Fishing can be a relaxing and rewarding experience available to people of all ages. While some people are birth-to-death fishermen, others take longer to get into it. Maybe your parents weren’t into fishing, or you didn’t grow up near a body of water or you just didn’t have the resources or time to commit to it.
Regardless of the reason, it’s never too late to pick up fishing as a hobby. If you’re seriously considering it, don’t let your lack of experience discourage you. Everyone has to start somewhere – the best angler in the world was once as much of an amateur as you are now. Here are some tips to prepare you for your first trip out on the water:
Get the Timing Right
The time of year you try fishing for the first time will depend on where you live or where you’re going. In most places, spring is the most pleasant time to fish. The ice has melted, and the temperatures have risen, making it a more comfortable trip for you. With moderate temperatures, fish will swim closer to the surface, making them easier to catch. It’s also wise to set out just as the sun is rising or later in evening after the peak of the sun, but before it gets dark.
Go With an Experienced Friend
If you’re just getting into fishing, chances are you have a more experienced friend who can help you get started. Ask them to come out with you the first time. They’ll be able to find a good spot, tell you what gear you’ll need and give you some pointers. They can also help you check out fishing regulations and license requirements.
Do You Research
Before you go out for your first trip, you have some research to do. You’re going to have to decide what kind of fishing you want to do and then acquire the gear that is best suited to that type of fishing. You should also investigate what kind of fish are in the body of water you’ll be visiting.
If you’re planning on getting into fishing for the first time, Signature Fishing Rods can be of service. We have dozens of custom rods and other gear available to give you the best possible experience. Call 630.234.6214 to learn more today!