Greetings fellow angler. We have prepared this article on “how to catch any fish”, just for you; so that you can have a well-rounded idea on how to catch any fish. In this article, we will try to cover the basics from the best weather conditions, fishing tools to easy techniques and other suggestions. So, let us get on with the reading.
Equipment and Tools
The right equipment is perhaps the most crucial must have of the entire fishing process. Not only will your money not be wasted, but you will have the most enjoyable fishing experience with the right equipment and right tricks to use them.
You can know about the fishing equipment required to catch the largemouth bass right here.
a) If you have soft baits, you can draw on them life-like fish features with an inedible marker. For example, adding crooked lines for the scales and fins, eyes and the mouth. You can also use different colors on your soft plastic bait, which will enhance the real-life-fish effect on your bait.
b) If you want your plugs to keep swimming in the right direction, however, require the advantage of single hooks-that is, being able to easily unhook, then all you need to do is clip off the points on each two of the tines, which is right behind the barb. You can take care of freshwater hook with a pair of pilers and for the more firm saltwater hooks- a bolt-cutter should do the trick.
c) We all hate the wind knot that happens. To decrease the number of these tangles occurring if not completely avoiding- remember that after you cast you have to physically flip over the bail on your spinning reel.
d) Smaller fishes like the perch, sunfishes and scup have the tendency to hold onto the loose part of your bait and then detach it from the hook. To prevent bait theft, you may use a hook that comes with a long shank and little gap. Thread you bait on your hook (kind of like a sock) in a way that very little of the bait is dangling from your hook.
e) For particularly holding eels- you can go for plastic kitchen scrubbing pads, rather than wet, old, dirty rags that have to be thrown away each time after catching an eel because it gets covered with slime. These are marvelous for gripping eels and the eel slime rinses off quickly and easily.
f) A feisty bait can pose as a problem, especially if you are ice fishing. Cold-water predators tend to be slow-swimmers and will not chase after quick-moving fishes. You can solve this by slowing down your bait by cutting off the corners of its tail fins with a pair of small scissors. This works in other kinds of fishing situations too.
Weather and Time
A large part of your outcome depends on the kind of weather condition you fish in.
You may want to know about the places and conditions best to fish for a perch from this article on how to catch a perch.
During extremely hot temperatures, shallow-lake, pond and river fishes tend to become stagnant swimmers. The same will happened on the winter days when the water temperature has fallen. The reason behind this is, fishes are cold-blooded animals, which means they cannot control their body temperatures to remain constant like us humans.
Therefore, the temperature surrounding them, affects their own temperature and bodily activities. Really high or low temperature will cause waters to lack in oxygen which will cause the fishes to be inactive.
Fishing will be gradual if you are fishing on really hot or cold days, so use you lures and baits while keeping this in mind. Make sure to work you tackle faster in warmer waters and slower in colder waters.
Fishes like the mild sunlight of early dawn and evening, rather than the direct, stronger sunlight of midday.
The sun in the morning gently irons the shallow waters which creates a comfortable water temperatures for the fishes to feed in. Late morning is one of the ideal times to fish because the sun has warmed the waters well by then. This is especially true for spring season and shallow waters with dark, weedy bottoms, since dark places are known to absorb heat faster than exposed sandy bottoms.
Early morning: You will not get a lot of bites in this time, as the water is too cold and the sun is too low for the water to properly thaw to 39.2 degrees. It is better to wait for a few weeks when the sun’s rays will not be bouncing off the waters.
Late morning till early afternoon: The number of bites will fluctuate. The water will get warmer. Make sure to fish in the downwind shoreline, since the wind will push the warmer surface water carrying surface food towards that area.
Afternoon till early evening: You will get a lot of bites as the fishes’ metabolism and digestion are occurring with speed during this time.
Dawn: Fishing is the most fruitful from before sunrise till just before mid-morning. However, food and natural cover is available in large supplies to fishes, therefore, finding a hungry fish may be hard.
Late morning till early afternoon: Fishing is really not all that great during this time since fishes swim into deeper waters to cool off.
Afternoon till early evening: Fishing is again very smooth from early dusk till it gets dark, as fishes come up to the surface.
General Tricks and Tips
Here are a few basic tips from the article on “how to catch any fish” that will come in useful in your next fishing venture.
1. For a casual rowboat, shoreline or dock fishing, you will always need a rod, reel, line and hook with you. Moreover, make sure that your tackle box includes:
- Sharp hooks
- Fishing knife
- Extra line
- Adjustable- wrench
- Glue stick
- Lighter and
- First-aid supplies.
- Best Waders
- Handheld GPS
2. Make sure that your bait is your targeted fish’s favorite food.
3. Make sure you carry a map of the area you are fishing in and remember to check the weather report before you set off.
4. Patience and a calm mind is essential more than anything for successful fishing.
5. Make sure you have a valid fishing license and go through all the rules and regulations of the province and area you plan to fish in.
We here at Fishingrex.com hope that our article on how to catch any fish helps you in your next fishing venture and remember to have fun along the way.