In this Instructable I will be showing you some of the basics that you need to know to catch the big one. You have to understand there are many different techniques that are used to catch certain species of fish and it would be nearly impossible to fit them all in one Instructable. Before you start remember that fishing can be a very frustrating sport, so if you fail just get up and try again.
Step 1: Gear
No matter who you talk to about fishing, they will always agree on one thing: you need the right gear to catch fish. No matter what kind of fish you plan on catching you are going to have to have these essentials:
-Fishing rod and reel (strongly recommended)
-Fishing regulations ( if you plan on keeping your catch)
-Pliers/ De-hooking device
-Other fishing lures or bait
-Tape measure or ruler
Other useful items:
Before you go fishing make sure you check with your state laws to see what kind of weights or hooks are legal to use in your state, because some states strongly enforce laws that keep you from using barbed hooks or lead weights.