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Is There a Science to Fishing?

Buzzle Staff Apr 20, 2019
Every fisherman has his own ideas about what it takes to reel in the big one. Could there be a science to it? Let's see...
Many of us have been going fishing since we were very young. But have you ever thought that there may just be a science to fishing? It sounds strange and maybe even a little weird. The signs have to be right to catch the big one, others say no, it's the right tackle or bait that lands the big one. While others truly believe it all depends on the weather.
Keep thinking, is there perhaps a real science to fishing? So, with this science of fishing idea, set out to find what if anything affects the big fish and coaxes them to bite.
There are as many experts on fishing as there are fishing stories. A few ideas are discussed here. The fish are affected by the barometric pressure, and are even able to detect changes in pressure before they occur. But according to research, it's not the fluctuating barometric pressure that affects the fish as much as it is the actual change in the weather.
How about the color of the tackle or fly you use. Does it really matter? Is there one color that is better than another? On some research it results that, in some cases, one color combination is better than another. The best color for the tackle or fly may change due to various factors, such as the level of the body of water or the time of day.
If you are fishing in deep waters, then blue is more visible to the fish. Choosing a bait based on contrast rather than color may be a better choice when trying to get the fish to bite. Black just may be the most visible color under most conditions, so it seems you can't go wrong if you have some black tackle in your box of goodies.
Chartreuse is also a good color to stick with, as it seems to be tried and true. Other combinations that have been proven are yellow-and-white and chartreuse-and-white.
This is just a small piece of research in the massive world of fishing. Hope it helps you next time while fishing!!