Simple Tricks For Future Fishing Success
First and foremost, you don't need years of experience to catch fish. In fact, all you really need is a rod and a reel, some bait or lures, and some good old fashioned patience... because fishing is more than just the heart racing action of actually catching that pesky fish, it's about connecting with nature and enjoying your time outdoors. Oh... and a body of water, you'll definitely need that.
1. Choose The Best Time Of Day
Fish are more active in low-light conditions, where they feel less threatened by predators, especially in the summer heat. This means that you will have more luck in the early to mid-morning as well as the early-afternoon to evening hours. With that being said, if the only opening in your schedule means casting out during the middle of the day, don't pass on that opportunity. If that is the case, do your best to look for shaded areas around the pond, usually covered by large over-hanging trees, and always remember that fish don't always act the way we would expect them to.
2. Choose The Best Spot
Fish love to hide under overhanging banks, around submerged rocks and trees, and in broken water, which helps them blend into their surroundings. These areas offer your best bet for a bite, so do your best to find these areas and start casting around them.
3. Cast Beyond The Spot
Once you have found the particular spot you want to fish, try casting just beyond the area, and then reel into the zone, rather than dropping the bait on top of a potential catch. Otherwise, your cast may startle the fish, resulting in a fish that most likely won't bite. Plus, some lures take a longer time to get their natural rhythm going, which is a big key to getting fish interested.
4. Wear Polarized Sunglasses
Not only do polarized sunglasses protect your eyes, but they also allow you to see through the glare on the water so you can scope through the features below the water line and increase your odds of a bite. Polarized glasses might even help you spot the very fish that will bite your hook.
5. Keep It Steady
If you see a fish chasing your lure, it is okay to get excited, just don't stop reeling! In fact, do your best to not change your rhythm too much, or it may alert the fish that something isn't right. If you are worried that your fish isn't fast enough to keep up... don't be. You might be fast, but you aren't fast enough to out-reel a hungry fish!