1 GO WHERE THE FISHES ARE
- A lot of local parks have fish in ponds that are available for people to fish. This is the best location for beginners, because of its relatively easy conditions. However, it tends to be overcrowded in these places, and often dirty.
- Secluded ponds or lakes outside of town are also ideal fishing spots. If you are exploring the woods for a private place to fish, you have to make sure you are not encroaching on someone’s property. Some places are off-limits for fishing.
- Another great option is ocean fishing. However, you would need a separate license for fishing in the ocean, and the equipment that you will be using have to be appropriate for catching fish in the ocean, though the fishing techniques are mostly the same.
2 RESEARCH ON WHAT KIND OF FISH PEOPLE CATCH IN YOUR LOCATION
- Probably the most common catch is the catfish which abound in rivers and lakes all over the US. Blue catfish, flathead catfish, and Channel catfish are usually caught for consumption. Keep your eye out for deep water at the mouth of rivers, and creeks, and look for sudden drops. These spots are where the catfish reside. However, they will go to deeper water when the weather becomes warmer.
3 RESEARCH ON WHERE THE TROPHY FISHES OR EATING FISHES ARE
If you head down south, you will find gar and bowfins that are common in swampy areas. Also, flounder and perch are commonly caught here. The Henderson swamp in Baton Rouge is a good spot for Gar. If you’re looking for many kinds of fishes, then Lake Pontchartrain is a great fishing spot for you.
4 LOOK FOR AN AREA WHERE DEEP WATER MEETS SHALLOW WATER
Most big fishes will spend most of their time in the deep water, and then come to the shallow parts to feed. They are not going to spend a lot of time swimming in the shallow water, but you want to find these places when they do. Grab the opportunity before they swim back to the deep areas.