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Learning how to land a fish is not difficult, but remember to be careful, for both you and the fish. Learn how to land a fish with these simple beginner fishing tips.
Now that you’ve learned the fundamentals of how to fish (e.g., how to cast, how to reel in a fishing line, how to hook a fish when it bites, etc.), it is time for the last step in learning how to catch fish. After all, what good is it to master all the previous steps if you cannot land the fish you’ve hooked? Follow the steps below to maximize your chances for successful landings.
Usually the best way to land a larger fish, or one with sharp teeth is with a fishing net.
Using a fishing net is also great when learning how to catch fish, especially when you want to practice catch and release. Rubber nets are preferred for catch and release fishing because they are safer for the fish. Nets minimizes the amount you touch a fish. Learn more about of these tactics in the catch and release section.
Landed a keeper? Check out our how to fillet a fish page for tips in the preparing your catch section.
The largemouth bass is the most popular freshwater game fish in the U.S. Learn more about how you can identify a largemouth bass, where to catch it and what bait and lures to use.
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