Fishing is a favorite pastime for many and a great way to enjoy the outdoors. But if you’re looking to improve your skills and become a better fisherman, there are some pro tips you should follow:
Keep it simple
Like many things in life, less is often more with fishing. Try not to overanalyze or overdo it with your technique. There are likely simple solutions to the issues you’re facing. If it’s a particularly windy day, put your back to the wind to cover as much water as possible; if the day is a slick one, take it slow.
Focus on your weaknesses
Spend time practicing the things that you struggle with most so that you can do it all. Take the rod you’re least comfortable with and leave the others at home. Try fishing on a familiar lake or pond with lots of fish to help you gain confidence.
Put in the time
Experience can be the best teacher, so the more time you spend out on the water, the better. When you’re out on the water you’ll become in tune with the subtle changes in the fishery itself. You’ll also start to understand how those changes relate to the changes in the weather, such as how the fish react when it rains or what they do when the water level is dropping or rising. Learning the cause-and-effect relationships will help you become a better fisherman much faster than your average weekend angler.
Sharpen up your skills with us here at Mattice Lake! Located all along the peaceful shores of the Ogoki-Albany river system, Mattice Lake Outfitters is a fisherman’s dream! Contact us today to book your stay!