The basic type of fishing is stillfishing. You don't need fancy equipment or electronic gadgets to measure depth, but you still do need appropriate gear and adequate preparation to have a good time. These tips will help to ensure a great day fishing.
1. Dress the part. Nothing is worse than being uncomfortable or wet for hours.
2. Ask questions at the local sports shop about what is biting in the lakes and what lures and bait you should get. These guys and gals hear all the local buzz and can be your best resource.
3. Pack a tackle box and other equipment. Include a fishing pole and line, bait, lures and a portable chair.Don't forget a couple of old towels, stringer and a knife. These are the basics. As you stillfish more often you will become more knowledgeable of what you will need to bring.
4. Locate where you want to fish and make sure it is public property.
5. Get a fishing license for everyone who may be fishing.
1. Stillfishing can be done almost anywhere as long as there is not a very strong current. You can cast your line from the shore, on a boat or standing in the water.
2. Collect and ready your stillfish pole and reel system. Stillfish systems are usually light and stiff with cork handles.
3. Cast the line in the water, and let it settle. The line and the bait should be kept as still as possible in the water. The fish will be attracted to the normalcy of the bait. Check out rocky or tree covered areas that might be providing shelter and feeder fish.
4. Wait quietly. You must be patient. Consider anchoring your pole down and make your own lures while you wait for a bite.
5. Place your net close to your pole. Don't lose that big catch because you are looking for your net.
6. Hang your fish string in the water so dinner doesn't spoil.
7. Clean your fish when you are ready to cook them. If you are transporting them be sure to put them on ice.