For lake and river fishing, go where the water turns from shallow to deep. Fish like to congregate and look for food in this area.
Shiny fishing lures can attract certain fish, but the reflection of the sun can blind them and cause confusion.
Use a matted metal fishing lure to avoid too much reflection.
Cast close to the shoreline for more bites.
Look for mossy areas; fish prefer to swim in these areas to search for food.
Instead of worms as bait, try locusts to attract larger fish like bass.
Check the local fishing reports to learn where fish are biting.
Get on the water early; sunrise is ideal.
Pay close attention to the movement of your line. Learn the difference between a curious fish and one that is biting.
Research the region where you will be fishing to find out what kinds of fish live there and what they like.
Patience is key.