Grab Your Fishing Gear - It's National Fishing Month!

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Did you know it's National Fishing Month? This year, National Fishing Month goes from July 22nd through August 29th, not that we needed another reason to head out on the water to partake in one of our favorite pastimes. There's nothing quite as relaxing, enjoyable, and at times as exhilarating as fishing. From enjoying the peacefulness of being on the water, to bonding with friends, to catching a monster of a fish you can gloat about to all of your buddies, there's nothing quite like the sport of fishing. Firstmate Controls has some helpful hints to make sure your fishing experience is memorable and will be a great story to be told for a lifetime! Let's take a look:

Do Some Research
Before just taking out on the water with random bait and tackle that you've accumulated over the years, be sure to do some research on the fish you're aiming to catch. With heavy boat traffic and hot temperatures of the "dog days" of Summer, fishing conditions may sometimes seem less than ideal. However, if you plan your trip out with these in mind, you can avoid both and catch a ton of big fish. During this month you can begin to catch fish in many different ways. The deep worm and night bite is still really good, but you can also catch fish out of the same brush piles during the day with a jig or a deep diving crankbait. A lot of what the fish are doing this month is dependent on the weather conditions. Towards the end of the month, as cooler fall weather approaches many of the bigger fish start to transition from summer haunts into their fall pattern.

Grab Your Gear
Once you've done your research and know what you're fishing for and how to attract it, you need to get your gear together. Get the bait and tackle you plan to use. Choose the right rod for the job - Stronger rods can cast heavier lures, but won’t be as sensitive to gentle strikes from a fish, or may not flex enough to work well with lightweight line. Lighter rods may be very sensitive, but not strong enough to fight bigger fish. Shorter rods provide more power for fighting a fish and are commonly used for trolling and big game fishing. Longer rods can cast farther. Make sure you've got the right reel for your intended use and that it's functioning properly. Remember, the speed or power of your reel is based on its gear ratio. The higher ratios produce speed, the lower ratios produce power. When properly combined, your rod and reel will be the best weapon in your arsenal.

Hit the Water
Unless you've done some serious work on creating a fish habitat to attract bass and crappie nearby, you're probably not going to get very far fishing from the shoreline. While, yes, it's possible to catch fish from shore, you can't hit the sweet spots or find your new favorite fishing hole just by walking up and down the bank. Load up your gear, pack a cooler for the day, and get out on your boat! You'll more easily be able to reach those hard to get to spots that are probably teeming with big game. The closer you can get to their hiding spots, the better chances you'll have of catching the monsters that you can brag about for years to come!

With the right gear, proper knowledge and the means to get to those sweet spots, you'll be well on your way to catching some whoppers! Soon enough, fishing will become your favorite pastime activity if it isn't already. Don't forget that part of the fun is being out on your boat with a line in the water enjoying the quiet and peacefulness that only fishing can bring. Get out on the water more quickly by getting a Firstmate boat lift remote control system for your boat lift. Contact Firstmate Controls today to order the best boat lift remote control system in Missouri that is customized for your boat lift needs!

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