Spring is here and it calls for fun outdoor activities! If you are a lover of the woods and delicious fish dishes, then I believe that a fishing trip is exactly what you need. The weather is warm and pleasant for both the fish and you, so I advise you to seize this opportunity before it’s too late, for we all know that storms and heavy rainfalls might surprise us again. This, however, doesn’t mean that you should hurry and go on a fishing adventure without preparing for it properly, especially if you are not experienced enough.
So, when planning your fishing trip, your first step should be deciding where you will go fishing. I believe that every new fisherman should start off this exciting experience with freshwater fishing, possibly in a pristine lake (don’t forget that fishing licenses are required for both freshwater and saltwater fishing). Streams and rivers can be a little tricky because river fish find hiding places and travel several times a day in search for food. River fish are true fighters, so you might return home with an empty bag. And that would be really disappointing, right? Right. If you want to make sure you have a successful fishing trip, then you should know that the perfect time of the day for fishing in spring is the period from 1 pm to 5 pm, for this is when the fish are eating a lot, making catching them with the help of your live or artificial baits quite easy.
After choosing the destination and the timing, you should check whether you have all the necessary fishing equipment you need. If you are a beginner, I advise you to buy yourself a nice spinning rod and a spinning reel, for many new anglers find using spinning rods and reels extremely convenient. You will also need to pack fishing line, hooks, and a lot of artificial lures. There are plenty of physical and online fishing tackle stores in our country that offer their customers a wide selection of durable and affordable spinning rods and reels, jigging and metal lures, as well as stick baits, which means that finding the right fishing gear for you shouldn’t be difficult.
A careful fisherman knows that during his stay in the great outdoors he can slip, fall and get hurt, which is precisely why he would never forget to bring along first aid kit supplies with him. Trust me (and thousands of other knowledgeable fishers), having plenty of band-aids, several bandages, and a waterproof medical tape to hand while fishing is always a smart idea.
The very last tip on my list is this kind reminder: try to relax and enjoy every second of your fishing adventure, no matter how many fish you’ll end up catching.