Nobody is born great at anything. Everything needs much practice and experience, and this is no different when it comes to fishing. Becoming exceptionally good in this sport or recreational activity, takes a lot of patience and time paired with efficient learning. At first sight, it may look like something really simple, but only after your first few unsuccessful fishing trips you’ll realize that you couldn’t have been more wrong.
But don’t fear, you just have to be persistent and strive to learn. And there’s no better way to learn things than to learn from other more experienced and better anglers. You don’t catch big fish just by standing with a pole in your hands expecting the fish to bite your bait. It involves a lot of strategy and techniques. Hanging around with better fishermen and going on fishing trips with more experienced anglers almost always guarantees you’ll learn something new. However, not all are lucky enough to have a friend or two that are skilled anglers willing to teach them and show them how things are done.
Some people will have to rely on different sources like watching TV or fish videos on the internet and reading guides. Believe it or not, there are many websites besides YouTube that are dedicated to catching fish videos, tips and tricks, and then there are also some blogs and guides on how you can improve your fishing game. This gives you the chance to learn from the very best in the world. Getting the necessary knowledge to get that big game catch has never been easier.
For most of these people, fishing is everything. They dedicate their entire lives developing techniques and coming up with new tricks to improve their game, and you can copy it right from them. You can learn the most simple of things like tying a knot properly, the basic fishing glossary, how to use all the basic fishing tools as well as some more advanced techniques and tricks like how the weather will affect your fishing and how to catch a specific type of fish.
For example, you can learn all about the kingfish – that they are generally open water type of fish, and can weight up to 45 kilos. They usually prefer waters over 20 Celsius near offshore structures like deep ledges, artificial and natural reefs, shipwrecks and oil rigs. There are several methods like trolling, deep jigging and live baiting that can be used to catch them. All of these methods require different type of gear, so by figuring out the method you want to use, you can plan accordingly before your next trip.
This is just one small example about what you can learn from online fish videos and guides, but there’s much more to it. All you have to do is sit on your computer and browse the internet until you find what you’re looking for. Good luck and have fun!