There are many benefits to fishing in the pond, such as being able to catch a lot of fish and build up your fishing skills.
How to Know If a Pond Is Good to Fish?
Before you start pond fishing, the first thing you need to do is check if a particular pond is good for fishing or not.
You can find this out by checking out some of the following things:
1. How dirty is the water?
If it's very dirty, make sure that there aren't any fish in the pond and don't even bother trying to catch any fish from that lake. It will be a waste of time and energy!
2. What type of fish are naturally found in the pond?
You should try catching these types of fish as they're more likely to be present in a healthy body of water. This means that your chances of being able to catch them increase too!
3. Is there any bird or animal activity?
This is another great indicator of a healthy body of water that contains fish. If everything seems to be tranquil, it's likely that there aren't any fish in the pond.
The following blog post will provide you with 20 different pond fishing tips that will help you get started fishing in ponds.
1. Choose the Right Supplies
Just like with any other type of fishing, you need the right supplies in order to get started. Make sure that you bring the following items: Bait, fishing rod, reel, and a pair of fishing line.
You can choose what kind of bait you want to use, but I recommend choosing one that's similar to what the fish are naturally attracted to. For example, if you don't know what kind of fish are in the pond, try using natural bait. As a general rule of thumb, worms and crickets are excellent choices for bait.
2. Try to Visually Identify the Type of Fish
In order to catch your first fish, you need to figure out what type of fish are in the pond. These can be identified by looking at their colors, shapes, and sizes. If you look closely enough, you'll be able to tell what kind of fish you're dealing with, as well as how old they are. However, this is more difficult for ponds where there are a lot of different types of fish present.
3. Try to Gauge the Current
You need to figure out how strong or weak the current is. This will help you figure out how difficult it'll be to cast your line and reel in fish later on. Take a look at the side of the pond to see if there are any signs of current. If there aren't, then you should be able to cast your line and reel it back in easily.
4. Try to Decide What Time of Day is Best for Fishing
If you're looking to catch your first fish, try to get there right when the sun comes up. This is because fish haven't had a chance to eat yet, so they'll be more likely to attack your bait. However, this can be difficult if you're working during the day.
5. Try to Figure Out What Kind of Bait You Should Use
As I said in tip number 1, worms and crickets are excellent choices for bait. However, you can also try fishing with corn or even dough balls if you want! If you don't have worms on hand but still want to try out fishing, you can always buy them from a bait store.
6. Try to Cast Your Line and Reel It In as Quickly as Possible
The sooner you're able to cast your line and reel it in, the quicker you'll be able to catch some fish! There's no time for dilly-dallying around, especially if you're on a time limit. So don't waste any time whatsoever!
7. Don't just Cast Your Line without Planning Ahead!
If there are trees around the pond or if it's really deep water, then make sure that you take those things into account when casting your line. For example, if you're fishing in a pond and there are banana trees or mangroves around, don't just cast your line because you'll likely lose it! Try to fish in areas where the trees aren't as thick so that it's easier to reel in your catch.
8. Using Different Techniques with Your Fishing Line
If you're using natural bait, try bobbing your line instead of just reeling it in. This is because when your line moves up and down, the natural movement will attract more fish. However, make sure to reel in your line slowly or else the fish will bite!
9. Try to Find Fish Near the Surface
If you're trying to catch a specific type of fish, then there's a good chance that it'll be near the surface. I recommend using your pole if you want because it'll make your job easier - put all your weight onto it so that the hook will touch the water - and then reel it in quickly. The quicker you can reel it in, the more likely it'll be that a fish will bite!
10. Don't Rush! Take Your Time.
Don't rush when you're trying to fish or else you'll end up losing it before even catching a fish. Remember that fishing isn't a race, so don't try to catch as many fish as possible in such little time - keep at it until you've caught your first one!
I know it can be difficult at first because you're so anxious to finally catch a fish, but trust me, if you take your time and do it the right way, then you'll have more fun and be able to enjoy catching your first fish.
11. Try to "Blind Cast" without Looking at the Pond
When you're trying to catch a fish, it's easy to get distracted and stare at the pond instead of what you're doing. This will likely lead to your line flying out whenever there's a breeze or anything else that causes movement. Instead of looking down as you're casting your line, try to cast in different directions without looking at the pond! This may sound odd, but trust me, it'll help you be more successful.
As you can see, fishing isn't always as easy as it looks on TV. In fact, when you're first starting out, it may seem downright impossible to catch a fish! However, if you follow these tips and take them into account whenever you're about to go pond fishing, I guarantee that catching your first fish will be a lot easier for you.
After all, I didn't become an expert overnight, so don't expect to either!