How often do you go fishing? If you don’t fish much, you probably haven’t heard of these techniques. They are some of the most effective ways to catch fish, especially big ones.

Over 30 million anglers spend their time fishing every year in the United States alone. And they spend billions of dollars each year buying equipment and supplies.


Fishing is a great way to relax and enjoy nature. The problem is, catching fish isn’t always easy. Several common methods can help you get better at fishing.

So let’s take a look at some very effective fishing techniques:

1. Casting with a Spinning Rod

Casting is defined as throwing or casting something out into the water. This usually means a fishing rod. You may be familiar with fly-casting, where a line and bait are attached to the end of the rod.

Casting works exactly the same way but without a hook or bait. Instead, the rod can spin in one direction when cast while spinning in another direction.

The advantage of this method is the ability to adjust the depth at which the rod casts. Most rods have an adjustable screw on their handle designed for this purpose.

This technique enables you to cover larger areas while avoiding obstacles. With a conventional rod, you would need to constantly change your angle and move closer to the object to avoid hitting it. But with a spinning rod, you can turn on a dime to avoid everything in its path.

2. Using Deep Bait Placement

Deep placement is when you place your bait right below the surface using either live bait or artificial lures. It’s a good idea to use a lighter tackle for deep placement because heavier baits tend to sink quickly.

Deep placement works best when you have a clear view of your targets, such as from a boat or shoreline.

3. Working the Water Edge

There will likely be weeds lining the bank when looking around a lake, pond, or stream edge. These plants work well by hiding large prey and helping them stay submerged.

The key to success here is timing. When you approach the edge, wait until just before the weed grows too tall, and it becomes harder to see any movement under the thick growth. Once you hit the perfect moment, you can swim through and hopefully grab a bite!

4. Using Fluorocarbon Tippet

A fluorocarbon tippet floats on top of the water and allows you to get right up close to smaller prey like crustaceans. It also gives you more control than regular mono-filament.

5. Anchoring

Anchors stop the lure or bait from moving during heavy winds and rough currents. You can tie a knot on the anchor line to keep both ends locked together.

You can attach hooks or sinkers to the other end to provide extra weight to drag down the line.


These five simple tips should help you get started improving your fishing skills. They’re not complicated and are extremely effective. So start practicing today — don’t forget to ask your friends for pointers while you’re doing so!