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Make Use of Weather Instruments When Fishing

Monday, September 21st, 2009

One of the things you should never take for granted during your fishing trip is the weather. Weather conditions tend to change surprisingly fast when you are on water. For example, a calm sea can suddenly turn very rough, slapping your face painfully with the water. It is therefore important to have good weather instruments during your fishing trip.

The weather will not just interfere with you in terms of the discomfort you will experience but fish too will be affected. This happens in a number of different ways. For instance, weather changes affect the insects that normally drop on the water, which the fish feed on.

Whether you are fishing along the shore or you are in a boat deep in the lake, you will benefit a great deal from knowing weather patterns and acting accordingly. You will be able to know what makes the fish stop taking the bait. You will also know when it is time to rush for shelter.


There are different types of equipment that you can make use of. For example, there are hand-held devices that are useful in measuring such things as direction, speed, and maximum gusts of wind. The instruments make use of these measurements to give you average calculations. When you are looking for a suitable piece of equipment to buy, you should preferably get one that stores these measurements.

Air pressure

While air pressure is hardly taken into consideration at home, it is very important on water. Hence the details that you will get from a barometric gauge will be very important when you are fishing. There is a correlation between a drop in air pressure and foul weather. The pressure is also closely connected to temperature changes. You should be able to measure both the present air pressure and recent trends in order to make well informed decisions.


Temperature affects a lot of things, including the types of clothes you should wear. It also determines the best way of steering your boat and even the types of fish that you are likely to get.

You should therefore ensure that you have a pocket-full of weather instruments before you embark on your fishing expedition.

The Top Fishing Vacation Destinations

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

The top places to go for a fishing vacation depend to a great extent on your budget, how far you are prepared to travel, and exactly what you are looking for from your fishing experience. The USA offers such a diverse range of fishing trips and fishing experiences that you will find you cannot exhaust them even in a lifetime of trying. Every state has something unique to offer, so the sooner you start travelling and experimenting, the more experiences you will be able to enjoy. Click to continue »

Great Gifts for the Avid Fisherman

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Gifts for an avid fisherman are not easy to choose unless you have some knowledge of fishing yourself. The last mistake you want to make is to choose a gift which is totally worthless to the recipient, because it is either something which he already has, or something which relates to a different type of fishing from the one he is involved in. The one golden rule you need to follow is to find out as much as you can from the gift’s intended recipient, in a discrete way, of course. If you can ask some questions and show an interest, you should be able to glean enough information to make an informed choice. After all, enthusiasts don’t usually need too much coaxing to talk about their hobbies! Click to continue »

Fishing License: Your Ticket to Fun

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

No matter where you fish in the United States or many other countries, you will need to have a fishing license. Although there are some federal permit requirement for fishing coast waters for certain kinds of fish, there is no nationwide license. Sports fishing licenses in the US are issued by individual states. This make a lot sense given that each state has distinctly different ecological environments.

The license is one of the reasons why we still enjoy an abundance of fish in our waters. Despite the rising number of recreational and commercial fishermen, the fish population is still being preserved, maintained, and sustained. This is because of the state laws deter overfishing. These laws are part of a complex system to manage our natural resources, monitor fishing activities, reduce the ecological impact of fishing as much as possible, and keep the fish and the waters alive for the next generation. That is why fishing licenses are important and fishing laws must be followed. Click to continue »

The History of Sport Fishing

Friday, February 6th, 2009

The history of sport fishing can be traced back to the late fifteen century, to a work written by Dame Juliana Berners, a prioress of St. Albans in England. This work was ahead of its time, as it goes into great detail on many of the issues which still trouble anglers today. The same equipment, albeit manufactured with completely different materials, is in use today as it was then, and there is plenty to be read on rods, line, bait, hooks, and of course the waters in which fishing took place. The book proved very popular, and was reprinted many times during the following century. Click to continue »

Grab Your Fishing Gear

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

Everyone is aware of the basic equipment needed for fishing: a rod and reel. But everyone may not be aware that there is different equipment used for different styles of fishing. Spinning reels are different from bait casting reels for a reason.

Hooks and Lures
A pro fisherman wouldn’t use an Aberdeen where a Circle Hook should be used and vice-versa. A fly fisherman will look long and hard for the perfect fly to catch that speckled trout. The same goes with fishing line which is designed with specific applications. At times you may need a lightweight line with a lot of stretch, other times you may need the heavy braided line.

But finding the right gear for the right application goes well beyond these basic elements. Click to continue »