Taking your grandchildren fishing is even more exciting if you actually catch a few fish. If you’re looking to impress your family with a big, tasty fish for dinner, all it takes is a little bit of advice from the experts who do it every day. Keep on reading for fishing tips that will get you off to a great start.
If you are fishing in the winter months, you should use some sinkers on your fishing rig. They make the line heavy, causing the bait to sink down further in the warm water where the fish like to hang out when it is cold. Sinker choices will vary depending on how deep the water is.
If you find yourself losing fish, give your fish hooks a quick inspection. It’s easy to forget that well-used hooks can be twisted or blunted from use, resulting in the loss of fish. Just by switching hooks you may catch more fish.
Make live bait like earthworms more desirable to fish and easier to manipulate on a hook by fattening them up the night before you go out. Place the worms in a container in the refrigerator overnight. The temperature change and humidity will make the worms plumper.
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.
Use only high quality reels from reputable manufacturers. The lower quality reels will end up having issues with their bearings or even might not be properly sealed, allowing moisture to damage their surface or interior gears. This will make the reel rust and over time, it will not work at all.
If you go fishing by yourself, always let someone know exactly where you plan to fish and what time you plan to return from your trip. Follow the schedule and return on time, or check in by phone if you plan to stay later. This can prevent unnecessary worry on behalf of your loved ones.
Select your rod and reel carefully, based on the type of water you will be fishing in. Freshwater rods and reels are usually smaller, while saltwater fishing requires a more heavy-duty rod and reel. If you don’t make the right selection when it comes to your gear, you might find that it can’t handle the fish you are trying to catch.
Imagine the admiration of your child or grandchild when you catch a huge fish for all of you to enjoy for dinner. You will be able to make these moments memorable thanks to your fishing abilities.