Lake fish have categories that are divided into three general groups: food fish, game fish and bait or forage fish. These classifications of lake fish have already been used for a long time. The kinds of fish that belong to food fish are suckers, carps, yellow perch, some species of catfish and more. In the game fish group, the species included were trout, pickerel, pike perch, pickerel, pike, bass, etc. They were characterized as such because of their sporting value. Bair or forage fish do not offer the same application as game fish; they also have their own recreational and economic value.
The description of proper technique for casting in lake fishing is hard to express by merely using words alone. In order to learn well, one should go to the lakeshore or beach and observe a skilled fisher and try to emulate him or her. Though the techniques of casting are hard to describe, the amateur fishers will still have a delightful experience. Here are some techniques that anglers could take note.
a. Research or study on the habitats of fish and the fish species living in lakes such as mouth black bass and sunfish. These fish species go into hiding in stumps logs, or in water plants.
b. It is necessary for anglers to know how to execute an even, snappy stroke similar to other kinds of fishing. Yet, it should not be as brusque as snapping a whip. This kind of stroke can lead to loss of several flies.
c. In executing both forward cast and backcast, right timing should be taken into consideration.
d. In casting, the anglers should remember that it is not the fly which is cast but the line. The fly is connected to the leader, more like a passenger.
e. In fishing, it is better to use huge, strong rods, especially when the angler had caught a big fish. An example of a big fish that dwells in lakes is the bass which can weigh up to 12 pounds. Bass grow well in ponds or in lakes since they can get abundant food from lakes and ponds.
In order to handle big sizes of fishes, it is ideal to choose a rod with a length of 8.5 feet and a weight of 4 to 4.75 of an ounce.
With these tips and techniques on lake fishing, amateurs will not have a difficult time in learning how to be a skilled angler. Also, he or she has to put patience and effort in order to become a successful angler.