Make the most of your spinnerbait by only casting it out in direct sunlight. Light is crucial to getting your spinner to flash and attract fish. Also, if you find the fish are reluctant to bite a bare spinner, add a trailer like a worm to add another dimension of interest.
When you go out fishing, take in consideration the weather and the season and check out a lake map. Even if you are hitting up a favorite fishing spot, it can pay off to investigate the area a bit when you arrive. By doing this, you may discover good locations that you have not used before. There are sites on the Internet that show forecasts, water levels and wind conditions. You can get a new perspective on fishing by visiting your favorite spot at night instead of during the day. Give yourself a head lamp and also leave your boat lights on. You might find that the fishes you catch are different from the ones you see during a given daytime fishing trip. Catch and release is great practice for those who don’t plan on eating their catch. When you practice catch and release, you simply unhook the fish with care and let it go into the water once more. This practice allows the fish population to increase, which means better fishing in the future. Make live bait such as earthworms look bigger in order to easily manipulate the fishes by flattening them at the night prior to you going out. To fatten worms, line a flat container with newspapers and put the worms in it. Put it in the fridge overnight. The temperature change and humidity will make the worms plumper. If you hook a fish, then be confident that you can get it; don’t panic. Do not reel in fish swimming away from you. Relax yourself, and let the drag and rod do the work for you. Set your drag only once your hook is fully set in your fish. Be sure your rod’s angle is about 45 degrees while aimed at any fish.