In the post 20 Best Fishing Tips (Part I), I have given you 10 tips for fishing. In this article, we together find out 10 remaining tips.
11/ BACKLASH PICKER-OUTER:
Backlashes are a fact of life when using level wind reels. And today’s smaller reel designs leave no room for fingers to pick them out. But there is a way. Many anglers carry a Swiss Army knife, most of which have a fingernail file. Use a tempered file to cut a “V” notch in the knife file’s tip. It will reach into that tangled mess, engage each loop, and unsnarl the worst of backlashes.
For fishermen who can’t afford, or don’t care to bother with, a best fish finder – electronic depthfinder there is a no-cost way to check depth. Choose a sinking lure and suspend it beside you at water level with your thumb and forefinger. Release the lure, count “one-thousand-one” and stop the lure. Measure the length of line used–say it’s 18 inches. You now know that lure sinks 1 1/2 feet each second. So when you cast against a shore, you count until the line goes slack and calculate the depth by how many seconds it took…times 18 inches.
For fishermen who like to use modern technology or enjoy fishing time, a fish finder is a tool that cannot be miss in your fishing box. Hummingbird, Lowrance, Garmin or even small portable fish finder can help you find fish in the deep sea.
13/ NIGHT-FISHING MOVES:
Most fishermen who use lights at night believe their lantern attracts bugs, which, in turn, attract minnows, which then lure the sportfish they seek. Bugs are not the attraction. What really happens is that tiny photoplankton are attracted to the light. Minnows come to feed on them and gamefish are drawn to the growing feeding frenzy.
14/ BEST FISH FLAVOR:
Keeping fish on a stringer in warm surface water or a lukewarm livewell is not the way to preserve their flavor. A better way is to put each fish inside a plastic bag and place them on ice in a cooler. Clean the fish immediately upon arriving home. Encase them in plastic wrap, squeeze out all air, wrap in foil or freezer paper and place in the freezer. There will be no freezer bum, and flavor will be maintained for six months or more.
15/ OUTSMART ROCK BASS:
These hardheaded fish are very canny. Catch only two or three and they stop biting. That’s because they have reamed that the lure you are using is a menace. Switch lures drastically, like from a spinner to a topwater, then to a spoon, and so on. You will catch several on each.
16/ YELLOW PERCH TlP:
These tasty little fish have super-sharp eyesight and move very fast. When using artificial lures you feel a tap, set the hook, and nothing is there. Here’s what’s happening: That perky perch inhales the lure and blows it out so fast you miss strike after strike. Try this: As you slowly retrieve the lure, automatically set the hook every three turns of your reel handle. Your catching avenge will increase dramatically.
17/ LURE SAVVY:
When a particular lure is catching fish better than others, study it before you buy more–they may not be identical to that lure. During different runs through an assembly line, lures can get an extra coat of paint, a larger line-tie, or slightly different treble hooks… any of which can affect the action. Take your hot lure, and similar models, to a swimming pool. Reel it back and forth until you’ve memorized the precise action. Now reel the others around and choose the one with the closest action. To make it swim with a quicker wiggle, bend the line-tie upward. E:or a wider action, bend the line-tie downward. Bend the line-tie to either side to make a lure run on center. Keep making minute adjustments until the other lures swim just like the hot one.
When fish seek the shade under dense weed cover during hot weather, try these desperation tactics: Speed up your outboard and plow a furrow into matted surface weeds. Use a sickle to enlarge the narrow alley. Leave, then return after about an hour. Minnows will be feeding on the stirred plankton, and bass come to feed on the minnows. Cast minnow-like lure blast its way through and sink to bottom. When you feel tension on the line, set the hook!
19/ SPINNER SPIN:
If the spinner on an overhead or in-line lure-refuses to start “easily at the beginning of your retrieve, it’s usually because the spinner blade is too light and is clinging to the lure. Try adding weight to the blade with SuspenDots, small metal stick-one. The blade will then hang, resist the water when you retrieve, and start quickly.
20/ TROLLING TACTIC:
When fish can’t be caught in shore cover, try trolling open water…but do it in a methodical manner. Begin at the head of a the and troll along the entire length of the shoreline. If there are no takers, return to where you started and make parallel runs, about 50 feet apart. Use two rods rigged with diving lures and troll them at various distances behind the boat. When you catch a fish, mark the line just in front of the reel. This will show the critical catching depth and allow you to return to it.