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Top 7 Fishing Tips to Actually CATCH FISH

Top 7 Fishing Tips to Actually CATCH FISH

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While there are a lot of hobbies out there, fishing is a fairly easy and rewarding one to undertake. Fishing is an activity that can be enjoyed by people of any age. In order to become a really good fisherman, which means you actually want to CATCH SOME FISH, you need to know a few things, and have the proper equipment. You can get off to a great start by taking a look at the suggestions below.

1. Check the Weather

Remember to know what the weather will be prior to fishing to ensure your safety. Check your local weather app (I like WeatherBug), before and during fishing to stay alert to weather conditions. Some of the best fish are caught during the rain, but don’t fish when it is lightning!

2. Different Casts for Different Seasons

Cast Uphill in Spring Downhill in Fall

To figure out whether you need to fish downhill or uphill for different seasons, think of fish migration patterns. 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.

3. For Bass Fishing Use a Grub Lure

Bass love grubs! These small lures can hook you some big fish. While they are very popular for smallmouth bass, they can be equally effective for largemouth bass too. They are perfect for areas without much coverage, such as highland reservoirs.

4. Which Lure to Use When?

As you stock your tackle box/boat/truck for your fishing trip, be sure to include all necessary tools, supplies, gear, drinks, and, maybe, a first aid kit. As for bait, the decision between live bait and lures really depends on what type of fish you are going for. Worms and minnows work well in freshwater for various species of fish.  Shrimp, crabs and mullet work work in saltwater ways. As well, you will want to learn the types of lures that works best in every fishing situation.

Click the picture to read the full article on which lure to use in sun, rain, clear to murky water.

Focus on the bait’s color instead of the water’s color. You need to pick a color bait that fish will be able to see. If the water is murky, make sure the colors are bright and easily visible. Clear water requires darker colored lures that do not mesh with the surroundings.

5. Where’s the Fish?

If you’d like to find the ideal spot for boat fishing, try using a fish finder. A fish finder can help you find fish as it uses sonar to find the fish. Nonetheless, there are fisherman who would rather not make use of a fish finder. These fisherman believe fishing is a real sport where there should be no unfair advantages. I’m not against either way, I just want to catch fish and have fun!

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6. If you are that into it… Woo woo Moon Phases

If your goal is to catch a lot of fish, then it’s important that you educate yourself about moon phases, and how they effect the behavior of fish. Fish are most active the night of the full moon, and will be easier to catch. Be aware that this will make you more visible.

7. JUST RELAX AND FISH… and maybe drink a beer

So you can see that becoming a good fisherman is really quite simple. If you put what you’ve learned in this article into practice, your fishing skill (actually catching fish that is), will increase by leaps and bounds. So take some time to relax, and start fishing with your father/mother/child/wife/husband/sister/brother/grandparent/friend. The time spent together will create a special bond that will last throughout the years.

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