With the nearing of the summer season, people get ready to go on a fishing trip. There are lots of tasks that are required to be accomplished prior to going on a board. Some of these tasks are cleaning rods, reels and other fishing accessories, repairing damaged equipment, organizing fishing tackle and purchasing required supplies. These preparations help you prepare for fishing easily.
In this article, we will help you with few tips that help one getting ready to make the event enjoyable.
Prepare Reels and Rods
Reels need a routine cleaning, replacement of old ones and lubrication to get the best performance. Read the maintenance directions to know how to take care of them. Clean the fishing rod using mild soap and warm water. Perform inspection of the rods to know about the damage. Get them repaired by trained and authorized technicians.
Select the right tackle
Over rigging are the common mistakes that a novice angler does. When using a too large size of hook or bulky hook than the required weight with an oversized bobber, then you might diminish the ability to identify fish strikes, while preparing for a fishing presentation. So, one should choose the lightest possible tackle to suit the condition and the type of fish. Get a rig box with small compartments.
Find the perfect fishing hooks
Go for the smallest hook possible. It allows quick penetration than larger hooks when a fish gets a strike. Ensure your hook is sharp as it will catch more fishes. Following are the different types of hooks available to meet different needs:
- Bait holder hook
This is the most popular live bait hook available today. The extra barbs present on the shank assists in holding the bait effectively.
- Circle hooks
It is also called salmon egg hook. These type of hooks are ideal for release anglers and live bait catch.
- Octopus Hook
These hooks have an additional gap and circular shape. It is very useful for most species of fish such as catfish, salmon, pike, walleyes, etc.
- Rotating hook
A curve present on the rotating hook twists when a fish bites on the bait. This curve places the point in the easy direction penetration from any angle. The rotating hook turns and holds while hooks help to bait better.
- Treble hook
A treble hook is used on lures and spoons joined by using a split ring.
- Weedless hook
This type of hook enables the hook to be fished in trees, weeds logs, rocks, stumps and lily pads.
- Worm hooks
These hooks lock worms and lizards efficiently from moving down the shank.
Select the right fishing bobber
The bobber or float provides the bait at a pre-determined depth and indicates a strike indicator as soon as a fish bites. They are available in several colors, sizes and shapes. They have lighting feature to help in night time fishing. Slip bobbers is used when the fishing line goes through for deep sea fishing. Fixed bobber uses a spring lock for shallow water fishing.
These are some of the beneficial tips that help in preventing unfortunate situations, hurries and delays in your trip. Your organized and careful attitude helps in making fishing a successful and memorable event.