Fishing with your little ones can create some wonderful lasting memories; however, not so much if you come home empty handed. If you want to catch some fish for the whole family to enjoy then you’re in the right place to learn. Keep on reading so that you can start reeling in those fish to cook for tasty meals for the whole family.
Nothing is more important than fishing with a sharp hook. The hook ensures your catch stays on the reel when you pull it in. Check your hooks’ sharpness regularly. Sharpen or replace them prior to a fishing trip before they become dull.
Fishing should always be undertaken with a group of people who understand the importance of quiet. Unlike many other sports, fishing requires long periods of time with no sound at all and very little movement. This helps to lure the fish closer to your spot without scaring them off.
Leave a caught fish in the water as long as possible. If you have caught a fish but are not yet finished fishing for the day, then it is important to leave him in the water. You can tie him to your boat and trawl him behind you until you finish for the day. This helps to keep the fish fresh longer for later on.
If you have always fished from the shore, there are many things you need to understand before you undertake boat fishing. The differences are very large and there are many more safety issues at play when you begin to fish from the prow of a smaller boat in the middle of the water.
Bring a camera along to take pictures of any fish you might catch that are worthy of showing off, but that you’d prefer to return to the water. This guarantees that you get your keepsake and the fish lives on.
Consider the color of the water, as well as the light quality, when choosing your bass bait. Believe it or not, in murky waters or on overcast days many fish respond better to more natural-looking dark lures than to their flashy alternatives. On the other hand, clear waters and bright days are perfect for red, white and yellow lures.
If you are going to be using live bait to go fishing, be sure your bait is not kept in the sun for too long. Most fish prefer bait that is cooler, rather than warmer. Have the bait kept in an insulated container until you are ready to use it.
When you go fishing, make sure you buy quality rods. Rods of lower quality may snap under pressure, and they are not tested as strenuously as those of higher quality. A low-quality rod offers you only a deceptive savings. You will have to replace it many times over the same period that a single well-crafted rod will last.
Nothing beats the sight of the big wide eyes on a child who has just seen his or her dad or granddad catch a great big fish. You will be more capable of producing great during memories as you become more proficient at fishing.