How to Have a Successful Fishing Trip


Every fisherman aims to achieve a perfect fishing trip, in a nice place, with great fish, good fights, pleasant fishing partners and favourable climate.

For that to happen, the fisherman must take precautions not to regret anything, and disastrous mistakes.

As we all know, in many places in Brazil already is increasingly hard to find and catch fish. More and more fishermen are giving, so we must always seek the quality.



This is the best sign of all, since the birds feed on small fish and consequently where an the other is next.
In a place where there are various birds, for sure there will be plenty of feeding fish.
As we know, predatory fish also feed on these small fish.
If you have to choose a good place to fish, preferably where there are flocks of water birds together.

2-Islands or Rocks

At these sites, the best signal will look for rocks that have more living organisms such as clams, oysters, barnacles, etc.
In the case of an island, such rocks are always on the outside, that is, where the sea is open.
This sign can also be used in rivers or coastal bays.
In fresh water, the stones are refuges of small fish, and this is where the bigger fish will give them hunting.

3-logs and/or submerged Trees

Another important sign that must be observed, both in coastal rivers as in freshwater rivers or dams.
There are many species of predatory fish looking for these places to feed, because around sticks and partially or totally submerged trees, mount up living organisms, which are the larger fish lures, such as sea bass, black bass, Peacock bass, etc.

4-grass Margins

It’s a great sign for dams and rivers of fresh water, because it is in these places that small fish will shelter to escape the attacks of predators, and also a multitude of other species of fish that are in your grass base.
It is also the grass mainly responsible for the amount of local insects, who are and are feeding FRY and small fish.

5-fruit trees

Another important sign of the nature, and these may be either homemade savages.
Several species of fish feed on fruits. For example: a guava at the edge of a pond.
If time of ripe guavas, surely the tilapias will be eating this fruit.
So what’s the best bait that we use at that time and at that location? The guava is just an example, because it’s huge variety of fruits at water’s edge, as well as the fish cited is just another example.
If we want to, we can cite, beyond the Tilapia, fish like pacu, carp, piracanjuba, piaba and etc, because all have the same habit.

6-Small water courses

Consist another important sign of nature that can be used in fresh water as the sea.
Here the detail is that the big fish are waiting for food that invariably will come out of the small watercourse.
The best place for fishing is at the junction of the waters.

7-channel Identification

I’m sure the fish always travels by the deepest part, i.e., the channels.
The identification of these sites is wide and diverse.
At sea we can discover them by the formation of waves.
In bays and coastal rivers, by the formation of rocks or dry land.
An example that could be cited, at the entrance of a channel, if we have a beach side and across a hill with rocks, I’m sure the bed will pass near the Hill.
In rivers, you must discover the backwaters, and this can be done through observation of aquatic plants that are on the surface of the waters.
In dams, describe well the sets “Hillbilly”.
With a bamboo or a rope with a weight, go knocking the bottom of the dam.
When you get to the channel, the depth will increase suddenly.

8-Bounds of Land

Is another good sign of nature, as well as background, is the place where the predator gives hunt for other fish, which has no chance of escape.
At this location, prefer fishing always watching the fish category desired.

9-Waterfalls or Rapids

Who doesn’t know that in piracemas, the smaller fish have to overcome these obstacles, upriver to spawning?
Yes, in the Rapids, the larger fish tend to feed, and that in itself would be an excellent fishing location. But don’t forget, there’s a limit where you can fish, typically 200 meters below or above these locations. Don’t make the mistake of fishing in the red zone, inform yourself well before job one of these.


The Practice

Only practice makes perfect, so the best thing to do is even practice a lot, but that’s not all, you have to be aware of the errors.
Whenever we miss something in this fishery – is a jam, a fish that got away, the line that blew-stay tuned on that led to happen – not resisted, the pitch was badly done, the strike had no effect — and immediately find the solution, is asking for more experienced fishermen or reading in magazines and specialized journals, and especially not to repeat the mistake.


This factor eliminates more than 50% of the mistakes made in fisheries.
Always try to verify that we are secure, the hook is sharp, how to hold the bait is correct, among others.
Observe the behavior of the fish, where they must be hiding, what are your favorite lures and their habits.
Stay on top of what has been happening in recent days in the place where will fish: other people are having success? the water is dark? What baits are using? Anyway, all this we must know, otherwise we could be losing time at that location.

The Communication

Communication is a process usually three-way.
It involves partners who are fishing with us, the local residents (piloteiros, owners of hotels, fishing grounds, bordering, etc) and the other fishermen present.
Streamline communication means get the information where it is available and not wait to come to us.
This agility and quality of information will surely help us succeed. Don’t be afraid to ask.

The right time and silence

The best time to find the species of fish are in the early morning and late afternoon.
That doesn’t mean you can’t fish in other timetables.
We’ve heard many fishermen saying they large species at night, early in the morning or at noon, and that really happens.
Another very important factor in fishing of some species like tilapia, Lambari, Pacu, Piau, among others, is the silence in the fishery.

Role of Citizen

To end these little tips to get success in the fishery, we stress the importance of preserving the fish and our environment.
We all want to fish in a beautiful spot, nice and with fish, and we also know that only depends on us.
Try joining the team of catch and release, or at least not take fish below the ideal size and just what the law allows. And not let garbage all over the place.
If you’re heading to that fishery “in a fish-fishing, etc., remember that you have a responsibility to keep the environment the way you found it.
Avoid throw papers, cups, cigarette butts, etc., into the Lake, in fact anywhere. The vast majority of the fisheries has dustbins well distributed around the lakes and, if they are away from your “point” just fishing carry a small bag for storing the unwanted leftovers, thus avoiding visual and environmental pollution.
Also remember to “comply with” the rules of avoiding long shots and unnecessary place for the capture of your copy.
This last rule helps keep friendship and create new, thus enabling the expansion of our “friends”.
If even by following these tips, the fisherman didn’t get success, rest assured, you did everything right, and remember that fishing is a sport, sometimes you lose and sometimes you win.

No Barb hooks

What the Barb of the hook?
The answer to this question may seem simple: to hold the mouth of the fish on the hook, so that he can’t escape if I give too many jumps and flutter with the intention to get rid of.
However, many sports fishermen have different answers: the Barb of the hook is a tremendous uselessness, just hurt the animal and makes it more complicated to return the fish to the water, when you practice catch and release.
Fishing to become sports should give the fish the chance to fight with the fisherman and then, if unsuccessful, be returned to the water, otherwise it’s predatory.
Therefore, fish without barbs, can be more difficult, because the (theoretically) have a better chance of escape, but it is a fight the same.
If you are using garatéias it is essential to get the barbs and can rest assured that the fish can still be captured.
When is fishing in fish pay and want to return the fish to the water, don’t even think about using barbs because the owners will go haywire, as the fish may die as a result of a more serious injury.
To remove the splinters of the hooks and garatéias use of pliers and the mash or break.
That attitude is already widely practiced in Japan and in most developed countries, where awareness of the fish can end has arrived and has been widespread.
Here in Brazil, we need to pass this message on to your friends, and try to at least reduce the killing of the species and prevent the end of a sport so yummy that is sport fishing.



Fisherman worth his salt needs to use every resource available to the fish has a vision of how tempting bait.
Discusses a lot if the fish is able to distinguish colors, however, every day we add more aniline in natural baits and artificial market has increasingly colored shelves.
A large number of researchers States that fish distinguish colors and detect variations imperceptible to the human eye.
On the other hand, there are those who say that the animal sees only black, the Bank and its variations.


Although it does not have nose, the fish have nasal fossetas with cells connected to the olfactory nerve fibers, greatly developed in fish.
This point is of great importance during a fishing trip because we may unconsciously introduce fish odors that may repel them such as: smoke, fuel, oils, deodorants, traces of SOAP/SOAP and doubts, even those drops of urine left in the hand.
However, the most important of odors is generated by the fish.
Some species when subjected to a high level of stress, exude a substance called schrecksoffen.
She serves as the other fish, saying that there is no danger present.
Therefore, when we find ourselves in a very productive fishing and after a good fight the fish escapes, the site probably will be unproductive for a certain time, and your hands too.
It is advisable, before catching the fish, soak the hands or get it with a damp cloth and, after releasing him, wash your hands with water from the own Dam/Lake/River.
Escape movements, combined with the stress of the fish, can create an environment unsuitable for fishing for a while.


Although the fish don’t have ears, an inner ear allows him to hear sounds ranging from 30 to 3,000 vibrations per second (the man listens to 30,000).
However, the speed of sound in the air spreads to 340 meters per second and water 1,400 meters per second.
Although the fish look less, he captures the information much more quickly.
That’s why it’s important for the “silence” in the fishery.


Fish have the palate rather pointed, due to the large number of tubers that occupy your mouth and their fins.
As the water has the ability to carry and spread the particles responsible for the sense of taste, they come to the fish, causing the animal to feel attracted or repulsed by the taste that feeling.

Good fishing!