Hello, readers! After sharing loads of articles on different outdoor activities, here we are again with a post dedicated to fishing. Fishing is an art, and it goes without saying that finding good fishing spots is equally important.
If you are planning to go on a holiday to a fishing destination, these places are bound to be the best fishing spots around the world. Do check them out:
Go noodling in the south where it is legal. In this sport, barehanded men (or women) shove their hands into the lairs of catfish and provoke the animals into biting. And as they bite, the noodler grabs back. It takes some muscle work to remove it from its hole. The season runs from May to August.
The Rio Grande, Tierra del Fuego
Known as the Land of Fire, it is one of the worlds most sought after fly-fishing experiences. Brown trout swim the river in incredible numbers, freely rising to dry flies. The best season is from June to September.
Pinas Bay, Panama
Chalk Streams, England
Umba River, Russia
Caples Lake, California
It is one of the best among the ice-fishing lakes. Ice-fishing doesn’t require extra skills, and all you need is to break through the thick layers of ice and fish as you normally do. The time from January to March is the best.
How to find good spots to fish?
No matter how good an angler you are back at home when you are in a new area, you are out of luck. And just like you would guard your secret, no one is going to tell you straight away where they fish.
The first step is identifying the area that you want to go fishing. Turn to Google Earth. Scan the area for water bodies, bookmark them and do your research. Topographical maps are available to use with Google Earth and are useful for finding depressions where fish gather and assessing habitats.
Once you have targeted the areas, go old school. Seek for local advice. They know the area better and may even guide you to an untapped fishing heaven. That local bait shop can come handy. Be a regular there.
The second step is to know the common place to look. Fish may find a cover to hide from its predators. A cover can be aquatic plants or wooden logs which have gone underwater. Look out for such places, and you may find something hidden. Then whatever place you are fishing, it is important to know the bottom surface and the various structures present underwater.
The fishes use them to their advantage. After you have found your secret spot, aim for depth. You may not always find fishes at the surface. And also, know the bait. Fishes are found around their food. So if you see the baits around you, be sure you would catch some.
How to catch more fish
Last but not the least; invest in a good fish finder. It is an instrument used to locate fish underwater by using technology like that of sonar.
It displays measurements of reflected sound on a graphical display, which allows you to interpret information to locate schools of fish, underwater debris and the bottom of a body of water.
There are way too many choices and to find the one among the best fish finders isn’t an easy task. Not one size fits all.
Consider your budget and look out for one with a high power rating (for better depth range) and inbuilt GPS (for accuracy) and not to mention, good display screen.
Some of them are portable and even connect with a smartphone via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi to stream the details to multiple screens.