Most people who have tried the sport of fishing eventually fall in love with it. After all, there is nothing quite like spending a lazy afternoon on a lake, ocean, or the shore of the river while you try to land the big one.
Unfortunately, it can be quite frustrating to spend an entire day fishing without catching a fish or at least getting a nibble. Therefore, this article will provide fishermen with a few basic fishing techniques and tips so as to have a successful fishing adventure.
Most fishermen have a few secret fishing techniques up their sleeve and they do not like to share them with others. However, other fishermen appreciate the fact that fishing is a personal endeavor and they have no problem sharing their secrets and tips with other lovers of fishing.
This will be especially true when sharing their secrets with beginners. A beginner can easily become frustrated with fishing unless someone is there to help them improve.
If all of your fishing lures or bait are not having any success, try a grub. A grub is a subtle lure that moves slowly in the water. Fish do not need to swim too fast to catch it and a plastic grub can produce results for catching everything from saltwater species to lake or river fish.
Hit The Bottom
After you cast, carefully observe as your fishing line goes limp and sinks to the bottom. When the bait is on the bottom of a lake, river, or ocean bed, it then will be in the strike zone. Once it has reached the bottom, slowly reel the line back in as you gently shake the rod to mimic live bait.
Carry an assortment of Sharpie pens to customize your bait. For example, you can add a small red line on the gills of your bait to mimic bleeding. If you want to mimic something like a perch, simply paint the fins orange. You can also mimic shad by including a black dot directly behind the eye.
If you discover that the fish have suddenly stopped biting the bait, and you know that they are still around, change your retrieval speed and downgrade your bait. Slow down your presentation and switch from a large worm to a smaller worm. Sometimes you need to slow your presentation down to attract the bigger fish.
If you are fishing in an area that has a lot of heavy grass or weeds, dab a small amount of superglue on to your hook before sliding the worm up on it. This will help to keep the worm in its place so you don’t lose it. Professional fishermen always use this fishing technique to win fishing tournaments.
Make a practice cast with your lure and reel it in. As you reel it back in, watch how it reacts. It should come back in a straight line. If it veers to the right or to the left, you will need to fine tune your fishing rod eyelets with a pair of pliers.