There are different kinds of fishing. You can fish for sport if you want to keep it and put it on the wall as a prize. You can catch fish and throw them back. You can catch fish to eat. You need the proper supplies, some know how and good company.
There are different styles of fishing and each one uses different equipment. There is bait casting, spinning, pole and line, spincasting, and flyfishing. You need to choose between different types of poles, rods, hooks, and bait. Depending on what type of water you will be in, saltwater, freshwater, or ice you will choose a pole with different types of reels and line spools. Depending on what type of fish you will be catching, you have to choose from a variety of hook sizes. You also can choose between various kinds of sinkers and bobbers, to keep your line steady in the water so the fish are not started away. You also have to keep in mind what kind of fish you will be trying to catch.
If you are going to fish at a specific location and do not know what fish you are looking for, it can make it more difficult to catch the fish. Using certain types of bait will attract certain types of fish. You should learn which fish are in the type of water you will be fishing in and what kind of bait they will respond to. There are also different lures available. A lure is what a person fishing uses to get the attention of the fish not scaring it away, but drawing it closer.
There is certainly a lot to learn about fishing. All states have different regulations regarding this. Before you go fishing, you should find out if the place you would like to fish allows fishing. Sometimes, you might be required to show your fishing license in order to be permitted to fish.
You should take an expert along with you to help you learn the skills and local regulations. This is also a safety precaution, as it is a very good idea to bring a partner along with you just in case something goes wrong. Even though fishing itself is not a dangerous sport, there are some mishaps that are possible. Pack a first aid kit, and always wear a personal flotation device. If you are wading, you need to know how deep the water is and you should wear long boots and protective pants.
Fishing is a fun way to kick back and enjoy yourself. Sometimes you can even caste your line, and set it down and read a book, or tap a nap. When there is a nibble, it will be sure to get your attention. You can catch a whole new hobby, hook, line and sinker!