Fishing Mistakes You Should Avoid

Posted by Brandon Austin on Oct 17, 2018 3:54:00 PM
Just like the saying goes, a bad day of fishing is still better than a day not fishing at all. We love fishing because it affords us the freedom to explore the outdoors, meet new people, and take a break from the daily grind. However, that doesn’t mean that our time spent fishing can’t be enhanced by catching more fish. Part of what’s so great about fishing is that there is a lot to learn, and if you can use that knowledge to pull off a big catch, you’ll have a lot of great stories to tell when you get back home. On the other hand, there's a lot of mistakes that could be made to keep you from hooking into the big one. Keep reading to learn about several things to avoid while out fishing.

Not Preparing Well Enough

Lack of preparedness could mean anything from forgetting the sunscreen to something a little more serious like forgetting to charge the trolling motor. Sure, it’s great to just be out on the lake for a day of fishing, but if you can’t go anywhere, you’re probably not going to have much luck. To avoid this issue, make sure you create an actual checklist beforehand of everything you need instead of trying to keep it all in your head.

Not Planning Your Day

Even a small amount of knowledge of the location you’re going to and the type of fish you’re trying to catch can go a long ways towards finding fish and catching them. Try one of the several fishing apps out there like ProAngler or Fishidy to get the inside scoop on the waters you'll be at. These are just a few of the things that you’ll need to take into consideration.
 
Structure - Certain species such as trout, northern pike, and bass like to stay near structures. This refers to things like large rocks, logs, or ledges within the lake that afford them protection and a source of food. Try using a fish finder, even a cast-able one like the Deeper to get a quick idea of where structure may be... and then toss in a cast-able and wireless fishing camera to verify what that structure is and possibly what fish are in it.
 
Oxygen Levels - Like humans, fish need oxygen to survive. You’re going to find more fish in areas of the lake that are highly oxygenated.
 
Temperature - All fish prefer a certain water temperature. For example, lake trout and salmon prefer cooler water while bullhead catfish prefer much warmer water.
 
Food - Fish like to go where the food is. You’ll have better luck catching fish if you understand what food the species that you’re fishing likes.
 
Weather - Believe it or not, fish are very sensitive to pressure changes in the atmosphere and the change of weather. Before a cold front moves in, fish will often be most active giving you a nice window of opportunity to catch a lot of fish.
 
 

Not Taking Your Time

When it comes to fishing, you can’t just get in and get out, you need to take your time. Instead of moving on to a new location after one cast, try thinking through what could be causing you to not get any bites. It can be really rewarding working through situations like this and being successful. Not getting a bite doesn't necessarily mean there's no fish in the area. It could be that your lure or bait is not presenting itself as supposed to, it could be they're checking out your bait or lure and swimming away, you could be retrieving or trolling too fast. Try using a wireless fishing camera that has a mobile app so you can reel in and review why you didn't get a catch and make an adjustment while on the water.

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Top Uses For An Underwater Fishing Camera

Posted by Brandon Austin on Aug 23, 2018 1:27:15 PM
 
Technology is awesome — it has provided us with tons of cool gadgets to play with and learn from. High-tech equipment is becoming more readily available and we have more power in the palms of our hands than was ever thought possible just several decades ago. One awesome piece of tech you can get ahold of now that wouldn’t have even been possible a decade ago is the wireless underwater fishing camera. In this blog, we’re going to take a look at some of the best uses for a device like this.
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Saving Money On Your Next Fishing Trip

Posted by Brandon Austin on Jul 25, 2018 5:17:00 PM

Fishing is one of those hobbies where you can spend next to nothing on fishing gear and still have a good time. However, you could also spend thousands on gear and still have fun; it all depends on what kind of fisher you want to be.. but let's be honest we all love our gear, and the truth of the matter is that you could have a lot more room in your budget for cool fishing gear if you were able to save money on the actual fishing trip itself. Let’s face it, we’re not all millionaires, so it’s only natural that we need to make sacrifices in order to do what we love. In this blog, we’re going to take a look at some ways you can save money on your next fishing trip so you have room in your fishing budget.

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Top 10 Issues Anglers Face When Trolling

Posted by Capt. Joey Argento Jr. on Jul 11, 2018 4:00:00 PM

Hey anglers, Capt. Joey Argento Jr. here.

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How To Locate and Catch Striped Bass In Freshwater Lakes and Reservoirs

Posted by Meng Xyong on Jul 6, 2018 3:46:00 PM

It felt just like another striped bass that morning. Reeling in a catch from 50ft of water, it was heavy and with no real fight in it. Finally, when I had it thirty feet from the boat, I saw a flash of its side and that’s when the line peeling began. With the rod bent over, I held on as the reel screamed. I had just hooked into my personal best striped bass coming in at 27lbs fishing at San Luis Reservoir, a fresh water
reservoir. What an awesome experience!

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Using Crankbaits and the Subtle Changes That Could Make or Break Your Fishing Day

Posted by John Rakestraw on Jun 28, 2018 4:02:00 PM

I know I talk a lot about crankbaits, but I throw them more than anything else in the world. My favorite being Strike King's XD series, which has opened up a huge world for me, one that was very unfamiliar not too long ago.

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How To Select The Right Baits For The Early Season

Posted by Billy "AMFish Guy" Georgopoulos on May 30, 2018 6:11:53 PM

Hi fellow anglers! Early spring fishing is finally here and it seemed like a great time to write a short blog post about tips on how to select the right baits for the early season.  This is a short video review of what size of baits to start off with and how/when to consider progressing up in size during the fishing season, watch here:  

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A Picture Doesn't Tell 1000 Words -Why Fishing is Stuck In a Photo Rut

Posted by Dusty McAdon on Apr 27, 2018 5:00:00 PM

For the longest time, the angling community has shared their fishing experiences via word of mouth. How else would you be able to describe the experience with the conditions and the details?

Even if you were lucky enough to have a friend standing there with a camera or smartphone to get a photo of you holding the fish, there's still not much to go off of about the story of that catch.

For myself, sharing our experience with the community is important. Every time that I listen to a fellow angler or read a thread on a fishing forum about a certain angling experience, I tend to learn something. Any good angler learns from their own experience, and the word of others as well.

With all this detail in every story and in every catch, the pictures of the catch that anglers have shared contain a nice shot of the fish but doesn’t tell anything of how it was caught, what that battle was like, what was used, or how the fish was even hooked up. No good story started with the end and yet a picture of your catch only provides just that. Anglers need a better tool, something that can tell their story for them. For me, it's a GoFish Cam. With it you can actually capture and share the entire angler’s experience from the cast, the bite, the hook set, the fight and landing the fish. GoFish Cam allows you to capture video of that fish, full of life, in its environment.

Instead of showing a friend a picture of a fish and having to tell a full story, try capturing a video of that catch, let them live the story versus hearing it, and see the difference in their reaction!

As a last point, what’s funny is I’ve focused on what happens if you get a catch… but what about if you don’t end up landing it? “Let me tell you a story… of the biggest fish that got away!” How many times have you heard that before? Well, there’s never really been a way to actually know what that was or what happened… until now!

Check out a clip of a big one getting away here:

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Top 10 Issues Anglers Face When Bottom Fishing

Posted by Dan Sansom on Feb 6, 2018 4:00:00 PM

Interested in giving bottom-fishing a go? Great! I've gone ahead and highlighted the Top 10 issues that anglers face when bottom-fishing below. Make sure you know what's to come and tips to avoid them so you can bottom fish better!

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Don't Be A Loose Knot: 10 Of The Best Knots For Every Angler (Saltwater and Freshwater)

Posted by Stephen Trull on Jan 31, 2018 4:00:00 PM

As a tournament angler, I require the right knot for the right application. The knot can mean success or failure. Quality line is extremely important, but even the best lines get nicked, cut, stretched and wear out. It is important to re-tie regularly to ensure you don’t lose your expensive lures, in-line fishing cameras, or other in-line equipment, and most importantly that fish of a lifetime.

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