Summertime Fishing Tips | Pontoon-Depot
“There’s a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.” -Steven Wright
Whether you’re an experienced fisherman or a novice, whether you love it or can live without it, you’ve probably felt that way at least once while casting a line. Days when you JUST KNOW the fish will be biting - they aren’t. Or when everyone around you is catching them, but you’re not. Sometimes, there’s just nothing like fishing to make you feel foolish.
Thankfully, there are some things you can do to improve your chances if you go fishing this summer.
During the summer, avoid fishing during the heat of day, roughly mid-morning through late afternoon. It’s hot, and the fish move to deeper water to cool off. For the best chances, you’ll want to drop your line from sunset through early evening, when the temperatures are cool and the fish become more active. The fishing will also be pretty good very early in the day, before the sun rises.
When it’s hot, fish rise to shallower water to feed only in the early morning and late in the afternoon. During these times, you’ll want to work the shallows with top-water lures or bait. If you are fishing during the heat of midday, remember the fish are deeper. Deep fishing baits, rigs and lures are best in this situation.
The weather can have a big affect on your fishing success. Days with light rain can be a great time to fish in the summer - it can help you hide from the fish, since it breaks up their view of you through the water. It also washes insects and bugs into the water, creating a feeding frenzy that you can take advantage of.
So pack your fishing gear, these tips, and your patience - and have fun out there!