Every fishing enthusiast agrees that this activity is incredibly pleasant. However, there we have all had our moments when things got a bit frustrating. Everyone will tell you that fishing requires a lot of dedication and, above all a lot of patience. Things can get particularly rough for people who have only recently discovered this passion.
So if you are a beginner when it comes to fishing, there is really no need to despair. If you have done everything by the book as far as rods, lures and baits and there still is no catch in sight, then you might want to give a second thought to your location, because it may be the main reason why you can’t get anything hooked.
You just need to accept the fact that there are certain places where you simply can’t find any fish. In time, you will surely manage to find the best, most abundant places. Up until then, here are some tips on how to find the best fishing spots and that will hopefully turn your next fishing trip into a prolific one.
First of all, you should look for places where fish have enough oxygen. Avoid any water that you know to be polluted, that is filled with sewage or decaying vegetation. You should look for waterfalls, clean water and places that have brightly colored vegetation.
Second of all, get to know the fish you are after. Temperature is highly important for them, and they need an environment that can easily regulate it. Most fish can live outside their ideal temperature range, but this makes them very inactive. If under normal circumstances they would be all over your bait, if taken out of their ideal conditions, they won’t even bother to go for it. So you could have the perfect bait or lure and still end up empty handed.
One other thing you should keep in mind is the fact that not all fish are built so that they can fight strong currents, because this would definitely mean a lot of wasted energy on their part. Most of them chose to rest along the river banks or in the water that is near to the surface, where currents are not as strong. That is where you want to give it a try, not right in the middle of the river.
Also take into account that fish need to eat. Look for places where you can see bait fish in lakes and ponds. If fishing in a river, look for narrow currents that usually carry insects down steam.
Last, but not least, look for places that fish consider to be safe. Just like any other creature, they need to be able to hide from predators such as raccoons, birds and even other fish. Their usual hiding places are around weeds, boulders, lily pads and, of course in deep water. You should definitely avoid fishing around ledges, undercut banks, fallen trees and rocks that are right in the middle of the current.