Does the idea of a nice outdoor hobby sound appealing to you? A fun, relaxing sport may be just what you need. It turns out that fishing is the best sport for both men and women. For more insight into the art and science of cashing fish, keep reading.
You should wear sunscreen every time you go fishing, even when the day is not very warm outside. Sunlight can burn your skin no matter what the temperature is, and while you fish you will be exposed to bright reflections off the water's surface.
Remember that your hook should be sharp when you're casting a line. If it could scratch your fingernail lightly then it's good enough for you to use. If it doesn't. try sharpening or replacing it prior to catching fish.
Whenever fishing on a river or lake, casting towards the shore is often a great way to catch fish. Fish that collect insects will coalesce in these areas, so cast your line near there. The number of weeds along the shore make snagging your line more likely, so be careful.
Fishing where there are many plants or weeds can cause great frustration. Keep in mind, that although your line may snag, the fish are quite happy feeding on the bugs near the plants and may provide you with a bigger catch.
Wet the line prior to tying a knot. This will reduce friction when you tie and make the knot stronger. Think about making a double fisherman's knot or a clinch knot.
Always bring along motion sickness medication when heading out fishing on the open ocean. It is truly no fun to be out on the open water with no escape for hours and an upset stomach. If you tend to get seasick, take along your medicine so your feeling of nausea will not spoil your fishing trip.
Make sure you are taking time to watch the birds when you are fishing. If you go to the spots the birds are diving towards, you are likely to find a lot of fish. Diving birds usually mean that they have found their favorite meal. Closely watch their behavior and they might enable you to experience a good fishing day.
The weather can greatly impact the fun and productivity of a fishing trip. Make sure to look at a forecast before you head out. Check both a week before and the day before you plan to go fishing. You shouldn't hesitate to reschedule a fishing excursion if the weather doesn't permit it.
Don't freak out if you catch a large fish. If you attempt to reel it in, expect the rod to snap. First you need to set the drag, then patiently wait for fatigue to set in on the fish, after that you slowly reel the fish in.
The information above demonstrates that fishing can be perfect for almost anyone. From basic equipment to advanced electronic toys, fishing has a product for anybody. By implementing these tips, you will learn more about fishing and you may even make a “newsworthy” catch!
The day before you go fishing, fatten up your live bait so that it looks better to the fish and does not take as much time to get on the hook. Just place some worms in a newspaper lined box and place it in the fridge overnight. The humidity and cooler temperature will fatten them up.