You wake up to the birds chirping, the sun is shining, and days are getting warmer. Why not grab your rod and head on down to the water? Springtime fishing makes an excellent escape from the daily grind and is a social distancing approved pastime.
Here are the best fish to go for if you want to have a successful outing.
These tasty fish make their way out of fall spawning grounds during the spring. That can make them a best-bet for anglers, as they tend to congregate in shallow, low-current zones.
Walleye notice colored lures well and are also one of the few fish that respond to attractants. Choose something in a bright red hue and use BaitCloud Fish Attractant for Walleye for your best odds with these fish. Want to cook them? You can’t go wrong with simply dipping them in batter and throwing them on the frying pan.
2. Smallmouth Bass
Perhaps the single best-known sportfish in North America, the smallmouth bass is a famous fighter that comes with the additional benefit of tasting delicious when fried. We recommend checking your local fishing regulations as many regions are catch and release only this early in the season.
Unlike the larger walleye, these fish aren’t particular to what colour your bait is. Instead, they respond more to vibration. Use BaitCloud Fish Attractant for Bass to achieve the vibrating behavior bass love. A fast action rod will allow you to set the hook hard and powerfully.
3. Rainbow Trout
Trout is an all-time favourite sportfish, but catching them in the spring may require you to change your tactics. In the spring and fall, it's best to go out around dusk. Trout are absolutely delicious and one of my favorites to cook. Smoked trout is simple enough to make in your own backyard.
During the early spring, when some fish are persnickety, catfish are as hungry as ever. That makes them easy to catch and a great fish for new anglers to hone their skills on. They are also quite a lot of fun for more seasoned fishers. One of the hardest parts about catching them is finding them. Try BaitCloud Fish Attractant for Catfish to bring them closer to you. Once you get some, there’s nothing like Cajun fried catfish to end your day.
Spring fishing can be tough but remember that even the best fishermen have bad days at times.