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April 10, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 189

Much like anything, it's important to know what you are doing before you throw yourself into it. While it's far from the topic this article is meant to be about, firefighters and police officers must go through rigorous training before they are put into a department. While (I hope) you never have to learn how to use a gun or put out a fire to go fishing, it's equally as important to know the lay of the land before going after your prey.

While it's true that any good fisherman will tell you that what you use to catch your prey can differ from day to day, there are also certain ways to going about catching them as well. Myself, I'm mostly a bass fisherman. This is mainly due to my location and the ease of access that I have to the different types of fish around here. While I do know a place or two where I can catch a catfish or a crappie, my favorite spot is stocked with largemouth bass.

That being said, you might be wondering what I meant about there being "certain ways" to catch your prey of choice. True, I did already cover the fact that what you use to catch them might differ from trip to trip so where does that leave us?

Where do you do most of your fishing?

No, I'm not really trying out delve out your locational secrets. I don't want to know any of that. What I'm getting at is a little more basic than that. Do you fish from the shore, the dock, or a boat?

Oh yes, there are differences. Depending on how long your dock is it might not make too much difference, but from a shore could make it a little harder to catch what you are looking for unless you have the right equipment. You have to take into consideration; "How far can I cast each time", "Is my line strong enough for the fight that it will take getting it to me?"

As an amateur bass fisherman, (and yes, I consider myself very much less experienced than the champion fishermen who are at it everyday), I have learned a few tricks that help me to catch what I'm after. For me, being in a boat works best. Short casts, easier battles and more catches at the end of the day when I'm hunting for bass.

Now, when I'm after the catfish, I have better luck from the shore!

What you really need to know about your prey is important to how you go about catching it. This isn't to say that what I know is right for everyone! Or every location for that matter! Like I mentioned before, location makes a difference as well. You need to go to your location with textbook knowledge, but you also need to apply experience to your area as well. Whether it's your own learned experience, or the tutorship of a fisherman who is with you, it's all about knowing your prey, as well as your area and how to best go about catching what you're after.

Richard Noland spends a great deal of his time working with fishing related subjects as well as with fishing tackle. You can find more of his work through Just click on the LINKS page, where you will find more fishing related articles and blogs.

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