Toledo Talk

Widely Accepted Fishing Protocol

Picking up fishing as a new hobby so I can spend more time in the outdoors and away from the TV. The more I read about it, the more interested I become. For starters I have no intention of keeping any fish, and I will be catch and release ONLY. I don't care what kind of fish I catch. Right now I have become somewhat efficient at casting and able to place crank-bait in the general vicinity of the body of water in front of me, AND I am getting pretty good at removing hooks from whatever body parts of mine they decide to embed themselves in.

I'm not finding much information about "Proper/ Widely Accepted Fishing Protocol" between fishermen sharing a spot or how much room you give your fellow fisherman. I don't want to barge in and ruin another fisherman's day. When/if its cool to approach a fisherman for chat.

I don't have a boat, so all my fishing will be from the bank. I am interested in any/all fishing locations (ponds/rivers/lakes) and what I can expect to catch from those locations, and what kind of lures or bait I should take in order to land fish. I know a lot of this is subjective, but would like to increase my chances of catching something.

created by GTVT on Jun 07, 2014 at 10:02:11 am     Comments: 4

source      versions

Comments ... #

Listen Saturday mornings 5AM WSPD

posted by SherryET on Jun 07, 2014 at 10:23:53 am     #  

Head over to Netcraft over on Briarfield Drive. They'll tell you what you want to know.

posted by Ace_Face on Jun 07, 2014 at 11:49:27 am     #  

i don't eat fish, but like to fish. One of the best times I have ever had reeling in a fish was when I hooked a very large carp, took me about 10 minutes to bring it in. It was pretty fun considering it was about 25 lb fish on like 15 lb test line, and a cheap reel that that fish kept pulling all the line off of, it finally got tired enough for me to reel it in.

posted by MIJeff on Jun 07, 2014 at 01:27:46 pm     #  

my guess is "tread lightly" and infrequently when it comes to chit chat with other fishermen while fishing. I imagine getting away from chatter is exactly why many people like to fish.

posted by BulldogBuckeye on Jun 13, 2014 at 08:53:05 am     #