Fishing has been around for thousands of years. Fishing has a long list of appealing traits that bring joy to many; many fishermen agree the worst day of fishing is better than a great day spent working. Part of the fun of fishing is enjoying the experience and serenity of outdoor relaxation. Another enjoyable aspect is learning new techniques and tips to enhance your fishing experience. Read on for some useful tips that can help you derive even more enjoyment from your time fishing.
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.
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.
When fishing at night, consider using lighted bobbers. Lighted bobbers have a tiny bulb inside of it to help you determine when fish are biting. When a fish nibbles at the bait the bobber dances up and down upon the water alerting the fisherman to a bite.
Pay attention to your knots. The knots in the fishing line are what hold your hooks to your line. It doesn’t matter how many fish you catch if the hooks come free from the line under pressure. Practice knots with thread or other material at home before you take to the waterways.
When fishing in colder months and especially when ice fishing, wear plenty of layers, and bring spare clothing. You can always remove extra layers, but you can’t put on clothes you didn’t bring. Fishing is often a wet business, and in the cold, wet clothing can be a killer. Swap out wet clothes for dry when you can.
Pay attention to how the wind affects conditions while fishing. If it is windy, fish will more than likely follow the current and end up on one side of the lake. As a general rule, you should always cast into the wind. If there is a very strong wind, fish may remain on the bottom when you can’t reach.
Pay attention to the weather. Wait a few days after a storm or a cold front. If the water is cold, fishes will stay at the bottom and not look for food. Usually, the water starts warming up again two days after a cold front has passed through an area.
In Spring, during the early morning hours fish do not bite. At this time the water is too cold and the sun does not heat it up because the sun is low, the rays simply bounce off of the water. Fish will be biting soon, though. After thaw, wait about a week until the water turns over and the temperature gets up to 39.2 degrees.
Fishing is a hobby that has attracted interest for thousands of years. Whether you catch fish just to throw them back or for your dinner table, all fishermen can find room for improvement. The advice above will help you improve.