- Choose a location.
Make sure you choose an area of water that actually has fish in it. If there are no fish, no matter how good the bait is, it is no good. Many newspapers will publish local fishing information and list the locations of waters where fish are found. You can also ask at fishing gear shops, docks or camping supplies stores. You can also throw food in and wait a few minutes to see if there is any movement. Generally, there are fish in ponds, lakes, and rivers. You can choose some more secluded and hidden places, such as embankments in the jungle, ponds or lakes.
- Choose your bait and hook.
Once you figure out the type of fish and what bait the fish like to eat, you can choose the right bait. You need a hook that fits the mouth of the fish. Model #1 hooks are suitable for many kinds of fish, but hooks of size 8 to 5/0 are only suitable for some fish. Go to your local fishing tool store and ask about the hook size system (such as 6,4,2,1,1/0, 2/0). The smaller the hook, the more likely it is to be hooked. And the thin, unobvious fishing line makes it easier to catch more fish. Small hooks are not easy to knot, let the owner of the fishing tackle shop or your fishing partner teach you how to do it.
Because fish eat insects and aquatic life, there are thousands of types of bait available. Old traditions are not easy to be broken. You can consider using earthworms, salmon eggs, grasshoppers, shrimp, liver, bacon, or synthetic bait, such as Power Bait, which smells like live bait. You can buy it at a fishing tackle shop or collect it yourself. Earthworms can be found on the grass after rain; grasshoppers can be found on the banks of streams; nets and breadcrumbs can be used to catch small fish. Put the caught bait in a bucket of water. Put it on the hook from the tail or lower abdomen so that when the fish swallows the head of the bait, the hook will catch the fish's mouth, and this is also done to allow the small fish to swim in the water.
If you have plenty of bait, you can drop some bait where you want to fish. Especially in waters with fast currents.
- Choose the appropriate bait fishing method:
If the current is rapid---a small river or creek---it is best to attach your pendant to the fishing line about 30 cm (12") above the bait. The bait can be placed at a distance by hanging the fishing line. A few centimeters from the bottom of the water is also where fish prey.
If the water flow is slow, such as a large lake, or a long, slow-flowing river, then you can use brightly colored cork buoys. Fishing buoys are generally brightly colored plastic equipment floating on the water. The buoy can be easily attached to the fishing line, you should put the bait under the buoy. Adjust the distance between the buoy and the bait to suit the depth of the water body. You need to place the bait in the place where the fish are infested, so according to the specific situation, shorten or extend the distance between the buoy and the bait, or add small heavy objects (also known as split arrows) to make the bait perfectly suspended In the water.
- Throw the fishing line, or put it in the water, and wait for the fish to take the bait.
You can judge whether there is a fish biting the bait by touching the fishing line, or by observing the fishing line and buoys, or by hanging a bell on the tail of the fishing rod. Waiting for a fish to be hooked requires a lot of patience, which is also the essence of fishing. Combined with a little handling and feeding next to the bait, the fish can be hooked faster. When you catch a fish, throw some bait, because fish usually live in groups, so you'd better stay in place.
Having said that, if you wait 10 to 15 minutes and nothing happens, then it is best to throw the fishing line elsewhere and wait again.
- Hook the fish.
When you see the fishing line being pulled, you need to hook the fish up. How to do it All you have to do is to quickly pull the fishing rod (and fishing line) backwards and upwards. If there is a fish on the hook, the fish will resist and the fishing line will move with the movement of the fish. Sometimes it is difficult to tell if the fish has been hooked or the current is moving. Only practice more to find the feeling.
- Tighten the fishing line while pulling up the fishing rod vertically to pull the fish out.
Do not use the reel to pull fish, especially small fish. Keep the fishing line tight. Many hooked fish escape because of slack fishing lines. The slack fishing line allows the fish to move the hook out of the mouth. Tightening the line can ensure that the hook stays in the fish's mouth. All modern reels have an adjustable drag, and the nylon wire drag can be adjusted by the hand. If you feel the nylon thread stretch, then it should start to drag. Even if the big fish has resisted the drag of the line, it will be exhausted. Use a fishing rod to lead the fish into open water.
- Move your hand from the fish head to the fish tail to control the fish without being cut by the fins.
If you move in the opposite direction, your hand will be cut. The fish can be easily controlled by using a fish net. If you plan to release the fish, store the fish in the water. If you plan to eat the fish, take the fish out of the water as soon as possible and take the hook out of your mouth. The fish is very agile and smooth. If you are not careful, the fish will jump into the water very quickly.
- Remove the hook.
If you plan to release the fish, then carefully remove the hook from the fish mouth to avoid hurting the fish. Don’t pull the hooks out of the fish’s mouth, move them back and then take them out. There are special tools for taking out the fish hooks, but the knitting needle flat nose pliers can effectively take out the fish hooks. You can also use pliers to squeeze the barb on the hook to make it easier to remove. Some professionals recommend this step before throwing the fishing line (especially for catfish fishing). This makes it easier to release the fish. It is very suitable for round or octopus round hooks. These hooks are easier to hook into the mouth of the fish. You save a lot of effort.
- Decide whether you want to release the fish after catching it or keep the fish you caught.
If you want to eat it, then you have to wash the fish.
- Repeat the fishing process.
Check if the fishing line is in good condition, and then reinstall the bait. Start to catch a fish.
12 Fish often swim along the coastline.
So the coastline is a good place for fishing.