I enjoyed lots during the childhood with all my friends, the competition for fishing in the every evening after coming down from school. What a game of mind, what a judgment to trap the fishes and to be a number one fisher within the group.
CHECKLIST FOR FISHING IN FRESH WATER:
- A fishing rod and reel
- 4- to 12-pound-test monofilament fishing line
- A package of fishing weights
- Fish hooks (Number 6–10 size)
- A plastic or cork bobber
- A selection of live bait or fishing lures
With over 40 million people fishing each year, it can be a great way to spend time outside with family and friends. Whether you’re revisiting something you haven’t done in years or you’re wanting to try it for the first time, don’t feel overwhelmed! These basics will get you started.
The Improved Clinch Knot
Pass line through the hook eye and, with the tag end, make 5 turns around the standing line. Insert the loose end of the line between the eye and the first loop formed. Bring the tag end through the large second loop formed. Wet the line and tighten the knot slowly.
Hook, Line, and Sinker
Now you are ready to set up your rod with hook, line, and sinker. Tie on a fish hook. Attach 1 or 2 sinkers, 6 to 12 inches above the hook. This weight will keep your bait or lure down in the water and will help swing it away from shore. A bobber lets you know when fish are biting, because it moves up and down in the water as fish nibble at the bait. Most bobbers attach to fishing line with a spring clip and move up and down the line easily, depending on how deep you want to fish the bait.
What Tackle Can I use?
With spin casting or spinning tackle, you can put the bait or lure where the fish are. You can cast greater distances with more accuracy, work lures effectively, fish in deeper water, and handle larger fish more easily with this tackle.
Spin-casting outfits use a rod with a pistol-like grip and a reel that’s mounted on the top of the rod’s handle. Line is released using a push button on the reel. This is the easier rod and reel for beginners.
How Can I Learn to Cast?
Once you’ve selected a spin-casting or spinning outfit, use the Improved Clinch Knot demonstrated above to tie on an inexpensive rubber covered weight called a casting plug. Next, find an open area away from other people where you can practice casting.
What about Accessories?
A tackle box will store a variety of lures, hooks, snap swivels, weights, and tools like long-nose pliers and other gear you can use. You might also need a live bait container (such as a minnow bucket or a worm box), a stringer or an ice chest to keep your catch fresh, a landing net, and a first-aid kit for minor emergencies.
• Fish with a companion who can offer help in an emergency
• Be careful when handling sharp hooks
• Don’t cast near other people, and always look around before making a cast.
• Wear a Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device or life vest when wading or in a boat.
Hope that you will be enjoying the fishing while on picnic trips with family and friends. Let us know your experience on this page next time after the picnic trip.