If you’re an angler stuck at home but still eager to scratch that fishing itch, this is the list for you. We broke down five of the best fishing tasks any angler can do from the comfort of their home.
Here are five productive fishing ideas to dial you in for that next fishing adventure, whenever it may be!
Learn Or Perfect Fishing Knots
Realistically you only need to know a handful of knots to be a successful angler – one knot for tying line to your lure, one for tying line to line, and one loop knot for multiple purposes.
The Palomar and Clinch knot are the two most famous line to lure knots. First learn either the Palomar or Clinch knot and then move to your line to line knots. Popular line to line knots include – FG Knot, Alberto Knot, Blood Knot, and Double Uni Knot.
How To Tie A Fishing Knot
Tweak Your Tackle
One way or another, I’m sure we could all benefit from spending a little time organizing or optimizing tackle.
Here are few ideas: Swap out old hooks, grease fishing reels, or customize crankbaits with a sharpie.
How To Organize Fishing Tackle
Learning to flip and pitch with a baitcasting reel effectively is essential for target fishing shallow water bass.
A flipping cast comes into play when your Under a bush, around the dock, beneath a hanging branch – the kind of spot where an overhand cast won’t cut it.
Once you can flip, pitch, and even skip a lure while maintaining precise casts, you’re getting close to bass hammer status.
Practice at home by getting a small target ( like a cup, Mystery Tackle Box, or bowl) and pitching a jig into your target. Use an underhand cast with your rod and be graceful with your casts.
**Cut your hook or wrap it with tape to prevent injuries**
How To Flip And Pitch A Jig
Plan For A Fishing Trip
Daydreaming about fishing trips is a great but do you know what’s even better? Taking that thought to the next level by planning a fishing trip.
Now is a better time than ever to learn more about the bodies of water you want to fish.
Look at a lake map, read stocking reports, and skim through old fishing forums. A little preparation can go a long way when it comes to planning a fishing trip.
Pro tip: Sometimes, I just lookup rivers on Google Maps and then scroll down them looking for unique features. I look for obvious fishing spots like like streams, bends, backwaters or dams.
I also look for fishing access points – walking paths, parking lots, boat landings, campgrounds, etc. I’ve found some of my best river spots doing exactly this.