Bass Fishing and Flounder Fishing

Fishing is a past time that many people choose to partake in. Being by the water, whether alone or with friends, and having the time to reflect while also concentrating on your line and the fish is something that people tend to find very relaxing. Fishing is a very popular hobby, and it has become a very large industry. You have likely seen shops that are devoted entirely to fishing and fishing accessories. There are boats that are designed specifically for recreational fishing, and there are many accessories that a recreational fisherman would want to buy. There are special rods, baits, lures, clothing – all designed to make the experience of fishing more fulfilling. Some of the most popular types of fishing at the moment are big game fishing, specifically for bass and also flounder fishing. This article will let you know the basics that will help you understand bass and flounder fishing better.

Bass Fishing

“All black bass are well-known as strong fighters, and are fished recreationally. Depending upon species and various other factors such as water quality and availability of food, black bass may be found in lakes, reservoirs, ponds, rivers, streams, creeks, even roadside ditches. Largemouth are known for their overall size and resistance when hooked, favoring short, powerful runs and escape to cover such as submerged logs or weedbeds. Smallmouth bass tend to jump more and fight aggressively on the surface when hooked, in order to throw the hook". - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bass_fishing

Bass fishing is a very popular sport. One of the most popular game fish, bass is well sought after when people are fishing recreationally. They are often found in North America and can be very tricky to catch, hence their popularity in sport fishing. Those who tackle big game fishing often love a challenge, so a bass that is very resistant to being hooked is seen as a bigger prize. Those who fish for bass often subscribe to a “catch and release" policy – that is, they catch the fish, log it, and then let it go. This is to preserve the species in the oceans. People who fish for game often are only interested in catching the fish for sport, and would rather let it go after the catch, rather than kill the bass for no reason.

Flounder Fishing

Flounder (also; fluke) are flatfish that live in ocean waters i.e., Northern Atlantic and waters along the east coast of the United States and Canada, and the Pacific Ocean, as well. The name "flounder" refers to several geographically and taxonomically distinct species. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flounder

Flounder fishing is another very popular form of fishing. Flounder is not considered big game, but it is a fish that many people like to catch. Flounder is generally not released after it is caught, but instead is caught with the intention of eating it. Flounder is a fish that is popular in recipes, so many people will specifically look for this fish when they are out fishing, to bring home for dinner. Because flounders are a smaller fish, the technique is different than with a big game fish. The feel of a flounder nibbling at the bait on the line will be much more subtle, and it can take an experienced fisherman to know that it is there. The more that you go out on your boat, and the more you learn and pay attention to what is happening, the sharper your instincts will become and it will be easier for you to know when you have a flounder ready to be hooked.

Fishing Essentials

When you have made the decision to start fishing, ensure that you have all the right equipment to get going. You will need the right rods for a start, and the type you need will depend on what you intend on fishing, and where. You will also need to buy bait and / or lures, in order to tempt the fish over to your line. Warm clothing is normally a good idea, even if it is hot when you leave, weather can turn quickly out on the sea. The best thing to do is to visit your local fishing shop. Talk to them about what sort of fishing you intend on doing, and ask for their advice as to what equipment you should get. Most people who work in a fishing shop are passionate about the sport themselves, and can help you immensely with the information that they know. You will need to spend a bit of money to start out with, but consider this an investment in the future of your sporting career. You will need to have good quality equipment if you want to make a good go of fishing. Then, it is just a matter of getting out there, learning, and enjoying all of the fun that the sport of fishing has to offer!