Sight Fishing 101

Both seasoned fishermen and those new to the sport of fishing should try sight fishing at one point or another. Simply put, in sight fishing, fishermen actually see the fish they wish to catch! That makes it a lot less frustrating than just waiting for a theoretical fish to get the bait, especially for those who wish to just get their feet wet in the sport (pun intended).

But like all other types of fishing, there are tips you need to consider for a very fulfilling day:

1. Keep your distance and be very, very quiet

Fishes get scared easily so make sure you maintain a safe distance from them and stay still

2. Invest in a good pair of polarized sunglasses

This gives you a competitive advantage of your targets because it not only helps ward off the glaring rays of the sun, but it also helps you see clearer details, allowing you to differentiate between the color of the water and the subtle shapes of the fish underneath

3. Be Patient!

Patience is an important virtue in fishing, even when you can already see the fish within your reach! Many get the urge to just put the bait down, wait mere seconds, then pull it back out. This may cause some fish to lose interest, so keep your bait in the water for longer periods of time and relish not only the idea of catching a fish, but also the anticipation of doing so! And if it doesn’t work the first time, try changing your bait, moving to a different location, etc.

 

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