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Though there are plenty of things to account for when fishing, there are some basic tips to consider when fishing for Tuna or just casually fishing a lake in your area. Here are five tips to consider:
- Check the licensing requirements. The first step to take before you go fishing anywhere is to verify whether fishing is indeed allowed and whether a fishing permit is required where you are planning to go.
- Pick out the right bait. Identify the type(s) of fish that you want to catch, in order to pinpoint the types of bait you will need. Utilizing the correct equipment is essential to increasing the number of fish you reel in. Should you have any questions, any professional in the pro shop will be able to help you find the gear that matches your needs.
- Cast carefully. Casting a line is like crossing the street - be sure to look both ways before doing so. Otherwise, you might easily hit others with your line. When using worms as bait, be sure to double hook the worm so it doesn’t fly off the line when you cast out.
- Be patient. The key to fishing is to be patient. Once you’ve hooked your fish, ease it in slowly by reeling it in a bit, and then letting it loose a bit. Repeating this will ensure that you reel the fish in slowly and without too much resistance, without breaking the line. The larger the fish, the more essential this becomes.
- Kill your catch humanely. Once you catch your fish, don’t leave it squirming and flopping itself to death. Instead, kill it humanely by snapping its neck or slamming it into the ground. If the fish is too small, it’s better to release it back into the water, as it won’t be much of a benefit to you anyway.