Hi AMFisHers! This weeks AMFisH(LEARN more: www.amfish.ca) fishing vlog is about practicing your casting, flipping and pitching on and off the water:
Some say practice makes you perfect, I just say it makes you a whole lot better at whatever the task at hand is. Since casting is such an important part to fishing, especially when you are zoning in on good locations to fish and need to be that much more accurate to where a fish might be holding, it only makes sense to be able to cast to the best of your abilities.
In this vlog I share how I practice my accuracy, it’s a great easy way to practice off the water. I also make sure to practice with all my rods/reeds and various baits, WHY well being able to cast efficiently with one rod/reel/bait may be fine but what happens if you are not using that length of rod, or a heavier reel or even a lighter bait? As an angler we need to be as prepared as possible with all the gear we are using that day.
When practicing I use everything from spinning rods, to frog baits, to plain lead weights in different sizes, as this will allow me the best way to cast well with various styles of baits, with various weights to various distances of targets. There is nothing worse then seeing a big bass near a boat house, panicking and making a bad cast that bounces off the boat house and on to the dock, this is where practice can eliminate that from happening.
By setting up various targets as I have in this video, you can practice casting to short distance targets and far distance targets repeatedly, as well as chance your vantage point by moving around the targets and standing in a different spot. Once you start developing that fluid motion to hitting target after target off the water, I suggest practicing in a similar way on the water.
Pick a stretch of shoreline in some shallow water and start casting out to any targets you find, could be sunken trees, floating docks, pile of weeds, anything you see as a good target to try and get a bait close to. A good example is an area like the one in the photo below, where there are several small docks along a long stretch of the shoreline, great area to practice getting a bait to all the good spots of a dock. You can do this from a boat, kayak or even while shore fishing, all great ways to get that casting accuracy up to speed.
Hope you found this vlog helpful and if you have any questions ask away!
The AMFisH guy…
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