Fish Like a Pro: Fishing Tips for Beginners When Camping

Have you been learning how to fish lately? Want to become as good as your more experienced fishing buddies? Here are some tips to keep in mind for beginners.

 

1. Be always prepared

Before you leave home, make sure that you have all the essential things you need for your fishing adventures such as a first-aid kit, a sunblock, tackle and bait, and your rain gear. Don’t forget to pack food for your trip!

2. Observe how experts do it

The best and fastest way to learn anything is to watch how the more experienced ones do it. Check out and study the fishing activities of the local fishing folks: what they do, the gear they’re using, how they catch fish, and where they usually do it.

 

3. Be patient

Learning how to fish is not a walk in the park, and mastering it does not happen overnight. Patience is also a virtue when you are actually fishing. In general, catching a fish takes hours. When you’re getting impatient, avoid moving around too much or fiddling with your fishing line because such movements can scare off fish, and it’ll be harder for you to catch one.

Sometimes, you go home without any catch at all. But that’s okay. It’s the journey that counts more than the destination, so to speak.

4. Pay attention to the environment

As you’re waiting for your first catch, look for some subtle clues that can help you move closer to the location where there’s fish. Usually, these include water splashes and birds diving into the water and feeding on fish.

5. Have fun!

Enjoy your time—relax in a lightweight fishing chair while waiting for your first bite. And remember, don’t take home more fish than you and your family can eat.…

Buying Guide: What is the Best Rain Jacket for Fishing?

Bad weather is one of the worst letdowns for any fishing and camping enthusiast. But don’t let it rain on your parade (pun intended) by always bringing a waterproof rain jacket that’s built for fishing. It can spell the difference between an easy breezy and a nightmarish fishing experience.

 

When shopping for a rain jacket, look for the following must-haves:

Your rain jacket must be waterproof

Of course, this is a no-brainer. However, this still needs to be pointed out because not all jackets that are labeled “waterproof” are indeed waterproof. A truly waterproof jacket has passed a hydrostatic-head test—it can withstand intense water pressure to prevent any leaks.

Aside from the main jacket, also take a look at the small details like the stitching and zippers—they have to be waterproof as well so that water will not pass through doing heavy downpours.

Your rain jacket must be breathable

While most jackets offer waterproofing, the tendency is to compromise breathability. Non-breathable jackets are easily prone to foul odors because of sweat and lack of air flow. They are also very uncomfortable to wear because the lack of air circulation will make you sweat a lot.

Breathability varies depending on how a jacket is manufactured, being measured in terms of the amount of moisture that can flow into a square meter of fabric in every 24 hours. The ideal breathability, experts say, is 5,000 grams of moisture.

Make sure that you buy a rain jacket that can keep your body cool by diffusing humidity and sweat.

 

Your rain jacket must have layers of fabric

The fabric layers—ideally two to four—should all be water resistant but are breathable and can get rid of sweat from the skin.…

GoFish Cam: That Tiny and Reliable Underwater Buddy

If you think GoPro is good enough as an underwater device for capturing your fishing adventures under the water, wait until you’ve gotten your hands on a rugged specialty camera designed specifically for fishing.

Let’s see what the GoFish Cam has in store for every angler out there.

The basic specs

This teeny weeny 1080p HD color camera is completely waterproof for up to 150 meters and stable for steady video recording under the water. It comes with a 170-degree wide lens and mounts on the fishing rod to capture the beauty and action underwater.

Its buoyancy is virtually neutral, so it will just float just in case your rod snaps. The GoFish Cam has an integrated lithium-ion battery that can last up to 4 hours, which is a much longer battery life compared to a GoPro. And when the battery runs out of juice, you can easily power it up using a mini USB.

When it comes to connectivity, the action camera features an HDMI output and accommodates microSD cards with a maximum capacity of 32GB.

The advanced features

For night fishing and low-light conditions, the GoFish cam will not disappoint, thanks to its green LED ring around the lens of the device that comes with infrared.

Similar to a GoPro experience, GoFish Cam has an app, both available for Android and Apple devices, that enables users to edit their video clips and instantly share them on social media such as Facebook and Instagram.

Not as powerful as a GoPro, but good enough for fishing purposes

The GoFish Cam works best on a taught line, which means it is ideal for casting, trolling, and bottom fishing.