Freshwater Fishing Tips, Tricks and Tactics

Do you plan on going fishing in a body of freshwater? If you are then you need to review our freshwater fishing tips located below. These tips will give you the knowledge you need to improve your luck at fishing.

  • Explore the Waters close to home. There’s no need to venture into the depths of the woods or up a mountain to a small trout stream. Fishing is likely more accessible than you think. You can fish in the heart of downtown and still get the benefits of nature while living in an urban setting.
  • Use the Map. Use Google maps to scout bodies of water near your home and to research/recon/plan. You want to maximize your time on the water, by putting yourself in the best position while out. In any body of water, most of the fish are in 10% of it. Look for features that fish might relate to and congregate, spots like cover, structure, weeds, rocks, docks, and dropoffs.
  • Fish at the right time of day. Most freshwater fish are crepuscular feeders, which means they come out to eat at dawn and at dusk, making sunrise and sunset the most effective fishing hours. If you have time to fish, then fish.
  • Walk slowly and quietly along the shoreline while staying several feet back from the water. Pay attention to where the sun is and where your shadow is falling. You’re just trying to avoid spooking the fish. Here’s a reason to fish on cloudy days.