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Fishing In Fresh Water Tips and Hints


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In some of our previous articles we touched upon fishing with live bait and lure’s and whether other conditions such as the time of the day or even weather can make a difference in how the fish are biting. In this article we will be talking about the different types of water where you can go fishing for different freshwater species of fish. Whether you decide to use live bait or lures you need to know about the different types of bodies of water and the best way to fish in them.  Especially if you’re a beginner to fishing with some of the information we provide here it is a great opportunity for you to learn as you go and progress up the scale to the different levels of fishing that you will find, especially in different bodies of water.

Probably one of the easiest ways to learn how to fish is to do some pond fishing.  Generally you will find most of these ponds have easy access to some great fishing spots where with even something as simple as an inexpensive rod and reel, a hook, a bobber and an earthworm and you’re already to start catching fish. If it is a small pond many times you might find sunfish and other small species such as crappies or small bass for example, but if you’re hitting a bigger size pond you made find that you will be able to catch some of the fish that are found in lakes such as trout, larger bass, walleye and other fish that can grow to a bigger size.

After fishing in a pond, when you’re ready to move onto the next level, your next fishing spot should be a lake. Although fishing in a pond in a lake is very similar, many times you have the opportunity to fish for different types of species of firewater fish that can grow to a larger size.

Many of the same techniques you use for fishing in a pond, both with live bait and lures, can be used for lake fishing, but again keep in mind that you want to make sure you use lures or live bait that are big or small enough for the fish you’re trying to catch. For example if you’re fishing for big pike, you would use a much bigger minnow or a much different lure than if you were fishing for small bass for example. Often it is much better fishing with a boat when you’re dealing with a lake, and with the technology nowadays and all the different type of toys, like fish finders for example, it is not only easier to find out where the fish are, you can actually tell what depths they are at. This saves you a great deal of time that you might otherwise spend trying out different types of bait at the different depths of the lake, but for many using this technology is cheating and they prefer finding the fish themselves.

Fishing in a stream or river can be somewhat more difficult than fishing in a pond or lake because often you’re dealing with faster moving water and because of this you need to use certain types of bait and lures and many times also utilize a different technique. Fishing in these bodies of water, both the stream and river, can be truly exciting because often you’ll find fish that spawn every year and if you know a good stream or river often you can catch some big fish.  The only drawback to this type of fishing is that there is only a short window of opportunity to fish every year, because after the fish have spawned, they return back to the lake. On the flip side it is much easier to fish on shore in these types of environments, compared to a large lake for example.

In some of our future articles we will go into greater lengths about the different types of live bait you can use as well as the different types of lure’s you can use in these different bodies of freshwater. Thanks for visiting our site and we look forward to providing you with more great information down the road.

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