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Fish catching tips

fishing-200x148Q. It feels like I’m the only one who doesn’t get fish when I go fishing with anyone. How can I make sure I’m not the only one not bringing home fish?
–Fishless Dylan, Indianapolis, Ind.

A. You need some serious angling help, Fishless, so I went to a serious angler for advice. I recently ran into Jimbo Meador, an expert angler with Legacy Paddlesports and former Orvis fishing guide, and asked him your question. Check out this video to learn from the master:

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22 Comments on Fish catching tips

  1. There’s a reason it’s called fishing rather than catching . . . just joking. Best advice is to go fishing with someone who know what their doing. A lot of fisherman are extremely helpful, and enjoy sharing their knowledge.

  2. Try mixing flour and water until you get a stif dogh it stays on the hook better than bread

  3. Carolina angler 78 // April 22, 2013 at 10:22 am // Reply

    Caught a 15 lb catfish on red worms with shad oil , shad oil really works

  4. If you go bass fishing use plastic worms.

  5. catching fish, always know how to use the bait you are using.
    try bread/hotdogs it really works

  6. Please do not use your real name // August 22, 2010 at 1:42 pm // Reply

    If your fish on the beach like in Hawaii or the West coast, use real bait and not artificial lures so that the fish can smell it rather than try to look for it in the white water of all the waves. try to find a place near a pier or some type of rock that sticks out. Usually there will be lots of small fish which means plenty of BIG fish. One last thing, Fishing early in the morning or late at night will improve your chances because that is when fish usually looking for food to eat. Live bait will be 99.9% most of the time better than dead bait.

  7. what about macrol

  8. spacecadet123 // July 10, 2010 at 10:10 am // Reply

    i dunno about u guys ill use minnows every time i can get my hands on them.

  9. remember pack21 a bullhead is a kind of catfish and there are two things that catfish love crafish and cut shad to use crafish to catch catfish take the hook and push it threw the back and gently mash the guts then take the hook out and hook it in the tail this puts out a sent that catfish can’t resist and with the shad cut it so it bleeds but isin’t dead hook it well and let it sit so the fish can smell it and want to eat it and the same with the crafish let them sit so be patient and it will pay off

  10. does anyone know how to catch bullhead cause i need some advise

  11. Learn to fly-fish! You will learn a different way to fish, impress your friends, learn some new fishing knots, and be more successful.

  12. Thank you for the tips

  13. spinnerbaits are good for structure. dont use deep divers around trees or deep weeds if ur not prepared to loose ’em.

  14. If you catch a crayfish, hook it through the tail and/or back and cast in deep water.

  15. for saltwater fishing the best bait ever is tube worms they grow of piers that are mostly in the water you will see plants off the side the worms are in the plant squeez the worm out and the have tails that fish dont like the tail so cugt it off then use the worm and you will most likely cath a cat fish

  16. what if there you are fishing for bass?

  17. I like catching fish and worms are the best use to attract fish

  18. thanks for the tips

  19. i use fake lures,if u reel it in slow and,it looks like its swimming youl catch a bass

  20. creek chub are the best bait for bass and s4 crankbait from strikeking is the best lure. when it comes to inshore saltwater it has to be shrimp offshore sardines or ballihoo (half beak). By the way I am talking about Florida.

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