Fishing Do’s and Don’t’s

„There’s a fine line between fishing….and standing on the shore like an idiot“ – Steven Wright
To catch many fish there are many immportant rules to remember and follow.

1.Setting the hook: The hook has to be set very carefully before you start any kind of fishing such as fly fishing. Start reeling only when you are sure that the fish is hooked properly.

2.Consider the line: Make sure that the line doesn’t get wrapped around the tip of the fishing rod. If it does the line may break.

3.Pressure on the fish: Try not to give the fish any chance to spit out the bait or the lure which you have set for it. Always keep the tip of the rod out of the water. To maintain a steady pressure, you need to keep on reeling to ensure that the line reaches straight to the fish.

4.Try to get an effective lure or bait: The bait or the lure is the most important part of fishing. You should always go for those lures or baits that have the most effective results almost on every fish. Jigs can be a better option for fishing in deep water, shoreline, lakes, ponds, rivers, etc. They can catch crappies, walleyes, perch, bluegills and many more.

5.Try to cast the bait near a structure: Fishes generally hang around rocks, docks and logs. So try to cast the bait near these structures to catch hold of more fish. You can even cast baits near weed beds as fishes are easily available at these places.

6.Consider the drag: Before you go for fishing make sure that your drag is working properly. You can keep control on the fish if you can use the drag properly.

7.Match the bait with the fish: Always try to go for live baits or the ones that fish generally feed on. If you provide the fish what it wants then you have higher chances of catching it.

8.Consider the fishing equipments: You should take good care of the fishing equipments and change
the line frequently to avoid breakage. Oil the reel regularly so that it can be turned easily.


9.Don’t repeat the same spot: One of the main mistakes that you should avoid is repeating the same spot again and again. It may so happen that you get a good numbre of fish at a particular spot one day, but the spots not going to be good all day everyday. Dont waist your time.

10.Don’t loose concentration: All types of fishing, be it coarse fishing or fly fishing, require a lot of patience. Don’t get distracted or you’ll end up with a lot less than you’d have caught if you had put your whole concentration into it.

11.Don’t use the same bait every time: It’s not necessary that you’ll be able to catch fish using the same bait again and again. If you caught fish earlier using the same bait, you may not be able to do the same again. If you are not getting any bite then change the bait but don’t waste time using the same bait again and again.

12.Don’t use the wrong gear: Different fishing gears are required for catching different types of fishes. So, always consider the type of fish you want to catch. If you want to do bass fishing then don’t use the gear that is good for cat fish and trout.

……….or you could just get a guide to help you.