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Freshwater Fishing Tips




Freshwater Fishing Tips

Welcome to our section on freshwater fishing tips. The section is put together to educate you on the things you need to know about freshwater fishing. It doesn’t matter how experienced you are with fishing, the information and tips below will be useful to you. We first educate you on the basic need to know information about freshwater fishing, along with some of the best tips for freshwater fishermen. At the end of this section you’ll find some safety information that every fisherman should know. Hopefully you’ll find this page educational and share it with your friends, family, co-workers and other fishermen.

Basic Information on Freshwater Fishing

freshwater fishingFreshwater fishing is when a fisherman fishes in a body of water that has less than 0.05% salinity. You can find freshwater in ponds, lakes, streams, rivers and they can be both man-made and naturally occurring. Freshwater fishing is different than saltwater fishing because the species of fish are entirely different. However, there are some fish that can transition from salt water to freshwater. Salmon is a perfect example of a game fish that can do this. They are born in freshwater, then spend a few years at sea and return to spawn in the same freshwater body of water they were born in. Freshwater fishing can be done on every continent across the globe.

freshwater fishingIf you enjoy fishing from a boat you’ll enjoy freshwater fishing. As long as the body of water is big enough and it’s allowed you can take a boat out on it. Unlike ocean boating or extremely large lake boating you can use a small inflatable boat or kayak. By using a boat when you’re fishing in freshwater you can reach areas and depths that you couldn’t from shore. Unless you live on or near the coast you’ll most likely only be able to fish in freshwater. Freshwater is vital to many organisms and is a requirement of life. While water covers 70% of our planet less than 3% of that water is freshwater.

Freshwater Fishing Tips, Tricks and Tactics

Do you plan on going fishing in a body of freshwater? If you are then you need to review our freshwater fishing tips located below. These tips will give you the knowledge you need to improve your luck at fishing.


Safety Information for Freshwater Fisherman

Fishing is a great hobby but like many hobbies you need to follow specific precautions to keep yourself safe. We recommend that you crush the barbs on hooks, this will make removing a hook from skin much easier and unlike what people might say it won’t affect the ability to reel in a fish. You always need to have the proper fishing license and/or stamps, if you’re caught fishing without them you could get stuck with a steep fine. If you plan on wading in a pond, river or lake make sure to use a wader belt to prevent water from rushing into your waders if you stumble. Always use life jackets when fishing on a boat and don’t forget the sunscreen since water can magnify the effect of the sun.


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