With the holidays here, we have some extra time on our hands for one of our favorite past times: fishing. But don’t limit yourself to just one style! Here are three kinds of fishing you may or may not be familiar with.
It’s winter. It’s freezing outside. But you still want to go fishing! Bundle up in some comfortable warm clothes and hit the frozen pond. Ice fishing requires a lot more gear than other types of fishing and a lot more intestinal fortitude as well. You might want to bring a portable heater for those long days out in the cold and an underwater camera can be a big help as well. Make sure to always test the ice conditions before picking a spot. Safety first!
Bass fishing is one of the most popular forms of fishing. It’s so popular, in fact, that there’s a professional circuit (like the Bassmaster events) where the best bass fishermen in the world are crowned champions of the sport. Bass fishing’s popularity in North America has been a driving force behind a variety of new inventions for anglers, including a monofilament line and artificial lures. Bass fishing is now a multi-billion-dollar industry with plenty of available specialized equipment, including bass fishing boats that have bass fishermen at the top of their game!
Deep Sea Fishing
For those of us who like to get out on the open water and are lucky enough to live near an ocean, there’s no greater pleasure than deep sea fishing. But novices beware: you not only need to be a decent fishermen to deep sea fish, but you also need to be a decent boater. Knowledge of weather patterns, navigation, and the open seas is required as deep sea fishing takes place in areas of the ocean far from the shore and, as the name implies, in deep waters.
If you’re not experienced enough or just not into these styles of fishing, fret not! There are countless ways to catch fish. Try spear fishing, kite fishing, or net fishing! Take a cue from a bear and try to catch a fish with your bare hands! People have been fishing for as long as we can remember, so why not get out there and give it a try this holiday season? There’s no greater activity to get you closer to nature and a day spent fishing is usually a day of thoughtful reflection as well. So, there’s really nothing left to say but, “Let’s go fishing!”