BY THE BOBBER DOWN TEAM
Looking to make some memories with dad this Father’s Day? Seasoned outdoorsmen need no prompting to hit the lake, river, or flats for some reel spinning fun times. Here are a few ideas for making some tremendous memories:
Panfish: No sense frustrating yourself or your child of any age by trying to figure out complicated trolling techniques on Father’s Day. Float a nightcrawler or a cricket under a bobber and you’ll have a blast watching those bobbers dunk under the surface.
Bread Balls: Use some day old bread or if you are all out of bread you can make your own by mixing about 1 half cup of all-purpose flour with just enough water to turn it into a sticky mash. Over wax paper, roll the dough into a patty about 1/4-inch thick; dust both sides with flour and microwave it for about 30 seconds. This creates a firmer dough that panfish can’t steal from your hook.
Inshore Wading: No boat, no problem—you can still enjoy some light tackle fishing with a fun and somewhat adventurous angle by walking right into the water. Cast jigs or lures (if you’re comfortable) over grass flats, near inlet edges or next to docks along the waterway for a mix of trout, bass, and bluegill.
Father’s Day Fishing Tips
Fishing is a fun sport that requires some skill and timing. Depending on where you fish, your tactics will be different. Brackish or colder water may call for a certain style of fishing, while calm fresh water might need a different style. Regardless of the type of fish or water, there are some freshwater fishing tips that everyone should follow.
- For lake and river fishing, go where the water turns from shallow to deep. Fish like to congregate and look for food in this area.
- Pay close attention to the movement of your line. Learn how to understand the difference between a curious fish and one that is biting so you can hook and reel it in.
- Shiny fishing lures can attract certain fish, but the reflection of the sun can blind them and cause confusion.
- Look for mossy areas, as fish prefer to swim in these areas to forage for food.
- A lot of people use worms as bait, but crickets are also a great choice. Larger fish like bass really enjoy these insects.
Have fun and be patient. Enjoy your time together and remember families that fish together have lots and lots of fun together.
Happy Father’s Day to all the Dad's out there!