1) Purchase your fishing equipment and gear from professional shops or dealers. In this way, it is more likely that you get the best quality fishing gear. There’s nothing more frustrating than catching a large salmon only to see it get away because of a broken fishing rod or line. So as much as possible, buy from shops that exclusively sell fishing equipments. One advantage of buying from these shops is that the owners are often experienced fishermen themselves, so you can always ask pointers from them on what the most appropriate tools are for salmon fishing.
Tex’s line winding department is stocked with decent monofilaments from 6 to 130lb test as well as Power Pro braided line. Most times, they can spool your reels while you shop. Even if you need new line or wire on your downriggers, they can do that too!
The kids and pets have sat indoors all winter. They are ready to play! They have all this energy. Help them burn some of the energy off. Take them to the park. Spend an afternoon playing catch or Frisbee with the dog. Shoot some hoops with the kids. Spend an hour sitting on the sidewalk with the children, drawing with some sidewalk chalk. The spring rains will even wash it away for you when your done!
When choosing the line, one can go through a number of choices considering the color, weight and whether the line is floating, sinking, tapered or weight forward. The most recommended one to choose is a medium weight line, which works fine for all sizes. As for the color, green is the best choice since fishes cannot see it when under the water. The leader at the end of the line should weight moderately.
The first thing you need to do is to go to your local fishing tackle shop. If you’re just starting out, the chances are that you won’t really have any gear. If you go to a fishing area, they can rent you gear but it’s better to buy the equipment because it will be cheaper in the long run and also because you will be using gear that are customized to your needs.
The first outdoor fishing lures for sale is obviously a fishing rod. Fishing rods can cost anywhere from $30 to several hundred dollars. When buying a fishing rod, you have to think about what kind of fish you are aiming to catch. If you are planning bigger catches, you will need a rod that can support the weight of the fish. A small rod designed to catch smaller fish could snap if you use it for bigger fish.
Fly fishing in the small creeks provides the best opportunity to catch fish. Curecanti provides access to public lands for the numerous small creeks feeding Blue Mesa Reservoir. Curecanti Creek and Blue Creek (boat access only at Blue Creek) are tributaries of Morrow Point Reservoir; and Cimarron and Crystal Creek empty into Crystal Reservoir. Make sure that you check the property boundaries prior to fishing to ensure that you are not fishing on private land.
Tackle boxes. Here again many new fishermen go for the fully featured models, the more drawers and trays the better. Quite often though the more places you have to put things the more ways you have to lose them. Start out with a simple tackle box with a large open bottom and a few small trays.