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Terminal tackle
I've been using the Plano tackle organizer until I found this on amazon. It has almost everything I need for freshwater fishing†techniques: Texas, Drop shot, Wacky rigging, etc... The box is durable and the best at keeping it all together in a certain little spot with individual tops on each part. I donít have to worry about it flipping upside down.
I'm interested in what you guys use for storing. Is there anything better out there?
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Freshwater Fishing Tips and Tricks

This may seem like a common sense tip, but knowing exactly when the best times are to catch certain freshwater fish is extremely important. Particular times of day produce certain temperatures and fish activity varies based on the relationship between time and temperature. You should also be proactive and know what kinds of fish the region holds and adjust your fishing techniques, style and bait to successfully attract particular types of fish. This tip is extremely important and often means the difference between catching 10 fish or 0. Overall, a basic principle that many fishers follow is to fish at sunrise and dusk because freshwater fish usually feed during these times and the temperature is optimal increasing their energy levels.



Wash your hands before you fish! This may seem crazy, however fish have an extremely good sense of smell and will be able to smell any foreign scents on your bait. We suggest washing your hands with an unscented soap to ensure that your hands donít have a peculiar fragrance that rubs off on your lures or rigs.

Whatever area you decide to fish in, itís important to have a topographical map of the body of water. This will enable you to discover different depths and parts of the lake that could yield a large amount of hits or bites.

If you fish in a lake or river, navigate to areas where the water depth changes from shallow to deep. Almost every type of freshwater fish gathers in this area at specific times during the day to look for food. You should reference the Fishing Tips Depot for more information on specific fish speciesí feeding times and activity patterns. You should utilize your topographical map to help you locate these areas as well.

There are a variety of reasons to use shiny fishing lures especially when salt water fishing. However, most freshwater fish often get blinded by shiny lures and hooks and become confused. We suggest using matted metal hooks and lures to minimize reflection on extremely sunny days.

Many anglers use worms as bait for freshwater fishing but locusts are regarded as an excellent choice as well. Locusts create excellent action and also release a buzzing or rattling sound that attracts fish.

If you decide to use live bait, make sure to research the particular freshwater fish you intend on catching so you use the appropriate bait. Overall, the most common types of bait used are worms, locusts, minnows, wax worms and soft shell crayfish. Other types of live bait anglers use are frogs and leeches.

Use a slip bobber! A slip bobber is an easy setup to use when fishing in freshwater. A slip bobber is a bobber with a hole going through it. All you have to do is tie a knot and stopper above the bobber at an appropriate length and cast away.
We suggest casting close to the shoreline in mossy areas because freshwater fish typically convene in these locations to look for food.

You should learn more about the movement of your line when a fish hits your bait. Some freshwater fish like to nibble because they are curious while others swallow the bait whole. You will most likely feel repetitive bumps and see your line shake if the fish is nibbling. However, once you notice your rod bend, we suggest pulling up on the rod to set the hook in the fishís mouth. It is important that you donít prematurely try to set the hook when the fish is investigating your bait.