How to Become a Better Fisherman

Fishing is a sport that just about anyone can participate in. It doesn’t take a lot of money but it will take a lot of time if you let it. Fishing can be enjoyed by anyone at any age. It is something that people over generations can take the time to enjoy. However, if you didn’t have a grandpa that taught you to fish, then you might be at a loss on where to start.

Well, we hate to break it to you but there are all kinds of different kinds of fish out there too. And, the different fish eat different things. This means that you will have to determine how you’d like to fish first and go from there.

Some fish you catch with live bait. This is typically worms, grubs, or other small fish called minnows. These can be purchased at a bait shop. However, if you are near a lake, there are often times bait sold at the local gas station as well. This is a simple form of fishing and is used to catch the bottom feeders as well as some other fish that like live bait.

Fishing Lures

There are fishing lures. These come in so many options that it will certainly make your head spin. And, there are different fishing lures designed for different types of fish. To determine what lure might work for you, you might want to go to the local bait shop and talk with the guys. They are an endless resource for you on everything about fishing.

The local bait shop is where you will find local fishermen. The one unspoken rule is that you never ask where their fishing holes are.  But, if you tell them that you have never been fishing and would like to try it, they will be more than happy to assist.

Fishermen love to talk about fishing, so you better clear some time for this trip. And, they will all have a different opinion on what works and what doesn’t.  Just try to stick to the facts such as water depth and water temp or seasons to understand where to start to look for fish.

Practice Fishing to Improve

There are countless videos you can find online as well. This is, well, because fishermen love to talk about fishing. So, if you have questions, maybe you should look at the specific question up and see what the answers are. Keep in mind that everyone has their own opinions. But, once you have some ideas you can try them for yourself and see how they work.

Fishing, as with anything, is better with practice. And, once you practice if you find yourself wondering something, go back to the bait shop and ask.  Most fishermen love to help new fishermen get into the sport. There are plenty of fish and fishing spots to go around. This is not only a great hobby to get into, but you will also most likely start to make friends as well.

How Fishing Makes You A Better Person (According To Science)

Fishing is a sport that doesn’t take a lot of money to get started.  It is something that every age can enjoy as well as any economical level.  Sure, it can get rather expensive if you plan to go after the ocean critters in a boat or in the Great Lakes, but you don’t have to go to those places to catch amazing and did we mention yummy fish.

Fishing is great for the overall health of a person. And, well fish are as well. They are a good source of protein and provide the body with fish oil that is great for the heart.

Fishing can help with your physical fitness as well. Well, if you are not on the back of a large boat reeling in the huge ones, you might not get a lot of exercise from fishing.  But, if you are seeking out some amazing fishing holes, you will get it in the getting to the fishing spot.

Fishing large fish can be a workout within itself. However, if you are just fishing for smaller fish you won’t get much of a workout reeling them in. But, you will by paddling, walking, or hiking and just well, getting to the swimming hole will bring exercise.

Fishing can help with PTSD

PTSD is prevalent these days. We are understanding more and more about mental health and how the brain processes trauma.  It is something that can be horrible to live with. And, it is affecting not just the person with PTSD but those around them. There have been studies that prove fishing helps reduce PTSD, along with other mental illnesses that surround it.

Getting out into nature has been proven to help with mood, concentration, anxiety, and even depression. If you have been diagnosed with a mental illness, try grabbing a pole and go fishing for a bit.

Some of the mental benefits of fishing are that we get to unplug. Unplugging from all of our devices and really concentrating on the task at hand, catching a fish, can bring a mental peace over us. This will help with all kinds of things from our physical health to our mental health. This sort of cut back on screen time is something that cannot be replicated.

You need to just find the time to get out there. There is no need for a boat, you can fish from a dock! There are all kinds of fun places to fish from small rivers to large lakes and everything in between.

If you are interested in getting out and exploring, what are you waiting for? Fishing can certainly be a fun adventure. However, you need to take the time to do it.  If you have never been fishing, you might want to start by watching some simple videos that will show you how to fish, what you will need, and what to expect.

You can start with simple things such as a pole and some bait. But, there are a whole plethora of options to choose from for your fishing adventures.


I have been camping and going outdoors for over 15 years! My first experience was when I joined the scouts. There I learned a lot. From building a campfire to set up a really big tent. Then I know this is awesome. Around 2005 I also started Geocaching. This is a lot of fun. And every time we go camping we look at the map to see if there are some nice caches around.

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