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Fishing is a fun activity that's loved by many! It not only helps you get closer to nature but also helps improve focus and concentration levels. With these and numerous other benefits, a lot of people are now taking up…

Tactics To Catch Different Fish Species
Tactics to catch different fish species

Many a time, while fishing, you end up with no catch. And that leaves you wondering what must have gone wrong. Well, it's not your technique but the tactic that you lack in. It so happens that certain fish are…

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Fishing knots you must know

Fishing knots you must know

Fishing is a fun activity that's loved by many! It not only helps you get closer to nature but also helps improve focus and concentration levels. With these and numerous other benefits, a lot of people are now taking up fishing as a passion. Now if you're out there fishing, you should be aware of everything that you need to know while fishing. So here's one for you: Fishing knots…

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Tactics to catch different fish species

Tactics to catch different fish species

Many a time, while fishing, you end up with no catch. And that leaves you wondering what must have gone wrong. Well, it's not your technique but the tactic that you lack in. It so happens that certain fish are attracted by certain fish kinds of baits and tricks only, which you realize after quite some experience. This leaves you with no catch, and then self doubt! But hey, relax…

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How to make a minnow trap

How to make a minnow trap

Fishing is all the more fun when you know the tricks of the trade. The joy of getting hold of a huge catch is unimaginable. But again, you need to have the tactics and techniques in hand, right? Knowing it all is what makes you a successful angler. So, we've come up with a post that has all the details you need to know about the Minnow Trap – a…

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Fishing knots you must know

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How to make a minnow trap

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Fishing knots you must know

Fishing knots you must know

Fishing is a fun activity that’s loved by many! It not only helps you get closer to nature but also helps improve focus and concentration levels. With these and numerous other benefits, a lot of people are now taking up fishing as a passion. Now if you’re out there fishing, you should be aware of everything that you need to know while fishing. So here’s one for you: Fishing knots every angler must be well versed with!

Fishing knots

Improved clinch knot

This knot is basically used by anglers to tie the line to the hook. All you have to do is thread the line through the eye. Take the loose end in your hand and wrap it 7-8 times around the line. Then thread the free end of the line through the loop that’s nearest to the eye and then back again through the loose section of the line. Pulling both ends tightly will make your knot more secure. Cut off any extras.

Blood knot

The continuous nature of this knot is probably what urged them to name it ‘Blood Knot.’ Commonly used for joining two lines together, all you have to do is line up the ends of each string together for a couple of inches and wrap the first line on the second for five to six times. Bring back both the loose ends back to the middle between two lines – you got your blood knot right there!

Turle knot

Mainly used to tie a thin line to a small hook, the Turle knot is pretty simple too. You have to run the line through the eye of the hook, tying a loose knot at the end of the line. Passing the open loop over the hook, pull it tightly as the loop tightens around the eye. There goes your Turle knot!

 

Double surgeon’s loop

For forming a loop at the end of the line, use this knot. Fold the line into half, then tie a single overhand knot. Pass the loop through the overhand knot once more, to make your knot more secure – moisten the knot and then tighten it – a firm and lasting Double Surgeon’s knot!

What are you waiting for? Get started and learn these knots right away! Because every angler wishes to be perfect with his job!

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Tactics to catch different fish species

Tactics to catch different fish species

Many a time, while fishing, you end up with no catch. And that leaves you wondering what must have gone wrong. Well, it’s not your technique but the tactic that you lack in. It so happens that certain fish are attracted by certain fish kinds of baits and tricks only, which you realize after quite some experience. This leaves you with no catch, and then self doubt! But hey, relax – we got you here. This post is where you can understand those tactics which will help you to catch those ever-elusive fish breeds!

Catfish:
Using a worm as a bait and a bobber as the tackle will help you seek the attention of the catfish around. These fish are commonly found in water bodies, so there’s nothing specific about their location. Using a bobber is one of the tactics that result in a more successful catch. Tying a hook to your line and attaching a bobber (shorter distance for shallow waters and longer distance for deeper waters) is the trick. Cast this repeatedly in the area of the water that’s thronged with catfish. Plus, your worm will be the prized possession here – fish find it hard to resist live baits and voila – you have a nice plumpy fish in hand!

Catfish

Panfish:
The tactic you need to use here is jigging. Get a small jig in hand, which is generally about an inch long, and weighs1/32 to 1/8 ounces. These come in a variety of colors and materials, making your fishing a lot easier. Before you even begin, you need to know where exactly you’ll be finding these fish. They are mostly found in shallow lakes or ponds which have a depth of 5 feet or lesser. Also, the season in which you find them in huge numbers in shallow waters begins from late spring to summer. Small jigs work best on small fishing lines, so tie them and leave them around shallow rocks or weeds, from where they will slowly set off towards the bottom. Using attractive, shiny baits will help you catch the attention of panfish easily.

Pickerels:
A small stick bait is quite enough for you to draw the attention of a pickerel. Wondering how? Well, place this stick bait strategically through the shallow weeds and grass. This is the place where the fish hang out the most in summer. Pickerels are not surface feeders, but if you run the bait a few inches near the surface of the water, the pickerel is sure to fall for it.

So, all set for your next fishing expedition? Good luck!

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How to make a minnow trap

How to make a minnow trap

Fishing is all the more fun when you know the tricks of the trade. The joy of getting hold of a huge catch is unimaginable. But again, you need to have the tactics and techniques in hand, right? Knowing it all is what makes you a successful angler. So, we’ve come up with a post that has all the details you need to know about the Minnow Trap – a trap which is a very efficient and useful one when it comes to fishing. So let’s get started:

Things you require to set up the trap:

  • Two plastic soda bottles of 3 liters each.
  • A woodworking nail
  • Kite string
  • A pair of scissors
  • Pliers
  • A heat source – kitchen flame is just right.
  1. Label the bottles separately, say 1 and 2. Cut off approximately one-third of the bottle 1 from the base and discard the bottom – you won’t need it. Keep the bottle cap on.
  2. Next, cut the top of bottle 2. Cut out the top curvy part of the bottle and this time, remove the bottle cap aside.
  3. For the further steps, keep your heat source, scissors, pliers and the nail handy.
  4. Affix the funnel-shaped bottle 2 into the bottom of bottle 1, in a way that both the bottlenecks are facing the top.
  5. Hold the nail with the plier and heat it. Then slowly place this nail at intervals enough to make around 10 to 12 holes in both the bottles. Dip this nail in cold water to avoid any burn injuries.
  6. Now get the kite string. Thread it to a needle if required and sew both the bottles together. You need to do the sewing carefully to make sure the bottles are firmly together and don’t come off.

Mirror trap

There you go – your minnow trap is all set!

Now all you have to do is fill it with some nice crunchy bait or bread crumbs and place it in the pond or lake in a place where you know fish throng. The fish will get into it and won’t know how to get out of it keep your minnow trap overnight and wake up in the morning to a trap filled with fish!

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