Easiest Fishing Guide For Total Beginners
Do you have much time these days and think of the fact you can do other things either with friends or family? Fishing might come to your mind but I assume since you are here today, you totally don’t have an idea on how to do fishing and what do you need to start.
Continue reading and we will give you the easiest guide so you can start fishing as soon as possible…
The Fishing License
As intimidating it sounds it is just easy to get. Before going fishing anywhere you need to have your license first in your state where you want to do it. Licenses are sold online or at fishing shops and occasionally in convenience stores. The price of a day license is usually fairly inexpensive (less than $20), but the exact price depends on the state and your residency, as fishing licenses cost more for nonresidents. But annual licenses are a better bang for your buck, typically going for between $30 and $150.
It’s good that even if you are a beginner you already know this. Always be respectful fisher one simple way to that is to not crowd a place where another person is already fishing. A 50-60 feet distance is enough already or if the space is really not crowded a wide 100 feet is great.
Your Gear & Equipment
Now that you have the basic knowledge and etiquette and license you can start preparing your gears. Your first step in getting set up is to think about the size and species of fish you want to catch. This will help you determine the type of line you need, research what fishes can be caught in the area you want to do the fishing.
A spinning reel and rod combo is your best bet as a beginner. “Combo” is the key word here—it signals that the reel and rod are sold together, which usually means they’re easier to set up.
Lures and bait will be your next step after a rod and reel. Live worms or PowerBait—a scented putty like material that you form around a bare hook—are good starting points, while lures, which are decoys designed to attract a fish’s attention, are another effective option once you get comfortable using bait.
You’ll also need some bobbers, which are small floating balls that sink or bob when something hits your lure, indicating you have a fish on. A rubber net (which is easier on a fish’s skin than string or nylon nets), needle-nose pliers to retrieve lures from the inside of the fish’s mouth, and a small tackle box to keep all of your lures and bait in one place are also helpful.
Basic Fishing Skill
You just need to practice these 3 steps and you are good to go, once you perfect this for sure you will get the hang and it will be easier the next time.
- Hold the line against the rod with your index finger.
- With your other hand, open the bale (the wire cage that opens and closes the reel).
- Throw the lure out, letting your finger off the rod as you cast to release the line. The weight of the lure is what sends the line out.’