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Alaska Fishing: Increase Your Haul

If you want to catch more fish, you have to experiment and continue to learn what works and what doesn’t. The more techniques you have at your disposal, the better chance you have of being successful. Here are some tips to help you catch more fish:

Clean Hands

Keep your hands free of powerful odors, such as bug spray, cigarettes, or sunscreen. These odors transfer to bait and other locations; fish, with their keen sense of smell, avoid the scents and that means less chance of landing the big one.

Gang Hooks

A gang hook is a two or three fish hooks with their shanks joined together. They are the best way to present a live worm as it avoids the unnatural threaded look of a single hook. Presenting the live worm in a natural manner will result in more bites and more fish.

Weather & Moon Awareness

Fishing is dependent upon weather and it is to your advantage to do the research to learn about how to use weather successfully. Understand how frontal systems affect your chances and time your angling to the more advantageous weather situations. You will catch more fish! Likewise the phases of the moon are tied to increase fish activity. Focus your fishing efforts on the more active periods and you will see the dividends.

Time & Equipment Management

We typically can’t spend all day, every day, fishing. To maximize your time, keep your gear organized. Know what you need and where to find it. You don’t want to spend hours rummaging around for some equipment when that time should be spent hauling in more fish.

 

These basic tips increase the likelihood of your angling success. Do your research, stay organized, and start bringing home more fish.

 

 

Source: Land Big Fish