So you’ve decided that you want to learn how to fish. You’ve seen pictures, watched videos and have heard people talk about their catches. Fishing sounds awesome and you want to try it but don’t know where to start. There are a few ways to learn and educate yourself and get your big catch sooner than later
1.)Ask a fisherman
This is the easiest one especially if you have friends or relatives who fish. Fishermen love to talk about fishing and sure enough just ask a few questions and most will be more than happy to give you advice and tips. For a beginner, advice from most fisherman can get you started no matter what kind of fish they specialize in.
2.)Bait and Tackle Shops and Fishing Stores
Bait and tackle shops are great sources of local information for knowing what to use and where to use it. Simply go in and talk to someone who works there.It might be worth it to pay a little more for your equipment in order to establish a relationship. They’re obviously going to be more willing to help out people who are spending money
3.) Hire a Fishing Guide
If you have the resources a great way of learning to fish, and learning about various game species and conservation issues in your area is to hire a guide. Most provide instruction for beginners and you can are on a boat for 4-8 hours where you can pick the brain of a pro so be sure to bring lots of questions. You’ll have a ton of fun, and learn more in a day with a good guide than you’d learn in a month on your own. And you’ll actually catch some fish! Particularly good if you’re also looking for additional advice on equipment, boats, trailers, fish finders, etc. Another good thing about hiring a guide is that they will let you use fishing gear that is much nicer than you could probably afford on your own
4.)Read Fishing Books
You can always learn on your own by buying some good books. Look for books about the basics, of fishing, more advanced books that are more specialized in what you are interested in catching, guide books for your area and books just about the fish you’re looking to pursue (more on the fish, less on fishing)
5.)Read Fishing Resources Online
There are many resources online about fishing. You will find everything from articles, how to guides, forums and videos. There won’t be a shortage of information to go through and techniques to try. You might even join a fishing group so you can share with others your experiences and questions.