Fishing Tips

I once caught a fish'. this big' Here are some useful tips of the fishing trade to help you get the big one that got away last time.


The fishing technique of doodling can be described as a worm fishing technique and the technique finds the best usage in deep and clear lakes that are mostly found in Western America.

Playing the Fish

If a fish makes a run for it, don't be alarmed. Take your time and try to reel in while the fish is swimming away from your line. Relax and keep the rod at about a 45 degree angle to the water aimed straight at the fish. When the fish slows down now it is time to reel him in slowly. Pull the rod up and reel as you go down . This will keep the fish calmer then if you just yanked up fast. If you can't hear your drag working then you should be reeling. Patience is the key, do not be in a hurry or your line may break and you will have lost him.

Night fishing

The best time to catch fish is in the night. During the day the top of the water is warm, however at night the surface water is cool. For this reason, fish such as bass will be closer to the surface of the water after the sun goes down. The type of tackle and lures you need should be heavier. You can always use a low light to attract bugs to the light so the fish will notice them. Lizards, worms or spinner baits are generally used, but it's a good idea to have on board a chum slick to attract the fish also. The moon's glow can shed some light on the water however be prepared and bring a light of some sort, whether a lantern or flashlight with some extra batteries just in case you need them and keep them in a safe, dry place on your boat.

Flipping and pitching

Techniques with a rod and line handling that allows you to efficiently fish in shallow waters. This technique is fast and quiet enabling you to cover more of the water quickly without spooking the fish. For flipping your rod should match the waters you are fishing in and the size of the fish you will encounter. This technique requires a long rod 7' or more depending on your size and stature. If you are tall go for the 8' rod which will work effectively. Most of these rods have a telescopic butt section which collapses and easily fits in your boat. Gently lower the bait in the water and let it quiver to the bottom as close to the threes as possible. Keep an eye on your line closely to see if it's been bitten by a fish. Shake the lure for a second to attract the fish.

For pitching you want to use a slightly shorter rod. If your rod is 7' that is fine, but if you are using an 8' rod you should have a shorter one for pitching. Pitching takes a little more control of your equipment and you can cast quite a long distance and land the lure in the water quietly.

Deep sea fishing

When a boat is not easily visible from shore and you are fishing in deep waters in the 100 feet deep range to catch those bigger fish in the ocean. Strap yourself in the seat if your line takes off with a fish. Let the fish run and slowly tip your rod lower and reel over and over.

Casting principles

There are three types of casts to use ' overhand, underhand and sidearm. Try to have the lure land on the water quietly. Put tension on the line just before the lure touches the water which will prevent it from blowing on windy days. Use a quality rod and reel and cast with the wrist.