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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

New Year’s Resolutions For Hunters

New Year’s Resolutions For Hunters

As 2017 becomes 2018 and time marches on, what are some new year’s resolutions for hunters? Practice Makes Perfect First and foremost, this new year is the year you can decide to practice with your gun more often. Now that’s kind of vague, isn’t it? “More often” could mean anything. How about we make itContinue Reading

Tips for Adjusting to Higher Altitudes

Tips for Adjusting to Higher Altitudes

Are you in the process of planning a hunting trip to Colorado? One of the things that you need to know about the state is that a lot of it sits at a very high altitude. This means that your body is likely going to feel and perform differently when you are in Colorado thanContinue 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

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

Give Dad Something He’ll Always Remember for Father’s Day – A Hunting Trip

Give Dad Something He’ll Always Remember for Father’s Day – A Hunting Trip

At this point in his life, your dad doesn’t need another new tie in his closet. He also doesn’t need another new shirt, a new coffee mug, or a new keychain that says “World’s No. 1 Dad” on it. What he does need, though, is to spend as much time as he possibly can withContinue Reading

Tips for Cooking Venison

Venison is the meat of a deer. Like beef, it can be categorized into specific cuts, including roast, sirloin, and ribs. To cook venison, both dry-heat and moist-heat methods work well. For higher-quality cuts (loins, rumps) dry-heat is best, while lesser-quality cuts do well with moist-heat cooking methods to make things such as stews andContinue Reading

What Are the Best Ways To Cook Venison

Venison is one of the most tender and flavorful wild game meats. Coming from deer, many hunters hope to kill several deer a season in order to stock a freezer full of this delicious steak-like meat. Preparing of venison is dependent upon palates of the diner. Some say you don’t have to season while othersContinue Reading