Fishing is a great sport that is loved by many people. However, fishing and catching fish are two entirely different things. If you’re new to fishing or need a bit of help landing that fish, then check out the tips below that most old pros will never tell you. These tips will work for almost any fish in saltwater or fresh water.
Understand What your Fish Wants
Fish don’t hang out with other fish simply because they are social creatures. They do so for protection, food, or spawning. It’s important to understand what type of fish you’re going for to understand better at what it wants. There isn’t much you can do for spawning or protection but you can offer them some food as bait. This bait needs to be what the fish normally eats. It should move and behave just as if it was natural in the water. If you’re bait should move quickly and dart about then that’s how you should use it. Most fish will attack slower moving bait since they don’t want to expend energy in getting food. It does have to look enticing to them however.
Use only the Size Equipment That You Need
Most new anglers have a problem judging the size of reel, rod, and line to use. For best results use the smallest line possible that will handle the weight of your target fish. Remember fish do have eyes and they can see that 250 lb test line in the water. And unless your target fish weighs close to that it’s simply overkill that will scare off potential bites.
Think Like a Fish to Catch a Fish
Sometimes to better understand how to fish we need to think like a fish. Remember, fish are only interested in staying safe and comfortable, eating, and spawning. One hot Summer days they act like any other animal would and that would be to get in the shade. Try to find spots that are shaded on hot days since the fish will likely congregate there.
Continually Change Baits to See What Works Best
Fishing has more to do with trial and error than most people realize. If your lure isn’t attracting bites then you need to change your bait. Continually changing your bait can help you find that perfect lure that fish love. Most old pros remember their trial and error days is why they seem to always pick the right lure.