Fishing in streams and rivers is usually a little bit more difficult and technical than pond or lake fishing. A stream angler has to take current into account and frequently requires greater casting accuracy. These tips explain how to get started stream or river fishing.
1. Choose what type of stream or river you want to fish. The Mississippi River will be different than a thin, winding river in the Rocky Mountains.
2. Decide what species of fish you are going to catch. Different species call for different methods and different bait.
3. Find information about the stream or river you select. If you are in a popular fishing region then there will most likely be bait and tackle stores in the area. The owners will have an unrivaled amount of knowledge on pretty much every stream or river around their location.
4. Consider a guide. Guides will be able to show you streams and rivers that are ripe for catching fish. Guides can be found online or ask at a local bait and tackle shop.
5. Take your waders. These will let you get out into the stream or river and find places you can not fish from the shore.
6. Take the family and make a fun vacation out of it. There are usually plenty of activities to keep everyone busy and having fun.
Warnings: Be careful if you wade into a river or stream! The current can be faster than it appears and many times the walking surface is uneven.