ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How To Catch Fish

Updated on October 22, 2011

The sports of fishing in many people’s perspective is game totally based on luck and has nothing much to do with angler behind the fishing line, but reality is much different.

It’s the ability, the knowledge, the skill, the education, the commitment, the dedication and above all the persistence behind every angler that makes him not only successful but an ace of this sport. Some years ago I met an angler and had a small discussion with him.

He told be about his fishing tactics which he uses to minimize the factor of luck and increasing the chances of a perfect catch. Some of the tips I am mentioning here which will guide you in fishing the right way. 

The Right Way To Fish

People often chose to sit at the bank of the river or the stream in which they tend to fish, this is not quite the right way to fish.

In many anglers point of view the right and the productive way to fish in a stream or river is to actually be in the river itself, wearing your long boots standing right in the flow of the water feeling the current against your legs, smelling inn the fresh air makes you part of the very environment of the fish your trying to catch thus blending inn can really help.

Mostly at the end of the day it’s the entire process of fishing which pleasures the most then the grilled fish itself.

To Know The Right Conditions

The very basic knowledge the person fishing must have is to when he/she is fishing in terms of time/month, because being in the water at the right time is all that makes the contribution of luck smaller or greater.

Thus it’s very important. Therefore the person planning for a fishing trip must keep in mind the correct weather and the moon.

The information about the weather for different areas and for the different habitats of fish isn’t that difficult to remember, because these two forces of mother nature determine the activity and feeding behavior of fishes in streams and rivers. Once you’re done doing that you will the more productive and successful in the stream.

Know About The Right Bait And The Proper Tools

The next most important thing that a person fishing should know is to use the right kind of the bait for the right kind of fish. Generally in stream and river water fishes are very much attracted to live worms used as bait.

Many people generally new to the sports of fishing use a large hook for threading a live worm on to that hook. The result is a complete disaster for the worm and presents such an unrealistic scenario that the fish is never attracted to it. So when you are using live bait you should use it with a “gang hook”

The reason why most anglers prefer gang hooks to be used with live bait especially when it’s a warm because the gang hook allows the worm to act more naturally rather than just a piece of meat hanging from a thread, thus the natural movement of the warm is what that really attracts the fish, especially the bouncing of the bait along the river bed with the current.

Gang hooks and live worms are considered to be a deadly combination.When fishing in rivers and streams they are very successful and productive provided the right conditions.

For the purpose of weight split shot sinkers are attached to the gang hooks along with a small cask shaped pivots which make up the ending part of your fishing line in the river or stream. The total numbers of split shots depend on the depth of the river or the stream providing the right bounce along the river bed.

The above mentioned are the very few basic tips that will move you’re fishing success from a lucky catch to a deserved catch.

Just remember a simple fact practice makes a man perfect so spend as much time in the water as you can sharpening your tactics and increasing your chances of success.

Fishing Tips

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      1120 7 years ago

      Fishing is fun to watch.

    • Michael Shane profile image

      Michael Shane 8 years ago from Gadsden, Alabama

      Good tips & advice! Good hub!

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)