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Fishing Tips And Tricks-Part 5-Wind And Waterfalls

Updated on May 7, 2011

Fishing Tips And Tricks-Structures

So, throw on the scuba gear, get out to your favorite lake and start drawing pictures of all the stuff under the water like any structures or anything like that.

Ah, I'm just kidding. You do want to figure out whats under there but there are easier ways.

Spring time will be the most important when it comes to mapping out your favorite fishing lake.

If you are serious about figuring out your fishing spots then you will have to put in a little time and effort in the spring time.  You need to find high ground around your favorite fishing spots and get the trusty camera out and start taking pictures.

You will have ledges, tree trunks, boulders and much more in the pictures.  The trick here is when the water goes up when the thaw starts you will then know where all these structures are and be able to fish them.

Fishing Tips And Tricks-Waterfalls

When you go walking in on your next fishing trip and come across that waterfall that you cant get your camera out fast enough to take pictures of you may want to think about something.

While the pictures are great and your wife will love them you might be interested to know that some of the nicest fish are caught in behind waterfalls.

You see behind the waterfall is a place where natural food and all kinds of bait fish like to hang out because of the usually calm waters.  If you are a fisher person you know if there is bait fish then there will be bigger fish feeding on them.

This is definitely a scenario I would suggest staying away from lures and do some bait fish.  If you can imitate a wounded bait fish you will likely be talking about this fishing trip for a long time to come. 

Fishing Tips and tricks like these are really the ones I like to focus on because so many people never think of them.

Fishing Tips And Tricks-Wind

As a fisher person I know how much those windy days really can suck.  The thing I also know is some of my biggest fish were caught on very windy days because I learned to use the wind to my advantage.

You are probably very much like I used to be when it came to wind.  I would throw a few casts and then call it quits thinking I am wasting my time.  It would look like the water was getting all dirty, the waves would be high and not catching fish at that time would be plain old uncomfortable.

Then I learned a few things about the wind.  The wind would blow all the bait fish along the shores and it would stir up food from the bottom.  It turned out that a little patience was all I needed to turn a day that I though would be wasted into a very successful fishing trip.

That's why it pays to pay attention to fishing tips and tricks.  The things you learn could give you an entire new out look on so many aspects of the great sport of fishing.

Fishing Tips And Tricks-Trees

You see those trees always hanging over rivers and lakes.  I bet you didn't know you could use them to your advantage.

When you look at them you see trees, I see great possibilities to catch a bunch of fish.

Trees in many stages of growth or rot hold lots of insects.  Many of these insects fall out and end up in the water.  In doing so they become lunch for many different varieties of fish.

So what you have to do is a little investigating now.  You need to have a look around the tree and on the water and see what kind of bugs are around.  Once you have a look you can then imitate them with something from your tackle box.

Fly fishermen actually like to use this trick quite often.  They also usually have many different varieties of flies to match the bugs that are being fed on.

Fishing Tips And Tricks-SHHHHH

I am a fisherman and if I can find something that will give me an advantage to catching more fish I will use it.

There are all kinds of new products coming out every day. Some are great and some just suck.

I have found one resource that works great. I was skeptical and really fought the urge to try it for a very long time.

Well I tried it and couldn't believe the success I had. You can think what you want but while you are thinking I am out catching fish.

Have a look at Fishing Tips And Tricks


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    • Dale Mazurek profile image

      Dale Mazurek 8 years ago from Canada

      I dont think your doing a whole lot wrong Max. Other than it may not be a great place. I do a lot of shadow line fishing for walleye and most of my luck comes around docks and boulders. For bass it works well around docks and tree trunks of trees growing in the water.

      Thanks for commenting and I have a lot more fun tips to come.

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      Max Sumer 8 years ago

      Hey Dale how have you been? Good tips. It is definitely true that the larger fish can be caught on windier days. My husband caught his largest snook (45 inches) on an extremely windy day, unfortunately after taking some good pics we had to let him go due to size. Makes sense though about the bait fish. How's your luck with shadow lines? We do well in saltwater at night, fishing on shore, casting toward shadow lines under bridges and such. I've tried along spill ways in freshwater with no luck. . . any ideas about where I might be going wrong?

      Anyhoo, keep on fishing and tossing your tips my way! Thanks.

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      Dale Mazurek 8 years ago from Canada

      Thanks Gus. Tell him to keep checking in as there will be a lot more in the near future.

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      Gustave Kilthau 8 years ago from USA

      Dale - Great article. I will share it with one of my Redneck friends. He usually catches the biggest fish. Maybe this will help him catch even more of them. :-)))