Be aware of your surrounding environment. It is too easy to get in trouble when you immerse yourself too deeply in your gear and don’t keep an eye out around you. Take a quiet moment to consider where and when you are fishing. Observe the weather conditions and take note of other animals that may be in the area. You might soon see that environmental elements could help you pick a great fishing location. If you’re attempting to catch catfish, then you should make sure that the bait is positioned low because catfish feed on the bottom. Catfish prefer live bait. Take care to add enough weight to the line to drive it to the bottom. An old and empty dental floss dispenser makes for a handy spool for your monofilament. This can make carrying your monofilament easier. A dental floss dispenser also comes equipped with a built-in cutter, making snipping leader a breeze.
Don’t freak out if you catch a large fish. Large fish often fight you. Trying to reel in a fighting fish will just break your fishing rod. Set your rod’s drag and let the fish get tired before gently pulling it in.
Each time you go on a fishing trip, consider the weather and the season as you take time in looking over the lake’s map. Even an area you are familiar with is worth investigating. If you do, you might find a fishing spot that you missed before. Websites out there can help with water levels, forecasts, and wind conditions.