Yesterday, the subject was: Things You Need to Know to Catch Fish! Today, let’s take a look at noise and fishing. Fish respond to noises in surprising ways!
A Quirk of Fishing That Works
Experienced anglers sometimes “stone a pool” while fishing. It seems that tossing a few pebbles into a stream with salmon can get them interested in looking for lunch!
Fresh water anglers sometimes try this same trick and attract panfish and perch. If fish aren’t cooperating, toss a few rocks and see what happens!
Anglers of the bass persuasion like to use sonic lures; they attract bass by their popping noise.
Often, the bass will strike at the sound, even when they cannot see the lure. Champion bass anglers warn that it has to be the “right” sound. Maybe that is why I haven’t joined their ranks yet.
Other Tips from Champion Anglers
Over the years, I’ve figured out that there is a difference between tournament winners and the rest of us. They sometimes do strange things to muffle their noises while fishing.
For example, some experts have carpeting in the floor of their boats – to cut noise. Other tournament winners swear by replacing nylon bearings in their oarlocks.
Still others are very careful about their personal noise; they would never consider dragging their tackle box across the bottom of their boat or tapping against the edge of their boat.
Good News About the Fish’s Sense of Taste
Generally, fish don’t have a great sense of taste. Thus, if it looks like a yummy piece of chum and it smells like it … when it enters their mouths, they can’t tell if it is the real thing.
Fish are a nervous group, and they don’t handle fear very well. They are particularly anxious about fast-moving, dark shadows. If it looks too much like a predator moving in for a quick snack, most fish will vacate the neighborhood in a hurry!
Fish in shallow waters, such as trout, are so nervous about dark shadows, the shadow of your rod can frighten the critters away! Be careful of your shadow while fishing on shore.
Come Again: More Fishing Tips … Soon
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