Float fishing tips
There are all sorts of activities in which you can indulge yourself outside of your home, but if you’ve chosen fishing as one of them, you’re probably a kind, patient, nature-loving person. When it comes to fishing there are several ways in which you can try and catch a fish, but float fishing should probably be the first one you try.
If you’re someone who never went fishing and you truly wants to experience it, you should try float fishing. Float fishing is a kind of fishing where you would use a rod to catch fish in some 10-meter radius.
You would aim to capture fish that aren’t that big, but you will be catching them constantly, without having to wait for a long period of time. For beginners, this is the best way to start. You can get easily bored if you aren’t an experienced fisherman in case you try catching bigger fish. We would recommend getting to love fishing before attempting something like that.
So what do you need for float fishing?
Well, rod obviously, nylon, a float and a hook and of course, the bait.
For float fishing, the best bait would probably be a maggot or a lobworm, sometimes you can even fish with bread, but a live bait is always better.
The bait goes on the hook, but it has to be firmly secured so that it doesn’t fall off and when a fish tries to eat it, the fish has to eat the hook as well.
If you don’t react quick enough, the fish might eat your bait and swim away. It will sometimes get hooked on its own, but the best course of action would be a fast pull from your end. You will know when to pull when your float sinks.
When it comes to float fishing, everything is important. The size of your float, the size of your hook, even the width of your nylon.
If they realize there is danger present, you won’t catch too many of them. You can easily spook the fish. Not only by visual interpretation but also with sounds. Don’t yell or splash the water while you’re fishing. You will scare them off. Fishing is an art, it’s not just putting your float into the water. For beginners, if you don’t already have the fishing gear, make sure you buy some mid priced gear. Don’t go with the cheapest you can find, you won’t enjoy it much. Float fishing requires patience and constant holding of the rod, if you buy something needlessly heavy, your hands will hurt and you will get an impression that fishing isn’t all that great. Even more so, you might not catch anything due to bad equipment which will ultimately ruin your experience.
Different kinds of fish like different kinds of things, some fish are active during a specific time of the day while others aren’t. If you have a lake or a river nearby, educate yourself on what kind of fish lives there and prepare some kind of strategy before you go.
If you don’t manage to catch anything for some time, you can always throw some special food to attract them to the area you’re currently fishing in. Once they start feeding, they won’t be as cautious when it comes to your bait and you’ll start catching a lot more.
Float Fishing for Beginners
Fishing is often considered a pastime recreational activity reserved for adults, in most cases, men. However, kids today are quick learners and want to see and try what their dads are doing from a very early age. From the first time they feel the cold fish in their hands, they become hooked to the thrill of catching something alive.
There are several great reasons why kids should be involved with the world of fishing – they will learn about the outdoors, about nature and wildlife, about different biosystems and the equilibrium they need, about keeping the world as it is because they will have to leave it to their children too. Also, there are more positive sides to fishing since it does not demand expensive equipment (you can buy most of your fishing tackle at your nearby sporting goods store or even an interior decorating store) and it is quickly and easily accessible. Also, children will learn compassion every time they return the caught fish back into the natural habitat.
It is very easy to take your kids fishing, you just need to follow a few easy steps. First, you need to have a body of water where to fish, somewhere close to your residence. There are several websites which can provide great information about fishing spots near you and about other points of interest.
Of course, fishing is a regulated activity and you have to own a permit in order to fish – this means you will have to acquire your fishing license. It can usually be bought in stores close to you.
You found your location and you got the license in your pocket – it is time to go equipment shopping. Fishing gear comes in many shapes, sizes and prices, but beginner level fishing gear is not that expensive and is readily accessible and easy to use. Also, get some information before buying your gear since fishing for different kinds of fish means the need to have different gear.
Once you bought and prepared your „tools“, you need a way to convince the fish to bite the hook – yes, bait! Of course, fishermen have their trade secrets which they do not give out, but, with time and experience, you will understand which fish prefers which type of bait. For example, catfish likes chicken meat. Many fish like earthworms, mealworms, corn, other kinds of meat and so on.
Fishing With Kids
Now that you got all the elements together, you are ready to fish! Swinging the pole and hitting the part of the water will demand a bit of practice, but, soon enough, your kids will be a great companion to your fishing trips, a fishing buddy with whom to compete! Of course, as the more experienced fish wrangler, your help will always be appreciated and your advice will prove invaluable.
The smile on the face of your boy once he reels in his first big catch will be a site to remember. A few photos with the catch of the day, and the big fish goes back into its home, just like you and your kids after a beautiful afternoon spent fishing.