Competitive fishing is the latest craze on college campuses. If you become a champion, you can earn prizes and money to fund your college studies. And if you fish to the top of the champions, you can get paid for endorsements.
A good way to hone fishing skills is to go on lots of chartered fishing trips. The guides have fished with the best and know all the tricks. And if there is a new fish-loving lure, they will know about it before the pros.
The following are ways to develop competitive fishing skills while learning from experienced fishing guides on sport fishing trips.
Hone your fishing skills
Many a fisher has learned how to cast his first homemade lure under the gentle, patient guidance of his father or grandfather. The first catch stoked your competitive spirit. But the unforgettable experience was basking in the tranquility and kindredness of the moment as you practiced your new fishing skills. Passing on the wisdom of fishing mentors is a fulfilling experience and the main reason many guides choose their profession.
Learn tips & tricks never shared on fishing shows
Guides fish with hundreds of different experienced fishers a year and learn from them all. Fishing courses will not teach you the best techniques on how to remove slack or twists in your line or where to anchor. To unlock these secrets, you need to fish with experienced fishermen.
Become a master of a species
Do you want to become a big game fisher or the top angler in trout fly fishing? Ask chartered fishing trip organizers about the specializations and experience of their guides.
Learn about the best lures before the champions do
Fish are not only picky eaters, they are gourmands. If the look or smell is off, they may not take the bait or lure. To get an edge, the world of fishing eagerly follows the lure and bait choices of the champions. But listen in—an experienced guide can tell you which lures are reeling in more big fish before the fishing world discovers them.
Discover your own talents
Fishing trips are an opportunity to explore a variety of different fish species, baits, and baitcasting and trolling techniques. You may start out with a passion to be the king of big game fishers, and then become the incontestable canal fisher in your region.
Once you have developed your fishing skills, why not become a deckhand on chartered fishing trips and continue to learn from fellow fishing enthusiasts. Making money in the great fishing outdoors is a great way to pay for college.
For further tips on sport fishing trips, reach out to a local fishing charter company.