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Monday, April 19, 2010

Tips For Catching More Fish in Lakes

When you're fishing a lake think small.  Just because you're on a big body of water you might be tempted to try bigger bait, cast out as far as you can or use line that is way to heavy.  The fact is that most of the time small bait works best, the fish tend to cruise close to the shoreline and the same 4 to 6 pound test line that you would use on a creek or stream will work fine.  Cast your bait about 20 to 30 feet from shore, and reel in until the line is fairly straight.  Try to choose a floating bait and make sure it will rise about 2 to 3 feet off the bottom.  Check out the spot that you intend to fish from a high vantage point to see if it is a weed bed or too dense to allow your bait to be seen by fish that pass by.  You might want to invest in a second rod stamp if your state offers one so you can try out a few lures while your other line sits.  Change bait colors as the sun gets brighter, and cast out further as the day goes on and the water warms up.  With a little luck you'll be hooking up all day!

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