Where is the best location in Black Creek to catch some kind of fish. I love to attempt to fish but have had no luck. I like to fish with shrimp or worms. I am not good at artificial bait. I like to use a bobber, if possible, so I can see and feel when I get a bite, IF I ever get a bite. (Lol). My husband bought me a boat so I could go fishing, I go out to fish but I catch no fish. What am I doing wrong. I have been in the St. John's River, the Intercoastal Waterway, Black Creek, Ocean Pond and I only caught one (1) fish in all those times and it was a Jack. It was gray and yellow. People told me it was not good to eat. Can someone give me some sound advice before I go tomorrow and drown some bait. I looked and it is suppose to be a good day to catch fish from 7:38 a.m. To 9:38 a.m. I am driving one and a half hours to get there to fish. Wish me luck.
I would be on the water a a bit earlier then 7:38 just to see if the bite is already on. If you don't get any bites and your'e on a boat keep on moving around to different spots until you get some bites. A fish finder could help to show you the bottom structure and find good spots.
If it's allowed where you fish and you don't want to move around much, you could also try some chum to attract fish to your spot.
Good luck tomorrow and let us know if you catch a big one.
If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles.
We do have a fish finder, but I don't understand why they won't bite. We are fishing on a 25ft pontoon boat, we do not have a trolling motor as yet. Still new to all of this. What can I do to enhance my fishing knowledge. Am I using the correct bait. I don't really care what type of fish I catch as long as I can catch, take a picture and put it back in the water unless someone wants to keep them. I just love the excitement of catching the fish.
Frustrating when fishing and no bite! I've been going through the same. My solution was to bottom fish with chicken livers. Not my favorite way to fish but its does help. Caught two catfish. It felt good too get a bite and reel a fish in! Don't give up and try some different things. Good Luck!
In fishing there is a thing called "match the hatch". What this means is simply match your bait to what the fish are eating at that time at that location.
Your shrimp and worms do not normally drift around. They are normally found on the bottom. So stop using the float or change the bait to one that does drift around. Even a fish shaped soft plastic would do better under your float than a dead shrimp...me thinks.
Fish hang around structure. Use your fish finder to look for structure. If the bottom is flat, the fish will be far and few. Look for anything that stands out. Rocks, mounds, holes etc.
When you are new to fishing it is temping to cast out as far as you can, or if you have a boat, to go out to deep water. This is a mistake. You will catch more fish in shallower water close to the shore, especially if there is structure like a jetty, over hanging tree or moored boats etc.
Do you ware perfume and make up? Yes? Wash your hands with aniseed soap before you handle your bait or any of your gear (rod, reel, hooks etc.) and before you go fishing. Any good tackle store will have aniseed soap.
itsaboat mate...Life is just a boat and then ya marry one !
Hi inexperienced fisher woman. What country are you in ? On a house boat !! My idea of a good holiday specially if the fishing is good .. you say you caught a black and yellow fish and a 'jack' .. too sounds like you are in fresh water !!!!have you tried fly fishing early morn OR early evening over a bottle of wine or two.. becomes interesting in good company !!! Cheers Allfish.