Make sure you observe the weather before going on a fishing trip. Fishing usually isn’t the safest or most enjoyable in stormy or windy weather. Many people say that when the sky is cloudy and overcast, it is a great time to fish. Of course, people do catch fish in all types of weather, but success is much more likely when clouds cover the sky.

Talk to the locals. If you are fishing in a new area, talk to the local fishermen, in the hope that they will share information with you. Another great place to get advice about where to catch the most fish is at a bait and tackle shop – just make sure to buy plenty of equipment before asking for recommendations!

A great fishing tip that novices and professionals alike can use is to always “feel” you line. Fish bites can often be as soft a small tick in the line and can easily go undetected by simply looking at your rod tip. Keeping a finger on your line will allow you to get a better feel of what is going on under water.

If you are looking for a good catfish bait with a more subtle smell than the classic stink bait, then consider casting out with hot dogs. Work just a chunk over your hook, cast it lightly then let it sink to the bottom and sit until you get a bite.

Practice is an extremely important component to gaining fly fishing proficiency. If you want to cast a rod correctly, you must put in many practice hours. The more you practice, the better you will be able to place your flies accurately.

Temperature and time are crucial factors in catching fish. For example, bass are most active when the sun rises or sets as their food is active at those times. However, it is important to find a time when the water reaches at least 50 degrees so that the fish will be ready to take the bait.

If you are salt water fishing, make sure that your fishing line can handle a higher pound testing weight. The testing weight helps to determine the load that the line can handle. In salt water, your fish will be larger than they are in fresh water and therefore, a higher pound testing weight is necessary.

You should now feel a lot more confident when it comes to fishing as it is a subject you now have some great knowledge about. Just keep in mind that time is your best teacher, it’s going to take time to truly become successful but all that you learn along the way can truly help you succeed.