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Fishing from the bank or shore of a lake, pond or river

Shore (bank) fishing is an exciting form of recreational fishing where the primary reward is the challenge catching non-common species. Some lakes, rivers and ponds are particularly attractive, such as the Red Lake Rivers running between Minnesota and North Dakota, and encompassing more than 70 species of native fish, including a world-class channel cat fish.

There are many other Shore (bank) fishing locations, in which the methods of fishing vary according to different factors, including the area where shore fishing is practiced, the targeted specials, along with personal strategies of the participants and the resources available in each place. Shore (bank) fishing allows a diversity of techniques, from the art of fly-fishing to the high-tech methods used to get catches such as tuna and marlin. Experts recommend hook, rod and reel for fishing rather than using nets or any other fishing aids.

Fishing from the shore is an ideal adventure for both expert fishers and novice anglers, who fish from the shoreline banks of ponds, rivers, lakes and streams, but also on the Gulf, Atlantic, and Pacific and Gulf coasts. In the United States, there are countless opportunities for shore bank fishing, including man-made structures especially intended for the practice of this sport, including bridges, walkways, piers and jetties.

Inland or coastal fishing offers the benefit of natural surroundings for the personal enjoyment or family entertainment. Kayaking, canoeing, biking and other activities are usually available near the shore, including lodging facilities for families and groups, as well as boat renting for the serious fisherman.

Each of the different locations has their own trophies. Atlantic shores are the destination for fresh water fish, including salmon considered the king of kings of all the catches, while the lake trout is the favorite of those who prefer inland shore (bank) fishing, particular boat fishing to enter the middle of lakes. Fishing from the shore is exciting for new anglers, but some species of fish cannot be caught along the shore.

There is a large array of fish available to people fishing on the shore, but free-swimming ocean fish are not found close to shore, particularly trout, they are usually found in cool, clear streams and lakes. However, Shore (bank) fishing offers stream trout and other species such as northern pike, sunfish, and bass, catfish, carp, perch, walleye and suckers.

There is a website that describes boat fishing, ice fishing, and has info on numerous freshwater fish, baits, and lures, plus other great freshwater fishing tips. The website is called: Fishing Stringer, and may be found at this address:


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Carp Fishing – Land Monster Carp With These 3 Excellent Tips

Carp Fishing is one of the most challenging and enjoyable forms of sports fishing. What makes it so appealing? Well, there are a lot of reasons fishing enthusiasts enjoy fishing for carp. For one they are big, and make impressive trophies. (Even if the trophy is just a picture of you standing next to your catch.) Secondly, catching a carp isn’t easy. These put up a fight, which is why catching one, especially a big one, feels like such an accomplishment. And, finally, they are abundant. Carp are found all over the world, and there’s a very good chance that there is a lake, pond or stream near you that is filled with them.

So, now that you know why so many people enjoy going after these “big fish,” what do you need to know about actually catching one? Well, here are a few carp fishing tips.

Learn All You Can About Carp

If you have had experience sports fishing, you might know a lot about catching many different kinds of fish. But what you know about other fish, like bass, won’t necessarily apply to carp. Even something as simple as taking the fish out of the water safely, and without damaging your catch, could be different than what you are used to. That is why it is so important that you learn all you can about carp. You want to know where you can find them, the best bait to use, how they differ from other fish…Absorb as much information about carp as you can.

Use Creamed Corn to Bring the Carp to You

Carp are attracted by the smell of corn, so you can use corn to lure them to your fishing spot. So, the next time you go fishing for carp, take a can of creamed corn with you. Take about a handful of the corn and toss it into the water. It won’t be long before there are plenty of carp nearby, ready for the catching.

Be Cautious

Carp are pretty suspicious as far as fish go. They also have pretty sharp senses. So it doesn’t take much to spook them and drive them off. Movement on the water. A sound that they don’t like. So, when you are fishing for carp, it’s important to stay as quiet as possible. You also don’t want to move around a lot, especially if you are on a boat.

But, when it comes to carp fishing, the best tip is to be patient. Patience, and keeping the above tips in mind, will help make your next fishing trip a success.

Written by Glen Buchanan, Keep-Fishing.com, Carp Fishing Tips.