When you’re first learning the ins and outs of fishing, it can feel like every little thing that can go wrong does. Here’s a secret: even pros with decades of experience still slip up. It may not be as often, and their years of experience means that they have the knowledge to fix the issue themselves, but someone who’s been fishing for 30 years is still going to get tangled up every now and then. So, if you want to make your fishing experience a bit more enjoyable, keep in mind these top issues that anglers face so you can know to avoid them:
Every angler, at one point or another, dreams of what it would be like to become a tournament angler and for some, it even becomes a reality. However, you should know that it’s not as easy as one may think! I am by no means a professional angler, but I have fished my fair share of tournaments, and I continue to work hard towards my passions of becoming one. In this blog, I will talk about some tips and tricks to help you out when it comes to tournament season!
It feels like just yesterday we were discussing some helpful tips for ice fishing. Although there’s still plenty of ice left across the country to get some more ice fishing in, what about the anglers who are sitting in anticipation of spring fishing? We can’t say we blame you if you’re not a fan of the cold, or ice fishing in general, but there’s plenty you can be doing right now to prepare for spring fishing — most of which can be done inside where it’s warm!
Have you tried using your GoFish Cam under the ice? I’ve been using this camera under my tip-ups the last few times I’ve been out on the ice, and I haven’t been disappointed! There’s nothing more exciting than going through your footage and watching a 36-inch pike come up and smoke your bait. Not only do you get to experience amazing fish strikes, you get a video that lasts a lifetime.
Ready to start planning your first kayak fishing trip? Here are a few things you need to take into consideration first. Although it may seem like there’s no difference between standing on the bank and fishing versus fishing in a kayak, this couldn’t be farther from the truth. We’re going to take a look at everything from techniques to safety, so read on and stay tuned to our blogs for more helpful tips.
Fishing can be a challenging hobby for both new anglers and seasoned pros alike. Although some people may think it’s as simple as throwing a lure into the water and waiting for fish to arrive, most of us know it’s not that simple. One big challenge you’ll face as an angler is dealing with different water conditions. I’m not referring so much to the calmness of the water (or lack thereof), what I’m referring to is temperature, oxidation, and clarity. All of these aspects can have a huge impact on your ability to catch fish. Keep reading to learn more about water conditions while fishing.
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!
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.
Fishing is a great hobby for all ages. Anywhere around the world you'll find communities of enthusiastic anglers. If you're thinking of getting in on the action, here are a few tips to catch your first fish!