When you go out fishing, your first goal is always to catch a fish. As you stare out at that water, you are always waiting for a fish to bite that hook. Being open to new ways of catching fish is always a good thing, and if you are willing to learn, here are some surprising ways to catch more fish.
Caution should be exercised when drinking while fishing! While many people feel that fishing is the perfect sport for a beer or other alcoholic beverages, care must be taken, especially when fishing from a boat. Additionally, alcohol is a quick route to stupid, but serious mistakes, such as a hook in someone’s eye, or the loss of the day’s catch.
Always take along sunscreen when you go on a fishing excursion, even if it feels cold 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.
You should know the weight capacity of your boat before you make the trip to your fishing spot. Tipping the boat in the middle of the lake and losing everything you have would be a disaster, potentially even fatal. Make sure the boat is comfortably below weight capacity.
Be sure to understand the habits and customs of the fish you are trying to catch. If you are fishing for a night creature at noon, then you are unlikely to have much success. This is also true of the types of bait you are using in order for your catch.
If you find yourself losing fish from a favorite lure repeatedly, perhaps your hooks aren’t sharp enough. People will often forget that over time fish hooks can become dull or twisted and impact any success while fishing. Switching out hooks is an easy way to ensure your lures set quickly and cleanly.
Serious fishermen should always pack a scale. If you have your scale with you, you can show off the big catch whenever you make it. This is especially important if you throw the fish back in the water after catching them.
Catching fish is always the goal of any fisherman. Sitting and waiting for that fish means that you have a lot of time to think up new techniques for catching them. Use the tips from this article to give you new ideas and new methods for making the fish bite.