5 Things To Do While Waiting To Wet Your Line – Fish & Hunt

5 Things To Do While Waiting To Wet Your Line

Posted on: April 20, 2020 By: FHMD

We are all counting the days until we will be able to get outside and go fishing once it’s permitted. Hang in there, anglers. Hopefully soon we’ll be heading out  with our friends and family to fish once again. But at least for now, we can stay sharp and knowledgeable with these tips.

Tackle Box Spring Cleaning

If you’re like most anglers, your tackle box can be bursting at the seams making it almost impossible to close. To help in the spring cleaning of your tackle box, our team has a few video links that aid in the purge of an organized tackle arsenal. West Marine’s blog on How To Organize Your Tackle Box goes through the steps explaining ways to store tackle gear in different style cases, boxes as well as bags. On the other hand, If you’re a beginning angler seeking out what to fill your very own box with, the article 10 Basics For Your Fishing Tackle Box is right up your alley.

Boater Knowledge Review

Being a responsible waterman knowledgeable of all laws and regulations is the duty of all in-water boaters. Find yourself needing a boater knowledge review? Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources has a great course on Recreational Vessel State Requirements.  If interested, take the online practice courses and safety tests.

Weather Fundamentals: How Weather Can Impact Bites

Weather is an important variable in fishing. Like humans, fish can behave differently under various weather conditions. Some of the effects are known to be temperature, barometric pressure, wind direction and wind speed. Siera’s article explores the importance of these factors in-depth. For the upper hand on understanding weather variables,  JetStream offers classes informing you on great tools and equipment to hone your weather reading skills.

Learning New Tips And Tricks From Your Living Room

Most of us are finding ourselves with some extra time on our hands. Fish & Hunt Maryland has hand-selected at-home learning tutorials to help you put it to good use. Anglers Sport Center has a Fishing Tutorial Archive spilling with useful information varying from White Peach to Rockfish fishing. Offering a diverse selection, the ASC store includes helpful and knowledgeable staff as well as great customer service making ASC the go-to location for hunting and fishing in Annapolis, Maryland.

The solution to catch more fish in the boat or along the bank is through using the right terminal tackle. Something as simple as downsizing to a smaller hook or using a flat sided weight to keep your bait from drifting with the current can help to increase the chance of walking home with your best catch. Wired2fish has a great inventory of videos where you can learn more on simple yet major tactics.

Simple Knots For All Anglers

A novice fisherman will hit the water armed only with the knowledge of an overhand knot while an experienced angler would venture out with more diverse knot options for every occasion. Knot knowledge or lack thereof often affects fisherman safety and catch ratio. The FHMD team has chosen an article informing you on 8 Need To Know Fishing Knots provided with detailed tutorial videos that includes explanations and examples on how to perform each knot.

 

Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has compiled a FAQ list per Governor Hogan’s policy during the current shelter in place order. If you have questions, please check this site for the most up-to-date information from the Governor’s Office.

 

When recreational fishing is again available, be sure to visit the Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ fishing season calendar before heading out. You can also see regulations for hunting, as well as purchase your licenses on their site as well.

Need additional inspiration? Check out Fish & Hunt Maryland’s latest articles written by fellow sportsmen and local partners.

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