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Lake fishing is any type of fishing that is
done on a lake. It can be shore fishing from a pier or marina or from a rocky
shoreline. It can also be boat fishing, trolling or fly fishing. There are a
wide variety of fish species found in lakes around the world. Lake species
include bass, trout, catfish, perch, pickerel, northern pike, muskellunge,
sturgeon, walleye and salmon.
If you plan to fish from a boat, you will
need to own one, rent one, or go lake fishing with someone who has one. To fish
from a boat, you will need a rod, reel, tackle, trolling equipment and a lake
or fish map. If you are a beginner, use a basic lake fishing kit. This includes
a six to eight foot graphite or fiberglass rod with a basic closed or open
faced reel. Fishing line should be 8 to 15 pound-test, depending on the fish
species you are targeting and the depth. Fishing near the surface requires 8
pound-test, while fishing the middle or bottom requires 15 pound test. The
larger the fish species, the higher pound-test line you will need.
You will also need a variety of different
sized hooks, ranging from medium to large. Split shot sinkers are best. If you
are planning on fishing the bottom, larger weights will be necessary. Remember,
when buying sinkers, be sure they are lead free in order to protect the
environment. Floats can vary from cork to plastic to foam. Torpedo floats work
great as well. Floats of various sizes can be used, but remember, smaller is
always better. You don't want the fish to see your float.
A variety of bait, both live and artificial
is used for different species of lake fish.
Trout Live bait for trout includes worms,
insects, insect larvae and crayfish. Artificial bait includes streamers,
spoons, spinners and dry and wet flies.
Species of Lake Fish: Bass Live bait includes
worms, shad, insects, insect larvae, frogs, crayfish and minnows. Artificial
bait includes spinners, streamers, Mepps, spoons, jigs, crankbaits and closers.
Species of Lake Fish: Walleye Live bait
includes nightcrawlers, crayfish, minnows, chubs and leaches. Artificial
trolling bait that is best is jointed minnows and spinner rigs.
Species of Lake Fish: Salmon Live bait
includes worms, prawns, crustaceans, insects and insect larvae. Artificial bait
includes lures, flies, plugs, streamers and spinners. Prepared bait such as egg
sacs and scents also work well.
Species of Lake Fish: Catfish Catfish in a
lake are usually channel cat. They are attracted to cut bait, worms, crayfish
or peeled crayfish tails, mollusks, minnows, cheeseballs, breadballs, shrimp,
chicken entrails and liver.
Species of Lake Fish: Pickerel Pickerel feed
on aquatic insects and invertebrates. Use nightcrawlers, minnows, crayfish,
insects and frogs. Artificial bait includes worms, spinners, spoons, streamers
Species of Lake Fish: Perch Perch feed on
minnows, insects, insect larvae, crayfish, snails, nightcrawlers, grubs and
maggots. Artificial bait includes worms, lures, spinners, streamers and jigs.
Use small lures when fishing for perch, as they have small mouths.
Species of Lake Fish: Northern Pike Pike are
predators. They will take nightcrawlers, minnows and smelt. Pike, especially
females heavy with eggs, prefer dead bait because it provides an easy meal.
Artificial bait includes wobbling spoons, spinners, split minnows and red and
white spoons. If you are removing a hook from a northern pike, use needle nose
pliers to avoid injury.
Species of Lake Fish: Muskellunge Live bait
for Musky includes live fish bait that is 10 to 12 inches. Suckers work well,
as do leeches, frogs, insects and sunfish. Artificial bait includes spoons,
bucktails and large plugs. Muskies are fighters and will strip reels, break
rods, mutilate bait and bend hooks.
Species of Lake Fish: Sturgeon Sturgeon like
fresh bait and are bottom feeders. They are attracted to clams, eel, crayfish,
smelt, salmon eggs, shad, nightcrawlers and fish heads.
Species of Lake Fish: Lake Trolling Trolling
is the use of either large or artificial bait pulled through the water behind a
moving boat. It is used on lakes, especially for trout and walleye. The boat
can be powered by a motor or oars. The bait can be trolled at any depth and is
intended to resemble live fish. Trolled plugs, spoons and flies can be fished
deep by adding weights or using leadcore line. Live bait is fished below a
sliding float when trolling.
If you wish to take up lake fishing and have
concerns over equipment or bait that you should use, ask an experienced lake
angler to give you some tips, or invite them to come along on a lake fishing
trip. Any experienced lake angler will be able to help you with equipment,
bait, casting and trolling issues. This could be a family member, friend,
neighbor or a staff member at a bait and tackle shop that specializes in lake
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