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ttraction - Be sure that the bait you're using is "attracting" to the fish you're after.

 

aiting - when baiting a hook, bait it correctly! An incorrectly rigged lure or bait could cause the loss of a trophy fish!

 

ast - Learn to cast properly! The more accurate and controlled your cast is, the higher your odds to cast in a big fish zone.

 How To Cast

isturb - Fish may not always be attracted to just a lure, you might have to give it some life, jerk it around and try new techniques!

 

quipment - When buying equipment don't just buy the cheapest rod, pick a quality rod and make sure it is right for the type of fishing you are planning to do.

 

ind - Before you catch any fish you have to know where they are, experiment a little bit and stick with one place don't keep switching.

 

ive - The fish has to have time to take the bait! If you pull or tug to soon the fish may loose interest in "the meal"
 (remember fish go after the smaller weaker fish. If they know that what they are trying to catch is too strong the will immediately give up)

 

ome - Fish where the fish are! You must know where the fish are located, or where there "home" is. Fishing where there are no fish can be very time consuming and boring.

 

dentify - Learn to identify all the types of fish!

 

udgment - When you cast, have good judgment. If you cast and the lure doesn't end up exactly where you planned it, reel it in and try it again.

 

nots - An improperly tied knot is one of the worst things a fisherman could do, it causes the loss of a fish and a lure. So learn to tie good knots.

 

icense - Never fish without a license! If you are caught without a license you can suffer major fines.
 (Licenses do not apply to people who are under 16)

 

ap - Try and get a contour map of the lake you are fishing at, a contour map shows structure and structure shows the fishes "home"

 

oise - Keep the noise at a minimum. If you scare all the fish away you won't catch any!
The most common thing that scares fish away is when people drop anchor

 

bserve - Be sure that when you find a good fishing spot you observe where you are! You will probably want to go back to that spot the next time you visit that lake.

 

resentation - Be sure that whatever you are using to catch fish looks good to the fish. A lure that has weeds and gunk on it will not attract fish!

 

uarry - Know what fish you are after, Make a decision of what fish you are after and choose the right lures and location for that type of fish.

 

ig - Make sure your rigging is correct! A bad rigging can cause the same problem as a bad knot.
 (the loss of a fish and a lure)

 

tructure - Figure out where the structure is, most fish live in the structure of the lake or pond, you must find it to catch the fish.

 

emperature - know how warm or cool the water is and what type of fish like that temperature, then you will know what fish you should aim for that day.

 

tilize - Utilize new and proven methods. Don't be scared to try things,
they may lead to a trophy fish!

 

ariety - have a variety of lures in your tackle box. If you lose your favorite one or just run out of stuff, you should always have backups and extras.

 

eather - always watch the weather and know what the weather will be like. 

marks the spot - Mark an X on your map where you catch your fish, then you will know where to return to the next time you come.

 

ield - Know that fishing is always changing and yielding different results on different lures, techniques, and methods, so watch for the newest ones and try them yourself

 

one - know where the fish are! Fish live in a particular zone; you must find that zone to catch the fish.

          

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