Welcome to a blog that is dedicated to outdoors activity and fishing especially. My name is Pete King, but everyone knows me as Captain Pete King, which is a name of my blog as well. As this is introductory article I will write about fishing for beginners. Something about other outdoor activities can be found in my future blogs.
Now, when it comes to fishing, especially for beginners you will not need extremely expensive equipment for it, but you will need some basic things to start with. For beginning you will need some basic bait casting outfit, spin-casting set and spinning reel as well as a rod. You should look for intermediate equipment because you won’t need sports equipment if you are a beginner. Sports equipment costs money, and you might give up on fishing and waste a lot of money in process.
If you are a fan of camping, then you can combine it with fishing. Best time of the day to fish is early morning and late evening so you can fish during that time and rest by the campfire for the rest of the day. You can place several fishing rods and rest and wait until you hear a bell which is a sign that one of your fishing rods got something.
For beginners freshwater fishing is better option than fishing on open sea. You might buy artificial lures to catch fish, but live bait will yield better results. If you are wondering what kind of live bait is good, then there is only one word that will explain a lot and that is earthworm. Earthworms are the best bait for most of the freshwater fish. But if you can’t stand earthworms (I know few people that can’t stand them) then you can opt for some less wiggly live bait like crickets or grasshoppers. But if you want to catch big fish then earthworm is the basic bait for it, but for more success you should use frogs or salamanders.
Buying the biggest hook will not increase the chance of big catch. Small hook can catch small and big fish so as beginner always use smaller hooks. If you are using live bait, as you should, don’t rip the excess of it apart, but leave it to wiggle which will attract fish. If one place doesn’t yield any results then change your position, or change the bait.
Different settings will change the way you fish and bait you use. Beginners should start their fishing career in small still bodies of water. Fishing in still water is the easiest form of fishing. Streams or fast rivers are more complicated for fishing and only experienced fishers can catch something there.
At the end, remember that fishing is just a hobby and a way to relax. If you fail to catch anything, don’t get nervous, those days happen. Once you catch something, you will be satisfied and happy and you will return once again. For all nature lovers among you, fish stew above the camping fire is the best way to end an outdoor day of fishing and rest.
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Austin, Texas certainly offers a lot to see and do, and it can meet the criteria of all sorts of people – those who want to enjoy a quiet family vacation, who want to explore the city and those who want to enjoy the nature. In this article, we give you some of the best outdoor activities you can do in Austin, which will make all the nature, fishing and sport lovers want to visit this place.
View at Mount Bonnell – climbing Mount Bonell, also known as Covert Park, is a must-do activity for all those who enjoy taking aerial or nature photos, or simply enjoy the romantic view of sunset. It is an ideal place for a family picnic, and it is also inspiring for a photo or video shoot. There are even many production companies Austin-based which use this place for shooting commercials and other videos.
Barton Springs Pool – this is a natural pool, supplied by natural spring water, so it keeps cool temperature all over the year. It is a popular destination for running away from summer heat, and the atmosphere by this pool is friendly, relaxed and pleasant.
Barton Creek Greenbelt – it is located very near the downtown, yet it represents an ideal getaway from the crowd. It is perfect for the adventurous types, with numerous myriad trails, natural swimming holes, limestone cliffs for suitable for climbers and natural waterfalls.
Lady Bird Lake – this is a popular summer destination of many locals living in Austin, and it is the home of different water and beach sports. The recent hit is paddleboarding, and if you want to get active and try something new, there are paddleboarding lessons for beginners organized by several rowing centers from Austin.
Red Bud isle – those who enjoy kayaking, canoeing or swimming will find an ideal place for themselves at Red Bud isle, situated in the waters of Lady Bird Lake. There are kayaks and boats for rent, and the isle is also popular with local and visiting fishermen, but also with dog owners, since the isle has the most popular off-leash dog park in Austin.
Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail – even though Texas has been proclaimed as one of the US states with the highest obesity rank, Austin is, surprisingly, among the top ten fittest cities. Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail is called simply “The Trail” by the locals, and it is the most popular recreational trail in Austin. It forms a circuit around the shores of lady Bird Lake, and it provides beautiful scenery and serenity to all those who decide to jog or cycle along this trail.
Biking – Austin is a very bike-friendly city, and Social Cycling Austin organizes social rides for all sorts of riders. The most popular ride is Thursday Night Social Ride, which often ends up with swimming in natural swimming holes and visiting local bars. You do not have to be a professional cyclist to join, and you will certainly enjoy the experience. Read More