You have made up your mind and you are determined to learn how to fish. You can learn to fish in various ways, but the best way is through an instructor.
1. Have seasickness medication - Nothing can ruin your fishing better than seasickness, so be prepared and have proper medication on hand. Even experienced fishermen use them on rougher days. It is recommended to take one before you go to bed, a second one as you wake up and a last one just before you board.
2. Purchase some reference book - You'll find numerous good books at your local bookstores and on the internet. Search for a book which will provide you useful instructions, various terms and definitions. You might not understand all terms at this point, but you should be familiar with them. It is important to learn to tie all kind of knots, as this is a valuable knowledge in various fields of life.
3. Attend a party - There are plenty of party boats for fifteen up to sixty anglers and will offer everything you need for fishing, including rod, bait, fishing reels, baitcasting reels, hooks and sinkers. They will also help you in fishing and will take off the fish from the hook. These party boats would typically cost you from $25 to $70 a day and the fish you catch are yours to keep, so it is a real bargain for beginners.
4. Choose your pier - Once you know how to handle a rod and reel, you have to search for a fishing pier. Most cities on the coasts have public or pay-to-fish piers. You can even buy bait or rent tackles at the pier. If you are having some kind of problems, there are plenty of anglers willing to help you out and even to give you valuable tips.
5. Pier or party - You can choose to do either of these two, or even both of them. It would be preferable to do them both a couple of times to ensure you really learn.
6. The reel - At this point, you are most probable using a conventional reel, which is created for much wear and tear. After the end of the learning period, you might want to look for other types of reels. Have an experienced fishermen or friend to help you when shopping for a reel.
You have to learn the workings of the reel and the rest of the baitcasting fishing reels and equipment. It is relatively easy to learn how to cast, about knots and baits. Next, you have to know where to fish, as the success is all about where the fish are. Fish are not located always in the same spot and experienced anglers know these patterns and can predict where the fish are more likely to be.
Written By Ryan Johnson