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Top 5 tips when you start fishing

by Kristian Roybe 31 Oct 14:52 UTC
Top 5 tips when you start fishing © Kristian Roybe

Fishing might seem challenging to beginners, but honestly, it is fun. All you need is a little bit of practice and lots of patience. Freshwater fishing is truly one of the best activities for picnics with friends or family.

However, there are a few tips that you need to follow while going fishing. So, are you ready to learn a few things to have a great fishing experience? Let's get started! These tips will help you enjoy your fishing to the fullest.

1. Get the Basic Research Done

Before you start fishing, it is essential to do some basic research about it. For instance, the type of fish is very common in the area you have chosen, the weather, etc. It is important to be prepared from your end.

You can watch videos and tutorials on casting your line, adding bait to your hook, etc. Having prior knowledge of this will help you in actually enjoying fishing. There are also various methods by which you can fish.

The research will help you find the one that is most comfortable for you. Also, you need to know about the water you are going to fish in. For instance, most beginners prefer freshwater fishing over saltwater fishing.

However, there are possibilities that you aren't close by to any freshwater body and, therefore, might opt for a saltwater body. The patterns of fishing differ slightly for saltwater fishing as compared to freshwater fishing.

2. Appropriate Fishing Gears

While you buy fishing equipment, ensure that you purchase the right size fishing gear. Most often, people tend to make an error while purchasing them. For instance, if you buy large-sized fishing gear for small-sized fish, it'll be of no help.

The choice of fishing gear entirely depends on the type of fish you are targeting. It is highly recommended to not opt for the one-size-fit for all rods as it might seem handy but is of no use. It'll be a waste of money and energy.

Talking to shop owners is very helpful as they know exactly what kind of equipment is best. Even the type of line you buy is essential. They are bound to break if left sitting for long. However, the local shop owners could guide you better on the best lines available.

There's loads of variety available in terms of fishing gears and so finding it complicated is understandable. However, with proper guidance, you will get to have the best fishing experience.

3. Fishing Lures

Fishing lures play a major role in fishing. The shape, size, and color of the lure determine whether you will have success in fishing or not. One of the best tips is to match your fishing lure color to the color of the water.

You never know what color lure will attract the fish better, but sticking to the watercolor is always the best option. If the waterbody you have chosen has green water, you must pick chartreuse or lime color lures.

White or pearl shades are the most common picks for clear water. In such a manner, you have a higher chance of catching more fish. The shape and size of the lure as well are very important. Currently, robotic fishing lures are highly used.

These lures automatically stimulate the patterns of a swimming fish, which attracts predators. They are designed in a manner that they swim, stop and move in various directions. With such movements, they help attract big fish.

Most large fishes can't resist the urge to strike this lure. If you are into new fishing techniques and ways, you should surely try the robotic fishing lure.

4. Best Time for Fishing

You cannot just go fishing at any time of the day. It is said that the best time to go fishing is at dawn or dusk. Fishes seem to bite better during these hours. During sunny weather, it is advisable to look for shady areas.

These areas have more fish as compared to others. Fishes tend to be more active during cool hours, just like any other living species. Therefore, you must ensure that you choose your time wisely.

If it's a family picnic, you can start early in the morning with fishing and then enjoy time together with other activities. On the other, if it's a friends-day out, you could start at mid-day and end the picnic with fishing.

It is essential to remember that fishing need not be a hobby or passion. Instead, fishing could be just a means of relaxing. It's more of giving time for yourself than wasting it on other activities and events.

5. Personal Safety and Patience

Two of the most important things to keep in mind while fishing: personal safety and patience. There are certain things that you need to keep in handy always. For instance, rain gear, first aid kits, life jackets, etc.

Even if you go fishing in shallow waters, please do not compromise with equipment related to your safety. fishing during sunny weather could harm your skin. Therefore sunscreen is a must-have.

Lastly, what you need is patience. Remember, fishing is a great way of teaching yourself to be patient. The people who need work done within minutes and get restless very easily, fishing can get challenging. However, it doesn't mean that it isn't possible at all.

If you wish to catch fish, you must wait until it attracts your lure and falls into your trap. It would help if you were ready to change hooks, lures, and fishing methods over and over again sometimes. At times, things don't seem to go as planned; therefore, make sure that you have that patience in store before you for it.

Final Thoughts

Always keep in mind that fishing is a slow and steady process. You only get better with time. It's completely alright if you find it difficult at the beginning. With time, you soon will be an expert in catching fish.

I hope these tips help you in your fishing journey. Do let me know which tip was the most helpful to you. Remember to enjoy the process and not simply follow the steps. Good luck!

Hope you have a great experience!

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