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of any body of water by which
fish tend to harbor.
Like other living
beings, such as humans, fish go where they feel most comfortable and
find convenient: Fish make themselves at home near objects at
a body of water where their hunger is satisfied and the ambient
temperature is ideal for them. These common fish-sanctuary objects include
Like the other objects listed here, docks are great attractions
to fish. Fish use docks for shelter, a launching point
from which to subtly attack prey, and just as a place that can
screen the sunlight. It is highly likely that fish are,
therefore, around docks, and one should strive to fish around
below-water-surface piles of gravel/rocks/ground) and islands.
Just as with docks, shoals and islands attract fish of all
sizes. Such objects provide shelter for fish and other
fish utilize the area as a place to find their prey--smaller
fish, usually. Shoals can be identified to be just below
the water by already deployed buoys, which are originally placed
there to have boats steer clear of hitting such objects.
It is highly likely that fish are, therefore, around shoals and
islands, and one should strive to fish around there first.
Your first instinct may be to steer clear of weeds when
finishing, but you can't be more wrong in that assessment.
Weeds are just as much of an attraction to
fish than any of the
other fish-alluring objects; this is especially true of weeds
that are bright green, as they produce an ample amount of oxygen
that get the attention of baitfish. With baitfish in the
vicinity of weeds, there are surely bigger fish to prey on such
small baitfish. Though when casting your reel in the
vicinity of weeds, be sure to use a fish hook that is less
likely to be snagged by the weeds, such as long, jig-headed,
single-hooked spinner hooks, or even weedless hooks that are
specifically designed to lessen the incidence of weed snags,
and, thus, in the long run, save you money.
So, when you're
fishing, seek the above objects out and fish there; don't steer
clear of them, embrace these fish sanctuaries!
Handyman Zone Team