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5 Ways to Ensure Your Fishing Experience Stays Enjoyable

Updated on March 26, 2015

If fishing was once your favorite past time and has started to lose its excitement, perhaps you need to revaluate what it is that's made it not so enjoyable anymore. Once a fisherman, always a fisherman. So you've more than likely forgot about the importance of 1 of these 5 things and that's made fishing not quite as much fun.

1. Find the Right Fishing Buddy

Always go fishing with someone you enjoy spending time with that way you'll be sure to enjoy your day even if the weather turns bad or the fish decide not to bite. Taking someone who does not enjoy the outdoors or the quiet, or someone you are not that close to or you feel like you have to tolerate, is definitely not the best fishing buddy. Also, if they don't like fishing and you love it, they may not be the right person to tow along in your boat, if you plan to be out for awhile enjoying the day. Whether it's your kids, a spouse or your best friend, you're sure to enjoy the outing by spending time with someone whose company you enjoy.

2. Go on a Good Day

Go fishing when the weather's right. If it's raining then stay home as it's no fun fishing in the rain. If you're ice fishing and the temperature is cold and you don't have a hut, then wait for a warmer day. Some fishermen say the direction of the wind can also effect the success of whether the fish will bite or not. So for example, if you find the fish don't seem to bite when there's a north wind, then don't head out on days when the wind's blowing that direction so you don't feel like you are waisting your time.

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3. Take the Pressure Off

Fishing for sport is a great way to spend leisure time both with family and friends or on your own if you're looking for some solitude. If you are out with your family or some fishing buddies, enjoy some light conversation while you sip your favorite beverage. Teach a child to cast or take a video of reeling in that big catch. Ultimately, fishing should be a time to unwind and enjoy the great outdoors. If alone, notice the peace and quite of nature and listen to the sounds of the ice shifting, the river running or the buzz of wildlife surrounding the lake. Enjoy the sunrise and how the shadows change around you as morning breaks or how the fish start to bite as soon as that beautiful sun begins to set. Fishing should be a time where you can relax and quiet your mind to reflect and rejuvenate yourself. It should lower your stress level not increase it. Enjoy the catch and release of fishing, and if you find something worthy on your hook, then take pleasure in bringing it home to fry.

4. Bring Snacks!

There's nothing quite like being in a fishing hut, or out on the open water, when your stomach starts to growl. It not only seems extremely loud, due to the peace and quiet of the outdoors, but you feel stranded if you don't have some snacks packed. Tummy rumbling seems to keep the fish from biting. Perhaps they hear the gurgling, or more likely, your patience is lacking since you've got a grr on and your once perfected cast, just isn't quite up to snuff. If you're out in the heat, make sure you pack lots of water. Don't be mistaken, just because you're out on the water doesn't mean you don't need a lot to drink. Pack your favourite munchies and make sure you've got some snacks high in protein to tie you over until you eat your next meal. If you've got something on hand to eat, you're more likely to enjoy your fishing excursion.

5. Keep the Right Lures in Your Tackle Box

No matter what type of fishing you like to do, make sure you've got the best type of lures on hand. You are more likely to enjoy fishing if you get to catch something, so use a lure that is known to catch the type of fish you're fishing. Be willing to switch it up instead of sticking to one lure the entire outing. If you're not catching anything, then put the lure back in the box. Some fishermen like to have several poles on the go so they can easily switch up which rod they cast with and each has a different lure. If you do your research, you'll find Nils Masters Lures are the best as they are unique in their lifelike design, swim pattern and vivid colours. So stick to the best and you won't be disappointed.

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  4. Toilet paper
  5. Water bottle
  6. Knife
  7. Flashlight
  8. Bandaids
  9. Fishing line
  10. Nils Masters lures

Summary

  1. Find the Right Fishing Buddy
  2. Go on a Good Day
  3. Take the Pressure Off
  4. Bring Snacks!
  5. Keep the Right Lures in Your Tackle Box

So if anything, hopefully you've read this hub and have been encouraged to not give up fishing. Perhaps these 5 ways are not why fishing has lost its excitement for you. However, after reading them through, it has made you want to find out why, so you can go back to enjoying fishing for sport once again. Get out and enjoy the Canadian Great Outdoors and fish until the sun goes down. Because if you don't, someone else will.

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