Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Freshwater Fishing Tips for Beginners

Freshwater fishing is when you go fishing in a body of water that has than 0.05 percent of salinity. Ponds, lakes, rivers, streams, both natural and man-made can be classified as freshwater bodies. Freshwater and saltwater fishing are not the same, the techniques and the fish caught are different. Here are a couple of tips you can use to go freshwater fishing.

Alan Faustino

Use a Map

If you are planning a freshwater fishing trip with your friends, you might want to get a topographical map of the area you are going to fish at. The map will give you an idea of the depth of the lake or pond, and also show you any submerged man-made fish cribs.

Slip Bobber

The "slip bobber" is a bobber with a hole that allows you to tie a knot and stopper above the bobber. Using a slip bobber for freshwater fishing is recommended. The knot allows you to determine where you want the bobber to stop and allows you to set any depth you like without sacrificing casting quality.

Live Bait

While you can use artificial baits, live baits are better. The best live baits you can use for freshwater fishing are minnows, worms, wax worms and crayfish. You will need to use different live bait for the species of fish you are catching.

Wash Your Hands

It is important to wash your hands when you are fishing in freshwater. Fish have a very good sense of smell and can detect any foreign scent on your lures and bait as you handle them.

Watch the Temperature

Freshwater fish prefer specific weather and water temperature. A good idea would be to research about specific species of fish online and figure out the best time to go fishing.

Alan Faustino was featured in a Tidewater Virginia fishing show for catching over 60 freshwater fish in one afternoon.