Boat Fishing Tips And Tricks For Beginners
You can know from this article about boat fishing tips for beginners. Boat position often determines success in fishing. Many anglers prefer to fish with the wind or current for convenience sake – a mistake when fishing visible cover. A bass in a bush will face current or wind, so I want to bring my lure with the natural flow of water. Also, by working into the wind, I have better control of the boat and am less likely to pass up good targets.
Loading the Boat
By loading the boat, we’re not talking about catching a boat load of fish. We’re talking about driving the boat on the trailer.
This may be the most challenging step to driving your boat. It does require a certain amount of skill, especially in wind, tides and current. Always approach the boat trailer into the wind or current. Reverse is the only brake you have. Remember, stern responds to steering first. And it moves in the opposite direction the boat will take. In close quarters, give the stern enough room to swing when turning.
Also, remember ramp courtesy. Don’t wait until you back down to load all the gear. Be prepared, use as little ramp time as possible. Others will hopefully follow your example.
Does Boat Color Make Difference
Congratulations, you’ve reached that time of your life when the decision to buy that new fishing boat has been reached. Now it’s time to select a color.
Keep in mind that the darker the color, the hotter you will be in the summer months because dark colors absorb heat. If you live below the Mason-Dixon line, your best bet is a white or very light colored boat with light carpeting. This will reflect light in the hot summer months and provide a more comfortable condition. Up north, where you might tend to fish in much cooler conditions, a dark boat with similar interior will be most welcomed. In the case of aluminum boats, the interior shades will have the most influence on comfort.
Sneak Attack — Slow, Quiet, Cautious
With more and more people taking to the waterways, the popularity of fishing boats, pleasure boats, skiers and jet skis have increased, not to mention the daily occurrence of commercial vessels.
Now fishes have gotten acclimated to any number of sounds produced on the water by man. This only serves to make fish more aware of things going on around them.
Approach your fishing area as slowly and quietly as possible. Scout your fishing area so that you do not have to run over it multiple times to try and locate your honey hole. Use your trolling motor in place of your outboard. Avoid loud noises in your boat such as dropping things like anchors, tackle boxes, and drink cans. You can up your chances of catching the fish if you practice a subtle approach.
Tricks for Mounting Trolling Motor Transducer
Electric trolling motors come in a variety of configurations, especially the motor itself. On the bottom of each motor is a skeg, which serves as a protector for the prop.
Anglers who use a bow mounted fish finder prefer to mount their transducers on the bottom of the trolling motor. Occasionally, the skeg gets in the way of this installation. In order to make the transducer fit , some anglers will notch the skeg to allow the transducer to fit. This can be carefully done with a hack saw. Since the skegs only real purpose is to protect the prop, a small notch will not affect its performance. When an adapter can be split in order to slide over the skeg, and allow a better fit of the trolling motor transducer.
Safety around the Fuel Dock
For the sake of safety as well as ecology, it’s a good idea to have your tank full prior to going on the water. However, there will be many times when it will be necessary to refuel at a marina or gas dock. Here are some suggested guidelines.
- Always fill portable tanks on the dock.
- Secure the boat to the dock before refueling.
- Know the location of your fire extinguisher, and be sure that it is charged.
- Do not smoke while on a gas dock.
- Do not smoke while on a gas dock.