The water is cold and unforgiving, but the fish are waiting. You can feel it in your bones that this day will be a good one. With the sun shining high overhead and clear skies, you grab your gear and head out to the pier.
The only thing better than fishing on a sunny day is when you catch something big! It’s always exciting when you hear that splash behind you or see those telltale signs of a hooked fish thrashing about, trying to get away from its inevitable fate. But sometimes even for an experienced angler like yourself, it can be difficult to land such an angry creature – especially if they’re not cooperating with their demise by jumping into the boat voluntarily!
You’ve come this far
You’ve come this far, so don’t give up now. There’s still hope; you just have to play your cards right. When it comes time to land the fish, here are some tips on how to do it successfully:
First of all, make sure that you’re prepared for what is about to happen! You want to make sure that you’ve got some extra fishing line and enough weights that can help you to get the fish near the boat.
Be patient with the fish. The more it struggles, the stronger its resistance will be. If you want to land a big one, you need to use minimal force so that they don’t snap your fishing line and get away again. It’s always better to be safe than sorry!
Especially when you’re on the water, you must pay attention to any environmental hazards. Waves can pick up at any moment, so make sure that the fish is next to the boat before attempting to net it or transfer it into the live well.
Eating The Fish Where You need To Bee
If you’ve done everything right, you should have the fish where you need it to be. Keep an eye on your line and make sure that it’s not snagged anywhere. This will make it easier to land the fish without having to cut your line.
Sometimes after a long fight with a particularly feisty catch, the hook itself can become dislodged from the fish’s mouth. If this happens, the only thing to do is cut your line and hope that it can live out its life without obstruction in its way. If
that’s not the case, approach it carefully and try to remove the hook without harming the fish.
What To Do Once You Got The Fish
Once you’ve got the fish safely on board, take it out of the water to make sure that it’s alive and healthy. If it looks like it’s having trouble breathing or not moving at all, then there is very little chance for survival. You can tell if this is happening by looking closely at its gills to see if they
That’s all there is to it! With these simple steps, you should be an expert at catching your dinner in no time. Now that you know more about the steps to becoming a fish angler, it’s time for you to take the next step and put your new knowledge into practice. Get out there and land yourself some dinner tonight.