What do I Need to go Fishing on a Lake

What do I Need to go Fishing on a Lake


I have great summer memories of getting up early to go fishing on a local lake. There was but one time that was not really fun and that was because I was not prepared. So, what do you need to go fishing on a lake?

Let’s start from the beginning; every good fisher gets a good night’s sleep because everyone knows, fishing early is the best time. Get out there with a well-rested mind and body!

The gear

Now before we get too complicated, let’s start simple. The three main important things a fisher needs is a fishing pole with hooks and bobbers, live bait, and a well-rounded bucket if you plan to have a fish fry! First, check the pole to make sure nothing is broken and the line is fed through. Once I went a forty-five-minute drive just to find out my fishing line was snapped and empty! Likewise, you have to make sure you have enough bait. Think about how much time you want to spend fishing; a couple hours? a day? It’s a necessity to have plenty of bait to lure the fish to your hook.  Here is a visual of what you will need.

Pack a lunch

Along with your supplies, you can’t forget your lunch! Casting on an empty stomach can really wear a guy down; so, make sure you pack plenty of food and water! Adding on to your health safety, remember to bring sunscreen and some head protection. Unlike most natural parks, the lake does not have anything to cast a shadow to protect you from the sun; so, bring sunblock to protect your skin and wear light clothing to reduce any potential heat strokes. Like everything else, it’s great to have fun, but your safety matters more!

The boat

Now for the big things. You cant get on the water without a boat. Unless you plan to fish off of the pier (which is totally cool; especially for sunsets!) your going to need some aquatic vehicle. If you have one, great! Hitch it up and make your way to the lake! If you don’t bring some extra cash or your credit card to rent one. Meanwhile, do some research and find out if the lake you plan to go to actually has boat rentals. Be prepared! Some lake facilities do not lend or charge extra for a motor. If this is the case, be ready to paddle or row.

Now that you have everything, there is one last thing: a mindset for a great day! This is what makes fun as fun so prepare yourself for an awesome time!

5 Trout Fishing Tips

5 Trout Fishing Tips


Trout fish are fresh water species, that are said to vacate polluted areas, so they are found in great lakes, and rivers, but they are mostly found in streams.

Types of Trout fish

Trout fish are of four kinds;

  1.  Brown trout
  2. Rainbow trout
  3. Brook trout
  4. Cutthroat trout

Fishing is regulated by authorities in the US and it is therefore good to stick to the regulations by the government. This includes issuance of a license. After obtaining your license, pick your hooks, rod or reel and fishing lines and go fishing, most preferably, use a closed reel as it works best with baits.

Weights and instruments

Take your barrel swivel with a clinch knot. To control the speed of your bait cast and for effective casting, include a spot weight to the line. Pinch the weights on the line about a half a meter just below the hook. Do not let the weights too loose after pinching them, just let is allow fine adjustments.

Baiting and catching

Earthworms and locusts as well as crickets are accepted as well as canned corn kernels. However, this will be based on the weather, use crickets during dry seasons and earthworms during the rainy and flood seasons. Meanwhile, take a survey on the Wildlife management booklet to find the rivers with trout near you. If it is a worm, make sure it gets to the end of the hook without it being exposed save to the end part about the verge of the pin. Like all the fish, consider drawing your bait from down stream. This is because fish face towards upstream and then wait for the food swept by mud or water creatures swept by water. So when you sweep behind them, it creates a real feeling and the fish are most likely to rush to the bait.

Finding the best positions of fishing

Wait for about a quarter an hour before fishing at the same spot. Ensure that you cast slightly past upstream. This allows you to get fast and the best catch. The other place that you can find the best catch, is at the verge of converging currents. Otherwise, you have to observe by yourself on patches of water that are slow moving. Allow as well, to be advised by other fishers on the best points, especially if it is your first time fishing. This is the time you begin fishing, so take up your fishing gear and bait your hook.
So, enjoy your fishing and have it nice.