The most exciting time of the year is coming... summer. It’s not just about summer, it’s about what’s in your summer book. In my book, it’s fishing. Fishing is a great time during summer because the fish are awake, they’re not slow, and they can put up a fight!
I have been fishing for as long as I can remember! It’s fun getting out on the water because you can enjoy nature and the water. It gets boring after awhile after catching no fish. But when you see that pole bend, all sadness goes away, and all you think about is that fish coming out of the water.
Have you ever wondered how to catch a fish? There are multiple ways to catch a fish. If you’re going for panfish, (bluegill, crappie, perch etc.) the old traditional way is the bobber and the worm on a hook. If you want to go a little bit extreme, you can go for bass. Bass are the most popular fish to go fishing for. There are three types of bass - largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and striped bass. An important secret for small mouth is getting up to a rocky area with a jig. Jig along the bottom of the lake, in a distinctive way. The biggest secret is getting up to that weed line. That’s where all fish like to hang out.
Largemouth like to hang out basically anywhere, from rocks, trees under water, weeds, and right by your peir too. Largemouth really like shad raps during the summer time. They also adore jigs, and softs. If you want them to go absolutely nuts, use the almighty live bait. Largemouth go nuts over the smell that live creatures give off. Nightcrawlers are the best bet to winning in fishing.
I hope you learned some stuff and secrets about fishing, and techniques. You got to remember that fishing takes patience and confidence. If you want to learn more, go out fishing, and explore what you can find.