Successfully catching a fish
Fishing is a peaceful, relaxing pastime. However, fishing can be frustrating when constantly failing to catch fish. In order to successfully catch a fish a fisherman needs the right fishing reel, the right bait, and the right technique.
Before starting to fish, one needs to make sure to have the right fishing reel. First, there is the spinning or fixed spool reel. The spinning reel can easily be identified by a fixed upright spool of fishing line hence the name “fixed spool”. The spinning reel is great for fishing in lakes, ponds, streams, and rivers. When using a spinning reel, try fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass, perch, and walleye. Then there is the reel for serious anglers, the big game reel. The big game reel is the number one tool to catch huge fish, as they are designed to be used in the sea and ocean to catch giant fish such as tuna, marlin, sailfish, and even sharks. Big game reels are not designed to be cast, but are designed for trolling which will be explained later. After looking at all the selections, and purchasing the right reel, now comes the bait. The most common, and most likely the easiest to use, is live bait. Live bait is anything from worms, crickets, and grasshoppers to frogs, lizards and other small fish. The worms and crickets are probably the easiest to find and hook because they are so abundant. To put a worm on a hook, make it look as alive as possible, without it being able to squirm off of the hook. For big worms, such as Canadian night crawlers, cut them into smaller pieces, because a fish might not go after a worm if it’s as big as it is. However to use the whole worm, just fold it in half and hook the halves together, with a little excess hanging off for it to wiggle. This wiggling will attract the sight of nearby fish causing them to attack. For Crickets, be very careful not to pierce too far or else the cricket will die. Start a few millimeters behind the head and pierce...
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