Fishing is similar to other disciplines that include a lot of waiting as part of the activity in that they will both require a good deal of patience on your part. While an experienced fisher will learn to appreciate the downtime in between catches, you will find that this part of fishing tends to scare away some of the less seasoned anglers.
With the time that is usually spent waiting in between catches (or even bites!), you will often want to ensure that the relatively few bouts of action you see end up being successful for you. This is another part of fishing that tends to scare away beginners: the fact that you may end up going home empty-handed.
If you want to diminish the chance of your going home without a new catch, there are a few things that you can do. Today, we are going to be discussing one of them. Since so much time is spent waiting in between catches, you will want to ensure that you don’t end up losing any that bite.
Any fisher with a decent amount of experience can recount a time when they lost a big fish. There are few things more painful than having a larger fish get away from you when you are fishing. While it is part of the sport, being so close to such a potential trophy and then losing it at the last moment can be heartbreaking.
We are going to be taking a look at some of the ways that you can ensure that you keep hold of a large fish when it bites, and eventually reel it in. This is a list for beginners as well as the more experienced fishers amongst our audience who may have recently lost a larger fish and would like to sharpen up their skills.
One of the more important things you can do before deciding to go ahead and catch a larger fish is to make sure that every part of your tackle is ready for such an undertaking. Larger fish don't only require better technique, but they necessitate quality gear that is up to the task of catching them.
Catching large fish is not easy, and reeling in bigger ones on a budget gets even harder. If you are looking to break records with your catches, you should be fishing with equipment that is up to the task. You may be wondering exactly what part of your tackle is crucial, however, so we will go over it.
The most important part of your gear to invest in when trying to catch larger fish is your rod and the associated parts. Thankfully, most modern fishing rods are strong enough to withstand the pull of bigger fish without any issues that could result in any splintering, cracking, or even breaking. This is, of course, as long as you use proper technique.
Your reel is arguably one of the most crucial pieces of equipment that you'll need to ensure that you can hold onto a larger fish. A reel can be the deciding factor between a hold that is strong enough to make sure that you end the day with a new trophy or a simple disappointment.
Your fishing line will also be critical. If your objective is to catch larger fish over the course of your day, you will want to make sure that your line has been tested to higher max weights than an average model. Consider the species of fish in your waters and then look at their upper limit for weight and pull force while deciding on the ideal fishing line.
We hope that our tips have helped you understand that reeling in a big fish is not as hard as it would seem at first. If you take these tips to heart and put a bit of effort into it, you will find that you can reel in bigger fish in no time.