can easily scare them if you are wearing bright clothing. Stick to earth tones.
Be sure to wade carefully through water. Always be careful and slow when wading in a river. Noise scares fish, causing them to disperse. Don’t disturb anything and don’t hurry.
Be aware of weather conditions at the location you plan to fish, both current conditions as well as the daily and hourly forecasts. You might not want to go out onto the water if there is a thunderstorm brewing. In order to have the best fishing experience possible, view the weather forecast.
Setting the hook properly is something everyone should learn. It is important to set the hook quickly and with some force, especially when fishing with lures. You do not want to lose a fish after catching a bite because your hook wasn’t set well.
Remember fish migration patterns to know if you should fish downhill or uphill. For example, in the spring you should cast uphill to get ahead of the fish. Fishing downhill works best in the fall when fish are returning.
When fishing for bass, many people prefer to use grubs that have a lighter color. Grubs in white, smoke-colored, chartreuse and yellow are very effective. Translucent grubs, which contain metal flecks, reflect light and increase your chances of success. When nothing seems to be attracted to your bait, select grubs that match the color of the waters in which you are fishing.
Fishing where there are many plants or weeds can cause great frustration. While it may be uncomfortable to fish in weedy areas, fish often times feed in areas of high vegetation and these areas make fantastic fishing spots.
Don’t skimp on quality when buying a fishing rod. Rods of lower quality are more susceptible to breaking. You actually save money buying a quality rod as it lasts much longer than an inferior rod.