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How You Can Use Your Hunting Skills to Become a Better Fisherman

How You Can Use Your Hunting Skills to Become a Better Fisherman

Hunting and Fishing SkillsHere’s a radical idea: what if you used your hunting skills to… hunt fish? This is a mindset, so see if it makes sense to you and if it does, then use it.

Fishing is a form of hunting, isn’t it? Sure, most people don’t think of it that way, but you’re not most people.

So this year, when you go fishing, approach your fishing trip as if you were hunting a land animal or bird.

Treading Lightly

First, consider that fish have vibration sensors along their sides; they’re called lateral lines and they act as “fish ears.” Just like a deer can hear a twig snap in the forest, a fish can “hear” an ant drop in the water across the river. That said, they can hear when you’re around… walking. Your footsteps send them deeper down into the water because they don’t want to be stalked and caught– fish aren’t stupid. Interestingly, you can talk and they probably won’t hear you, but if your footsteps are loud, they’ll know you’re coming. So do what you can to step lightly near water.

Staying Low

Next, consider staying low to the ground to avoid skylining, which is what happens when you’re against a stark background and fish detect movement with their eyes. Crouch or crawl on your approach to the water’s edge if you can, and then cast from a kneeling position. When possible, utilize trees and/or bushes to conceal that you’re even around– thus sneaking up on the fish.

Scouting the Area

Have you ever hunted whereas you did “the pause” before entering a clearing or opening– a scouting move? Try this when you go fishing. Pause right before you decide to cast. Look around during this pause to see if you notice any cruising fish. Also check for any submerged structures or objects in the water that might help or mess up your cast. Just like you’d pause before shooting, pause before casting.

Blending With Nature

Finally, hunters wear camo. That’s a given. So fishermen should, too. Camo and/or anything drab will help you blend in with nature. With fishing (as with hunting) you don’t want to stand out– so don’t wear bright red!

Samuelson Outfitters offers both fishing and hunting trips in scenic Granby, Colorado. For more information, contact us today.

Life Lessons Taught by Hunting

Life Lessons Taught by Hunting

Hunting is one of the most popular outdoor activities in the U.S. There are about 17 million people who go hunting at least once every year. In addition, those who hunt usually bring back more than just a deer or another trophy they were on the prowl for. They also bring back valuable life lessonsContinue Reading

Things to Consider When Planning a Hunting Trip

Things to Consider When Planning a Hunting Trip

Planning a hunting trip involves a lot of things, from who you’re going with to what to bring. Many hunters choose to hunt with an outfitter/guide like Samuelson Outfitters because they appreciate the camaraderie and guidance for their “big hunt.” Here are 7 quick tips for planning a hunting trip. 1) Ask your guide aheadContinue Reading

Reasons to Display Your Big Game Trophies

Reasons to Display Your Big Game Trophies

If you spend a lot of your time hunting, then you are likely proud of the big game that you’ve been able to track down over the years. Why not display it to show off what you’ve been able to accomplish? You can hang big game trophies in your home, your business, your office, orContinue Reading

What To Do the Night Before Hunting

What To Do the Night Before Hunting

As hunting season begins, you are probably making plans for your hunt. There is plenty of preparation for you to do as the time approaches. Here’s what to do the night before hunting. Hunting preparation for most hunters actually starts weeks, if not months, before a big hunt. This is the time when you mayContinue Reading

The Importance of Hunting in Society

The Importance of Hunting in Society

There are many people who hunt for the most basic of reasons. They need to provide food for their families, and therefore, they hunt to do it. They are able to stockpile their freezers and keep everyone happy and healthy simply by going hunting. Moreover, while obtaining food is as good a reason as anyContinue Reading

How to Become a Better Bow Shooter

How to Become a Better Bow Shooter

Bow hunting provides an exciting opportunity for hunters to match skill and wits with a variety of game. The very nature of bow hunting makes it more challenging than shooting with a rifle because the range is so much shorter. Accuracy is essential for success bow hunting. Here are a few tips on how toContinue Reading

Consider a Hunting Trip for Your Bachelor Party

Consider a Hunting Trip for Your Bachelor Party

There are plenty of things that you could do for your bachelor party. For example, you and your buddies could hop on the next flight to Las Vegas and spend the weekend blowing all your money at the casino. You could also hop in the car and drive down to Florida for some fun inContinue Reading

The Advantages of Big Game Hunting in Colorado

Colorado and big game hunting just naturally go together. After all, Colorado is renowned for its mountains, wilderness, and wildlife. Here are a few reasons why you should consider big game hunting in Colorado. Elk population Do you want to hunt elk? Colorado boasts the largest elk population of any state. Our elk population isContinue Reading

Why Hunters Love to Hunt

“Why do you hunt?” It’s a question that many non-hunters ask to those who enjoy going on hunting adventures. But it’s a complicated question to answer because there are so many different responses that different hunters would have to it. Check out some of the top reasons hunters enjoy the hunting experience. It Satisfies theContinue Reading