Do you love fishing? Yet you don’t have any experience to go for fishing!! No worries!! Fishing is not a rocket science!! You can do it if you have the courage, stamina, patience, and the right gear. Follow these marvelous tips that will energize you and make you motivated to enjoy the fishing course with lots of fish and fun!!
Tips-1: Learn the Basics and Practice Casting
For having a great fishing experience, the first and foremost thing to learn perfectly is the basics of casting baits or lures. If you can accurately cast the bait, you job is half done!! In most cases, beginners miss the opportunity of catching fish for poor casting which may sometimes lead to lose of lures.
Learn the difference between snag and bite with patience. Without learning this difference, you would jerk the rod and move the bait from the strike zone. Learn to hold the rod steadily with a bit tension so that you can realize the pulsation.
Keep in mind the fact that great fishing rod and line are not the only things to have a captivating fishing skill. Before you go for fishing, learn double haul casting seriously for becoming a good caster.
You know persistence is the key to success. So, there is no alternative to practice the learning regularly for becoming a good fisherman.
Tips-2: Use the Cheap, Multi-Purpose and Right Baits
It is very common to lose the lures and rigs while fishing. However, to minimize the loss you should use cheap baits and gears. If you have fear in mind that you may lose your expensive lures, you can’t concentrate on and enjoy fishing. Experts suggest that it is better to use cheap lures in right areas rather than to use expensive baits in safe fishing zones.
If you use artificial lures, make sure that they look like naturally found fish feed of the water body. Use those baits that fishes love to eat. Before catching fish, you must have a clear idea on what lures attract which fishes. Catfish likes raw chicken liver whereas bream fish likes crickets (insects). Live baits are always great for fishing. However, don’t forget that wrong selection of baits will lead to a long unsuccessful day.
You may use soft plastic made multi-purpose baits like StingRay Grub available in the market. These baits are useful for catching different species of fishes. These artificial lures produce natural swimming motion that attracts fishes to bite.
Tips-3: Confidence is the Key Driver:
As a fishing beginner, you must have courage to encounter an unsuccessful day without any fish. However, high spirit and confidence will drive you towards success in catching large fishes. Be confident in using the right bait and in casting. Always have a belief in mind that the next cast is going to help catching the fish you dream to hook!!
Tips-4: Fishing from a Kayak
If you are newbie in fishing, using a kayak would give you the necessary strength to get out on the water. Kayaks are popular for their lightweight, affordable, and easy transportability features. There are some great and vast fishing places where you can’t imagine to reach on foot. Only a kayak can help you reaching the sanctuary of fishes where you can experience to catch some of the biggest yet un-pressured fish species.
Tips-5: Getting Prepared for any Situation
It is one of the important tips for the fishing beginners. Get prepared for any situation when you go for fishing. You don’t know what the fishes are going to do, if they would like the lures, what the weather would condition within next couple of hours, and how the weather would affect the fishes. You have a better chance to become a successful fisherman if you are better prepared!!
Tips-6: Study the Water and Environment
Before you move for fishing, study the water body and surrounding environment meticulously. You must have a clear idea on freshwater and saltwater and the impact of water bodies on fishes. Freshwater bodies like lake, ponds, and rivers have less than 0.05% of salinity in the water. Keep in mind that species of fishes in freshwater are completely different than those of saltwater though Salmon is an exception. Freshwater bodies may have some limitations in catching the amount and/or size of fishes per day.
Please don’t forget that for having a spectacular fishing experience, you must study and identify the quality of fish habitat. Study the biology of the water body first and then adapt the fishing techniques. Over the years, you will learn to read water, think like a fish, and identify fish-holding zones!!
Tips-7: Safety First
You know safety is the most important thing that everyone should maintain always!! When you go for fishing, make sure that you have a valid license and you can swim. If river or pond or lake is your target water body, use small boat and don’t forget to use life-jacket in that case. Preserve plenty of drinkable water near you so that you can quench your thirst when required. Use sunscreen and sun-glass to protect the skin and eyes from the hot summer days.
Tips-8: Make the Arrangement Simple and Cheap
You should gather solid ideas on cheap solutions for fishing ventures. As a beginner, freshwater fishing would be ideal for you. Make the whole arrangement of fishing in freshwater bodies with affordable, easy, and enjoyable way. You don’t need to invest a huge amount of money for the purpose. Keep in mind that around 90% of fishing gears available in the market are for the attraction of the fishermen, not the fish!!
Tips-9: Awareness of Local Laws
After you are prepared to go for fishing with proper gears in hand and techniques in mind with adequate practice, be sure that you know the fishing rules & regulations of a respective State or region. You can use a Release Ruler to quickly estimate the weight and length of the fish just caught. If the measurement is not as par the local rules, you should release the fish back in the water immediately.
Tips-10: Cleanliness in Wrapping and Rapport
When you go for fishing, the most important thing to keep in mind is the careful wrapping up of all necessary things before leaving. List down the things like bait container, hook package, soda bottle, cigarette butt, gum wrapper etc. to carry with you. You should be respectful to the places you do fishing. Build rapport with the people around there including the fishing enthusiasts like you and people who own or maintain the place.
Tips-11: Right Knot Ensures Right Fishing
Always use right knot to catch the desired fishes. Palomar knot works perfectly with braided line. However, Palomar knot will work at its worst if used with fluorocarbon since it will burn itself when it is clinched down and may break easily. For use with fluorocarbon, you better employ an improved clinch knot. If you use mono-filament, both the knots will work well.
Tips-12: Learn Top Water Bite
If you have the passion for bass fishing, you should focus on learning the top-water bite properly. It is one of the most exciting bites that drive the fun for fishing. In the learning session, always set the hook of your rod down. There is a high chance to miss a lot of top-water fishes if you don’t learn to pull the lure skillfully. Inexperienced anglers yank the bait straight into the sky when they see the fish moving beneath the water surface.
Tips-13: Have Patience
One of the biggest mistakes fishing beginners make is too fast casting. They tend to oscillate in movement. But the ultimate way to success in fishing is to concentrate on the little details rather than to rush. Stay calm and quiet as if you are meditating.
If you are too excited, you could lose the due attention. Fishes can hear very well and can communicate with each other. They can figure out the presence of people and boats from the smell of food. So you need to undertake the patient yet stealthy approach to attract the big fishes.
Tips-14: Invest Cautiously
Buying fishing gears and other related equipment for fishing is an investment which will be worthy if the actual rate of return on investment is higher than your expected return. However, initially you should not get confused with these jargon. Just invest with caution and stay within your budget. You usually get what you pay for!! But don’t be a spendthrift at the initial level.
Tips-15: Learn Tricks from an Experienced Guide
After enough patience grows in you, look for developing the tricks to catch more fishes successfully. At the time of fishing, you can accompany someone who has already mastered the skill required for great fishing. Hire an experienced and reputed fishing guide who should know the fishing area properly and should have appropriate gears you can use. The guide will help you casting the bait and finding the fish. Fishing will not be boring if your guide can stay you alive by motivating conversations.
Tips-16: Set the Expectation and Fish Smartly
As a beginner in fishing, you should set your expectations correctly so that you don’t get disheartened. Learn it by heart that fishing is completely a patience game!! The more experience you gather, the more accurate will be your selection of baits and fish location. You can use fish finders which will help all the time for locating fishes when you go for fishing. Also keep in mind to fish in saltwater when there is peak tidal flow. Have a close eye on the weather. When the air pressure is lower, fishes will eat more.
Fishing is historically a source of pleasure and fun for the humankind. From the cave age to modern days, fishing encourages human beings to endeavor for the test of their patience!! If you are an enthusiast newbie in fishing venture, follow the tips tightly. These will guide you to the ultimate success as angler and help fulfilling your desire for fun!! Have a happy fishing!!