Since spring is upon us, I thought about putting together a short list of the tips that I found to be most helpful when you’re going to start your angling adventures in this season. The first piece of advice that I can give you is to try to fish as much as possible. Spring is amazing for most species, in that they’re slowly coming back to life. Fish are just the same. The only thing that I would like to note is that there might be some restrictions with regard to whether you’re allowed to fish for a certain species or in a certain area. What’s more, you should try to enjoy your angling as much as you can. Don’t focus on your catch per se. Use simple bait and the results will not fail to show up because fish are still somewhat dizzy or sluggish when the water is still cold. That’s why they might have to prey on anything they have the chance to.
Before setting your hook, give yourself some time. Just as I was saying before, it takes a bit more on the part of the fish to get that bait into its mouth, so be patient start reeling in only when you’re sure that you’ve caught something. Otherwise, you’ll be left feeling frustrated, you will want to go home, and there might be high chances of you never coming back to the river, pond, or shore where you’ve tried your luck.
Early spring fishing is different from the angling that you might engage in during the summer. In fact, the water is so cold in the morning that you might be better off sleeping a bit later than what you normally do. Fish are considerably more active once the water has gotten warmer, so I personally advise you to go out to your spot at around nine or ten in the morning.
Finally, I have to add that fish like to be comfortable when they’re going through their apparently hibernating period. That’s why you might find them in muddy areas because the mud keeps the cold water at bay. As such, you ought to try fishing the edges of lakes, for instances, where there’s a good amount of vegetation and mud. Of course, it pays off to leave on a fishing trip after checking out the weather forecast. This way, you won’t be in for some nasty surprises. Plus, you have to consider the fact that sunny weather brings fish to life and makes them more active. If you find the right day and daytime, you have significant chances of being entertained by battling with a strong fish.