What do you love about fishing? You can probably come up with a list as long as your arm, but did you know you could find even greater love, just by knowing more about what it takes to be a great fisherman? Read on for some tips to help you do just that.
Fishermen should try to blend in with the environment when they fish. Fish aren’t colorblind. Bright colors can easily spook them. Be sure to wear earth tones.
Choose an inverse color for your bait from the color of the water. If the water is murky, try to use light colored bait so that it is visible to the fish. On the other hand, if the water is clear, make sure to use darker colored bait.
Cast upstream so that your bait can be gently carried into the area you wish to fish. Doing this will make your bait appear much more natural, which increases your odds of getting a fish to bite. Make sure your line has enough tension to keep it out of the water.
Most night fisherman use lighted bobbers. Lighted bobbers are bobbers that have a light inside to help fisherman tell when they have a bite. Once the fish begins to nibble on the bait, the bobber will vibrate and go under the waters surface letting the fisherman know there is a fish biting.
When fishing alone, be careful not to go into water that is too deep. This is especially true when fishing near large rivers as a sudden undercurrent could pull you under and drown you in even fairly shallow water. It is typically better to fish with at least one other friend.
Always know the weight capacity of your boat before heading out on the water. A swamped or tipped boat can be a catastrophe, especially if you are in deep water. Make sure to have a large margin with the weight capacity so you can remain safe.
In the winter, it is advised to make use of sinkers when you’re fishing. Sinkers apply weight to the line and lower the bait to deeper, warmer waters that are filled with fish. You can use as few or as many sinkers on your line as needed to reach the appropriate depth for your water.
Don’t just tie your hook to your line haphazardly; utilize the improved clinch knot. Just put the tip of the line through the end of your hook, and then turn the line five times prior to passing the end right through the eye. The end must then be pulled through the loop tightly to complete the knot.
For beginners who want to try something else besides earthworms, spinnerbait is the way to go. These lures work especially well when you are fishing in shade, in cover or in the shallow, murky water off of a dock. The best fish to catch with a spinnerbait is bass, but crappie can fall for it as well.
While fishing is an amazing hobby, it can be made even better by finding success more often. What we’ve written here provides you with all you need to know to better your technique and improve your skills, leading to more catches, larger catches and an overall, great time on the lake.