Welcome to Handyman Dan's Fishing Club

This is my personal website about my hobby of fishing. I hope you will enjoy this site and tell ALL your friends to check out the site. I will be posting pictures and videos along with some fishing stories.

Catch More Fish With These Great Fishing Tips

Have you been putting fishing off for awhile? If so, then it's time to get started, as this article is a quick-start guide that will teach you the basics of fishing. Take a look at the advice below and see if you can't add something new to your store of fishing knowledge.


Be aware of hand odors when fishing. Heavily perfumed or otherwise scented hands can easily be transferred onto your bait. If the fish smells this on the bait or lure, they probably will not bite.


It is crucial when you go fishing on a boat that you know what the maximum capacity is. If you overload the boat, it'll tip. You don't want to lose your supplies, or your life, in deep water. If you stay below the maximum weight for the vessel, you will be following the proper safety guidelines and ensure a safe trip.


Don't lose your bait! Bait your hook correctly! If the bait you are using is live, this is especially important. A technique that is very effective is to lengthwise thread your hook through your worm. The worm will be much less likely to slip off your hook.


One tip all fishermen should try is to talk to area residents about what methods they use to catch fish. Most fishermen will be happy to let others know what's currently working for them, and you'll learn what is currently appealing to the fish in the area.


Time of day and temperature are very important when going fishing. Larger bass are more prevalent around dawn and dusk. Just make sure the water is over 50 degrees when you're fishing.


As with many activities in life, knowing more about fishing will make you more confident in doing it. Hopefully, you know a little more now than you did at the start of this article! Be patient and persistent and these tips will have you catching fish before you know it.